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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Shona Banda's ~ Live Free or Die 28 December at 12:23 · I have won my child in need of care case, fought divorce on my own, pro se, and officially have 50% custody. I'm still facing felony charges.


Shona Banda's ~ Live Free or Die 28 December at 12:23 · I have won my child in need of care case, fought divorce on my own, pro se, and officially have 50% custody. I'm still facing felony charges.

Shona Banda's ~ Live Free or Die

I have won my child in need of care case, fought divorce on my own, pro se, and officially have 50% custody. I'm still facing felony charges.
A judge dismissed my lawsuit against the State...
I've been too ill to deal with it. I'm looking into my next steps, the State is claiming immunity...
I've been in fear for my life, threatened, they kidnapped my child, put my family's safety at risk... AND MORE! I'm not done, only fueled more by the extreme injustice. I'm just so grateful the tyranny has been so very blatant... the public is on its head over the dismissal.
I'm too sick to do this on my own, I have just been in survival mode for so long, literally, each day for months on end... survival. I'm healing from recent major surgery that the incision has just closed last week. I was emaciated when leaving the hospital and have been slowly gaining weight. My children have had to watch their mother almost die... again and come back from hell. The State has done more damage than I can put into words. My family deserves justice, the State has no right to claim immunity.
Currently seeking counsel for this matter.
I need help.
Glenn Beck and the The Rutherford Institute not sure if offer still stands, hoping that the new year brings support your way to help many in this injustice system. The amount of people who are in need have been numerous, because authority has overstepped it's bounds for all to see in many cases around this country.
Thank you for giving voice to those squelched by the system.

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Friday, 22 January 2016

Groups demand Saffron leader’s release

Groups demand Saffron leader’s release

Groups demand Saffron leader’s release

The wife of a former monk and prominent leader of the 2007 Saffron Revolution was denied permission to visit her jailed husband yesterday.
Marie Siochana told The Myanmar Times that authorities barred her entry from the prison because she is a foreign citizen. Myanmar authorities said this is standard procedure until the backing of the relevant embassy is secured.
Her husband, U Gambira, was arrested at a hotel in Mandalay around midnight on January 19. He has been denied bail and is being held in Mandalay’s Oboe prison on immigration-related charges.
U Gambira, who is no longer a monk and resides in Thailand, entered Myanmar with Ms Siochana at the Thai border crossing of Mae Sai-Tachileik on January 16. Police allege that he did not enter the country legally, and have charged him under Section 13(a) of the colonial-era Burma Immigration (Emergency Provisions) Act of 1947.
International rights groups suspect the charge is a form of politically motivated harassment and called for the activist to be immediately and unconditionally released. UK-based rights group Amnesty International called the charges against U Gambira “contrived, arbitrary and politically motivated”. The group also took aim at the broader pattern of suppression of activists in Myanmar, which they say runs at odds with the country’s human rights commitments.
“The Myanmar authorities continue to arrest and imprison activists and human rights defenders on politically motivated charges, part of an ongoing clampdown on the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly which are enshrined in Articles 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” read the Amnesty statement released on January 20.
The call for U Gambira’s release was echoed by the ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights (APHR), which said the arrest comes at a “pivotal time” and is “extremely concerning and risks sacrificing any potential positive legacy of the government of President Thein Sein”.
“This arrest seems to be on trumped-up charges and is most likely politically motivated. Gambira has sacrificed a great deal to support the rights of the Myanmar people to fight for democracy and should be treated accordingly – not hounded and thrown in jail,” said Son Chhay, a Cambodian member of parliament and vice chair of the APHR.
Son Chhay said that the arrest calls into question the sincerity of Myanmar’s reform efforts.
“The outgoing military-backed government is not sending the signal that it is ready to work with other stakeholders to see Myanmar grow into an open society that upholds international human rights norms, and this has concerning undertones for the tenure of the next government,” he said.
U Gambira’s arrest in Mandalay came just one day after a US State Department envoy called on President U Thein Sein to release all political prisoners. The senior-level representative urged the president to fulfill his 2013 pledge before he leaves office at the end of March as a sign of his commitment to the reform process.
U Gambira was previously jailed and sentenced to 68 years in prison relating to his role leading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2007. He was released in a presidential amnesty in January 2012 after serving four years and two months.
He suffers from major mental health issues, including extreme post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from his earlier imprisonment when he was tortured. He was also diagnosed as schizophrenic in late 2015. Ms Siochana said he is currently medicated and must follow a strict regimen of prescribed drugs. She sent medications to the jail, with instructions, but estimates less than one month’s supply is left.
A trauma specialist in Thailand who has treated U Gambira raised concerns over the possible trigger effects the reimprisonment will cause.
The Assistance Association for Political Prisoners told The Myanmar Timesthat while immigration-related charges haven’t been used much in recent years in political cases, there is some precedent for using them.
“The charge under the The Myanmar Immigration (Emergency Provisions) Act is not so commonly used for political reasons but has been used, particularly before 2011, when people would illegally cross the border to coordinate with CBOs and disseminate information to the outside world,” the Thailand-based group said.
The police report said that during interrogation U Gambira confessed to having made several unofficial border crossings since he left Myanmar to seek medical treatment in Thailand in November 2013. However, it did not appear these were the subject of the charges against him.
“It reeks of retro-vengeance and neo-paranoia on the part of the authorities to target someone they have already tortured and apparently want to ensure will never pose a threat to the military’s interests again,” said David Mathieson, a senior researcher with Human Rights Watch in Myanmar. “If this is the new post-election Burma, it is looking disturbingly like the Burma of nine years ago that U Gambira was trying to peacefully change.”

