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  • AWTT Focusing on Narrative Activism

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    It is the mission of Americans Who Tell the Truth to encourage all of us to discover true stories, stories that help us engage in the life and health of our communities, stories that align our ideals with our actions.
  • David Swanson: "War in Syria will not be won"

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    David Swanson takes apart the public rationale for war with Syria: "The debate over chemical weapons, itself, is framed by the lie that a law against chemical weapons can be enforced by one nation attacking another."
  • Peter Ludlow on Whistleblowing and Hacktivism

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    Read Peter Ludlow's thoughtful exploration of the morality of the new generation of leakers, whistleblowers, and hacktivists. The post, titled "The Banality of Systemic Evil" was published in The New York Times on September 15, 2013.Writes Ludlow, "Clearly, there is a moral principle at work in the actions of the leakers, whistle-blowers and hacktivists and those who support them.
  • Seeking the Balance: Individual vs. Community

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    The individual has a responsibility to think of and care about community. This is no small task and it belongs to all of us – parents, teachers, community members. How will you make this idea come alive in your life?
  • John Queally's Interview with Robert Shetterly

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    In an interview with Common Dreams, Robert Shetterly says that he began painting the portrait of Edward Snowden almost immediately after seeing the first interview Snowden gave to journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras.
  • Daily Show's Jessica Williams Frisks White Collar Crime

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    Frisky Business - Jessica Williams Reporting live from "business Harlem," Jessica Williams reveals that white-collar crime is disproportionately committed by people who fit a certain profile.
  • Rob Shetterly Discusses the Power of Art with Nancy Harris Frohlich

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    Robert Shetterly discusses the power of art with Nancy Harris Frohlich.
  • Media Perspectives on Bradley Manning

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    A few media perspectives on Bradley Manning, from Glenn Greenwald to David Carr.
  • Meditations While Painting Edward Snowden

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    The day after I read & watched the video of Glenn Greenwald's interview with Edward Snowden in a hotel room in Hong Kong, I began to paint Snowden's portrait for the Americans Who Tell the Truth project.
  • Bill Bigelow on How Textbooks Continue to Keep the Pentagon Papers a Secret

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    Bill Bigelow teaches students a moment that might have been, when the U.S. had a chance to support a unified, independent Vietnam and the importance of Daniel Ellsberg's release of the Pentagon Papers.