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07/07/15: Tenth anniversary of 7/7: 7/7 Ten Years On - An indictment of the State and the state of investigative journalism

03/10/11: New 7/7 Video released by Tom Secker: 7/7: Crime and Prejudice

03/06/11: J7 announce the launch of the Official blog of the Free Mohammed Campaign.

21/03/11: J7 publish our Submission to the Inquests regarding resumption of the inquests into the four.

29/10/10: J7 publish 7/7 Inquests transcripts as searchable, print-friendly PDFs.

16/10/10: J7 launch the dedicated new J7: 7/7 Inquests Blog for latest Inquests news and analysis.

07/10/10: J7 publish our Submissions to the 7 July Inquests, a series of documents compiled following Lady Justice Hallett's decision to accept submissions suggesting questions and lines of inquiry for the Inquests.

10/08/10: A new film 7/7: Seeds of Deconstruction has been released that places 7/7 in its wider historical and political context, and examines some of the many unanswered questions that still surround 7 July 2005.

01/08/10: J7 publish a review of another 7/7 related book, Out of the Tunnel, by Rachel 'North'.

07/07/10: J7 publish a detailed analysis of the number 30 bus explosion in Tavistock Square.

01/11/09: J7 respond to two 7/7 articles published in Notes from the Borderland issues 7 and 8. Read our response here.

01/11/09: Debunking 7/7 Debunking: An article in two parts that debunks some of the disingenuous attacks against those not convinced by the official story of 7/7. Read Part 1 here and read Part 2 here. October 2010 update: Debunking 7/7 Debunking Part 3.

04/07/09: J7 publish a revised, updated and expanded list of nine possible Alternative Hypotheses.

03/03/09: J7 publish an exclusive interview with political prisoner Hussain al-Samamra, a Palestinian who sought political asylum in the UK, only to be imprisoned for two years without charge by the British State.

13/01/09: J7 challenge assertions made by Paul Stott in his paper and presentation to the Anarchist Studies Network conference at Loughborough University

14/04/08: Latest J7 article in the Capitalising on Terror series published: Human Rights Abuses & The Demonisation of 'The Enemy' in Secret Britain

07/03/08: J7 publish two new articles summarising the results of the 7/7 investigation, "Three years of investigation, 7 arrests, 3 charges" - Part 1 and Part 2. See also the latest update.

07/02/08: J7 Exclusive Report: Peter Power's CV Fakery - 7/7 terror rehearsal man and regular BBC 'terror' consultant was suspended from Dorset Police pending an internal inquiry that resulted in a file being sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions. Full story here.

04/01/08: In July 2007 the BBC approached J7 asking for participants in a 'documentary' about 7/7. Six months after initial contact, the BBC revealed the 'documentary' was part of BBC2's risible Conspiracy Files series. On learning this, J7 declined to participate. Find out why in the full J7 response to the BBC.

03/12/07: 7/7 Ripple Effect - J7 issue a rebuttal and rejection of the film and its unsubstantiated speculation.

05/11/07: Latest J7 Flyer published. View here, download PDF here and here

11/09/07: J7 book review - J7 reviews The 4th Bomb, a book by Daniel Obachike.

11/09/07: J7 reconstruct and republish the 7-7 discussion from the forum of cult writer/director Alex Cox.

24/08/07: Over a year since Dr John Reid acknowledged a fundamental error in the official Home Office 7/7 narrative, J7 receive a response to a series of Freedom of Information requests which includes an amendment to the repeatedly discredited narrative. Read the story and the revised section of the Home Office narrative on the J7 blog.

16/08/07: Channel 4 News' Darshna Soni blogs about the need for a 7/7 public inquiry and asks how independent or public such an inquiry would be under the Inquiries Act 2005, a piece of legislation that puts the government in control of 'independent' inquiries - 7/7 and the public inquiry dilemma, formerly titled, "Why it's time for a public inquiry into 7/7"

13/08/07: "Anyone who thinks the [Home Office] report is a full account is not being serious or realistic." On the launch of his new film The Homefront, the Cousin of 7/7 victim Anthony Fatayi Williams, filmmaker Thomas Ikimi, tells J7 about his film and the experiences of his family at the hands of the government since 7/7.

