Saturday, October 8, 2011

Kitchen becomes FOIA factory

The kitchen counter turned out to be the best place to organize about 100 FOIA requests that I dropped in the mail today. The FOIAs are aimed at getting copies of government contracts related to democracy promotion and civil society projects work in Cuba. The letters are in a public Google Docs folder in case you want to see them. Also on Google Docs are more than 140 federal audits that I've been going through to find Cuba money. There's a brief explanation and links at the Cuba Money Project's FOIA Tracker. More to come.

4 comments:

thisoldanvil said...

Do you really have to call it "democracy work?"

Tracey Eaton said...

nobody agrees on what to call the programs. some call it democracy work. others say it's building civil society. then there's: undermining the socialist government. trying to topple the socialist government. take your pick. I am going to stick closer to what the State Department and USAID call these things, and let others elaborate from there. feel free to weigh in on what you'd call them.

Antonio said...

Thank you for doing this, bringing scrutiny on all this. I don't know what I would call them.

Tracey Eaton said...

Thanks, Antonio. We'll see if the FOIAs produce any new information. Tracey