Monday, January 30, 2023

Tag: CIA

Judge Peels Off Layer of CIA Torture Secrecy

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From Courthouse News Service: Three years ago, the U.S. government revealed only a heavily abridged, 524-page summary of a study on the CIA's enhanced interrogation program; until...

The History of Brainwashing is a Red Flag for Technotherapy

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From Aeon: In the 1950s, psychiatrist Donald Ewen Cameron developed a treatment called psychic driving, which involved removing distressing memories and pathological behaviors through an...

“Former U.S. Detainees Sue Psychologists Responsible For CIA Torture Program”

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On Tuesday morning, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of three former detainees against the psychologists who collaborated with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to oversee the torture program. According to the Intercept, psychologists James Mitchell and John “Bruce” Jessen and their employees collected over $85 million dollars for designing and implementing techniques, based off of the work of Martin Seligman, that combatted torture-resistance techniques by creating a state of “learned helplessness.” There is, however, no evidence that these techniques gleaned any useful intelligence.