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The Memory Hole

Launch date > 10 July 2002

Purpose > The Memory Hole exists to preserve and spread material that is in danger of being lost, is hard to find, or is not widely known. 

This includes:

• Government files

• Corporate memos

• Court documents (incl. lawsuits and transcripts)

• Police reports and eyewitness statements

• Congressional testimony

• Reports (governmental and non-governmental)

• Maps, patents, Web pages

• Photographs, video, and sound recordings

• News articles

• Books (and portions of books)

The emphasis is on material that exposes things that we’re not supposed to know (or that we’re supposed to forget).

Funding > The Memory Hole is funded entirely out of Russ’ own shallow pockets, including the money that readers like you graciously tuck into those pockets. It contains no e-commerce, subscriber areas, or ads (except for the obvious self-promotion of those books written or edited by Russ). It does not receive funding from foundations.


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Enforcement notices deleted by APHIS. More information:  http://www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis/  Source: Delcianna Winders & others
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Annual reports filed by labs that experiment on animals. Deleted by APHIS. More info:  www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis/  
Mirror: APHIS Inspection Reports
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Inspection reports of animal facilities deleted by APHIS. More info: www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis/  NOTE: Not all files in these items are shown in the preview; examine the "show all files" option to browse everything uploaded for that location.
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A mirror of the documents (currently missing) from the "proactive disclosure" page of ICE's FOIA site: https://www.ice.gov/foia/proactive
Topics: ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, DHS, Department of Homeland Security, FOIA
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For more info, see www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/snyder-flint-email January 2016 release February 2016 release March 2016 release June 2016 release
Topics: Flint, Michigan, water, emails
18,000-page FOIA release to Sierra Club from EPA regarding Scott Pruitt's schedule and external communications. This is a mirror of the documents posted here: https://foiaonline.regulations.gov/foia/action/public/view/request?objectId=090004d28139d100 NY Times article about the documents: www.nytimes.com/2018/05/07/climate/epa-pruitt-emails-secrecy.html " But a new cache of emails offer a detailed look inside the agency’s aggressive efforts to conceal his activities as a public servant....
Topics: EPA, Scott Pruitt, Sierra Club, FOIA, secrecy, corporations
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Part of the release of 911 calls on 9/11. For more info and recordings, see www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/911-911-calls
Topics: 9/11, 911, September 11, FDNY, NYPD
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White House visitor logs from the Obama administration, ordered by last name. For more info, see  this page at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: White House, visitor logs, Obama
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Part of the release of 911 calls on 9/11. For more info and recordings, see www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/911-911-calls
Topics: 9/11, 911, September 11, FDNY
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Part of the release of 911 calls on 9/11. For more info and recordings, see www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/911-911-calls
Topics: 9/11, 911, September 11, NYPD
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US Tribal Constitutions - Alaska More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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US Tribal Constitutions - Pacific More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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The FBI's entire main (Headquarters) file on Martin Luther King, Jr. (16,600+ pages) -- posted online for the first time by the original Memory Hole. More info: www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/mlk-complete-fbi-file
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Topics: FBI, MLK, civil rights
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by Fire Department of New York
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The Fire Department of New York's radio dispatches from the morning and early afternoon of 9/11. For over three years, they fought in court to keep these recordings secret but were finally forced to release them in August 2005. The audio CDs were obtained and ripped to MP3 by The Memory Hole, then posted here. For more information, see: thememoryhole2.org/blog/all-available-ny-fire-dept-dispatch-tapes-from-911
Topics: 9/11, FDNY
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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Correspondence and Submissions Relating to CellPro March-In Petition             Correspondence Documents 1.     March 3, 1997     Original Petition from CellPro (Request that NIH excercise march-in procedures)                 Exhibits A, B, C, D 2.     March 21, 1997     Letter from Dr. Wendy Baldwin to Mr. Ronald R. Peterson (Notification to Johns Hopkins University of CellPro petition) 3.     March 24, 1997     Letter from Mr. Robert B. Lanman to Mr....
Topics: NIH, CellPro, FOIA
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More info: www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/sec-clinton-schedules
Topics: Hillary Clinton, State Department, Associated Press, FOIA
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On March 16, 2016, The Intercept posted this batch of files from the Snowden leak. Specifically, it contains 166 articles - many still classified, all previously unreleased - from SIDtoday, an internal online newsletter at NSA. This is the first of what is promised to be many releases. Specifically, this batch is said to contain every article from SIDtoday for the period March 31, 2003 (when the newsletter started) through June 30, 2003, plus selected articles from the rest of 2003 (Dec 24)....
Topics: NSA, SIDtoday, intelligence, spying, Snowden, The Intercept
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Police officer reports for the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct 1, 2017.  For further info and all of these files as one big PDF, see:   www.altgov2.org/las-vegas-shooting-statements
Topics: Las Vegas shooting, Mandalay shooting, Stephen Paddock
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EPA release of documents re: Volkswagen emissions rigging. FOIA request (EPA-HQ-2015-011001) filed by Jeff Plungis of Bloomberg News, September 22, 2015: "Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, 5 U.S.C. Section 552 et seq.("FOIA"), I request access to and copies of e-mails and documents sent between the Environmental Protection Agency and employees, executives or directors at Volkswagen AG regarding a technology that turns off emission controls in diesel-equipped VW Beetle,...
Topics: Volkswagen, EPA, emissions, FOIA
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APHIS 2007 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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These are the FOIA-released documents behind Politco's Clinton Foundation exposé by Kenneth P. Vogel. More details at The Memory Hole 2: www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/politico-clinton-foundation
Topics: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Clinton Foundation, Politico, Kenneth Vogel, FOIA, General Services...
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The Iraq Inquiry (aka, the Chilcot Report). www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/chilcot-report
Topics: Iraq War, Britain, Tony Blair, George W. Bush
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US Tribal Constitutions - Midwest More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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Tribal Constitutions - Eastern US More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
Part of the release of 911 calls on 9/11. For more info and recordings, see www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/911-911-calls
Topics: 9/11, 911, September 11, FDNY, NYPD, EMS
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Part of the release of 911 calls on 9/11. For more info and recordings, see www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/911-911-calls
Topics: 9/11, 911, September 11, FDNY, EMS
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See: www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/turing Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0 .
Topics: Alan Turing, GCHQ, Enigma, WWII, cryptography
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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YIPL/TAP newsletter, original run (issues 1-91, 1971-1984). Founded by Abbie Hoffman, this is the original underground publication about phone phreaking (hacking the phone system).
Topics: YIPL, TAP, phone phreaking, hacking, Abbie Hoffman, Yippies
Mirror: APHIS Inspection Reports
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Dozens of APHIS Inspections of Breeders
Topics: APHIS, animal welfare
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APHIS 2003 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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Mirror of the files here: https://www.dhs.gov/publication/cve-grants-awarded Mirrored by AltGov2
Topics: Homeland Security, Countering Violent Extremism
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Part of the release of 911 calls on 9/11. For more info and recordings, see www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/911-911-calls
Topics: 9/11, 911, September 11, NYPD
A mirror of the documents posted here: https://www.osha.gov/dep/fatcat/dep_fatcat_archive.html OSHA-reported fatalities and catastrophes involving workers on the job, from May 2009 to April 2017.
Topics: OSHA, Department of Labor, worker safety, worker deaths
Filing in the lawsuit YIANNOPOULOS, MILO vs. SIMON & SCHUSTER, INC. Manuscript of Dangerous with edits and comments from editor Mitchell Ivers.
Topics: Milo Yiannopoulos, Simon and Schuster, Dangerous, lawsuit
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APHIS 2006 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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APHIS 2002 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
Videos from Facebook livestream by Marta Martinez: www.facebook.com/marta.v.martinez.3 Taken in the immediate aftermath of Border Patrol fatally shooting Claudia Patricia Gómez González of Guatemala in Rio Bravo TX, 23 May 2018. Background Info: www.cnn.com/2018/05/25/us/texas-border-patrol-shooting/index.html
Topics: Border Patrol, immigration
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Witness statements for the Las Vegas mass shooting on Oct 1, 2017. For further info and all of these files as one big PDF, see: www.altgov2.org/las-vegas-shooting-statements
Topics: Las Vegas shooting, Mandalay shooting, Stephen Paddock
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US Tribal Constitutions - Western More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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APHIS 2000 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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APHIS 2004 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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For info, see: thememoryhole2.org/blog/norad-usnorthcom-911-audio
Topics: 9/11, NORAD, USNORTHCOM, US Northern Command
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www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/katrina-sitreps
Topics: FEMA, Hurricane Katrina, sitreps, Situational Reports, deleted
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EPA release of documents re: Volkswagen emissions rigging. FOIA request (EPA-HQ-2015-011001) filed by Joel Schectman of Reuters, September 30, 2015: " We are requesting all correspondence, including but not limited to emails, documents, and files between Volkswagen and the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, as well as the National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory (NVFEL) regarding emissions from VW’s light duty diesel vehicles from 2009 until present."
