Thursday, September 30, 2010

A4E: Letter to the Irish Minister for Justice, Equality & Law Reform

As I said in the blog of 22 September A4E: Letter to City of London Police Commissioner Michael Bowron, I am more undocumented than an illegal immigrant following the robbery in June 2008 of all our money and documents in the Sisters of Mercy's Dellow Day Centre for the homeless - for more than 2 1/2 years we were forced to sleep rough on the streets of London by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) because Declan did not "sign on" TWO DAYS BEFORE he was actually due to do so on 29 September 2006 (see blog of 21 June Department for Work and Pensions double breaches the Data Protection Act: Letter to the Information Commissioner). It has taken Broadway Homelessness and Support more than a year to retrieve Declan's birth certificate from Ireland (see blog of 10 September Broadway Homelessness and Support), and they have yet to agree to assist me with requesting my Irish Citizenship Certificate so that I can be reissued an Irish passport (see blog of 13 September Broadway will help me become a Spanish citizen!). This afternoon I even received an email from the Private Secretary to Irish Minister Dermot Ahern. Declan will send this thread to him by registered post tomorrow (the letter from the Papal Nuncio regarding the Sisters of Mercy is published here):



(In the video contained in the blog of 3 September Declan's case against A4E on YouTube, I explain that we came to England from Dublin in 2003 and for two years attempted to start a network of those abused by church with our own money and how the opposition we encountered was so great that we had no choice but to go on benefits in 2005. And if you want to know what kind of opposition we encountered before we were forced to the streets for more than 2 1/2 years, the blog of 11 September City of London Police in the spotlight contains some photos of our flooded kitchen and bathroom in August 2004!)

This afternoon I ran into my A4E (Action for Employment) employment officer Greg Janiszek in a major way - A4E is a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the DWP. Janiszek had the cheek to tell me that the reason why I have not gained meaningful employment is because I am sending all my CVs and application forms to non-profits through the post! He is of course well aware that Declan has written to our MP Lynne Featherstone, now a minister in the Home Office, asking her to be of assistance "in correcting the unlawful violation of our basic right to send and receive email without interference" (see blog of 21 April Interception of communications: Declan writes to our MP). This is her most recent letter to Declan, which I have shown Janiszek on more than one occasion (click to enlarge):



Janiszek is also aware that Declan's petition to the UN regarding stem cell research has been shelved several times because almost no scientist was getting his email in their Inbox (see here); that our blog and the NAC website has been hacked and vandalised several times (see here and here); and that abuse has been hurled at a NAC Honorary Associate via Skype (see here). I am not sure if I have told him that in 2008 over 300 draft documents were erased from our Gmail account (see here). But certainly I have informed him, and more than once, that the original NAC website was suspended in March 2008 due to a Spamcop report that was drawn up the day after the Home Office denied that a warrant had been issued to intercept Declan's communications (see here).

No employer or agent has ever got back to either of us to tell us we are living in the twentieth century! We are doing our very best to find employment despite all the obstacles. Between two training courses (Declan actually attends a third training course on Saturdays - of no interest to A4E because it is in his "free time") and travelling to and from an allocated A4E branch that is not even in our own borough (our local A4E branch happens to be less than a ten-minute walk away from our flat), we do not have the time for a window-dressing exercise through Gmail. We have to get through to employers, and the only way to do that is to send CVs and application forms through the post, notwithstanding the time, trouble and expense.

My Irish Citizenship Certificate aside (Janiszek has asked me not to send him any more emails regarding this matter), why doesn't this employment officer facilitate my efforts by getting me the work experience I need - work experience they are obliged to provide me with and which I am repeatedly asking him for? Neither has Janiszek lifted one finger to help me get onto a training course. A4E, a private company, is the largest provider of welfare to work programmes on behalf of the DWP. Who is in breach of contract here?

More like a cheek and a half.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It is always something with Highgate Jobcentre Plus

This morning I had my first bit of luck in a long time! Our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus, couldn't find the form I sign to make sure our benefits are paid in full next Tuesday, only to discover that it was actually in my file all the time. Phew!

