Friday, September 30, 2016

Complaint of discrimination against Newham Council: Letter to Newham Council CEO Kim Bromley-Derry for Declan's next updated complaint to the United Nations

RE: Newham Council

Complaint about staff misconduct amounting to a breach of the equality legislation.

To the Chief Executive of Newham Council, Kim Bromley-Derry:

30 September 2016

Dear Mr Bromley-Derry,

Please accept this letter as a formal complaint of discrimination against Newham Council arising from the handling of my application by Newham Council on a befriending scheme.

On 27 September 2016, in the absence of a referral to the Equality and Human Rights Commission by my local MP, Lyn Brown, I applied to the Commission for an investigation into the Council and its actions.

Details of the case and the impact it has had on me can be found in the enclosed email correspondence of 29 September and 7 September, addressed to Newham Councillor James Beckles and Communities Secretary Sajid Javid respectively.

I believe the Council's actions amount to a breach of the equality legislation. I would therefore like the authority's Monitoring Officer to investigate my complaint with a view to resolving the issue I have raised.

Yours sincerely,

Declan Heavey
Managing Director
Network for Church Monitoring

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29 September: Complaint of discrimination against Newham Council: Declan makes a desperate plea to Newham Labour Councillor James Beckles to keep the roof over our heads

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Complaint to HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson: Declan is still waiting for assurance that HMRC has our correct address

RE: Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Complaint about serious staff misconduct involving criminal or near criminal behaviour overseen by the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

To HMRC Chief Executive Jon Thompson:

27 September 2016

Dear Mr Thompson,

I am concerned that HMRC letters addressed to me have been returned to HMRC undelivered. I believe that I am entitled to receive such letters, and that this is not necessarily a matter for my accountant to try and resolve. Nonetheless, my accountant has kindly offered their assistance to try and resolve this issue for me to whatever extent they can.

This afternoon I established with my accountant that HMRC falsified my address again this year, even going so far as to use my accountant's post code as my own for the second year in a row. I confirm in the strongest terms that my business and personal contact address is and has been since 12 December 2012:

254 Pentonville Road
Suite 101
Islington
London
N1 9JY

Is there anything at all that you can do to bring a stop to this gross misconduct?

Yours sincerely,

Declan Heavey
Managing Director
Network for Church Monitoring

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Complaint of discrimination against Newham Council: Declan makes a desperate plea to Newham Labour Councillor James Beckles to keep the roof over our heads

Befriending blockade

Excerpt from Declan's formal complaint of discrimination against Newham Council.

On 2 September 2016, in reply to my appeal request, Newham Council's Pauline Jones, Interim Head of Complaints and Member Enquiries, was satisfied that my stage one complaint was "assessed correctly" by Bernie Lynch, Complaints and Member Enquiries Manager, who determined that I may not be informed of Active Newham's next befriending 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 irrational and illogical determination from senior management in Newham Council not only denies me the opportunity to befriend an older or isolated resident in my community, but seriously affects my educational and vocational prospects. It 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.' And it is discriminatory in its application and impact.

Declan cannot even voluntarily befriend an older or isolated resident in the London Borough of Newham, the second poorest and most deprived borough in the United Kingdom. This "befriending blockade" is being maintained by senior management in Newham Council right under the nose of Kim Bromley-Derry, the Council's CEO. It is serious because it has effectively removed the two of us from the labour market - who could reasonably and rationally argue that either one of us could hold down a second job when Declan cannot even befriend an older or isolated resident in our local community? On 27 September 2016, in the absence of a referral to the Equality and Human Rights Commission by our local Labour MP and Shadow Communities Minister Lyn Brown, Declan applied to the Commission himself for an investigation into the Council and its actions. This is his subsequent desperate plea this afternoon to Newham Labour Councillor James Beckles to keep the roof over our heads:

29 September 2016

Dear Councillor Beckles,

Thank you for your email.

In answer to your question, I would welcome any move you think you could make to break this "befriending blockade" that is being maintained by senior management in Newham Council right under the nose of Kim Bromley-Derry, the Council's CEO; and that has effectively removed both my wife and myself from the labour market.

