A Patent Stitch-up - Jeremy Dear and Michelle Stanistreet
From each according to their inabilities, to each according to their greed.
Read in conjunction with annotated correspondence. [Correspondence]
Reprise and Update (25 Jun 10)
Despite refutation of a proposed unlawful hearing of a complaint originated by Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary and Michele Stanistreet, NUJ Deputy General Secretary (who coopted Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ Head of Publishing and FoC NUJ Officials Chapel to file a false, misleading, and vexatious complaint against an NUJ member), NUJ Glasgow Branch claims to have held a hearing (10 Jun 10) which found “a case to answer” in absentia.
Glasgow Branch convened a “kangaroo court” to unlawfully railroad an NUJ member in violation of NUJ Rules 2010 and Scottish law then referred the complaint to National Executive Council (NEC) for disciplinary action. They did not provide: notice of a hearing; documents substantiating their claims; reference to the NUJ rule under which they brought charges; minutes of relevant issues; and, names of hearing participants. By that, they extended a campaign of harassment of an NUJ member to a seemingly unprecedented level. NUJ procedures require investigation and adjudication of disciplinary issues by NUJ Ethics Council.
Strathclyde Police received (16 Jun 10) a comprehensive referral with the expectation of investigation of alleged criminal activity by NUJ Scottish officials and Glasgow Branch officers: Paul Holleran, NUJ Scottish Organiser; Ruth Allen, NUJ Glasgow Branch Chair; Joan MacDonald, NUJ Glasgow Branch Secretary; James Doherty, NUJ Glasgow Branch National Executive Council Member; John Matthews, NUJ Glasgow Branch Chair pro tem; and, DeeDee Cuddihy, NUJ Glasgow Branch Secretary pro tem.
Metropolitan Police received (25 Jun 10) a comprehensive referral with the expectation of investigation of alleged criminal activity by NUJ Head Office officials, officers and staff members: Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary; Michelle Stanistreet, NUJ Deputy General Secretary; Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ Head of Publishing; Gayle Baldwin, NUJ Executive Personal Assistant; Sharon Gilbert, NUJ Membership Secretary; and, Audrey Witter, NUJ Minutes Secretary.
The referrals allege that they, jointly and severally, committed criminal acts and the Referrer expects a police investigation and action by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) upon a finding of probable cause.
Dear and Stanistreet originated, and Fitzpatrick filed, a complaint in Scotland (a devolved jurisdiction). By that, they allegedly committed a criminal act to cover up: media blackout; harassment; denial of legal support; and abuse of an elderly member. They made a series of false, misleading, actionable assertions not supported by facts that NUJ Glasgow has accepted without question and with malice aforethought. No more information about these issues will appear on these pages in anticipation of a finding of probable cause by Strathclyde and Metropolitan Police also action by Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).
nota bene (16 Jun 10)
Message sent to NUJ staff members following another prior restraint by Internet Denial-of-Service attack and more computer systems sabotage by NUJ officials and their proxies:
Censorship by Jeremy Dear and Michelle Stanistreet is both illegal and immoral. If NUJ staff members wish to opt-out from receiving media releases, then they may individually apply to unsubscribe using the email address of the material that they received. Interference by Stanistreet and Dear with the free flow of information will not be tolerated. You have a right to know about crimes that could affect your employment with NUJ.
Freedom of speech, an absolute right not an abstract philosophy, should not subserve economic considerations and political expedience. Moreover, information technology remains a right not a privilege despite technocratic claims to the contrary. Legislative and judicial decisions have determined the right of individuals to distribute information freely.
Laws do not provide much protection when Jeremy Dear and Michelle Stanistreet 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 offence which National Union of Journalists officials should note. Due to interference with the free flow of @nuj.org.uk email, NUJ staff members will in future receive email under several aliases.
Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary and Michele Stanistreet, NUJ Deputy General Secretary allegedly coopted Barry Fitzpatrick, NUJ Head of Publishing and FoC NUJ Officials Chapel to file a false and misleading complaint against a member.
