History Commons

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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.

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Started: 2001
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."

Importance

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.

Activity

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.[1] The site remains readable, however, though the last edit was made in July 2016.[2]

History Commons On Wikispooks

Events

 Has historycommonsDescription
"Iran-Contra"http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=irancontraaffairA 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
2001 Anthrax attackshttp://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=2001anthraxattacksA 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 attackhttp://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=western support for islamic militancy 2848Two 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 bombingshttp://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete 911 timeline&complete 911 timeline alleged al qaeda linked attacks=complete 911 timeline 2005 7 7 london bombingsA series of coordinated attacks on London's public transport system during the morning rush hour, allegedly carried out by four Muslim suicide bombers.
9-11http://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=911 projectA 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 Tradinghttp://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete 911 timeline&before 9/11=insiderTradingA 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 incidenthttp://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a092299ryazanbomb#a092299ryazanbombMoscow 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/2006http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bilderberg/2006 1
Continuity of Governmenthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=continuity of government 1A plan for sudden change in US leadership, activated on 9-11
ECHELONhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=echelon
Hurricane Katrinahttp://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=hurricane katrina
Inslawhttp://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=inslawpromisThe Inslaw affair was a complex financial/political fraud the full dimensions of which were never uncovered, but some of which were forced onto the official record.
Nayirah al-Ṣabaḥhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity= nayirah 1A 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/Bhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=operation gladio/b 1A 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 Operationhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=townhouse operation 1The Townhouse Operation was a US deep state operation to gain leverage over US politicians.
USS Cole attackhttp://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete 911 timeline&complete 911 timeline alleged al qaeda linked attacks=USSColeBombing
United Airlines Flight 553http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a120872huntplanecrashA 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 Massacrehttp://www.history.com/topics/vietnam-war/my-lai-massacreThe systematic, cold-blooded murder and butchery of 504 vietnamese civilians including 173 children by a company of 115 US army soldiers.
Watergate couphttp://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=nixon and watergateThis 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.

Groups

 Has historycommonsDescription
"Independent Police Complaints Commission"http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=independent police complaints commission 1
"National Counterterrorism Center"http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=national counterterrorism center 1
ACLUhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=american civil liberties union
AIPAChttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=american israel public affairs committee 1A lobby which has somewhere between a lot of influence and "total control" over the US Government.
Accuracy in Mediahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=accuracy in media 1
Afghanistanhttp://www.historycommons.org/topic.jsp?topic=country afghanistan"The graveyard of empires" - Afghanistan has a reputation for undoing ambitious military ventures and humiliating would-be aggressors. Present belligerents take note.
Al-Qaedahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=al-qaedaA sketchy term that has been repeated endlessly by the corporate media. Its close connections to Western intelligence agencies are never examined. "The Brotherhood" of the modern era.
Albaniahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=albania
American-Turkish Councilhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=american-turkish council
Armeniahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=armenia 1
Association of Chief Police Officershttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=association of chief police officers 1
Austriahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=austria 1
BAE Systemshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bae systems 1A global arms company, with interests also in civilian avionics and engineering. Its subsidiaries are also involved in providing intelligence, personnel and logistics support to US/UK military.
Bank of Credit and Commerce Internationalhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bank of credit and commerce internationalThe "Bank of Crooks and Criminals International", as some nicknamed it, was a bank set up to facilitate large scale, global money laundering, mainly to support a range of black operations by intelligence agencies.
Barclays Bankhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=barclays bank 1
Bin Laden Issue Stationhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=fbi usama bin laden unit 1A particularly secret CIA station purportedly set up to try to capture and thwart Osama Bin Laden, but which appear to have been thwarting other US law enforcement officials from uncovering the 9-11 event.
Boliviahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bolivia 1
Brazilhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=brazil 1Very large and not particularly populous country which has made a priority of biofuels.
Brewster Jennings & Associateshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=brewster jennings associates 1
Brigham Young Universityhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=brigham young university 1
British Aerospacehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=british aerospace 1
Brookings Institutionhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=brookings institution
Bundestaghttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bundestag 1
CBShttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=cbs 1
CFRhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=council on foreign relationsA long established and relatively public organ of the US deep state.
CIAhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=central intelligence agencyThe most high profile of the US intelligence agencies, a covert agent of foreign policy. Funded by a 'black budget' derived from the global drug trade, the CIA is experienced at assassination, blackmail, instigating coups and other such covert deep state actions. Its scrutiny in the early 1970s however led to the development of more secure bases for the most sensitive deep state operations.
Canadahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=CanadaIf tar sands are counted, Canada possesses the 3rd largest oil reserves of any nation state.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporationhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=canadian broadcasting corporation 1
Carnegie Mellon Universityhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=carnegie mellon university 1
Centre for European Reformhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=centre for european reform 1
Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violencehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=centre for the study of terrorism and political violence 1
Chadhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=chad 1
Channel 4http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=channel 4 1UK corporate media TV station
Church Committeehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=church committee 1
College of Europehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=college of europe 1
Colombiahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=colombia 1Colombia is an important state in the trafficking of cocaine to North America.
Competitive Enterprise Institutehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=competitive enterprise institute 1A "vociferous anti-environmental" think tank.
Court of Sessionhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=court of session 1
Criminal Investigation Commandhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=criminal investigation command 1
Cubahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=cuba 1The only country in North America under the influence of the USSR during the cold war.
DEAhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=drug enforcement administration 1
Dartmouth Collegehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=dartmouth college 1
Denmarkhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=denmark 1
Electronic Privacy Information Centerhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=electronic privacy information center 1
Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=equal employment opportunity commission 1
European Commissionhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=european commission 1The executive body of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing day-to-day business.
European Parliamenthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=european parliament 1
FBIhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=federal bureau of investigationFormerly focused on "law enforcement", the Federal Bureau of Investigation has since 2013 been officially prioritising "national security". Director for life J. Edgar Hoover used it for multiple purposes over the decades - most notably muckraking for information to be used later as blackmail material.
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporationhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=federal deposit insurance corporation 1
Federal Election Commissionhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=federal election commission 1
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People

