Advocates Speak at the UN

Earlier this month, advocates for survivors of Non-state Torture and Ritual Abuse-Torture, Linda MacDonald and Jeanne Sarson, spoke out before the Committee on the Status of Women at the United Nations. See their website for more details about their activities. http://nonstatetorture.org

Two French videos on RA and Pedophile Networks

Late 1990’s Ritual Abuse cases in France and appalling official responses.

 

 

This doc covers Dutroux, and the Zandvoort CDrom which held 8,000 child pron pics. 81 victims are identified in the photos yet no action is ever taken in their cases, and the whistleblower is jailed.

Weapons in the War on Survivors and Their Advocates

Psychotherapist and survivor advocate, Dr. Ellen Lacter, details in a new article the tactics that perpetrators, and skeptics use in their efforts to keep state and non-state crimes against children safe from public scrutiny. Lacter explores the precarious role of caregivers, the limits placed on them in defending their clients in the public sphere, and the ease with which perpetrators are able to control the narrative, online and in the media. Strikingly, she notes that Peter Freyd, one of the founders of the False Memory Sundrome Foundation, admits to receiving funds from the Office of Naval Research.

Common Forms of Misinformation and Tactics of Disinformation about Psychotherapy for Trauma Originating in Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

By Ellen Lacter, Ph.D., December 18, 2012.

This page on my website seeks to expose a number of common forms of misinformation and tactics of disinformation about psychotherapy for trauma originating in ritual abuse and mind control. Disinformation is distinguished from misinformation in that it is intentionally fraudulent.

Misinformation and disinformation about ritual abuse and mind control trauma and psychotherapy to treat such trauma appear in both paper and electronic media, but are particularly abundant on the Internet on websites of individuals and organizations, bookseller reviews, blogs, newsletters, online encyclopedias, social networking sites, and e-group listservs.

Disclaimer: This page neither cites, quotes, names, nor alludes to any specific paper or electronic articles or statements by individual. Any similarity between examples of misinformation or disinformation used herein and actual articles or other statements is purely coincidental.

The following are common forms of misinformation and tactics of disinformation concerning the treatment of trauma originating in ritual abuse and mind control:

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http://endritualabuse.org/activism/common-forms-of-misinformation-and-tactics-of-disinformation-about-psychotherapy-for-trauma-originating-in-ritual-abuse-and-mind-control/

Ritual Abuse Conviction in the UK

Cornish ‘white witches’ guilty of ritual sex abuse on girls

Police say children as young as three may have been involved in coven’s ceremonies

Two members of a Cornish white witch coven have been convicted of carrying out ritualistic sex abuse on young girls.

Peter Petrauske, 72, who claimed to be a high priest, and Jack Kemp, 69, donned robes and carried pagan artefacts when they attended ceremonies during which children were forced to strip and then abused. Police believe children as young as three may have been involved.

The abuse only emerged after Kemp was arrested on an unrelated charge, prompting victims of past offences to come forward.

The pair showed little emotion as they were led from the dock at Truro crown court on Friday. Petrauske, who described himself as the high priest of a white witches’ coven in St Ives, was convicted of one count of rape, one count of aiding and abetting an attempt to rape and one count of indecent assault.

Kemp was found guilty of indecent assault and indecency with a child. He was cleared of four other sexual offences. The jury is still considering verdicts on several other sexual offences.

Police launched an investigation last year when Kemp’s arrest caused rumours to spread around their home town of Falmouth.

Alleged victims claimed that Kemp, an ex-soldier and tin miner, and Petrauske, a former member of the merchant navy, had taken part in rituals during which children as young as three were plied with alcohol, forced to strip in front of men wearing white robes and abused. They were given money and sweets to buy their silence and were too frightened to report what had happened, it was claimed.

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/14/cornish-white-witches-guilty-ritual-abuse

Scotland Yard investigating allegations senior politicians abused children in the 1980s and used ‘connections’ to escape justice

More revelations in the wake of allegations against UK TV personality Jimmy Savile. “In total, 589 alleged victims have come forward to allege abuse by Savile and others.”

