Thursday, September 29, 2011

The Kellett saga continues

I'm going to repost the press release concerning Vladek Filler and the injustice he faced at the hands of ADA Mary N. Kellett,who is now possibly going to trial for fraud,racketeering and other charges. This is from A Voice For Men:

Vladek Filler action alert, press release

Below you will find a press release and a list of media contacts regarding the ongoing struggle to help Vladek Filler finally receive justice, and, just as importantly push for prosecutor Mary Kellett to finally receive her justice as well.

Supporters of AVfM have heard about this case for a long time and have done much to help further this cause by sending emails to officials and members of the media, making phone calls to key persons and by helping to distribute press releases across the internet. I can tell you on behalf of the concerned parties that they are very grateful for your support and persistence.

The case has come a long way with many positive results. The pending actions against Kellett are outlined in the current press release and Mr. Filler has been acquitted of the false rape charge against him.

But we must remember that he is still fighting for his freedom and for the wellbeing of his children. He was convicted, just as unjustly as the initial rape conviction that was later overturned, of assaulting his wife. He is awaiting an appeal of that conviction and the opportunity to present the overwhelming evidence of his innocence.

He was sentenced in that case to 21 days in jail. Some might think that was a good outcome considering they almost put him away for much longer on a bogus rape charge. I urge everyone not to think that way.

Mr. Filler is innocent and is, in fact, the only real victim in any of these criminal proceedings. He was a victim of his wife’s abuse; a victim of Mary Kellett’s lies and official misconduct and a victim of corruption in entire Bar Harbor prosecutors office headed by Carletta Bassano.

He does not deserve to be in jail for 21 days, or 10 days or even one minute. If anyone deserves to be in jail it is the corrupt functionaries that are orchestrating and abuse of justice in order to harm Mr. Filler.

You have all done much in the past, but I must ask for those who are outraged at this travesty to take action one more time. Please post this press release to your blogs. Please contact the media sources and government officials listed below the release and tell them of your concerns. Please help us see this push for decency and justice one more time for the sake of an innocent man being savaged by these obscenely corrupt and arrogant officials. While all of us see the loaded gun of misandry, and know how dangerous it is, Mr. Filler still has it pointed straight at his head, and the heads of his children. This nightmare is still not over.

Let’s finish this.

Contact: Paul Elam, A Voice for Men
P.O. Box 301172, Houston,TX77230

Bar Harbor Maine Prosecutor accused of fraud, racketeering, and obstruction of justice faces disbarment

Following a seven month investigation, the Maine Bar Counsel and Grievance Commission “found probable cause to believe that Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellett had engaged in misconduct subject to sanction under the Maine Bar Rules for which appropriate discipline should be sought”.

Assistant district attorney Mary N. Kellett is accused of prosecuting numerous men for sex crimes despite evidence of their innocence. The complaint filed in connection with the case of Vladek Filler alleges Kellett suppressed exculpatory evidence, elicited false testimony, tampered with evidence, violated court orders, and engaged in “fraud, racketeering, and obstruction of justice.”

Filler was accused of sexual misconduct by his estranged wife during a contentious divorce and child custody dispute. District Court found the accusations to be false and awarded sole custody of the children to Filler; however Kellett had him prosecuted twice for spousal rape anyway.
Numerous other cases have surfaced. Michael D. Webber was tried by Kellett twice for accusations of sexual misconduct made during his divorce and child custody dispute. Speaking at a press conference Webber stated “in my case there was no evidence and I was continuously put through the system for no reason…it really destroys your life.” His attorney Steven Juskewitch, himself a former prosecutor, cited prior Court findings of Webber’s innocence which Kellett ignored.

Juskewitch said “it’s probably in my 30 years the most egregious abuse of prosecutorial discretion.” He added that just his office has been involved with some two dozen such cases brought by Kellett.

There are numerous calls for prosecutor Kellett’s disbarment. A petition shows over 1,170 signatures. National advocacy organizations such as S.A.V.E (Stop Abusive and Violent Environments), NCFM (National Coalition For Men), and AVFM (A Voice For Men) have filed ethics complaints calling for Kellett’s suspension and disbarment. According to attorney Robert Franklin of Father’s and Families® Kellett’s disbarment would be “richly deserved.”

The probable cause finding against a prosecutor is very rare, but as the Bar Commission attempts to answer calls for Kellett’s disbarment many remain skeptical. District Attorney Careletta Bassano and Attorney General’s Office have dismissed the seriousness of the Bar Commission’s finding allowing Kellett to continue to prosecute men despite the pending disciplinary proceedings. It has long been established by the Courts that prosecutors are to be held to much higher ethical and legal standards than other attorney’s because prosecutors represent the public and have a duty to seek truth and justice and not merely a conviction. It remains uncertain whether prosecutor Mary Kellett will be held to such standards by the Maine Board of Overseers Bar Commission.

A Voice for Men is an advocacy organization dedicated to ending sexual discrimination and promoting equal treatment under the law.

Contact: Paul Elam
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Citizen Journal
Publisher: Robert Pushard
Associate Publisher: Jan Laux
Editor: Larry Grard
Area Manager: Nick Wood
Tel. 207-355-3171

Central Maine Morning Sentinel
31 Front Street Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 873-3341
Fax: (207) 861-9191
Tony Ronzio, editor and publisher, 207-621-5678,
Jim Evans, managing editor 207-861-9249,

Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram
390 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101-5009
(207) 791-6630
Editor and Publisher Richard L. Connor,

Portsmouth Herald
111 New Hampshire Ave.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: (800) 439-0303
Howard Altschiller, Executive Editor

Bangor Daily News
491 Main Street
P.O. Box 1329
Bangor, Maine 04402-1329
Michael J Dowd, Editor-in-Chief
Phone: 207-990-8238

The Ellsworth American.
30 Water Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 667-2576
Stephen Fay Editor

Village Soup
301 Park Street
Rockland, Maine 04841
Editor: Richard M. Anderson
207-594-4401, x326

Penobscot Bay Press
Community Information Services
PO Box 36, 69 Main St.
Stonington, ME 04681
Publisher and Editor: Nat Barrows

Kennebec Journal
274 Western Avenue
Augusta, ME 04330
Phone: (207) 623-3811
Fax: (207) 623-2220
Editor and Publisher Anthony Ronzio 207-621-5678,
City Editor Bob Mentzinger 207-621-5708,

Lewiston Sun Journal
104 Park Street
Lewiston, ME 04243
Phone: (207) 784-5411
Fax: (207) 777-3436
Managing Editor Judith Meyer, 207-689-2902,
Managing Editor Pete Phelan, 207-689-2826,

Lincoln County News
PO Box 36 Damariscotta, ME 04543
Phone: (207) 563-3171
Fax: (207) 563-3127

Magic City Morning Star
146 Katahdin Avenue
Millinocket, ME 04462
Phone: (207) 723-2037

3 Business Parkway
Brunswick, ME 04011-1302
Phone: (207) 729-3311
Fax: (207) 729-5728

Portland Phoenix
16 York St., Suite 102,
Portland, ME 04101
Tel: (207) 773-8900; Fax: (207) 773-8905
Managing Editor: Jeff Inglis

Biddeford Journal Tribune
457 Alfred Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
Phone: (207) 282-1535
Fax: (207) 282-3138
Kristen Schulze Muszynski, Managing Editor, Ext. 322

Capital Weekly
295 Water Street, Suite One
Augusta, ME 04338
Phone: (207) 621-6000
Fax: (207) 261-6006
Contact Form:

Herald Gazette
Address: 56 Elm Street
Camden, ME 04843
Phone: (207) 236-8511
Fax: (207) 236-4245


