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From: "'Andrew Phelps' <>"


Subject: Re: [PsySR-humanrights] Fw: Victory! President signs law banning CIA torture

Date: Thursday, November 26, 2015 4:09 PM



At more of a "grassroots" kind of level, we moved forward on Monday the "interpersonal violence" discussion at a community college (San Jose City College (SJCC)) and networked with leading ethnic psychological advocacies (including the non-profit providers Asian-Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) and Community Solutions) whose ongoing work involves bringing the "domestic violence" concern into the "mental health" practicum.

The standing "denial" system - with the mindset of the "quick to label" variety - included the administration of SJCC, which initially barred the event before being persuaded to relent.

We had most of 25 persons, mainly students, talk in depth about the life violence that makes stressful the classroom experience.

Changing the social conversation on interpersonal violence - as Fhk might say, transcending the "'gaslighting' dynamic" - would help move forward the struggle against "national security" based torture.


Andrew Phelps

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On Wed, 11/25/15, Fhk wrote:

I saw this dynamic play out time and again in Washington Ooo. The organizations are so eager to be able to take credit for victory they are very quick to label non-victories as victories.

On Nov 25, 2015, at 9:05 PM, Ooo wrote:

I just saw this post after my response to Pqr. How is it that all these organizations are buying into this fantasy?

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