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then on the second deletion...
"Due to the heavy abuses conducted on our free hosting we have enabled automatic content filtering for all free accounts. Your page contains these forbidden words: .ac.uk/ (4 times) and thus our automatic system is making the redirect and is blocking your website."
- Attractsoft gbmh or their freehosting.eu agent
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- Byethost after a web page was removed
When your web site is taken down three times by two different web hosts, it's tempting to think that they've had cease-&-desist emails, more or less automated. Maybe connected with Santander and ac.uk (four times), such as the paid internship scheme run by SOAS and sponsored by Santander that paid some of the staff at Pants to Poverty. Maybe some people at SOAS are embarassed or should be embrarrassed about the way they used Santander sponsorship intended to help ordinary students get work experience. I don't know why they didn't get in touch with me directly, and why they they'd be embarassed about using the money as intended. Maybe they were ashamed that their Indian students found a scheme to gloss-over the lack of a welfare state in India, or help farmers there, and their UK students found a scheme to crowd-out manufacturing and its contribution to reducing poverty while working with the extra costs of a welfare state like payments to UK schools & universities. Both groups would wonder how long the paid internships at Pants to Poverty where, when most students seem to be offered three months if lucky, but Pants to Poverty staff worked much longer and felt no need to clarify. At least one of the Pants to Poverty paid interns seems to have been an experienced person with her own opportunites to get jobs before or after a masters degree at SOAS, so that's another point about priorities: surely an undergraduate or recent ordinary graduate needs the scheme more?
So if you think there is an infringement just get in touch. The aim by Nonleather Distribution Ltd is to write a site saying that social insurance reduces poverty.
Pantstopoverty.com discouraged (via a page on the Ethical Fashion Forum web site and by crowding-out of media coverage) buying goods from countries like the UK with social insurance systems. It promoted the buying of goods from badly-run countries as a way of reducing poverty, and extracted tents of thousands of pounds from UK taxpayers to do so and to put UK taxpayers out of work. It did not advocate pressure on badly-run countries to change, such as tariff systems. The names of highly-paid ministers, civil servants, and even academics who authorised this are still not known, nor are there any signs of apology or second thoughts. There are scraps of information like a department at University of the Arts' London College of Fashion being called "centre for sustainable fashion" and helping a party-line group called "all party group for ethics and sustainability in fashion" in the house of lords. There are various inter-departmental schemes in the late 2000s that are public such as Delphe to promote a certain kind of development studies course at higher education institutions round the world. There are corporate sponsors who might be embrarassed too, after doling-out money to put their customers out of work. There are lots of people who might feel the need to send a cease and desist notice so it's good that hardly any of them have done so.
Just get in touch with Nonleather Distribution via brittaniabuckle at yahoo co uk and sort something out. And if you are wondering why the rather strange email address, there was a belt factory that started in Britannia House or Britannia Street - just a short walk away from the Pants to Poverty office in North West London. It had to close in the late 2000s, like a lot of clothing and footwear companies about that time, leaving the email spare for odd things like this.
Also, if you can help complete the story with some missing info, just get in touch.
I don't know if the phrases "santander" and "ac.uk" are used to divert attention. Maybe they are used tactically. Or the simplest option could be true: someone from the soas.ac.uk working with Santander to fund internships wants to make this look better.
If so, I discover that it's an odd kind of internship called a "managing consultant" internship by someone who has done a lot of work before according to her linkedin CV, "building consensus among academics", as interns do. She poses as a delegate for the Ethical Fashion Forum website quotes, and gives a bad reference to the college at SOAS that organised her paid internship: " 'I feel like I learnt more yesterday about the ethical fashion industry than the whole of last year' said Gabrielle Powell, natural capital valuation expert." but she doesn't say if she learnt cynical things or useful things, nor whether Santander sponsorship of interns trying to get jobs was used for a different purpose. It doesn't say why a scheme for 3 month paid internships applied to her 13 months as an experienced person lobbying for globaization. This is her CV:
Pants to Poverty
Managing Consultant [with a press release from School of Oriental and African Studies]
Pants to Poverty
Sep 2013 Nov 2014
1 yr 3 mos
Managing consultant for Pi Foundation, a registered foundation supporting the work of Pants to Poverty.
The model was shortlisted for the Global
Leaders in Sustainable Apparel Award in Copenhagen in April 2014.