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Tuesday, 6 August 2013



Kiri Campbellabout an hour ago · 



Sovereign Kiri did this to provide basic needs to her family as per her entitlement as she no longer had faith in a tyrannous system of professional fraud which the criminal court is opening its arms wide to and providing a safe haven with endorsement. A tyrannous system that is stealing entitlements from the mouths of thousands of starving children across NZ (1 in 10 children). To be able to stand and say to those parents who put to bed their hungry children and/or cold children and/or fear of homelessness whilst the system continues to rape their rights to basic needs - whilst the system enjoy their $9000 lunches and $150 underwear - you CAN provide a secure future for your family. Sovereign Kiri took the beast by the horns and demonstrated to all families - you can feed, clothe and house your children without fear! We the people have no faith in systems established by a government who increases their wealth, their waste lines, and ensures their early retirement by stripping away the clothes off our backs.

How? She exchanged services lawfully. Sovereign Kiri submitted letters of intent with sufficient and reasonable time for the recipients to respond. They did not and by said failure to register any dispute against the claims made, resulted in an automatic default judgement and permanent and irrevocable estoppel by acquiescence barring the bringing of charges under any statute, act or regulation against Freeman-on-the-land Kiri Lee: Campbell, for the purpose of exercising her lawful and properly established rights, freedoms and inherent duties as a Sovereign throughout the Commonwealth and as such a peaceable person. The Banks have all been foreclosed! They are illegally engaging in commerce daily, and by their actions are gaining pecuniary Fraud. If the Crown is alleging Sovereign Kiri is engaging in pecuniary fraud, then by just cause, ALL CUSTOMERS are also engaging in pecuniary fraud at every transaction - ATM, deposits, withdrawals, and transfers. Does the Crown then intend to arrest every NZ citizen for the same allegations?! The documents submitted by Sovereign Kiri informed clearly and with no prejudice, malice, or intent to act unlawfully by Common Law, outlines the matter regarding the TSB and allegations of Pecuniary Advantage note the foreclosure of the banking system for cause in profiteering and operating private money systems, profiteering and operating a debt slavery system, and committing treason against the one people. The TSB Bank failed to provide the following: I. Produce documentation of the history of the origin of funds that your bank purportedly had prior title, ownership and rights to any money allegedly loaned. History and origin of funds must show at least three [3] generations of the origin of funds; II. Produce documentation of the actual transaction and transfer of said funds [prior title, ownership, and rights] from loaner to borrower [invoicing/receipts]. (All documentation may be redacted to preserve any and all privacy laws). No documentation exists as all loans have been proven nor have they been presented to date. Further, all "money" and any other representation of value was and is backed by the energy and value of the people. This value has been duly secured under Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) Record No. 2000043135 unrebutted. The creditor and creator of any and all representations of value also known as "money" by depositing her secured Certificate of Value, a representation of her choice, in a value for value exchange. Failure to honor her value without a valid lawful reason, or failure to rebutt the UCC filings point for point with particularity and specifically would implicate in TSB Bank continuing to uphold a debt slavery system fully liable and responsible. This being a true and an accurate account of the business transactions of the TSB bank, it is only reasonable that the CEO and Manager for this incorporation be presented in these proceedings and that they too are made accountable for the same allegations put forward by the corporation 3238729 also known as the NZ Police.

