Thursday, August 25, 2016

Declan files at the Central London County Court his reply to the Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's defence of fabricated and false data to do us harm


County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice

Such a nuisance, but your ability to overcome is so well tested that I predict this latest absurdity will come to naught.

Donald A. Collins, President of ISAF, Washington, DC

The Greater London Authority-commissioned St Mungo's has paid Osborne Clarke LLP, an expensive firm of solicitors in the heart of London, to write for them the most outrageous defence we have ever encountered - they certainly didn't do it themselves, and this firm of solicitors contacted Declan last month to let him know they were acting for the homeless charity. This is how they deal with fabricated and false data to do us harm:

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We were evicted from our previous flat on 14 March 2013 because according to our then live-in landlady's ex-husband, Dr Nigel McKenzie, a consultant psychiatrist in Highgate Mental Health Centre, our flat was needed for somebody with a mental illness. Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler also lived with human rights activist Belinda McKenzie in the same political 'safe house' for a couple of years until 2007. According to BBC Panorama, Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair"; he was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act. It is indeed unfortunate that Shayler declared himself the Messiah in 2007, became a squatter, and was subsequently ridiculed in the press for changing his name to Delores Kane. A New Statesman article published in September 2006 featuring Shayler and Belinda gives no indication that Shayler believed he was the Messiah at that time; whilst a Daily Mail interview with him the following year reveals he believed himself to be Jesus by June 2007. He has never regained his normal self.

The Esquire article below* is mentioned in a Guardian article dated 27 March 2012. It is an eye-opener, highlighting the monitoring and surveillance that Shayler had to live with back in 2000, and the contradictory briefings and slanders that were coming out of the British establishment and the media. The author, Dr Eamonn O'Neill, is a lecturer in journalism at Strathclyde University.

*On 2 May 2013, Issuu removed this pdf from my Issuu account following a copyright complaint by Hearst Communications. I had uploaded the article to my Issuu account in December 2012. In March 2013, when last I checked, the article had been viewed more than 15,000 times. It can be read here.

BBC PANORAMA: The David Shayler Affair (August 1998)

Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler "caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair", according to BBC Panorama. He was jailed for seven weeks in 2002 for breaking the Official Secrets Act.

Unprecedented double-barrelled attack on our Church and State website


UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

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I am now not only updating information relating to the destruction of category pages on our Church and State website (see my previous blog post this morning), but I am still updating my latest Newham Council blog post (link below) with data relating to non-access to the site. This afternoon I posted to the blog post below the 18th such attack since 1 August. SiteGround is paid $1,000 per year to host the site and manage our server.

8 August 2016: Declan complains to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about Newham Council for unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (WITH UPDATES ON NON-ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE)

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HEAVEY v. THE UNITED KINGDOM

COMMUNICATION SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER THE FIRST OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

Paragraph 12 of Declan's previous updated complaint to the United Nations re the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

12. It is important to underscore that the discriminatory surveillance suffered by the Applicant and his wife is not an isolated event. Rather, it is emblematic of a larger pattern of surveillance by law enforcement officials in the UK that has been well-documented by international and domestic human rights bodies. For example, GCHQ's Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) specialises in the "4 D's": deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive. It has been branded by the press as the spy agency's "deception unit". Though its existence was secret until 2014, JTRIG has developed a distinctive profile in the public understanding, after documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the unit had engaged in "dirty tricks" like deploying sexual "honey traps" designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down Internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks and generally warping discourse online. Previous reporting on GCHQ established its focus on what it regards as political radicalism. Beyond JTRIG's targeting of Anonymous, other parts of GCHQ targeted political activists and groups deemed to be "radical", even monitoring human rights NGOs. Simon Davies, president of the London-based Privacy International, asks: "If spying on human rights NGOs isn't off limits for GCHQ, then what is?"


Related blog post 25 March 2016: Threat to life: Updated complaint to the United Nations

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One of the most significant attacks on our Church and State website remains unresolved one week on


UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

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My Facebook likes/shares plugin: 2/3 Facebook likes/shares reduced to zero one week on.

I have started updating my latest Greater London Authority blog post (link below) with information relating to the destruction of category pages on our Church and State website. I posted the second update this morning, that is, since the all-out attack on my Facebook likes/shares plugin last Thursday, 18 August 2016, which reduced all our category Facebook likes/shares to zero.

19 August 2016: The Greater London Authority (GLA): The extent of the malicious intent of St Mungo's GLA Clearing House to do us harm. We now have to deal with Osborne Clarke LLP (WITH UPDATE ON ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ATTACKS ON OUR WEBSITE TO DATE)

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'Let me recommend an important web site churchandstate.org.uk. Operating out of London this well-designed and exciting web site covers church-state, population, climate change and other issues. Check it out.' - Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty

Donations are our only source of income to keep our Church and State website going, so even a small amount will make a big difference! An overview of the e-books we have published so far is available at Church and State Press here. All proceeds from these four e-books go to Network for Church Monitoring with the authors' permission.



