[Hpn] Corporate Media Hide Psychiatric Rights Violations in USA -
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MAJOR CORPORATE MEDIA IGNORE USA
PSYCHIATRIC HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
"DOES GETTING FORCED ELECTROSHOCK
FEEL ANY DIFFERENTLY IN THE USA?"
ZAPBACK -- CONTACT CORPORATE MEDIA.
SUPPORT YOUR ALTERNATIVE MEDIA!
Topics in below alert:
(1) _The New York Times_ ignores forced shock in the USA.
(2) Hear a free "web broadcast" this Tuesday against
forced psychiatric drugging.
(3) Newsflash -- New Hampshire legislative committee to
consider bill this Tuesday banning electroshock of kids.
(4) "Natural Living with Gary Null" national radio show
challenges globalization of psychiatric human rights
violations this Wednesday.
(1) ZAP MEDIA SILENCE ABOUT USA FORCED SHOCK
_The New York Times_ reported today about forced
electroshock... in China.
But what about forced electroshock in the USA, right
in New York State, not all that far from _New York
Here is the human rights alert Support Coalition
International broadcast on Feb. 13 about forced
electroshock this past week of Paul Henri Thomas in
New York State.
Paul Henri Thomas is truly a human rights activist.
Paul's court hearing to try to stop the forced
electroshock has been delayed two weeks, so he's in
danger of even more forced shock before the hearing.
Why have _The New York Times_ and corporate media
ignored the story that forced electroshock is done in
Are electricity and the brain somehow different as
one gets closer to _The New York Times_ office?
ACTION -- ASK THE MEDIA YOURSELF!
1) BRIEF LETTER TO EDITOR
Please consider e-mailing a letter to the editor to
_The New York Times_ and other media. You can point
to forced electroshock in New York State, and link
it to their story today. Your own unique words are best.
TIPS: The word limit for letters to _The New York
Times_ is only *150* words, so stick to that.
Be sure to include your contact info, along with day
and evening phone numbers for confirmation.
There's a web form to e-mail your letters to the
editor (it also has fax and address if you want to
Or you can directly e-mail letters to the editor at
2) REACH _THE NEW YORK TIMES_
REPORTERS AND EDITORS DIRECTLY
From a notice on _The NY Times_ web site:
"Contacting a staff member: Send a message to
<firstname.lastname@example.org> for an automated response
listing the e-mail addresses of New York Times staff
members who have made their Internet ID available to
That's a way for you to automatically get back a
long long list of e-mail addresses for many _New
York Times_ reporters, editors, etc. Try it.
A disclaimer should be respected that says those
e-mail addresses *cannot* be used for (1) commercial
gain, and (2) any e-mail list without their explicit
permission. Therefore, only individual personal
e-mail to those e-mail addresses about news is okay.
And that's where we all come in.
Go for it! Please keep your message civil.
(2) A FREE WEBCAST "RADIO" PROGRAM
YOU'LL WANT TO HEAR!!!
The "Don and Carla Show" this Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001
is on the topic of "Forced Psychiatric Drugging."
The Don and Carla Show is a webcast broadcast free
on the Internet. It is a three-hour, topical talk
show, live Monday through Friday from 4-7 Alaska
time, 5-8 Pacific time, 6-9 Mountain time, 7-10
Central time, and 8-11 Eastern time.
Guests and (approximate) times for the special show
this Tuesday --
ALL BELOW TIMES ARE IN MOUNTAIN TIME:
6:00 David Oaks.
Endured forced psychiatric drugging in the
mid-1970s. He now is Director of Support Coalition
International and editor of its journal, _Dendron_.
Support Coalition unites 100+ grassroots groups in
this campaign for human rights in the mental health
context. http://www.mindfreedom.org. The Don and
Carla show is a Sponsor Group.
6:30 Janet Foner, SCI Co-founder and former
Co-Coordinator, now Board member and international
activist for mental health human rights, endured
forced psychiatric drugging in the 1960s.
