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Stephen Soldz and Steven Reisner to the American Psychological Association

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Opening Comments of Stephen Soldz and Steven Reisner to the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Directors with note from Stephen Portugues.

‘A national hero’: psychologist who warned of torture collusion gets her due

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: ‘A national hero’: psychologist who warned of torture collusion gets her due: Jean Maria Arrigo was largely ignored and the subject of a smear campaign for sounding alarms about psychologists’ post-9/11 torture complicity but has emerged from the damning report as the story’s hero – and martyr by Spencer Ackerman on the Guardian Website on July 13, 2015.

Jean Maria Arrigo: ‘I think the effect on me, which has intensified, may be more like what happened to the people of East Germany when the Stasi records were opened.’ Photograph: Jean Maria Arrigo

The historical background of California’s water crisis

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The historical background of California’s water crisis By Marc Wells and Evan Blake on the World Socialist Web Site on July 14, 2015.

NASA satellite images of Sierra Nevada snowpack, March 2010 and March 2015

The Troubling Question in the French Jewish Community: Is It Time to Leave?

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:   The Troubling Question in the French Jewish Community: Is It Time to Leave? by Marie Brenner in Vanity Fair in the August 15, 2015 Issue.

Deal on Greek Debt Crisis Exposes Europe’s Deepening Fissures

Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Deal on Greek Debt Crisis Exposes Europe’s Deepening Fissures by Stephen Erlanger in The New York Times on July 13, 2015.

Donald Tusk, head of the European Council; Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission; and Jeroen Dijsselbloem, of the eurozone group of finance ministers, in Brussels.

Credit Olivier Hoslet/European Pressphoto Agency

The Bernie Sanders Moment

Monday, July 13th, 2015

sandersClick Here to Read: The Bernie Sanders Moment By Todd Gitlin in The New York Times on July 11,
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Senator Bernie Sanders at his first official campaign rally in downtown Burlington, Vt., where he once served as mayor. Credit Nathaniel Brooks for The New York Times

Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, Season 3: Life goes on in a women’s prison

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, Season 3: Life goes on in a women’s prison By Ed Hightower on the World Socialist Web Site on July 11, 2015.

US torture doctors could face charges after report alleges post-9/11 ‘collusion’

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: US torture doctors could face charges after report alleges post-9/11 ‘collusion’ Leading group of psychologists faces a reckoning following repeated denials that its members were complicit in Bush administration-era torture by Spencer Ackerman on the Guardian website on July 11, 2915.

Click Here to Read:  More on the APA and Torture on this website.

Comments of Stephen Soldz and Steven Reisner to the APA Board

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Opening Comments of Stephen Soldz and Steven Reisner to the American Psychological Association Board, July 2, 20115.

Click Here to Read:  Psychologists Shielded U.S. Torture Program, Report Finds on this website.

Click Here to Read:  Psychologists Who Greenlighted Torture By The Editorial Board of The New York Times on July 10, 2015.

Psychologists were paid to give the Central Intelligence Agency’s torture program a veneer of legitimacy. Here, a detainee held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2009.  CreditJohn Moore/Getty Images

Anti-Depressant Cartoon

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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The Austin Riggs Center

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Austin Riggs Center Erikson Institue Psychoananlytic Psychotherapy.

Their Flag and Ours

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Their Flag and Ours: The Confederate side wasn’t the only one to indulge in postwar nostalgia—memorializing its heroes, victims, and symbols. But only one side kept fighting By Paul Berman on the Tablet website on July 8, 2015.

The Age of Creepiness

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  The Age of Creepiness by Nathan Heller in the New Yorker on July 9. 2015.

Was John Travolta creepy as a disco predator in “Saturday Night Fever”? Hard to say. Is he creepy as a black-clad gentleman who leers at women while fondling their chins? Yes, very much.CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY ROBYN BECK / AFP / GETTY

Psychologists Shielded U.S. Torture Program, Report Finds

Friday, July 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Psychologists Shielded U.S. Torture Program, Report Finds By James Risen in The New York Times on July 10, 2015.

The headquarters of the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va. A new report examines the collaboration between psychologists and officials at the C.I.A. and the Pentagon.CreditBrendan Smialowski/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Return of the king

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Return of the king: The ‘cosplay Caliphate’ of ISIS is a deadly fantasy, but a familiar one in the West. It feeds the same urges as Tolkien by Benjamin Dueholm on the aeon webwite.

The Battle of Karbala by Abbas Al-Musavi. Late 19th – early 20th C. Brooklyn Musuem. Photo by Corbis

Is psychotherapy for depression any better than a sugar pill?

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Is psychotherapy for depression any better than a sugar pill? By James Coyne PhD on the PLOS blogs website on June 25, 2013.

Why CBT is falling out of favour

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Why CBT is falling out of favour ‘Researchers have found that CBT is roughly half as effective in treating depression as it used to be’ by Oliver Burkeman on the Guardian Website on July 3, 2015.

The Nazi past of Germany’s post-war political elite

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Nazi past of Germany’s post-war political elite By Verena Nees on The World Socialist Web Site on July 7, 2015.

Step Aside, Freud: Josef Breuer Is the True Father of Modern Psychotherapy

Sunday, July 5th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Step Aside, Freud: Josef Breuer Is the True Father of Modern Psychotherapy By Pavi Sandhu in the Scientific American on June 30, 2015.

Quebec health institute calls for psychotherapy as front-line treatment choice

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

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Click Here Read: Quebec health institute calls for psychotherapy as front-line treatment choice by Erin Anderssen in The Globe and Mail on June 25, 2015.