Glasgow NUJ Branch claimed that London Central Branch asked it to undertake investigation of a complaint in accordance with NUJ Rules then demanded that the member provide a deposition “that can aid us in our deliberations”. Effectively, that document (8 Apr 10) retaliates for publishing exposé about involvement of Dear and Stanistreet in fraud and other criminal activity also the respondent’s insistence upon entitlement to NUJ member support, legal representation, and human rights during the previous decade. [Read Annotated Correspondence]
Glasgow Branch claims that it will consider the complaint and start depositions during the week beginning 07 June 2010; however, Fitzpatrick used a time-warp stratagem, delayed service, and withheld documents to deny compliance with deadlines: a ploy commonly used by NUJ officials to delay and deny due process and to create a default. Fitzpatrick dated the letter (8 Apr 10) (the respondent received a hard copy more than seven weeks later (28 May 10)) and expected a response seven days after service which did not allow enough time to obtain and instruct legal counsel. He further obstructed due process by failing to provide names and addresses of witnesses and neglecting to substantiate his claims, an opinion that his confused letter substantiates. NUJ Glasgow officials and officers need to follow their own advice. [Bullying] [Motley Sycophants]
Fitzpatrick has taken part in a conspiracy by Dear and Stanistreet to dragoon a NUJ member. He delayed and denied due process of law by trying to force rapid litigation to prevent careful consideration and criticism of the complaint. Dragooning includes subjugation, persecution, coercion, and threats to respondents which constitute railroading or sandbagging which has no lawful foundation.
Fitzpatrick’s complaint establishes another pattern or practice of unlawful acts by Dear and Stanistreet by using an identical strategy to that previously used by Roy M Mincoff, NUJ In-house Solicitor and his predecessor Claire Susan Kirby (Thompsons Solicitors): both presently under investigation by Solicitors Regulation Authority for professional misconduct after using false and misleading representations and tactics similar to those now used by Fitzpatrick.
Dear perverted the course of justice by misusing his position for personal gain and colluded in manipulation of elections to maintain an illegal status quo. He also covered up misappropriation of public funds by denying access to financial and other records.
David Cockburn, Certification Officer, Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employers' Associations Cockburn effectively supported the illegal activities by delaying and denying justice. His actions show an illegal pattern or practice which has adversely affected trade union member rights. They continue to delay investigation and adjudication of a complaint against Jeremy Dear under both NUJ Rules and Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992. By collusion, Cockburn effectively granted Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists impunity to extend a seven-year pattern of illegal activity for another year. [David Cockburn]
Press Complaints Commission has not processed complaints against Jeremy Dear and Timothy R Gopsill, former Editor, Journalist (NUJ magazine) and Mark Thompson, Director-General, BBC relating to a seven-year illegal prior restraint. The need for discussion arose upon substantiation of alleged BBC and NUJ complicity in a seven-year media blackout orchestrated by Dear. BBC did not broadcast or publish anything about the illegal jailing of the author in Seattle despite 900 supportive articles published from Moscow to Madrid. However, BBC gave wide coverage to other NUJ journalists in similar circumstances: Suzanne Breen; Alan Johnston; Shiv Malik; and, Sally Murrer.
[Press Complaints Commission] [BBC/PCC Complaint] [NUJ/PCC Complaint]
As a result of dereliction and machination by Fitzpatrick and repeated unlawful acts by Mincoff, predominant and overriding factors arise. Associated complaints to: National Union of Journalists; National Executive Council (NUJ/NEC); Solicitors Regulation Authority; Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employers' Associations; and, Press Complaints Commission; must receive an independent hearing before any action can occur on new complaints which address similar issues that relate to both Dear and Stanistreet - the originators of this complaint.
Moreover, adjudicating the present complaint in Scotland (outside English jurisdiction) arguably creates an unlawful deception. If depositions and hearings proceed, then they must take place in a court in England (the domicile of the respondent) after adjudication of other outstanding issues and allowing a reasonable time to employ and instruct legal counsel.
Exposure of a decade of lies, deceit, and denial of member services, also denial of legal representation by NUJ/IFJ officials for personal and political expedience, arguably has led to repeated retaliation and criminal harassment of the respondent. [Kafkaesque Experience]
2001. Seattle Mafia evicted the member for writing about misappropriation of government funds and abuse of elderly and vulnerable people which resulted in three homicides by abuse and an attempted murder.
[Tall Structure Terror] [Conspiracy 2001] [Ravening Sociopath] [Thespian Liar]
[Homicide by Abuse] [Vulnerable Adults]
2002. The Mafia jailed and tortured the member in jail until he suffered a heart attack at the age of seventy and he almost died. Judge Doerty, a rogue judge, ruled that he would stay in jail indefinitely until he took down a web site hosted in Holland. Jeremy Dear and Clair S Kirby, former NUJ In-house Solicitor allowed the member to languish in jail and placed a media blackout with BBC, The Journalist, and Press Gazette on any mention of the event to cover up UK embassy and NUJ neglect to support him.
