Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Facebook threatens to permanently disable my account the next time I post on a FB page with similar interests


Within two weeks of Declan's dispatch on 10 August of the application above to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) regarding the interception of our communications and unlawful directed surveillance, Facebook disabled my account (see blog here); our web host, SiteGround, twice blocked my IP address (see blog here); our live-in landlady, human rights activist Belinda McKenzie, served us with five months notice to vacate what has been our home since 2009 (see blog here); and Haringey Council left us with an unprecedented £77 shortfall in rent to pay (see previous blog). Now Facebook threatens to permanently disable my account the next time I post on a Facebook page with similar interests.

Last week Declan forwarded to Facebook a letter from our local political representative, Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone, in which she offers her “direct assistance” (archived here), but to absolutely no effect:
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Belinda has yet to give us a receipt for the full rent we paid on 26 August. She is not your usual landlord: apart from being involved in a variety of causes – from anti-war and abuse in the church to involvement with the Iranian community for more than 20 years – she had MI5 whistleblower David Shayler living in one of the rooms below us for a couple of years, until 2007 more or less. According to the BBC, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair". By around 2007, he had been successfully neutralised: he changed his name to Delores Kane, declared himself to be Jesus, and became a squatter. A New Statesman article dated 11 September 2006 featuring Belinda and Shayler gives no indication that he believed he was the Messiah at that time, nor that he had changed his name to Delores Kane. This photograph comes from the Independent:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Haringey Council leaves us with an unprecedented £77 shortfall in rent to pay


Since Declan's dispatch on 10 August of the application above to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) regarding the interception of our communications and unlawful directed surveillance, it hasn't stopped: Facebook has disabled my account (see blog here); our web host SiteGround has twice blocked my IP address (see blog here); our landlady, human rights activist Belinda McKenzie, has served us with five months notice to vacate what has been our home since 2009 (see blog here); and this morning Declan went to the bank to discover that Haringey Council has left us with an unprecedented £76.92 shortfall in rent to pay.

Perhaps £77 doesn't sound too much, but as Declan illustrates in paragraph 10 of his application to the IPT, there is a serious attempt to keep us impoverished and so we are surviving on the £211 we get every two weeks on Declan's joint claim for Jobseeker's Allowance. Declan has Haringey Council before the Tribunals Service (not the IPT) for these shortfalls in rent, which started last March. However, the Council doesn't seem to take a blind bit of notice. So this is Declan's latest to the Tribunals Service on the issue:
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As I said in the previous blog, we are baffled that Belinda didn’t say anything to us about vacating our flat until three weeks after our one-year tenancy agreement ran out on 26 July, despite us emailing her twice for a new agreement; then she leaves an undated notice for us in the hall together with a new six-month agreement backdated to 26 July (see blog of 17 August We are given 5 months notice to vacate). Declan’s application to the IPT on 10 August includes two stunning photographs of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, who lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us, until 2007 more or less. Moreover, Belinda has not just been involved with the Iranian community for more than 20 years (see previous blog). She is also active in the Stop the War Coalition, Hollie Demands Justice, and abuse in the Church. This is a video of Belinda delivering summons to the Papal Nuncio:


Monday, August 22, 2011

My IP is blocked by the web host for the second time in a week


Most certainly the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) website should warn citizens that if they decide to lodge a complaint against the Intelligence Services or a public authority they should expect things to happen. Declan sent his application to the IPT regarding the interception of our communications and unlawful directed surveillance on 10 August and since then I haven't stopped blogging: on 13 August, Facebook disabled my account without warning or cause and hasn't even bothered to reply to our emails (see previous blog Declan reports Facebook to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal); on 16 August, our web host blocked my IP address and I couldn't access our website or my files in the server (see blog here); on 17 August, our live-in landlady Belinda McKenzie, a human rights activist, served us with 5 months notice to vacate what has been our home since July 2009 (see blog here); and this afternoon SiteGround blocked my IP address for the second time in less than a week.

