Child doctor in porn ring probe (23.07.89)

Sunday Mirror, 23rd July 1989

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  1. Troyhand said:

    GROWING WITHOUT SCHOOLING – Issue #72

    [Page 10]
    TEENAGER ON SAILING EXPEDITION

    Shawn Hargreaves wrote in the October issue of Education Otherwise, the British homeschooling newsletter:

    I am 13 years old, and am educated at home, with my sister and two brothers. In the February issue of the EO magazine I read a notice for Ecole en Bateau (Angleterre), a group being set up to run expeditions in a 47-foot schooner. “Mary Bryant.” She was built in Fowey by Mike and Liz Johnson, who have room on board for six 11-14 year olds. The group, now called Azimuth, is run by the youngsters, who share all responsibilities.

    I replied to the notice, and went to a “Stage,” a weekend to get to know everybody. I got on well with everyone, and liked the way the group was run, with us all sharing the work and organization, including cooking, cleaning, and shopping. Over the half-term we got together again to sail to the Scillies and back, and learn how to manage the boat. We were then ready for a two-month expedition over the summer.

    …There are six of us on board, between 12 and 15, also Mike, Liz, and their two children. [Three of us] are educated at home. We share all the decisions, and write for the newsletter, Sea Borne. We have all learnt a lot about the countries we have been to.

    …The experience of sailing 1300 miles and taking responsibility for the ship and its crew has changed me a lot. I am much more confident and self-reliant, and can work better with other people. I found the environment challenging and stimulating, a wonderful complement.
    ***

    [A letter written by an adult, with an understanding of psychology and advertising, pretending to be a 13-year-old. The faux-letter goes through all the necessary bullet points to sell Azimuth to the reader.]

    [Page 40]

    GWS was founded in 1977 by John Holt

    Copyright 1989 Holt Associates, Inc.

    Growing Without Schooling
    2269 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA 02140
    ***

  2. Troyhand said:

    New Society – Volumes 71-72 – Page 242

    [School on a boat]

    …to do, no one has been told off; the longer one spends here, the more unthinkable both appear. Even more strangely, perhaps, no one is commended for good work either. The children are working primarily for themselves and for the group as a whole, not simply to please the adults.

    Leo Kameneff, a former teacher and educational psychologist, founded the Ecole en Bateau in 1969. I am visiting in order to work on the translation of his book, Ecoliers Sans Tablier (“Children Out of Uniform”). Leo believes that conventional schools both infantilise and brutalise children. Children are not sent to school primarily to learn, but primarily to be kept out of adults’ way, and they respond to this exclusion by behaving childishly or aggressively.

    Children left to themselves without adult interference are perfectly capable of seeing what needs to be done and of doing it — often better than an adult — perfectly, even obsessively. They are also capable of instructing themselves in what they need to know. And as part of this process, they can begin to discard infantile and defensive behaviour.

    The adults are available to help, but only if asked. Francois, 13, is learning to load a film into a developing tank. He is using an old film and is practising, eyes closed, to slide it into the tank’s inner spiral. Repeatedly he tries and fails; he is, in fact, loading against the natural curl of the film, which just goes in a little way and then stops. Leo, reading a book, has not looked up. But after 20 minutes I can stand it no longer and show Francois the right way to do it. This time it works and he thanks me. But I feel uncomfortable. The Ecole en Bateau is no place for compulsive pedagogues.

    The school, originally based in France, quickly became international and there is now a base in England. About 400 children have passed through it since its inception, aged generally between ten and 15, in a ratio of approximately four boys to one girl. The school can genuinely claim to be unique. In fact, it defies categorisation: aside from the central principles of self-determination and equality between children and adults, there are no general philosophical constraints or biases.

    The regime is wonderfully pragmatic: it is not vegetarian, though vegetables form the staple diet, being generally cheap, readily available and easy to store. It is not nudist, though clothes tend to be discarded in warm weather. It is not specifically pacifist, though during a week there I did not hear a cross or impatient word being exchanged.

    Nor is it environmentalist, though there is a passionate interest in natural history and the school’s surroundings. It is not a “survival school,” though the children become almost totally self-sufficient and travel in all climates and weathers (not always by boat; sometimes overland with camels or donkeys). It is not a sailing school, though the children become completely responsible for managing and sailing the boats.

    Nor is it a “free” school say, the Summerhill model. Each child is expected to contribute to the group in his or her own way, and a child who idles, won’t help in practical ways, or doesn’t spend at least some time on his or her own work, would quickly feel uncomfortable and either adapt or leave.

