Tuesday, September 26, 2006

We are delighted and honoured tonight to include a link to the July 7th Truth Campaign, and we urge that everybody with an interest in justice and truth sign their online petition for free right now. Also, please watch the excellent film
Ludicrous Diversion free online.

As somebody who missed one of the Aldgate Underground bombs by ten minutes I feel close to that particular event.

Such events are, of course, daily realities for the ordinary citizens of many countries around the world: notably Iraq and Afghanistan in the wake of the invasions and occupations that - in the former case - Kofi Annan declared "illegal", but also in many other unreported and under-reported locations around the world where the global arms trade and our obsession with fighting for resources rather than sharing them wreaks its havoc.

The events of July 7th 2005 were deeply traumatic for us in the UK.

The July 7th Campaign are right to demand an independent public inquiry into the precise details and provenance of that trauma. In their own words:

"To date, not one piece of evidence has been released that could be used to convict someone in a court of law for what happened on July 7th and the government still has no plans to organise an Independent Public Inquiry into events that day.

We believe this will not suffice to stand as judge, jury and executioner for the victims, nor is it sufficient explanation for the injured and their families, nor London's commuters, or the wider British public who also have a right to know what happened and how it happened.

In order to address this, we have one simple demand, that the government RELEASE THE EVIDENCE which conclusively proves, beyond reasonable doubt, the official Home Office narrative."

Out of all the damage, the cynicism, and the fear from that day, the most heartening consequence of the carnage has been the steady, often subterranean process of growing solidarity in the UK - a drawing together, a willingness to co-operate more and compete less, and a dawning consciousness change that in the era of global warming and peak oil we can solve our problems only through dialogue, and not violence.

We are waging peace. We are bringing our troops home. Along with that, we must be humble - and apologise to the world for the many mistakes we have made, both at home and abroad. There is a time to hoist the white flag aloft and that time is right here, right now.

Independent inquiries are needed urgently.

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