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From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013 for $4.67

The Life and Death of NSSM 200: How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy for $6.64

American Democracy and the Vatican: Population Growth and National Security for $4.99

The Pope and the New Apocalypse: The Holy War Against Family Planning for $2.99


Friday, August 19, 2016

The Greater London Authority (GLA): The extent of the malicious intent of St Mungo's GLA Clearing House to do us harm. We now have to deal with Osborne Clarke LLP (WITH UPDATE ON ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ATTACKS ON OUR WEBSITE TO DATE)


County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice

Paragraphs 38-39 of Declan's next updated complaint to the United Nations re St Mungo's, commissioned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) to operate its Clearing House service for homeless people

38. At the jurisdictional hearing on 3 February 2016, District Judge Silverman rebuked counsel acting for the GLA for saying that the Applicant had refused support, clarifying that there is a distinction to be made between refusing support and not accepting coercive support. He spoke in summation of the "home" the Applicant and his wife have made for themselves with their own money, how impressed he was with the Applicant's behaviour in court, and the commitment he received from the said counsel to arrange round table talks. The Applicant met with St Mungo's CEO Howard Sinclair on 25 February 2016, with the manager of St Mungo's GLA Clearing House in attendance. A subsequent series of emails culminated in a Support Agreement between the Applicant and St Mungo's GLA Clearing House dated 15 April 2016, wherein it is agreed that support provided by St Mungo's GLA Tenancy Sustainment Team (TST) would be voluntary and "any notes recorded from our meetings will be action notes, these will be brief notes recording any actions agreed by all parties in the meetings". The Applicant and his wife were subsequently provided by Family Mosaic with a renewed (like for like) two year tenancy that started on 16 May 2016, with their support being provided by St Mungo's GLA TST.

39. From the outset of the Applicant and his wife's renewed tenancy, St Mungo's GLA TST has failed to honour the Support Agreement of 15 April 2016 between the Applicant and St Mungo's GLA Clearing House. From a first meeting with the Applicant and his wife on 22 April 2016, internal information between St Mungo's TST and the GLA relating to contract providers and staffing restructure - with which neither the Applicant nor his wife could have possibly agreed or disagreed - was vaguely recorded as "explained briefly the St Mungo's TST model", and then was subsequently inadequately rectified to read: "Introduced myself ********* [text removed on the request of Mr Heavey]." From a second meeting with the Applicant on 27 May 2016, personal data which is fabricated, falsified and non-specific was recorded as an action note; it reads: "Signposted to another service." This false data is concerning because unchallenged the Applicant and his wife could be evicted from their home for non-compliance with a supposedly agreed action (albeit unspecified) between both parties. It followed that after an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) request addressed to Mr Sinclair went unanswered, the Applicant was left with no option but to file a claim under the Data Protection Act 1998 in the Central London County Court; it was issued by the Court on 19 July 2016. The Applicant argues in relation to the false data from the second meeting that the fact that it is non-specific renders incredulous any claim that it was not fabricated and falsified. He further argues that the fact that St Mungo's would allow this case to go to a hearing without deleting legally inaccurate data that was not agreed upon - and in the case of the second meeting, data which is both nonsensical (vague to the point of having almost any kind of interpretation) and incredulous - is in of itself revealing of malicious intent to do harm.

We are still waiting for the Greater London Authority (GLA)-commissioned St Mungo's to file a defence with the Central London County Court in relation to Declan's claim against the homeless charity for breach of the Data Protection Act 1998. They have employed an expensive firm of solicitors, Osborne Clarke LLP, to try to defend inaccurate, false and fabricated data; rather than agree to mediation to resolve this case outside court (see my blog post, Heavey v St Mungo's: Filed at Central London County Court on 4 July 2016). In other words, we are now being threatened with bankruptcy as well as eviction, which only serves to send our claim for damages for distress through the roof. We are only sorry we limited our claim to no more than £1,000. If only we had known the extent of the malicious intent to do us harm. Not even mediation should have been required to simply delete legally inaccurate data, some of which was created out of thin air (see paragraph 39 above).