To foreclose a business is to declare bankruptcy!! "Foreclosure is a specific legal process in which a lender attempts to recover the balance of a loan from a borrower who has stopped making payments to the lender by forcing the sale of the asset used as the collateral for the loan." (Wikipedia). Hence, to continue providing services whilst being foreclosed is pecuniary fraud in action. For example, if a bank has approximately 1,000,000 customers and they all do an average of 20 transactions per day, then a bank is then committing pecuniary fraud 20,000,000,000 per day.

One may consider her actions to be intentionally inciting political advantage, such as what was considered by the Lay Representative Claire Muncaster's legal representative Paul Keegan (not Kiri's as recorded). One may consider Sovereign Kiri did this "for the money". One may consider she - as alleged - engaged in pecuniary fraud. Sovereign Kiri sojourns in a country, that for now, allows her the freedom to challenge systems of tyranny and discord. It appears to me in a country that is declared to be in recession... the systems that are there to ensure the wellbeing of every person the system is not undertaking their oaths. If there was any political advantages Sovereign Kiri has, it is merely to expose the naked truth of what is happening to our country that is being raped daily by those appointed in office to protect us. We have a system that provides entitlements that is $250 a week UNDER the Henderson Poverty Line. Those in the system, ensure their entitlements so they can return to their warm homes, nice cars, tasteful clothing, food laden cupboards. So what is the political advantage when she wanted to provide for her six children and family the SAME entitlements? The insistence Sovereign Kiri did this "for the money" is absurd.

Now let us consider the above points. She is well aware of her own value - which is in fact 10 billion dollars - as is for every person sojourning or residing in NZ. There is a huge difference in value between what she requested and what she was lawfully able to obtain. Sovereign Kiri requested a lesser amount as she considered the needs of herself and her family, and the services she wishes to provide to others seeking assistance. Unlike the government who has been gracious to place a $40,000 debt per person totally $18,000,000,000,000 PER DAY. So... who is doing what for the money?? Finally, regarding the Crown's allegations. These allegations cannot possibly be substantiated as there is no evidence to support any intentional acts to behave or engage in fraud. In short, Kiri was taken under duress, has signed every document under duress, was beaten and physically forced to present before the criminal court who appointed a lawyer for her lay representative as she refused legal counsel. Despite the police's allegations, they have treated her like a terrorist refusing her bail on Saturday the 27th July stating she was a 'risk' and continue to site this in court!

