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Ron Ridenhour Prizes

Honoring the Courageous Truth-Tellers

Joe Newman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Joe Newman

This week, it's a good time to remember Ron Ridenhour. He refused to let the horrors of My Lai get covered-up by a military brass that just wanted the story buried and forgotten.

Dear Daniel Ellsberg

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

When I faced a crisis of conscience, to tell what I knew because it needed to be told, coming to realize I was risking at the least my job if not jail, I remembered the Pentagon Papers from 1971 you risked the same and more to release.

A Prize for Simply Doing What's Right

Wendell Potter | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics
Wendell Potter

The honor of a prize for those "who speak truth to power" is ironically unfortunate. The need to speak such truth at all, to illustrate how selfish profit motives too frequently take precedence over the health care needs of real people, remains a tragedy.