[Conspiracy 2002] [Doerty Poster] [FreePaulTrummel]
[Sociopath][NUJ Position Paper] [BBC/PCC Complaint] [BBC/PCC Complaint] [The Fifth Estate]
2003. The Mafia blocked an appeal then Washington Supreme Court ordered an appellate hearing.
2004. The Mafia complied with the supreme court finding then subverted the appeal by illegal appointment of corrupt judges.
2005. Dear and Mincoff, while feigning solidarity, accepted a government “educational grant” £262,000.00, allegedly as part of a UK government cover-up of neglect by its consul in Seattle.
A Collusive, Coercive, Disingenuous Quintet
David Miliband MP, Former Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs; Sir Peter Ricketts, Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service; Sir Nigel Sheinwald, British Ambassador to the United States; Jack Straw MP, Former Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor; and Gareth Thomas MP, Former Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for International Development colluded in a cover-up of HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office dereliction with Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists.
2006. Five international media and civil rights amicus curiae argued the case in Washington Supreme Court. In a unanimous finding by nine judges, the court reversed all trial court decisions which absolved the Journalist of wrongdoing. Mincoff and Dear suppressed publication of that finding by blocking access to a lawyer; consequently, the Mafia did not make reparations.
[Without Let or Hindrance]
[Washington Supreme Court - Review] [Washington Supreme Court - Decision]
2008. NUJ/NEC held a kangaroo court to deny the member legal services in a further cover-up which included neglect to address Internet sabotage that caused £500,000.00 damage to web sites, computer equipment, and applications.
2009. Dear started a derogation campaign against the respondent for writing about NUJ dereliction and blocked hearing of other complaints which have still not received due process.
[Election Fraud] [Election Comments] [Election Cyber-Terrorism]
2010. Dear and Stanistreet originated and Fitzpatrick filed a complaint in Scotland (a devolved jurisdiction) which constituted an illegal act to cover up: media blackout; harassment; denial of legal support; and abuse of an elderly member now approaching seventy-seven years of age. [Correspondence]
Moreover, since the Acts of Union, in 1707, Scotland has retained a fundamentally different legal system from that of England and Wales although that union brought English influence upon Scots law. Suspicion and mistrust between the two countries prevented union for a hundred years. In England, fear that without union the Scots would side with France and rekindle the “Auld Alliance” allowed confederation. Financial “incentives” appear to have convinced Scottish MPs of the potential benefits of a union with England. In the words of Robert Burns, Scottish MPs were "bought and sold for English gold". In 1859, Alphonse Karr wrote: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. [The more things change, the more they are the same.]
Excerpt from an article, that included an interview with Attorney Elena Garella, published in Online Journalism Review, University of Southern California (USC), Annenberg (04 Apr 04). [Neil] [Gadfly or Martyr]
Despite the uproar over Doerty's attempt to drum Trummel out of the corps of journalists, his own attorney, Garella, agrees with the judge that in the final analysis that issue is irrelevant. "Whether Mr. Trummel is a journalist or an angry tenant doesn't really matter," she said. "He gets the same rights under the laws as anyone else. And we all have the same free speech rights."
She also acknowledged that if some of the allegations about Trummel's actual conduct were proven to be true in a fair trial in which he had an opportunity to confront his accusers, an anti-harassment order might be justified. But no such proceeding ever occurred, she said. "Judge Doerty immediately took the position that everything Paul did was harassment and threw the book at him before there was ever a trial." Moreover, the orders went beyond restraining his conduct and suppressed his right to communicate.
"I don't think you can ever use any kind of injunctive force to preclude people from engaging in free speech activities and posting complaints about an apartment house on the Internet or complaining to authorities because an apartment violated various state and federal regulations," Garella said.
"It could be very uncivil and impolite behavior and yet that doesn't mean a court could stop them from engaging in activities that are protected. That's where the judge was wrong. He is saying this is so impolite and rude and disturbing to people that I'm going to shut you down and stop you from saying what you want to say. He simply can't do that." The state anti-harassment law he invoked "is intended to stop behavior, not speech," she said.
Five international media and civil rights amicus curiae argued the case in Washington Supreme Court. In a unanimous finding by nine judges (30 Mar 06), Supreme Court reversed all Doerty's decisions made in Trial Court (Washington Superior Court) which absolved the journalist of any wrongdoing.
