|A collaborative research site, collecting and organising facts from the corporate media. Data used to be publicly exportable, but that feature is no longer available. The site is famous for its very detailed 9/11 timeline by Paul Thompson.|
Founders: Derek Mitchell, Michael Bevin
Owner: Center for Grassroots Oversight
In its own words:
"To provide a means for members of civil society to monitor the activities of powerful entities, such as governments, large corporations, and wealthy and influential individuals."
History Commons is a website that documents events and issues of great social and political significance, focusing primarily on events from the 1970s on. It was originally sponsored by The Global Center and is now operated by the Center for Grassroots Oversight. The website was previously named Center for Cooperative Research, and was located at cooperativeresearch.org.
History Commons has a pretty high threshold for inclusion, giving it a high reputation for reliability. Compared to Wikispooks, it is more wedded to commercially-controlled media. In this respect it is similar to Wikipedia, but it is not subject to the same censorship, so it has details about a number of events such 2001 Mexican legislative assembly attack, which are completely missing on Wikipedia. If you are creating a new page here, it is good to include a reference to historycommons if one is available.
As of September 2016, the site appears to be semi-dormant; fatal errors are being attended to, but new material was no longer being added. The site's most recent tweet, from 6 January 2014, was a request for funds and the main site features an "urgent" request for funds. The site remains readable, however, though the last edit was made in July 2016.
By 2021 the website is inactive and possibly due to severe funding issues may not come online again.
History Commons On Wikispooks
|"Iran-Contra"||http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=irancontraaffair||A drug trafficking/weapons smuggling operation carried out in the 1980s with the approval of the top of the US government.|
|"War on Drugs"||http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=war on drugs 1||A social control strategy that provides a lot of off-the-books funding for the US Deep state in particular. As a strategy of tension, it has served to scapegoat minorities and is used as a pretext for social militarization and the removal of civil liberties.|
|2001 Anthrax attacks||http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=2001anthraxattacks||A week after 9/11, weaponised anthrax spores was sent from a US lab to media offices and to two U.S. Senators who were obstructing the rollback of civil liberties. A $100M FBI investigation concluded that posthumously blamed a "lone nut" researcher. In 2015, the FBI head of the investigation sued the US Attorney General alleging that exculpating evidence had been withheld.|
|2001 Mexican legislative assembly attack||http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=western support for islamic militancy 2848||Two Israelis caught with false passports grenades, explosives and guns in the Mexican parliament a month after 9-11. Later released without charge. Western corporate media uninterested.|
|2005 London bombings||http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete 911 timeline&complete 911 timeline alleged al qaeda linked attacks=complete 911 timeline 2005 7 7 london bombings||A series of coordinated attacks on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour, allegedly carried out by four Muslim suicide bombers.|
|9-11||http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=911 project||A complex and spectacular set of events in New York and Washington. The US government was quick to blame Al Qaeda, though no evidence of guilt was presented and there is much suspicion about what Al Qaeda really is. In the USA 9-11 assisted the Patriot Act's roll back of civil liberties, the stepping up of domestic surveillance and the financial advancement of the military industrial complex. Abroad 9-11 helped launched wars on Iraq and Afghanistan that had been planned long before.|
|9-11/Insider Trading||http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete 911 timeline&before 9/11=insiderTrading||A mound of evidence points to insider trading. However, the 9/11 Commission decided not to investigate the matter and the SEC destroyed important records.|
|9-99/Ryazan incident||http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a092299ryazanbomb#a092299ryazanbomb||Moscow FSB officers discovered wiring up what looked like a bomb in the basement of a building by night. Local FSB unaware. Claimed to be a terror drill but no documentation was presented. Instead documents were sealed and discussion of it prohibited in the Duma.|
|Bilderberg/2006||http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bilderberg/2006 1||54th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests|
|Hurricane Katrina||http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=hurricane katrina|
|Inslaw||http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=inslawpromis||Complex financial/political fraud the full dimensions of which were never uncovered, but some of which were forced onto the official record.|
|Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥ||http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity= nayirah 1||A spectacular and effective stunt in a $10 million propaganda campaign orchestrated by the Kuwaiti government, which may well have swung the balance in what was a close congressional vote on the use of the US military against the Iraqi invasion.|
|Operation Gladio/B||http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=operation gladio/b 1||A development of Operation Gladio to help roll out the "war on terror" by promoting US/NATO-sponsored false flag attacks to be blamed on "Muslim terrorists".|
|Townhouse Operation||http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=townhouse operation 1||The Townhouse Operation was a US deep state operation to gain leverage over US politicians.|
|USS Cole attack||http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete 911 timeline&complete 911 timeline alleged al qaeda linked attacks=USSColeBombing||Supposed "terrorist attack", attributed to Al Qaeda. Possibly a false flag.|
|United Airlines Flight 553||http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a120872huntplanecrash||A plane crash which ended the life of the wife of E. Howard Hunt, suspected by some to have been an assassination.|
|Vietnam War/My Lai Massacre||http://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/my-lai-massacre||The systematic, cold-blooded murder, butchery and rape of 504 Vietnamese civilians including 173 children by a company of 115 US army soldiers.|
|Watergate coup||http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=nixon and watergate||This is framed by the official narrative as a simple case of political corruption, one which proves that "the system works", since the powerful perpetrator was caught - if not actually brought to justice, since outgoing president Nixon was immediately pardoned by his successor, Gerald Ford. In fact it may well have been the outworking of a deeper political power struggle at work.|
A document sourced from History Commons
|File:The Assassinations of the 1960s.pdf||essay||JFK Assassination|
|17 October 2008||Peter Dale Scott|