Wounds of Class By Mark Fisher

7 November 2013 — Wounds of Class

[This is an interesting and evocative essay which in some respects, parallels my own life. Fisher is also the author of the book, ‘Capitalist Realism:Is there no alternative?‘. WB]

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 I have just come back to London from the North West of England, from my hometown, Barrow-in-Furness. My father died a few months ago, at the start of the summer, a week after I returned from Japan, where I had lived on and off for the previous three years. Now, my mum is on her own. Because of this I have decided to stay in the UK. Not entirely because of my mum’s situation, but also because I felt guilty about being abroad, that I should be back home, back here, doing something. Nor was it really a decision in the full, free sense. Luckily, a job came up at the last minute in the school I return to work in during the summer and I took it.

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Video Report: Military Doctors Designed, Enabled U.S. Torture of Prisoners at Guantánamo, Secret Prisons

7 November 2013 — Democracy Now!

A new report says medical professionals working under U.S. military orders have been complicit in the abuse of terrorism suspects. The Task Force on Preserving Medical Professionalism concluded that medical staff who worked with the CIA and Pentagon “designed and participated in cruel, inhumane and degrading treatment and torture of detainees” at Guantánamo Bay and at secret prisons overseas. Continue reading

Welcome to Britain. Go Home. And have a pleasant journey By Les Back and Shamser Sinha

16 October 2013 — Our Kingdom?

The Home Office gave Capita the mobile phone number of a leading civil rights activist. They texted him and told him to Go Home. Landlords, doctors, health visitors, teachers are being enlisted as agents of border control. What’s happening to the character of Britain?

 

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Asleep on the job – England’s young doctors and the NHS reforms By Guddi Singh

4 September 2013 — OurNHS

Great tides of people press against me, hands outstretched, faces questioning. They wait for something – a doctor? Anguish ripples through the crowd. Those without the right colour passport are turned away. Countless others shake out their pockets: desperate for pennies; desperate for treatment. Their eyes fill with reproach once they recognize I am a doctor. Their searing gaze brands my guilt.

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Professor Richard Shepherd and the Unnatural Death of Dr David Kelly: Haemorrhage from Cutting the Ulnar Artery. A Sole Cause of Death? By Dr. David Halpin

13 August 2013 — Global Research

The Mysterious Death of Dr David Kelly: "Subversion of Due Process" of the Law in the United Kingdom

These are three sentences from a short letter written by the author and published in the Morning Star 16th of December 2003.

As a past trauma and orthopaedic surgeon I cannot easily accept that even the deepest cut into one wrist would cause such exsanguination (bleeding out) that death resulted.  The two arteries are of matchstick size and would have quickly shut down and clotted. (He did not know then that the ulnar artery alone was transected ie cut across.)

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The Unnatural Death of Dr David Kelly: The Illusions of the Illicit Hutton Inquiry – the ‘Forensics’ By Dr. David Halpin

9 August 2013 — Global Research

Subversion of  Due Process: The Death of Dr. David Kelly

If Albion is perfidious in foreign lands is it not likely its cunning and its lying will be strong suits on the home front? The trappings of Crown, ancient ceremony, and red empire stamp authority and apparent integrity on the British state. These, and much else, are the coinage of a supine and incestuous media and especially of the BBC, the state broadcaster and supreme propagandist. ‘Nation shall speak peace unto nation’ is its most ironic motto. The whole works in terrible concert.

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Deadly Opposition Violence in Venezuela: The First Major Destabilization Attempt Since 2002-03 By Dan Beeton

17 April 2013 — MRZine

Opposition protests turned deadly yesterday, with at least seven people having been reported killed and over 61 others injured as opposition groups reportedly burned the homes of PSUV leaders, community hospitals, andmercales (subsidized grocery stores), attacked Cuban doctors, attacked state and community media stations, and threatened CNE president Tibisay Lucena and other officials. Violence is likely to continue today, as both Capriles and Maduro have called for their supporters to demonstrate in the streets. Continue reading

VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 1 April 2013: Dying prisoner treated cruelly by Israeli doctors over many years

1 April 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Attack A Child In Jerusalem
IMEMC – Monday April 1, 2013, The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan, in occupied East Jerusalem, reported that a group of settlers attacked a Palestinian child in Ash-Sharaf neighborhood as he was heading to school, causing various injuries that required hospitalization. …

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 11 March 2013: Israeli doctors accused of collusion in torture

11 March 2013 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Three Detainees Moved Into Solitary Confinement
IMEMC – Monday evening March 11, 2013, the Palestinian Prisoners Society (PPS) reported that the administration at the Ofer Israeli prison moved three hunger striking Palestinian detainees into solitary confinement. … 

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Syria faces Humanitarian Catastrophe By Bill Van Auken

29 December, 2012 — Global Research

After two years of escalating civil war, the people of Syria confront a humanitarian catastrophe, with an estimated four million people—roughly 20 percent of the population—lacking adequate food and shelter. Hundreds of thousands have left for refugee camps in neighboring countries, and as many as three million are displaced within Syria itself.

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Media Lens: Bad Pharma, Bad Journalism By David Cromwell

23 October, 2012 — Media Lens

Ben Goldacre is a medical doctor and science writer who, until November 2011, wrote the Guardian’s Bad Science column which was presented as a thorn in the side of pseudoscience, quackery and ‘Big Pharma’, the giant and powerful pharmaceutical industry. On September 21, the Guardian published an extract, ‘The drugs don’t work: a modern medical scandal’, from Goldacre’s new book, Bad Pharma. (Unfortunately no longer available on the Guardian website. However, it can currently be accessed here). A disturbing picture emerges of corporate drug abuse: Continue reading

How the BBC betrayed the NHS: an exclusive report on two years of censorship and distortion By Oliver Huitson

27 September 2012 — Open Democracy

In the two years building up to the government’s NHS reform bill, the BBC appears to have categorically failed to uphold its remit of impartiality, parroting government spin as uncontested fact, whilst reporting only a narrow, shallow view of opposition to the bill. In addition, key news appears to have been censored. The following in-depth investigation provides a shocking testimony of the extent to which the BBC abandoned the NHSDownload the PDF of this article. Continue reading

Podcast: Empire, Power, and People with Andrew Gavin Marshall- Episode 39

3 October 2012 www.boilingfrogspost.com

Psychociety

Taking a look at the use of psychiatry and psychology in social control and social engineering. From the days of ‘mad doctors‘ to modern day pharmacological approaches to the mind, the concept of a ‘cure’ is associated with brain damage, while the definition of madness or ‘mental illness’ is in a constant state of change. This important institution defines the way we understand our minds, and thus, our understanding of ourselves, our world, and our place within it. Like tearing down the walls of an asylum, we must tear down the walls of this vast institution in order to more properly free our minds.

Listen to the podcast show here @ Boiling Frogs Post: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2012/10/03/empire-power-and-people-with-andrew-gavin-marshall-episode-39/