Metropolitan Police’s child abuse investigation team have interviewed several adults who claim that they were sexually assaulted as children by MPs in a paedophile ring

Scotland Yard detectives are looking into allegations that senior politicians abused children in the 1980s and escaped justice because they were protected by their powerful connections.

During past weeks officers from the Metropolitan Police’s child abuse investigation team have interviewed several adults who claim that they were sexually assaulted as children by MPs in a paedophile ring.

The team was set up following claims by Labour MP Tom Watson in the House Commons that the police should look afresh at claims of a “powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10”.

Until today when the Metropolitan Police confirmed its existence, the inquiry, Operation Fairbank, had been operating in secret at the headquarters of the Child Abuse Investigation Team at Empress State Building in Earl’s Court, London.

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/scotland-yard-investigating-allegations-senior-politicians-abused-children-in-the-1980s-and-used-connections-to-escape-justice-8411989.html

New Book on Organized Abuse

Australian researcher Dr. Michael Salter has published a new book on organized abuse. Update: Salter’s work on ritual abuse is also published in the peer reviewed press.

The Role of Ritual in the Organised Abuse of Children Michael Salter http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/car.2215/abstract

http://208.254.74.79/books/details/9780415689779/

Organised Sexual Abuse
By Michael Salter

Routledge – 208 pages

Organised Sexual Abuse offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary investigation of this phenomenon. Since the early 1980s, social workers and mental health professionals around the globe have encountered clients reporting sexual abuse by organized groups or networks. These allegations have been amongst the most controversial in debates over child sexual abuse, raising many unanswered questions. Are reports of organized abuse factual or the product of moral panic and false memories? If these reports are true, what is the appropriate response? The fields of child protection and psychotherapy have been polarised over the issue. And, although cases of organized abuse continue to be uncovered, a reasoned and evidence-based analysis of the subject is long overdue.

Examining the existing evidence, and supplementing it with further qualitative research, in this book Michael Salter addresses: the relationship between sexual abuse and organized abuse; questions over the veracity of testimony; the gap between the policing response to sexual abuse and the realities of child sexual exploitation; the contexts in which sexually abusive groups develop and operate; the role of religion and ritual in subcultures of multi-perpetrator sexual abuse; as well as the experience of adults and children with histories of organized abuse in the criminal justice system and health system. Organized Child Sexual Abuse thus provides a definitive analysis that will be of immense value to those with professional and academic interests in this area.

Update: Salter’s work on ritual abuse is also published in the peer reviewed press.

The Role of Ritual in the Organised Abuse of Children Michael Salter http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/car.2215/abstract

Ace Study: Childhood Trauma Links to Social Ills

How a Traumatic Childhood Can Lead to Obesity, Health Problems and Early Death …

Childhood trauma not only affects adult mental health, but can severely impact adult physical health — even mortality.

Alternet, October 3, 2010While it’s common knowledge that childhood trauma can have far-reaching and sometimes dire consequences for adult mental health, it’s less obvious that abuse, neglect, parental alcoholism, severely dysfunctional family patterns, and other stresses in childhood can severely affect adult physical health, and even mortality. However, a path-breaking epidemiological survey called the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, initiated jointly by the Kaiser Permanente HMO in California and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 1995–1997 and still continuing, demonstrates an astonishing correlation between childhood maltreatment and later-life medical illnesses and premature death.

The ACE study was based on detailed interviews with more than 17,000 Kaiser Permanente members about their childhood experiences of neglect, abuse, and family dysfunction. As the health profiles of these participants have been tracked through the years, about 70 scientific articles have been published linking childhood adversity to a host of mental and medical conditions, including among the latter autoimmune, heart, lung, and liver diseases, cancer, hepatitis or jaundice, diabetes, bone fractures, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Read the rest of this great article at the original site:

http://www.alternet.org/story/148385/comments?page=entire

Nick Bryant Franklin Presentation

The Toothpaste out of The Tube: Nick Bryant Gives a PowerPoint Presentation on the Franklin Scandal.