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|Less effective is best! Drug and medical equipment manufacturers attempted hijacking of stimulus
One of the subplots behind the negotiations over the just passed stimulus bill is that, as Steven ...
|Excellent FAQ on gaza conflict
Stephen Shalom has an indispensable Question and Answer on Gaza over at ZNet. It is too long to post here (it ...
|Steven Miles: Torture and the Courage to Be Inconvenienced
Bioethicist Steven Miles -- author of Oath ...
|More evidence that Guantánamo healthcare providers serve interrogators:
Recent revelations raise questions about the role of health providers at US detention facilities. Thus, the Washington Post reported that detainees are being involuntarily drugged. Almerindo Ojeda ...
|Yet another Justice Department rationale for torture
The Sunday New York ...
|On the Fifth Anniversary of the Iraq War
As we contemplate the fifth anniversary of the unleashing of this horror which has cost so many their lives, let us also remember the considerable psychic toll of this act of aggression and ...
|Swedish Journal of Psychology covers psychologists-torture issue
The Swedish Journal of Psychology has covered the role of psychologists, and the American Psychological Association in Bush administration interrogations. It includes an overview article by ...
|Update on Wikileaks censorship. Costly mistake for bank?
On Monday I wrote about the unprecedented attempt by Bank Julius Baer to censor the Wikileak.org web site by having a San ...
|Wikileaks Under Attack: California Court Wipes Wikileaks.org Out of Existence
One of the most important web sites in recent months has been Wikileaks.org . Wikileaks has upset the Chinese government enough that they are attempting ...
|US Iraq Rules of Engagement leaked; Raises question about Rumsfeld authorizing war crimes
Wikileaks has obtained the long kept secret Rules of Engagement (ROE) for U.S. troops in Iraq. This document sets out the ...
|American and California Psychological Associations move to gut bill on interrogations
A major battle is shaping up in ...
|Did destroyed CIA tapes show psychologists torturing? Did APA dodge a bullet?
Last night we had news that the CIA, in 2005, destroyed videotapes of the "...
|Pinky Show interview: Fear, Aggression, & Empire
I was recently interviewed on the Pinky Show about the contributions of psychoanalysis to ...
|Leaked Guantanamo Document Confirms Routine Use of Isolation as Psychological Torture.
Recently a major 2003 Guantanamo Standard Operating Procedures [SOP] manual was posted on ...
|Letter to Senate Intelligence Committee: Psychologists out of Abusive Interrogations
Today I sent the following letter to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on behalf of a broad coalition of psychologists and other mental health professionals -- including Coalition for an ...
|New study: Over one million Iraqis killed by violence since invasion
A new survey by the British polling agency ORB reports over one million Iraqis have been killed by violence since the 2003 ...
|Torture: APA members urge their organisation to wash its hands
Wednesday night� the ...
|Defense Department Releases Evidence of Central Role of Psychologists in Interrogation Abuse
The Defense Department (DoD) has just declassified a report from their Inspector General (OIG) looking at the ...
|The tale of Jo Wilding
One of the people I most admire is Jo Wilding. Realizing the Iraq Iraq invasion was drawing near, she went to Iraq to relay the voices of ordinary people swept up in the delusions of world leaders, ...
|Psychologist participation in interrogations at US detention centers: The Moratorium f
In an attempt to get the American Psychological Association to come to terms with the moral crisis posed by psychologist participation in coercive interrogations at Guantanamo, Bagram, the CIA black ...
|New archive on medical operations in America's detainee prisons
Bioethicist Steven Miles informs us that his web archive of documents related to the role of medicine (including psychology) in the United States detention centers around the world will be online ...
|Is prolonged solitary confinement unconstitutional in America and in the Guantanamo gu
12,775 days in solitary confinement, 35 years, for crimes they likely didn't commit. This is justice in 20th and 21st century America, somewhere down near the pits of hell: Herman ...
|Aid and Comfort for Torturers: Psychology and Coercive Interrogations in Historical Perspective
On January 24, 2003, National Guardsman Sean Baker, stationed as a military policeman at Guant�namo detention center, ...
|Michael Gelles condescends to APA critics
Micheal Gelles, the former Navy psychologist who reported to his superiors of abuses at Guantanamo, including abuses involving ...
|Justice Department still protecting the torturers
A New York Times article on the new study ...
|Is abetting torture a requirement to be an "expert" on "psychological ethcs"?
Gerald Koocher, former President of the American Psychological Association and ardent supporter of psychologist participation in Guantanamo interrogations, is now involved in developing a Code of ...
|Zimbardo on Milgram and the production of evil: Situationist psychology in practice
Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist who conducted the classic Stanford Prison Experiment has a new piece in Yale Alumni ...
|New strategy to fight American Psychological Association interrogations policy
I have exciting news for the fight to change the American Psychological Association's policy allowing psychologist participation in coercive national security interrogations. A group of us who have ...
|New Pentagon--health professions PR offensive over Guantanamo
In November 2006 the Pentagon took the leadership of several health professional organizations to Guantanamo to show that the trains run all time and the detainees are being treated better than they ...
|APA Presidential Candidates on Coercive Interrogations
During the campaign for the 2008 Presidency of the American Psychological Association the candidates were asked a series of questions, based on the most frequent submissions from members. One of ...
|Psychology and the cruelty at Guantánamo
In a recent letter to the New York Times , writer Rachelle Marshall eloquently expresses the reality that ...
|Screams at 3,000 dead
M�lida Arredondo, who lost her stepson Marine Lcpl Alexander S. Arredondo on August 25, 2004, expresses the feelings of many of the 3,000 families today in her poem, Screams . ...
|Angels and the intolerable loneliness of America
A new poll brings the startling news that an overwhelming majority, over 80%, of Americans believe in angels:
|The 1914 Christmas Truce and the Possibility of Peace
In this year, like so many other years, in which the latest war grinds on, we should remember there was a time when, for a brief while, the soldiers refused to kill one another. I reproduce here ...
|American Psychological Association versus Army Colonel on the moral issue of our time
As the American Psychological Association (APA) continues its campaign of obstruction, deflection, and obfuscation in order to keep psychologists participating in "interrogations," aka torture, at ...
|Abusive interrogations: A defining difference between psychiatrists and psychologists
Ever since the United States government decided to deviate from accepted international and American standards of treatment of prisoners of war and other detainees in its Global War on Terror, the ...
|650,000 Iraqi dead given voice in Congress
I just watched the Congressional briefing on the Lancet Iraqi casualty study: "650,000 excess deaths in Iraq". Speaking were Gilbert Burnham, Les Roberts, and Juan Cole. The briefing was organized ...
|Guilt or innocence? Four-year old suspended for hug
As the TV shows get ever more risque, our sexually conflicted society gets even crazier. A four-year old in Texas was suspended ...
|Hamburger and global warming
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization says, in a new report , that raising livestock are causing more greenhouse gases ...
|The systematic destruction of Jose Padilla
The New York Times today gives a glimpse of the ...
|Letter to the CEO of the American Psychological Association
There has been considerable controversy regarding the role of psychologists in coercive national security interrogations at Guantanamo and elsewhere. The American Psychological Association (APA) has ...
|Recording street conversation - Another step towards the British Total Surveillance Society
The Total Surveillance Society is possibly about to get a new boost in Britain where police are considering posting microphones to identify and record aggressive street conversations, ...
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