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History Commons Project, Update for the week of May 20-May 26

History Commons Project, Update for the week of May 20-May 26
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We've done a lot of work over the last several months. Several hundred new events have been added to the History Commons database. But we need your help! Our goal is for the History Commons to become civil society's intelligence database, a place where the public can document scandals, injustices, and history in general. There are many types of forces that contribute to historical change. But arguably, one of the most powerful is technological changes that alter the relationship between producers and consumers. A decade ago, the common consumer of information did not have the means to produce and distribute information, or contribute directly to the published historical record. With the Internet, all this has changed. The History Commons seeks to exploit this technology to the fullest extent possible in a way that maximizes the influence that civil society has over information production, thus enabling people at the grassroots level to keep a close eye on the activities of powerful individuals and organizations.



About 15% of responders are bringing up 911 Truth

Your turn to start the conversation about what really matters in America
Are you worried or outraged by something in your neighborhood, in our
government or across the nation? What gnaws at you but seems to go
unmentioned in the national political campaigns?

This is your chance to drive the conversation about what really
matters in America.

Here's how it works: You tell us about the specific issues that are
most important to you and explain how they affect your daily life. We
also want to hear how you would solve the problem.

Go to Google Video and Suggest They Stop Censoring

This week FOUR 9/11 Truth Videos were removed from the Google Video Top 100 even though they were climbing.
This was no accident.

I suggested:

they stop censoring

someone blow the whistle on who is giving orders to censor

they tell how it feels to be complicit in the cover-up of 9/11 Truth

PNACitizen Confronts Brownback on WTC7

On 5/24/07 the University of Iowa Chapter of a Project for a New American Citizen went to a Sam Brownback event to question him on several ... all » issues. When no Q & A opportunity was presented, one member managed to inform him on the issues of WTC 7 and the latest findings of Professor Steven E. Jones. Brownback asked "what would you like for me to do?" We requested that the Senator become informed on the circumstances surrounding the collapse of WTC 7 and to support a new and independent investigation into the events of 9/11/2001.


History Commons Project, Update for weeks of May 13-May 19

History Commons Project, Update for weeks of May 13-May 19
This week's investigative themes
9/11 Project

Matt's new entries again focus especially on the events of 9/11 itself. He includes important new details about Donald Rumsfeld's reaction to the attacks that have been revealed in recently published books. These demonstrate how Rumsfeld effectively broke the military chain of command while the US was under attack. Matt also looks at a series of top-secret...
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Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency

Bush Anoints Himself as the Insurer of Constitutional Government in Emergency
By Matthew Rothschild

May 18, 2007

With scarcely a mention in the mainstream media, President Bush has ordered up a plan for responding to a catastrophic attack.
In a new National Security Presidential Directive, Bush lays out his plans for dealing with a “catastrophic emergency.”

Under that plan, he entrusts himself with leading the entire federal government, not just the Executive Branch. And he gives himself the responsibility “for ensuring constitutional government.”

He laid this all out in a document entitled “National Security Presidential Directive/NSPD 51” and “Homeland Security Presidential Directive/HSPD-20.”

The White House released it on May 9.

Other than a discussion on Daily Kos led off by a posting by Leo Fender, and a pro-forma notice in a couple of mainstream newspapers, this document has gone unremarked upon.

The subject of the document is entitled “National Continuity Policy.”

Proof That Homeland Security Was Formed PRIOR to 9/11

Proof That Homeland Security Was Formed PRIOR to 9/11 - LINK - Tony Snow admits on Fox News on September 11, 2001 that DHS ("Homeland Defense") was a newly-created organization BEFORE 9/11, slated to receive a large influx of funding in a time of budget cuts at the Pentagon.

Pilots for 911 Truth Conference Needs Assistance. Rob Pours Over NTSB United 93 data!

Needs Organization Secretary to help organize a PILOTS TRUTH CONFERENCE
He is currently pouring over NTSB United 93 data.

Contact him via Pilots for 911 Truth.

Hello everyone,

First I would like to thank you all for the great success our organization has had in the few short months we have been a group. We have grown more than I expected with some very credible and professional individuals.

