NUJ Club JournoScam - Agism (Age Discrimination)
Facts that Jeremy Dear and NUJ Lawyers do not want NUJ Members to know.
International Federation of Journalists
The author and publisher has restricted content of this series of articles to National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) members (also named parties, police officers and solicitors who colluded with them) pending investigation of alleged criminal activity and legal action under: Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992; Fraud Act 2006; Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006; Equality Act 2010; Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The author reported police officers for dereliction of their duty in accordance with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) guide for handling complaints pursuant to Section 22 Police Reform Act 2002. Complaints against solicitors for professional misconduct referenced: Solicitors Code of Conduct 2007; Solicitors Act 1974; Administration of Justice Act 1985 and Courts and Legal Services Act 1990.
Law enforcement investigations involve an alleged pattern or practice of joint and several illegal or criminal activities by: National Union of Journalists (NUJ) executives, lawyers, and staff; National Executive Council (NEC) officers; and London Freelance Branch (LFB) officers.
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The notices declared personal or conflicting interests that related to topics or to opinion especially when the content drew upon advocacy, experience, conclusion, or interpretation. They advised of a responsibility to gather information and develop public awareness about wrongdoing and violation of codes of conduct. Primarily, the articles expose malfeasance and misuse of public funds also abuse of members by trade union officials and officers and law enforcement agencies.
Named individuals neglected to adhere to their duty of care. Some maliciously damaged others and their reputations by libel, slander, assault, or other unlawful acts. No person received immunity from investigation. Anything published results from investigation, verification and validation which took into account violations of law or breach of established rules and ethical practices.
Language, a powerful tool in shaping views and reflecting public attitudes and perceptions can also form barriers that prevent people of every age from trade union assimilation. For example, National Union of Journalists (NUJ) called upon journalists to use better-researched and more balanced coverage to avoid stereotyping older people then its officials indulged in a campaign of derogation.
NUJ states that it has always urged journalists to avoid hyperbole in ways that cause offence or encourage discrimination; however, insincerity rules among many NUJ and LFB officials when they encounter senior citizens. They claim to respect elderly people then give only lip service and act without any real conviction. Agism has a detrimental effect on older people which needs addressing to ensure fair treatment and without discrimination.
Reportedly, 58% of elderly people think that media portrays them negatively and not as diverse individuals who encompass wide interests. NUJ officials and officers, who should know better, repeatedly use stereotypes and clichés that portray elderly people as “mad” and “deranged”. By that, the do not follow NUJ published recommendations and make themselves legally liable under Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.
Sixty Years Solidarity rewarded with Jail and Derogation
NUJ officials and NEC officers face fraud complaints for discriminatory withholding of member services.
Solicitors Regulation Authority currently has NUJ lawyers under investigation for professional misconduct.
Agism (age discrimination) exists in many areas of life. It not only causes personal hardship and injustice but also harms the economy. An organization’s negative attitude toward older people frequently results in their receiving a lower quality of service which violates equal rights laws introduced to insure that they can participate and enjoy all the benefits of modern society.
British Society of Gerontology aims to promote the understanding of human aging and later life through research and communication. It seeks to foster improvement of the quality of life in old age. In general, the health of elderly people has improved over previous generations as more people receive better medical care throughout their lives.
Recent gerontological studies of elder abuse committed by executive and elected officials took into account biological, psychological, and sociological phenomena associated with old age and aging. They showed that when considering age and aging, class discrimination in a democratic society does not necessarily relate to rank or money but more to race and age bias.
Gerontological studies emphasize the social and behavioral aspects of aging and commonly define old age as beginning at age 65. Those studies addressed the treatment of seniors and how they themselves deal with the inevitable problems of aging, particularly issues involving health and income.
Health problems included normal losses in hearing, eyesight, and memory, and the increased likelihood of chronic diseases. Age Concern reported that on average the public thinks that youth ends at 49 and old age starts at 65; however, perceptions vary. People 16 through 25 think 55 is old, while people over 75 consider 58 young. In that respect, Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists (NUJ) and his retinue of sycophants show contempt for anyone that they cannot control absolutely, regardless of age.
