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Stephen Soldz is psychoanalyst, psychologist, public health researcher, and faculty member at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis. He is co-founder of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology and is President of Psychologists for Social Responsibility. He was a psychological consultant on two of the Guantanamo trials. Currently he maintains the Psyche, Science, and Society blog.

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Monday, April 8, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Open Letter on Guantanamo Hunger Strike Psychologists for Social Responsibility ( PsySR)released the following letter to Secretary of Defense Hagel on the ongoing hunger strike at Guantánamo.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Open Letter to President Suzanne Bennett Johnson, American Psychological Association There is credible evidence that psychologist members of the American Psychological Association are implicated in torture and detainee abuse. This letter protests APA inaction on multiple ethics complaints regarding possible abuse.

Monday, October 10, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Crisi Pleas from Occupy Boston: Help Needed Tonight! Occupy Boston desperately needs help -- people, food, water, tents, sleeping bags, and protest calls to Boston Mayor Mennino -- tonight!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Maker or the Tool A new book by Jean Alonso provides a rare look at the profound negative effects of work in many factories have upon the workers.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Antidepressants May Increase Depression Relapse Rates, Increasing Concerns About Psychotropic Drug Use A new study finding increased relapse rates when discontinuing antidepressant use adds to concerns about the efficacy and utility of these drugs.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Comprehensive Soldier Fitness critique in Washington Post The article that I wrote with Roy Eidelson and Marc Pilisuk critiquing the military's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program is discussed in a Washington Post article on CSF.

Sunday, June 19, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Tahrir Square in Manhattan Activists in New York have adopted the tactics of the Egyptian activists -- and of their Spanish and Greek fellow activists -- who occupied Tahrir Square as a center of protest activity.

Monday, June 13, 2011 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Torture Accountability After All? Monday's news that Justice Department prosecutor John Durham is actively investigating a CIA-related homicide at bu Ghraib gives hope that there may be some torture accountability after all.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Campaign for Peace and Democracy: Oppose US Support for Bahrain Government The Campaign for Peace and Democracy has released a statement signed by over 1,200, including hundreds of Bahrainis, opposing US support for the Bahrain government.

Monday, May 9, 2011 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Veteran Army Interrogators: Torture doesn't work. Torture is wrong. Torture helps the enemy. Veteran Army interrogators remind their colleagues, and the public that torture neither works nor is moral.

Sunday, May 1, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Guantanamo Doctors Fail to Document Torture: Independent Scrutiny Needed A new study reports that Guantanamo health providers fail to investigate or document torture. This ethical lapse is further evidence that outside scrutiny of Guantanamo medical practices is necessary.

Friday, March 18, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fight for a Decent Society or Inherit a Worse One Speech given at the MoveOn Defend the American Dream Rally, Boston, Massachusetts, March 15, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Protest the Wisconsin Coup! Nationwide Student Walkout, Friday @ 2:00 Wisconsin High School students have called for a Nationwide Student Walkout in protest of the Wisconsin coup, tomorrow at 2:00 local time.

Monday, January 31, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
PsySR Calls on U.S. to Support Democratic Change in the Middle East Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) has issued the statement below in solidarity with the brave protesters. We call upon leaders of the United States to stand in support of democratic change in the region.

Saturday, January 29, 2011 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Torture Career of Egypt's New Vice President: Omar Suleiman and the Rendition to Torture Program Egypt's new Vice President has a long history serving US interests, especially in aiding the rendition for torture program.

Monday, January 3, 2011 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
PsySR Open Letter on PFC Bradley Manning's Solitary Confinement Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR) is concerned about the deleterious effects of the solitary confinement in which Bradley Manning is being held.

Monday, November 1, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Fleecing members joins torture collusion as APA ethical lapse The American Psychological Association has become known for its complicity in the Bush-era torture program. Now it turns out that they have also been fleecing their members of tens of millions of dollars obtained through a voluntary assessment they told members was "mandatory."

