Month: January 2015


“Me gustan los estudiantes Que marchan sobre las ruinas, Con las banderas en alto P’a toda la estudiantina. Son químicos y doctores, Cirujanos y dentistas. ¡Caramba y zamba la cosa, Vivan los especialistas!”  Violeta Parra. Con una participación de casi 700 estudiantes, el miércoles 19 de noviembre, a finales del año pasado (2014), la Facultad…

Standard psychiatric care is coercive (yes, the United Nations calls forced treatment torture)

Originally posted on Everything Matters:
There is a sensitive and brilliant piece on Mad in America today about forced and coerced psychiatric treatment, by Faith Rhyne. I’ve excerpted a bit below: Why Is It So Hard to Think About Torture? As a person who has experienced involuntary commitments, seclusion, restraints, forced medication, and intentional humiliation…

The most erroneous assumption is to the effect that the aim of public education is to fill the young of the species with knowledge and awaken their intelligence, and so make them fit to discharge the duties of citizenship in an enlightened and independent manner. Nothing could be further from the truth. The aim of public education is not to spread enlightenment at all; it is simply to reduce as many individuals as possible to the same safe level, to breed and train a standardized citizenry, to put down dissent and originality.― H.L. Mencken

Cali Art Project

Cali Art Project: this is just an experiment (artistic-sociological-chaotic-etc)

Want to join? :)



— Francis Bacon

Whistleblowers and psychiatrists

CLASSICS IN SOCIAL MEDICINE What Happens to Whistleblowers, and Why? Jean Lennane. Social Medicine. Volume 6, Number 4, May 2012. Via: Whistleblowers and psychiatrists  “Whistleblowers are often referred to a psychiatrist by the employer. The aim then is to make a finding sufficient to discredit the whistleblower, as having a personality disorder, a pre-existing…

Suppression of dissent — Documents and contacts —

Website: “This site deals with attacks on dissenting views and individuals. The general field of “suppression of dissent” includes whistleblowing, free speech, systems of social control and related topics. The purpose of the site is to foster examination of these issues and action against suppression. It is founded on the assumption that openness and dialogue…

“In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” Galileo Galilei

Academic Bullying (The Guardian, Higher Education Network Blog)

Culture of cruelty: why bullying thrives in higher education In an environment where discussion, debate and criticism are encouraged, undermining behaviour can flourish Bullying in universities: what are your legal rights? Research shows that bullying is more prevalent in higher education than other professions. Here’s some expert advice on what do to if you’re being…

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