Rethinking psychiatry: a conversation with Robert Whitaker about a more compassionate mental health system
Our treatment of those in emotional distress manifests itself everyday. Too many Oregonians struggling with mental health issues can be found heavily medicated and warehoused. Or, they are turned out onto the streets to become the victims of crime or institutional violence as in the case of James Chasse. This is an issue that goes beyond public policy reform. It is one that calls for a fundamental reexamination of the "broken brain" model of psychiatry upon which those policies are based.
Current events in the Middle East and North Africa
Current events in the Middle East and North Africa have captured world attentions. Ben Ali and Husni Mubarak, the US's allies of 20-30 years in Tunisia and Egypt are under pressure to leave or have already submitted to the will of the people. What is happening there has impact on other countries of the region. Please join host Goudarz Eghtedari in talking with 3 scholars of the field: Sherifa Zuhur, Mike Ghouse and Peter Bechtold.
My guests this morning on KBOO Talk Radio: Larry Collins,Fulton Burns, and Bruce Johnson from the People of Purpose and Associates, who are doorknocking in East County to chat with people about community violence as well as police accountability.
Women's peace group accused of starting Egypt revolt
Women's peace group accused of starting revolt in Egypt! Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin reports on witnessing history in Cairo and allegations the Code Pink delegation fomented revolution. "Of all things Code Pink has accomplished, we just can't take credit for the popular uprising in Egypt." Also: women in Egypt have borne the brunt of the economic crisis-- hear about their role in the protests.
After the uprisings in Tunis and then Egypt, many commentators were hesitant to embrace the as democratic. In The Guardian, Slavoj Zizek calls out this hesitation and the sometimes racist rationale that backs it up as hypocrisy. What's going on in Egypt IS democracy, as as Zizek puts it in an interview on Al Jazeera "universalism at work," but there is nothing to fear unless you are part of the power elite.
Today's Old Mole, hosted by Joe Clement shown to the left, features an ongoing discussion about the Egyptian revolution, a review of the film Biutiful, an article about the revolutionary arab spirit, and the almost forgotten women of blues and the jazz historian who rescued them.
It's been a great Winter Membership Drive. So much so that Abe and Joe are prepared to go where few people dare to tread -- Sept. 11. What really happened? What do we know? What don't we know? More importantly, what do you think you know?
Project Censored is a media research program that teaches the public about the vital role of the free press in a free society. They also collect stories that were omitted from the corporate owned press, and discusses why certain stories get buried, while other stories receive non-stop attention.
Ani and Lyn are thrilled to start the local programs on this News and Public Affairs Day! We need to hear from you to reach the Winter Membership Drive goal of $50,000. Please call in with your new or renewing membership at 503-232-8818.