Declan has spent two months now writing to the manager of this jobcentre. When we signed on two weeks ago, it was more of the same: what letters? (see blog of 9 September Highgate Jobcentre Plus doesn't disappoint). Surely in two weeks time, after this letter to the manager, it won't be "What Appeal?" (see blog of 21 September Two allegations against Declan within a week):



World Contraception Day 2010 takes place on 26 September. The Catholic church wouldn't agree at all, but lack of effective sexual reproductive health is a key factor contributing to the problems of population growth and population growth is one of the driving forces behind the growth of greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change. Does this not make the Vatican one of the great carbon polluters of the world?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

A4E: Letter to City of London Police Commissioner Michael Bowron

What a nightmare the robbery of all our money and documents in the Sisters of Mercy's Dellow Centre - the same morning Declan was due to send his second Request for Priority to the European Court of Human Rights from the street (see here) - is turning out to be. In the blog of 11 September City of London Police in the spotlight, I published an email of reply from the head of the City of London Police, Commissioner Michael Bowron, signed by Superintendent Lorraine Cussen, threatening us with physical removal from the porch we were sleeping in - the very same day we dramatically came off the street! In this email, it was also suggested that we seek the assistance of Broadway Homelessness and Support, a premier homelessness organisation in London. Well, it has taken Broadway more than a year to retrieve Declan's birth certificate from Ireland (see blog of 10 September Broadway Homelessness and Support), and they have yet to agree to assist me with requesting my Irish Citizenship Certificate so that I can be reissued an Irish passport (see blog of 13 September Broadway will help me become a Spanish citizen!).



In this thread to Commissioner Bowron, Action for Employment (A4E) are back in the frame (see blog of 18 September A4E continues to flout the law despite Declan's appeal). A4E is a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions. I have been doing my very best of late to try and get them to phone Broadway about my Irish Citizenship Certificate, but today I again ran up against a brick wall (click to enlarge):



I do have all our important documentation on memory sticks, but not even an illegal immigrant is as undocumented as we are!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Two allegations against Declan within a week!

In the blog of 16 September Jobcentre confirms A4E broke the law, I wrote that our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus, had something cooking when they sent a letter to Declan calling him for an interview today to discuss a "query" on our claim to benefits. Well, we attended the interview only to be informed that somebody had told the Jobcentre that Declan was getting paid as the director of NAC! The grilling lasted almost 40 minutes, but at the end of it all, the compliance officer told us "the doubt has been removed". Declan's statement reads (archived here):

I maintain a website with my wife at churchandstate.org.uk (NAC) on a voluntary basis. This does not affect my job seeking in any way. It is voluntary work carried out in my free time outside my job seeking pursuits. NAC is not registered as a company, although I am working in my free time to that end. I am not formally a "director", therefore, and I do not get paid. I have submitted with this statement bank statements going back four months. I refute the allegation made against me (by an unknown source) completely.


This is of course the second allegation against Declan within a week. The first allegation came compliments of Action for Employment (A4E) - a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions. They tyrannically allege, having seriously breached section 9(6) of the Jobseekers Act 1995 by denying Declan the Decision Maker (the Secretary of State) on proposed variations of his jobseeker's agreement, that he has been disruptive in our local A4E branch (see blog of 14 September Declan appeals A4E). They have also transferred him back to a branch which he requested a transfer out of due to ease of travel (see previous blog A4E continues to flout the law despite Declan's appeal). Clearly A4E are beyond the pale. This is an extract from Declan's appeal against Highgate Jobcentre Plus, which will be dispatched by registered post tomorrow morning (click to enlarge). The letter he refers to in this extract from the manager of Highgate Jobcentre Plus is published in the blog of 16 September Jobcentre confirms A4E broke the law.