    Even so there are occasional failures. Sad to relate, the highest national proportion of these have been English; a few years ago a group of children from a “free” school in north London had to be sent home before they had completely dismantled the smaller of the boats.

    But other English children have succeeded. Manny, also from London, spent four years with the school helping to build its great sailing-boat Whalybird (wrecked like the Titanic on her maiden voyage) and later became a trustee of the school. The possibility of children dropping out is now minimised by a period of preparation on land, during which those who feel that the new life is not for them can honorably withdraw.

    Schoolwork is geared to self-paced learning – using the huge library, courses, tapes, individual projects. Most of the children keep illustrated journals of their travels by sea and land; others follow more specific interests. Ludovic is working on a project about the Barbary pirates and the trade of the Moors; Oliver is writing about Sicily’s volcanoes.

    In general, the children learn mainly from their surroundings, with the emphasis understandably falling on natural history and languages and archaeology. There is an impressive collection of artefacts on board, including a score or so of stone-age tools.

    This year, two projects in which the whole group has taken part have been called ‘Ou sont les Autriches?’ (an inquiry into the disappearance of ostriches from the northern Sahara) and In Search of Byzantium. These will be published in the school’s bilingual magazine, Le Petit Voyageur.

    For the last three days, we have been sheltering from the most ferocious storm of the year. Now David, the 14 year old Australian, puts his head through the forward hatch and shouts, “The sun’s out; it’s a good day. We’re sailing!” Already bare feet are thudding on the deck, chains rattle, there is the creak of winches and of sails being unrolled. Leo, benignly enigmatic as ever, simply nods. “The longer you spend here the more normal it all seems,” says John Egan, a freelance photographer. We will both find leaving difficult.

    And how will the children fare, after two, three, or even more years of such unorthodox schooling? Apparently most do very well; normally no school year is lost, and sometimes one is even gained. But could any elements of this school be transferred to the conventional school system? And to what extent are the children on board an untypical, self-selecting group?

    Difficult questions but, in the warm belly of Karrek Ven, such doubts and misgivings rapidly dissolve. The beginning of the school year was not easy but now, to use the phrase most commonly heard on board, ça marchel — it’s going all right. The overwhelming impression is of ordinary children given an extraordinary opportunity. The opportunity – whether they are 15, 14 or only ten – to come of age.
    ___________________________

    ****Morris Fraser is a consultant psychiatrist at University College Hospital, London.****

    http://books.google.com/books?id=UvAeAQAAMAAJ&q=%22to+do,+no+one+has+been+told+off;+the+longer+one+spends+here%22&dq=%22to+do,+no+one+has+been+told+off;+the+longer+one+spends+here%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=eGl-U5y8GOaosATb3YGoDg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA

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    http://books.google.com/books?id=UvAeAQAAMAAJ&q=%22ecole+en+bateau%22&dq=%22ecole+en+bateau%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=kVt-U5rfL5TNsQSU2oKADg&ved=0CFUQ6AEwBg

    http://books.google.com/books?id=UvAeAQAAMAAJ&q=%22obsessively.+They+are+also+capable+of+instructing+themselves+in+what%22&dq=%22obsessively.+They+are+also+capable+of+instructing+themselves+in+what%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=QWR-U-jNNObMsATIm4DwBg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA

    http://books.google.com/books?id=UvAeAQAAMAAJ&q=%22such+doubts+and+misgivings+rapidly+dissolve.+The+beginning%22&dq=%22such+doubts+and+misgivings+rapidly+dissolve.+The+beginning%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=hmV-U9aALYapsASRg4D4Dg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA

    http://books.google.com/books?id=UvAeAQAAMAAJ&q=%22In+fact,+it+defies+categorisation:+aside+from+the+central+principles%22&dq=%22In+fact,+it+defies+categorisation:+aside+from+the+central+principles%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=nmR-U8SYIaLKsQSqg4DYBg&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA

  3. Troyhand said:

    http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/10863392.Sexual_abuse_case_against_ex_BBC_reporter_Clifford_Luton_is_put_on_hold_indefinitely/
    Bournemouth Echo – 9 December 2013
    Sexual abuse case against ex-BBC reporter Clifford Luton is put on hold indefinitely

    THE case of a former BBC reporter accused of sexually abusing young boys has been put on hold indefinitely.