6:55 N. Renay Tanner, trained in psychopharmacology,
neuroscience, and clinical research, is a Ph.D.
student at Columbia University. She focuses on the
ethics and ideology of healthcare, seeing psychiatry
as idologically driven, not scientifically driven.
7:20 Don Weitz endured forced insulin subcoma shocks
for "schizophrenia" in the 1950s. He is Co-founder of
People Against Coercive Treatment (based in Toronto,
Canada), and a member of the No Force Coalition, and
currently mobilizing resistance against the Ontario
government's outpatient forced drugging/community
7:40 Dr. Dominic Riccio is a psychologist and
psychoanalyst in private practice for 22 years, a
training analyst at the Institute for Moderen
Psychoanalysis, and a past president of the
Association for Moderen Psychoanalysis. He opposes
Ritalin drugging of children for ADD, and is
Executive Director of the Center for the Study of
Psychiatry and Psychology http://www.breggin.com
8:05 Alan Salerian, M.D., psychiatrist, Senior
Consultant to the F.B.I., is writing a book on
8:30 Jody Harmon, of Corvallis, OR, is a survivor of
forced psychiatric drugging and articulate about her
"Webcast" means that you can only listen free using
your computer. The computer must be equipped with a
sound card and speakers. And you must download a
program called "RealPlayer" to listen. RealPlayer is
available free from Don and Carla's website,
http://www.donandcarla.net. It takes about a half
hour to download, so get this done before the
program starts. Once you have RealPlayer downloaded,
you can practice using your RealPlayer listening to
any of the four archived shows on the
http://www.donandcarla.net website, available 24/7.
You can also listen to The Reading Hour, on the hour
before The Don and Carla Show. (Right now Carla is in
the middle of reading _The Secret Garden_!) In fact,
once you have RealPlayer, you can listen to
streaming audio and video all over the web!
If The Don and Carla Show happens to get
disconnected momentarily from their server,
everybody who is listening gets "bumped off." All
you do is start RealPlayer again to reconnect. If
you can't reconnect, it means they're still off.
Wait 5 or 10 minutes and then try again. It should
work by then. Sometimes the incoming signal is bad.
In that case, try disconnecting and re-starting
RealPlayer. You'll get a different phone line and
hopefully a better connection.
If you want to contribute comments to the evening's
topic, do so either before or during the show by
e-mail: <email@example.com>. They consider those
e-mailed comments an important part of the show and
will read as many they can squeeze in. If you would
like the upcoming topics and guests e-mailed to you
weekly, just write Don and Carla, same address, to
say that you want to be on the show's mailing list.
If you miss the show, or want a copy of it, a CD may
be available after the show. Watch Don and Carla's
web site for that: http://www.donandcarla.net/ or
e-mail to them at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
(3) NEWSFLASH -- DON'T SHOCK KIDS!
Legislation to ban electroconvulsive "therapy" (ECT)
in New Hampshire on children under age 16 will be
considered by the New Hampshire legislature's
Committee on Health, Human Services & Elderly
Affairs in Concord, New Hampshire at 1 p.m. on
February 20, 2001, Room 205 in the Legislative
For more info see http://www.antipsychiatry.com/
(4) NATIONAL RADIO SHOW "NATURAL LIVING
WITH GARY NULL" CHALLENGES PSYCHIATRIC
HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS!
A popular national radio show hosted by Gary
Null is targeting psychiatric human rights violations.
This Wednesday, February 21, 2001, listen for a
special show about challenging the globalization of
forced psychiatric drugging and forced electroshock.
Guests include David Oaks, director of
Support Coalition International.
The Gary Null show is available as a "regular" radio
show in selected radio stations in Calif, District of Columbia,
Indiana, Maine, NY, ND, OK, VT, Virginia,
State of Washington, and Wisc.
The show is broadcast at different times (such as
at noon on WBAI in New York City). For more info:
The show is also broadcast on the Internet:
Radio shows Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 19 and 20)
are also scheduled to tackle psychiatric abuse. Null is
widely admired for exposing the "mental health system."
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