Below is a video of the speech by Richard Dawkins at the "Protest The Pope" rally last Saturday. Although not all secularists are as straight-talking as Dawkins, if there were more powerful voices like his, the government would be more careful about silencing people like us. (In the video contained in the blog of 3 September Declan's case against A4E on YouTube, I explain that we came to England from Dublin in 2003 and for two years attempted to start a network of those abused by church with our own money and how the opposition we encountered was so great that we had no choice but to go on benefits in 2005. And if you want to know what kind of opposition we encountered before we were forced to the streets for more than 2 1/2 years, the blog of 11 September City of London Police in the spotlight contains some photos of our flooded kitchen and bathroom in August 2004!)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

A4E continues to flout the law despite Declan's appeal

Action for Employment (A4E), a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions, continues to flout the law despite our jobcentre confirming in writing that they broke it (see previous blog Jobcentre confirms A4E broke the law) and Declan's appeal against them for an Appeal Tribunal (see blog of 14 September Declan appeals A4E).

Rather than this provider choosing to refer their Holloway branch's proposed jobseeker's agreement to the Decision Maker (the Secretary of State) in accordance with section 9(6) of the Jobseekers Act 1995, they have transferred Declan back to their Camden branch. Because we have to put a minimum of 8 hours per week there using the computers to look for work, Declan wasn't too keen about wasting more than an hour travelling back and forth and asked to be transferred to the Holloway branch, which is no more than a ten minute walk away for us. This is from A4E:



After more than a year of Broadway Homelessness and Support trying to obtain Declan's birth certificate from Ireland (see blog of 10 September Broadway Homelessness and Support), yesterday it finally arrived in the post ... in an envelope addressed to S Riches! On 18 June 2008 we were robbed of all our money and documents in the Sisters of Mercy's Dellow Centre (see blog of 4 September Sisters of Mercy revisited - our first YouTube video; this blog also contains a letter from the Papal Nuncio). I have asked my A4E employment officer to inquire of Broadway whether they are willing to assist me with requesting my Irish citizenship certificate (see blog of 13 September Broadway will help me become a Spanish citizen!). To up the ante on this request, I have not only copied everyone au fait with the robbery into this email to him, but added the Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs to the list:



In his opening address to the Queen at Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh on Thursday, the pope has once again stirred controversy after he associated atheism with the Nazis. Coming from an organisation that treats child sexual abuse as trivial, that's about as rich as it gets! Check this short clip for an investigation by Channel 4:

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jobcentre confirms A4E broke the law

Action for Employment (A4E) is a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). In the previous blog, I published Declan's appeal against A4E for unfair treatment. Well, we now have a letter to hand from the manager of our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus, confirming that A4E broke the law. 

On 16 August, Declan requested both verbally and in writing that A4E refer a proposed jobseeker's agreement of theirs to the Decision Maker (the Secretary of State) under section 9(6) of the Jobseekers Act 1995. This section states quite clearly that "The employment officer may, and if asked to do so by the claimant shall forthwith, refer a proposed jobseeker’s agreement to the Secretary of State". According to the Jobcentre, this referral was never made by A4E:



In fact, A4E's flouting of the law took place right under the nose of this manager (see blog of 9 September Highgate Jobcentre Plus doesn't disappoint), as well as A4E chairman and owner, Emma Harrison CBE. Declan has also been writing to new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith (see blog of 8 September Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions). Of course, it was the DWP that forced us to live rough on the streets of London for more than 2 1/2 years because Declan did not "sign on" TWO DAYS BEFORE he was due to do so on 29 September 2006 (see blog of 21 June Department for Work and Pensions double breaches the Data Protection Act: Letter to the Information Commissioner). This letter also arrived from the Jobcentre in yesterday's post (you wouldn't know what they have cooking):


By the way, in the video contained in the blog of 3 September Declan's case against A4E on YouTube video I explain that we came to England from Dublin in 2003 and for two years attempted to start a network of those abused by church with our own money and how the opposition we encountered was so great that we had no choice but to go on benefits in 2005. Oh, and if you want to know what kind of opposition we encountered, the blog of 11 September City of London Police in the spotlight contains some photos of our flooded kitchen and bathroom in August 2004. Talking about freedom of expression, check this one-minute clip for a British Catholic priest saying, with an straight face, "Thank goodness we live in a country where we can protest freely. And I think it's important that people can do that. And it's important for the church to be listening to people's concerns and issues. I think that is very important."

