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Proven Wrong About Many of Its Assertions, Is Psychiatry Bullsht?

Click here for reuse options! Some psychiatrists view the chemical-imbalance theory as a well-meaning lie. In the current issue of the journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, Australian dissident psychiatrist Niall McLaren titles his article, “Psychiatry as Bullshit” and makes a case for just that. Show More Summary

Canadian archbishop to accept award from women’s ordination advocacy group ‘FutureChurch’

FutureChurch, which aims to 'reinvent' the Church, will also host a keynote by famed dissident Fr. Charles Curran.

Survivor of Islamic Oppression Sends a Message — an Afshin Sohrabzadeh Moment.

This special edition of The Glazov Gang presents the Afshin Sohrabzadeh Moment with Afshin Sohrabzadeh, a brave dissident who was brutalized by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Afshin sends out

Meet Bahrain's Awful Judges

In a Bahrain court yesterday Judge Ebrahim Al Zayed presided over a brief, few-minute hearing in the case of political dissident Khalil AlHalwachi, arrested two years ago on fabricated charges of various terrorism offenses, including the possession of a rifle. Show More Summary

FARC rebels opposed to peace descend on Amazon gold

As Colombia's FARC rebels prepare to sign a historic peace deal with the government, dissident guerrillas are reportedly clinging to their guns deep in the Amazon rainforest, targeting its gold. In the past few months, as the Revolutionary...Show More Summary

‘Enough is enough’: Exiled cleric Gulen denounces Turkish purge of his supporters

2 weeks agoNews : BlogPost

A Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric accused of fomenting a failed coup in Turkey in July spoke at length for the first time on Thursday about the withering post-coup crackdown on his supporters and other dissidents by the Turkish government, calling it “a display of hate and rage.” “Right now, all critical voices are silenced in Turkey […]

Singaporean Blogger Amos Yee Pleads Guilty to More Charges; Going to Jail Again

Singaporean Blogger Amos Yee is no stranger to the courts of his country and jail. Last year, he hit the headlines when he was charged as a political dissident due to his outspoken blog posts and YouTube videos. He has “attacked” the government and ridiculed its leaders as well. Show More Summary

Ai Weiwei: 'One voice' for refugees in new expo

2 weeks agoArts : Artdaily

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei Thursday unveiled thousands of mobile phone pictures of refugees at his newest exhibition, saying it aimed to speak with "one voice" for those who have fled to Europe's shores. Entitled #SafePassage,...Show More Summary

Daily Headlines: September 15, 2016

Latin America: Former Guantanamo detainee Abu Wa'el Dhiab woke up from a coma following the effects of a hunger strike, while Cuban dissident Guillermo Fariñas said he was duped by a fake website into halting his fast. Mexico: Extradition...Show More Summary

CV LOOP: Bishops fire back at “Catholics for Choice”

CATHOLIC // Bishops fire back at the dissident group “Catholics for Choice” for their recent ad campaign in newspapers across the country. Archbishop Dolan said: “CFC’s extreme ads promote abortion as if it were a social good. But abortion...Show More Summary

‘Snowden’ director Oliver Stone urges Obama to issue pardon

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Patriot, dissident or traitor? A new film by anti-establishment director Oliver Stone starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden asks audiences to weigh in. Stone — who has unveiled his espionage thriller biopic about the largest data leak in US history at the Toronto...

Thai junta will stop prosecuting dissidents in military courts

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military government said on Monday it will prosecute cases concerning national security and royal insult in civilian courts instead of military courts, a change a rights group said was window dressing before a U.N. review.

Watch: leaked demo of malware offered to spying governments

3 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=50&v=3HFPUIYUMvo Someone captured and leaked a live presentation by an RCS sales tech, demonstrating his company's cyber-weapon for spying on dissidents, criminals, and whomever else the customer wanted to infect. (more…)

Russia frees Crimean dissident from psychiatric clinic

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities freed a prominent Crimean dissident from a psychiatric clinic on Wednesday after he was held there for almost a month and subjected to enforced examinations, his lawyer and a colleague said; but he still faces a possible jail sentence.

Ethiopia: Fire at Dissident Prison in Addis Ababa Kills 23

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

A fire at a prison housing dissidents near the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa killed 23 people over the weekend, the government said Monday. Saturday’s blaze at the high-security Kilinto prison on the outskirts of the city led to a...Show More Summary

Cuba government filtering mobile text messages, dissidents say

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's Communist government is filtering mobile phone text messages for key words such as "democracy" and "human rights" and then blocking them, dissidents said on Monday.

Crimean dissident says psychiatric detainment a risk to his health

SIMFEROPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - A Crimean dissident undergoing enforced psychiatric testing by Russian authorities is being held in a dilapidated medical facility and says the poor conditions are a danger to his physical health.

Turkish Ministers to Visit US to Discuss Extradition of Gulen - Erdogan

The interior and justice ministers of Turkey will visit the United States for talks on the extradition of dissident Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding the failed July coup attempt, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday.

How Edward Snowden Ended Up In A Hollywood Biopic (It Was Pretty Weird)

4 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Oliver Stone wanted a hit – and the chance to put America’s most iconic dissident onscreen. The subject wanted veto power. The Russian lawyer wanted someone to option the novel he’d written. The American lawyer just wanted the whole insane project to go away. Somehow a film got made.”

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