Friday, December 09, 2016

Facebook's 17th block against our Church and State website since 1 December 2015 (WITH UPDATE - DAY 3 11/12/2016)



We are calling this Facebook's 17th block since 1 December 2015 - in the video above they even call it a block themselves. This evening Facebook stopped me from posting to groups without first passing through a time-consuming security check for every post I wish to make, and this for an undisclosed period of time and without any stated reason. Normally they block me from joining and posting to groups. Blocks have been extended seemingly for the fun of it, and to date have run up to six days at a time. I only post to groups articles that I have published on our Church and State website. I also only post to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that I am well familiar with; in fact, I am extremely careful on Facebook but it hasn't made a blind bit of difference for over a year now. Facebook did not respond to any of my previous sixteen appeals, so I'm not expecting a response to my appeal this evening. It reads:

For the attention of Mark Zuckerberg, Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Facebook

9 December 2016

Dear Facebook,

I wish to appeal your decision this evening to stop me from posting to groups without first passing through a time-consuming security check for every post I wish to make (called by Facebook a "block"), and this for an undisclosed period of time and without any stated reason.

I have not posted to groups at all today, and yesterday I only posted to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that I am well familiar with.

I have made a video of the security check I must pass through to post to groups; it can be viewed at http://tinypic.com/m/jp9dlt/1. In this instance, I tried to post an article titled "Freedom Of Expression And Religion: Salman Rushdie’s Critics" to an atheist group I actively participate in almost on a daily basis.

This is Facebook's 17th block since 1 December 2015.

1st 1-4 December 2015 (4 days)
2nd 5-7 December 2015 (3 days)
3rd 6-9 January 2016 (4 days)
4th 12-15 January 2016 (4 days)
5th 20-22 January 2016 (3 days)
6th 13-16 February 2016 (4 days)
7th 23-26 March 2016 (4 days)
8th 20-23 May 2016 (4 days)
9th 25-30 May 2016 (6 days)
10th 1-3 July 2016 (3 days)
11th 7-8 September 2016 (2 days)
12th 21-22 September 2016 (3 days)
13th 27-28 September 2016 (2 days)
14th 29 September - 3 October 2016 (5 days)
15th 4-5 October 2016 (2 days)
16th 18-23 October 2016 (6 days)
17th 9 December 2016 (ongoing)

Facebook has not responded to any of my previous 16 appeals, notwithstanding that I only ever post to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that I am well familiar with. I also only post to groups articles that I have already published on our Church and State website.

"Surely after multiple postings [Facebook] must know your content is neither lewd nor extreme," writes Don Collins, President of the International Services Assistance Fund, Washington, DC. Don often sends us material to publish on our Church and State website.

Please note that we currently have 77 Honorary Associates from around the world, including two Nobel prize winners.

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

2 October: Complaint to Facebook Chairman, Chief Executive and Co-Founder Mark Zuckerberg on day 4 of Facebook's 14th block since 1 December 2015

RE: Facebook

Draft paragraph 42 of Declan's next updated complaint to the United Nations.

42. On 13 August 2011, then Home Office Minister Lynne Featherstone wrote to Facebook on the Applicant's behalf, asking that they explain why the Applicant's wife had been barred. The bar was subsequently lifted; however, since 1 December 2015, Facebook has blocked the Applicant's wife from posting to pages and/or groups on seventeen separate occasions, and up to six days at a time. On 22 December 2015, Shadow Home Office Minister Lyn Brown made an enquiry on the Applicant's behalf to Steve Hatch, the Managing Director of Facebook UK, asking if he could offer an explanation as to the terms and conditions the Applicant's wife was alleged to have broken twice previously. To the best of the Applicant's knowledge, Mr Hatch did not respond to this letter. The Applicant's wife only ever posts to groups that are specific to an article's subject and that she is well familiar with, and she only ever posts articles that she has already published on the Church and State website. Nonetheless, Facebook has not acknowledged or responded to any of the Applicant's wife's seventeen appeals since 1 December 2015. Each of the following blocks are well accounted for in the Applicant's wife's N4CM blog:

1st 1-4 December 2015 (4 days)
2nd 5-7 December 2015 (3 days)
3rd 6-9 January 2016 (4 days)
4th 12-15 January 2016 (4 days)
5th 20-22 January 2016 (3 days)
6th 13-16 February 2016 (4 days)
7th 23-26 March 2016 (4 days)
8th 20-23 May 2016 (4 days)
9th 25-30 May 2016 (6 days)
10th 1-3 July 2016 (3 days)
11th 7-8 September 2016 (2 days)
12th 21-22 September 2016 (3 days)
13th 27-28 September 2016 (2 days)
14th 29 September - 3 October 2016 (5 days)
15th 4-5 October 2016 (2 days)
16th 18-23 October 2016 (6 days)
17th 9 December 2016 (ongoing)

UPDATE 11 December (11.26am): Facebook's 17th block since 1 December 2015 still in place. No response to my appeal above.

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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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Will it take the Independent Police Complaints Commission to protect our address with HM Revenue and Customs? (WITH UPDATE 11/12/2016)



Beyond belief.

Donald A. Collins, President of ISAF, Washington DC


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:

29 November 2016

Dear Mr Thompson,

I wrote to you on 27 September 2016 about my concern that HMRC letters addressed to me had been returned to HMRC undelivered.

According to SAIL Business Solutions Ltd on 27 September, their postcode had been used by HMRC as my own for the second year in a row. Subsequently, HMRC put a stop on any correspondence being issued automatically to me because 254 Pentonville Road was not showing on Royal Mail records under postcode N1 9JY.

This morning Mail Boxes (UK) Ltd changed the address on their website to N1 9FQ to reflect its listing on the Royal Mail Postcode Address File since 21 October 2016 (please see MBE's email below). I therefore confirm my business address and personal contact address for HMRC records as below:-

254 Pentonville Road, Suite 101
Islington
London
N1 9FQ

Please would you provide me with a letter confirming that HMRC have the correct address above and that HMRC will not change my address again without notification from me. I also request the removal of the stop on my correspondence from HMRC.

Yours sincerely,

Declan Heavey
Managing Director
Network for Church Monitoring

It's not like we don't have a history with the IPCC.
RE: Removal of our flat door

Paragraph 23(ii) of Declan's updated complaint to the United Nations.

On 21 August 2012, Ms McKenzie signed an undertaking to the County Court promising not to harass the Applicant and his wife following her builder’s removal of the door to their flat (see Annex 9, p. 31). The Independent Police Complaints Commission later upheld the Applicant’s appeal against the police investigation of the incident "on information only", stating that "no further action is required by the force in this instance".

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UPDATE 11 December: We are still waiting for HMRC's response, notwithstanding that I have been blogging this matter since 29 September. We noted at the time that this holding response, which we received by email the morning after Declan's complaint to the chairman of HMRC above, does not carry an address for us:

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Surely it will not take an application to the IPCC to protect our address with HMRC, or a court order. Principle 4 of the Data Protection Act 1998 states that "personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date".

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

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