When it comes to costs, has St Mungo's factored in the possibility of having to pay for counsel too? There is nothing about this case that we are not prepared to appeal to a higher court, including costs. In fact, it is the cleanest-cut case we have ever been involved in. And if St Mungo's think they are paying to renegotiate a support agreement that they have repeatedly failed to honour, they have already pumped charitable money into a lost cause. We spent two years fighting for the agreement for voluntary support (as opposed to coercive support) we have got with St Mungo's GLA Clearing House, and we will not renegotiate one word of it. Further, this case is not about provisions of a support agreement that were only recently agreed upon, but about specific data as it stands in all its incredulity. We look forward to Osborne Clarke, or counsel, explaining to the court why St Mungo's paid for an expensive firm of solicitors (and counsel?) rather than agree to mediation, or simply just delete legally inaccurate data that was not agreed upon. I seriously doubt they've got charitable money to burn.

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In an unprecedented attack on our Church and State website, the plugin I have for all our category pages to show Facebook likes/shares was attacked last night and all the FB likes/shares have been reduced to zero. We have had many outrageous attacks on this blog and our website, but this latest attack on the latter may very well register in Declan's next updated complaint to the UN; there will be so many different attacks to choose from for the top two or three. Only this time last month this entire N4CM blog was decimated following a blog I posted about Newham Council titled "Is it the intention of Newham Council to undermine our local councillor's support for Declan's complaint against Active Newham for unfair treatment?".

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Some of the figures that are hit are quite spectacular. This is what the Facebook likes/shares look like inside our articles (in this instance showing 317,000 FB likes/shares):

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And I'm still updating my previous blog post with data relating to non-access to our website; the most recent last night at 11.14pm (ie, the 15th such attack since 1 August).

UPDATE 25 August 2016: Many of our Church and State category pages are miraculously back to normal; but we are discovering that many are not, and are still showing zeros. There are so many category pages that there is no way to know the full extent of this attack as it stands one week on.

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HEAVEY v. THE UNITED KINGDOM

COMMUNICATION SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER THE FIRST OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS

Paragraph 12 of Declan's previous updated complaint to the United Nations re the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

12. It is important to underscore that the discriminatory surveillance suffered by the Applicant and his wife is not an isolated event. Rather, it is emblematic of a larger pattern of surveillance by law enforcement officials in the UK that has been well-documented by international and domestic human rights bodies. For example, GCHQ's Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group (JTRIG) specialises in the "4 D's": deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive. It has been branded by the press as the spy agency's "deception unit". Though its existence was secret until 2014, JTRIG has developed a distinctive profile in the public understanding, after documents from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed that the unit had engaged in "dirty tricks" like deploying sexual "honey traps" designed to discredit targets, launching denial-of-service attacks to shut down Internet chat rooms, pushing veiled propaganda onto social networks and generally warping discourse online. Previous reporting on GCHQ established its focus on what it regards as political radicalism. Beyond JTRIG's targeting of Anonymous, other parts of GCHQ targeted political activists and groups deemed to be "radical", even monitoring human rights NGOs. Simon Davies, president of the London-based Privacy International, asks: "If spying on human rights NGOs isn't off limits for GCHQ, then what is?"


Related blog post 25 March 2016: Threat to life: Updated complaint to the United Nations

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Purchase straight from Amazon's Kindle Store:

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013 for $4.67

The Life and Death of NSSM 200: How the Destruction of Political Will Doomed a U.S. Population Policy for $6.64

American Democracy and the Vatican: Population Growth and National Security for $4.99

The Pope and the New Apocalypse: The Holy War Against Family Planning for $2.99


Monday, August 08, 2016

Declan complains to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government about Newham Council for unlawful discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 (WITH UPDATES ON NON-ACCESS TO OUR WEBSITE)


Related blog post 5 July 2016: Will a Newham councillor take up Declan's complaint against Active Newham for unfair treatment?

Paragraph 40 of Declan's next updated complaint to the United Nations re the London Borough of Newham, which provided insufficient information to close his complaint against Active Newham for unfair treatment

40. On 3 June 2016 the Applicant applied to be a befriender with Newham Council-commissioned Active Newham. Active Newham's weekly volunteer bulletin emphasises in relation to befriending opportunities that "We have a number of exciting and challenging roles to suit you", and urges volunteers to apply "ASAP". Nonetheless, on 17 June 2016, the managing director of Active Newham wrote to the Applicant stating that "we will be in contact should your application be successful and if there is a suitable opportunity". On 20 July 2016, following the intervention of the Applicant's local councillor, the Applicant met with Newham Council's head of commissioning (sport and leisure), who undertook to provide the Applicant with the date of the next Active Newham befriending training session. The Applicant subsequently received an email from the Council's manager of corporate complaints informing him that he may not be informed of the next training session, or asked for personal information to facilitate a befriending match up, because the session will be "bespoke to the person who needs befriending". This nonsensical reasoning is at variance with the rational information provided in an Active Newham newsletter: "After attending the Newham's Volunteers befriending Induction and training, Sajid was introduced to an older person - Mr Porter, based on the information he provided at the session." On 8 August 2016 the Applicant made a formal complaint under the Equality Act 2010 to the Chief Executive of Newham Council, Kim Bromley-Derry (see Annex 22, p. 67). Despite the Applicant's complaint for unlawful discrimination against the London Borough of Newham, he has yet to be engaged by Active Newham as a befriender. The Applicant submits that this is clearly indicative of a high degree of vulnerability to mistreatment in general.