Channel 7
371-Target Industrial Circle
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: (207) 945-6457 Ex 3122
Fax: 207-942-0511
WVII News and Stories Email:

Channel 2:
Main Studio WLBZ 2
329 Mount Hope Avenue
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 942-4821
To send a news tip to the NEWS CENTER 2, send an email to:

Channel 5:
35 Hildreth Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Phone: 207-947-8321
Fax: 207-941-9378

Channel 6:
1 Congress Sq,
Portland, ME 04101-3800
Phone: 207-828-6666
News Director, send an email to:

Channel 8:
99 Danville Corner Road
Auburn, ME 04210
Phone: 207.782.1800
To report breaking news call: 800.CH8.NEWS (207-248-6397)

Channel 13:
81 Northport Drive
Portland, ME 04103
Contact form:

If we got to put pressure on these Maine officials to serve justice on wrongdoers such as Kellett who abuse their power then pressure is what we'll apply. Let's send those emails to the aforementioned media outlets to let the local Maine population know what is being done to innocent men in their name. Let's put the heat on these officials and the way to do that is to send emails to the above email addresses and tell them what is up. The more of us that do this the better so send those emails today.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Feds implementing the Patriot Act

I received the following from Demand Progress in which they state that the Feds are improperly implementing the Patriot Act by spying on Americans when it has nothing to do with terrorism and they know it doesn't but they will snoop on you anyway:

To Eric Holder: Stop Lying About The PATRIOT Act

From Senators Ron Wyden and Mark Udall: Law enforcement is using a secret interpretation of the PATRIOT Act to spy on people who aren't connected with terrorism. The FBI operates under a cloak of secrecy, so we only know about this because these two courageous senators are defying the intelligence agencies and speaking out. Here's the New York Times:

Mr. Wyden and Mr. Udall have for months been raising concerns that the government has secretly interpreted a part of the Patriot Act in a way that they portray as twisted, allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct some kind of unspecified domestic surveillance that they say does not dovetail with a plain reading of the statute.

Wyden and Udall deserve our support. They just wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding that he come clean -- will you sign on at right to join them?

PETITION TO ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER: Stop misleading the public. We stand with Senators Wyden and Udall and demand that you come clean about how you're using the PATRTIOT Act.

Just fill out the form at right to sign the petition.

Source:click here

You may want to also contact your elected leaders in Congress,both houses and tell them you're not a big fan of what this administraition is allowing to happpen under their watch that is a good example of bad policy and it has to come to an end. You can find Congressional addresses in the Men's Resources area. To preserve your freedoms you may want to act right away while you still can.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Joe Biden coming to a TV set near you

I received the following from SAVE concerning Vice President Joe Biden's appearance on the View where he will probably discuss domestic violence. Here is what SAVE said:

RE: Growing Problem of Violence Perpetrated by Female Teenagers and Young Adults

September 26, 2011

Honorable Joseph R. Biden
c/o Lynn Rosenthal

1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20500

Dear Vice President Biden:

Thank you for your many efforts over the years to promote awareness of the problem of domestic violence, and your pioneering efforts that led to the passage of the Violence Against Women Act in 1994. Thank you, also, for your recent September 14 statement highlighting the “high rates of violence and assault that continues to threaten young men and women across the country.”

In anticipation of your upcoming appearance on The View to discuss dating violence affecting teens and young adults, we would like to bring to your attention a disturbing trend – the growing problem of female-perpetrated violence among teenagers and young adults.

According to a 2010 Department of Justice report, Delinquency Cases in Juvenile Court, 2007, “Juvenile courts handled 448,900 cases involving females in 2007, more than twice the 1985 number.” And for assaults and other offenses against persons, the female offender rate soared by 233% over the same period.