Supreme Court concluded that Trial Court abused its discretion in restraining the author from contacting non-parties by adding content restrictions to an anti-harassment order. Supreme Court also concluded that Trial Court erred in multiple findings of contempt of court. It reversed draconian trial and appellate decisions which caused the author to spend time in jail.
All the contempt motions based upon alleged violations of a flawed and unconstitutional anti-harassment order. The trial court denied the author his right to counsel and jailed him for 111 days (including 25 days in communicado solitary confinement). Court of Appeals neglected to address violation of Vienna Convention when it concurred with the draconian Trial Court order. By that, it condoned prior restraint, constructive eviction from a residence, and jail time, without considering constitutional and international rights.
Supreme Court found that Trial Court and Court of Appeals had absolutely no justification for refusing a continuance and neglecting to provide legal counsel. It also considered the specter of preventing journalists from publishing information by arbitrarily jailing them. The case captured the interest of national media and broached a worldwide outrage in the journalism community. Supreme Court also addressed questions related to the issues that both Trial Court and Court of Appeals studiously evaded.
All this occurred when Jeremy Dear and former In-House Solicitor Claire S Kirby neglected to implement previously approved NUJ support. The current situation has arisen from a subsequent cover-up of that dereliction.
With the present NUJ complaint, Dear and Stanistreet have tried to use a similar stitch-up to that used by Doerty to try to silence the journalist, an NUJ member. Contrary to law, Doerty tried to censor speech that exposed criminal activity through application of media blackouts and coercion. Dear and Stanistreet have followed the same path.
They will lose in the same way that Doerty lost in Washington Supreme Court then NUJ members should petition for their impeachment.
Jurisdiction and Devolution
In recent years, European law has affected Scots law under Treaty of Rome, European Convention on Human Rights, and establishment of a Scottish Parliament which may act within areas of legislative competence detailed by Scotland Act 1998. Arguably, substantial differences in evidentiary law affect the behavior of litigants under Scottish law to the detriment of NUJ members domiciled in England.
NUJ has tried to convene another totalitarian “kangaroo court” which has no place in a democracy. Historically, dictators have convened kangaroo courts, characterized by dishonesty or incompetence, to evade established legal procedures. NUJ officials have neither filed a formal complaint as a proceeding in a court of law to seek a legal remedy nor provided documents, supported their contentions, or furnished legal precedents.
Fitzpatrick has made assertions (emphatic declarations) unsubstantiated by facts and has assumed that making wild and false accusations constitutes evidence. NUJ officials have arbitrarily blocked access to member sections of NUJ web site by sabotaging access and creating a technological paradox. By that, they have prevented verification and validation of the statements in their complaint.
NUJ restored access to the member section upon publication of this article concurrent with the download of malware to Contra Cabal computers
NUJ rules state that: “If the respondent is a member of another branch the General Secretary shall be notified by the complainant’s branch and s/he will endeavour to select a neutral branch to decide whether a case has been made out for examination by the NEC”. The respondent’s branch has consistently blocked filing of complaints against NUJ officers. Dear and Stanistreet have ostensibly filed a complaint which “endeavour[ed] to select a neutral branch to decide whether a case has been made out for examination by the NEC” on their own complaint. Their choice of NUJ Glasgow Branch as a “neutral branch” classifies as machination that makes that branch ineligible because of conflict of interest “to decide whether a case has been made out for examination”.
Repeated insolent and evasive acts by NUJ officers, officials, and lawyers to members with legitimate complaints have established an illegal pattern or practice of derogation: communication that belittles and deviates or partially takes away the effectiveness of laws or rules. The number and frequency of those acts reveals an organized campaign (a pattern or practice). [Derogation] [Case Studies]
Wrongful use of language evades a responsibility to investigate both current and previous circumstances exhaustively and without bias. A pattern or practice defines as, and manifests in, two or more organized acts or instances which indicate ensuant activity. To establish a pattern, laws generally require at least two acts within a ten-year period which indicate ensuant activity and a distinctive pattern.
Stereotyping and prejudice against individuals or groups based upon their age legally defines as agism. The term describes discrimination against seniors patterned after, and equal to, sexism and racism. It evolves from a combination of prejudicial attitudes toward older people and the protocols that govern institutional practices and policies. Agism ranks as the most pervasive form of prejudice currently experienced within the UK.