SiteGround has been hosting our site since December 2010 and has never blocked my IP until now so I was beginning to wonder if somebody had got a hold of my IP and established multiple connections to the server, resulting in their two blocks within days of each other. However, according to SiteGround, I should limit myself to one browser tab to do all my work in relation to the site (I previously always used two: one which contained my WordPress installation so I could publish articles, and a second to check my work), and Declan and I should no longer access the site at the same time, at least not until we have paid for an upgrade:
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It still baffles me that Belinda didn’t say anything to us about vacating our flat until three weeks after our one-year tenancy agreement ran out on 26 July, despite us emailing her twice for a new agreement; then she leaves an undated notice for us in the hall together with a new six-month agreement backdated to 26 July (see blog of 17 August We are given 5 months notice to vacate). Declan’s application to the IPT on 10 August includes two stunning photographs of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, who lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us, until 2007 more or less. Moreover, among her many activities, Belinda has been involved with the Iranian community for more than 20 years. This is a video of Belinda with her Iranian husband, the poet Esmail Vafa Yaghmaei, who lives in France, speaking in solidarity with people in Iran on 24 August 2009 in Trafalgar Square, London:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Declan reports Facebook to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal


In our About page statement, I added last night that within one week of Declan’s application to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) above regarding the interception of our communications and directed surveillance, our live-in landlady, human rights activist Belinda McKenzie, served us with backdated notice to vacate our home by the end of January (see previous blog). In fact, within that week Facebook disabled my account without warning or cause and SiteGround blocked my IP address, the latter of which prevented me from accessing our website for the first time since the web host began hosting the site back in December 2010. Although my IP address is now unblocked, Facebook has yet to get back to me or restore my account. We also have no idea who or what is next in the queue; but whomever or whatever it is, this afternoon Declan opened up a fast track to the IPT with Facebook:
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Perhaps our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus (of the Department for Work and Pensions), will be next. They have lined us up for a one-hour interview next Thursday to take a shot at our jobseekers agreements with the DWP, which we always far exceed. It is scheduled to take place prior to our 'sign on', a prerequisite to our receipt the following Tuesday of £211, the money we receive for the both of us every two weeks. We smell trouble. After all, it was the DWP that forced us to sleep rough on the streets of London for more than 2 1/2 years, from 3 November 2006 and 13 July 2009, because Declan didn’t 'sign on' TWO DAYS BEFORE he was due to do so on 29 September 2006 (see paragraph 10 of the application to the IPT above; paragraphs 2 and 3 give a bit of our background).

It still baffles me that Belinda didn’t say anything to us about vacating our flat until three weeks after our one-year tenancy agreement ran out on 26 July, despite us emailing her twice for a new agreement (we have been here since July 2009); then she leaves an undated notice for us in the hall together with a new six-month agreement backdated to 26 July. Declan’s application to the IPT on 10 August includes two stunning photographs of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, who lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us, until 2007 more or less. According to the BBC, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair". By around 2007, he had been successfully neutralised: he changed his name to Delores Kane, declared himself to be Jesus, and became a squatter. A New Statesman article dated 11 September 2006 featuring Belinda and Shayler gives no indication that he believed he was the Messiah at that time.


Human rights activist Belinda McKenzie speaking at the UK Rally against child abuse, 4 June 2011, Trafalgar Square

We assume Belinda knows that come the end of January it is likely to be freezing cold, if not actually snowing!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