From a commercial perspective - Sovereign Kiri is a risk to their system as they are well aware they have no lawful jurisdiction to enforce their will under Common Law coupled with the strength of the Magna Carta. The fear was evident as the policy enforcement officers, also known as NZ Police, kept her "in transit" moving her from Police station to station and Court House to Court House, and in fact - their actions appear to be one of terrorists (perhaps this is who PM John Key is referring to - the NZ Police are trained Al Qaeda, they certainly acted outside of their scope of practice and oath). If she was "innocent until proven guilty", why did they prevent her from being able to seek assistance from her Lay Representative, provide her with material to prepare her Affidavits, provide her with 3 meals a day, provide her with evidence of the Magistrates Oath, provide her with physical evidence or proof of the charges and allegations and moved her around to denying her rights to prepare herself for court? One PM stated these ancient laws are "bullshit", which leads us to believe the Magistrate and Ministers/Officers of the Crown consider themselves as 'Esquires' as they do not believe in the common law and under common law there is no 'titles' just 'we the people'; where the people make the decisions and outcomes - doing no harm. How can the Crown breach their oath, remove a mother from her children, cause personal injury and harm to an individual, and protect a foreclosed business, and claim this to be lawful? Who then, are the criminals in this matter - you decide.

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Monday, 29 July 2013

Kiri Campbell – calling out for help please July 28, 2013 · by kerischwed Last word out is that Kiri was arrested. We need to send messages from all over the world to the dept’s I have listed in my letter below. This woman has done a courageous thing for us all. If you believe a new & better world is ours for the taking then please send emails. Much love Keri