Four NUJ officers resorted to ad hominem connected with this stitch-up to cover up their alleged criminal activity. They now classify as accessories before and after the fact to obstruction of due process by harassing the complainant then perverting justice on outstanding complaints in a consort with Roy M Mincoff, NUJ In-house Solicitor:
James John Doherty,
Former NUJ President
National Executive Council Officer
Member NUJ Glasgow Branch
Doherty, former NUJ President, in a consort with Mincoff, convened an NEC kangaroo court to dismiss a complaint then denied an appeal. When the respondent attended the AGM in Southport (2009) in an endeavor to address some of the issues, Doherty consorted with Dear to prevent his rightful entry into the meeting room. Dear and Aidan White, IFJ General Secretary then arbitrarily removed his international press card leaving him vulnerable when on assignment abroad.
Former Secretary, London Central Branch, NUJ.
Member NUJ London Central Branch
Despite encouraging letters addressed to the respondent from NUJ/IFJ members, Humphries chose to send a defamatory message in a similar vein to those received from other officials and officers as part of a campaign of derogation. In an incoherent, abusive diatribe, he accused the respondent of being “just plain mad!”
Chair, London Freelance Branch
Vice-Chair, London Freelance Branch
National Executive Council Officer
Rotchelle has for several years, in a consort with Sutcliffe, denied due process to the respondent. At ADM 2009 in Southport, Rotchelle “stalked” the respondent to observe with whom he conversed. The respondent belongs to London Freelance Branch.
Officers of both Glasgow and London Central branches have insinuated themselves into this railroading (coercion by threats or crude means) while complaints lodged against officers or former officers of those branches have not received due process. Consequently, the member has no case to answer and any hearings, acts, or adjudication by NUJ Scottish Office and/or NUJ Glasgow Branch, automatically become moot as officers must recuse themselves for lack of neutrality.
Officials or officers of other branches engaged in similar harassment; however, Dear has not yet addressed those instances of harassment. Instead, he has vilified the respondent and included the harassers in this railroading campaign. NUJ officers have resorted to further ad hominem in a massive cover-up of criminal activity allegedly orchestrated by Dear, Stanistreet, NUJ officials, and staff members.
NUJ cannot legally bring a complaint before complaints on associated issues have received due process of law and adjudication. Moreover, jurisdictional issues must receive a determination by a qualified solicitor before commencing a hearing. Roy M Mincoff, NUJ In-house Solicitor and Claire S Kirby, Thompsons Solicitors (both under investigation for professional misconduct on related issues by Solicitors Regulation Authority) must recuse themselves from acting for NUJ in any way regarding those issues.
English common law supercedes National Union of Journalists (NUJ) rules. NUJ can apply to the court for an order to examine a NUJ member then a court-appointed examiner can depose that member before a hearing takes place. However, no right of oral examination of opposing parties in civil litigation exists in England although some jurisdictions recognize an affidavit as a form of deposition.
The term “deposition” means out-of-court testimony which litigants gather in preparation for trial and reduce to writing for later use in court or for discovery purposes. That process usually takes place after pleadings and requests for particulars by exchange of affidavits and answers to interrogatories. Sometimes that exchange takes place before trial; however, the first opportunity to question an opposing party in most lawsuits takes place at trial.
After filing a complaint with the court, interrogation requires an order for examination on oath before a judge, an examiner of the court, or such other person as the court appoints. After granting that order evidence obtained as affidavits or in answer to interrogatories classifies as a deposition.
The order may require the production of documents which the court considers necessary and must state the date, time, and place for examination. At the time of service of the order NUJ must offer to pay the deponent a sum reasonably sufficient to cover expenses in travelling to and from the place of examination also compensation for loss of time.
Where a court makes an order for deposition, it may also order the party obtaining the order to file a witness statement or witness summary of the evidence required from the deponent. A party who obtains an order for examining a deponent before a court examiner must first provide copies of all documents necessary to inform the examiner of the issues.
To ensure accuracy of the deponent’s evidence, the court or the examiner may permit recording of it on audiotape or videotape; however, the written deposition must always result from the employment of a competent shorthand writer or stenographer. The examiner may then record word for word any particular questions and answers which appear to him to have special importance.