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Dear stonewalled a request (13 Jan 09) for a copy of NUJ grievance procedures associated with Employment Equality (Age) Regulations and a meeting to discuss age discrimination accompanied by a union representative. He responded: “. . . [your] comments have no relevance and consequently I will not be supplying any of the information you request”. In like manner, Reginald [Tim] Gopsill, Editor, Journalist magazine admitted to deliberately enforcing a seven-year media blackout on illegal imprisonment and torture by writing: "I have always avoided reporting them".
Gopsill replied to a previous inquiry (17 Oct 08) concerning articles published in Journalist magazine about Gareth Thomas MP. He wrote: “I told you - I have nothing - your name has never appeared in the Journalist and neither has that of Gareth Thomas. I am certain I have no material related to you or your activities because I have always avoided reporting them”; however, a search at British Library revealed a full page article about a questionable government “grant” to NUJ. [Derogation]
That article described a conflict of interest and quid pro quo (00 Aug 05) which Dear and Gopsill now attempt to cover up. "Journalists have a crucial role to play in the battle for development, said junior minister Gareth Thomas as he launched a project that will offer the NUJ up to £262,000 over three years to promote greater awareness of global poverty". Coming in the form of a "strategic grant agreement" which began on January 1 this year, the project will help the union produce educational material and encourage good journalism around the world”. [Questionable Quid Pro Quo] [John Pilger - New Statesman] [The Journalist]
Jeremy and Gareth
Bound together in mutual blackmail after rooting for truffles, they now have their snouts permanently in the trough.
The media blackout imposed by Dear and Gopsill has exacerbated false imprisonment and pension complaints. Dear has for seven years covered up his part in the illegal media blackout and gag orders placed on all aspects of NUJ support for a senior member. Thomas has covered up his neglect to address the FCO and pension issues for five years instead of investigating them while they have their snouts in the same trough. The conflict of interest among Dear, Gopsill, and Thomas has resulted in the present impasse with each covering up for the other in perceived mutual blackmail.
In another scam, Roy M Mincoff (in-house lawyer already under investigation by Solicitors Regulation Authority for professional misconduct) continued to insult the intelligence of a senior. He sent a message containing a "bait and switch" for which he used a proxy, a pseudonym, and an email alias. By that, he frustrated access to NUJ documents permitted under Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 after demanding payment of an administrative fee in advance.
The term “pensioner”, used by NUJ to describe retired members, in itself promotes a discriminatory stereotype. It defines older people as non-participatory and typifies them as a drain on the economy. This promotes attitudes of either pity or condescension even when they continue to work full-time for the public good.
Retired journalists (Gray Panthers) provide a forum in which a powerless constituency can express itself powerfully without fear of reprisal. Formed circa 1970, the Gray Panthers movement characterizes senior citizens as sharp, lively people who do not stay away from controversy. They provide a voice for the voiceless by exposing injustices meted to them by a privileged elite that increasingly usurps authority.
Gray panthers warn elderly people about frauds and deprivation of rights perpetrated by dishonest family members, confidence tricksters, and trade unions to whom society grants impunity through an anarchic and uncaring government. They also expose those who exhibit arrogance by considering elderly people inferior instead of learning from their experience. Journalists among them have a responsibility to publish details of that elder abuse.
NEC has deliberately neglected to act on cases of elder abuse which indicates a need for an ombudsman - an independent appointee who investigates complaints by NUJ members. That person would publicly report its findings and independently mediate fair settlements between aggrieved trade union members and officers/officials especially those members who suffer discrimination through executive ignorance. The present NUJ structure epitomizes anarchy and the grievance process supports kangaroo courts and dumb insolence.
See Portable Document File (PDF) for citations and definitions.
NUJ/LFB Member Paul Trummel has written hundreds of articles on corporate, union, senior and academic abuse, and institutionalized racism. He founded Contra Cabal (one of the first electronic magazines to appear on the web) for which he develops the site, writes articles, designs pages, and produces graphics.
