Ian Josephs is a crucial figure in the civil rights movement that rose up in Britain in the second half of the 20th Century and is presently at boiling point.
This week CCN is pleased to air the first in a series of interviews with Ian about his work, and the UK’s faltering democracy.
Ian first encountered ‘forced adoption’ – a phrase he coined – in the 1960s, when he served as a councillor in Kent.
From the outset of dealing with his very first case – of a boy stolen from his mother and forced to attend a costly ‘special school’ owned by the leader of the Labour council – he’s been fearless in standing up for the increasing number of families targeted by fanatical ‘social workers’.
CCN travelled to France and recorded the only existing in-depth video interview with Ian, who’s now 84, and who in his lifetime has seen open justice and democratic law in Britain completely eroded by the hated ‘secret state’ – comprising as it does of secret and unaccountable social services departments, operating through secret courts such as the ‘family court’ and the ‘court of protection’.
As the ‘Coalition Government’ this week propose outrageous new laws allowing the jailing of parents under the SS’s nefarious ‘emotional harm’ mantra that has facilitated appalling abuses of power, we present an exclusive series of conversations with Ian, in which he discusses openly the full scale of Britain and the US’s civil rights scandal, naming names and lucidly revealing the corrupt motives, and sociopathic mindset, of those responsible.
We hear the inside story of the appalling Alessandra Pacchieri scandal: a sickening tale of how an Italian mother was incarcerated, sedated, and cut apart for her baby by British officials simply because she flew into a rage at a hotel counter.
We hear how as long ago as the early 1960s local council leaders were profiting from locking children up in care homes they themselves owned – and at which allegations of sick abuse by pederast staff abounded.
Finally we compare Britain and the US with the relatively free European continent, and look to the future: whether the guilty will ever be brought to open justice, and how freedom can be restored.