Department of Defense files on RevolutionTruth
|Submitted||Nov. 7, 2012|
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From: Jennifer Bolen
To Whom It May Concern:
This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:
I request copies of any and all reports, including social media reports, correspondence, documents, emails, files, letters, memos, tapes, cds, audio, video, electronic, and/or other records about, related to, or referencing RevolutionTruth and/or RevolutionTruth.org, formerly known as "3WC World Wide Wiki Citizens." I prefer to receive the requested record in the electronic format in which it was created and/or is maintained.
RevolutionTruth, (www.revolutiontruth.org, https://www.facebook.com/revolutiontruth, https://www.facebook.com/groups/revolutiontruthcomm/, https://twitter.com/RevTruth) is an organization initially formed in support of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, Bradley Manning and whistleblowers in general. The organization and our members have written letters, conducted campaigns in support of WikiLeaks and Pfc Bradley Manning and produced short films and live panel discussions. Members have worked on campaigns with the Bradley Manning Support Network (www.bradleymanning.org). We also function as an alternative news organization, having produced videoarchived live panel discussions on the subjects of WikiLeaks and cyber whistleblowing, the Occupy Movement and the Black Bloc, and on the National Defense Authorization Act. Panelists have included former WikiLeaks staff members and military whistleblowers. The organization was in the process of producing a panel series on the Arab Spring and global revolution when the series had to be shelved due to a chilling effect on free speech in the USA under a provision in the 2012 NDAA. Confirmed panelists in the Global Spring series included activists and revolutionaries in the Middle East, including Tunisians and Egyptians, and self-proclaimed members of Anonymous who had assisted in keeping Egyptians online during the fall of the Mubarak regime. We were also in discussions with citizens of Libya, Yemen, and Palestine (including supporters of Hamas) working to include them as panelists in this series, prior to its being suspended.
To simplify your search for material related to our request we are able to define the
following time periods:
Our organization was known under the name "3WC World Wide Wiki Citizens" from 12/11/2010 to 1/31/2011.
Our work was hosted by the website www.support-julian-assange.com from 12/27/2010 to 01/31/2011.
We continued our work under the name Revolution Truth from 2011-01-31 to date, with our main outlet being our homepage www.revolutiontruth.org.
Since April 2011 we connect to, and communicate with, our supporters via the social networking services Facebook and Twitter.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.
Jennifer Ann Bolen (aka Tangerine)
Executive Director, RevolutionTruth
From: Aldorfer, Susan CIV WHS-ESD
Dear Ms. Bolen,
This is in response to your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, as stated below. Your request was received in this office and assigned FOIA case number 13-F-0119.
As you may not know, there is no central FOIA processing point for the entire Federal Government or for the Department of Defense (DoD). Within DoD, each component/service is responsible for processing requests for records related to their own organization. This office, for example, only processes FOIA requests for records related to the Office of Secretary of Defense and the Joint Staff (OSD/JS). We are not aware of a connection between the requested information and this office.
We note that you are requesting surveillance/intelligence types of records. Please understand that OSD/JS does not perform those kinds of activities and therefore, does not maintain those kinds of records.
We regret that we are unable to be of further assistance. This action closes your request in this office.
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