Kiri Campbell – calling out for help please

Last word out is that Kiri was arrested. We need to send messages from all over the world to the dept’s I have listed in my letter below. This woman has done a courageous thing for us all. If you believe a new & better world is ours for the taking then please send emails. Much love Keri
Please feel free to copy paste my letter to send to the dept’s listed here in New Zealand. We are a small country so we could get 3% to tip this over ……easy. Let’s go!
To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to voice my concern & extreme objection to the matter of Kiri Campbell & her treatment. Do not for one minute think this is a small matter as the eyes of the world are on you now. Too many of us are now aware of the reality of our situation here on Earth. If you are not yet awake to this then please inform yourself further by researching the following links & reading the information. We WILL NOT be moved, please join us in making a better world for us all.
Kind Regards
Keri Schwed
Below find the details of the foreclosure of your corporate justice system;
The One People’s Public Trust (OPPT) announced the foreclosure of the world’s banks and “governments” on December 25th 2012 stemming from prior investigation into massive fraud across the entire system: http:// INDUSTRIESTRASSE-21-CH-6055ALPNACH-DORF-SWITZERLAND.
What happened? The OPPT posed to the world’s Banks and Governments: 1. that they had by deceptive acts and practices been stealing from the people for hundreds of years, and; 2. nothing stood between the Creator and each of the Creator’s creations, and gave due opportunity to rebut both statements. They could not and did not. To understand this fully please read the Declaration of Facts at> UCC Filings > 2012 ptII > Declaration of Facts. Here are two excerpts:
Government Charters Cancelled: (Refer: DECLARATION OF FACTS: UCC Doc # 2012127914 Nov 28 2012) “…That any and all CHARTERS, inclusive of The United States Federal Government, UNITED STATES, “STATE of …”,
Inclusive of any and all abbreviations, idem sonans, or other legal, financial or managerial forms, any and all international equivalents, inclusive of any and all OFFICES, inclusive of any and all OFFICERS, PUBLIC SERVANTS, EXECUTIVE ORDERS, TREATIES, CONSTITUTIONS, MEMBERSHIP, ACTS, and any and all other contracts and agreements made thereunder and thereby, are now, void, worthless, or otherwise cancelled, unrebutted; …”
Bank Charters Cancelled: (Refer: TRUE BILL: WA DC UCC Doc# 2012114776 Oct 24 2012) “Declared and ordered irrevocably cancelled; any and all charters for Bank of International Settlements (BIS) members thereto and thereof including all beneficiaries, including all certain states of body owning, operating, aiding and abetting private money systems, issuing, collection, legal enforcement systems, operating SLAVERY SYSTEMS …commandeering lawful value by unlawful representation…”
Orders to Cease and Desist: Attention is drawn to DECLARATION AND ORDER: UCC Doc # 2012096074, Sept. 09 2012, duly reconfirmed and ratified by COMMERCIAL BILL UCC Doc. No. 2012114586 and TRUE BILL UCC Doc. No.2012 114776 which states:
Volunteers within the military … “to arrest and take into custody any and all certain states of body, their agents, officers, and other actors, regardless of domicil by choice, owning, operating, aiding and abetting private money systems, issuing, collection, legal enforcement systems, operating SLAVERY SYSTEMS against the several states citizens, …”, and “Repossess all private money systems, tracking, transferring, issuing, collection, legal enforcement systems operating SLAVERY SYSTEMS…” “…all beings of the creator shall forthwith assist all Public Servants identified herein, to implement, protect, preserve and complete this ORDER by all means of the creator and created as stated herein, by, with, and under your full personal liability…” Search document numbers listed at the Washington DC UCC Registry:
What does this mean to you? Are you paying a “debt” to a foreclosed entity..? e.g. mortgage, credit card, car loan?
OPPT has foreclosed on hierarchy. No one stands between you and your creator… not even “Government”.
Because a CEASE AND DESIST order exists, you are free to offer terms and conditions to individuals acting on behalf of a foreclosed Bank or “Government”, by issuing a Courtesy Notice.
What does this mean to Banks & “Governments”? All beings now act in the capacity of individual entities without a corporate safety net and with full personal liability for each and EVERY ACTION THEY TAKE under common law, protected and preserved by public policy UCC 1-103, and Universal law, the governing law laid out in the OPPT UCC filings. (Refer: WA DC UCC Ref Doc # 2012113593)
Should any individual pursue any actions on behalf of a foreclosed Bank or “Government”, causing another individual any damage as herein described, they in their individual and unlimited capacity are absolutely liable. Such actions may result in the receipt of a Courtesy Notice.
Courtesy Notice The Courtesy Notice contains the information of this flyer and offers terms and conditions for future dealings.
Whereas Banks and “Governments” have been foreclosed worldwide… Acts, Statutes, Codes, Courts, Executive Orders etc were thereby foreclosed, thus without a lawfully binding contract – individual to individual, no instrument exists to compel performance.
The Courtesy Notice offers new terms to any individual of a foreclosed entity for their acceptance and the method of acceptance is clearly defined.
Individuals are now downloading and sending Courtesy Notices worldwide; 64,000 were downloaded in the first two days following release in early Feb 2013. See
