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FOIA News: How to Force Government Transparency, Even Under Trump

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How to Force Government Transparency, Even Under Trump

Rick Carp, Rolling Stone, Feb. 10, 2017

In the United States, the government is supposed to work for the people. It is, after all, in the people's name – and with their dollars – that everything is carried out, from tanks being transferred from military zones to American towns, to prisons being left to profit from mass incarceration, to soldiers being given secret, experimental treatments in an attempt to make them telepathically communicate. Since 1967, citizens have been allowed to request documentation of any government actions, thanks to a collection of laws known generally as the Freedom of Information Act.

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