To quote from my formal complaint of discrimination against the Council further below:

"This irrational and illogical determination from senior management in Newham Council not only denies me the opportunity to befriend an older or isolated resident in my community, but seriously affects my educational and vocational prospects. It 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.' And it is discriminatory in its application and impact."

Who could reasonably and rationally argue that either one of us could hold down a second job when I cannot even voluntarily befriend an older or isolated resident in the London Borough of Newham, the second poorest and most deprived borough in the United Kingdom?

At the moment we are left with no option but to try and protect the jobs that we've got whilst looking for a second friend and benefactor in the United States who may be willing to double our salaries. This would still only give us a combined salary of £12,000!

I would respectfully call upon any power you have got in the circumstances.

Sincerely,

Declan Heavey
Managing Director
Network for Church Monitoring

This is Declan's formal complaint of discrimination against Newham Council addressed to Communities Secretary Sajid Javid:

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Meanwhile, the unprecedented double-barrelled attack on our Church and State website continues unabated (SiteGround is paid $1,000 per year to host our site and manage the server):

1. Our Facebook likes/shares plugin has been showing zeros to fluctuating degrees on category pages throughout the site since 19 August.



2. I've been blogging data relating to non-access to the site since 26 July. This graphic on American time (6 hours behind us) comes from this afternoon:



1st 26 July 2016, 9.34pm
2nd 27 July 2016, 12.10pm
3rd 27 July 2016, 5.55pm
4th 28 July 2016, 11.44pm
5th 29 July 2016, 12.29pm
6th 30 July 2016, 3.58pm
7th 31 July 2016, 7.03pm
8th 2 August 2016, 10.23pm
9th 3 August 2016, 1.05pm
10th 7 August 2016, 10.49am
11th 8 August 2016, 11.38am
12th 14 August 2016, 2.02pm
13th 16 August 2016, 8.56pm
14th 18 August 2016, 10.48pm
15th 18 August 2016, 11.14pm
16th 20 August 2016, 6.04pm
17th 21 August 2016, 2.35pm
18th 25 August 2016, 3.07pm
19th 30 August 2016, 8.10pm
20th 31 August 2016, 1.10am
21st 2 September 2016, 8.44pm
22nd 10 September 2016, 11.51pm
23rd 11 September 2016, 3.46am
24th 15 September 2016, 3.47pm
25th 16 September 2016, 3.45pm
26th 19 September 2016, 4.50am
27th 19 September 2016, 12.15pm
28th 20 September 2016, 4.39pm
29th 22 September 2016, 10.43pm
30th 23 September 2016, 10.32am
31st 23 September 2016, 8.53pm
32nd 25 September 2016, 5.54pm
33rd 29 September 2016, 3.09pm

UPDATES

34th 3 October 2016, 11.32pm
35th 5 October 2016, 11.56pm
36th 6 October 2016, 2.06pm
37th 7 October 2016, 12.57pm
38th 7 October 2016, 10.31pm
39th 8 October 2016, 12.05am
40th 9 October 2016, 12.02am
41st 10 October 2016, 10.39am
42nd 10 October 2016, 11.18am
43rd 13 October 2016, 8.32pm
44th 14 October 2016, 5.10pm
45th 14 October 2016, 6.51pm
46th 16 October 2016, 2.14am
47th 18 October 2016, 6.09pm
48th 19 October 2016, 7.39pm
49th 23 October 2016, 8.55pm

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RE: Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Paragraph 12 of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations.

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: "If spying on human rights NGOs isn't off limits for GCHQ, then what is?"

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

13th Facebook block since 1 December 2015: Our Facebook page has been dismantled for the administrator in an unprecedented attack (WITH UPDATES)

We are calling this Facebook's 13th block since 1 December 2015. Since this morning, our Network for Church Monitoring (N4CM) Facebook page has been dismantled for the administrator (myself), and any link I post to my personal Facebook wall, groups or pages is not recognized. They did not respond to any of my previous twelve appeals, so I don't expect a response from them now. The question is have I been effectively removed from Facebook without any cause, reason, notification or right of appeal.

