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January 23, 2011

This Weekend’s Postings

First in a new and hopefully daily (or at least biweekly) series. This weekend, we’ve posted a good bit of new material. Lots of material on WikiLeaks, domestic terrorism, and the finances behind European football.

Almost a dozen new WikiLeaks entries in the Domestic Propaganda project, with one crossposted in Iraq under US Occupation.

Two new entries in the Iraq-Uranium subproject.

Lots of new entries in the Domestic Terrorism project, including material on US militias, environmental and animal-rights activists, and early entries in the Branch Davidian subproject.

Finally, a fistful of entries on the finances behind European football (soccer for the Americans) in the Miscellaneous project. We’re still pondering over the best permanent home for these.

If you’re not writing for the History Commons, give it a spin, we’d love to have you. And we are always financially strapped, so anything you can donate will be very welcome.

July 7, 2009

History Commons Newsletter, July 7, 2009

History Commons Newsletter, July 7, 2009

Raising Funds for History Commons 2.0

Over the next few months, the History Commons will begin working towards making some dramatic upgrades in the website, including revamping the web application, and adding much more content and information. These changes will, we trust, make the History Commons a much more effective resource for you and your fellow users. While you may not see the results of these changes for some time, they will, when finished, completely transform the site to make it far more usable and comprehensive. To help move this process forward, we need your financial support like never before. We accept donations through PayPal, credit cards, and personal checks. We sincerely appreciate all you do to make the History Commons a viable resource for information and citizen activism. Please make your tax-deductible donation today.


January 3, 2009

Books for 2009

Here’s some of the books I’m reading, and will post about, in the early weeks of 1999:

U.S. Vs. Them by J. Peter Scoblic (already being processed and included, largely in the US International Relations project);

Angler by Barton Gellman (another Cheney bio, probably will add to the two Iraq projects, the 9/11 project, the Propaganda project, and the International Relations project);

Torture Team by Phillipe Sands (mostly info for the Prisoner Abuse and Civil Liberties projects).

One of these days, I’d like to work on John Dean’s Watergate biography, Blind Ambition, but updating and extending the Watergate project isn’t one of my main priorities right now.

What are you reading this year?

August 19, 2008

E-Mail from a Vet

Filed under: community,Iraq Occupation — Max @ 5:57 pm
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Received this e-mail today from Jesse Herman, the Awareness Coordinator for the Mesothelioma Cancer Center. Jesse asks if we can help spread the word. Indeed we can. I can’t think of a better or more worthy cause than helping our vets. The e-mail is below. Thanks, Jesse.


I happened to come across your site when reading other military blogs. I am reaching out to vets and those still serving in efforts to spread awareness on how to best seek mental and physical treatment that may be needed.

I am the awareness coordinator at asbestos.com (AKA Mesothelioma Cancer Center). We offer free assistance to any veteran exposed to asbestos who seeks counseling. The content I wish to provide includes a broad spectrum of information and resources for veterans. If you think you may be down, let me know and I will provide personalized content ASAP for you to review and hopefully publish.

Thank You,

Jesse Herman
Mesothelioma Cancer Center
(407) 247-9664

If you can help in any way, whether it’s by making a donation, offering your time, or referring a veteran in need, please do so.

July 19, 2008

New Categories Being Implemented

Okay, you talked me into it. If we’re going to discuss the projects, we need categories to organize the discussion. Otherwise the whole thing becomes a big mess. The categories are in the system. I’m cheating and adding all the categories to this single post. They will display in the sidebar. You won’t be able to miss it: it will be by far the single biggest menu over there.

There is also a “Books We Read” and a “Miscellaneous” category. The first one gives us a chance to talk about the books we’re reading. The second one is, well, miscellaneous. Think off-topic chats over coffee.

Put it to use, folks!

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