Complete 9/11 Timeline in Urgent Need of Donations

History Commons, the website that hosts the Complete 9/11 Timeline, is currently low on funds and urgently needs donations in order to meet its operations costs and develop its activities. In particular, History Commons is currently working on a new version of its crowdsource journalism app that should make it easy for people to collaborate on investigative efforts

The Complete 9/11 Timeline is a unique resource, which contains a huge amount of information relating to the 9/11 attacks. It includes over a thousand entries detailing the day of September 11, 2001, alone. It has the most detailed accounts of the numerous training exercises taking place on September 11 and the relevant training exercises held in the years leading up to 9/11. It has sections devoted to the official investigations of 9/11, such as the 9/11 Commission and the various investigations of the World Trade Center collapses, as well as much more.

Recent updates have included entries covering important topics such as the phone calls made by flight attendants Betty Ong and Amy Sweeney from the hijacked Flight 11; the conflicting orders and announcements that were made, regarding whether people should evacuate the World Trade Center; the actions of Laura Bush, the wife of President Bush, on September 11; and the actions of the Secret Service agents responsible for protecting Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne Cheney, on September 11.

It is important that History Commons has the necessary funds to continue. If you would like to make a donation (by credit card, PayPal, or check), click here.

From the History Commons website:

Development of the HistoryCommons 2.0 app is well underway and we hope to do a beta release soon. A lot of progress has been made and we are very excited.

BUT ... our funds have dried up. Please donate today what you can so we can continue our work. We are extremely low on funds, and this call for financial support is urgent. If we do not have funds to meet basic operation costs, we will have to shut down the site. The only financial support we receive is from online fundraisers like this one.

With your help, we will ...

  • Continue to make the current site available.
  • Build a new team to develop and market HistoryCommons 2.0. Specifically we are looking for tech entrepreneurs who are passionate about creating a new people-centered crowdsourced model for journalism.
  • Develop new apps and features for the HistoryCommons community, including a mobile HistoryCommons app, an app and plugin for collecting sources and feeding them to HistoryCommons users, an API, and social media plugins and integrations that will make it easy for people to embed HistoryCommons content into other works and share it across multiple platforms.

The History Commons makes it possible for people at the grassroots level to assume a dominant role in public and private sector oversight. By supporting this effort, you are helping civil society end its reliance on the corporate media, which has failed in its presumed role as a government and corporate watchdog. Since June of 2002, more than 20,810 new events have been added to the History Commons. These entries dealt with a variety of topics ranging from NSA domestic spying, global warming, free trade, 9/11, "the war on terrorism," civil liberties, the Iraq war, the Iran confrontation, and more.


More details are available on the History Commons Groups blog, here.