Thursday, November 27, 2008

Arthur Tress


Arthur Tress, a New Yorker, born in Brooklyn in 1940, is a famous photographer.

1. Artist’s Homepage

2. Artist's "Photographs from the 'Tao of Physics' Series" at the National Academy of Sciences in 2004-2005

3. Arthur Tress photographs

At the age of twelve, he was taking photos of circus freaks and old mansions and Coney Island.

His work is now in many museums, including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum, the George Eastman House, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Stedelijk Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum.



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Sunday, November 16, 2008

The Haringey Boy


The boy, known as Baby P, suffered bruising from beatings. (scars of on Baby P's face were hidden with smeared chocolate)

The boy died in a blood-spattered cot in Haringey, London, in 2007.

A post mortem showed the boy had a broken back and eight broken ribs

He had spent much of his life being treated as a punchbag.

Gordon Brown's Labour Government ignored a whistleblower's plea for an investigation into Haringey Council's social services department six months before the boy died.

The whistleblower wrote: "Child abusers are not being tackled."

Haringey Council is run by Labour, Gordon Brown's party.

On the boy's final day alive, police told his mother that they would take no further action over suspicions she had assaulted him.

The boy's injuries

The killer of the boy had a fascination for Nazi memorabilia.

When he and the lodger clicked their fingers the boy would touch his forehead on the floor in fear of another beating.

(17 Month Old Child Lived and Died in Fear of Beatings)


The Daily Mail news paper , 26 September 2008, showed Ed Balls, UK Secretary of State for Children, wearing a Nazi uniform.



Jason Swift

In 1985, 14-year-old Jason Swift was killed by a child-abuse gang.

Jason is believed to have lived in Islington council's Conewood Street children's home, in London. (Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London)

Sidney Cooke, Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver, and Lennie Smith, were imprisoned in 1989 for the manslaughter of Jason Swift.

Cooke and his gang had sexually tortured and prostituted a number of boys.

The gang is believed to have killed at least nine children.[2]

Cooke was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

In 1998, Cooke was let out of prison eight years early.

There have been allegations that very powerful people have been involved in a child-abuse ring connected to Islington children's homes. ( Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London)

In 1982 Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheimer) became Islington council leader.

She became a close friend of Tony Blair, who lived in Islington, a few doors away from Hodge.

In February 1990 Liz Davies and David Cofie, senior social workers, discovered evidence of sex abuse of children and reported it to a residents' meeting attended by Mrs Hodge.

In May 1990 Mr Cofie and Ms Davies were told by Lyn Cusack, assistant director of social services, to stop interviewing children about the abuse claims.

On 1 May 1997 Tony Blair moved from Islington to Downing Street.

In June 2003 Mrs Hodge was made minister for Children.
(Another minister under fire: call for Hodge to quit over child ...)

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Haringey Boy and top child abusers


Eileen Fairweather, in the Mail on Sunday, has linked Haringey to Islington and Jersey ('I have known about Jersey paedophiles for 15 years,' says award-winning journalist.)

The Haringey boy, from Labour-run Haringey in London, was tortured to death by a satanist.

On 16 November 2008, the Mail on Sunday tells us How a close male relative of Baby P is linked to a big paedophile ring.

This child-abuse ring operated in Labour-run Islington, the part of London where Tony Blair once lived.

Reportedly, the ring supplied boys to top people.

(This child abuse ring, reportedly, has links to the child abuse in Jersey, which in turn, reportedly, has links to the Dutroux affair and the security services)

The close male relative of Baby P reportedly recruited boys from children's homes in Islington for the child-abuse ring, according to a secret report seen by The Mail on Sunday.

In the early 1990s, the relative, as a boy, was put in a children's home, in Labour-run Islington, in London.

All 12 of the children's homes in Islington were being used by the child-abuse ring, which reportedly had links to top people.

This ring included three pimps called Alan, John and George.

Reportedly, the relative, then aged 13, was persuaded, by money, drugs and threats, to supply the pimps with young boys.

The relative tried to blow the whistle.

Reportedly, the relative told social workers the names of boys who were being ferried from the children's homes to various parts of London (Manor Park, Tottenham, Soho and Westminster) to ‘be buggered by old men’.

Reportedly, none of the men were put under surveillance or questioned.

Haringey Boy - Photo copyright Tim Stewart

Whistleblowing Social worker Neville Mighty, who had received death threats, named the relative in a report.