Published in print since 1944 and on the web since 1992, without a single challenge to the authenticity of his reporting, he has spent sixty years as a trade union member and elected delegate, twenty years as a new media industry CEO and systems designer/consultant, and thirty years as a post-graduate professor teaching computer industry executives and students of journalism, law, and graphic design working on masters or doctoral degrees. He has attended or chaired hundreds of faculty and trade union committee meetings including national conventions.
The web sites contain articles and descriptions of unlawful prior restraints and abrogation of journalism rights also details of imprisonment and ongoing Internet harassment using denial-of-service attacks. Probably one of the first sites of its type to appear on the web, Contra Cabal has published since 1992.
Articles cover criminal activity by bureaucrats, union officials, and abusers of elderly people. They describe the actions of corrupt judges and gross misconduct by lawyers who file frivolous law suits against tenants in government financially-assisted housing. They reveal how people in authority use retaliatory measures and propaganda to destroy the reputations of people who report illegal activity and racism.
Details of academic credentials and professional qualifications counter record falsification, withholding, and destruction, also forgery by registrars at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and University of Washington. Some articles challenge libel/slander maliciously circulated as part of an international campaign of character assassination, personal vilification, subornation, and perjury to effect prior restraint.
Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary recently joined in that defamation. He muckraked to find and extract libelous statements and used them out of context. That suited his purpose to defame the author and to cover-up his eight-year neglect to support him on issues that affect all journalists. NUJ media blackouts cover up his dereliction.
Roy Martin Mincoff (NUJ in-house solicitor) negotiated a £262,000.00 quid pro quo between NUJ and the author's member of parliament, Gareth R Thomas MP (Harrow West), Minister of State, Department for International Development in a distinct conflict of interest. Both Mincoff and his predecessor Claire S Kirby (Thompsons Solicitors, Cardiff) are under investigation by Regulation Authority for professional misconduct. Criminal complaints are pending against NUJ officials and NEC officers for fraud and neglect to provide member services.
The author's professional and academic credentials and curriculum vitae (about fifty pages) can be accessed from the menus at the top of each page. Anyone with an ethical reason can ask for verification and validation of any of the claims made on those pages.
Paul Trummel PhD (RPI ABD), PhD (UW ABD), MS (RPI), MSc (UK), BSc (UK)
Associate Professor, Communication and Rhetoric (Retired)
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National Union of Journalists
NUJ Cabal (clique) consists of an exclusive group of officials and officers who usurp power for political expedience in violation of Trade Union
Christine L Buckley
Claire S Kirby
Roy M Mincoff
David Miliband MP,
Sir Peter Ricketts,
Sir Nigel Sheinwald,
Jack Straw MP,
Gareth Thomas MP,
currently collude in a cover-up of HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) dereliction.
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Legislative and judicial decisions have determined the right of individuals to distribute information freely.
Laws do not provide much protection when despotic administrators interfere with computer resources because they disagree with the content of messages: a disagreement probably based upon disclosure of their own malfeasance.
They fear dissent and have an aversion to controversy. Their addiction to political correctness frequently causes them to invoke censorship of Internet activities.
They not only empower their systems administrators to handle frivolous email complaints by arbitrarily removing computer access but also allow them to censor incoming mail - an outrageous invasion of personal privacy.
They act upon an irrational expectation that certain categories of email may contain something that they would not wish others to read then arbitrarily reject it.
Interference with email transmission not specifically proscribed by international law classifies as a serious offense which National Union of Journalists officials should note.
Repeated insolent and evasive acts by NUJ officers and officials to members with legitimate complaints have established an illegal pattern or practice.
The term "derogation" defines those acts as: communication that belittles and deviates or partially takes away the effectiveness of laws or rules.
Wrongful use of language evades a responsibility to investigate complaints exhaustively and without bias.
The number and frequency of those acts reveals an organized campaign which leaves no alternative but to file a request for investigation under Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.
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