Without prior notice or discussion the respondent received an email message and attachment from two people he did not know who used a false email alias. They claimed to be Deedee Cuddihy, Glasgow Branch Secretary and John Matthews, Glasgow Branch Chair. NUJ records show Ruth Allen, Glasgow Branch Chair and John Matthews, Vice-Chair of NUJ Glasgow Branch although Matthews claims the title Glasgow Branch Chair. Similarly, those records show Joan MacDonald, Glasgow Branch Secretary not Cuddihy. Matthews neglected to respond to three clarification requests to provide a copy of the branch minutes that elected/appointed him Chair and Cuddihy Branch Secretary. Paul Holleran, NUJ Scottish Organiser also neglected to respond to issues that have now become his personal responsibility. [Correspondence]
Cuddihy and Matthews sent their message using a fraudulent "no response" email address which made it impossible to reply (they later changed the setting so that the server accepted incoming email). They persist in sending unwanted email messages using an alias and without a subject line despite an admonition that all NUJ email correspondence and attachments must originate on the registered NUJ email server @nuj.org.uk; otherwise, it will automatically be treated as junk mail. They concurrently must send a signed copy to a designated Royal Mail PO Box number (received 28 May 10). Pseudonyms, unregistered email addresses, and proxies can form no part of an NUJ or legal proceeding.
Cuddihy and Matthews claimed that NUJ Glasgow Branch received a request to undertake an investigation without naming the person requesting it. They submitted, without any substantiation, an unlawful, garbled complaint on behalf of the Officers' Chapel of the NUJ. That complaint, written by Fitzpatrick, cited NUJ Rules 2009 then took Appendix C, Paragraphs 6, 4, and 12(vi) out of context by not stating a specific rule or rules to which those paragraphs applied. By that, they rendered the whole complaint ambiguous and legally insignificant.
Excerpt - NUJ Rules, Appendix C - Disciplinary Proceedings.
(4) If the respondent is a member of another branch the General Secretary shall be notified by the complainants branch and s/he will endeavour to select a neutral branch to decide whether a case has been made out for examination by the NEC.
(6) Complaints alleging that a member has behaved in a manner detrimental to the interests of the union or of the profession of journalism shall be dealt with by the NEC or at its discretion by a complaints committee of NEC [National Executive Council], IEC [Irish Executive Council], SEC [Scottish Executive Council] or WEC [Welsh Executive Council].
(12.vi) The secretary of the branch hearing the case shall invite written depositions from the complainant, respondent, witnesses and any other relevant parties. On consideration of these written depositions a decision will be taken as to whether or not a case has been made out for examination by the NEC.
The email message and attachment contained a complaint evidently initiated by Jeremy Dear and Michelle Stanistreet. By that, Cuddihy and Matthews allegedly committed Internet fraud and joined an illegal harassment campaign against an elderly person. Their action constitutes conspiracy to defraud an NUJ member and supports a criminal complaint against Cuddihy and Matthews to Glasgow Police and adding Barry Fitzpatrick, Dear, and Stanistreet to pending complaints to Metropolitan Police for alleged conspiracy to defraud.
Stitch-up of an NUJ member by three highly paid NUJ officials.
Fitzpatrick published lies including claims that NUJ provided support when in fact it denied it. He made a series of false and misleading assertions not supported by facts and actionable in law allegedly with malice aforethought. He does not posses solicitor’s credentials, and has acted in behalf of NUJ officials in an attempt to quash criminal complaints without due process of law. By that, he has arguably made himself an accessory after the fact to criminal activity as an unqualified solicitor.
Fitzpatrick conveniently omitted to say in his complaint that he had neither acknowledged previous correspondence nor provided a curriculum vitae that included details of the schools and/or universities that he attended, diplomas and/or degrees earned, and a list of work experience. Neither did he provide copies of the minute that recorded his appointment as FoC, NUJ Officials Chapel and the regulations that govern that chapel nor a copy of his employment contract and details of the salary that he receives in that position. Dear and Stanistreet have not responded to myriad requests for documents and Fitzpatrick supplied no documents to support the assertions that he made in the complaint. [Correspondence]
Fitzpatrick received a prepublication notice, as did all people mentioned in the complaint, that personal information about them would appear in an upcoming issue of Club JournoScam, Contra Cabal. The author gave notice following the international codes of ethics agreed among journalists to all people about whom he writes negatively. Several of those codes, tested in international courts, have legal precedent. [Prepublication Notice]
The prepublication notice gave featured individuals a chance to respond to charges affecting their ethics or moral character. People named incidentally received a copy as a courtesy. For public accountability, the author encouraged them to respond in open exchange before a deadline. He did not solicit personal opinions and requested only matters of fact. After three requests, neither Fitzpatrick nor other people mentioned responded to the opportunity to mitigate.