Monday, October 25, 2010 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Iraq War Logs: Early highlights The Wikileaks release of the Iraq War Logs on Friday has rightly aroused great interest. Here are highlights from early reporting.

Sunday, October 17, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Coalition Calls for Investigation of Allegations Concerning Martin Seligman, Denounces APA Inaction The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology calls for an investigation of the reasons psychologist Martin Seligman received a $31 million no-bid contract. Seligman was previously reported to have had at least two meeting with CIA torture psychologists and the torture program was based on Seligman's theory of "learned helplessness."

Sunday, October 3, 2010 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Guatemalan Research Horrors and US Hypocrisy: CIA Unethical Research Ignored The US recently apologized for research abuses in Guatemala nearly 65 years ago. But, so far, no US official has commented on simi8larly unethical CIA torture research conducted far more recently.

Thursday, June 10, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Coalition Files Office of Human Research Protections Complaint: Investigate CIA Research This week a coalition filed a complaint against CIA Research. Go here and sign the complaint yourself.

Sunday, June 6, 2010 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
CYA for the CIA: The CIA's Torture Research Program A new report of which I am a coauthor, Experiments in Torture, just released by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) confirms previous suspicions and provides the first strong evidence that the CIA was indeed engaged in illegal and unethical research on detainees in its custody.

Saturday, May 22, 2010      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The "Black Jail": Obama's Afghan Torture Center and the American Psychological Association A recent pair of articles by Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic has shed new light upon the secret "black jail" on the Bagram Air Base. Among other aspects, these new revelations suggest that psychologists may be playing a major role inside the facility, raising questions about the reasons for American Psychological Association (APA) lobbying activities in support of the agency that Ambinder reports is running the detention center.

Monday, May 3, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Kent and Jackson State: Protest and Death; Hope and Defeat Reflections on the legacy of the Kent and Jackson State killings, on this 4oth anniversary.

Thursday, April 22, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Child Abuse and the Catholic Church: The Need for Dialogue and Justice Psychologists for Social Responsibility [PsySR] has just issued the following statement on the crisis in the Catholic Church around the Church's response to child abuse.

Sunday, April 18, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Second Taping System Facilitated Zubaydah Experiments In a new Truthout article, Jason Leopold reports that the Senate Intelligence Committee is initiating an investigation of the CIA's treatment of Abu Zubaydah.

Monday, April 5, 2010 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US military covering up civilian killings in Iraq and Afghanistan One day's news brings the unraveling of official lies regarding civilian killings by US troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Friday, March 12, 2010 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Iceland Sets New Path Toward Press Freedom The Icelandic Modern Media Initiative [IMMI] draws upon the best press and information freedom laws from around the world. If passed, it will put Iceland at the forefront of information freedom. It may also help protect media organizations worldwide.

Monday, March 1, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
American Psychological Association removes infamous "Nuremberg Defense" from ethics code, leaves other ethics loopholes The American Psychological Association recently removed a clause from the ethics code that provided ethics cover for Bush administration torture psychologists. However, they left in other problematic loopholes in the ethics code.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Justice Department protects the torture lawyers, persecutes the ethical While the Department of Justice was busy protecting the torture attorneys and abusive prosecutors, it was relentlessly persecuting a former attorney who gave correct, but undesired, legal advice and refused to go along with official lies about it.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Seven Paragraphs: Released Binyan Mohamed Abuse Evidence Poses Problems for Both British and US Governments The release under court order by the British government of information on the torture of Binyan Mohamed poses problems for both the British and US governments.

Friday, February 5, 2010 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The "Camp No" deaths: Defense Department's own statements contradict Guantanamo suicide claims Defense Department responses to critiques of its investigation of the Jun, 2006 Guantanamo deaths are no more convincing than prior statements, a Seton Hall Law School report concludes.

Monday, January 18, 2010 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Guantanamo "Suicides" and the Dishonor Upon Us All Reports that alleged "suicides" of Guantanamo detainees may be homicides require a full, independent investigation.