What is the UCC – Where and to whom does it apply? The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is the ‘bible’ of commerce and used world wide, but sometimes in disguise. UCC is not taught in law schools; it is used in high level banking and government corporations.
Accordingly most lawyers, attorneys and magistrates know nothing about UCC and will argue it has no application. 1. Executive Order 13037 dated 04 Mar 1997 defined humans as capital. See: http:// 2. UCC Doc # 0000000181425776 filed 12 Aug 2011 evidences sale of US citizens in transaction between The Federal Reserve System and The United States Department of the Treasury 1789 for $14.3 trillion. (Linked above) 3. UCC Doc #2001059388 evidences the template the Federal Reserve Bank of New York uses to secure the collateral in major banks around the world… including chattel paper, goods and the unborn young of animals. See
Those who would regard the UCC as irrelevant outside the US are thereby claiming former funding arrangements with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York null and void.
Due Diligence Given the usage of UCC filings in the upper levels of “government” and banks worldwide, due diligence is a necessity.
If there is a dispute, error, or falsity make AND deliver a duly verified sworn DECLARATION OF REBUTTAL to the duly verified, sworn and REGISTERED OPPT DECLARATION OF FACTS, point by point, with specificity and particularity, with full responsibility and liability, under the penalty of perjury under any law you identify, that the forgoing is true and accurate, signed by your wet-ink signature.
To date, no such rebuttal has been registered.
Further Research Radio shows:
All People Declared Free of Debt (Refer Notice of Declaration of Absolute Truth UCC# 2013032035) The final filing of the OPPT occurred on March 18, 2013. This document terminated all remaining man-made entities and returned all people of this planet to absolute freedom. In this document the creator is referred to as “absolute essence” and all creations people are referred to as “absolute essence embodied”.
Article VI states…”I duly verify, with full responsibility and liability, by DECLARATION OF ORDER, that eternal essence IS made transparent and known by the DO’ing of any and all embodiment of eternal essence in eternal essence’s universe, IS free and free of debt, unrebutted.”
This means THERE IS NO DEBT.
You have no debt… No one has debt… it is done.
In our times, the common good is increasingly threatened by transnational organized crime, the improper use of the markets and of the economy, as well as by terrorism.
It is therefore necessary for the international community to adopt adequate legal instruments to prevent and counter criminal activities, by promoting international judicial cooperation on criminal matters.
In ratifying numerous international conventions in these areas, and acting also on behalf of Vatican City State, the Holy See has constantly maintained that such agreements are effective means to prevent criminal activities that threaten human dignity, the common good and peace.
With a view to renewing the Apostolic See’s commitment to cooperate to these ends, by means of this Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio, I establish that:
1. The competent Judicial Authorities of Vatican City State shall also exercise penal jurisdiction over:
a) crimes committed against the security, the fundamental interests or the patrimony of the Holy See;
b) crimes referred to:
– in Vatican City State Law No. VIII, of 11 July 2013, containing Supplementary Norms on Criminal Law Matters;
– in Vatican City State Law No. IX, of 11 July 2013, containing Amendments to the Criminal Code and the Criminal Procedure Code;
when such crimes are committed by the persons referred to in paragraph 3 below, in the exercise of their functions;
c) any other crime whose prosecution is required by an international agreement ratified by the Holy See, if the perpetrator is physically present in the territory of Vatican City State and has not been extradited.
2. The crimes referred to in paragraph 1 are to be judged pursuant to the criminal law in force in Vatican City State at the time of their commission, without prejudice to the general principles of the legal system on the temporal application of criminal laws.
3. For the purposes of Vatican criminal law, the following persons are deemed “public officials”:
a) members, officials and personnel of the various organs of the Roman Curia and of the Institutions connected to it.
b) papal legates and diplomatic personnel of the Holy See.
c) those persons who serve as representatives, managers or directors, as well as persons who even de facto manage or exercise control over the entities directly dependent on the Holy See and listed in the registry of canonical juridical persons kept by the Governorate of Vatican City State;
d) any other person holding an administrative or judicial mandate in the Holy See, permanent or temporary, paid or unpaid, irrespective of that person’s seniority.
4. The jurisdiction referred to in paragraph 1 comprises also the administrative liability of juridical persons arising from crimes, as regulated by Vatican City State laws.
5. When the same matters are prosecuted in other States, the provisions in force in Vatican City State on concurrent jurisdiction shall apply.
6. The content of article 23 of Law No. CXIX of 21 November 1987, which approves the Judicial Order of Vatican City State remains in force.
This I decide and establish, anything to the contrary notwithstanding.
I establish that this Apostolic Letter issued Motu Proprio will be promulgated by its publication in L’Osservatore Romano, entering into force on 1 September 2013.
Given in Rome, at the Apostolic Palace, on 11 July 2013, the first of my Pontificate.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Definitions for Hashtag #GPVDI - GPVDI – Global Personal Voice Data Interface

