Category: Academic Bullying

“They talk when they should listen”

Die Strafe wird nicht ausbleiben – (DRAFT) *En respuesta a: 1. “La Voz de la Medicina de Adicciones” (i,e., ASAM) 2.. Universidad del Valle (Cali,Colombia): informeprofjramireznov2016 (desempeño académico del profesor Jorge H. Ramírez y situación legal con la Universidad) + soportes (evidencias). (Lo primero es lo segundo)  2. “Das Beste für die Besten” Mi interpretación es muy diferente:…

About labor protection of academic whistleblowers in Colombia

— On Wed, Jan 28, 2015 at 5:09 AM, Jorge Hernan Ramirez<jorge.h.ramirez00@gmail.com> wrote: Cordial saludo, Hace más de una semana solicite información sobre la versión previa del manual pero no he recibido ninguna respuesta a mi correo (adjunto). Deseo colocar mi caso en conocimiento ante el comité de convivencia laboral de la Universidad del Valle.…

“Rent-a-Researcher: Did a British university sell out to Procter & Gamble?” — By Jennifer Washburn

“Earlier this month, Sheffield University in Britain offered $252,000 to one of its senior medical professors, Aubrey Blumsohn. According to a copy of a proposed settlement released by Blumsohn, the university promised to pay him if he would agree to leave his post and not make “any detrimental or derogatory statements” about Sheffield or its…

Psychiatry retains power despite lost scientific credibility

(…) “Pathologizing and Medicating Noncompliance: Both psychiatrists and psychologists pathologize and medicate anti-authoritarianism and noncompliance, which I described in AlterNet in 2012. Many individuals diagnosed with mental disorders are essentially anti-authoritarians, and a potentially large army of anti-authoritarian activists are being kept off democracy battlefields by mental health professionals who have pathologized and depoliticized their pain.” –Bruce…

Abuse of Medical Assessments to Dismiss Whistleblowers

Author: a member of Whistleblowers Australia, December 1997. Source: Brian Martin’s website on suppression of dissent  Section: Documents “Stories from whistleblowers suggests that a repeated and highly consistent aspect of the whistleblowing experience is the abuse by the employer of medical and psychiatric appointments as a mechanism for intimidating whistleblowers and avoiding the need to address the…

Advice for the dissident scholar –By Brian Martin

“Dissident scholars can be attacked in various ways, including by denial of tenure, harassment, withdrawal of research grants, official reprimands, referral to psychiatrists, ostracism by colleagues, spreading of rumors, transfer to different locations or jobs, and dismissal. Inevitably, the justification for such attacks is poor performance or some other inadequacy. At this stage, many scholars…

Mental disease stigma and academic bullying: criminal methods to silence medical and scientific debate.

Fileset updated: I am still waiting for answers. Ramirez, Jorge H (2014): Mental disease stigma and academic bullying- criminal methods to silence medical and scientific debate. figshare. http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.1270720 Related posts: Red or blue pill? Suppression of dissent — Documents and contacts – Whistleblowers and psychiatrists RNS60 as a novel therapeutic agent: fact or a fairy tale?…

Whistleblowers and psychiatrists

CLASSICS IN SOCIAL MEDICINE What Happens to Whistleblowers, and Why? Jean Lennane. Social Medicine. Volume 6, Number 4, May 2012. Via: http://www.bmartin.cc 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: http://www.bmartin.cc/dissent/ “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…