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."

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.[1]


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.[2] The site remains readable, however, though the last edit was made in July 2016.[3]

By 2021 the website is inactive and possibly due to severe funding issues may not come online again.[4]

History Commons On Wikispooks


 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 1A 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 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 aware but 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 154th Bilderberg, held in Canada. 133 guests
Hurricane Katrinahttp://www.historycommons.org/project.jsp?project=hurricane katrina
Inslawhttp://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=inslawpromisComplex 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=USSColeBombingSupposed "terrorist attack", attributed to Al Qaeda. Possibly a false flag.
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, butchery and rape 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.


 Has historycommonsDescription
"Independent Police Complaints Commission"http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=independent police complaints commission 1A group interested in complaints about the UK police
"National Counterterrorism Center"http://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=national counterterrorism center 1In 2004, succeeded the "Terrorist Threat Integration Center" ...
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 1A shady non-profit broadcaster with some good segments.
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.
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=albaniaA small country in Southeastern Europe.
American-Turkish Councilhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=american-turkish councilSibel Edmonds has presented evidence implicating this group in espionage
Armeniahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=armenia 1Small Eurasian nation; formerly part of the USSR
Association of Chief Police Officershttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=association of chief police officers 1A forum for chief police officers to share ideas and coordinate their strategic operational responses. Unaccountable to Parliament or the public by virtue of its limited company status.
Austriahttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=austria 1German-speaking republic in Central Europe. Since the end of the Cold War, Austria has become increasingly westernised.
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.
Bangladeshhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bangladesh 18th most populated country in the world. Formerly part of the British Empire.
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 1Mountainous country in South America. Formerly part of the Spanish Empire.
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 199 percent of the students are Mormons
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
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 1A Canadian state-owned media outlet.
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 1The Centre for European Reform is a intelligence connected lobby group closely associated with the American Enterprise Institute and the deep state Atlantic Council.
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 1Arabic and French speaking desert nation in North Africa. Formerly part of the French Empire, Chad has seen instability in recent years.
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"An elite finishing school for aspiring Eurocrats".
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.
Council on Foreign Relationshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=council on foreign relationsA long established and relatively public organ of the US deep state.
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 1A police force focused on drugs. Many corrupt incidents have occurred with them.
Dartmouth Collegehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=dartmouth college 1
Denmarkhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=denmark 1Member of the EU, NATO.
Electronic Privacy Information Centerhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=electronic privacy information center 1A think tank concerned with the impact of technology on privacy and free speech.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commissionhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=equal employment opportunity commission 1Established to administer and enforce civil rights laws against workplace discrimination
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
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Mahmoud Abbashttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mahmoud abbas 1President of the State of Palestine and President of the Palestinian National Authority, for what it's worth.
Rajaa Gulum Abbashttps://web.archive.org/web/20140329040541/http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=a071499abbasPakistani spook and presumed agent provocateur. According to some narratives, was supposed to have foreknowledge of 911.
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 1Got very rich in Russia during the 1990s, during which time he set up and liquidated at least 20 companies.
Bella Abzughttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=bella abzug 1US Congresswoman who campaigned to expose the US deep state
Dean Achesonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=dean acheson 1US deep state operative who was the 51st Secretary of State
Mike Adamshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mike adams 1The "HealthRanger", owns and runs Natural News
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 faisalDirector General of Al Mukhabarat Al A'amah at the time of BCCI and "Iran-Contra"
Philip Ageehttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=philip agee 1Spent twelve years in the CIA from 1957 to 1969 before becoming the most important CIA whistle blower ever.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejadhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mahmoud ahmadinejad 1An Iranian President who publicly called for an investigation into the events of 9/11 in the UN.
Mahmud Ahmedhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=mahmood ahmedDirector-General of the Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmedhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=nafeez mosaddeq ahmed 1UK academic with extensive knowledge of deep politics and the use of false flag terror, featured frequently on Unwelcome Guests.
Fouad Ajamihttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=fouad ajami 1Triple Bilderberg "terror expert"
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 1Prominent UK pacifist who died in March 1939
Randolph Alleshttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=randolph alles 1American law enforcement officer and government official.
Graham Allisonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=graham allison 1Attended the Bilderberg in 2007 after a 33 year break. First attended, as a speaker, in 1970, aged 30. Multiple deep state connections.
Khalid Almihdharhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=khalid almihdhar
George Alogoskoufishttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=george alogoskoufis 1Greek economist, multi-Bilderberg
Philip Alstonhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=philip alston 1international law scholar and human rights practitioner.
Roger Altmanhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=roger altman 1US Banker, Bilderberg Steering Committee
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 1US Sheriff who stated that the long-form birth certificate of Barack Obama was a computer-generated forgery.
Michael Ashcrofthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=michael ashcroft 1Billionaire former deputy chairman of the Conservative Party
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 1UK citizen of Indian origin with alleged ties to Al Qaeda and also possibly a clandestine agent of UK intelligence.
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 1US lawyer and politician, Attorney General of New Hampshire 2004-2009
Paolo Baffihttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=paolo baffi 1
Norman Baileyhttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=norman bailey 1Spooky economist who taught "Economics for Foreign Policy Makers." Admitted on the record that the PROMIS database and search application has been given to the NSA
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 1Worked in the CIA for 17 years as a covert field operations officer, specializing in counterterrorism, counternarcotics and counterinsurgency operations.
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 1US lawyer, lobbyist, and politician
Zdeněk Bažanthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=zdenek bazant 1
Margaret Becketthttp://www.historycommons.org/entity.jsp?entity=margaret beckett 1UK foreign secretary, Le Cercle attendee
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 beginAttended the JCIT as Prime Minister of Israel
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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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