Neville Mighty contacted Islington’s then director of children’s services, Lyn Cusack, who is married to a senior policeman.

In June 1992, Mighty was sacked.

Liz Davies, the senior Islington social worker who encouraged Mighty to go public, said:

'We got too close. There were too many powerful people involved.

'Child sex, pornography and sadism are extremely lucrative industries.'

In 1994, an independent report criticised the failure of police and social workers to help the relative.

Bryn Estyn - one of many children's homes linked to child-abuse

On 2 March 2008, Eileen Fairweather at the The Mail on Sunday had an excellent news story entitled 'I have known about Jersey paedophiles for 15 years,' says award-winning journalist.

Eileen Fairweather described the links between child abuse in Islington in London and child abuse on the islands of Jersey and Guernsey. She also suggests possible cover-ups by top police and politicians.

According to the Mail on Sunday article:

1. About 15 years ago, Detective Constable Peter Cook uncovered a child sex ring, with victims in both Britain and Jersey.

Cook's police bosses barred Cook from alerting police abuse specialists in London. Inquiries by junior detectives were closed down by senior police officers.

The child abuse ring members included an aristocrat, clerics and a social services chief. Their friends included senior police officers.

Cook managed to meet people at the National Criminal-Intelligence Squad. Little happened.

2. In February 2008, 'a child's remains' were found at a former children's home on Jersey.

More than 200 children who lived at Haut de la Garenne have described sexual and physical torture dating back to the Sixties.

3. There are the links between the child abuse at care homes in Islington, North London, and the child abuse on Jersey.

14-year-old Jason Swift, killed in 1985 by a paedophile gang, is believed to have lived in Islington council's Conewood Street home.

Two sources claimed this.

Every one of Islington's 12 care homes included staff who were paedophiles, child pornographers or pimps.

Police secretly confirmed that several Islington workers were 'major operators in the supply of children for abuse and pornography'.

Islington children were taken to Jersey 'on unofficial visits'.

Government Minister Margaret Hodge, then council leader in Islington, denounced "gutter journalists" who supposedly bribed children to lie about abuse.

(The Right Honourable Margaret Eve, Lady Hodge, MBE (née Margaret Oppenheimer; born September 1944, Cairo) is a British politician and Labour Party Member of Parliament for Barking. She was the first Minister for Children appointed in a newly created post within the Department for Education and Skills in 2001 . She is presently a Minister of State in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.)

5. Jersey social worker Simon Bellwood was sacked in 2007 after speaking out.

Jersey health minister Stuart Syvret was sacked after publicising a suppressed report into abuse allegations.

6. In June 1991, police in Cambridgeshire raided the home of Neil Hocquart who abused children in Britain and Guernsey.

Hocquart, along with a social worker from Jersey, supplied child pornography to a huge sex ring.

Hocquart, nee Foster, was abused while in care in Norfolk and was eventually 'befriended' by Captain H. Hocquart of Vale, in Guernsey.

Cambridgeshire police and a Scotland Yard squad raided Neil Hocquart's Swaffham Manor home in June 1991.

At nearby Ely they found his friend, Walter Clack, who was also reportedly involved with child pornography.

Police did not get a chance to properly interview these men. Hocquart died suddenly and Clack 'escaped with a £5,000 fine'.

Scotland Yard detectives related that they found at least "two or three" wills of older men who died of apparent heart attacks shortly after leaving everything to Neil Hocquart.

These deaths were never investigated.

7. Nicholas John Rabet, born on Jersey, was a friend of Hocquart's. Rabet became a childcare worker on Jersey.

Later, Rabet became deputy superintendent of islington council's home at 114 Grosvenor Avenue.

Rabet became a key supplier of children from Islington's care homes to paedophile rings.

Rabet and a colleague took children on trips to Jersey.

'Allegations mounted but nothing was done'.

Rabet befriended the widow of an American oil millionaire. This lady died after writing her will in Rabet's favour. Rabet inherited a property in Sussex, where he opened a children's activity centre. Children in Islington's care were regularly invited to stay there.

Hocquart and Walter Clack became "volunteers" at this activity centre.

Hocquart befriended one young boy called Shane (not his real name) who stayed at an islington care home.

Sussex police raided Rabet's children's centre and then contacted Shane, at his Islington children's home. Shane confirmed months of 'abuse'. Attempts to investigate further 'were thwarted by Islington Council'.

