Archive for the 'General News' Category
Click Here to Read: Germany, defying Turkey, to call 1915 Armenian massacre ‘genocide’ by Erik Kirschbaum on the Reuters website on April 20, 2015.
Click Here to Read: White House Acknowledges Armenian Genocide, but Avoids the Term By Peter Baker in The New York Times on APRIL 21, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Trial of 93-Year-Old Former Nazi Guard Begins in Germany. Oskar Groening, a member of the SS at Auschwitz-Birkenau, is charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder By Jonathan Zalman on The Tablet Website on April 21, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Beyond the Boundary Principle By Adam Baer in The New York Times on April 21, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Earth Day 2015: It’s Our Turn to Lead on the Earth Day Action Network Website.
Click Here to Read: Obama turns up heat on climate change debate in Florida By Kevin Liptak on the CNN website on April 22, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Earth Day 2015 Quotes: 23 Inspirational, Funny And Wise Sayings That Pay Homage To Mother Nature By Philip Ross on the International Business Times website on April 21 2015. (more…)
Click Here to Read: They monitor hearts, count calories … but are health apps any good for you? by Dominic Rushe in The Guardian on April 19, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Fitness trackers are popular among insurers and employers – but is your data safe? by Sarah Shemkus in the Guardian on April 17, 2015.
Smart watches can upload our vital signs to phones and the internet. Photograph: Guido Mieth/Getty Images
Click Here to Read and View: Jacob’s Journey: Life as a Transgender 5-Year-Old by Kate Snow on the NBC News website on April 21, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House By Owen Jarus on the Yahoo News website on April 18, 2015.
Archaeologists working at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska, have discovered several artifacts that were imported from East Asia.
Click Here to Read: Susan B. Anthony – On Women’s Right to Vote on the History Place website.
Click Here to Read: Physicians to Columbia: Dump Dr. Oz for Hawking ‘Quack Treatments’ BY Bill Briggs on the NBC News website on April 17, 2015.
Click Here to Read: The price of public shaming in the Internet age By Todd Leopold on the CNN website on April 16, 2015.
In the Internet age, shaming has become a subject for social media, sometimes haunting subjects well after they have apologized. After author Jonah Lehr was found to have made up quotations and accused of plagerizing passages, he apologized in a speech — only to be ripped in live Twitter feed while delivering the address. “So you have been publically shamed,” author Jon Ronson said.
Click Here to Read: What jihadis plan for women By Frida Ghitis on the CNN Website on April 16, 2015.
A small boy sits on the ground at Shariya refugee camp in Duhok, in Iraqi Kurdistan. It is home to thousands of Yazadis, many who fled Mount Sinjar when Isis fighters moved in.
Click Here to Read: Long Island Jewish World Volume 44 #14, April 17-23, 2015, 28 Nissan 4-Iyar 5775.
Click Here to Read: A Critique of the Postmodern Turn in Relational Psychoanalysis by Rachel Donadio in The New York Times on April 15, 2014.
The goal of the preservationists is to keep the intact, exactly as it was when the Nazis retreated before the Soviet Army arrived in January 1945 to liberate the camp. James Hill for the New York Times.
Click Here to Read: Abraham Lincoln’s Other Minority: Historian Jonathan Sarna discusses the Great Emancipator’s ties to a chiropodist, military men, and other Jews By Vox Tablet onthe Tablet Website on April 15, 2015.
Click Here to Read: Do robots or humans make the better chefs? As technology allows people to be replaced in the kitchen, will we miss that human touch? By Paul Levy on the Telegraph website on April 16, 2015.
Click Here to Read: My Father’s Secret by Frank Bruni in The New York Times on April 15, 2015.
Click Here to Read: 150 years since the assassination of Abraham Lincoln By Tom Mackaman on the World Socialist Web Site on April 14, 2015.
John Wilkes Booth
The APA and Guantanamo: Actions, Not Words
Roy Eidelson and Dan Aalbers
Two years ago the American Psychological Association adopted its comprehensive “Policy Related to Psychologists’ Work in National Security Settings and Reaffirmation of the APA Position Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.” The stated rationale for this consolidation of previous ethics policies was that it would eliminate confusion and uncertainty. In turn, this heightened clarity would presumably facilitate greater adherence to APA policies and more effective enforcement of ethical violations.