27 September 2016

Dear Facebook,

Since this morning, without any cause, reason, notification or right of appeal, our Network for Church Monitoring (N4CM) Facebook page has been dismantled for the administrator (see screenshot 1 N4CM page); and any link I post to my personal Facebook wall, groups or pages is not recognized (see screenshot 2 wall, 3 group, and 4 page).

I have also made a video of the dismantled N4CM page for the administrator (myself). It can be viewed at http://tinypic.com/m/jj8h0w/1

Please could you address these problems at your earliest convenience.

Yours faithfully,

Lola Heavey
Webmaster
Network for Church Monitoring

"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



Screenshot 1 N4CM page



Screenshot 2 wall



Screenshot 3 group



Screenshot 4 page



These then are the 13 Facebook blocks we have experienced since 1 December 2015:

1st 1-4 December 2015
2nd 5-7 December 2015
3rd 6-9 January 2016
4th 12-15 January 2016
5th 20-22 January 2016
6th 13-16 February 2016
7th 23-26 March 2016
8th 20-23 May 2016
9th 25-30 May 2016
10th 1-3 July 2016
11th 7-8 September 2016
12th 21-22 September 2016
13th 27-28 September 2016

UPDATE 1 28 September (12.02am): Our N4CM page continues to be dismantled for the administrator (myself), although I can now share to the page via other pages or directly from our website; links I post to my personal Facebook wall, groups or pages are now being recognized. We are calling this an ongoing "administrator's block". Still no response from Facebook to my complaint above.

UPDATE 2 28 September (4.07am): The administrator's block has been lifted but our publishing tools have been dismantled (including the record of our scheduled posts for later today). We are calling this a "publishing tools block" which may take our 13th Facebook block into a third day tomorrow. Later this morning I am waking up to work on a full-blown paragraph on Facebook for Declan's next updated complaint to the United Nations. I will be posting the paragraph to all future Facebook blog posts.

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To the best of our knowledge, not even Shadow Communities Minister Lyn Brown received a reply from Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch last December.


Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Latest attack: How long will it be before our bedroom window is smashed by the stone-throwers?

Last night was the second time in less than a week that stones were thrown at our bedroom window. (We live on the 2nd floor to one side of a two-storey block flats.) It seems at the moment this is still only a threat, but after the removal of our flat door in 2012, it wouldn't surprise us in the least if the decision has already been taken to smash this window.



When it comes to our vulnerability in the community, will the Government's Equality Advisory Support Service breach its own complaints procedure this week?

Newham Council's befriending blockade: Declan brings a formal Stage 1 complaint against the Equality Advisory Support Service (with updates on non-access to our Church and State website)

'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

***

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.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Following my previous Facebook blog post, this N4CM blog has been decimated and I have no access to the TinyPic website


UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)



I have not lost all of my images on this blog, but I might as well have, given the few that remain. TinyPic hosts most if not all of these images. I have also been denied access to their website, so this afternoon I emailed them instead:

23 September 2016

Dear TinyPic,

I cannot access the TinyPic website on any of my three laptops and most of the images that I have on my blog are not appearing either.

When I go to http://tinypic.com/ all I get is "Error 503 Service Unavailable". This is a screenshot of what my browsers get when I try to access your site: http://prntscr.com/clh5tq

And this is a screenshot showing my decimated blog: http://prntscr.com/clh8n3

Please can you resolve this situation.

Sincerely,

Lola Heavey

Update 23 September 2016 (7.27pm): I have not received a reply from TinyPic, but the images are back.

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

Thursday, September 22, 2016

All three of our laptops are targeted in an unprecedented attack: I have to use the deep web Tor Browser to post on Facebook (VIDEO)

Never before have all three of our laptops been targeted on Facebook in the same way at the same time. At first I thought I was experiencing a Facebook glitch: a sidebar would quickly appear and disappear, freezing whatever Facebook page I was on. But I kept seeing friends' notifications and began to wonder if our IP address had been isolated. Sure enough, this is also happening on all three of our laptops and no matter whether we use the Firefox or Chrome browser. As the video below shows, I can't even post a message on my own wall. It is only when I open Facebook on the deep web Tor browser, which conceals the user's identity, that everything on Facebook functions properly.



