MindFreedom International News - 21 November 2008
21 November 2008
The New York Times just reported that National Public
finally kick psychiatrist Fred Goodwin off the air after
more than a
decade of his shows promoting the mental health system.
Because Congress discovered that Dr. Goodwin was one of
known psychiatrists who took huge pay offs from
companies without disclosing it.
By coincidence, Dr. Goodwin was reassuring radio
listeners of low
side effects of a drug on the very same day he received
one of his
pay-offs from the drug's manufacturer.
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MindFreedom David Oaks commented, "We're proud that
International has been speaking out about Dr. Fred
misbehavior since 1992 in Washington, D.C. during one of
national peaceful protests of the American Psychiatric
Critics of Dr. Goodwin like courageous psychiatrist
who is seldom heard on NPR, have been vindicated."
In other coincidences:
* MindFreedom is re-starting its own popular Internet
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* MindFreedom International Board of Directors
unanimously voted to
support another of its peaceful protests of the American
Association Annual Meeting in San Francisco in May 2009.
With leadership from MFI's Youth Committee, this
will include 21st century media coverage: YouTube of
bringing enormous replicas of psychiatric pills to the
individuals are planning nonviolent civil disobedience.
encouraging people to plan peaceful protests and Mad
wherever they are from May to July.
By the way, NPR had a red flag about the Goodwin scandal
ago, but did little.
NPR Ombudsperson Alicia C. Shepard claimed on 20 May
disclosing that "The Infinite Mind" was independently
NPR would be enough to address emerging questions about
* ACTION * ACTION * ACTION *
Please thank NPR for finally kicking off Fred Goodwin,
NPR to provide more coverage to critics of the mental
Comment to NPR via a web form here: