Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Manchester incident

Sun sinks to new low

How did May know it was a terrorist ?

Sinead O`Connor threatens Tusla

"Sinead O`Connor has threatened to commit suicide if she doesn't get her younger children back."

"The singer said child and family agency Tusla they will have a celebrity `death on their hands` if they continue to keep them from her."

"The mum of four took to Facebook on Friday night threatening she would attempt to take her life if the State body does not allow her access."

"The Nothing Compares 2 U star, 50, had been based in Chicago for most of last year following a reported suicide bid in Ireland days before Christmas 2015."

"Sinead sparked more concern earlier last year when she went missing for 24 hours on a bike ride around Chicago city but was later found safe and well. She now lives in New York."

"The grandmother has three sons and one daughter. Jake Reynolds, 30, is her eldest, followed by 21-year-old Roisin Waters plus two others who are minors."

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Ex mayor of Islington has connections with Fallen Angels

"An ex-mayor of Islington and top councillor at the time when children were being raped in kids` homes has sensationally admitted her links to a pro-paedophile group that supported child sex in early 1980."
"The council said it was `shocked and concerned` by the Gazette`s information and has promised an inquiry led by a top lawyer."
"When approached, the former social services committee chair at first said she had `no memory of the period`."
"But then later came clean about her pro-paedophile past after being shown evidence - saying she was `a complete bloody idiot` who had been manipulated by those around her."
"However, just before the Gazette went to press, she changed her story again to say the allegations were `untrue and unfounded`.
"Survivors of the abuse say someone who had apparently held such repellent views should never have been given political responsibility for young people."
"Today, after a major investigation, the Gazette can reveal that documents show."
  • "Former councillor Sandy Marks, who chaired the social services committee during the children`s homes scandal of the 1990s, attended a conference with a radical pro-paedophile activist group called Fallen Angels in 1980."
  • "The Fallen Angels campaigned to abolish age of consent laws and condemned child protection as `a racket`."

Only desperation drives social workers to confide in reporters. Their obligation in dealing with children is to retreat into secrecy to protect the child`s future. In Islington the social workers are desperate.
At their request we have examined the state of affairs within the remit of Islington social services department. We have studied hundreds of pages of confidential documents and taped many hours of interviews with staff, parents, children and police during the past 12 weeks.
What has emerged is a scandalous dereliction of duty by the council, institutionalised neglect that has exposed the most vulnerable children in its care to paedophiles, pimps, prostitutes and pornographers.
At first, as we investigated their concerns, we could scarcely believe what we were told.
How could suspected pimps have sex with children in council homes?
How could children in care be seduced into drugs, homosexuality and prostitution?
Above all, how could this have continued to happen after it had been brought to the attention of senior officials at the council?
There is a national crisis in residential care where disadvantaged or disturbed children are placed when their parents and guardians can no longer cope. Islington cannot be blamed for this, nor for the geography of its inner-city poverty flanked by the red light districts of King`s Cross and Soho.
Islington`s residential staff are nationally typical. They are mostly untrained, poorly paid and often alone on duty with needy and difficult children. Many are dedicated, selfless and untiring; others, sadly, are not.
What is inexcusable is the council`s refusal to listen and act when experienced staff and scared... children have tried to articulate their agony.
Equally inexcusable is a slavish adherence to a confused ideology. This allows the borough to actively advertise for homosexual and lesbian staff in its homes and then, when this liberal policy is abused by paedophiles sheltering behind the `gay rights` banner, to reject its critics as `homophobic`.
[The Evening Standard, October 6, 1992]

Children being abused while in the care of the state still goes on at the present time and is UK-wide. There isn`t a political leader who is not aware of it.

A century of progress ?

"Let’s imagine a modern version of Rip Van Winkle: a man who dozed off in the year 1917, slept for a century, and woke to a drastically different world one of transcontinental flights, pocket-sized supercomputers, political representation of women and minorities, and millions rising out of poverty worldwide. Our Rip Van Winkle would be shocked, fascinated, and overwhelmed."

"Luckily for Rip, if he needed to relax, there’s one place he could go to immediately feel at home: school. The average schoolroom of 2017 would feel shockingly similar to the schoolroom of 1917: a welcome relief for any confused time traveler. But as Rip started learning more about the modern world, the schoolroom wouldn’t relax him for very long."

"Why, he might ask, hadn’t a century of progress changed how children are educated?"

This is the argument that is used to push for self-directed learning, that is, tying every child to a digital device. It is important to see through the argument and to know that there are good reasons why some things do not change.

Head of charity placed on sex offenders register

"The head of a charity has been placed on the sex offenders register after claiming that images of child abuse found on his computer had been put there by hackers."

"William Wood, 61, told a court that his laptop had been targeted by criminals who downloaded the indecent images of children as young as four to the device before deleting them."

"The retired IT expert said that he had no knowledge of the images, some at the most serious end of the scale, when police raided his home in December 2015."

"Wood, who ran an African child education charity, the Dignity Project, said his Twitter and bank accounts had previously been targeted by criminals."

"However, a jury unanimously found him guilty of two charges of possessing and downloading indecent iages of childrenn after a two-day trial at Edinburgh sheriff court..."

"Mrs Wood said she and her husband had set up the Dignity Project charity in 1996 and the couple had spent ten years in Africa teaching and helping under privileged children."

Friday, 19 May 2017

BBC documentary `My child, ECT and me`

"Electroconvulsive therapy - in which a small electric current is passed through the brain causing a seizure - is now used much less often than it was in the middle of the last century. But controversially it is now being used in the US and some other countries as a treatment for children who exhibit severe, self-injuring behaviour."

"Seventeen-year-old Jonah Lutz is severely autistic. He's also prone to outbursts of violent behaviour, in which he sometimes hits himself repeatedly."

"His mother, Amy, is convinced that if it wasn't for electroconvulsive therapy - ECT - he would now have to be permanently institutionalised for his own safety, and the safety of those around him."


"Because the long-term effects of ECT on children exhibiting self-injuring behaviour are unknown, in some countries - and in a handful of US states - the treatment is not allowed. The UK's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence doesn't recommend ECT for use on under 18s."


You can watch the Our World documentary "My Child, ECT and Me" at 21:30 on Sunday on the BBC News Channel, on BBC World at these times and on the BBC iPlayer

Theresa May plans regulations for internet

[Andre Griffin]

"Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online."

"Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works."

"`Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet,` it states. `We disagree`."

"Senior Tories confirmed to BuzzFeed News that the phrasing indicates that the government intends to introduce huge restrictions on what people can post, share and publish online."

"The plans will allow Britain to become `the global leader in the regulation of the use of personal data and the internet`, the manifesto claims."

"It comes just soon after the Investigatory Powers Act came into law. That legislation allowed the govrnment to force internet companies to keep records on their cusomters` browsing histories, as well as giving ministers the power to break apps like WhatsApp so that messages can be read."

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

UK ranked among 10 worst performers for children`s rights

"The UK has been accused of employing "inadequate" provision for children`s rights protection after it fell dramatically in global rankings for child rights within a year, from 11th to 156th."

"Serious concerns have been raised about structural discrimination in the UK, including Muslim children facing increased discrimination following recent anti-terrorism measures, and a rise in discrimination against gypsy and refugee children in recent years."

"The UK now ranks among the bottom 10 global performers in the arena of improving rights of the child, after it achieved the lowest-possible score across all six available indicators in the domain of Child Rights Environment (CRE), according to the KidsRights Index 2017."