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Stockholm Syndrome Society

Friday, 1 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
mind control, people, prison | 4 Comments »

A splendid breakdown of how the Stockholm syndrome model may be applied to various aspects of human society from Strange Blue Planet, reacting to a blog entry by Mattias Jenny preparatory to his essay "Diffusion of reaction and obedience to ...

The further education of Willow Kinloch

Thursday, 19 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, prison | 6 Comments »

From the Edmonton Sun: Police appeal $60,000 court award to Victoria teen tied to jail cell door VICTORIA — Victoria police are appealing a court decision awarding $60,000 to a Victoria teen who spent four hours tied up in a padded cell ...

Guantánamo: Beyond the law

Monday, 16 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
prison, torture, war | 2 Comments »

A little something for the "they hate us for our freedom" file. But never you mind, these are just "a few bad apples" and "isolated incidents". There's no pattern here whatsoever. And no, of course these "enhanced interrogation techniques" will ...

Military Commissions Act partially overturned

Thursday, 12 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, prison, war | 1 Comment »

No sooner do I complete writing a post mentioning one of the most odious pieces of legislation ever devised in the "land of the free" that a faint ray of hope comes through: From the New York Times: Justices Rule Terror Suspects ...

42 days: UK accelerates slide into police state

Thursday, 12 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, politics, prison, surveillance | 3 Comments »

It is a principle of English common law that if the State is to arrest someone, it must charge them with a crime in relatively short order, or release them. It is known as the habeas corpus doctrine, and has ...

Ahoy! America’s secret prisons at sea

Tuesday, 3 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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From The Guardian: US accused of holding terror suspects on prison ships The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal ...

27,000 in secret American prisons overseas

Tuesday, 20 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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From Democracy Now!: CLIVE STAFFORD SMITH: Well you know, one thing that my charity, Reprieve, out of London, we’ve been trying to do is track down the real ghost prisoners in this process. And if you look at Guantanamo Bay, 270, ...

Victoria, BC citizenry to pay $60,000 to brutalized teen

Friday, 16 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, prison, surveillance | 6 Comments »

Willow Kinloch, then aged 15, got picked up three years ago by the Victoria police for the victimless crime of being drunk in public. For her own protection, or something. Somehow unable to manage taking an intoxicated, frightened young woman back ...

Cute torture souvenirs – Kisses from Guantanamo Bay

Wednesday, 7 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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While we perhaps should no longer by shocked by the horrors at the US Guantánamo Bay prison, currently home to 280 "enemy combatants" and premiere American torture research center, it seems that the depravity of this hell on earth just ...

Institutional psychiatry horror, Texas-style

Tuesday, 6 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
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The Rad Geek, from whom I acquired the "nostate.com" domain name (thank you!!!) today has a very insightful piece on the abuses of institutional psychiatry in what he aptly terms "Texas Psychoprisons". The abuses that go on at these facilities are ...
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