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Psychiatric Hegemony

8. March 2017

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Psychiatric Hegemony

"Psychiatric Hegemony" is a valuable contribution to understanding the growing power of psychiatry in general and biological psychiatry in particular.

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Prostitution is Work

16. January 2017

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Prostitution is Work

As long as capitalism exists, sex work will be a survival strategy for sections of the working class.

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Trump Election – No Surprise

24. November 2016

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Trump Election – No Surprise

The election of Donald Trump is no aberration or mistake but the result of decades of persistent organizing by the right.

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Behavioural Genetics: The ‘Respectable’ Face of Racism

27. June 2016

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Behavioural Genetics: The ‘Respectable’ Face of Racism

Why challenge capitalism if our misery is rooted in human nature, in our biology, in defective genes?

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Philanthropy: The Capitalist Art of Deception

4. May 2015

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Philanthropy: The Capitalist Art of Deception

Since the 19th century, capitalists have used philanthropy to deceive and confuse workers.

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The Myth of Personal Life Under Capitalism

17. February 2015

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The Myth of Personal Life Under Capitalism

The liberal notion of personal choice conceals how profoundly capitalism shapes our lives.

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How Inequality is Killing Us

2. September 2013

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How Inequality is Killing Us

In "The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger," Wilkinson and Pickett challenge everything we’ve been told about why people get sick and what it takes to be healthy.

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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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Animal Rights or Human Responsibilities?

7. December 2007

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Animal Rights or Human Responsibilities?

In their efforts to protect animals from unnecessary suffering, some people want to extend the fight for human rights and liberation to animals. While this sounds appealing, it confuses the meaning of rights and liberation

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Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 General Motors Sit-Down Strike

1. May 1996

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Striking Flint: Genora (Johnson) Dollinger Remembers the 1936-37 General Motors Sit-Down Strike

The spark that led to the unionization of the giant General Motors Corporation, and eventually of the entire auto industry, was ignited on December 30, 1936, when auto workers in Flint Michigan sat down and occupied their plants.

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