July 24, 2009 § Leave a comment
Wikipedia has blacklisted four websites that describe ritual child abuse and extreme child abuse crimes in detail. These sites are: http://extreme-abuse-survey.net, http://ritualabuse.us, http://www.endritualabuse.org and http://abusearticles.wordpress.com
These sites contain journal articles and news accounts of these crimes. These websites are perfectly fine websites with accurate legal information with a variety of scientific studies and news articles. It appears that no pages in wikipedia will be allowed to have any links to these sites.
It is recommended that people write wikipedia to complain about this blatant censorship of information exposing child abuse crimes. It is also recommended that people do not use wikipedia as a resource until these websites are taken off their blacklist and are allowed on wikipedia pages again.
People can e-mail: email@example.com
Wikimedia Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 78350
San Francisco, CA 94107-8350
A sample letter to send is below:
I have heard that Wikipedia has blacklisted four websites with information about child abuse crimes. These sites are: http://extreme-abuse-survey.net, http://ritualabuse.us, http://www.endritualabuse.org and http://abusearticles.wordpress.com
These sites have journal articles and news accounts of these crimes. These websites are perfectly fine websites with accurate legal information with a variety of peer reviewed scientific studies and news articles. I have heard that no pages in wikipedia will be allowed to have any links to these sites.
An encyclopedia should contain a variety of information, especially accurate information about child abuse issues. Blacklisting these pages is a censorship of information of research exposing child abuse crimes.
I will not be able to use wikipedia as a resource again until these websites are taken off your blacklist and are allowed on wikipedia pages again.
July 22, 2009 § Leave a comment
New ‘shock’ report into Irish church sex abuse 7/21/09 DUBLIN (AFP) – A shocking new report has identified hundreds of victims of child sex abuse by Irish Catholic priests, officials said Tuesday, two months after a landmark study found “endemic” mistreatment. A government-appointed commission of investigation headed by a judge has been probing allegations of abuse by priests in the archdiocese of Dublin — the country’s biggest — since March 2006….It is the first time the state has investigated how the once-powerful Church in mainly Catholic Ireland has run its affairs. It probed whether the Church reported abuse allegations or attempted to “obstruct, prevent or interfere with the proper investigation” of complaints.
A spokeswoman for the archdiocese said the Church authorities had identified between 400 and 450 people that allege they were abused by one of 152 Dublin priests since 1940. “I would like to stress that that is a very conservative estimate and is likely to rise,” she told AFP….
In May Ireland was rocked by a landmark report that concluded sexual, physical and emotional abuse was “endemic” in Church-run industrial and reformatory schools, orphanages and other childcare institutions dating back to the 1930s. Prime Minister Brian Cowen said it contained a “shattering litany of abuse of children in care in this country over many decades.” http://ca.entertainment.yahoo.com/s/afp/090721/world/ireland_politics_catholic_children_abuse
July 20, 2009 § Leave a comment
John K. Vance; Uncovered LSD Project at CIA By Joe Holley Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, June 16, 2005; Page B08 John K. Vance, 89, a member of the Central Intelligence Agency inspector general’s staff in the early 1960s who discovered that the agency was running a research project that included administering LSD and other drugs to unwitting human subjects, died….Code-named MKULTRA (and pronounced m-k-ultra), the project Mr. Vance uncovered was the brainchild of CIA Director Allen Dulles, who was intrigued by reports of mind-control techniques allegedly conducted by Soviet, Chinese and North Korean agents on U.S. prisoners of war during the Korean War. The CIA wanted to use similar techniques on its own POWs and perhaps use LSD or other mind-bending substances on foreign leaders, including Cuba’s Fidel Castro a few years after the project got underway in 1953. Heading MKULTRA was a CIA chemist named Sidney Gottlieb. In congressional testimony, Gottlieb, who died in 1999, acknowledged that the agency had administered LSD to as many as 40 unwitting subjects, including prison inmates and patrons of brothels set up and run by the agency. At least one participant died when he jumped out of a 10th-floor window in a hotel; others claimed to have suffered serious psychological damage. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/15/AR2005061502685.html
The Trauma Center at JRI – A Joint Task Force of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN), the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), and the International Society for the Study and Treatment of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Led by Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. have proposed a new diagnostic condition for inclusion in the DSM-V that addresses the complexity of adaptation to survive child maltreatment and neglect. Provided here for review, dissemination, and policy initiatives are two documents. http://www.traumacenter.org/announcements/DTD_papers.php
July 18, 2009 § Leave a comment
conference press release – please post and forward
A conference to help survivors of severe child abuse (ritual abuse) and torture will be held on August 14 – 16, 2009, between 8 – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday at the DoubleTree Hotel near Bradley International Airport, 16 Ella Grasso Turnpike, Windsor Locks, CT 06096 (between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA). This conference will help educate survivors of this abuse and their helpers. Pre-registration is preferred. For information write S.M.A.R.T., P. O Box 1295, Easthampton, MA 01027-1295 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , conference information is at: http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/
July 17, 2009 § Leave a comment
Survivorship is happy to announce a series of Webinars and Teleconferences on various aspects of ritual abuse and healing. Webinars are seminars on the Web — basically, conference calls plus slides. Teleconferences are conference calls; sometimes they are accompanied by slides on the Survivorship website. Both can have question and answer periods. They are like presentations at a conference, except there is no travel involved!