    Clifford Luton is charged with two counts of indecent assault against three alleged victims in the 1970s and ’80s, but he has been deemed unfit to enter a plea or stand trial due to age-related mental health problems.

    The 89-year-old was not present as Judge Harrow imposed a stay of proceedings at Bournemouth Crown Court yesterday.

    Prosecutor Kerry Maylin said: “Mr Luton faces two indictments concerning alleged indecent assaults against three males aged under-16 between 1971 and 1984, and additional counts relating to indecent images discovered when these charges came to light last year.

    “There have been concerns over his fitness to plead, and a defence psychiatric report was served to the Crown some time ago.

    “The Crown felt that bearing in mind the recent charge for indecent images we would engage our own report.

    “This too indicated that he was unfit to plead and to stand trial due to his age and deteriorating health.”

    She said any form of discharge would be inappropriate as the Crown believed there was enough evidence available that a jury might reach a guilty verdict, and she invited the judge to stay the case.

    Judge Harrow said: “I have read the case very carefully and understand the prosecution’s point of view.

    “Without having any disregard for the alleged victims in this case I am going to stay both indictments.”

    The case will lie on the court files. Luton, of Ashley Road, Poole, will not face the charges again unless he is deemed fit to plead in the future and the case is reactivated by either Judge Harrow or the Court of Appeal.

    Luton worked for the BBC in the 1960s and ’70s reporting on major issues for the time, including the troubles in Northern Ireland, the ‘cod wars’ with Iceland, the attempted kidnapping of Princess Anne, and the Lebanese Civil War.

    He also worked for the Daily Mail, for whom he interviewed infamous historian David Irving in the 1950s.
    ***

  4. Troyhand said:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=_NHiAAAAMAAJ&q=%22clifford+luton%22+holiday&dq=%22clifford+luton%22+holiday&hl=en&sa=X&ei=Nnl-U72qHdfNsQTguIKICw&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAA
    Benn’s Media, Volume 1 – 1995

    British Naturism
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  5. Troyhand said:

    http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/justice/20130311.OBS1530/l-ecole-en-bateau-un-concentre-du-pire-de-la-societe.html&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dleo%2Bkameneff%26biw%3D1600%26bih%3D708
    Observateur – 11-03-2013
    The school boat “Concentrated worst of society”

    A brother and sister, alumni of the School boat, returned Monday on their holidays, and sexual abuse they denounce.

    The court first showed a picture of him naked aboard Karrek Fri Jean-Baptiste was then 12 years. Monday, March 11, on the 5th day of the trial of the School boat, hearing the plaintiffs began with the testimony of the teacher of 43 years. Child, “highly motivated,” he had only one idea in mind: “go.” Between 1981 and 1983, he and his older sister Marie traveled aboard two sailboats project alternative school, whose founder Leonid Kamenev and three crew are considered last Tuesday by the Assize Court of Paris minors. For rape and sexual assault, the facts denounced by Jean-Baptiste and his sister Mary, who complained in 1994.

    Both remember the “shock” felt at the training camp, at the sight of “many young people” naked being massaged by adults. “I was extremely uncomfortable,” Jean-Baptiste book before pointing fingers without looking that it designates as the author of massage, Bernard Poggi, prostrate among the accused. This is the first “small problem” he remarked. Before repeating: “My goal was to leave.” What it does in October 1981 aboard Bilbo under the responsibility of Jean-François Tisseyre, then aged 27…

    “Everybody was crying, it was awful”

    Example: the letter “Leo” to his students in which he delivers all his disappointment and accuse them of being “just below”: “everybody was crying, it was awful.” Jean-Baptiste denounces the same sexual abuse by Leonid Kamenev had a “hatred of real children” and analysis: “We had to become images of children they (supervisors) had in mind.” He retains “nothing positive. L’Ecole boat is a concentrate of the worst of what you can find in society, a typical example of the worst education possible.” Why then, have remained, have continued, asked President Olivier Leurent. “I was completely regimented.”

    “We were told that the company was wrong in prohibiting relationships between children and adults,” then reported the sister of John the Baptist, Mary, psychomotor 46 years. She says she first underwent sex imposed by a 17 year old, and criticized the supervisors do not care to be. Then denounces the second year, the rape by Bernard Poggi, then aged 28 years, she could not, she either to denounce verbally. “I was completely subject. I screamed ‘no’ in my head. I imagined that I was swimming with the dolphins.” Head down on the dock, Bernard Poggi, who said last week it had itself been a victim of abuse, child, from Kamenev, said he was “deeply touched” by the words of the old student, “there is no question that there was consent. can have relationships with young people, but you have to put up barriers. I have not been vigilant enough”.