Islington 'falsely told Sussex officers it had no file material on Rabet or his alleged victim'.

The independent White inquiry into the abuse in Islington children's homes found that "at assistant director level . . . many confidential files were destroyed by mistake, although there is no evidence of conspiracy."

During the Rabet investigation, Islington refused to interview any other children in care or help Sussex police identify other children in Rabet's photos.

Police decided not to prosecute.

Shane told journalist Eileen Fairweather: "This goes right to the top. You have no idea how big this is."

Fairweather writes: "Third World police... succeeded where Britain's finest in Cambridgeshire, Sussex, London and Jersey had failed."

Rabet was arrested in Thailand in 2006 and charged with abusing 30 boys, some as young as six. Thai police believed he had abused at least 300.

Rabat was never tried. He died suddenly on 12 May 2006.

8. Two other Jersey-born social workers also worked in Islington.

One arranged sailing trips to Guernsey; the other sent children to Rabet's centre. Both were accused of abuse.

9. When Detective Constable Cook travelled to Guernsey, he met two brothers whom Hocquart 'delivered to a high-ranking, respected local man to rape'.

Reportedly no action was taken by senior police.


Jason Swift

In 1985, 14-year-old Jason Swift was killed by a child-abuse gang.


Jason is believed to have lived in Islington council's Conewood Street children's home. (Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London)

Sidney Cooke, Leslie Bailey, Robert Oliver, and Lennie Smith, were imprisoned in 1989 for the manslaughter of Jason Swift.

Cooke and his gang had sexually tortured and prostituted a number of boys.

The gang is believed to have killed at least nine children.[2]

Cooke was sentenced to 19 years in prison.

In 1998, Cooke was let out of prison eight years early.

There have been allegations that very powerful people have been involved in a child-abuse ring connected to Islington children's homes. ( Jersey child abuse link to Islington, London)

In 1982 Margaret Hodge (nee Oppenheimer) became Islington council leader.

She became a close friend of Tony Blair, who lived in Islington, a few doors away from Hodge.

In February 1990 Liz Davies and David Cofie, senior social workers, discovered evidence of sex abuse of children and reported it to a residents' meeting attended by Mrs Hodge.

In May 1990 Mr Cofie and Ms Davies were told by Lyn Cusack, assistant director of social services, to stop interviewing children about the abuse claims.

On 1 May 1997 Tony Blair moved from Islington to Downing Street.

In June 2003 Mrs Hodge was made minister for Children.
(Another minister under fire: call for Hodge to quit over child ...)

The Independent, 9 March 2008, has an article on missing children (Our children are missing: Most vulnerable youngsters are targeted) which tells us the following:

Sarah Benford, 14, disappeared from Welford House children's home in Northampton in April 2000.

She is still missing.

The UK's Police National Missing Persons Bureau has 1,418 "open cases" of missing children.

According to Police figures more than 100 children who should be in care have been missing for at least four years.

Many children who go missing are not reported to the police.

Member of parliament Helen Southworth says: "All figures on children missing from anywhere are estimates because, astonishingly, there is no requirement for data to be recorded or collected nationally."

Almost 1,000 children went missing from UK residential and foster care in 2007.

The number that went missing from care increased from 570 in 1997 to 950 in 2007.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CHILD ABUSE 'COVER-UPS'

Warcup is in charge of the 'cover-up of child torture and murder'?


In the USA, in the Franklin case, there was a cover-up of top people's involvement in child abuse and murder. (The torture of American children, by the US military.)

In Belgium, in the Dutroux case, there was a cover-up of top people's involvement in child abuse and murder. (THE ZANDVOORT NETWORK, JERSEY, DUTROUX, PORTUGAL... )

In Wales and Northern Ireland there have been cover-ups of top people's involvement in child abuse. (Child abuse in the UK: Jersey, Kincora, North Wales.)

In Portugal, there was a cover-up of top-people's involvement in child abuse and murder. (Casa Pia)

In most of these cases, there have been allegations of POLICE involvement in the child abuse.

There have been allegations of links between child abuse and the security services (Child abuse, fascist networks and Bilderberg.)

And sometimes witnesses in child abuse cases die in mysterious cicumstances. (The possible 'murder' of Dianne Maloney, who took a sailing trip with the sea cadets to Jersey's Haut de la Garenne.)