This is how it works. You call a certain number, you are connected to the conference call, and you listen to the presenter over your phone. If it’s a Webinar, you see slides or other documents on your computer. There is also a chat feature.
As always, the information you send Survivorship in order to register is kept strictly confidential. No record is kept of your phone number. You choose what name to go by for the Webinar or Teleconference: it does not have to be your real name or message board screen name.
The presentation will be recorded and posted on our website so that you can hear it again. You are asked to agree to being recorded, but of course you will not be recorded unless you speak during a question and answer period.
People who have helped test the software found that hearing other survivors’ voices was a very emotional experience. Think about ways to take care of yourself afterwards in case you have this reaction or the material presented stirs up issues.
Updated information about the schedule will be periodically posted on http://www.survivorship.org/events.html
12 noon Pacific Daylight Time
“Sensory and Emotional Flashbacks.”
Jeannie, a retired clinical social worker, is a ritual abuse survivor who was used in early government/academic mind control experimentation. She is the former editor of Survivorship’s Journal and Notes and is currently their website maintenance person and message board moderator. Her website is http://www.ra-info.org.
Upcoming Webinars and Teleconferences
“How Survivors Can Help Their Own Cases for Disability Application and Appeal.”
“Empowerment and Managing the Effects of Programming.”
Randy Noblitt, Ph.D.
“The Intersection between Ritual Abuse and Physical Disability.”.
“The Benefits of Developing Co-Consciousness Early in the Healing Process.”
If you have DSL:
Windows XP SP2, 2003, Vista, LINUX, or Mac OSX or higher
Firefox 2 or 3, Internet Exploror 6 or 7, or Safari
Flash Player 9 (available for free download at http://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/)
A cell or conventional phone to hear the audio portion.
If you have dial up, you may use your phone for the audio portion and view the slides on Survivorship’s website.
Each Webinar is $20.00, plus the cost of your telephone call.(Figure on an hour to an hour and a half.) There are a limited number of full and partial scholarships available.
After we have received your registration and payment, you will receive a confirming e-mail, detailed instructions, and an invitation with the phone number to call and the password to enter the Webinar. (Each Webinar will have its own password.)
To reserve a space in the Webinar, e-mail Jeannie at email@example.com and give her this information:
2. The Webinar you wish to attend
3. Method of payment
4. Whether you need a full or partial scholarship)
5. Your preferred e-mail address (so we can send you instructions and an invitation containing the password)
6. Your time zone (The conference software automatically adjusts the time for us)
7. The name you will be using for the Webinar
Hopefully, this new technology will be an effective way of imparting information and building bridges between people who cannot meet in person. We hope that many of you will participate and some will be inspired to give Webinars or Teleconferences on aspects of ritual abuse, mind control, and healing that are of particular interest to you. Remember, we are all experts, we all have something to contribute, and together we are writing the “instruction manual” for healing!
July 17, 2009 § Leave a comment
Evidence of Dissociative Amnesia in Science and Literature
“Disturbances in memory for trauma are a common phenomenon.”
Evidence of Dissociative Amnesia in Science and Literature: Culture-Bound Approaches to Trauma in Pope, Poliakoff, Parker, Boynes, and Hudson (2007) Rachel E. Goldsmith; Ross E. Cheit; Mary E. Wood Pages 237 – 253 Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Volume 10 Issue 3 2009 ISSN: 1529-9740 (electronic) 1529-9732 (paper) Publisher: Routledge
The current culture of traumatic stress studies includes research that identifies the ways in which stress and trauma impair learning and memory in both humans and animals. Yet it also contains health professionals who argue that individuals cannot forget traumatic events. Many accounts present differences among these positions as a legitimate debate despite the substantial forensic, survey, and neurological evidence that both demonstrates the capacity for people to exhibit impaired memory for trauma and highlights specific mechanisms. In a recent article, H. G. Pope, M. B. Poliakoff, M. P. Parker, M. Boynes, and J. I. Hudson (2007) hypothesized that if individuals could forget trauma, the phenomenon would appear in world literature prior to 1800. They conducted a contest to generate submissions of examples and determined that dissociative amnesia is a culture-bound syndrome.
