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The Dr. Peter Breggin Hour – 11.01.17

My marvelous guest is Pam Popper PhD who is devoting her life to informed decision-making in medicine, which includes informed nutrition and informed mental health.   You can meet me and Pam in person next week in Columbus, Ohio at her conference, November 10-12.  I’m cosponsoring and have invited the great Danish critic of psychiatry, Peter Gøtzsche, to be there, too!   Meanwhile, this is an …

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Meditations and Molotovs – 06.26.17

 On today’s program, Vince examines the conspiratorial left and the organizations, media outlets and individuals who support it. In order for poor and working-class people to effectively organize in the long-term, we must reject the nihilism, cynicism and apathy produced by those entities. Unfortunately, these trends are not limited to progressive movements in the U.S. Download this episode (right click …

lizbirge – Judge Releases Innocent Mothers and Children From Jail-Like Texas Detention Centers

When is a child care center not a child care center? When it operates like a jail. That was the ruling of a Texas state judge when he released hundreds of women and children from detention centers after agreeing with critics that it was inhumane to restrain them while seeking asylum—and an inappropriate place for children, to boot. Read more

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Price of calling women crazy: Military women who speak out about sexual assault are being branded with “personality disorder” and let go

As all too many rape victims discover when they speak out, many react by just wishing the victim would shut up and go away. Most rapists attack someone they know, which means that holding them accountable means tearing apart whatever community — school, work, friend group — that the accused and accuser belong in. Often, it feels just easier to pressure the …