2 Definitions for Hashtag #GPVDI


GPVDI – Global Personal Voice Data Interface / / /

You speak. GPVDI listens, understands and acts

The use of language independent Meaning Based Computing technology from HP with other industry standard, best quality, technology from companies such as Nuance, Voxeo, IBM, etc., coupled with voice biometrics, voice stress analysis and personal profiling to accurately understand an individual’s (or group’s) problems, needs, wants and desires and then help them find answers, directions, connections, etc., in order to achieve the results needed for that individual’s (or group’s) benefit.

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I have wanted an open line to a ‘thing’ that listens with all the power at its command.

A something that helps when I am stuck for a word
Something that remembers what I am supposed to be doing next
Something that knows which one of my medications is bad for me
Something that remembers everything I loved so once in a while it can remind me (-:
Something that knows my beliefs enough to join me in with every fight for what I truly believe and keeps my voice there until the fight is won
Something there and ready as I sit here now – so, if I decide to talk out loud to myself, or the room… or to ‘this thing’ I know I will be talking to something that understands what I am saying, clarifies points if needs be, puts me through to someone who knows what I’m asking and who doesn’t mind answering or whatever my head lets out and seeks answers for.
Something that can show me a lot about myself and society through the use of the best of the best analytics and medical technology available now

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Law and Lawyers: R v Stuart Hall ~ Sentencing

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Exploring the relevance of Townsend’s ideas in the 21st century. Key points Abbreviated/picked over by Mark Aldiss

Exploring the relevance of Townsend’s ideas in the 21st century. Key points

Abbreviated/picked over by Mark Aldiss

About the study
The research is mainly based on analysis of the first wave of the ESRC Understanding Society
household panel survey. The data relate to almost 100,000 individuals in nearly 40,000 households that are representative of the UK population. The interviews were conducted in 2009 and 2010.
The analysis of children’s participation utilises the separate Millennium Cohort Study; interviews were conducted with children and their parents or carers when the 19,000 sampled children were aged 8 in 2008. The findings are based on analysis using modern statistical tools.

Poverty, participation and choice

  • • Participation in society can be measured in terms of social relationships, membership of organisations, trust in other people, ownership of possessions and purchase of services. All are lower among people with low incomes.

  • • However, while participation generally drops as income declines, participation stops falling among the 30 per cent or so of people with the lowest incomes creating a participation ‘floor’; among this group, those with higher incomes do not have measurably increased living standards, greater social participation or higher levels of trust.

  • • The 30 per cent of people with the lowest incomes are also forced to choose between the basic necessities of modern life; they must decide which needs to neglect.

  • • For people affected by the floor, additional income may well be spent on upgrading the quality of necessary goods and services rather than adding to them.

  • • Averages mask important variation. The participation floor for benefit recipients is lower than for other groups on the same income.

  • • Most minority ethnic groups experience greater material deprivation than the white majority but social participation is, on average, higher.

  • • Children’s engagement in school life and friends is not directly affected by household income.

  • • However, parents on low incomes, on average, play less often with their children and spend less on activities. This is associated with poorer educational outcomes as judged by teachers.

  • • Low income parents frequently spend more time than affluent ones assisting children with their school work because they have fallen behind their classmates.
This summary is part of JRF’s research and development programme. The views are those of the authors and not necessarily those 
of the JRF.

This is a summary of a larger report Poverty, Participation and Choice: The Legacy of Peter Townsend by Emanuele Ferragina, 
Mark Tomlinson and Robert Walker published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Friday, 24 May 2013

Statement on the Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy | Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Statement on the Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy | Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Statement on the Oklahoma Tornado Tragedy

Friends, Relatives, Supporters, and to the People of Oklahoma,
There are so many things in life that we question. We think that life isn’t fair. We wonder why so many innocent people have to suffer and what the lesson is, in all of this. I am thinking of the many, many people who were devastated by the tornado that ripped through Moore, Oklahoma, leaving so many families homeless and taking the lives of the 24 people, including those innocent little school children and their teachers who so bravely tried to protect them.. My heart goes out to the families as they try to make their way through this. At this time , there are no words that can reach the depth of their hurt.
From where I am, I offer my humble condolance and hope that in some way, they can hear the good words that our people offer as comfort, and that they see through their tears, the hands reaching out to help them. I offer my prayer for Creator to guide them and comfort them now, and in the days to come. I know that from my Nation of people, we wrap our arms around you and extend words of encouragement.
I am standing with you.
Pilamiya! Mitaku’ oyasin.
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
Leonard Peltier