We are given 5 months notice to vacate


Within a week of Declan’s dispatch on 10 August of the complaint above to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) regarding the interception of our communications and unlawful directed surveillance, Facebook has suspended my ability to post on FB Page walls (see blog of 13 August Facebook suspends my account and threatens termination); our web host’s firewall blocked my IP address, preventing me from accessing our website for the first time since they began hosting our site in December 2010 (see previous blog); and, to top the lot, today our live-in landlady Belinda McKenzie, a human rights activist, served us with five months notice to vacate what has been our home since July 2009 (although Belinda cites six months here, it accompanies a tenancy agreement that has been backdated to 26 July, when our previous one-year agreement expired):
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This afternoon Declan emailed Belinda to establish that we were given five months notice, not six; that Haringey Council pays her rent in arrears, not in advance; and that we haven’t signed her backdated tenancy agreement but need to send it to the Tribunals Service, to which Declan recently lodged a case against the Council (see paragraph 10 of Declan’s application to the IPT above):
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Belinda is a human rights activist who is involved in many causes, including Stop the War Coalition, Iranian solidarity, Hollie Demands Justice, and abuse in the Church. Declan's application to the IPT carries two photographs of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, who lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us, until 2007 more or less. According to the BBC, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair". By around 2007, he had been successfully neutralised: he changed his name to Delores Kane, declared himself to be Jesus, and became a squatter. As a former psychologist, I find it most interesting that it seems a part of his brain is gone. Here's how the Sun dealt with the story (as they do):
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Website brought down


The Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) website should warn citizens that if they decide to lodge a complaint against the Intelligence Services or a public authority they should expect things to happen. Last Saturday, within three days of Declan's dispatch of the complaint above regarding the interception of our communications and unlawful directed surveillance, Facebook suspended my ability to post on FB Page walls, alleging without foundation that I was a spammer (see previous blog). This afternoon, our website was brought down without warning:
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I have only just learnt from our web host, SiteGround, that for the first time since they began hosting our site in December 2010, their firewall blocked my IP address. This is my email tonight asking them to investigate:
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This is not all. This morning Declan took a trip to the bank to discover that Haringey Council will be leaving us with an unprecedented £76.92 shortfall in rent to pay this month, despite that Declan has them before the Tribunals Service (the latest from the Clerk to the Tribunal is archived here). The only bit of good news in all this is that after I emailed our live-in landlady Belinda McKenzie to remind her again that she has to give us a new rental agreement (the last one ran out on 26 July), she emailed me back saying she was on it. Well, hopefully this is good news!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Facebook suspends my account and threatens termination

When I put a link in our About page to Declan’s complaint on Wednesday to the Investigative Powers Tribunal (IPT) regarding the interception of our communications and unlawful directed surveillance (see previous blog), little did I know that three days later I would be adding Facebook to the paragraph. Without cause or warning, Facebook has informed me this evening that I have been posting spam and irrelevant content on FB Pages and therefore my ability to post on Page walls has been suspended for 15 days. They add that if I continue to post 'spam' after this block has been lifted, my account could be permanently disabled.

For a start, I have hardly been on Facebook of late because we lost our home internet connection for over a month. Since 4 July through to today, whenever I have accessed Facebook, it has only been for a few minutes at a time and only to keep my wall and the N4CM wall ticking over. Moreover, I only post on Page walls articles I publish on our site – for example, on Thursday I posted Church Shaken by Sexual Abuse Allegations in Africa, which has been recommended by 393 people – and never to friends' walls but to relevant groups and organisations. Seconds before Facebook took me out, I posted The Hungry Planet: Global Food Scarcity in the 21st Century to the US organisation Population Connection. What spam and irrelevant content?

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I have just sent a quick email to our live-in landlady Belinda McKenzie to remind her again that when she gives us a new tenancy agreement for signing, she doesn’t forget to backdate it to 26 July. We wouldn’t be surprised if next in the queue is Haringey Council looking for our rental agreement to continue paying Belinda her rent. Declan's application to the IPT carries two photographs of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, who lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us, until 2007 more or less. According to the BBC, Shayler “caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair”. By around 2007, he had been successfully neutralised: he changed his name to Delores Kane, declared himself to be Jesus, and became a squatter.  Here's a more recent photograph:



It also turns out that we were right to be concerned about our 'sign on' last Thursday in our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus. They have lined us up for a one hour interview on Thursday week to take another shot at our contractual agreements with the Department for Work and Pensions, which we have always far exceeded. Between one thing and another, we have decided that on Monday we are kicking off our fundraising campaign by sending a Letter of Inquiry to philanthropic foundations for a general support grant. We have no choice really, if we don't want to be put back on the street. It never rains but it pours.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Application to the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

