Campaigns

This will be a space to bring together campaigns against the oppressive use of psychologies, for liberatory alternatives, and to support psychologists whose liberatory work has got them into trouble.

3 Sept 2012

Disappearance of three psychologists in Paracho, Mexico

To whom it may concern:

 We want to register our support for the recent calls on the authorities in the town of Paracho, Michoacan State of Mexico and other relevant authorities in Mexico to investigate the disappearance on Wednesday 18th July 2012 of three psychologists Ana Belén Sánchez Mayorga, Diego A Maldonado and Luis Enrique Castañeda Nava. These three were visiting the town to give a science workshop at the Balloon Festival at the invitation of the Paracho Community Cultural Centre and the local government.
Blood and signs of struggle in the hotel from where they were abducted have not been taken seriously by the police. Petitions have been signed, and letters of support sent from inside Mexico and abroad. We are aware that a national demonstration took place in Mexico City on the 1st September. We ask that this disappearance of our colleagues is taken seriously.

Please send a version of the above letter via both rober.me[AT]bol.com.br and I.A.Parke[AT]mmu.ac.uk  substituting @ for [AT]

More on the case at – http://nomasvictimas.org/abduction/

 

 

 

The Inquiry into the ‘Schizophrenia’ Label (ISL)
http://www.schizophreniainquiry.org/ this work has wide support in UK and internationally. It will involve a review of evidence that integrates the voice of people affected by the label and with input from surivors’ organisations as well as professionals, individuals, families.

Campaign to annul the APA’s PENS report which legitimates the involvement of psychologists in abusive interrogations. IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Coalition strongly opposes the new “task force” established with APA Board and staff support to “reconcile policies related to psychologists’ involvement in national security settings.” Please read their statement HERE.

Campaign against DSM-5, the medicalising taxonomy of mental disorder.  Also BPS statement.

Reform the NICE guidelines and end the bias towards Cognitive Behaviour Therapy .  Campaign against the UK government’s advisory body, NICE and its promotion of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to the near exclusion of alternatives.

Note that the above are petitions – OK so far as they go, but let us have information on all sorts of campaigns that meet the definition at the top.

 

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