Now there appears to be a massive and sickening police cover-up in the case of child abuse and murder in Jersey, in the UK.

(Police announce NO murders took place at Jersey 'House of Hoorors'. /Jersey abuse case: police rule out murder at Haut de la Garenne)

Reportedly the police are now claiming that there were no dungeons at the children's home in Jersey, called Haute de la Garenne.

On 11 November 2008, a police source told the Daily Mail about the Jersey case:

'There were no bodies, no shackles, no dungeons - nothing. Nobody was killed at Haute de la Garenne.'

According to The Mail:

"The extradordinary disclosures, which will prompt claims of a cover-up, come eight months after Mr Harper claimed to have found the remains of a child's skull at the home...

"The officers now in charge will also reveal that there was not a single shred of evidence to back Mr Harper's repeated allegations that children had been murdered. 'We don't know why Mr Harper even started digging at the home,' said the source. 'There is no evidence to suggest anything happened here. None of it stands up.'"

Gradwell

Detective Superintendent Michael Gradwell claims:

The "secret underground chambers" were just holes in the floor, "not dungeons or cellars".

Around 200 witnesses have spoken of torture and deaths at the children's home in Jersey.

The Daily Express (Cached) reported in March 2008:

"As the first picture of a 'punishment room' under Haut de la Garenne in Jersey was released today, a creepy message written on a wooden post against a wall said: 'I’ve been bad for years and years.'...

"The chambers have been described by victims as punishment rooms where they were physically and sexually assaulted and kept in solitary confinement....

"Many of the 160 victims who have come forward recalled being put in the bath with up to 25 other children in freezing water while the attackers watched."

Should you believe the police or the alleged victims of child abuse?

Reportedly the UK police are as corrupt as any in the Third World.

(The shameful truth about police corruption / Lockerbie evidence was faked / aangirfan: CCTV - de Menezes - more police 'lies'?)

Lenny Harper outside the children's home Haut de la Garenne.

The Belfast Telegraph, 13 November 2008, has a story entitled Jersey probe: Lenny Harper hits back

Lenny Harper was the police officer who suggested that children may have been murdered in a children's home in Jersey in the UK.

David Warcup is the police officer who took over from Harper and who claims that no children were murdered.

The Belfast Telegraph reports Warcup’s claims at a recent press conference and Harper’s response.

Warcup: After being examined by experts from the British Museum, a fragment thought to have been from a skull turned out to be a piece of Victorian coconut shell.

Harper: They spoke about the original find “probably being a piece of coconut or wood.”

The truth is that the item has never been positively identified and the source they quoted was only one of a number of varying opinions.

Furthermore, it has never been explained just how collagen, which is only found in mammals, was found in it.

Warcup: “Shackles” found in rubble turned out to be “a rusty piece of metal”, and there was no evidence to suggest it had been used for anything suspicious.

Harper: They described the shackles as “just rusty pieces of metal.” Of course they are rusty pieces of metal — they have been in the ground for over 30 years.

Furthermore, they ignore the fact that it was not only us who described them as shackles, which one pair obviously are.

Builders who found them in 2003 and left them where they were, tipped off the media that we would find shackles.

Warcup: The “secret underground chambers” were just holes in the floor, “not dungeons or cellars”.

Harper: They said that the cellars are “not cellars or dungeons, but are merely floor voids.”

Surprisingly, I never used the word dungeons.

They are not floor voids.

What we call the cellars (and what the victims call the cellars) are in fact what used to be the ground floor.

What is certain is that victims described them accurately and the abuse that went on in there.

Warcup: Most of the 170 pieces of bone found in the search came from animals. Three were human and two of these dated from between 1470-1670 and 1650-1950 respectively.

Harper: “The bones could be hundreds of years old.”

Well this is certainly not new.

When detailing the results of carbon dating, I made it clear that the dates ranged from 1650 to 1950.

The expert in the UK who had examined the first bones we sent (which included a piece of child's tibia) said that they were very likely the bones of a juvenile human, they had been burnt shortly after death and buried shortly after burning.

In his view they were no more than a few decades old.


1. Lenny Harper, the police officer who was leading the inquiry into alleged abuse at a former children's home in Jersey stepped down from his post.

"Deputy Chief Officer Lenny Harper has headed the investigation since child skull fragments were found...