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Declan appeals A4E

Declan has put in an appeal for an Appeal Tribunal against Action for Employment (A4E) - a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions. Basically, he has now received an electronic copy of a letter that has yet to arrive in the post but, within two paragraphs, this letter is both breaking the law and making serious and unfounded allegations against Declan (click to enlarge). Who has the credibility problem?



It seems that A4E are like the police and can't investigate themselves (see blog of 11 September City of London Police in the spotlight). In fact, they are quite dangerous: request a decision maker on a proposed jobseeker's agreement in pursuance of Section 9(6) of the Jobseeker's Act 1995 and you are lucky if you don't find yourself in a Magistrates Court for a breach of the peace! And all of this under the nose of the A4E chairman and owner, Emma Harrison CBE, and the manager of our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus (see blog of 9 September Highgate Jobcentre Plus doesn't disappoint).

A4E now either re-investigate Declan's case for unfair treatment or he will make sure it sees an Appeal Tribunal. He is also willing to file this case in court down the line. This is an extract from his appeal, which was dispatched by registered post this morning (click to enlarge). The letter he refers to in this extract to the manager of Highgate Jobcentre Plus is published in the blog of 28 August Perhaps the Department for Work and Pensions will understand YouTube videos.



As I said in the previous blog, Declan has repeatedly asked Broadway Homelessness and Support, a premier homelessness organisation in London, to assist me with requesting my birth certificate from Madrid so that I can be reissued an Irish passport - on 18 June 2008 we were robbed of all our money and documents in the Sisters of Mercy's Dellow Centre (see blog of 4 September Sisters of Mercy revisited - our first YouTube video). My A4E employment officer has now agreed to contact Broadway. To further up the ante, I have copied this letter to just about everyone au fait with the robbery (the blog of 4 September just mentioned carries a letter from the Papal Nuncio):

Monday, September 13, 2010

Broadway will help me become a Spanish citizen!

Broadway Homelessness and Support, a premier homelessness organisation in London, has been trying to obtain Declan's birth certificate from Dublin for over a year now with no result (see Friday's blog Broadway Homelessness and Support). This arises from the robbery on 18 June 2008 of all our money and documents in the Sisters of Mercy's Dellow Centre (see blog of 4 September Sisters of Mercy revisited - our first YouTube video). Declan has also repeatedly asked Broadway to assist me with requesting my birth certificate from Madrid so that I can be reissued an Irish passport. They are willing to assist me with requesting a Spanish Identity Card - just about the last thing on my mind! Anyway, this is Declan's latest email to them, copied to those he emailed on Friday when we decided to up the ante on all this:



As I stated in the blog of 14 August Declan pays £100 to be linked to the cable TV network in the house (this blog contains stunning photos of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler who lived for a couple of years in one of the rooms below us), we've had four TV blow-outs in less than 10 months. Although we have yet to be connected to the cable TV network in the house, we have an explanation for the TV blow-outs. It turns out to be a wet cable section - psychotronic attack ruled out! - and likely pockets of water in the cable due to a combination of a connection without waterproof insulating tape and a damaged cable. Phew!





In the blog of 8 September Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, I put the trailer for the new film Psywar: The real battlefield is your mind which features among others Noam Chomsky, the late Howard Zinn, Peter Phillip of Project Censored and Just Jhally of Media Education Foundation. The film is first class. Watch a few minutes of this and you'll be hooked. Seriously informative.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

This blog is hijacked and vandalised

Goodness! I hadn't even finished uploading the previous blog City of London Police in the spotlight, when Declan called to tell me that Friday's blog Broadway Homelessness and Support had been hijacked and vandalised! He was right ... the first graphic I had - a letter that Declan wrote to Broadway requesting they chase up my birth certificate from Madrid (back now) - had been changed without us knowing it.



