[HPN] Its time for political rebirth in New Hampshire

William Tinker wtinker1999@yahoo.com
Fri, 31 Mar 2000 11:08:11 -0800 (PST)


www.MindFreedom.org DENDRITE -- March 31, 2000
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     NEW ISSUE OF "DENDRON NEWS" FINALLY COMING OUT!

     TOP STORY: CALL TO PROTEST TIPPER GORE OVER
     HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE "MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM."

Support Coalition's newsjournal _Dendron_ on
human rights in "mental health" has gone to press.

The lead story is that TIPPER GORE faces protests from
the very people she claims to champion: people
diagnosed with psychiatric disabilities. Psychiatric
survivor activists from all over the USA gathered this
past weekend at the historic Highlander Center in
Tennessee. They announced united plans to protest Tipper.

HERE IS THE HIGHLANDER STATEMENT ON PROTESTING TIPPER GORE:

"Because Tipper Gore has made mental health her
special issue, and because she has shown through
numerous public activities -- including the White
House conference in June 1999 -- that she does not
respect our right to speak for ourselves, we have
decided that we will demonstrate at her public
appearances to make clear that millions of American
citizens labeled with 'mental illness' and our
supporters will not tolerate being marginalized,
scapegoated, demonized and subjected to increasing
amounts of forcible treatment.

"As an initial sign of acknowleding our concerns, we
ask Tipper Gore to affirm the first core principle of
the President's National Council on Disability Report,
'Forced drugging and inpatient and outpatient
commitment should be viewed as inherently suspect,
because they are incompatible with the principle of
self-determination.' Where does Tipper Gore stand on
this? We ask everyone who supports human rights in the
'mental health' system to join us."

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Dendron #43 is the best yet in SCI's decade of
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