Tom Becker is our host for this edition of the Old Mole, and we learn why education and job training are not the solution to unemployment, how US tax law benefits corporate tax evasion, and how and why the American Psychological Association condoned torture during the G.W. Bush presidency. We also learn about the work of the late Hugo Du Coudray.
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52:34 minutes (36.09 MB)
In Part Two of their Psychology and Politics segment, Jan Haaken and Tod Sloan talk about the report this past week on the involvement of the American Psychological Association in CIA administered torture practices of the Bush era. They also take up the history of psychology's involvement in the military, and challenges from progressive mental health practitioners that are part of this same history. They refer back to Part One in which they remembered psychologist Hugo Du Coudray (also known as Hugo Maynard), who died this past week.
13:52 minutes (9.53 MB)
Last summer, during the 51 days of conflict that began when Israel launched air strikes on Hamas-controlled Gaza, journalist Max Blumenthal was embedded on the ground. His reportage followed the fighting and the deaths of more than 2,000 people, most of whom were Palestinian civilians, in what he called an "entirely avoidable catastrophe." In his new book, The 51 Day War: Ruin and Resistance in Gaza, Blumenthal explores the conditions and deceptions that led to war.
10:50 minutes (9.91 MB)