Of course, I have now changed all my passwords, although I do that quite often. Oh, check my blog of 20 January DISCLAIMER: THIS BLOG IS HACKED for, among other things, a hacker's abuse of one of our Honorary Associates via Skype. At the end of the previous blog I write: "Well, how threatening can a network of those abused by church be that has 33 Honorary Associates, scholars of every sort - scientists, theologians, sociologists, literary critics, philosophers and more?" Well, perhaps the answer is VERY!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

City of London Police in the spotlight

As I showed in yesterday's blog, when we were robbed of all our money and documents (including birth certificates, passports, academic qualifications, etc) in the Sisters of Mercy's Dellow Centre, the Metropolitan Police wrote to Declan a year later in such a manner that someone could have made out that the robbery didn't even take place. Moreover, the opposition to us obtaining new documentation is so great that Broadway Homelessness and Support, a premier homelessness organisation in London, haven't even been able to get Declan's birth certificate from Dublin in over a year of trying, and have yet to agree to assist me with requesting my birth certificate from Madrid.

Throughout our more than 2 1/2 years sleeping rough on the streets of London we were also dealing with the City of London Police. This is an email from the head of the City of London Police, Commissioner Michael Bowron, threatening us with physical removal from the porch we were sleeping in the very same day we came off the street (see also blog of 12 July 2009 Police threaten us with physical force at the place we sleep, Salters):



In this two-minute extract from our first YouTube video (see blog of 4 September 2010 Sisters of Mercy revisited - our first YouTube video), Declan speaks at Salters' Hall of our dramatic exit from the street. (Declan mistakenly states in this extract that we slept in the porch at the back of Salters' Hall for near on a year "from December to January", when he meant to say from December to July. Well, as he says at the outset, this is a draft video!)



When I also explained in the previous blog that we came to England from Dublin in 2003 and for two years attempted to start a network of those abused by church with our own money and how the opposition we encountered was so strong that we had no choice but to go on benefits in 2005 - a year later we were forced to the street - I wasn't joking. In August 2004, for example, we woke up one morning to find that the people living in the flat above us (our flat was the one that doesn't have its windows open) had flooded our kitchen and bathroom. If Declan hadn't been able to disconnect the electricity in the bathroom in time, who knows how things might have turned out.







Well, we all know what happens when the state decides to target somebody. Just ask Julian Assange of Wikileaks. In the UK, we have the example of MI5 whistleblower David Shayler - as Declan mentions in the video clip above, we are actually tenants in the same house Shayler lived in for a couple of years - who now goes by the name of Delores Kane, and has declared himself to be Jesus (see blog of 2 June More electronic harassment? Fifth TV rendered useless for a still of the shocking photo of Shayler that flashes up in the video clip). According to the BBC's Panorama programme, Shayler “caused the biggest crisis of official secrecy since the spy catcher affair”. Of course, ordinary folks are supposed to be under the illusion that the west is progressive and freedom of speech is the norm. Well, how threatening can a network of those abused by church be that has 33 Honorary Associates, scholars of every sort - scientists, theologians, sociologists, literary critics, philosophers and more?

Friday, September 10, 2010

Broadway Homelessness and Support

Broadway Homelessness and Support, a premier homelessness organisation in London, has been trying to obtain Declan's birth certificate from Dublin for over a year (since August 2009) and they have now confirmed that they are going to try again for the third time - on 18 June 2008 we were robbed of all our money and documents, including birth certificates, passports, academic qualifications and references, in the Dellow Day Centre of the Providence Row Charity run by the RC Sisters of Mercy (see blog of 4 September Sisters of Mercy revisited - our first YouTube video). Declan has repeatedly asked Broadway to request my birth certificate from Madrid but they have yet to agree to do so. This afternoon Declan upped the ante with this email to the organisation - copied to just about everyone! - with zero effect (click to enlarge):



The then head of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, in his capacity as Archbishop of Westminster, was informed of the robbery in the Dellow Centre and the fact that the nuns had refused to provide the police with CCTV coverage of it (see blog of 4 July 2008 Second Request for Priority to the European Court). The police got back to Declan in writing a year later (see below). But instead of stating that they closed the case because the nuns wouldn't provide them with the CCTV footage they needed, they go and write that there was not enough evidence! If Declan hadn't emailed the chief executive of Providence Row at the time of the robbery - her office is almost next to the canteen where the robbery took place - the point could be made now that maybe the robbery never even happened...