Topics: Volkswagen, EPA, emissions, FOIA
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US Tribal Constitutions - Southern Plains More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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APHIS 2001 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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A mirror of the Exxon documents obtained by Inside Climate News and posted here: https://insideclimatenews.org/search_documents?topic=All&project=41124&keywords=
Topics: Exxon, ExxonMobil, oil, pollution, climate change, global warming
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From the Chicago Department of Aviation. One of two audio recordings released in response to multiple open-records requests regarding the beating of David Dao on United Airlines 3411 on April 9, 2017 For more videos, audio, and documents, see  this page at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: United Airlines, David Dao, beating, Chicago
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US Tribal Constitutions - Midwest
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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From the Chicago Department of Aviation. One of two audio recordings released in response to multiple open-records requests regarding the beating of David Dao on United Airlines 3411 on April 9, 2017 For more videos, audio, and documents, see  this page at The Memory Hole 2 .
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Topics: aphis, regulations, federal, violation, animal, enforcement, valid, violator, nisi, iolation
Senate Judiciary Committee: Materials from Inquiry into Circumstances Surrounding Trump Tower Meeting Released May 16, 2018 A mirror of the files originally posted here: www.judiciary.senate.gov/press/releases/materials-from-inquiry-into-circumstances-surrounding-trump-tower-meeting
Topics: Trump, Russia, Senate Judiciary Committee
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APHIS 2005 annual reports from research facilities www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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APHIS annual reports from research facilities in the first few years of the 2000s. www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/aphis-annual-reports
Topics: USDA, APHIS, animals, experimentation
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Tribal Constitutions - Eastern Oklahoma More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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BHAGAVAN ANTLE (#56 C 0116)
Topics: inspection, veterinary, usda, ihe, nary, offic, rounine, odor, bok, thal, inspection report, animal...
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Jacob Wetterling homicide investigation files.
Topics: Jacob Wetterling, murder, crime, Minnesota
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US Tribal Constitutions - Northwest More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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US Tribal Constitutions - Southwest More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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NATURAL BRIDGE ZOO (#52 C 0035)
Topics: inspection, usda, paje, haaklli, servkia, ihe, epical, urited, vete, mational
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Maine Governor LePage's binder of drug arrestees. Backstory: www.aclumaine.org/en/press-releases/aclu-responds-governors-binder-full-drug-dealers
Topics: Maine, LePage, drug dealers, public records, ACLU
Posted by The Memory Hole 2: See:  www.thememoryhole2.org/castile
Topics: Castile, Yanez, police, shooting
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Ads on Facebook bought by Russian operatives, 2016. See: www.altgov2.org/russian-fb-ads
Topics: Facebook, Russia, 2016 election
Dozens of APHIS notices of violations and enforcement actions related to horse shows, exhibitions, or auctions.
Topics: APHIS, horses, animal welfare
Mirror: APHIS Inspection Reports
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JOE SCHREIBVOGEL (#73 C 0139)
Topics: inspection, trailame, usda, roltiine, servkia, icjentifted, ihe, protocois, nary, thrs
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by Port Authority of New York
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Port Authority Radio Repeater Transcript from 9/11. This is a PDF file released along with the FDNY and Port Authority audio from that day. More info is here:
Topics: 9/11, Port Authority
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KORD MCGUIRE (#31 C 0031)
Topics: inspection, kirkwood, conducted, roumne, usda, paje, comuunrry, haaklli, servkia, nary
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More info: thememoryhole2.org/blog/gitmo-tribunals-hvd
Topics: Defense Department, War on Terror, Guanantamo, detainees
JUNGLE ADVENTURES INC. (#58 C 0075)
Topics: inspection, trailame, usda, roltiine, servkia, icjentifted, ihe, protocois, nary, thrs
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US Tribal Constitutions - Rocky Mountains More constitutions and background info at The Memory Hole 2 .
Topics: Native Americans, Indians, tribes, consitutions, articles of incorporation
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Posted by the National Archives (NARA) in their Electronic FOIA Reading Room circa May 27, 2016. https://www.archives.gov/foia/donald-trump-selective-service-draft-card.html From NARA about the draft card: "Selective Service SSS Form 1-A for Donald John Trump, June 24, 1964; Selective Service System. New York City Headquarters. 1940-1975, Record Group 147, Records of the Nation Archives and Records Administration; National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, MO. (digital scanned...
Topics: Donald Trump, draft, Selective Service, Vietnam war
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A mirror of the internal documents (1977-1989) about climate change and pollution that Exxon uploaded here: http://corporate.exxonmobil.com/en/shareholder-archive/supporting-materials
Topics: Exxon, climate change, global warming, fossil fuels, emissions, CO2
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See: www.thememoryhole2.org/blog/trump-foundation-docs
Topics: Trump, Trump Foundation