In the previous blog, I published a statement that Action for Employment (A4E) faxed last week to our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus, alleging that Declan "has constantly been uncooperative, blaming others for his reasons for not finding employment". The week previous, my A4E adviser didn’t see it that way, writing on 26 July that Declan and I intended lodging a complaint with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal regarding the interception of our communications and unlawful directed surveillance. There is not one single application to the IPT online, but this is the second of two applications Declan submitted to the Tribunal this morning (the Human Rights Claim Form, Form T1, asks much the same questions):


The IPT was established in 2000 to investigate complaints about surveillance by the Intelligence Services and public authorities. The New Internationalist pointed out in 2009 that police surveillance and intimidation of political activists in the UK had hit new heights. Nonetheless, since its inception, the IPT has only ever upheld ten complaints. We are not naive enough to think that Declan's complaint will be upheld, and this side of an application to the European Court of Human Rights we have no choice but to make ours public so concerned are we about Highgate Jobcentre Plus, and our 'sign on' in the Jobcentre tomorrow in particular. At least tomorrow we will have this application and the e-letter I published in the previous blog to our MP about A4E behind us, with Declan's renewal hearing in the High Court against the Jobcentre scheduled for 22 November (see blog of 14 April Declan's Notice of Renewal of claim for permission to apply for Judicial Review).

Declan's application to the IPT carries two pictures of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, who lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us, until 2007 more or less. According to the BBC, Shayler “caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair”. By around 2007, he had been successfully neutralised: he changed his name to Delores Kane, declared himself to be Jesus, and became a squatter.

Monday, August 01, 2011

A4E apply to have our benefits terminated



Action for Employment (A4E) is a private company founded and chaired by Emma Harrison CBE. As the interviewer in the video above points out, A4E has received £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions. Today we finally finished with this company, but not before Declan’s highly abusive advisor Lola Olowu-Worth wrote an outrageous Action Plan on Exit designed to have our benefits terminated. The document is supposed to carry Declan’s signature but Olowu-Worth is not one who cares too much about such particulars. As usual, she writes what she wants and tough if Declan finds the content so objectionable that he refuses to sign. This is an additional comment that, according to herself, she faxed into our jobcentre this morning:

A4E advisor's additional comment on Declan's 1/8/2011 Action Plan on Exit:

"Mr Heavey has failed to attend interviews set up for him by his advisor and has constantly been uncooperative, blaming others for his reasons for not finding employment."

Declan advised his A4E Advisor Lola Olowu-Worth that the Action Plan on Exit she submitted to our jobcentre this morning (without his signature) is actionable for fraudulent misrepresentation.


As has been the case every two weeks for more than two months now, tomorrow we have no idea whether there will be any money in the bank for us or, if there is, whether there will be anything there for us in two weeks time. Highgate Jobcentre Plus has twice sanctioned Declan without affording him the opportunity to present evidence of good cause to the Decision Maker, so he delivered this e-letter to the manager of the Jobcentre this afternoon (the letter mentioned to the Prime Minister is archived here):
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Fortunately for us, Declan and I have plenty of evidence that points to the fact that we are not to blame for all the problems that seem to follow us everywhere we go. Well, as my own advisor wrote a few days ago in my Action Plan on Exit: “Mrs Heavey alleges unlawful directed surveillance and unlawful interception of communications by MI5 and the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ). She is filing tomorrow 27/7/11 a complaint to that effect with the Investigatory Powers Tribunal as advised by the Home Office and her MP Lynne Featherstone.” We haven't finished the complaint yet because we haven't found one single complaint published online. We will, however, be publishing ours online. We have no choice - after Olowu-Worth's fax to our jobcentre!


Secret Millionaire Emma Harrison goes to Dagenham, one of Britain's poorest areas and home to Europe's largest council estate. A steel worker's daughter, 43 year old Harrison is Britain's richest female entrepreneur.