By the way, in the video contained in the blog of 3 September I explain that we came to England from Dublin in 2003 and for two years attempted to start a network of those abused by church with our own money and how the opposition we encountered was so great that we had no choice but to go on benefits in 2005. Of course, a year later we were forced to the street (see previous blog). But didn't I say we encountered tremendous opposition?

This short clip exposes how the police, the Catholic church and the state conspired to cover up a priest's suspected role in one of the worst atrocities of the Northern Ireland Troubles.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Highgate Jobcentre Plus doesn't disappoint

For over a month now, Declan has been spending money we don't have on registered letters to, among others, the manager of our jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus, regarding Action for Employment (A4E) - a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). This morning when Declan and I attended the jobcentre to sign our declarations it was more of the same: what letters? (The previous blog Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions has the background to the story so I won't repeat it here.) Having been forced to live rough on the streets of London for more than 2 1/2 years because Declan did not "sign on" TWO DAYS BEFORE he was due to do so on 29 September 2006 (see blog of 21 June 2010 Department for Work and Pensions double breaches the Data Protection Act: Letter to the Information Commissioner), we are under no illusion that the DWP is overly concerned about the law being on our side. So this is Declan's email to the chairman and owner of A4E, Emma Harrison CBE (see blog of 12 August Chairman of A4E in the spotlight; a steel worker's daughter, 43 year old Harrison is Britain's richest female entrepreneur):



Declan's follow up letter to Harrison has been archived here - this letter with enclosures is one of two letters that are central to our case for an Appeal Tribunal.

In our situation, it is natural for us to empathise with Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, who is the target of a US Government smear campaign to destroy Wikileaks's effectiveness by discrediting their leadership, splitting them off from their supporters and donation base - we are actually tenants in the same house MI5 whistleblower David Shayler lived in for a couple of years; Shayler now goes by the name of Delores Kane, and has declared himself to be Jesus (see blog of 2 June More electronic harassment? Fifth TV rendered useless for a shocking photo of Shayler being removed from a squat). I have found a good article which deals with just how credible are the sexual allegations against Assange. Army Private First Class Bradley Manning, aged 22, has been held in isolation since May, charged with releasing classified documents to Wikileaks. One of those documents is a 2007 video that shows American troops shooting and killing 12 people, including two Reuters employees.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

We have to sign on tomorrow morning at our local jobcentre, Highgate Jobcentre Plus, and we are certain there is something there in store for us (see previous blog New email to the chairman and owner of A4E). Basically, Action for Employment (A4E) - a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions - wants Declan to amend his existing jobseeker's agreement, dated 26 July 2010, in such a way that would enable them to, among other things, put him in any job of their choosing. According to Section 9(6) of the Jobseekers Act 1995, a claimant can ask for a proposed jobseeker's agreement to be referred to a decision maker, which is what Declan has done. A4E refused (although they have yet to do so in writing), and have even gone so far as to have him removed from their premises by the police (see blog of 3 September Declan's case against A4E on YouTube video; this video is also now in NAC About, where an updated version of it will remain).

Registered letters to the chairman and owner of A4E, Emma Harrison CBE (see blog of 12 August Chairman of A4E in the spotlight) and to the manager of the Jobcentre are not acknowledged - not even when one of A4E's Advisers, the Rt Hon David Blunkett, a former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, seeks a response! I have already written that if we don't step our game up, we are back to the street (see blog of 26 August A4E seek to have our benefits suspended/terminated with a telephone call), so this is Declan's email to new Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith, the main content of which was dispatched to him by registered post this afternoon in letter format:



And this was delivered by hand to the manager of the Jobcentre, with the original dispatched to her by registered post (the letter Declan refers to here from Blunkett is archived here):



As I stated in the blog of 28 August Perhaps the Department for Work and Pensions will understand YouTube videos, I have started to produce YouTube videos with the intention of reaching out to other targeted individuals, people who, like us, are at the receiving end of covert action. Everybody knows the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, who is at the moment battling allegations of rape - he must be exceptionally good at multitasking! This particular propaganda is already having an effect, and some fellow Wikileaks activists, including an Icelandic parliamentarian, are considering asking him to step down from his role as the group's public face, or ousting him if he won't leave voluntarily. Anybody wanting to know just how effective propaganda is in the control of information and thought, should spend two minutes watching this trailer for the new film Psywar.