"Jersey Police said Mr Harper, 56, would retire ... whatever the progress of the Haut de la Garenne probe." -Jersey home officer to step down

2. Northumbria Police deputy chief constable David Warcup took over from Harper.

3. Northumbria Police do not have the best of reputations!

"Seventeen police employees are suspended on full pay for allegations including assault, burglary, deception and being drunk and disorderly...

"Figures obtained by the Chronicle under the Freedom of Information Act revealed Northumbria Police has 12 police officers, a special constable, a community support officer and a civilian member of staff currently suspended on full pay.

"These include two sergeants accused of assault and PCs accused of dishonesty, attempted burglary and inappropriate behaviour.

"One PC has been suspended for 25 months - on a salary of £29,029 and in total these suspensions alone have so far cost the force £215,635.

"The figure is much higher than neighbouring Durham Constabulary where just one officer and one support staff member are suspended on full pay...

"Deputy Chief Constable David Warcup, who takes the final decision on suspending officers, defended his approach." - Cached

4. Northumbria Police

Operation Rose saw more than 200 people investigated but in the end only six convicted.

"The £5m inquiry led to 558 claims of assault, rape and other sexual abuse from 277 residents or former residents of 61 care homes.

"The methods used by Northumbria police have been referred to the Commons home affairs committee, which is studying the handling of hundreds of similar child abuse allegations in care homes.

"The scale of the north-east inquiry has emerged with the lifting of a legal gag. The two years of reporting restrictions on the trials of 32 north-east care workers and teachers linked to 142 allegations of child abuse, ended on Tuesday with the collapse of the final case in Newcastle crown court." - Cached

Sarah Payne's painting. Were masons involved?

5. "OPERATION Rose was one of the country's biggest investigations into historic sexual and physical child abuse.

"The inquiry was launched in August 1997 when a woman in her 20s disclosed to a social worker that she and a friend had been both sexually and physically abused as children while living in a children's home in the Northumbria Police area.

"After a meeting between police and social services, an investigation was launched, centring on council-run care homes in the North-East and stemming from initial allegations in Newcastle and Northumberland.

"Officers manning a confidential telephone line for people who were in care between the mid-1960s and mid-1980s received 23 calls in the first 24 hours, from people complaining of sexual and physical assault.

"Initial inquiries revealed six victims alleging abuse by eight suspects who had worked in homes across the region going back to the 1960s.

"As the inquiry continued, the number of alleged victims escalated.

"In 1998, the inquiry was broadened to include renewed allegations concerning carers working at Witherwack House, Sunderland, which had been subject to an earlier investigation in 1992.
Over the full three-year life of the police investigation, almost 200 care workers were the subject of allegations and 32 were charged.

"In total, 260 residents and former residents of 61 children's homes came forward to make allegations of physical and sexual assault.

"Six people were eventually found guilty of a variety of charges, of which five were jailed." - How Operation Rose began

6. "How many masons I wonder were involved in the child abuse cases at Witherwack Estate, Sunderland. Why were masons at the Sunderland Civic Centre trying to hush the whole thing up?" - Cached

"The forms of punishment employed by the staff at Witherwack House included restraint techniques... I often heard screams of other residents being abused. Indeed I witnessed a rape of a girl who was eight or nine at the time - I tried to intervene but I was beaten senseless for my trouble - it was the best kicking of my life." - Cached

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From the "News Of The World " (July 2008) ( secret police report into the Jersey House ...)

Jersey home dossier to reveal children were murdered...then burnt.

Exclusive by Lucy Panton

A SHOCK secret police report into the Jersey House of Hell children's home reveals youngsters there WERE murdered then BURNED in a furnace to COVER UP the atrocities.

It's feared island authorities may try to hush up the dossier on Haut de la Garenne orphanage but a source told us: "Officers on this case are in NO DOUBT what went on."

Exclusive: Secret Police Dossier Reveals Horror of Jersey Hell Home.

All the Kiddie Killers Left were Burnt Bones and Teeth.

Innocent children WERE raped, murdered and their bodies then BURNT in a FURNACE at the Jersey House of Horrors, says a top-secret police report into the scandal.

News of the World investigation reveals cops have shocking new evidence of how the killings were COVERED UP at the Haut de la Garenne care home.

Our chilling revelations come as officers prepare to hand over their damning dossier from Britain's biggest ever child abuse probe to the island's States of Jersey authorities.

A total of 65 teeth and around 100 charred fragments of bones are all that remain of victims detectives believe were abused and killed before their tortured corpses were thrown into a fiery grave inside the house of hell.

