‘Guantanamo Nightmare’: Roy Eidelson on UnitedStatesian Psychology and Torture

from Counterpunch via Southern Psychologies (thanks Desmond)
“Roy Eidelson, clinical psychologist, president of Eidelson Consulting and member of the Coalition for an Ethical Psychology, published a fascinating essay in the latest edition of Counterpunch (available online here). It’s a cautionary tale for psychology: a futuristic, distopian vision of a discipline so entangled with the military machinations of the US army that the APA has moved its headquarters to Guantanamo Bay… The opening paragraph reads as follows: ‘It was June 2025, and balloons, streamers, and fanfare celebrated the grand opening of the American Psychological Association’s new headquarters and museum at the former Guantanamo Bay Detention Centre in [an illegally occupied corner of] Cuba.    …….. read more.

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How the Occupy Movement Helped Americans (sic) Move Beyond Denial and Depression to Action | | AlterNet

How the Occupy Movement Helped Americans Move Beyond Denial and Depression to Action | | AlterNet.

Excellent piece by libsy network member, Bruce Levine, which makes the links between liberation psychology and the ‘Occupy’ movement.  It also serves as a good introduction to Liberation Psychology, Ignacio Martín Baró and Paulo Freire.

Of particular interest is his point about the release of energy that so often arises at the moment of ‘conscientization’ – when the prospect of liberation from oppression and from repressive ideology is grasped.

Mark

 

 

 

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