Many of you know that I have been tossing out the idea of a Conference sponsored by our organization. I would like to get the ball rolling on this and I need ideas and help. Our organization has grown to a robust level and continues to grow. I think its about time we all meet, sit down, and do some hangar flying.

This is what I propose. A weeked conference at a Hotel somewhere near the center of the country. Perhaps Friday thru Moday. Im thinking Cincinatti/NKY since its a major hub, I know the area very well (was based at CVG) and it is relatively mid-country. I also think its a great town.

Open Letter from Michael Moore to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Friday, May 11th, 2007
Open Letter from Michael Moore to U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Secretary Henry Paulson
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, DC 20220

May 11, 2007

Secretary Paulson,

I am contacting you in light of the document sent to me dated May 2, 2007, which was received May 7, 2007 indicating that an investigation has been opened up with regards to a trip I took to Cuba with a group of Americans that included some 9/11 heroes in March 2007 related to the filming of my next documentary, on the American Healthcare system. SiCKO, which will be seen in theaters this summer, will expose the health care industry’s greed and control over America’s political processes.

911: Can You Handle The Truth?

911: Can You Handle The Truth?
Russell Gentile

9-11 is one of the most infamous days of our current time. Many people experienced the events of that day with surprise, shock, sadness, and anger. I am one of them.All of these emotions clouded my judgment until I early on discovered an entire, very credible counter culture for lack of a better term that from almost day one has researched and opposed the official government story parroted by the mainstream. This counter culture that involves people and experts from all walks of life has been mostly unable to get an honest spirited debate in the mainstream without being labeled nut cases and anti-American. Why is this?
In my study of the events of that fateful day, I have encountered two primary reasons why most people dismiss an engaging debate on the subject:
1. The Government cannot do anything right let alone keep a grand conspiracy like this under wraps
2. George Bush, as hated as he is, especially by the liberal media would incite responses/investigations from those in the media to expose him for being part of it.

David Ray Griffin debunks the official 9/11 story Common Ground May 2007

David Ray Griffin debunks the official 9/11 story - Common Ground May 2007

by Elizabeth Woodworth

David Ray Griffin is a professor of philosophy of religion and theology and a proponent of 9/11 conspiracy theories that implicate members of the US government in the attacks. His just-released book is Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (Interlink Publishing). Griffin’s 9/11 books include The New Pearl Harbor (2003) and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2004).

New testimony from on-the-job first responders provides proof positive that 9/11 was an inside job. Eminent, world-renowned, Whitehead philosopher Dr. David Ray Griffin has been dogging the steps of the 9/11 official theory since colleagues first pointed out discrepancies in 2003.

Bill Moyers Journal BUYING THE WAR watch online

Bill Moyers Journal BUYING THE WAR watch online

Bill Moyers Journal

Watch online:

"9/11"" 9/!! 9/!!"

Contact FRONTLINE with a "STORY IDEA".

Let's see, what could I suggest? hmmm...

How about the "Mother" of all issues!



Army of "Vs" at White House

Army of "Vs" at White House

March 31-April 1, 2007 -- "Vs" stage protest at White House. About 60 protesters dressed up as the Guy Fawkes look-a-like "V," from the movie by the same name, staged a protest at the White House yesterday. In an encouraging sign, a group of elementary school children visiting the White House on a school trip were much more interested in "V" than in the White House or its occupant. The children busied themselves taking photos of the "Vs" and shaking their hands: a clear sign that the Rove/Fox propaganda machine has little effect on those who will be left holding the tab for the recklessness of the "Baby Boomer" generation....

The protest was sponsored by

9-11Justice- New 18 minute Video on Google

9-11Justice- New 18 minute Video on Google

A brief but carefully presented and supported criminal indictment of George Bush, Dick Cheney, Richard Myers, and Condoleeza Rice for ... all » murder in the events of 9-11, presenting all the best evidence in a concise but powerful manner. It includes Larry Silverstein's admission that the explosives were used; and Norman Mineta's identification of Dick Cheney as the person who gave the order not to scramble jets, or fire any weapons in defense of the Pentagon.