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For proving that love for others, regardless of creed, gender or skin color, is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out in an Oslo square on Thursday against the violent dogma of mass killer Anders Breivik. They are our Truthdiggers of the Week.For proving that love for others is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out against violence and dogma as our Truthdiggers of the Week.

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What would it be like if activists were to spend the next several months developing, articulating and organizing toward a major national mortgage and student loan strike? Such a loan strike would be slated to begin on some specific preannounced date in the intermediate future. Why not, say, on Oct. 1, 2012, right in the middle of the next presidential campaign?Tyrannies all over the world exist in the ironclad certainty that people are nothing more than meat on sticks.

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Activist Anna Hazare has agreed to end his nearly two-week-long hunger strike on Sunday morning after India's finance minister announced that the general sentiment in parliament is to support the strict anti-corruption policies Hazare is demanding. (more)

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In a move that seems more apropos to the "girlie men" critique that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once used against opponents, Iran has published an image of a student activist in Islamic chador and maghnaeh in an attempt to humiliate the man.

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The current global economic crisis is not just another roller-coaster ride. Many sane and sober observers fear that the international locomotive of corporatism is going off the rails. Is this a necessary crisis of the capitalist system, determined by the self-destruction and self-renovation of a perpetual motion machine?

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