J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign January 2008 Update
Date: 7 January 2008
Greetings from J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign,
It’s the start of the New Year and time for a long overdue J7 update. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and to wish all J7 supporters a very happy Gregorian Calendar New Year and all the best for 2008.
In the J7 New Year round-up: J7 turns down the offer of a BBC ‘documentary’; Gordon Brown again refuses a public inquiry into 7/7; Peter Power breaks his silence; J7 reject and dismiss a new 7/7 film by someone who claims to be the new messiah; a review of Daniel Oba Chike’s book and J7 launch an updated and redesigned flyer.
J7 & BBC2’s CONSPIRACY FILES
Shortly after the second anniversary of 7/7, the July 7th Truth Campaign was approached by representatives of the BBC and asked to participate in a forthcoming 7/7 documentary. Nearly six months later, the BBC revealed that the ‘documentary’ in question was an episode of the BBC’s risible Conspiracy Files series. Having seen each of the previous four episodes of the formulaic Conspiracy Files, J7ers were unanimously against participating in the show. J7 put together a detailed response to the BBC declining to participate in the programme and explaining our reasons why. Much of the response, while specifically addressed to the BBC, is equally applicable to all broadcast and print media. Read the full J7 response to the BBC here:
THE STATE REFUSES 7/7 PUBLIC INQUIRY – YET AGAIN
A year long petition on the Downing Street web site calling for a 7/7 Public Inquiry has closed and received a response from the government that has, once again, refused an inquiry. J7 has always stated that any public inquiry must be held outside of the Inquiries Act 2005 and, despite the inquiry petition making no mention of the Inquiries Act, the demands of the petition were, unsurprisingly, still refused. The inquiry petition was widely publicised online and in various mainstream media outlets, yet was only signed by a paltry 525 people, clearly demonstrating the British public’s complete lack of faith in a state-run public inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005.
The now-closed inquiry petition can be viewed here: petitions.pm.gov.uk/Bombings/?ref=bombings
The government’s response to the petition is here: www.pm.gov.uk/output/Page14132.asp
Meanwhile, the J7 RELEASE THE EVIDENCE petition continues to go from strength to strength and has been signed by almost 1900 people. If you haven’t signed the J7 petition yet, please do so here:
7/7 TERROR REHEARSAL MAN PETER POWER BREAKS HIS SILENCE
For only the second time in two and half a years the Managing Director of Visor Consultants, Peter Power, has broken his silence about the exercise he was running the day of 7th July 2005. The latest comment comes after Peter Power was briefly confronted in a hotel lobby by a group called We Are Change and, for some hitherto unknown reason, rather than contacting We Are Change directly, Peter Power chose instead to leave a comment on the J7 web site. You can read the updated Terror Rehearsal article, which includes a link to the We Are Change video and Peter Power’s comment here:
J7 REBUT AND REJECT NEW FILM – 7/7 RIPPLE EFFECT
A video was released on 5th November 2007 entitled ‘7/7 Ripple Effect’ which appeared via a website called JforJustice. Both the video and website are authored by Muad’Dib (the name of a fictional character from Frank Herbert’s Dune) who believes he is the Sheffield-born messiah and demands ‘that he be acknowledged as the Rightful British-Israel King.’ He also appears to hold rather offensive, anti-Muslim views and the film is littered with unsubstantiated speculation in a manner not entirely dissimilar to the official Home Office narrative. Find out more:
J7 BOOK REVIEW: THE 4TH BOMB
A number of books have been released by people connected, or claiming to be connected with the events of 7/7, and J7 will be reviewing as many of these as possible. The first review has gone live on the main J7 web site and is a review of Daniel Oba Chike’s book, The 4th Bomb. Read the review here:
J7 FLYER UPDATED AND REDESIGNED
The July 7th Truth Campaign flyer has been updated, redesigned (by a proper designer!) and re-published and printed copies are available on request for anyone that wishes to distribute them at meetings, protests and gatherings. As ever, copies of the new flyer can be viewed online and print-quality PDFs can also be downloaded.
View the flyer online: julyseventh.co.uk/july-7-truth-campaign-flyer.html
Download Black & White PDF: julyseventh.co.uk/pdf/j7.flyer-v4.0-bw.pdf
Download Red & Black PDF: julyseventh.co.uk/pdf/j7.flyer-v4.0-rw.pdf
J7 EXPRESSION OF SUPPORT AND SOLIDARITY Today, 7th January 2007, would have been the 30th birthday of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was extra-judicially executed by two unnamed State marksmen in July 2005. Our thoughts are with the de Menezes family and J7 supports the quest for justice of the Jean Charles de Menezes family campaign (justice4jean.com ). J7 also supports the cause of the National Campaign Against Anti Terror Powers.
That’s about all for now. J7 will be in touch again soon and, if all goes according to plan, 2008 will be the year that sees the start of slightly more regular updates from the J7 team.
In solidarity, for truth and justice, J7: The July 7th Truth Campaign Team