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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

18. May 2008

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Mental Illness or Social Sickness?

Human beings protest their oppression with open rebellion and through symptoms of sickness and distress. The prison system crushes the rebels, medicine treats the sick, and psychiatry subordinates the distressed. The effect of psychiatric “treatment” is to resign the discontented to their lot and drug the resisters into submission.

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The Past Does Not Predict the Future

25. December 2007

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The Past Does Not Predict the Future

Pessimism is self-fulfilling. When we expect nothing to change, then we do nothing to create change.

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Pain is the Price of Remaining Human

6. December 2007

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Pain is the Price of Remaining Human

Human suffering should not be treated as individual and medical, but as social and political.

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The Infinite Potential of the Human Mind

4. November 2007

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The Infinite Potential of the Human Mind

Imagine what we could do if we used our minds to solve social problems, instead of restricting ourselves to choosing which section of the elite will dominate us.

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Who Are We?

28. October 2007

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Who Are We?

Who decides who we are: Us or Them?

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Machismo at Work

29. September 2007

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Machismo at Work

Until they fight back as a class, workers will continue to construct more dehumanized conditions for themselves.

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How Capitalism Turns Intimate Relationships into a Battleground

25. August 2007

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How Capitalism Turns Intimate Relationships into a Battleground

Capitalism creates impossible conditions for both sexes. Because meeting human needs would cut into profits, people are deprived of what they need and then shamed for feeling needy. As resentment builds, we attack our loved ones instead of the system that keeps us deprived.

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The Science of Social Change

18. August 2007

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The Science of Social Change

Capitalism is structured to keep most people feeling powerless most of the time, regardless of what they know and despite the fact that they are the majority. So how can we create change?

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Alienation and Dissociation: The Two Sides of Powerlessness

21. July 2007

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Alienation and Dissociation: The Two Sides of Powerlessness

Alienation and dissociation reinforce each other to create a deep sense of powerlessness.

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Can Psychotherapy Change the World?,

1. June 2007

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Can Psychotherapy Change the World?,

Gloria Steinem, James Hillman and Michael Ventura believe that psychotherapy can heal a crisis-ridden world. Are they on to something, or are they leading us up a blind alley?

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