30/06/07: Major new content added - J7 Analysis of King's Cross / Russell Square incidents

04/06/07: July 7th Truth Campaign interviewed on Channel 4 News as a new survey shows 59% of Muslims don't believe the government has told the whole truth about 7/7. Watch Darshna Soni's original report, Survey: 'government hasn't told truth about 7/7', read viewer comments on the piece that show it's not just Muslims who don't believe we have been told the truth. See also Darshna Soni's follow-up blog and 7/7 The Conspiracy Theories which explains some of the many errors and anomalies in the official story.

03/06/07: Major new content added - J7 Analysis of Edgware Road / Paddington incidents

28/05/07: Major new content added - J7 Analysis of Liverpool Street / Aldgate / Aldgate East incidents

02/05/07: Full transcript and video of Tayab Ali's post-crevice statement on behalf of Salahuddin Amin

01/05/07: Video, audio and full transcript of Imran Khan's statement on behalf of Nabeel Hussain, who was acquitted of all charges in the Crevice trial

01/05/07: Transcript of Imran Khan's statement on behalf of the 5 men convicted in the Operation Crevice trial, given at the end of the trial on 30/04/07, which includes a statement by J7 on the renewed calls for a public inquiry into the events of 7/7

07/03/07: J7 publish a new article by Professor David MacGregor, 'July 7th as Machiavellian State Terror?' an article in which the events of 7/7 are given historical context and examined as potential acts of, 'Machiavellian state terror, spectacular violence perpetrated against the state by elements of the state itself'.

26/02/07: J7 is pleased and honoured to announce the publication of "The economics of 7/7 and other mysteries of capitalism explained", an article written for the July 7th Truth Campaign by writer and journalist William Bowles.

24/02/07: Brand new J7 article Capitalising on Terror - Who is really destroying our freedoms? - A look at how 7/7 has been used as the justification for the imposition of Draconian laws that criminalise everyone.

06/02/07: J7 publishes the London Bombings Dossier - an extensive portfolio of research by David Minahan, former National President of the MSF (Amicus) Union.

11/01/07: Above Top Secret publish an interview with J7 Truth Campaign team.

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An Overview of Events on July 7th


The Official Story: An Official Confusion

was it suicide?The 'official story' of July 7th 2005 is that 52 were killed and 700 were injured when 'almost simultaneous' explosions ripped through three London Underground trains before, just under an hour later, a fourth explosion occurred on a number 30 bus that had been diverted from its normal route.

Initial reports from the train operating companies suggested that the explosions and devastation on the Underground were the result of train collisions, electrical failures and power surges. Shortly after the apparent explosion of a number 30 bus, at 947am outside the British Medical Association headquarters in Tavistock Square, a very different version of events began to unfold.

The first story to emerge was of up to six explosions on the underground with the timings staggered over the space of an hour. The times of the underground explosions were initially reported as being 8.51, 8.56 and 9.17.

Underground Explosions

bbc news: seven blasts in londonMorning radio and television news soon began to fill with news of an incident on the underground in the Liverpool Street area.

Few details were available in the early stages but commuters who had not already entered the underground system were warned to stay away from trains, buses and central London in general. Reports of incidents at multiple locations soon began to appear and a total of six separate incident locations were reported by mainstream media. At 10:20am on July 7th, the Metropolitan Police web site confirmed that a major incident had been declared, although it was "too early to state what had happened at this stage." The announcement also stated that, "Police are responding to reports from: Edgware Road, King's Cross, Liverpool Street, Russell Square, Aldgate East, Moorgate underground stations."

As the details started to emerge, the explosions were said to be staggered over the space of an hour. By 4:30pm the Metropolitan Police were reporting the following timeline of events on their web site:

At 08.51 on 7 July at Liverpool Street Station there was a confirmed explosion in a carriage 100 yards into the (Liverpool Street-bound station) tunnel.

At 08.56 there was another incident at King’s Cross / Russell Square. Both stations were used to bring out casualties. Walking wounded came up from the line at King’s Cross. There were seven confirmed fatalities, 10 seriously injured people and 100 walking wounded in this incident. All those who were injured have now been treated, and at 12.30 the London Ambulance Service withdrew from Russell Square.

