McMartin and Hoaxtead: More alike than you might think

If the Hampstead SRA hoax has a spiritual predecessor, we’d have to say it was the McMartin Preschool case, which heralded the 1980s daycare Satanic panic. We’ve talked about McMartin here before, and would like to draw your attention to this post from August 2015, which details what happened to one of the alleged McMartin…

The Angela Papers 4: And one last thing…

Last week this blog received an email from Mel Ve, co-owner of the Conscious Consumer Network (CCN). Attached to that email was a transcript of Skype conversations between Mel and Angela Power-Disney, who was sacked from CCN in January. This was followed by a Skype transcript detailing the decline and eventual combustion of the relationship…

The Sandy Papers 2: How it all came crashing down

Last week this blog received an email from Mel Ve, co-owner of the Conscious Consumer Network (CCN). Attached to that email was a transcript of Skype texts between Mel and Angela Power-Disney, who was sacked from CCN in January. We’ve been bringing our readers excerpts from that transcript, in an effort to better understand the…

The Angela Papers, Part 3: The Sandy problem

On 14 February 2017, this blog received an email from Mel Ve, co-owner of the Conscious Consumer Network (CCN). Attached to that email was a transcript of Skype conversations between Mel and Angela Power-Disney, who was sacked from CCN in January. On Thursday we looked at a few of the points of conflict leading up…

The Angela Papers, Part 2: The final days

On 14 February 2017, this blog received an email from Mel Ve, co-owner of the Conscious Consumer Network (CCN). Attached to that email was a transcript of the Skype conversations between Mel and Angela Power-Disney, who was sacked from CCN in January. Yesterday we looked at a few of the points of conflict leading up…

The Angela Papers, Part 1: What went wrong at CCN?

Dedicated readers will recall that a couple of weeks ago we received some information from an unusual source—Mel Ve, who operates the Conscious Consumer Network (CCN) with her husband Biggi, informed us that Angela Power-Disney and Sandy Bergen were being dismissed from the network. Predictably, Angela who never (well rarely, oh all right sometimes and…