MindFreedom Alert -
25 August 2009
Unite for A Mad Pride Revolution in Mental Health
Tomorrow on ABC-TV National USA News Show Primetime:
Mad Pride Debated!
Tomorrow, Tuesday night, 25 August 2009, ABC-TV has confirmed
plans to air a segment on the global MAD PRIDE movement,
including a number of groups in MindFreedom International, and
an interview with David W. Oaks, Executive Director of
The Mad Pride piece is slated to air on ABC-TV's national
Primetime show at 10 pm ET and PT tomorrow in the USA, but
check your local listings for the exact time.
You can read about the Mad Pride story on the ABC-TV web site,
and add your comment now. There is already a lively debate on
the ABC-TV web site, here:
MindFreedom International board of directors agree to
communicate with ABC-TV on the project, fully realizing
there are absolutely no guarantees on results, but choosing
to take this risk anyway to break out of our "mad ghetto"
and alert a greater diversity of the general public. "As
never before, the psychiatric industry is targeting the
general population, especially in poor and developing
countries," said David Oaks, who is currently speaking in
Norway at a conference and protest sponsored by one of the
oldest groups in the Mad Movement, "We Shall Overcome,"
founded in 1968. "It is time to warn the public, because it
is now the public itself that is at greatest risk. A debate
beats even more silence."
Join the debate!
forward this news alert to all interested people on and off
Internet. Call your friends and colleagues, and
have a viewing party in your home tomorrow. And speak out --
in your local media, on the Internet, and on the ABC-TV web
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