Their report fails to provide a thorough account of all submissions and the process through which they were all rejected, offers highly questionable literary analyses, and includes several misrepresentations of the state of the science regarding memory for trauma. This response addresses methodological problems with the contest, explores examples of forgetting trauma from literature written before 1800, examines social and historical aspects of the issue, and summarizes the extensive cognitive and neurological data that Pope et al. did not consider. The present article conceptualizes the premise of the contest and the authors’ conclusion as symptomatic of a culture affected by biases that include the denial of trauma and its effects….
Trauma is deeply rooted in culture. Culture impacts the type of trauma that individuals experience, the ways in which they process and understand trauma, the ways in which trauma is addressed in both science and literature, and the ways in which victims are perceived. The field of trauma studies itself has a history of denial and dissociation that mirrors individual responses to disturbing and overwhelming experiences (Herman, 1992; van der Kolk, Weisaeth, & van der Hart, 1996), portrays ambivalent reactions to trauma and victims (e.g., Olafson, Corwin, & Summit, 1993), and often reflects social and institutional biases rather than scientific processes (e.g., Campbell, 2003).
Disturbances in memory for trauma are a common phenomenon. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed. [DSM-IV]; American Psychiatric Association [APA], 2000) describes the “inability to recall an important aspect of the trauma” (p. 468) as a potential symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder, and many corroborated accounts exist of individuals with delayed accurate recall for trauma (Cheit, 1998; Chu, Frey, Ganzel, & Matthews, 1999; Elliott, 1997; Herman & Schatzow, 1987; Williams, 1994). A substantial literature explores the emotional, cognitive, and neurological mechanisms through which individuals may experience impaired awareness for trauma, and considerable data demonstrate the adverse effects of stress on learning and memory.
Brown Professor Continues Debate Over Recovered Memory July 7, 2009
In the current Journal of Trauma & Dissociation article, Cheit calls Pope’s entire contest “a sham,” accusing Pope’s team of failing to provide a thorough account of all submissions and the process by which they were rejected, offering highly questionable literary analysis, and including several misrepresentations of the state of the science regarding memory for trauma. Cheit and his team offer additional literary examples and summarize some data that Pope and his team did not consider.
They conclude, “Literature can provide important information about human experience, but it cannot prove or disprove traumatic amnesia any more than it can prove or disprove the existence of bacteria or dragons. Literary passages and modern scientific data do reveal descriptions and data, respectively, that depict dissociative amnesia as a naturally occurring traumatic sequela.”
They were looking for the ideal Manchurian Candidate Artist turns secret CIA experiments on her grandmother into powerful exhibit
July 15, 2009 § Leave a comment
`They were looking for the ideal Manchurian Candidate’ Artist turns secret CIA experiments on her grandmother into powerful exhibit – Sarah Milroy 7/14/09
….Winnipeg artist Sarah Anne Johnson has clearly felt its wing beat overhead, and, sitting last week in the middle of House on Fire , her new show at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario….In the mid-fifties, her late maternal grandmother, Velma Orlikow, was diagnosed with postpartum depression. She was sent to Montreal for treatment, to the Allan Memorial Institute at McGill University, the site of now infamous mind-control experiments under the direction of Dr. Ewen Cameron.
Though her family didn’t know it at the time, the clinic was receiving funding from the CIA to conduct procedures in brainwashing. The project was called MK-Ultra, and the team made the Winnipeg mother of two, and a number of other patients, their unwitting subjects. “They were looking for the ideal Manchurian Candidate,” Johnson says. “It’s almost impossible to believe, it is just so crazy.”
Over the course of several stays, her grandmother was subjected to intensive electro-convulsive therapy, with an aim to wipe her memory clean for re-programming. “Dr. Cameron called it psychic driving. He was willing to push his experiments to the limit,” Johnson says. The medical records also show that her grandmother was the subject of 14 experiments with LSD….
The New York Times broke the story of the experiments in an article in 1977. “My grandfather happened to read it and he thought, `Wait, those are the years Vel was there.’ ” She mobilized herself, leading a group of seven other former patients and waging a class-action suit against the CIA. (In 1988, they finally settled out of court, each receiving less than $80,000.) http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/they-were-looking-for-the-ideal-manchurian-candidate/article1216879/