By Belén Fernández - April 10, 2013
The practice of attributing emotional distress and other phenomena to alleged cerebral/biological abnormalities rather than to social and psychological causes...is particularly problematic: "Standard psychiatric diagnoses… do not correspond to meaningful clusters of symptoms in the real world" and can counter-productively result in "further stigma, discrimination and social exclusion" for their recipients.
By NATHAN GOODMAN - Counterpunch
Human rights organizations shouldn’t be in the business of handing out awards, accolades and executive positions to human rights abusers...Resistance to war, occupation and mass incarceration includes opposing organizations that falsely claim to fight for human rights.
Never forget. Never again. Hollow words. Other holocausts go unmentioned.
It shouldn't surprise. It's already policy. Depositor theft is coming. Europe is banker occupied territory. So is America.
It's way past time predatory international lending agencies were abolished. Saving humanity depends on it.
Money power in private hands games the system. It does so destructively. Controlling money, credit and debt for private enrichment assures speculation, booms, busts, inflation, deflation, instability, crisis, recessions and depressions.
By Dru Oja Jay - March 25, 2013
Canada's Conservative government announced last Thursday that the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will be merged into a new Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, ending any formal independence development and trade previously possessed...The Canadian government's involvement in "development" has one primary purpose. To advance Canadian interests, including all the things Canada does to deepen poverty in the world.
By Yves Engler - April 2nd, 2013
Two recent developments within corporate Canada help explain Stephan Harper’s more imperialistic foreign policy...Canada’s growing ‘petro state’ has driven a more extreme, anti-internationalist, foreign policy...Another development that helps explain the Conservatives more aggressive foreign policy is the incredible growth in Canada’s mining sector.
By HARRISON SAMPHIR - Counterpunch
The Harper government has vehemently attacked the UN over alleged ineptitude, most prominently in its scolding of the Security Council for inaction during the Syrian civil war. But this outright abandonment of a significant scientific initiative aimed at quelling the root causes of desertification harms both the African people and the previously ‘humanitarian’ image of Canada.
By Edward S. Herman - April 1st, 2013
...[A]long with “support our troops” there is an implicit “support our torturers and higher level war criminals.” This flows from the overwhelming and increasingly centralized power in the hands of the dominant elite, including the military-industrial complex (MIC) and leading politicians, and an associated remarkable level of self-righteousness. Anything we do is tolerable because we are not only strong and the global policeman, but also good and always well-intentioned...
By Alex Kane - April 1, 2013
The number of children and teenagers diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has increased remarkably over the past decade...The rise in numbers...has led some to say that the increase is due to parent pressure on doctors and a loose definition of the disorder...Two-thirds of those diagnosed take stimulant medication for the disorder like Ritalin and Adderall, which could lead to anxiety, addiction and potentially psychosis.
By Laleh Khalili - March 29, 2013
The rise of US Special Operations Forces...using their extensive military, psychological operations and war-fighting skills to train proxy forces in all the places where the US projects its power is alarming...The ascendance of an elite clique of ultra-warriors protected by the cloak of secrecy...means that the tip of the imperial spear can tear through the social fabric of many a country without associated costs in blood and treasure and hidden from the view of the press and the public.
Canada endorses Cypriot harshness. It's parliament authorizes depositor haircuts.
Grand theft reflects official policy. Money is made the old-fashioned way. It's stolen. Nothing's done to stop it. Corrupt politicians and regulators permit it. They do so for benefits they derive.
By Liam Barrington-Bush - rabble.ca
Since its birth, the management field has largely served to reinforce the social and political status quo, manipulating the vast majority of those who fall victim to it...In traditional leftist working class politics, 'management is the problem'...But there's another side to our relationship with the subject. It is exemplified in the fact that much of the organized left has long-embraced the same breed of top-down managerialism that most of us associate with industrial capitalism.