Monday, January 28, 2008

Members Resigning from the American Psychological Association

Valtin from Docudharma just posted a must-read resignation letter to the APA. Why is it a must read? Because it strikes at the core of American Values and how far they have drifted under the Republican Administration.

Many of us wondered exactly what George Bush meant when he said "Seize the Day" to the richest Americans in the country. Now we know...wars for oil, inflated energy prices, gouged homeowners, a non-responsive FEMA program, and now...the coercion of professionals in order to justify torture.

Unlike some others who have left APA, my resignation is not based solely on the stance APA has taken regarding the participation of psychologists in national security interrogations. Rather, I view APA's shifting position on interrogations to spring from a decades-long commitment to serve uncritically the national security apparatus of the United States. Recent publications and both public and closed professional events sponsored by APA have made it clear that this organization is dedicated to serving the national security interests of the American government and military, to the extent of ignoring basic human rights practice and law. The influence of the Pentagon and the CIA in APA activities is overt and pervasive, if often hidden. The revelations over the constitution and behavior of the 2005 Psychological Ethics and National Security (PENS) panel are a case in point. While charged with investigating the dilemmas for psychologists involved in military interrogations in the light of the scandals surrounding Guanatamo's Camp Delta and Abu Ghraib prison, it was stacked with military and governmental personnel, and closely monitored and pressured by APA staff.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Docudharma:: 'Winning' in Iraq; What would that be, exactly?

"Winning" in Iraq; What would that be, exactly?:

xofferson explores this very important question which has been completely ignored by the CM.

"Barack Obama and John Edwards also said they want to extract US troops and disengage, to a large degree, from Iraq. There are nuances, different language, different timelines, but none of the Democrats' Big Three is espousing 'winning' in Iraq."

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Monday, January 21, 2008

YouTube for Nonprofits

YouTube - Broadcast Yourself.

This is a great resource for non-profits. Take advantage of the power of YouTube. Think about a good way to present the issue you are working towards changing and then create your video.

"If you're a nonprofit organization in the U.S. with 501(c)(3) tax status, apply today for the YouTube Nonprofit Program."

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Do you have time to honor the fallen? Have you lost someone to this war? Make a free web page for them and share their story.

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Friday, January 18, 2008

Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill)

Democracy Now! | "Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (And Stick You with the Bill)":

Who's kidding who Washington?

"DAVID CAY JOHNSTON: Well, I was struck, listening to the program from Kenya, where they talked about the president and his power to give money to people, give land, and that’s why many people identify with it. We have created in the United States, largely in the last thirty years, a whole series of programs—a few of them explicit, many of them deeply hidden—that take money from the pockets of the poor and the middle class and upper middle class and funnel it to the wealthiest people in America. And among the biggest recipients of these subsidies are the wealthiest family America, the Waltons; George Steinbrenner; Donald Trump; a whole host of healthcare billionaires. And these are policies that either have not been reported on or the news reporting on them generally has not informed people about what they really are."

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New website offers 6 billion-worth of London 2012 contracts :: :: e-Government & public sector IT news job vacancies:

New website offers 6 billion-worth of London 2012 contracts :: :: e-Government & public sector IT news job vacancies::

Some forward thinking for London and the Olympics:

"Developed by the London Development Agency (LDA) working closely with London Business Network and London 2012, CompeteFor [at] will help businesses of all sizes bid for London 2012 opportunities by matching companies in London with opportunities in the 2012 supply chain."

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half thoughts

if animals like berries and I like berries then....

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Thursday, January 17, 2008

CronJob Test Post 2

just another test post to see if the new settings are working correctly on

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Cronjob Test Post

HowOd Drupal

this is a test post to see if a recent Cronjob setting has taken effect. Nothing to see here...move along.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

No Matter How Long the Darkness Lasts

Docudharma:: No Matter How Long the Darkness Lasts

As millions of low income and middle class Americans trudged back and forth across Death Valley for 28 years, looking for some way out, Reagan/Bush/Clinton/Bush globalization expanded corporate control over national governments, the global economy, and the media to such a pervasive and destructive extent that permanent residency in Death Valley is going to be the fate of most of humanity if we don't get up off our knees, empower ourselves, and give our oppressors a taste of Death Valley to see how they like it . . .

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