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Paragraph 12 of Declan's 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?"

We consider this three-laptop attack tonight every bit as outrageous as the removal of our flat door in 2012. (See also an attack I experienced last December that temporarily rendered my laptop useless for work.)

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Letter from our Chairman

Help Support Church and State

Please consider donating to Church and State!
All proceeds from the sale of these e-books are used to keep the Church and State website up and running.



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

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Facebook blocks me from joining and posting to groups for the 12th time since 1 December 2015



Facebook seems bent on being unevenly unfair or should we say fairly uneven in its behavior.

Don Collins, Washington, DC; contributing author to N4CM

This afternoon Facebook blocked me for the 12th time since 1 December 2015 from joining and posting to groups and without any stated reason. They have yet to respond to my appeal below, but they never responded to any of my previous eleven appeals so I'm not that surprised.

21 September 2016

Dear Facebook,

I wish to appeal your decision this afternoon to block me from joining and posting to groups until tomorrow afternoon and without any stated reason. Please note that I had only posted to a few atheist groups (no more than four or five) that I am well familiar with before you blocked me, and I only ever share articles that I have already posted to our Church and State website.

Yours faithfully,

Lola Heavey
Webmaster
Network for Church Monitoring

"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

These are the twelve Facebook blocks we have experienced since 1 December 2015:

1st 1-4 December 2015
2nd 5-7 December 2015
3rd 6-9 January 2016
4th 12-15 January 2016
5th 20-22 January 2016
6th 13-16 February 2016
7th 23-26 March 2016
8th 20-23 May 2016
9th 25-30 May 2016
10th 1-3 July 2016
11th 7-8 September 2016
12th 21-22 September 2016

To the best of our knowledge, not even Shadow Communities Minister Lyn Brown received a reply from Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch last December.


Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Newham Council's befriending blockade: Declan brings a formal Stage 1 complaint against the Equality Advisory Support Service (with updates on non-access to our Church and State website)

Befriending blockade

Excerpt from Declan's formal complaint of discrimination against Newham Council

On 2 September 2016, in reply to my appeal request, Newham Council's Pauline Jones, Interim Head of Complaints and Member Enquiries, was satisfied that my stage one complaint was "assessed correctly" by Bernie Lynch, Complaints and Member Enquiries Manager, who determined that I may not be informed of Active Newham's next befriending 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 irrational and illogical determination from senior management in Newham Council not only denies me the opportunity to befriend an older or isolated resident in my community, but seriously affects my educational and vocational prospects. It 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." And it is discriminatory in its application and impact.

Declan cannot even befriend an older or isolated resident in the London Borough of Newham! This "befriending blockade" is being maintained by senior management in Newham Council right under the nose of Kim Bromley-Derry, the Council's CEO. Declan is trying to get his complaint of discrimination against the Council to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, but not even the Government's Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) will confirm whether or not our local Labour MP, Lyn Brown, can refer a complaint of discrimination to the Commission. This is his formal Stage 1 complaint to the EASS for this crucial information if we are to keep going in our attempt to break this blockade:

19 September 2016

Dear Team Manager,

Please accept this email as a formal Stage 1 complaint.

I have twice telephoned your service to enquire if a Member of Parliament (MP) can refer a complaint of discrimination to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). I have been twice informed that your service does not know the answer to the question.

On 8 September 2016 I contacted my local Labour MP's office in Newham - Lyn Brown MP - regarding the referral of my complaint of discrimination against Newham Council to the EHRC. I was told that they do not know the answer to the question either.

On 14 September 2016 I wrote to the Director of the Government Equalities Office, Hilary Spencer, but I have not received a reply to date.

I would like you to investigate my complaint with a view to confirming whether or not an MP can refer a complaint of discrimination to the EHRC.

Yours faithfully,

Declan Heavey

Meanwhile, the unprecedented double-barrelled attack on our Church and State website continues unabated (SiteGround is paid $1,000 per year to host our site and manage the server):

1. Our Facebook likes/shares plugin has been showing zeros to varying degrees on category pages throughout the site since 19 August.



2. I've been blogging data relating to non-access to the site since 26 July.



1st 26 July 2016, 9.34pm
2nd 27 July 2016, 12.10pm
3rd 27 July 2016, 5.55pm
4th 28 July 2016, 11.44pm
5th 29 July 2016, 12.29pm
6th 30 July 2016, 3.58pm
7th 31 July 2016, 7.03pm
8th 2 August 2016, 10.23pm
9th 3 August 2016, 1.05pm
10th 7 August 2016, 10.49am
11th 8 August 2016, 11.38am
12th 14 August 2016, 2.02pm
13th 16 August 2016, 8.56pm
14th 18 August 2016, 10.48pm
15th 18 August 2016, 11.14pm
16th 20 August 2016, 6.04pm
17th 21 August 2016, 2.35pm
18th 25 August 2016, 3.07pm
19th 30 August 2016, 8.10pm
20th 31 August 2016, 1.10am
21st 2 September 2016, 8.44pm
22nd 10 September 2016, 11.51pm
23rd 11 September 2016, 3.46am
24th 15 September 2016, 3.47pm
25th 16 September 2016, 3.45pm
26th 19 September 2016, 4.50am
27th 19 September 2016, 12.15pm

UPDATES

28th 20 September 2016, 4.39pm
29th 22 September 2016, 10.43pm
30th 23 September 2016, 10.32am
31st 23 September 2016, 8.53pm
32nd 25 September 2016, 5.54pm

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Paragraph 12 of Declan's 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?"

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Central London County Court: The Court writes that Declan has disclosed "no reasonable course of action" in his reply to St Mungo's Defence (WITH UPDATE)


County Court at Central London, Royal Courts of Justice

The big boys appear to have no merit and your filings should prove that.

Donald A. Collins, President of ISAF, Washington DC

Is the Central London County Court setting us up for eviction?

Declan has explained to the Court that should data the homeless charity St Mungo's has produced against us go unchallenged, we could be evicted from our home for non-compliance with a supposedly agreed action. Farcically, we still do not even know to what service the most serious of the two action notes in dispute refers. But, according to the Court, Declan's request for the deletion of this fabricated, false and nonsensical action note (vague to the point of having almost any kind of interpretation) does not constitute a "reasonable course of action". Will this judge deny us leave to appeal too or is this just the Court trying to defend the indefensible in the notice of allocation below? Given our previous experience of the eviction courts (see my David Shayler section further below), we couldn't possibly call it. With this letter tomorrow, however, we are already set up for an appeal based on the fact that it is demonstrably a reasonable course of action for St Mungo's to delete an action note that breaches two of the main principles of the Data Protection Act 1998 (surely a no-brainer):

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This is Declan's reply to St Mungo's Defence:



On this first of a two-page Notice of Allocation to the Small Claims Track (preliminary hearing), I have highlighted "The Claimant is disclosing no reasonable course of action":

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UPDATE 10 October 2016: Heavey v St Mungo's: Declan's Opening Statement to the Court tomorrow morning (WITH UPDATE)

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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.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

What's next? Will the Director of the Government Equalities Office tell us that she doesn't know if our local Labour MP can refer Declan's complaint of discrimination against Newham Council to the Equality and Human Rights Commission?

Declan cannot even befriend an older or isolated resident in the London Borough of Newham. This "befriending blockade" is being maintained by senior management in Newham Council right under the nose of Kim Bromley-Derry, the Council's CEO. Declan is trying to get his complaint of discrimination against the Council to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, but not even the Equality Advisory Support Service will confirm whether or not our local Labour MP, Lyn Brown, can refer a complaint of discrimination to the Commission. Quoting from Declan's email yesterday to Director of the Government Equalities Office Hilary Spencer further below:

On 2 September 2016, in reply to my appeal request, Newham Council's Pauline Jones, Interim Head of Complaints and Member Enquiries, was satisfied that my stage one complaint was "assessed correctly" by Bernie Lynch, Complaints and Member Enquiries Manager, who determined that I may not be informed of Active Newham's next befriending 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 irrational and illogical determination from senior management in Newham Council not only denies me the opportunity to befriend an older or isolated resident in my community, but seriously affects my educational and vocational prospects. It 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." And it is discriminatory in its application and impact.

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Declan looks to Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn to advise if the referral of his complaint of discrimination against Newham Council to the Equality and Human Rights Commission falls within the jurisdiction of our local Labour MP



According to the Equality Advisory Support Service, they do not know if a Member of Parliament (MP) can refer a complaint to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Our local Labour MP doesn't know either. With a possible press story in the making, this morning Declan emailed the Leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, with our complaint of discrimination against Newham Council (see my previous blog post, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Formal complaint of discrimination against Newham Council. Declan cannot even befriend an older or isolated resident in the London Borough of Newham). Surely the battle-hardened Jeremy Corbyn knows.

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Meanwhile, the unprecedented double-barrelled attack on our Church and State website continues unabated - SiteGround is paid $1,000 per year to host the site and manage our server - and Facebook's 11th block since 1 December is still in place.

1. Our Facebook likes/shares plugin has been showing zeros to varying degrees on category pages throughout the site since 19 August.

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2. And I've been blogging data relating to non-access to the site since 26 July.

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1st 26 July 2016, 9.34pm
2nd 27 July 2016, 12.10pm
3rd 27 July 2016, 5.55pm
4th 28 July 2016, 11.44pm
5th 29 July 2016, 12.29pm
6th 30 July 2016, 3.58pm
7th 31 July 2016, 7.03pm
8th 2 August 2016, 10.23pm
9th 3 August 2016, 1.05pm
10th 7 August 2016, 10.49am
11th 8 August 2016, 11.38am
12th 14 August 2016, 2.02pm
13th 16 August 2016, 8.56pm
14th 18 August 2016, 10.48pm
15th 18 August 2016, 11.14pm
16th 20 August 2016, 6.04pm
17th 21 August 2016, 2.35pm
18th 25 August 2016, 3.07pm
19th 30 August 2016, 8.10pm
20th 31 August 2016, 1.10am
21st 2 September 2016, 8.44pm

UPDATE

22nd 10 September 2016, 11.51pm
23rd 11 September 2016, 3.46am
24th 15 September 2016, 3.47pm
25th 16 September 2016, 3.45pm
26th 19 September 2016, 4.50am
27th 19 September 2016, 12.15pm
28th 20 September 2016, 4.39pm

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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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Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government: Formal complaint of discrimination against Newham Council. Declan cannot even befriend an older or isolated resident in the London Borough of Newham

Your important mission has apparently been offensive to the usual people for whom free speech and the free expression of ideas is an anathema! Keep firing!!

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

This afternoon the Equality Advisory Support Service told Declan that they didn't think he had a good enough complaint of discrimination against our local council for their referral of the complaint to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. So he brought the complaint to central government and contacted our local MP for the referral. The complaint of discrimination - Newham Council have effectively blocked Declan from befriending on a voluntary basis anyone in the London Borough of Newham - is obvious enough to us. This is Declan's formal complaint of discrimination against Newham Council to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government Sajid Javid:

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While Declan was working on getting his complaint to central government, my work was attacked twice. First Facebook logged me out of my account, and then informed me that as a security precaution they had locked my account.
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Then Facebook blocked me for the eleventh time since 1 December 2015 from posting to groups and without any stated reason or cause. They have yet to respond to my appeal, but they never responded to any of my previous ten appeals so I am not that surprised.
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These are the eleven Facebook blocks we have experienced since 1 December 2015:

1st 1-4 December 2015
2nd 5-7 December 2015
3rd 6-9 January 2016
4th 12-15 January 2016
5th 20-22 January 2016
6th 13-16 February 2016
7th 23-26 March 2016
8th 20-23 May 2016
9th 25-30 May 2016
10th 1-3 July 2016
11th 7-8 September 2016

To the best of our knowledge, not even Shadow Home Office Minister Lyn Brown received a reply from Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch last December.


Facebook UK Managing Director Steve Hatch

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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