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The Crisis of Civilization

The new feature length documentary from Dean Puckett (The Elephant in the Room) featuring international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Ahmed (The War on Truth: Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism [2005], The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry [2006]) is out to watch online, download and buy.


“A unique film. Everyone should see it.” – Nick Broomfield (Bafta award winning documentary filmmaker)

“A powerful critique of a failed global system and a manifesto for constructive social change” – Leeds International Film Festival

“A really fantastic overview of the global situation. I don’t think I’ve seen a more comprehensive ‘welcome to the 21st century’.” – Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow-in-Residence, Post Carbon Institute

“Peak Kitsch…fun, funny, engaging and ultimately a powerful call-to-action” - Transition Voice

“Through interviews, found footage, and animation, the film actually manages to make the unwinding of our conventional, fossil-fueled, more-is-more industrial civilization accessible” -

“This film is necessary viewing, not just for activists but for anyone who’s planning to hang around this planet for the foreseeable future. Yes, I’m looking at you.” – Ceasefire Magazine

“A film which offers a glimmer of hope to the overwhelmed.” – Little White Lies Magazine

Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

"Nafeez Ahmed’s understanding of the post 9/11 power game, its lies, illusions and dangers, is no less than brilliant." - John Pilger
During filming for the upcoming documentary feature 'The Crisis of Civilization' Dean Puckett asked best-selling author and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Ahmed for his thoughts on the recent death of Osama Bin Laden.

View the Trailer:

SYNOPSIS: The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism, food shortages and the militarization of society are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.

The July 7th Truth Campaign: 7/7 Inquest Verdict

[Repost from the July 7th Truth Campaign (J7) Inquest Blog - Gareth]

At the start of the 7 July Inquests process, J7 wrote:

From the outset, it must be understood that the State cannot in any way find itself to be culpable for anything that would reflect badly upon it, and history is littered with countless examples of the State absolving itself of responsibility, illegality, or immorality in all degrees.
Sure enough, this is precisely what has happened. Today, Lady Justice Hallett has returned her verdict of unlawful killing and has absolved the corporate State and Security Services of any blame or responsibility. The full verdict report can be read here [PDF].

While we analyse the contents of the report in detail, it is initially important to seize on the following paragraphs taken from the Introduction to the report:

Civil Disobedience for 9/11 Justice at Downing Street - 26/2/11


On Saturday 26th February, 2011, a group of individuals will perform civil disobedience outside the official residence of the British Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street, London.

We are demanding an end to the social, political and cultural injustices of the post-9/11 world. We are calling for justice for those who lost their lives on 9/11. Justice for the families and friends who continue to see their loved ones names used to justify so many atrocities. Justice for the victims of torture and rendition. Justice for those from muslim and non-white communities who have been subject to discrimination. Justice for the victims of the 9/11 wars.

If you want to join us, please do.

More information about this action such as where to meet, what to bring, what to expect etc can be found via this Facebook Event

Trailer: The Crisis of Civilisation

The Crisis of Civilization is a documentary feature film investigating how global crises like ecological disaster, financial meltdown, dwindling oil reserves, terrorism and food shortages are converging symptoms of a single, failed global system.

Weaving together archival film footage and animations, film-maker Dean Puckett (The Elephant In The Room) and international security analyst Dr. Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed -- author of A User's Guide to the Crisis of Civilization: And How to Save It - take you on a surreal journey through an alarming yet hopeful tapestry of global systemic failure.

Offering a stunning wake-up call proving that 'another world' is not merely possible, but on its way, they warn that the inability to recognize the interconnections between different crises is preventing us, as a civilization, from saving ourselves.

Who really benefits from 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?

Who really benefits from 9/11 and the ‘War on Terror’?
By Louise Almond for
21st September, 2010

‘Who really benefits from 9/11 and the ‘war on terror’?’ asked our banner at the Counter-Terror Expo 2010.

‘We do! It keeps us in work…’ was the jovial response from a passing group of Navy personnel.


London Truth Rising 2010

On Saturday September 11th, 2010, 30+ arts and music venues in London will be holding events to
raise awareness about the true nature of the events that changed the world 9 years ago.