 Has historycommonsDescription
Mahmoud Abbashttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mahmoud abbas 1
Rajaa Gulum Abbashttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=rajaa gulum abbas
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallabhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=umar farouk abdulmutallab 1The Underwear bomber
Agha Hasan Abedihttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=agha hasan abedi 1
Roman Abramovichhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=roman abramovich 1
Bella Abzughttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bella abzug 1
Dean Achesonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=dean acheson 1
Mike Adamshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mike adams 1
David Addingtonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=david s. addingtonThe "most powerful man you’ve never heard of" (2006) who was an energetic supporter of torture under George W. Bush.
Sheldon Adelsonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=sheldon adelson 1Multi-billionaire pro-Israel US sponsor of the US government
Kamal Adhamhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=turki bin faisal
Philip Ageehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=philip agee 1
Mahmoud Ahmadinejadhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mahmoud ahmadinejad 1
Mahmud Ahmedhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mahmood ahmed
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmedhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=nafeez mosaddeq ahmed 1
Fouad Ajamihttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=fouad ajami 1
Marwan Al-Shehhihttp://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=complete 911 timeline&the alleged 9/11 hijackers=marwanAlshehhi
Nawaf Alhazmihttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=nawaf alhazmi
Clifford Allenhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=clifford allen 1
Randolph Alleshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=randolph alles 1
Graham Allisonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=graham allison 1
Khalid Almihdharhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=khalid almihdhar
George Alogoskoufishttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=george alogoskoufis 1
Philip Alstonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=philip alston 1
Roger Altmanhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=roger altman 1
Julian Ameryhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=julian amery 1MI6, deep politician who chaired Le Cercle for several years.
Aldrich Ameshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=aldrich ames 1
Jack Andersonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=jack anderson 1
James Jesus Angletonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=james angleton 1"The dominant counterintelligence figure in the non-communist world", according to Richard Helms, DCI.
Joe Arpaiohttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=joe arpaio 1
Michael Ashcrofthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=michael ashcroft 1
Julian Assangehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=julian assange 1A "hacktivist" of mysterious background, whose website, Wikileaks, has been the conduit for a lot of whistleblowing. His pronounced disinterest in 9/11 is particularly notable.
Haroon Rashid Aswathttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=haroon rashid aswat 1
Mohamed Attahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mohamed attaOne of the 19 hijackers blamed for 9-11.
Lorie Van Aukenhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=lorie van auken 1
Kelly Ayottehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=kelly ayotte 1
Paolo Baffihttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=paolo baffi 1
Norman Baileyhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=norman bailey 1
Sheila Bairhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=sheila bair 1
Howard Bakerhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=howard baker 1
Mike Bakerhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mike baker 1
Fayez Banihammadhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=fayez ahmed banihammad
John Perry Barlowhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=john perry barlow 1
Kevin Barretthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=kevin barrett 1An academic and 9-11/Dissident.
Shamil Basayevhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=shamil basayev 1
Evan Bayhhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=evan bayh 1
Zdeněk Bažanthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=zdenek bazant 1
Margaret Becketthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=margaret beckett 1
Herman K. Beebehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=herman k beebe 1Jailed in connection with the US savings and loan fraud.
Menachem Beginhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=menachem begin
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A document sourced from History Commons

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)
File:The Assassinations of the 1960s.pdfessayJFK Assassination
MLK Assassination
RFK Assassination
17 October 2008Peter Dale Scott
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