Human Rights Violations Quotes

Quotes tagged as "human-rights-violations" (showing 1-30 of 37)
DaShanne Stokes
“You're not under attack when others gain rights and privileges you've always had.”
DaShanne Stokes

“By the time Cheryl Hersha came to the facility, knowledge of multiple personality was so complete that doctors understood how the mind separated into distinct ego states, each unaware of the other. First, the person traumatized had to be both extremely intelligent and under the age of seven, two conditions not yet understood though remaining consistent as factors. The trauma was almost always of a sexual nature… (p52)”
Cheryl Hersha, Secret Weapons: How Two Sisters Were Brainwashed To Kill For Their Country

A.C. Grayling
“It is always a mistake to underestimate how long it takes for mankind to understand the traumas it has suffered, especially the self-inflicted ones.”
A.C. Grayling, The Meaning of Things: Applying Philosophy to Life

Alfred W. McCoy
“Psychology’s service to U.S. national security has produced a variant of what the psychiatrist Robert Lifton has called, in his study of Nazi doctors, a “Faustian bargain.” In this case, the price paid has been the American Psychological Association’s collective silence, ethical “numbing,” and, over time, historical amnesia. 3 Indeed, Lifton emphasizes that “the Nazis were not the only ones to involve doctors in evil”; in defense of this argument, he cites the Cold War “role of …American physicians and psychologists employed by the Central Intelligence Agency…for unethical medical and psychological experiments involving drugs and mind manipulation.” 4”
Alfred W. McCoy, Torture and Impunity: The U.S. Doctrine of Coercive Interrogation

“In August 1977 Canadians reacted with horror and revulsion when they learned that in the 1950s and early 1960s, one of the most eminent psychiatrists in the country had used his vulnerable patients as unwitting guinea pigs in brainwashing experiments funded by the CIA and the Canadian government.

Behind the doors of the so-called sleep room on Wards 2 South, Dr. Ewen Cameron, the director of Montreal’s Allan Memorial Institute, exposed dozens of his own patients to barbaric treatments from which some never fully recovered. Operating under the belief that he could wipe brains clean of "bad behavior" and program in new behaviour, Cameron kept patients in a chemical sleep for weeks and months at a time exposing them to massive amounts of electro-shock and drugs such as LSD, and forced them to listen to tape-recorded messages repeated endlessly through headphones.

Cameron was not alone in his desire to reprogram the human brain. The U.S. intelligence establishment found in him an eager collaborator, and funded his work substantially and covertly. Eventually, after years of stonewalling by the CIA, nine of the dozens of victims were at last given a chance to claim restitution for Cameron’s “treatments” by taking the powerful U.S. intelligence agency to court.”
Anne Collins, In the Sleep Room: The Story of the CIA Brainwashing Experiments in Canada

“The concentration camps were a laboratory for the Nazis. They put the minorities and intellectuals in there because the general population wouldn't mind losing those people. The Nazi leaders knew people needed targets for their own self-hatred.”
Wendy Hoffman, White Witch in a Black Robe: A True Story about Criminal Mind Control

Marco Lupis
“The truck takes off again on Jalan 15 Oktober, in a cloud of dust, papers and tatters. A half-naked boy, coming out of nowhere, waves at us as if nothing had happened. For a moment, it almost feels like life could go on, just as it always does. But that’s not the case. There’s no time for life here anymore.”
Marco Lupis, Il male inutile: Dal Kosovo a Timor Est, dal Chiapas a Bali, le testimonianze di un reporter di guerra

“Sensory deprivation has a devastating psychological impact and can lead to the complete dissolution of the personality accompanied by hallucinations, delusional thinking and general incoherence. It is presently acknowledged as a form of torture; in fact, it is one of a group of “enhanced techniques” that are entirely psychological in nature and unique in that they do not conform to the general public understanding of what torture is.”
Brian Moss

“Estabrooks himself a 32nd degree Mason. Although the Masons are not implicated as an organization in CIA and military mind control, connections in the network of doctors were maintained in part through high rank Masons.”
Colin A. Ross, The C.I.A. Doctors: Human Rights Violations by American Psychiatrists

Shenita Etwaroo
“For a nation to have peace does not necessarily depict the absence of war or violence, but the absence of every other factor that put peace to a threat, such as poverty, inequality, and discrimination. “
-Shenita Etwaroo”
Shenita Etwaroo

Shenita Etwaroo
“It should not be anyone’s job to explain to anyone else why they should care about other people.”
-Shenita Etwaroo”
Shenita Etwaroo

Shenita Etwaroo
“What haunts me is that the prevalence of human trafficking, particularly the sex trafficking of underage girls and young women, means that I have almost definitely seen one of these individuals in my daily life. I’ve sat next to them on the bus, or ordered coffee right behind them. Were their eyes begging for my help, and I simply overlooked, did not notice?
Shenita Etwaroo”
Shenita Etwaroo

Shenita Etwaroo
“Do you wear eyeglasses? If you’ve ever bought a pair of eyeglasses you know how expensive it can be, just to see. Being able to see is a basic human right—necessary for our survival! Human beings should be entitled to a pair of eyeglasses. It’s ridiculous that there should be people walking around half-blind because they can’t afford the pumped-up prices of a pair of glasses, for Pete’s sake.”
-Shenita Etwaroo”
Shenita Etwaroo

“The concept that all men are created equal was a key to European Enlightenment philosophy. But the interpretation of "all men" has hovered over the Declaration of Independence since its creation.”
Oscar Auliq-Ice

Chil Rajchman
“I am as if paralysed: over there in the chamber the gas people and we are supposed to sing!”
Chil Rajchman, The Last Jew of Treblinka

Chil Rajchman
“Once, when I straighten up, I am beaten till I bleed.
I no longer know where I am in the world.”
Chil Rajchman, The Last Jew of Treblinka

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