Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Internet cuts: We pay £65 per month for BT Infinity but feel we are in a race against time to stay online (WITH UPDATE 22/7/2017 RE: 81st Internet cut since 26 May 2017)

The tyranny of threatened powerful ideologies is exactly what you live to combat.

Donald A. Collins, President, International Services Assistance Fund, Washington DC

UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

It's not just Facebook blocks, blocks on public access to our Church and State website and the daily targeting to fluctuating degrees of category pages throughout the site that Declan and I are dealing with these days; see my previous blog post, Facebook's 21st block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015 (WITH UPDATE 21/6/2017). We are now dealing with Internet cuts as well. Presented below is this morning's 20th recorded internet cut since 26 May. Our concern since the second internet cut on 27 May has been whether we will have the internet to increase our connections across northern Europe, particularly in Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands (see our distinguished list of 121 Honorary Associates from around the world, including two Nobel Prize winners). British Telecom is one of the world's leading communications services companies. We pay BT £65.53 per month (£786.36 per year) for BT Infinity fibre optic broadband. It is noteworthy that the internet cuts we had been experiencing increased dramatically after a BT engineer attended on 12 June; and this despite the fact that he not only provided us with a brand new phone socket but that he also could not find a problem with our line. On 16 June we had a record-equalling 4 internet cuts in one night. The night before that, we had to suspend work on our Church and State website after exactly the same treatment. After this morning's internet cut, we feel we are in a race against time to stay online. So I am double-focused on Denmark.

Denmark Ditches Blasphemy Laws


1st 26 May 2017, 1.39pm
2nd 27 May 2017, 12.32pm
3rd 3 June 2017, 8.45pm
4th 4 June 2017, 11.49am
5th 4 June 2017, 1.32pm
6th 9 June 2017, 10.50pm
7th 13 June 2017, 9.48am
8th 13 June 2017, 12.48pm
9th 15 June 2017, 6.50am
10th 15 June 2017, 8.01pm
11th 15 June 2017, 9.48pm
12th 15 June 2017, 10.18pm
13th 15 June 2017, 11.06pm
14th 16 June 2017, 12.19am
15th 16 June 2017, 7.16pm
16th 16 June 2017, 8.02pm
17th 16 June 2017, 10.49pm
18th 16 June 2017, 11.32pm
19th 20 June 2017, 11.32pm
20th 21 June 2017, 1.00am


21st 24 June 2017, 10.01am
22nd 24 June 2017, 5.33pm
23rd 25 June 2017, 12.01pm
24th 25 June 2017, 2.11pm
25th 25 June 2017, 3.31pm
26th 25 June 2017, 5.53pm

27th 26 June 2017, 5.02pm
28th 26 June 2017, 9.50pm
29th 27 June 2017, 6.48pm
30th 28 June 2017, 1.32pm
31st 28 June 2017, 3.17pm
32nd 28 June 2017, 5.02pm
33rd 29 June 2017, 6.49pm
34th 29 June 2017, 8.18pm
35th 29 June 2017, 10.18pm
36th 1 July 2017, 7.48pm
37th 2 July 2017, 10.16am
38th 2 July 2017, 12.33pm
39th 3 July 2017, 2.35pm
40th 3 July 2017, 6.45pm
41st 4 July 2017, 2.35pm
42nd 5 July 2017, 4.04pm
43rd 5 July 2017, 6.33pm
44th 5 July 2017, 7.37pm
45th 6 July 2017, 1.17pm
46th 6 July 2017, 2.50pm
47th 6 July 2017, 4.18pm
48th 6 July 2017, 5.02pm
49th 6 July 2017, 7.31pm
50th 6 July 2017, 9.32pm

51st 8 July 2017, 9.46am
52nd 8 July 2017, 10.46am
53rd 8 July 2017, 8.03pm
54th 9 July 2017, 9.34am
55th 9 July 2017, 8.35pm
56th 9 July 2017, 10.49pm
57th 10 July 2017, 1.33pm
58th 12 July 2017, 8.35am
59th 12 July 2017, 12.48pm
60th 12 July 2017, 3.02pm
61st 12 July 2017, 6.17pm
62nd 16 July 2017, 12.15am
63rd 16 July 2017, 5.46pm
64th 17 July 2017, 7.56pm
65th 18 July 2017, 8.38am
66th 18 July 2017, 9.46am
67th 18 July 2017, 7.38pm
68th 18 July 2017, 9.52pm
69th 18 July 2017, 10.36pm

70th 19 July 2017, 3.18pm
71st 19 July 2017, 4.46pm
72nd 19 July 2017, 6.11pm
73rd 20 July 2017, 6.02pm
74th 21 July 2017, 8.05am
75th 21 July 2017, 9.16am
76th 21 July 2017, 11.31am
77th 22 July 2017, 12.18am
78th 22 July 2017, 1.21pm
79th 22 July 2017, 4.03pm
80th 22 July 2017, 5.48pm
81st 22 July 2017, 6.05pm
Update Summation 22 July (7.09pm)

81 internet cuts since 26 May 2017. 4 internet cuts on 25 June (in bold); a record-breaking 6 cuts on 6 July (in bold); 5 cuts on 18 July (in bold); 5 cuts so far today (as of 22 July at 7.09pm).

* 12 (in bold) out of the first 18 internet cuts were within the first four days of the BT engineer's visit on 12 June. It is a matter of written record that this engineer "securely fitted a brand new master socket to another location on the same wall. He also carried out a comprehensive line test and could not find a problem with [our] line".

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Re: Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)

Paragraph 12 of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations under Article 19 (freedom of expression) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

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. The President of the London-based Privacy International, Simon Davies, asks: "If spying on human rights NGOs isn't off limits for GCHQ, then what is?"

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From a fascinating excerpt from Glenn Greenwald's book "No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State":

All of the evidence highlights the implicit bargain that is offered to citizens: pose no challenge and you have nothing to worry about. Mind your own business, and support or at least tolerate what we do, and you'll be fine. Put differently, you must refrain from provoking the authority that wields surveillance powers if you wish to be deemed free of wrongdoing.

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