It has reached the point that among dating partners, U.S. Centers for Disease Control surveys have repeatedly documented that females are more likely than males to be the initiators of partner violence:

• According to the 2009 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey, 10% of teenage boys were victimized by dating violence in the past year, compared to only 9% of teenage girls experiencing dating violence CDC report on youth behavior

• According to a national survey of young adults ages 18-25, in cases of one-way violence, females were the aggressors in 71% of the cases, and males the initiators 29% of the time. (Whitaker DJ et al. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 97, No. 5, 2007)

In regard to sexual assault, female perpetration rates are beginning to equal and even surpass assaults by men. A recent survey of 6th and 7th graders in Cleveland concluded, “boys were more likely to be victims of sexual violence than girls.” (Taylor BG et al. Journal of Experimental Criminology, Vol. 6, 2010).

Relationship expert Dr. Jill Murray explains the problem this way:

Now, here’s the really depressing news: female-to-male PHYSICAL abuse has gone up at least threefold in many areas of the country in the last year!…Men don’t report when they have been violated. … They live with the same secretiveness and shame that abused girls and women speak of. Dr. Jill Murray on girls who abuse boys

Female aggression against intimate partners can have lethal consequences. In recent months, there have been at least two cases in which teenage girls have fatally wounded their male or female dating partners: SAVE on teen violence committed by females

The problem of female-initiated partner violence is also worrisome because female aggression has been shown to be the leading reason for the woman becoming a victim of subsequent violence. (Stith S et al. Aggression and Violent Behavior Vol. 10, 2004. pp. 65-98.)

In the spirit of carrying on your courageous efforts to bring domestic violence out of the shadows, we call on you to emphasize these three critical messages in your appearance on The View:

1. Among teenagers and young adults, females are now more likely than males to be the aggressors of physical violence.

2. Female abusers need treatment and help, not a cold shoulder.

3. The problem of domestic violence against men remains hidden. Male victims need to be encouraged to report when they are victimized.

We look forward to working with you and your staff to bring an end to the scourge of domestic violence.


Philip W. Cook

Cc: Valerie Jarrett, White House Council on Women and Girls:

Source:click here

Or you can contact VP Biden here. Let's contact Biden about this issue and see if it registers with him. I say let's give it shot,send those emails and let him know that female-on-male violence is a reality and that we will protest it. The more of us he hears from the better so send those emails today.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

California releases female prisoners

Thousands of women inmates from California prisons could soon be released to be reunited with their families under a program the state began implementing on Monday.

The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation said offenders whose crimes were nonviolent, nonserious and not sexual, with less than two years remaining on their sentences, are eligible for the Alternative Custody Program, which was signed into law in 2010 by then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“Approximately two-thirds of CDCR’s female inmates are mothers whose children are either with relatives or are in foster care,” CDCR Secretary Matthew Cate said in a press release. “ACP is a step in breaking the intergenerational cycle of incarceration, as family involvement is one of the biggest indicators of an inmate’s rehabilitation.”

About 45% of the state's 10,000 female inmates may be eligible for the program, the CDCR said. It may be made available to male inmates in the future, the department said.

Those admitted to the program will wear electronic monitors and be supervised by a parole agent, the CDCR said. They can serve their remaining time at home or in a residential substance-abuse or transitional-care facility, according to the agency.

The prisoners will be allowed to find jobs or attend classes during their release, the department said.
The state of California should save about $6 million a year under the program, the CDCR estimated.

California is under federal pressure to reduce inmate populations. The Supreme Court this summer upheld a lower court ruling that medical and mental health care for inmates in the state prison system falls below the level required by the Constitution.

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law in April a plan to reduce prison crowding by moving 33,000 low-level offenders to county jails. But the state is cash-strapped, and funding for that plan, estimated at $460 million in the first year, must be approved by voters in November.

California has the nation's largest prison system.

Source:click here

This is bullshit misandric sexism at its worst and we need to protest it. If you live in California let your elected representatives know this is unacceptable and that you are protesting it. Send those emails today and let those in power in the state of California know about your position on this issue and how unfair it is.