Stanistreet insinuated herself into the dialog by responding to a copy of the Cuddihy correspondence. By that, she opened the door to insistence that she act as the prime contact in an alleged stitch-up and railroading which she evidently orchestrated in a consort with Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary. By sending an email message as an NUJ official using an NUJ server and as one of the perpetrators of an alleged fraud, Stanistreet effectively accepted responsibility and culpability for herself and Dear.
The respondent has no case to answer until NUJ addresses outstanding complaints by the respondent against NUJ officials and officers and files any charges that it wishes to make against the respondent with a court in England. Therefore, any representations in the attached correspondence become moot: they have no legal significance. A full and independent public inquiry must take place before any further action takes place on these issues.
Dear and Mincoff denied member services to the respondent for four years at a cost and losses to the member of over £1,000,000.00. In a consort with government officials, they orchestrated a harassment campaign in which Stanistreet and Fitzpatrick now participate. By that, Dear, Stanistreet, and Fitzpatrick denied the civil and human rights of an NUJ member then neglected to mitigate those circumstances.
NUJ officers act totally out of control and concern themselves more with overseas junkets and illegal involvement in political splinter groups to the detriment of all members despite a £4,000,000.00 loss during fiscal year 2009.
[NUJ Annual Returns]
The only remedy left which allows NUJ to return to its basic purpose of supporting journalists lies in an independent public inquiry with a view to impeachment of Dear and Stanistreet. That would stop appointment of NUJ officials by patronage and machination and institute compulsory and democratic balloting based upon candidates with integrity, education, skills, and work experience.
The cost of responding to current malicious barratry (the offence of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels) amounts to £15,050.00 which the respondent has charged to NUJ. [Invoice] [Barratry]
Paul Trummel, Respondent.
This credential information counters false and misleading information published by Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary.
Paul Trummel PhD (RPI ABD), PhD (UW ABD), MS (RPI), MSc (UK), BSc (UK)
UK equivalencies in graphic communication recognized by Boston University, Northeastern University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Fitchburg State College, San Jose State University, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and University of Washington with comparability twice certified by International Education Research Foundation (IERF), a credential evaluation service accredited by US Department of Education
Associate Professor, Communication and Rhetoric (Retired)
Special Doctor of Philosophy Program (SPhD), University of Washington
Fellow, International Society of Typographic Designers (FISTD)
Fellow, Institute of Paper Printing and Publishing (FIOP)
Member, Society of Authors, London
International Federation of Journalists, Brussels (International Press Card)
Arbitrarily and fraudulently cancelled 2009 by Jeremy Dear and Aidan White without cause or due process under NUJ/IFJ rules.
National Union of Journalists, London (UK Press Card)
© Copyright 2010 by Paul Trummel
During NUJ fiscal year 2009:
A raise of £4,359.00 (5.56%)
During the same period:
Dear denied members service for which they paid dues; cancelled an international press card arbitrarily; refused access to documents that prove misappropriation of funds; prevented access to the member section of NUJ web site; denied legal representation; harassed elderly members; prohibited access to Southport ADM without cause; and, promoted a Marxist splinter group using NUJ resources.
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.
[Without Let or Hindrance]
Fraudulent Denial of
Judge James A Doerty, Washington Superior Court (Seattle) claimed that interviews by journalists with willing sources defined as harassment and that news gathering constituted illegal surveillance and stalking then jailed Paul Trummel "the Journalist" (approaching seventy years of age) without trial or legal counsel contrary to international law.
The London-born, grammar school student, Fleet Street indentured apprentice, military veteran, university professor, and National Union of Journalists member, could not comply with an ambiguous and illegal catch-22 that Doerty used to place a prior restraint on free speech. Doerty ordered removal of EU hosted web sites that exposed homicide and elder abuse by his Zionist keepers.
With full knowledge of the imminent jailing, Jeremy Dear, NUJ General Secretary and Claire S Kirby (then NUJ in-house solicitor) neglected to act under Vienna Convention and other international laws. They delayed then denied solidarity and support guaranteed by Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.