Monday, December 7, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The “Ethical Interrogation”: The Myth of Michael Gelles and the al-Qahtani Interrogation Michael Gelles is often viewed as an anti-torture hero. However, a recently released document suggests a more disturbing picture of Gelles' involvement at Guantanamo.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009 (17 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The End of the Obama Administration Tonight's Afghanistan escalation speech marks the end of the Obama administration. All we are left with is the Audacity of Disgust.

Monday, November 16, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Psychiatrist warns of potential for violence among returning Marines A psychiatrist treating Marines at Camp Lejeune warned repeatedly of the danger of violence by Marines recently returned from combat. He was fired as a consequence.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Psychologist complicity challenged: APA members file complaint on procedural irregularities for abusive interrogations Dissidents within the American Psychological Association launched a new initiative against the association's complicity in detainee abuse. Four members have filed an official protest of procedural irregularities used to defend complicit policies.

Friday, October 16, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Refusal to investigate Guantanamo psychogist ethics complaint appealed The Center for Constitutional Rights has appealed the refusal by the Louisiana psychology licensing board to investigate ethics charges against Dr. Larry James for his activities as chief intelligence psychologist at Guantanamo in 2003. James is now a Dean at Wright State University in Ohio.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009 (10 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Spreading Hysteria about Swine Flu "Hysteria": Public Health Preparedness in the Face of Uncertainty Recent commentaries on the swine flu threat have ignored the need for public health policy to be made in conditions of incomplete information.

Monday, September 7, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Psychologist accused of war crimes opposes torture investigations Psychologist Col. Larry James (Ret.) joins those accused of war crimes who are opposed to war crimes investigations.

Friday, August 14, 2009 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Boycott Whole Foods; CEO against healthcare, and food and shelter, as a right The Whole Foods CEO used a Wall Street Journal op ed to attack the concept of healthcare as a right. Instead, he advocated personal responsibility. Perhap its time for Whole Foods customers to responsibly boycott the chain.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
UN Special Rapporteur Calls on American Psychological Association to Withdraw Psychologists from Guantanamo UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Manfred Nowak, wrote the American Psychological Association asking them to act on their member-approved policy and request withdrawal of psychologists from Guanatanamo.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Military letter to the APA: Drop the Nuremberg Defense from psychologist ethics code Military figures ask the American Psychological Association to drop the Nuremberg Defense from the APA ethics code.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The American Psychological Association and the Missing Ethics Investigation In 1999 noted Constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley filed an ethics complaint with the American Psychological Association against Navy psychologist Michael Gelles for allegedly participating in the abusive interrogation of Navy Petty Officer Daniel King. The APA refused to investigate the complaint, even ignoring a crucial videotape. Later they appointed Gelles to a task force on interrogation ethics.

Sunday, July 26, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Will the American Psychological Association finally renounce the Nuremberg Defense? In 2002, the American Psychological Association added the Nuremberg ["just following orders"] Defense to its ethics code for psychologists.This ethics standard allows ignoring professional ethics when they conflict with law or orders, as in systematic detainee abuse. Conflict over removal of this defense has been ongoing since 2005. The APA just postponed any decision for another six months.

Friday, July 10, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
US officials blocked Afghan mass murder investigations Bush administration officials blocked investigations of the mass murder of thousands of Taliban prisoners by Gen. Doshtun's forces in 2001 Afghanistan.

Monday, June 29, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Open Letter in Response to the American Psychological Association Board Today a number of psychological, health, and human rights organizations released the following statement criticizing the American Psychological Association (APA) Board of Directors failure to accept responsibility for the APA's role in facilitating psychologists' participation in abusive national security interrogations.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Former American Psychological Association President had long time CIA connection Jane Mayer recently revealed that former American Psychological Association President Joseph Matarazzo has had a long-term CIA connection.Matarazzo had previously been tied to Mitchell Jessen & Aoocites, the CIA's torture firm. Interestingly, other evidence suggests that Matarazzo's CIA involvement was pre-911.