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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lobby to change the DV laws

I received the following from SAVE that says that this is a good time to lobby to change the domestic violence laws. Here is what they said:

Moving DV Reform into the Political Debate

The 2011-2012 election cycle is shaping up to be the most important in recent memory. And the various campaign townhall meetings, rallies, and events offer a unique opportunity to put the domestic violence issue front and center on the political radar screen.

These are the issues that are calling out for reform:
1.False allegations
2.Priority for true victims
3.Families and children
4.Mandatory arrest
5.Discriminatory practices
7.Accountability and fraud
8.False information

Campaign 2012 volunteers are participating in a growing national network designed to:

•Attend campaign events and distribute flyers to increase public awareness about the need for DV reform — for a listing of available flyers, click here.

•Ask questions to engage state and national political candidates in the issue of false allegations and other DV issues

•Follow-up to secure commitments from these candidates

Volunteers participate in a Yahoo group to network with others around the country. Monthly teleconferences are held to chart progress.

Click here to see SAVE Special Reports on campaign topics.

Sign up now for Campaign 2012 and get your free campaign T-shirt! Email .

Source:click here

I have heard that a few elected officials are on board with the Partnership Violence Reduction Act so that is a good sign however there is much work to be done if we hope to make this a reality that is why we need to lobby and put our concerns before those seeking the presidency. These are important concerns to us and they must be addressed.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More on prostate cancer

More on prostate cancer from Male Care:

BE THE ANSWER - Be part of our prostate cancer awareness photo shoot at the White House on Sunday, September 18 at 12:15PM. Rain or Shine.

Meet in front of the White House along the fence on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Look for the banner, "Prostate Cancer Pony Express." Be Part of the Blue Bulb Brigade!

•Show the World that you hate prostate cancer.

•Show America that we prostate cancer survivors, fighters, family, friends and doctors, are united and will not sit still until prostate cancer is beaten.

•Show the White House that Prostate Cancer Awareness Month means more than a simple's about our lives, fighting cancer, together.

For more information, or if you have questions or comments, email me at or, on Sunday, email Robert at

Darryl Mitteldorf, LCSW
Malecare Cancer Support


Thursday, September 8, 2011

Photographer discriminates against male DV victims

Anti-male domestic violence is unacceptable and will not be tolerated

SAVE Elert: Bruised Barbie Photo Proceeds Shouldn't Discriminate

This is a photograph taken recently of television star Heather Morris (Brittany from "Glee") engaged in mock domestic violence with a male model.

In a series of fashion photos, Tyler Shields shows a black-eyed Morris dressed as Barbie, staring seductively into the camera, and later merrily pressing a hot iron to her partner's crotch. The photos depict a getting-what-he-deserves storyline that reinforces serious misconceptions about domestic violence. Men are stereotyped as abusers, and Barbie supposedly strikes a blow for victims everywhere.

The truth is that men are just as likely to be the victims of domestic violence as women (although they are much less likely to report the crime) and most of the time, domestic disputes result in mutual violence. Predictably, reactions to the photos have focused only on the abuse to Barbie: her assault of Ken has been ignored, even though it is the more serious crime.

Rita Smith, director of the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), was asked about the photos, but it was as if she had seen a different set of photos. "I don't know if Tyler is aware but I'm quite sure there are plenty of women who have been abused by these kinds of household appliances and children as well being hit with electrical cords," she told E! News, disregarding male victims everywhere.

Even worse, nothing has been said about the photographer's donation to an advocacy group that disregards male victims of domestic violence. Shields told the Daily Mail that he would donate the proceeds to Glamour magazine's Tell Somebody campaign, which focuses exclusively on violence perpetrated against women.

We want you to ask Shields, politely, to select a different beneficiary-one that serves all victims, whether they are female or male, gay or straight-so that proceeds from the sale of a photo making light of domestic violence victims will not go to a project that stereotypes men as the only abusers.

