More than 600 people showed up at Waiakea High School in Hilo to hear the Democratic congresswoman speak about homelessness, decriminalizing marijuana, health care, Syria, North Korea and other topics.
From politicians who went against the grain to activists who risked their lives for a cause, our most popular Truthdiggers serve as a reminder to stand up for justice in the face of adversity. (Pictured here, David Archambault II, tribal chairman of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota and a leader in the Dakota Access pipeline fight.)
Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, activist-philosopher Cornel West and others joined the water protectors in celebration of news on Sunday that the Dakota Access pipeline will not pass through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. Pictured, one of the demonstrators.
Over 3,000 veterans are backed by prominent progressives as peaceful action on behalf of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe gets underway.
"Let's stop this savage injustice being committed right here at home. If not us, who? If not now, when?"
Journalists are weighing the positives and negatives of news that President-elect Donald Trump is considering Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, who supported Bernie Sanders during the primaries, for a position in his Cabinet.
Trump is angling to include a woman of color—a former critic—among his administration's highest ranks. The president-elect is also mulling candidates for big Cabinet appointments, including onetime campaign rival Ben Carson.
Truthdig covered the NoDAPL protest from August 2016 to February 2017-- when the protest camps were closed. Now, we are documenting what's next.
The Hawaii congresswoman defied Democratic leaders and resigned as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could promote the senator for president. Why? Because we need "a commander in chief who has foresight" and "exercises good judgment."
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii announced her decision Sunday morning on "Meet the Press."