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News :: Human Rights : International : Politics
A Question of Complicity: Torture and the Role of Mental Health Professionals
08 Dec 2005
Modified: 09 Dec 2005
The past two years have witnessed growing accusations of torture and coercive and inhumane interrogation practices against the United States military and covert agencies in prisons from Cuba to Iraq. Beneath that terrible story lies another: the ominous possibility that military physicians, psychologists and psychiatrists have been complicit in these practices -- indeed may have helped to design some of them. In response, the Ignacio Martín-Baró Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights sponsored a recent public forum and has launched a petition campaign aimed both at the U.S. Congress and the American Psychological Association, demanding independent investigations of these allegations and an end to the involvement of medical and mental health professionals is military interrogations. Information about the Fund and the ongoing petition campaign are available on its website: http://www.martinbarofund.org
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LOCAL Announcement :: Education : Environment : Globalization : Media : Organizing
PEAK OIL: The Reality Behind Syriana Flyering Campaign
09 Dec 2005
We are mobilizing volunteers to distribute educational flyers to moviegoers before and after Syriana.
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Commentary :: Politics
BTL:Peace Movement Works for Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq as...
09 Dec 2005
...Congressional Debate Heats Up ~ Interview with Leslie Cagan, national coordinator of United for Peace and Justice, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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LOCAL Announcement :: Media
De-Interlaced: Surviving The Mass Media // 12.14
09 Dec 2005
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LOCAL News :: Human Rights : International : Politics
BU students hold vigil for kidnapped peace activist in Iraq
08 Dec 2005
Local Boston University student activists, including members of the Student Underground newspaper collective, are holding a vigil for their friend Harmeet Sooden who is being held hostage in Iraq. They met him while studying abroad in New Zealand last semester, and just heard the news of his capture. They are calling for an anti-war vigil tomorrow (December 9, the day before International Human Rights Day) at 6:00pm in front of the military recruitment center at Tremont Street, across the street from the Park Street T stop in the Boston Common. Please come to support Hermeet, his colleagues, his friends, and everyone who is working for peace in Iraq and across the world.
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LOCAL News :: GLBT/Queer
House, Senate Reach Deal on Patriot Act
08 Dec 2005
House and Senate Negotiators Reach Agreement to Reauthorize Patriot Act Before Key Provisions Expire
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News :: International
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/9/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY!
08 Dec 2005
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Russia, Cuba, and Netherlands.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Education
Hysteria on 'crystal meth' prove full of holes and obvious attack on gains
08 Dec 2005
Modified: 03:18:16 PM
A batch of apparently unheard-of articles demystify and debunk addiction hysteria (i.e. drug addiction). With the 'crystal meth' hysteria hurdling virtually unchallenged in many alternative communities of late, these should prove crucial!
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News :: Politics
November Again Month of Many Demonstrations
08 Dec 2005
Last month had a very diverse mixture of demonstrations from the ever growing military recruiting stations, to the annual protest for the closing of the School of the Americas where an estimated 20,000
held an all day rally.
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News :: International
U.S. Helps Some Iran-Backed Terror - Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatch Dec. 8, 2005
08 Dec 2005
omar_003.jpg** Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches **
** Visit the Dahr Jamail Iraq website http://dahrjamailiraq.com **
** Website by http://jeffpflueger.com **


U.S. Helps Some Iran-Backed Terror

Inter Press Service
Dahr Jamail and Harb al-Mukhtar

*BAGHDAD, Dec 8 (IPS) - After the U.S. forces and the bombings, Iraqis
are coming to fear those bands of men in masks who seem to operate with
the Iraqi police.*

Omar Ahmed's family learnt what it can mean to run into the police,
their supposed protectors.
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