Have you heard of the American Freedom of Information Act? The press here would get hold of your Purple Secret, and they'd publish it. Even if they heard a rumor about it they'd investigate. Nothing could block publication. If someone tried to kill the reporter, they'd publicize that, too. They'd get everybody worked up about it calling their congressmen and senators. Soon the President would have to publish an official report about it. In other words, you couldn't keep the secret.
One major reasons that I want to enter the MLIS field is that I want to strengthen availability and access to public records. The recent fed. govt. memo about FOIA is a good start. MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES SUBJECT: Freedom of Information Act A democracy requires accountability, and accountability requires transparency. As Justice Louis Brandeis wrote, "sunlight is said to be the best of disinfectants."
The Black Vault is a massive research center archiving what the U.S. government is trying to hide... from YOU. One of the biggest sections on The Black Vault is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Government Document archive, spanning more than 650,000 pages of material. You can also view other case files such as: UFOs, Paranormal and Military Activity etc.
Con Foia un argine alla corruzione cosi dice Cantone Roma - "Con l'accesso civico generalizzato, il c.d. Foia (Freedom of Information Act), ci sarà un ulteriore controllo sull'operato delle amministrazioni. E la trasparenza è certamente l'argine princi
Wednesday, WikiLeaks released details pertaining to a highly secretive, multinational trade agreement called the Trans-Pacific Partnership, ...warning that passage of NAFTA-esque trade agreement could have serious impact on internet freedom, innovation, medicine, civil liberty
This Graphic Explains How to File a Freedom of Information Act Request
Obama is a big enough fan of his White House beer (and beer in general) that he's now carrying it on the campaign bus and occasionally handing out bottles of it. While it may in fact be a great brew, we don't really know for sure since most of us have never tried it.