Feeling Down About The World? Rise Up!

By Brent Patterson, Rabble.ca -

Many people are quite legitimately feeling down about the state of the world right now. We are dealing with the United Nations climate report that confirms we only have a dozen years left to keep [...]

To Change The World, Treat Your Rebels Well

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

Throughout history, there has been tension between those who desire obedience to authority and those who question authority. It is those who question authority that contribute to social change, [...]

American Anomie

By Chris Hedges, Truthdig.com -

The French sociologist Emile Durkheim in his classic book “On Suicide” examined the disintegration of social bonds that drive individuals and societies to personal and collective acts of [...]

The 1%’s Mind Games: Psychology Gone Bad

By Roy Eidelson, Royeidelson.com -

While millions of Americans grasp for lifelines amid the unforgiving currents of extreme inequality, multi-millionaires and billionaires comfortably ride the waves and add to their enormous [...]

Psychologist Openly Admits Training Police To Shoot First, Ask Later

By Shaun King, www.alternet.org -

By Shaun King in Alternet - For years, to any observer of police brutality, the idea that officers were shooting people first and asking questions later was a foregone conclusion. Such a [...]

Anti-Torture Reforms Opposed Within Psych Group

By Spencer Ackerman, www.theguardian.com -

By Spencer Ackerman in The Guardian - Opposition is building to intended anti-torture reforms within the largest professional organization of psychologists in the US, which faces a crossroads [...]

3 Senior Officials Lose Their Jobs After Torture Scandal

By Spencer Ackerman, www.theguardian.com -

By Spencer Ackerman in The Guardian - The torture scandal consuming the US’s premiere professional association of psychologists has cost three senior officials their jobs, part of a reckoning [...]

Justice Dep’t Must Investigate APA’s Role in U.S. Torture Program

By Physicians for Human Rights, www.physiciansforhumanrights.org -

By Physicians for Human Rights - Physicians for Human Rights today called for a federal criminal probe into the American Psychological Association's (APA) role in the U.S. torture program [...]

US Torture Doctors Could Face Charges After Report Allegations

By Spencer Ackerman, www.theguardian.com -

By Spencer Ackerman in The Guardian - The largest association of psychologists in the United States is on the brink of a crisis, the Guardian has learned, after an independent review revealed [...]

Americans Are Angry About Inequality

By Nicholas Fitz, www.salon.com -

In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, “Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” The findings [...]

The APA Executive/CIA Torture Program

By Alan Gilbert, www.democratic-individuality.blogspot.com -

The description in James Risen's New York Times article yesterday - below - of the desperate meeting of the psychologist/torturers in the US 'intelligence" apparatus with the leadership of the [...]

The Need To Recognize The Psychology Of Evil

By Carl Herman, www.dailycensored.com -

Around 1969 as a young boy, I looked-up the definition of the word, evil. I found something like, “Preference and actions for one’s own material wealth over the well-being of others.” I’ve [...]

How The Brutalized Become Brutal

By Chris Hedges, www.truthdig.com -

The horrific pictures of the beheading of American reporter James Foley, the images of executions of alleged collaborators in Gaza and the bullet-ridden bodies left behind in Iraq by the Islamic [...]