Write to Tyler Shields:



Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments

Let's tell Tyler Shields that male victims of domestic violence do exist and they are just as deserving of our compassion just like any other victim of violence would be. Let's tell him now and the more of us he hears from the better.


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Kellett exposed to the world.

DA causing rape hysteria with witch hunt in Maine
permalink email story to a friend print version Published: 01 September, 2011, 23:33

A Maine District Attorney is leading a witch hunt against men

Ellsworth, Maine is a small town that helps make up a county of only 50,000 people, but a big scandal is erupting as citizens are rallying against the District Attorney.

DA Mary Kellett is accused of bringing false accusations against men who suffered prison time for crimes they didn’t commit.

After 16 years of marriage, Vladek Filler filed for divorce from his wife a few years ago, alleging that he didn’t want his children to be raised in a household ripe with abusive behavior from his mentally unstable spouse. While Mr. Filler attempted to tackle the legal proceedings in as civil of a manner as possible, Ellsworth residents say that divorce started off what they call the a modern day witch hunt, dubbed the Rape Hysteria of Ellsworth.

Filler’s wife responded to the divorce filing with allegations of her own. She said her husband would murder their children. She also said that she wanted Vladek dead and would cut him into pieces herself. The allegations against Mr. Filler were proved false by a DHHS investigation, but once the woman brought charges of rape against her husband, Vladek was put behind bars.

Without any physical evidence of a sexual assault, Assistant District Attorney Mary Kellettt crusaded against Vladek Filler and had him arrested and charged with rape and assault. There was no proof aside from testimonies from his wife, who had previously been labeled as having “mental issues” by the police and “certifiable” by the Sheriff’s Department. DA Kellett pushed on with the case, however, humiliating Mr. Filler in the courtroom and saying that the state could not afford a more thorough forensic investigation but that statistics suggest that Mr. Filler most likely raped his wife. She urged the jury to find him guilty on all counts despite presenting no evidence and hurdling prejudiced accusations. Evidence regarding Mr. Filler’s innocence was disregarded on trial and the jury was never even made aware that he had sought a restraining order from his wife in order to protect him and his children.

Mr. Filler was convicted by a jury on a slew of charges, but eventually won an appeal. Had he not, he faced up to 30 years in jail. The Maine Supreme Court ruled that Mary Kellett had “improperly encouraged the jury to use the absence of evidence” to convict Fuller, but years after the case first came to light, Ellsworth residents are now turning on the District Attorney for other prosecutions she unjustly aided in.

Earlier this month, the state Board of Overseers of the Bar Counsel is saying that DA Kellett applied prosecutorial misconduct while serving as District Attorney. While the Filler case might have garnered some attention on false rape charges, Kellett led trials against several other Maine men for crimes that might not have been committed. According to the Bar Counsel, witnesses and evidence were both tampered with by Kellett at numerous court hearings and she has at time presented false information and evidence before both judge and jury.

In one such incident, Kellett incorrectly informed a jury that one of the defendants she lobbed rape charges against had killed his first wife. He did not. During other trials she tried to deny defense attorneys access to alleged evidence and has been accused of knowingly making false statements in the courtroom.

Upwards of four men in the small Maine community are indicted on counts of rape each month, and Kellett has been aiding in these prosecutions often delivering only allegations and accusations against defendants that are produced by often mentally unstable spouses and girlfriends. While Mr. Filler was able to appeal his convictions, not all are so lucky. Now advocates are calling for the disbarment of the prosecutor.

As of this month, 1,133 people have already signed their names to a petition to disbar Mary Kellett. The Stop Abusive and Violent Environments advocacy group say that she has “had the effect of undermining public respect for law,” and calls her dangerous.

Despite her misconduct, DA Kellett continues to lead prosecutions against men in Ellsworth with often nothing more than allegations from estranged spouses. In most of the cases, defendants are found guilty with no evidence to show. Presidential candidate Bob Barr has called for an investigation into civil rights crimes committed by Kellet and renowned private investigator TJ Ward has been tackling the case for Filler free of charge. According to Ward, this prosecutorial corruption scandal is affecting numerous innocent lives. As Kellett’s wrath wages on, more men in the town of Ellsworth aren’t safe from persecution as the DA continues her witch hunt.