But records of children who stayed at the home over past decades have been destroyed so police have an impossible task of putting names to their grim finds.

A source close to the four-month investigation told us: "There's NO doubt in the minds of the detectives on this case that children WERE murdered in the home.

"Officers believe they have compelling evidence that youngsters' bodies were burnt in the home's furnace then the remains swept into the soil floor in the cellars—the area that became dubbed ‘the torture rooms'.

Ripped

"The problem has been identifying the children that went missing over the years. No records were kept of who came and left that place.

"Kids were shipped to the home from all over the UK and were never heard of again.
"All the inquiry team have to go on is this grim collection of teeth and bone fragments and no names to match up to the remains.

"Because this investigation has seen so many twists and turns people seem to find it hard to accept that children WERE slaughtered and their deaths WERE covered up."

Most of the dental remains discovered have been identified as children's milk teeth. And we can reveal that among more than 100 bone fragments is a TIBIA from a child's leg and what police believe is an "intact" ADENOID bone from the ear of an infant.

These were all retrieved from a fingertip search of the four cellars in the Home's EAST WING.

Forensic teams also found STRANDS OF NYLON which they have concluded came from the head of a broom.

And, because those type of nylon brooms were only used in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the discovery helped officers to put a date on when the bones were swept into the soil floor.

Cops are now convinced that those charred bones and teeth were emptied from the bottom of the home's industrial furnace—located away in the West Wing—when it was ripped out around that time to install oil-fired central heating.

Officers have spoken to builders who worked on renovations at the home but have been unable to discover what happened to the furnace after that. But they have taken samples from the chimney breast which was left behind.

Around that same time wooden floorboards were laid OVER the old soil floor in the east wing.

And it is there, within the hidden torture chambers just inches below, that the bones, a pair of shackles and children's clothing were found.

Also in the underground rooms police discovered a large concrete bath with traces of blood. A builder has also given evidence that he was asked to dig two lime pits in the ground nearby around that period. Lime pits have often been used to destroy corpses.

So far 97 people have come forward to complain they were abused as children at Haut de la Garenne. Many have described being drugged, shackled, raped, flogged and held in a dark cellar for long periods.

Much of the clothing found at the scene is thought to date back to the 1960s and 1970s when youngsters had to make their own clothes and shoes in the care home work shop.

Cops now believe that whoever was responsible for removing the furnace KNEW that there were children's remains inside. And they think it was moved while disgraced headmaster Colin Tilbrook was in charge of the place.

Tilbrook, now dead, has been described by former charges as being behind "some of the most horrific abuse" at the home.

We can reveal that cops now plan to quiz one of his closest aides who is still alive and living in the UK.

Tilbrook, who ran the home in the 1960s, died aged 62 in 1988 after suffering a heart attack in a public swimming pool. His foster daughter Tina Blee, 38, recently made an emotional visit to Haut de la Garenne to meet abuse victims and bravely told how SHE was raped by the monster every week as a child, after he took her in following his departure from Jersey.

She said: "I needed to come here to say sorry for what he's done. If children were killed here I'm convinced he played a big part in it.

"He was more than capable of murder."

This week police began a forensic examination inside a nearby World War II German bunker which victims say was used as a base for abusing children.

Six witnesses say they were sexually assaulted by staff at the squat brick building which houses a network of underground rooms and passages.

As that work starts, police have closed the doors on their detailed forensic hunt inside the hell home.

Lack of records still hampers police. But we can reveal that one mainland authority, Birmingham City Council, has presented the Jersey force with a list of children who were sent to the home but went missing.

Although four have now been tracked down, after a mammoth search one still remains unaccounted for.

Earlier this year we also uncovered allegations that pictures of BABIES being raped were taken in the care home and circulated by an international child porn ring.

Stash

Experts suspect the home was responsible for many of the seedy network's 9,000 sick pictures, discovered in an infamous haul in Holland in the Nineties.

It was dubbed the Zandvoort stash, after the town where it was found—but the source studio was never uncovered.

Police said their latest intensive probe at Haut de la Garenne has produced more than 40 suspects.

Three men have already been charged with sex abuse offences as part of the inquiry. But now, despite the wealth of shocking detail uncovered by officers, there are fears the full truth about the House of Hell could be covered up yet again after the investigation boss, Jersey's tough No2 top cop Lenny Harper, retires next month.