Two mortuaries are being set up - these are at the Royal National Hotel and the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury. There are 21 confirmed fatalities and others with injuries from these two incidents.

At 09.17 there was an explosion on a train coming into Edgware Road underground station approximately 100 yards into the tunnel. The explosion took place on a train and blew through a wall onto another train on an adjoining platform. There were five fatalities and others injured in this incident. Three trains are believed to have been involved.

Source: Metropolitan Police Statement: 16:30 on July 7th

Many other news outlets, including the BBC, reported these blast times and BBC News 24 was still reporting 7 explosions across London at 4.51pm.

At 11am on July 8th, the Metropolitan Police stated that: 'there is no evidence to suggest that the attacks were the result of suicide bombings although this cannot be ruled out.' [Metropolitan Police]

On July 9th the timing of the explosions on the Underground was revised considerably. The blasts timings changed from those above to have occurred 'almost simultaneously' at 8.50am. Scotland Yard reported the Underground incidents occurred within 50 seconds of each other, despite the original timings spaced over 26 minutes.

How did the original stories of power surges, train collisions and derailments with staggered times turn into simultaneous suicide bombs? Could the transport management companies involved with running London's underground really have got the cause of what happened on the underground so wrong?

"You could have had a power surge with a quite catastrophic casualty level. We have always been aware of that on the Underground."

Ken Livingstone
7th July Review Committee, March 1st, 2006

The Tubelines consortium of train operating companies reported the incidents with rather different information about the affected train lines, stations and the directions in which the trains were travelling:

At 09:46, the London Underground was suspended and all stations commenced evacuation following incidents at: Aldgate station heading towards Liverpool Street station on the Hammersmith & City line; Russell Square station heading towards Kings Cross station on the Piccadilly line; and Edgware Road station heading towards Paddington station on the Hammersmith & City line. [Tubelines]

Transport For London reported the following:

14:25 Transport for London Update

Latest information confirms that there were four incidents on London's transport network this morning, three on London Underground and one on London Buses.

At 09:46, the London Underground was suspended and all stations commenced evacuation following incidents at:

  • Aldgate station heading towards Liverpool Street station on the Hammersmith & City line;
  • Russell Square station heading towards Kings Cross station on the Piccadilly line;
  • Edgware Road station heading towards Paddington station on the Hammersmith & City line.

Source: TFL Press Release

Who released the correct information, the train operating companies, or the police? Notice that both TFL and Tubelines report that the Piccadilly Line train was heading towards King's Cross and that the Hammersmith & City Line was affected, rather than the Circle Line as later reported.

Number 30 Bus Explosion, Tavistock Square

Fifty seven minutes after the 'almost simultaneous' explosions on the underground, an explosion occurred outside the British Medical Association headquarters on a number 30 bus that had been diverted into Tavistock Square. Footage of the bus showed that the roof had been lifted clean off the bus and a number of people were left standing on the top deck after the explosion occurred who looked otherwise unharmed.

At the time of the explosion the bus was just outside the BMA and a number of offices housing companies from a wide range of industries including the transport and transport security industries.

The Metropolitan Police reported the number 30 bus explosion as follows:

At 09.47 there was an explosion on a bus at Upper Woburn Square junction with Tavistock Place. There are fatalities on the bus but it is not known how many. We estimate many casualties.

Source: Metropolitan Police Statement: 16:30 on July 7th

Immediately after the bus explosion, Sky News was told to pull its helicopter out of the skies and very little footage now exists in the public domain of the bus in the immediate aftermath of what happened. A number of photos exist showing the bus at various stages of the day and these will be added to the site shortly.

According to a testimony given by a July 7th survivor to the 7 July Review Committee on March 23 2006, a meeting was due to take place that morning in Lynton House, 7-10 Tavistock Square, that had been called at the last minute on July 6th, immediately following the news that London had won the 2012 Olympic bid.

The witness told the 7 July Review Committee that she had provided information about the meeting anonymously to police as she believed it may have some connection to the bus explosion outside her company's head office in Tavistock Square.

The information was provided anonymously after her employers warned that talking about the events of July 7th to anyone, especially to the media, was forbidden and would result in instant dismissal.

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