Scotland Yard Arrests Four Men on suspicion of terrorism offences

Peace and Freedom

BBC News

Police outside a house in Luton

Police have been searching a house in Ferndale Road, Luton. South Beds News Agency

Four men from Luton have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences, Scotland Yard has said.

The men – who are all in their 30s – were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

They have been taken into custody at a London police station and seven addresses and several vehicles are being searched in Luton, police said.

The arrests are not connected to last month’s attacks in Paris, they added.

The men are also not believed to have been preparing to travel to Syria.

BBC home affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said the arrests were “quite significant” and followed a “long-standing covert police operation” in Luton.

He said no firearms officers were involved, which suggested there was no intelligence of any immediate threat.

“However, there has…

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The Human Genome and Human Rights recommendations: “aspirational and symbolic”

UK Human Rights Blog

DNA database impact on human rightsThe International Bioethics Committee, under the auspices of UNESCO, has recently updated its guidance on the human genome and human rights. The Report of the IBC on Updating its Reflection on the Human Genome and Human Rights was published in October 2015, and takes into account the  Universal Declaration on the Human Genome and Human Rights (1997), the International Declaration on Human Genetic Data (2003) and the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights (2005). The following summary is based on Alison Hall’s review of the recommendations in the PHG Foundation’s bulletin.

The IBC’s report attempts to review all the relevant ethical challenges for regulating genetic research and clinical care across national boundaries. The area that has received most coverage in the press involves the emerging techniques for editing the human genome, in particular engineering gametes. The other four areas of application the IBC has chosen for review are:

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Coping with Parental Alienation

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Parental Alienation

A blogger wrote the question below to the group on a PA site. Although I am often struggling, I know there are others out there standing where I have already been -needing help. It helps me to help them. Below is my response to the group.

Question: “What about the dynamics of guilt, remorse, grief and anger after having experienced that your children were manipulated to abandon you. Is there a meaningful life possible in the face of these adversities?
I personally think that it seems almost impossible, given the fact that we are “hard-wired” to parent children towards maturity. Once we are isolated from this biologically imprinted task, what else can be left as a purpose of our existence?
Who can shed light to this problem and tell about the efforts to go on. The successes and failures. I would really like to learn”.

My response:

I just…

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Parental Alienation

Dedicated to healing the broken parent-child bonds shattered by Parental Alienation Abuse.

Parental Alienation is like having war declared upon you; except as a loving, fit and able parent, you don’t know you are the enemy.”Gwendolyn Chubb, 6-year alienated parent.

BROKEN BONDS NETWORK is an organization created to:

  • Increase public awareness of Parental Alienation; a form of child abuse,
  • Network with other shared-parenting and family advocacy groups,
  • Furnish information to divorcing and/ or separating families that will prevent the destruction of the parent-child bond and;
  • Provide support and resources to help heal and restore the broken bonds shattered by Parental Alienation Abuse.

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Post traumatic stress and related phenomena

Parental Alienation

Bessel A. van der Kolk M.D. has been active as a clinician, researcher and teacher in the area of P since the 1970s. His work integrates developmental, biological, psychodynamic and interpersonal aspects of the impact of trauma and its treatment. His book Psychological Trauma was the first integrative text on the subject, painting the far ranging impact of trauma on the entire person and the range of therapeutic issues which need to be addressed for recovery.

Dr. van der Kolk and his various collaborators have published extensively on the impact of trauma on development, such as dissociative problems, borderline personality and self-mutilation, cognitive development in traumatized children and adults, and the psychobiology of trauma. He was co-principal investigator of the DSM IV Field Trials for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. His current research is on how trauma affects memory processes and brain imaging studies of PTSD.

Dr. van der Kolk is past…

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