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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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J7 London Bombings Dossier

 

Index 26 - Tavistock Square Bus Explosion

 
Official version of events

30 bus which was at the junction of Tavistock Square and Upper Woburn place killing 13 people, plus the bomber, Hasib Hussain. More than 110 people were injured.

Query

Were the numbers of dead and injured exaggerated so that casualties from other undisclosed incidents could be “allocated” to this one?

Exhibits (TB1a - TB10)

TB1a TB2 & TB4 are photographs that seem to contradict media reports of mutilated bodies lying beside the bus. (The object in the foreground of TB4 may be a body wrapped in a tarpaulin or sheet!)

TB6 & TB7 indicate that the bus was not as crowded as had been reported. (Although the former almost certainly contains an underestimate!)

TB1b TB9 & TB10 make reference to considerable numbers of passengers who were mobile after leaving the bus.

TB8 refers to the operation to save the injured that took place in the courtyard of the BMA building. There are two confirmed deaths, and a “significant number” of seriously injured.

Related Information

Other Bus Explosions

Summary

The official figure of 14 deaths is almost certainly wrong. For that figure to be approached all the seriously injured passengers treated at the BMA would have had to die from their injuries. It is probable that the figure of two deaths given on the afternoon of the 7th was accurate. One or two may have died subsequently. The figure of 110 injured cannot be correct. There were not that many passengers on the bus and the photographs rule out the notion of large numbers of passers-by being caught up in the blast!

References

 
TB1a

Survivors on exploded 30 bus in Tavistock Square

 

Police say the bomb exploded on the top deck of the bus but this picture shows that many of those at the front were unscathed.

Source: BBC News

TB1b

I'm just feeling unbelievably lucky. But it was strange, everything was remarkably calm. There was nobody screaming and no pandemonium. I watched about 20 people just get up out of their seats and climb down the back of the bus.

Everyone was helping everyone else. They climbed down the bus and over the debris."

Source: The Sunday Herald

TB2

Tavistock Bus Explosion 30 SECONDS AFTER BLAST

 

 

Tavistock Bus Explosion 30 SECONDS AFTER BLAST: Dazed passengers struggle off stricken double decker bus in Tavistock Square

 

Source: Daily Mirror

 

 

 
TB3

American tourist (Tavistock Square)
"We heard the explosion, turned around immediately, and saw the bus go straight up, the whole top of the bus, everything.

"There was metal, there was wood, everything just straight up in the air.

"We did not see any bodies. They got us off the street so fast, and around the corner because they said there could be a second blast.

Source: IAfrica.com

TB4

The aftermath of number 30 bus explosion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Flickr

 

 

TB5

There were a lot of people getting off just before it happened.

Source: Daily Mail

TB6

In a remarkable escape, Jasmine Gardner, 22 from Kent who works in television distribution, was about to board the No. 30 bus in Tavistock Square, having been forced off the subway by the earlier explosions.

"I was trying to get on the bus," she said. "It was moving slowly though heavy traffic. The bus had stopped and let off most of its passengers. There were 15 to 20 people on board the number 30 bus.

Source: New York Times

TB7

A passenger commented that King's Cross was only a 10-minute walk. Lots of people got off. A tall black man was the only person left standing on the bottom deck.

Source: The Times

TB8

He and 14 other doctors who were at the nearby British Medical Association HQ treated patients in the courtyard.

"It was carnage," he said. "There were a significant number of seriously injured. We had head, chest, abdominal and limb injuries. We were well into double figures."

Two victims died in the courtyard.

Source: London Evening Standard

TB9

People were running in, some obviously injured.

"One man was being carried by other passengers. We just did not know what had happened."

Source: BBC News

TB10

Jaki Turner
Last year at this time i was working at tavistock square the bus went up next door and we the firt aiders at lynton house dealt with some 35 peaople hurt on the bus we are all standing together in our reception together a very sad day for us all.

Source (removed) : BBC London Bombings - 7 July: One year on

 

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