Declan has been waiting for two weeks for the manager of Newham Council's Corporate Complaints to confirm that he is through with the Council's complaints procedure and that he can go to the Local Government Ombudsman citing breach of the Equality Act 2010 by the Council in relation to his complaint against Active Newham for unfair treatment (see paragraph above). She hasn't bothered to get back to him, so he has upped the ante with this complaint of unlawful discrimination to the Chief Executive of Newham Council, Kim Bromley-Derry, copied to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which will serve as an exhibit to his next updated complaint to the United Nations:

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And we're back to non-access to our website notwithstanding the $1,000 per year SiteGround is paid to host the site and manage our server:

1st: Tuesday 26 July 2016, 9.34pm
2nd: Wednesday 27 July 2016, 12.10pm
3rd: Wednesday 27 July 2016, 5.55pm
4th: Thursday 28 July 2016, 11.44pm
5th: Friday 29 July 2016, 12.29pm
6th: Saturday 30 July 2016, 3.58pm
7th: Sunday 31 July 2016, 7.03pm
8th: Tuesday 2 August 2016, 10.23pm
9th: Wednesday 3 August 2016, 1.05pm
10th: Sunday 7 August 2016, 10.49am
11th: Monday 8 August 2016, 11.38am

UPDATES:

12 August 2016 (11.40am): Could it be another miracle? Uninterrupted access to our website for the last four days days.

12th: Sunday 14 August 2016, 2.02pm
13th: Tuesday 16 August 2016, 8.56pm
14th: Thursday 18 August 2016, 10.48pm
15th: Thursday 18 August 2016, 11.14pm
16th: Saturday 20 August 2016, 6.04pm
17th: Sunday 21 August 2016, 2.35pm
18th: Thursday 25 August 2016, 3.07pm

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Related blog post 20 July 2016: Following my previous Newham Council blog post, this N4CM blog has been decimated (WITH UPDATE)

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Paragraph 11 of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations re the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT), which dismissed his complaint against the secret services in less than three weeks

11. The IPT was created in October 2000 by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act and given the power to investigate any complaints against GCHQ, MI5 or MI6, as well as complaints about surveillance operations mounted by the police or any other public bodies. On 5 March 2014 the Guardian reported that the tribunal, which claims to be completely independent of the UK Government, is secretly operating from a base within the Home Office, by which it is funded. The newspaper found that the IPT had investigated about 1,500 complaints, and upheld only 10; five of these concerned members of one family who had all lodged complaints about surveillance by their local council. No complaint against any of the intelligence agencies had ever been upheld. The discovery that the IPT is lodged within a Whitehall department fuelled criticisms of the tribunal that had been levelled by rights groups, lawyers and complainants. The IPT's critics complain that the secrecy is excessive and that its procedures are stacked so heavily in favour of the government and against complainants that it is fundamentally unfair. According to the Guardian, some senior lawyers have described the IPT as "Kafkaesque", while one eminent barrister has dismissed it as "a kangaroo court". The newspaper also reports that as a consequence of the secrecy surrounding the tribunal and the perception that it is unfair, many would-be complainants spurn it.

HEAVEY v. THE UNITED KINGDOM

COMMUNICATION SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION UNDER THE FIRST OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS



Joseph McCabe (1867-1955), a former Franciscan monk who became one of the best-known champions and a prolific popularizer of freethought and rationalism in the first half of the 20th century, had this to say:

"The criticism of religion seems to be an unpopular job. I am, as more zealous and self-sacrificing purveyors of skepticism will assure you, really a timid and innocuous person, yet I have had my life threatened in Sydney and have been protected by friendly guns in Denver. I have heard ladies of Minneapolis regret that none had the courage to shoot me, and British Spiritualist clergymen have deplored in their journal 'Light,' that I have never yet had the horsewhipping which I have merited. Friends have rushed before me in the streets of London to protect me, they imagined, from a vitriol-thrower, and sailors have been bribed by clergymen of the southern seas to put my luggage ashore a thousand miles away from my destination. I have been forced by the pressure of the Catholic Church on a London publisher to tear up a literary contract worth at least twenty thousand dollars, and have had my books shamelessly misrepresented in the press and expelled, under menaces, from booksellers' shops. Insults, injuries, intrigues, lies, libels, vituperations, depreciations..."

What's changed?