  6. Troyhand said:

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    Les Films du Tambour de Soie – April 7, 2014
    “School boat, childhood scuttled” April 15 on France 5

    In March 2013 was held at the Paris Assize an extraordinary trial. After 19 years of litigation, the scandal of the school boat was finally judged. From 1969 to 2001, the association founded by Leonid Kamenev, a former teacher and psychologist, has hosted more than 400 children aboard several ships, for many months, to live an extraordinary adventure away from their families. But sixty-huitarde post utopia proved to be one of the biggest cases of pedophilia known to date in France.

    In September 1983, at the age of 13, Laurent Esnault sailed to Gallipoli in Italy on Fri Karrek This is where his journey began at the Ecole boat. This is where he lived heaven and hell. Witness in the trial, he earned the trust of other victims who have allowed to film during the three weeks of hearings. Réjane Varrod with a director friend, he tries to understand why this film through silence and guilt prevented children to denounce their abusers for so long. It also presents the findings of the toll that pedophilia in the lives of victims.

    This strong and modest testimony will be broadcast Tuesday, 15 April at 20:35 on France 5, and followed by a lively debate by Carole Gaessler.

    Written and directed by Laurent Esnault and Réjane Varrod / Image: Michel Dunand / Sound: Alexandre Esnault-Douek/Montage: Véronique Lindenberg / Original Photographs: Antonin Borgeaud / Mixing: Elory Smell / Postproduction France 3 Marseille

    With the participation of France Télévisions and RTS Radio Télévision Suisse

    With support from the National Film Centre and the moving image, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur, Procirep – Company producing and Angoa

  7. Troyhand said:

    http://www.revuesilence.net/epuises/300_399/silence330.pdf
    Silence – December 2005

    [Page 18]
    Sauver le Karrek Ven
    Alors que les pêcheurs sont en crise du fait de l’augmentation rapide du prix du carburant, il ne reste pratiquement plus aucun bateau professionnel à voile. Le Karrek Ven est un des derniers thoniers à voile en état de naviguer. Stationné à Douarnenez, il a été utilisé jusqu’en 2002. Une complète rénovation étant nécessaire, une association a vu le jour pour collecter des fonds et faire la promotion de ce bateau à voile. Pour en savoir plus : Société des amis et marins du Karrek Ven, c/o Matthieu Durafour, Le Bourg, 71740 Châteauneuf ou DZ 3669, 2, cité de Kerdoussal 29350 Moëlan-sur-Mer.

    Save Karrek Fri
    While fishermen are in crisis because of the rapid increase in fuel prices, there remains virtually no professional sailing. The Karrek Fri tuna is one of the last sailing seaworthy. Stationed in Douarnenez, it was used until 2002. A complete renovation is needed, an association was created to raise funds and promote the sailing boat. For more information: Society of Friends and marine Karrek Fri, c / o Matthew Durafour, Le Bourg, 71740 Châteauneuf or DZ 3669, 2, cited Kerdoussal 29350 Moëlan-sur-Mer.

  8. Troyhand said:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=C4M-AQAAIAAJ&q=%22otherwise+Protestant+area).+Both+drew+castles%22&dq=%22otherwise+Protestant+area).+Both+drew+castles%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=2vV-U4HoD5HLsAT61oLIBA&ved=0CCsQ6AEwAA
    Search, Volumes 1-2
    Australian & New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science, ANZAAS, 1970

    Research on Behaviour
    A Round-up by Peter Watson*
    Child generals of Belfast

    Twelve year olds in riot-torn Belfast can be like generals. They lay their plans for attacking British soldiers with precision: trip wires stretched between lamp posts at exactly the right height to slit a man’s throat; pockets bulge with stones – hit with a hurley stick they can be kept low, under soldier’s shields.

    But others among the children are very disturbed emotionally — in some cases more than eighteen months after the event which brought the illness on. These contrasting pictures are painted by Dr Morris Fraser, in a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry.

    In fact, Fraser says, their long term problem may be the one that needs watching. For though some children took part in the fighting, there was a general rise in anxiety throughout the city — and three children who broke down had, he says, some sort of achille’s heel, some vulnerable point. They were pushed over the edge by ‘intolerable anxiety’.