Source:click here

This is what grassroots activism can accomplish. We don't need scum buckets like Kellett in positions of power,we are better than that.

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SAVE to put questions of false allegations to candidates

Stop Abusive and Violent Environments (SAVE) sent out the following and I believe you will find it interesting:

SAVE Elert: Campaign 2012 Will Put False Allegations on the Political Agenda

September 7, 2011
Campaign 2012

Putting False Allegations on the Political Agenda

Have you ever wondered what a candidate's take is on an issue like false allegations? We have. So we're going to ask.

The upcoming election is sure to be the most important and most heated election in recent memory.

This contest will be grabbing the media spotlight. And we'll be right there, asking our very important questions.

Campaign 2012: Stop False Allegations of Abuse will:

1.Increase public awareness about false allegations of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse

2.Engage candidates for state and federal political office in the issue of false allegations

3.Secure commitments from these candidates to work to reform abuse laws

October will find us in New Hampshire. We're currently looking for local citizens to address presidential candidates. Interested?

You can be part of our Campaign 2012 team! We'll provide training, printed flyers, information about candidates' local town hall meetings, easy-to-use forms, and t-shirts.

We'd like to see Campaign 2012 grow with volunteers across the country addressing candidates on both the state and federal level. Are you ready to take action? Make sure you attend the Sept. 21 DVLP conference call. DVLP:click here

If you want to join our efforts, email me at Put "Campaign 2012" and/or "DVLP" in the subject line, and give me your city, state, and phone number.

I'll be in touch!


Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments
SAVE Services

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UK MRA fights back

Tom Martin

Meet Tom Martin,he is suing his university:London School of Economics because of their anti-male bias. It will be good if he wins as that would be a crowning achievement especially when considering getting a pro-male verdict in the UK is next to impossible. Here is the Tom Martin story:

Former student sues LSE over its 'gender bias' against men
Tony Bonnici
5 Sep 2011

The London School of Economics is facing legal action after a former student claimed its gender studies course was sexist - against men.

Tom Martin, who quit the university after six weeks, claims in papers lodged at the Central London county court that lecturers ignored male issues.

He is claiming some £50,000 citing breach of contract, misleading advertising, misrepresentation, and breach of the Gender Equality Duty Act.

The 39-year-old, who attended the university last year to take up a Gender, Media and Culture Masters degree, said there was "systemic anti-male discrimination". But he said an internal investigation carried out by the university in the wake of his complaints found "no evidence" of bias.

Mr Martin, who is representing himself, said: "The core texts we had to read before each class were typically packed with anti-male discrimination and bias - heavily focusing on, exaggerating, and falsifying women's issues perspectives, whilst blaming men, to justify ignoring men's issues. There was no warning of this sexist agenda in the prospectus."

He added: "They simply refuse to acknowledge the research which contradicts the 'women good/men bad', or the 'women victims/men perpetrators' storyline.

"Science does not come into it at LSE's Gender Institute. Like a religion, the curriculum simply insists, by repetition, attempting to drum the anti-male agenda into the students."

The university's legal team has asked for the case to be struck out, claiming the core texts were not compulsory, merely recommended readings, and that the texts were equally available for both men and women to read, so therefore did not directly discriminate against men. The team also argues that "any discriminatory effect [against men] was plainly justifiable".

Source:click here

Justifiable? How the fuck is it justifiable? So apparently anti-male sexism is okay in the UK. I hope Martin kicks their asses from one part of the courtroom to the other.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Contacting Russlynn Ali's boss

It seems that Russlynn Ali is ignoring us in our protesting her decision to scrap the rights of men on college campuses. Now SAVE advises we email her boss about her decision. I think this is a good idea and a much more effective one than contacting Ali herself. I'll let Teri Stoddard take it from here:

As we reported last week, the U.S. Department of Education (DED) has issued a directive that requires colleges to use the "preponderance of evidence" standard in handling allegations of sexual assault, a standard that in practice removes the presumption of innocence.