Psywar Trailer from S DN on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

New email to the chairman and owner of A4E

For six weeks now Declan has been dealing with A4E (Action for Employment), a private sector company that has £300 million of Government training contracts and controls 25% of the long-term unemployment budget for the Department for Work and Pensions - with zero success. Emails and registered letters to the chairman and owner, Emma Harrison CBE (see blog of 12 August Chairman of A4E in the spotlight) are not acknowledged - not even when one of their advisers, the Rt Hon David Blunkett, a former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, seeks a response! I have already written that if we don't step our game up, we are back to the street (see blog of 26 August A4E seek to have our benefits suspended/terminated with a telephone call), so this is Declan's latest to Harrison:



It was Gilad Atzmon, an Israeli political commentator, who explained - prior to the international symposium on the war on terror in London last July that was organised by Declan with NAC Honorary Associate Dr Jim Fetzer (see blog of 26 August A4E seek to have our benefits suspended/terminated with a telephone call) - that there is a bigger war going on and it is a war against freedom of expression. It seems that evidence shows he is right. Why, otherwise, would police be taking photos of just about anyone attending political meetings here in London (see caption below)? I suppose that to run a network of those abused by church is also seen as exercising freedom of expression, which would explain why there is yet another attempt to put us back to the street, where the Department for Work and Pensions has already had us for more than 2 1/2 years.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Sisters of Mercy revisited - our first YouTube video

This morning the NAC website was nowhere to be seen and I thought that my new hosting company, JustHost, rated the most reliable hosting company in the UK (see blog of 8 August NAC new domain: churchandstate.org.uk), had even closed my account because I couldn't get access to it (graphic below). Two hours later everything was back. On 15 August, 27 Categories and 77 Tags I had at that time were deleted from my WordPress, only to reappear less than an hour later (see graphic here). And NAC pages have also been slowed down with this hosting company to a virtual standstill (see video here), although they are fine now.



The NAC website, first launched in October 2004, has in fact been removed from the internet on three distinct occasions (see About). Most notably, the website was suspended in March 2008 due to a Spamcop report that was drawn up the day after the Home Office denied that a warrant had been issued to intercept Declan's communications!

Below is a video for YouTube which we recorded earlier this week. We revisited some of the places we frequented during the more than 2 1/2 years we were forced to sleep rough on the streets of London by the Department for Work and Pensions. One such place is the RC Sisters of Mercy Dellow Centre, where we were robbed of all our money and documents the morning Declan was due to send his second Request for Priority to the European Court of Human Rights (see here). We are trying to reach out to other targeted individuals before we are forced back to living rough on the streets (see previous blog Declan's case against A4E on YouTube video).



This is the Dellow Centre. The canteen area, which can be seen here, is where we were robbed during the few seconds that Declan did not have our bags in his line of sight (see blog of 18 June Declan robbed in the Sisters of Mercy Dellow Centre). The case was shut down by the police after the nuns refused to provide them with CCTV coverage of the robbery (see blog of 25 June 2008 Police 'No sleeping' sign in the porch):



And this from the Papal Nuncio:

Friday, September 03, 2010

Declan's case against A4E on YouTube video

In the previous blog Perhaps the Department for Work and Pensions will understand YouTube videos, I wrote that if we didn't step our game up, we would almost certainly end up back on the street - where the DWP has had us for more than 2 1/2 years because Declan didn't "sign on" TWO DAYS BEFORE he was due to do so on 29 September 2006 (see blog of 21 June 2010 Department for Work and Pensions double breaches the Data Protection Act: Letter to the Information Commissioner). Not even this letter from the Rt Hon David Blunkett, a former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, has been able to elicit a response from the chairman and owner of Action for Employment, Emma Harrison CBE (see blog of 12 August Chairman of A4E in the spotlight; a steel worker's daughter, 43 year old Harrison is Britain's richest female entrepreneur):



In this video, Declan takes on A4E, and Harrison, outside the branch of theirs in Holloway that had him escorted from the building by the police last week (the letter Declan refers to in this video from the Queen is archived here):