Who made your week by speaking truth to power, blowing the whistle or standing up to injustice?

Truthdigger of the Week is a feature in which we recognize a person or group that made a difference.

See past winners here. Nominate this week’s winner here.

Last week, we recognized former secretary of labor Robert Reich, a product of the most influential institutions of our country who has served in three administrations. But despite being entrenched within the system for the majority of his career, Reich uses his powers for good. Check out our transcript of the talk he gave at an Occupy L.A. teach-in with Truthdig editor Robert Scheer.

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