15 August 2007

Global Crisis Research

I'm working on lots of stuff at the moment which will be getting out there soon enough. One of the most important is my fledgling think-tank, which is still in embryonic stage, and has been since 2001; but this year thanks primarily to two new colleagues, a new network of researchers, and a strong and growing academic advisory board, our think-tank is making some amazing progress.

I want to alert you all to the new website of the Institute for Policy Research & Development (IPRD), http://www.globalcrisis.org.uk. The Institute is something I've wanted to do seriously for a long time but haven't, and even not still don't, have the time or resources to do everything I want to do. But this is a project that isn't going to go away.

The IPRD is the first genuinely progressive, and fundamentally independent, think-tank in the UK. It is also the first and only think-tank in the world to adopt an integrally interdisciplinary approach to the study of overlapping global crises. And we'll probably be one of the few serious voices with both the expertise and the independence necessary to directly confront the agenda and expose the vested interests of the centres of power in the global imperial system.

So watch this space, and give us your support.

The website already contains a body of serious, tightly documented research contributed largely by members of our academic advisory board representing the scope and depth of our research agenda.

Please check it out, and spread the word. Over the next few months, we'll be working on, among other things, a number of reports on security issues; recruiting new staff, volunteers and researchers; developing our research programmes; and finally a prospective official launch event.


  1. War on Freedom is a fantastic book, still working to finish it.

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  3. CNN: Mystery 9/11 aircraft was military 'doomsday plane'...


    CNN: Mystery 9/11 aircraft was military 'doomsday plane'

    David Edwards and Muriel Kane

    Published: Thursday September 13, 2007

    Shortly before 10 am on the morning of September 11, 2001, amid rumors of a fourth hijacked plane headed for Washington, DC, a mystery aircraft appeared in restricted airspace over the White House. There has never been an official explanation for this incident, which has provided abundant fuel for 9/11 conspiracy theories.

    CNN has now learned from two government sources that the mystery plane was a military aircraft and has determined that the blurry image on video appears to match photos of the Air Force's E-4B (discussed here on Wikipedia), a specially modified Boeing 747 with a communications pod behind the cockpit.

    "The E-4B is a state of the art flying command post," CNN explained, "built and equipped for one reason -- to keep the government running no matter what, even in the event of a nuclear war, the reason it was nicknamed the 'doomsday plane' during the Cold War."

    9/11 Commission co-chair Lee Hamilton told CNN he was aware of the incident and that it had simply never seemed important enough to make it into the commission's report. He called conspiracy theories involving government complicity in 9/11 "ludicrous."

    The plane was previously identified as the E-4B a year ago by one researcher on a forum associated with the 9/11 conspiracy film, Loose Change.

    CNN acknowledges that, despite its identification, the absence of the aircraft from official investigations, together with the Pentagon's denial that it was a military plane and the insistence by the Pentagon, Secret Service, and FAA that they have no explanation for the incident, may continue to raise suspicions.

    The following video is from CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, broadcast on September 12.

  4. Hi Nafeez

    Just read yr August 7/7 Parliamentary briefing paper. Have you had a response to it yet from any government ministers?



  5. Have only made it through half of this article this morning (4:43AM? shit...have to get some sleep); am very interested to finish the rest as it is truly fascinating. Have already recommended to a friend of mine, thanks.


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