Monday, June 15, 2009 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Psychologists for Social Responsibility praises Bermuda government Psychologists for Social Responsibility [PsySR] has issued a statement in support of the Bermuda government's willingness to take in four of the Uighers who have been wrongfully imprisoned at Guantanamo for many years.

Sunday, June 7, 2009 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
NY Times ignores evidence of White House pressure behind torture memos The New York Times, in another of its infamous failures to challenge the interests of the insiders, distorted the meaning of leaked emails from former Justice Department lawyer James Comey on approval of the 2005 torture memos. The Times ignored that the memos demonstrated the intense White house pressure for approval of torture, which undercuts any claim that the memos reflect a dispassionate legal analysis.

Sunday, May 24, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Spain copies US practice of universal jurisdiction The US objects to Spanish judges' investigations of US officials allegedly responsible for torture. But Spain, in asserting universal jurisdiction, is only following US precedent.

Monday, May 18, 2009      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mental Health professionals' letter asks Michelle Obama to investigate diagnostic abuse of veterans I recently published an article - Diagnostic abuse of veterans and the dilemmas of health professional ethics - on Army pressures for mental health clinicians to not diagnose post traumatic stress disorder [PTSD] in returning soldiers. A group of approximately 130 psychologists and mental health professionals responded to my article by writing Michelle Obama and asking her to look into these charges.

Sunday, May 17, 2009 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
APA ethics policy-maker clarifies defense of torture; reveals American Psychological Association - Pentagon collusion Bryce Lefever, a military psychologist who participated in the American Psychological Association's ethics task force on psychologist participation in interrogations again defended US torture tactics and provided further evidence of collusion between the APA and the Bush administration in order to keep psychologists aiding US interrogations.

Monday, May 11, 2009 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Torture increases terrorist attacks, political scientists find Daurius Rejali, in his book "Torture and Democracy," argued that the efficacy of torture was incorrectly argued at the level of the individual torture victim. The tortured will talk, and some of what they say may be true, just with the non-tortured, he argued. The right level to discuss this issue is at the level of entire torture programs.

Sunday, May 10, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
'Sleep deprivation': Euphemism and CIA torture of choice "Sleep deprivation," as used by the CIA in its enhanced interrogation program included being shackled to the floor and ceiling for days on end, adding to the torment. Sleep deprivation has long been recognized as torture, especially useful for generating false confessions. We must recognize sleep deprivation as psychological torture, so that its use does not return.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
New article elucidates military psychologists' complicity in detainee abuse and "ethics" coverup A new story on Salon and ProPublica provides further details of military psychologists' complicity in US torture. Despite any personal reservations, they helped implement the administration plan to reverse-engineer SERE-based torture techniques. The American Psychological Association then appointed the same military psychologists to formulate its "ethics" policy on interrogation support.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 (8 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Coalition for an Ethical Psychology Calls for Investigation of American Psychological Association Torture Collusion Recently released emails raise concerns about American Psychological Association collusion with the Bush administration Pentagon in formulating ethics policies legitimizing psychologists aiding abusive interrogations. The Coalition for an Ethical Psychology calls for an independent investigation of potential APA-DoD collusion.

Monday, May 4, 2009 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
American Psychological Association ethics policy-maker endorses torture Military psychologist Bryce Lefever tonight endorsed the military and CIA's use of torture techniques developed by the military's SERE program. Lefever's ethical opinions are especially important as he was one of the military psychologists the American Psychological Association turned to to formulate its "ethics" policy regarding psychologist participation in interrogations.

Monday, April 27, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Bioethicist Steven Miles joins call for investigation of American Psychological Association ties to military Bioethicist Steven Miles joins the call for an investigation of the American Psychological Association's ties to the military-intelligence establishment that led to its continuing to support psychologist participation in US national security interrogations long past the point where it was obvious that psychologists had designed, conducted, standardized, and legitimated US torture.

Saturday, April 25, 2009 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two former top CIA officals on the efficacy of torture Two former top CIA officials discuss the lack of reason to believe that torture is effective.

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