Congratulations to Disinformation Editor-At-Large Russ Kick for being one of Utne Reader‘s “50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World”:
“I don’t foresee a day when there is true government transparency,” says Russ Kick, editor of TheMemoryHole. org.
“It’s just not in the nature of government.” So, in lieu of the end of secrecy, Kick tenaciously ticks off small victories, such as finding an IRS guide to prosecuting money laundering, buried in the Federal Depository Library, and using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to unearth photographs of U.S. military prisons.
Since 2002 Kick has preserved hundreds of cultural artifacts, including that five-minute clip of President Bush reading to schoolchildren .. an aide whispered to him that the nation was under siege.
Kick edits a series of anthologies for Disinformation, a radical media organization.
In November, look for an updated edition of 2001’s You Are Being Lied To, called (appropriately) You Are Still Being Lied To. The best you hope for, Kick says, is that an inspired citizen files an FOIA request of his or her own.