In light of two wars in the middle east and ever increasing restrictions on our civil liberties, understanding
what happened on the day has become more important than ever.... Join us in opening up the debate.

Featuring: high profile speakers, documentary screenings, comedy, live performances, discussion, workshops.

On Sunday 12th September join us for public outreach as we take
the message of 9/11 Truth for Peace to the streets and people of London

London: 9/11 Anniversary 09 @ BBC TV Centre WE DEMAND THE BBC COVERS THIS STORY • Scientific peer-reviewed proof nano-thermite found in the rubble at Ground Zero • 750+ architects and engineers demand a new investigation 9/11 is a historical event and it has changed the way we live today. Subsequently to 9/11, the Bush and Blair administrations launched an aggressive War on Terror which we were told would last the rest of our lives. Shortly after, Afghanistan and Iraq were invaded and the blood of millions of innocents has been spilt. Furthermore, the Patriot Act and UK Anti-Terror legislation has eroded our civil liberties with devastating effect. The police state has never been better funded. The mainstream media has sensationalized Islamaphobia and Muslims are subject to countless unnecessary stops, searches, raids, arrests and harrassments. The War on Terror is a War OF Terror. This makes it all the more concerning when we discover that many western intelligence agencies had foreknowledge of the attacks and failed abysmally to prevent them.

We Are Change London - 7/7 Anniversary 2009

Activists from We Are Change London visited Kings Cross station on the 4th Anniversary of the London Bombings.

While giving out dvds and leaflets they meet a woman who claims to have been at Holborn station on July 7th 2005. Seconds after buying her ticket at 8.32am she explains that a station announcement requested that people leave the station due to a 'power surge'.

According to the official account the three simultaneous bombs exploded around 8:50am.

Support the July Seventh Campaign

George Galloway, MP: Building 7 collapse "practically impossible"

George Galloway MP had a New Yorker called Tom Kiley on his Talksport radio show friday and saturday night talking about 9/11 and with particular focus on the destruction of the Twin Towers and World Trade Centre Building 7. George Galloway opens the first show explaining that he still holds Islamic extremists responsible but a recent chance meeting with Tom in New York has planted seeds of doubt in his mind. Soon into the second show George Galloway admits "it's hard to see scientifically why both of the Towers fell down in the way that they did and it's practically impossible for me to see how Building 7 could have fallen in the way it did"

33 minutes - 15mb

38 minutes - 18mb

See also:
George Galloway barred entry to Canada
George Galloway on CBC's "The Hour" - 3.30.2009

London 14th April - 9/11: Time for a Second Look by David Ray Griffin

(Griffin will be in Wayne, PA, tomorrow night to kick off the US section of the tour, please see for other dates in the US. -rep.)

9/11 Time for a Second Look by Prof. David Ray Griffin
City University
Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre
The Tait Building
Northampton Square

Tuesday 14th April – 6:30 doors, starts at 7pm

Tickets are £5.50 and can be purchased via

London Truth Action & We Are Change London at the G20 Meltdown (April 1st)

London Truth Action and We Are Change London were at the G20 protest in the City of London yesterday raising awareness.

Look out for musicians Billy Bragg, Kate Nash, Sam Duckworth (Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly) and Olly the Octopus using our PA system and impromptu stage - the Bank of England. We also had a nice chat with actor and comedian Russell Brand.

London Truth Action: February Actions

A brief round up of the various street actions that London Truth Action got up to this month.

February 28th

All day street action outside the Convention on Modern Liberty to provide a solution to the Orwellian proceedings going on inside. While we were holding our Architects and Engineers banner we were approached by Guardian columnist Henry Porter and NO2ID National Coordinator Phil Booth. They were both engaged in conversation with us until 2 police officers pulled up in a car and attempted to carry out a 'Stop and Account' (Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000) on us for holding a banner. We politely refused to give our details and the officers went on their way but Mr Porter was so incensed at what had occured that when he introduced the last talk of the evening in the main hall he mentioned it - and everyone coming out was eager to talk with us and take a dvd.

Eleventh Of Every Month: London January 11th

Trafalgar Square. 1 PA System. 800 dvds. 800 flyers. 9 new people. 20 people total. If you live in London join our meetup group and get involved!