Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Will we get the internet back?

Declan has an oral hearing in the High Court next Tuesday of his claim against our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus, and as I showed in the previous blog We are removed from the internet ... this time no bandwidth, since 3 November our bandwidths have been frequently 'squeezed' to death. Declan started an IT course on 31 October and had to pull out last week because he couldn't use the online courseware. The last time we lost our home internet connection, we did so for six weeks commencing on 4 July, as Declan states in paragraph 9 of his skeleton argument for a High Court judge next Tuesday, which I published in the previous blog. This has now gone on for two weeks and is just one of the forms of harassment we deal with, as Declan makes clear in his application last month to the European Court of Human Rights regarding the interception of our communications and directed surveillance.

Yesterday Declan had almost no internet connection at all ('Guest' is our network, the others are from neighbouring houses):

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And last night I was taken out as well (we used to have access to another network, "moj", but we can't access it any more):
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Our live-in landlady is human rights activist Belinda McKenzie. Belinda 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; whilst a Daily Mail interview with Shayler explicitly shows that he believed himself to be Jesus by June 2007. This photograph comes from the Daily Mail (Shayler is the one sitting on the chair):

Belinda has served us with backdated notice to vacate our flat by the end of January, so maybe those keeping us off the internet have a squat in mind for us too!