Haut de la Garenne's abused former residents have repeatedly claimed that what happened was deliberately hushed up to avoid tarnishing Jersey's reputation as a family-friendly tourist haven and to give politicians in London no excuse to try to exercise more control over the island.

Although Jersey is part of the British Isles and under the Queen's rule, it has a separate government system and makes its own laws.

Jersey's 53-member parliament has no political parties and its politicians, judges, policemen and business leaders come from a small elite—often linked by friendship or family.

In a separate case recently investigators were frustrated by the island's legal authorities who refused to charge a couple accused of beating their foster children with cricket bats. Despite being told by lawyers and an honorary police officer who reviewed the case that there was sufficient evidence to go ahead, the charges were blocked at the 11th hour.

A police source said: "The argument for not charging this couple was that their natural children have said they're of good character.

"The detailed statements of all the people who claim they were physically assaulted seem to count for nothing."

The Haut de la Garenne file, along with several others, is now complete but is "being held up" by lawyers.

Our inside source added: "There's a strong suspicion that the files are being held on to until Lenny Harper goes and a new team is in place.

"No one will be surprised if the truth about what happened in the care home never surfaces and once more the evidence gets swept under the carpet."


aangirfan: Jersey child abuse; Northumbria Police; Operation Rose

aangirfan: Jersey, Dutroux and cover-ups

aangirfan: Jersey; top people; a cover-up?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Copland, the classic composer


Aaron Copland, 1900-1990, was born in New York to a Jewish immigrant family who came originally from Lithuania.

The name Kaplan was changed to Copland.

Copland composed the ballets Billy the Kid (1938), Rodeo (1942), and Appalachian Spring (1944).

He introduced into his music themes related to folk music, Spanish culture and the American West.

In Billy the Kid, there is said to be a gay theme displayed in the relationship between Billy the Kid and Sheriff Pat Garrett.

Copland composed the music for a number of films, including Of Mice and Men (1939), Our Town (1940) and The Red Pony (1948).




Copland was gay and left-wing.

In 1953, Copland was hauled before the House Un-American Activities Committee, accused of being a Communist sympathizer.

One of Copland's most famous compositions was Fanfare for the Common Man (1943) and the fascists who occupied top positions in America had no sympathy for the common man.

In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson gave Copland the Medal of Freedom for his contributions to American culture.

Copland had a gay relationships with the composer Leonard Bernstein and a number of other young men.

When it was suggested to Copland that one of his young lovers was exploiting him, Copland replied, "He's young, he's fresh, he's a lot of fun." (Cached )

In Howard Pollack's biography, "Aaron Copland: The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man", Pollack relates that when a good-looking student walked by, Copland, who had written three symphonies, said to a friend, "There goes my Fourth Symphony." (Cached )

Aaron Copland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Friday, November 07, 2008

NWO

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Luchino Visconti

Visconti

Luchino Visconti (1906-1976), Count Don Luchino Visconti di Modrone, was an aristocrat.

His most famous film is probably Death in Venice (1970).

In Death in Venice, based on Thomas Mann's novella, we see Gustav von Aschenbach failing to achieve a balance between the Dionysian and Apollonian side of life.

Apollo is the god of the Sun, lightness, music, and poetry; Dionysus is the god of wine, ecstasy, and intoxication.

Apollo can symbolize primal nature. Dionysus can symbolize civilisation.



Visconti's first feature film was Ossessione (1942), which is about the relationship between two men and a woman. The friendship of the two men is homoerotic.

In 1948, Visconti made La Terra Trema, which is about working conditions among the fishermen of Sicily.

In 1951, came Visconti's Bellissima, starring Anna Magnani.



In 1954, Visconti directed the operatic costume drama Senso (1954).

Other films by Viconti include: Le Notti bianche (1957), Rocco e i suoi fratelli (1960), Il Gattopardo (1963); Vaghe Stelle dell'Orsa (1965); Albert Camus' Lo Straniero (1967), Götterdämmerung (1969), the biographical film, Ludwig (1972), Gruppo di Famiglia in un Interno (1974) and L'Innocente (1976)



In Gruppo di Famiglia, Visconti did not hide the homoerotic side found in most of his movies.

Viconti's lovers included Franco Zeffirelli.[1]

Letters that Visconti wrote to several young men, including the actor Helmut Berger, became public in the 1980s.



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