Editorials rightly continue to condemn this directive, like:The New Rules of College Sex.

We'd like to thank all of you who contacted Ms. Russlyn Ali, Assistant Secretary, Office for Civil Rights last week by email and phone. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough.

We are being ignored, and that is unacceptable. This week we take it to the top!

Let's flood the inbox and voice mailbox of Secy. Of Education Arne Duncan. Be resolute and be persistent. Politely yet firmly insist Mr. Duncan remove the sex assault policy that strips due process from the accused.

Please contact Arne Duncan today:

•Telephone: 202-401-3000

Your voice matters. Use it.

More DED editorials: click here



Teri Stoddard, Program Director
Stop Abusive and Violent Environments


Defeat the Internet Blacklist bill

Stop The Internet Blacklist Bill
By David Segal and Patrick Ruffini

We are Tea Partiers and bleeding-heart liberals, we are artists and investment bankers, we represent the left and the right, and we support Senator Wyden as he comes forward, yet again, as a stalwart champion for First Amendment rights, innovation and digital security.

The problem at hand is a bill called the "Preventing Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act" (PROTECT IP) and it aims to permanently change our digital landscape – that's why we're calling it what it is: The Internet Blacklist Bill.

Imagine you're the successful owner of a heavily trafficked website. Your income and that of those with whom you work depends entirely on the advertising revenue and payments provided by visitors to your site. One day, without warning, your site no longer appears at its domain, your advertisers have backed out, and you can't even find your site on Google. You've been disappeared – blacklisted by new regulations set by Congress in the PROTECT IP Act.

If passed, PROTECT IP would give the government dramatic new powers to target websites dedicated to the illegal distribution of copyrighted content. Violating sites would have their domain disabled in DNS servers (the servers that match the domain name with the numerical IP address and make sure you go to the websites you want to), and all third party sites, including search engines, would be required to remove the site from their registries and disable all links to the domain in question.

Even worse, PROTECT IP also includes a "private right of action" that would allow rights holders to obtain a temporary restraining order against a domain in civil court. Instead, big content providers like the RIAA can target websites at their whim, urging courts to shut down anyone they accuse of violating U.S. copyright law.

The entities accused of infringement wouldn't even get their day in court until after they've been shut down – they could appeal to the courts for relief only after the fact.

Big interest groups in favor of PROTECT IP have recently pushed the idea that to be against this bill is to handicap aspiring artists and to be in opposition to a fair marketplace. We vehemently disagree. Regulations stipulated in PROTECT IP would cause tremendous damage to the infrastructure and security of the Internet and ultimately undermine the millions of entrepreneurs, businesses and artists who depend on a free, uninterrupted communications platform.

Already, venture capitalists, engineers, and entrepreneurs (including Google CEO Eric Schmidt) have penned letters and petitions against PROTECT IP, citing the corrosive effect it would have on digital security and innovation. Human rights activists are terrified that PROTECT IP will provide comfort to totalitarian regimes that seek ever more control over Internet users in their own countries. More that 400,000 Americans have urged their lawmakers to oppose the bill. But ultimately, we are depending on lawmakers, like Sen. Wyden to make the final decisions and defend our rights.

David Segal is Executive Director of the left-leaning Demand Progress and Patrick Ruffini is Executive Director of the right-leaning Don't Censor the Net, which together have generated more than 400,000 anti-PIPA contacts to Congress.

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When both wings mutually hate something it must be pretty bad and PROTECT IP is definitely a bad bill and must go down to defeat. They have a petition on the Demand Progress website so do sign that as well. If you love freedom then don't hesitate to sign that petition.