FBI files on RevolutionTruth

Jennifer Bolen filed this request with the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America.
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From: Jennifer Bolen

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the provisions of the Privacy Act and the Freedom of Information Act. Please process this request under both regulations to release the maximum amount of materials. 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: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Mr. Bolen,

The FBI has received your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOIPA) request and it will be forwarded to the Work Process Unit (WPU) or a Single Station Team (SST) for review. Your request will be processed under the provisions of FOIPA and a response will be mailed to you at a later date.

Requests for fee waivers and expedited processing will be addressed once your request has been assigned an FOIPA request number. You will receive written notification of the FBI’s decision.

Information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy is available at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/. If you require additional assistance please contact the Public Information Officer.

Thank you,

NOTE: Please view the notice posted on our website at http://www.fbi.gov/foia/, reference a scheduled upgrade to the FBI FOIA Document Processing System (FDPS)

From: Jennifer Bolen

I believe this request meets the criteria for expedited processing under 28 CFR 16.5(d)(1)(ii) and (iii):

(ii) An urgency to inform the public about an actual or alleged federal government activity, if made by a person primarily engaged in disseminating information;

This request concerns the monitoring of citizens and foreign nationals by the government in ways that possibly violate due process and privacy rights, and is being filed in conjunction and cooperation with MuckRock, a national news organization that has reported widely on this issue.

The loss of substantial due process rights;

Relating to the possible release of information that could be useful in an ongoing related lawsuit filed to stop the NDAA (Hedges et al v Obama et al), against the indefinite detention provisions in Sec 1021 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Ms. Bolen,

The FBI has received your additional correspondence regarding your Freedom of Information Act/Privacy (FOI/PA) request and it has been forwarded to the assigned analyst for review. If appropriate, a response will be forthcoming.

Additional information regarding the Freedom of Information Act/Privacy may be accessed at http://www.fbi.gov/ or http://www.fbi.gov/foia/.

If you require additional assistance please contact me.

From: Federal Bureau of Investigation

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 7, 2012. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.

Thank you for your help.

From: Sobonya, David P.

Dear Ms. Bolen,

The above request was closed and a "NO RECORD" response letter was mailed to you on 12-31-12. Please reference FOIA #1203033-000 in future correspondence.


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