Timothy R Gopsill, Editor, Journalist (NUJ magazine) orchestrated a seven-year, media blackout to cover up the neglect by Dear and Kirby which prevented NUJ members from knowing about the case and providing their support. Gopsill also invoked an illegal prior restraint with British Broadcasting Corporation and Press Gazette to insure that they followed suit.
David C Broom, British Consul (Seattle) colluded with Doerty to ratchet up coercion which allowed Doerty to transfer the Journalist to incommunicado solitary confinement among murderers and rapists. The Journalist languished in jail for 111 days of an indeterminate sentence and experienced several near-death experiences before release on a writ similar to habeas corpus.
Five international media and civil rights amicus curiae argued the case in Washington Supreme Court. In a unanimous finding by nine judges, supreme court reversed all Doerty's decisions which absolved the Journalist of wrongdoing.
Dear and Roy Martin Mincoff (present NUJ in-house solicitor), while feigning solidarity, actually colluded in a cover up of HM Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) dereliction by negotiating a
The Law Society, Legal Complaints Service (LCS) has found probable cause that Kirby and Mincoff committed professional misconduct and initiated action by Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Meanwhile, Mincoff abused LCS resolution processes by providing false and misleading information.
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Jeremy Dear's sycophants parrot his politically expedient theories to the detriment of the public good.
Enter, Little Miss Muppet, a sleazy slag-off who repeatedly derogates a long-standing NUJ/IFJ member when he writes for the public good.
Stanistreet has maliciously disseminated libel to officials and members of the international trade union movement. Slagging alone provides grounds for her impeachment.
NUJ has descended to a level of lawlessness and disorder and uses a degenerate shyster unlawfully to enforce its will.
Anarchy and apathy have resulted in an out-of-control, extreme left cabal of executive officers with a total disregard for rules and law.
Current practices allow subliterate people to occupy important positions then impose an extreme left dogma to the detriment of a majority of members. [Patent Stitch-up]
Trade Union and Labour Relations - David Cockburn
David Cockburn, Certification Officer, Certification Office for Trade Unions and Employers' Associations delayed investigation and adjudication of a complaint for five months.
By that, Cockburn effectively granted Jeremy Dear, General Secretary, National Union of Journalists impunity to extend a seven-year pattern of illegal activity for another year.
Dear perverted the course of justice by misusing his position for personal gain and colluded in manipulation of elections to maintain an illegal status quo.
Dear also covered up misappropriation of public funds by denying access to financial and other records.
Cockburn effectively supported the illegal activities by delaying and denying justice.
Their respective actions show an illegal pattern or practice which has adversely affected trade union member
Letter to the Editor
Concerned. Name withheld.
It looks to me like a series of internal institutional corruptions where the victim ends up in solitary confinement without a trial and with his life at risk.
When a child errs, he/she is usually instructed by the parent responsible for the child’s emotional and spiritual well-being, as well as the basic health of the community as a whole, to "admit and make restitution".
What does an institution do when it errs? In these cases each has instituted a series of cover-ups and it appears the only way any of the people involved believe they can extricate themselves is to hope that the victim dies, try to kill him overtly, apply continued pressure, or act illegally to wipe him out of existence. These are not healthy institutions.
It is incredible that the characters in this play consist of two presidents of universities, a falsely qualified dean of a university graduate program, directors of apartments for independent living, a phony UK consul general, and officials of a national union of journalists who are supposed to be public gatekeepers, yet all evidence points in that direction.
None of these institutions follow the advice given even by a responsible parent to a child. By any means, each institution has felt it necessary to exchange one man's life and reputation in order to cover up it's own institutional failure. Not only that, but as time goes on and harassment continues, each has increasingly involved more and more innocent people in their machinations, thus producing more victims.
Obviously, in the minds of these administrators, the institution takes precedence, no matter who dies, who goes to jail, or who becomes innocently and illegally involved.
It is an appalling scenario for vulnerable citizens who depend upon the ethical behavior and honesty of their institutions - the elderly for security of person as in the independent living scenario, or in the instance of the universities, the students for faith in honesty for the tuition they pay, the governments for security of persons for whom they are accountable, or for the journalist unions for preserving the integrity of the fourth estate.
These are institutions who have behaved irresponsibly, yet they are responsible for hundreds of people temporarily under their care. They are institutions that have been corrupted and in need of reform.
Inasmuch as they refuse to reform themselves, for the sake of the people they serve, it seems that a combination of exposure and legal action in a real court of justice or an independent public inquiry, complete with a real investigation, is the only recourse.
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