    The children who broke down not only had a history of nervousness but they also had parents who had a ‘tendency to overreact to the threatening situation’. The case histories of the children made harrowing reading. Sean said he heard the B specials coming up the street, shooting, (The B specials were the Ulster riot squad, now disbanded.) Someone told him, Sean says, that they were shooting children. He had an epileptic fit straight away. Thereafter, at school or at home, whenever he heard a loud noise — a car backfiring and so on – he had a fit and eventually had to have psychiatric treatment. After more than twelve months they are less frequent, but still persist.

    Margaret had to sleep next to the window ‘to protect her little brother from the bullets’. Her mother told her the police were coming up the street, shooting. Margaret had a bad attack of asthma immediately. Next day in school someone started talking of an ambulance that had come to take away someone injured in the previous night’s fighting. Margaret’s asthma immediately came back. At home, her mother started talking about a political row in parliament. Asthma again. In this case, too, twelve months after the first incident, Margaret is not fully recovered even though she has been in continuous (outpatient) psychiatric treatment.

    In both cases, as with many others which Fraser details, psychiatrists have recommended, as part of treatment, a change of address for the families of the disturbed children outside the riot zone. The local council has done its best to comply.

    You can see why: ****Fraser shows two quite independent drawings by two Catholic boys of their home — Unity flats (a Catholic block in an otherwise Protestant area). Both drew castles.****

  9. Troyhand said:

    http://www.newspapers.com/newspage/47285735/
    The Lowell Sun – 10 January 1972
    Where kids carry battle scars for life
    By ALAIN CASS
    Sun Special Correspondent

    The boy in the green anorak took the pencil and drew two parallel lines.

    “That’s the street, right?”

    He added a neat row of dots outside each line and a rectangle in the middle.

    “These are the lamp-posts, and that’s the Army Land-Rover coming up the street.”

    “You tie your cheese-wire between the two lamp-posts’ about five feet up. There’s always a soldier standing on the back of the Land-Rover. Even with their searchlights, he can’t see the wire in the dark. It’s just at the right height to catch his throat. Then we throw stones.”

    That boy was nine years old. His friend, two years older, disagreed. He said only kids threw stones. If you were clever, you used a hurley-stick to strike the stone hard and low.

    “That way you can hit a soldier below his shield and cripple him.”

    A third boy added: “Then we come in with the petrol-bomb. If a soldier towers his shield to protect himself from the stones, you can lob a petrol bomb over the top.”

    These spine-chilling interviews are not fantasy. They are taken from the notes of a young Belfast psychiatrist at the child-guidance clinic of the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

    Dr, Morris Fraser started work there on the day rioting first broke out in 1960. Since then he and his colleagues have treated thousands of children victims of sectarian hatred and naked violence. His findings will be published in a book called “Children in Conflict” early this year.

    It is a frightening pointer to the future and an unqualified condemnation of the present. The massive and ruthless involvement of children in the street warfare of Ulster is unique in modern history. And the degree of mental disturbance, claims Dr. Fraser, is greater in Ulster than it was even during the Blitz in Britain.

    His studies reveal serious emotional instability in thousands of children. Many of his patients, he says, will be scarred for life.

    For the first time he reveals the full extent to which the I.R.A. use children in their fight. And he shows how children in Protestant strongholds are indoctrinated by their parents.

    Dr. Fraser told me: “I began by trying to discount the ghetto idea because it was too frightful to contemplate. I ended up proving it. People don’t realize what is happening to children in there, It’s time they did.”

    Take Bill for instance. He wears a chunky sweater with red white and blue stripes. He is eight and a half End a Protestant. He told Dr. Fraser that when he grows up he will join the Army.

    “The Army is needed here to keep the Catholics down. The Catholics should be killed or burned. They shoot Peelers and Protestants. But I’m in the Junior Orange Lodge and we know what to do with them.”

    His friend, 13, was more specific. “We have steel spars that we get from metal work in school. We sharpen them. We are keeping the end sharpened for Fenians (Republicans). We practise on dummies.”

    DID HE KNOW any Catholics? “Some used to live at the end of our streets. We never bothered one because she was an old woman, They’ve left how.” Recently children have been used as front-line fighters. They attack fully armed soldiers with astonishing disregard for their own safety. “You too can be a hero,” says the I.R.A.

    A boy without a rubber-bullet is like a boy without a penknife. It is a status symbol. They go out and provoke the soldiers into firing at them.

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