John Lindsay-Poland's blog
Last Thursday evening, the San Francisco Human Rights Commission held a remarkable hearing on the human rights impacts of the drug war. Thirteen experts and more than two dozen members of the public gave cogent and powerful testimony.
I have been crunching some numbers lately, in an attempt to pull together different forms of U.S. military aid, spending and sales in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The following graphs come from putting together four streams of data, by country and region, from 2000 through 2011 (through 2010 for arms sales):
This session will address how to use the Freedom of Information Act as a means to obtain key documents and information about U.S. military activities. The two resources are the Freedom of Information Act Guide and link to the webinar on using FOIA.
This section will develop practice for preparing for and conducting interviews of people who may be allies in your activism and people in government and the military. You will identify persons to interview, prepare questions, and hopefully, conduct an interview as part of your practice.
Online Government Sources
In this session we focus on using online sources, including some US government-issued reports, to research US military programs. Our focus will be international programs, and specifically military training and arms sales.
Reading / Listening assignments:
Defining your research project or task