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PETITIONING the House of Commons: Return our Stolen Children

13 08 08 Return our ChildrenIt’s always nice to get complex issues to fit into a single A4 sheet. And it’s even nicer, when it addresses all Members of Parliament: Children in Foster Care – via the official Hansard publication:-

To the House of Commons

The Petition of members of the Association of McKenzie Friends,

Declares that the Petitioners express their grief for the thousands of British and foreign families whose children were taken against their will; children who were placed in foster ‘care’, with private foster ‘parents’, in foster homes or were adopted without parental consent, especially in the case of foreign nationals, parents who are falsely imprisoned and adoptions which take place in court hearings in their absence, without full knowledge and certainly without due process.

Further declares that these serious violations of human rights also violate the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child and have created incalculable damages emotionally, legally, financially and economically; further that some 2,500 hand written signatures requesting the Return of Our Stolen Children were submitted to No. 10 on 26 July 2013, after a week-long protest opposite Downing Street from 19 to 26 July 2013 stating;

Dear Mr Cameron,
Take the Lead and Return our Stolen Children
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VIDEO of House of Commons Meeting and Exposing the Court of Protection

It helps victims to talk to each other: to discover the same solicitors, judges and accountancy firms.  The same insolvency practitioners and the same illegal practices:

  • false and falsified documents
  • gagging orders with threats of imprisonment
  • adoption orders without parental consent.

This meeting with John Hemming MP took place in Committee Room 14 where, 4 years ago, we began to record stories on video.

The topic was Secrecy – a cloak for Criminality? Secrecy shrouds not only the Family Courts with their ‘placement’ and ‘adoption orders’ but also the Court of Protection with their powers to take your ‘mental capacity’ away and ‘section’ you – at its worst into mental hospitals that can even be high security prisons.

The agenda was this collection of questions – by people present and absent.

Since then another video complements our grievances and complaints: Len Lawrence demonstrates how the legal privileges of the Court of Protection were used to steal his house. Continue reading

SECRECY – the Cloak for Criminality? Next meeting with John Hemming MP: Tuesday, July 2nd

John Hemming

For our next attempt to join forces as victims and become starfighters, campaigners and help others as McKenzie Friends and Public Interest Advocates, we are inviting people to formulate questions for John Hemming MP. This way you don’t need to be physically there, but can be, of course!

The best platform for this is http://www.meetup.com/victims-unite/

Secrecy as the cloak for Criminality? is the topic.

Not enough people know about the secrecy of family courts that leads to child snatching and   forced adoptions as punishment without crime. Hence we filed this petition with the EU Parliament: Abolish Adoptions without Parental Consent. Please sign, if you have not already!

Len Lawrence who commented on this post on chemical poisoning, has discovered from personal experience how the secrecy of family courts (to steal people’s children) ‘embraces’ the Court of Protection – to steal people’s assets. John Hemming writes in The Independent Court of Protection: Out-of-hours process is one-sided and inherently unfair – and it must change.

That and how secrecy is the basis for surveillance and other ways of the State curtailing human rights is an area we all need to become aware of. On Saturday’s meeting of The People’s Assembly against Austerity, one speaker said: politics is life. If you’re alive, you need to get involved.

Online it’s so much easier! See you on http://www.meetup.com/victims-unite/ or in Committee Room 14 or both!? (We have been moved from 16 to 14 – which is where we created a Foundation for Change in April 2009!)

Unconvicted Political Prisoners in London and Cardiff: innocent until found guilty???

It doesn’t matter whether you call it ‘police state’ or New World Order. It doesn’t even matter what you perceive to be the reasons for the sad state of affairs. For what matters are the Draconian prison conditions and the absence of bail for these political prisoners:

  1. Maurice J Kirk BVSc will continue his hunger strike: the best known unconvicted political prisoner whose tenacity and fighting spirit can hardly be surpassed
  2. The Musas are extremely well known in Africa; hence their public support has helped them somewhat, except it’s not enough to get them out of the clutches of corrupt family and criminal courts, prisons and Haringey Police who are acting just as South Wales Police with respect to covering up mistakes by crimes.

McKenzie Friends are NOT taken seriously by HMP Governors, as can be seen in this letter by HMP Pentonville regarding Joseph Chiwar Musa and by the fact that Maurice cannot telephone me any more as his McKenzie Friend.

Where do we go from here?

Dear Minister

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April 23rd: next meeting of our Association of McKenzie Friends

Since we launched our Association on 6th March, we are using Monday, April 23rd as the follow-up. We shall share what we each do our own and, hopefully, agree on some joined up actions and campaigns.

Victims are encouraged to share their ordeals, but the focus is on collective strategies and actions for making a difference COLLECTIVELY.

Please contact sabine AT 3d-metrics.com, if you’d like to attend.

METRO opens its web doors to victims of child snatching

Targets claim over forced adoptions is the title of a METRO article that invites comments. It refers to a BBC article and BBC  Radio 4’s Face the Facts programme:

  • 1,300 babies under a month old are now being adopted every year, compared with 500 when the present Government came into power
  • Social Workers told the programme that they were being put under pressure to meet the Government adoption targets set in 2000 and that parents are not being given a proper chance to challenge adoptions because of the time limit on appeals and the secrecy within the family courts.

The article contains excellent quotes. Here from family law solicitor Sarah Harman: Continue reading


This blog became necessary because too many victims of white collar crimes encountered too many problems and their helpers and supporters as well.

When victims are hit emotionally and financially, they are in front of a labyrinth of procedures and proceedings of professionals, organisations and authorities where friends can help and often become McKenzie Friends: lay legal advisors.

Helpers and supporters are ‘learning by doing':

  • to share what they’re learning about
  • to advocate changes that are necessary
  • to lobby for change via Parliamentary routes.

There have been others before us:

A solicitor acting as McKenzie Friend, specialising in Family Courts and civil law: