Sunday, 24 February 2008

Understanding Politics:

The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence.,

by Victor Marchetti & John D. Marks, New York: Dell Publishing, 1975.
This is one of perhaps ten books from prior to 1985 that I decided to include because of their continuing value. I believe that both history and historians will credit these two individuals with having made a difference by articulating so ably both the clandestine mentality and the problems extant in the lack of oversight regarding proprietary organizations, propaganda and disinformation, and intrusive not-so-clandestine operations. Victor Marchetti spent 14 years in the CIA, where he became an executive assistant to the deputy director, and John Marks spent five years in the State Department, where he worked as an analyst and as staff assistant to the intelligence director. Currently Marchetti lives in Vienna, Virginia while Marks lives in Washington, D.C.

NATO's Secret Armies: Operation Gladio and Terrorism in Western Europe.,
by Daniele Ganser, publ. Routledge 2005
The CIA and the British secret service MI6, in collaboration with the military alliance NATO and European military secret services set up a network of clandestine anticommunist armies in Western Europe after World War II. The secret soldiers were trained on remote islands in the Mediterranean and in unorthodox warfare centers in England and in the United States by the Green Berets and SAS Special Forces. The network was armed with explosives, machine guns and high-tech communication equipment hidden in underground bunkers and secret arms caches in forests and mountain meadows. In some countries, the secret army linked up with right-wing terrorists who in a secret war engaged in political manipulation, harassment of left wing parties, massacres, coup d'etats and torture. Codenamed "Gladio" ('the sword'), the Italian secret army was exposed in 1990 by Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti to the Italian Senate, whereupon the press spoke of the "the best kept, and most damaging, political-military secret since World War II" (Observer, 18. November 1990) and observed that "The story seems straight from the pages of a political thriller." (The Times, November 19, 1990). Ever since, so-called 'stay-behind' armies of NATO have also been discovered in France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Austria, Greece and Turkey. They were internationally coordinated by the Pentagon and NATO and had their last known meeting in the NATO-linked Allied Clandestine Committee (ACC) in Brussels in October 1990.

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.,

by Naomi Klein,
Publ. Metropolitan Books Sept. 18, 2007, ISBN-10: 0805079831
Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine advances a truly unnerving argument: historically, while people were reeling from natural disasters, wars and economic upheavals, savvy politicians and industry leaders nefariously implemented policies that would never have passed during less muddled times. As Klein demonstrates, this reprehensible game of bait-and-switch isn't just some relic from the bad old days. It's alive and well in contemporary society, and coming soon to a disaster area near you.

Mind Control Issues around Non Lethal Weapons Development:

Old attempt to ban space weapons 200X ?
Russia, China propose new treaty to ban space weapons

Non Lethal Weapons in WHO Publications:
Electromagnetic fields and public health: extremely low frequency (ELF)., Fact sheet N°205, November 1998
Electromagnetic fields (EMF)., Fact sheet N°226, June 1999
Electromagnetic fields and public health: radars and human health
Electromagnetic fields and public health: extremely low frequency fields and cancer., Fact sheet N°263, October 2001
Electromagnetic fields and public health., Fact sheet N°296, December 2005
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity.
For some time a number of individuals have reported a variety of health problems that they relate to exposure to EMF. While some individuals report mild symptoms and react by avoiding the fields as best they can, others are so severely affected that they cease work and change their entire lifestyle. This reputed sensitivity to EMF has been generally termed “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” or EHS. This fact sheet describes what is known about the condition and provides information for helping people with such symptoms. Information provided is based on a WHO Workshop on Electrical Hypersensitivity (Prague, Czech Republic, 2004), an international conference on EMF and non-specific health symptoms (COST244bis, 1998), a European Commission report (Bergqvist and Vogel, 1997) and recent reviews of the literature.
Electromagnetic fields and public health., Fact sheet N°299, March 2006
Mobile Telephony and Health; Exposures from Mobile Phones

Channel 4 programme: "The Torture Trail"
EU Pétition n° 1168/2003,
Presented Tuesday November 23th,by Nathalie Luthold (French), on behalf of the Association opposing abuse of psycho-technologies, bearing 115 signatures opposing the abuse of directed energy weapons.
présentée par Mme Nathalie Luthold, de nationalité française, au nom du Collectif contre les abus aux psycho-technologies, accompagnée de 115 signatures, contre les dérives des armes à énergie dirigée. Parlement Européen 2004 2009 21 oktober 2004 Commission des petitions. PE 349.032
FdR 544077
Answer to Mms Luthold's Petition: PE ◄349.032►◄CM\544077EN.doc►
Committee on Petitions,21 October 2004,
3. Commission reply, received on 19 October 2004
1. The development and use of technologies and weapons are subject to regulation by each EU Member State in accordance with its national laws and relevant obligations under International Law. "With respect to the human rights implications of the use of these technologies, it should be noted that torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment is prohibited without exception under several international instruments, including the UN Convention Against Torture."
6. Export controls will not, however, protect persons within the EU. The necessary safeguards for protection of citizens within the EU (e.g. production ban, ban on research or financing of research, prohibition on use of new weapons by police and law enforcement authorities, technical standards (maximum output or similar), ban on sales to minors or to all, licensing requirement for buyers etc) would be featured in replies from other DGs.
Institute for Non-Lethal Defense Technologies,
Applied Research Laboratory, The Pennsylvania State University
VISION: To provide expert technical and policy support for developing capabilities of the international law enforcement community in relation to minimal force options and less-lethal concepts, in order to enhance their collective ability to resolve potentially violent encounters; increase public and officer safety; and to establish, maintain, and improve public order while safeguarding civil liberties.
Interim report of the Advisory Committee on human radiation experiments., 21 Oct. 1994, pp.118.
Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, Washington, DC (United States), USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Description/Abstract: The Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments was created by President Clinton to advise the Human Radiation Interagency Working Group on the ethical and scientific criteria applicable to human radiation experiments carried out or sponsored by the U.S. Government. The Committee seeks to answer several fundamental question: What ethics criteria should be used to evaluate human radiation experiments? What was the Federal Government`s role in human radiation experiments? What are the criteria for determining appropriate Federal responses where wrongs or harms have occurred? What lessons learned from studying past and present research standards and practices should be applied to the future? The focus of the work, however, will be developing criteria for judging historical and contemporary experiments, policies, and procedures, as well as criteria for remedies that may be appropriate where harms or wrongs have ocurred. Based on findings, the Committee will make specific recommendations regarding policies for the future.
OSTI ID: 10109489; Legacy ID: DE95003265; Rep. No. ACHRE--95003265; DOI 10.2172/10109489
ON: DE95003265; NC: NONE; TRN: TRN: 95:001204
Bradford Non-Lethal Weapons Research Project
OCCASIONAL PAPER No. 3: The Contemporary Development of "Non-Lethal" Weapons [PDF], Neil Davison, May 2007.
OCCASIONAL PAPER No. 2: The Development of "Non-Lethal" Weapons During the 1990’s [PDF], Neil Davison, March 2007.
OCCASIONAL PAPER No. 1: The Early History of "Non-Lethal" Weapons [PDF], Neil Davison, December 2006.
RESEARCH REPORT: BNLWRP Research Report No. 8 [PDF], Neil Davison and Nick Lewer, March 2006.
OPINION: Electrical stun weapons: alternative to lethal force or a compliance tool? [PDF], Nick Lewer and Neil Davison, January 2006., Argument against the expansion of Taser deployment in the UK.
European Working Group Non-Lethal Weapons
5th European Symposium on Non-lethal Weapons, May 11-13, 2009, Venue: Stadthalle Ettlingen, Germany.

Electro Magnetic Pollution: A Little Known Health Hazard: A New Means of Control?" Preliminary Report Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, Besly, Kimm (1984) Inlands House, Southbourned, Ensworthy, Hants, England PO10 8JH.

Zier C. Verheij (programme manager)
TNO Defence, Security and Safety, Lange Kleiweg 137, P.O. Box 45, 2280 AA Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Introduction: Since the start of the new co-called programme approach in The Netherlands at the end of 1999 the TNO Defence research is conducted in research programmes. One of the main arguments for this programme steering was that the then large number of small projects should be limited to a smaller number of larger programmes. Besides the expected larger synergy at least a reasonable reduction of the administrative load could be reached. The required synergy can best be expressed by the statement that the final result of a programme should be more than the sum of the results of the individual projects. The Netherlands NLW research programme is the first officially signed programme under the new approach. The formal signing of the programme contract took place at 8 November 1999. The programme would run until the end of 2003 and got a budget of slightly more than 5.0 Million Dutch Guilders (about 2.4 Million Euros). At the start of the programme a number of already running projects on e.g. High Power Micro Waves and Psychological Operations were brought under the umbrella of the programme. Besides that a large number of projects were conducted in order to answer the questions described in the programme contract.

Mind Control in Human Rights Watch Publications:

China Uses "Rule of Law" to Justify Falun Gong Crackdown
On October 27, Xinhua, the official news agency, using the definition in the October 9 interpretations, published evidence "proving" that Falun Gong was indeed a "true cult." It cited the group's tight hierarchial structure, the doomsday theory promulgated by its leader, the systematic mind control it said Falun Gong members were subject to, and the physical and psychological suffering it claimed was induced in many followers.
The Soviet Case: Prelude to a Global Consensus on Psychiatry and Human Rights
When in 1971 the Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky sent his first documentation of several prominent Soviet psychiatric-abuse cases to the World Psychiatric Association (WPA), the Soviet delegation threatened to withdraw from the international body, and the notion that this would hurt the WPA instead of the Soviets themselves was so strong that the issue was shelved. (Compiler note: what a surprising stance in the Cold War Era) Bukovsky was subsequently sentenced to twelve years’ imprisonment, but a Pandora’s box had now been opened, and in the next twenty years the attitude of world psychiatry towards the problem of political psychiatric abuse would change almost 180 degrees. Professional bodies such as the WPA, which had initially strongly resisted getting involved in the issue, would be triggered into adopting firm, clear ethical codes and setting up investigative bodies that would ensure that these new codes of conduct would be adhered to and any violators sanctioned.

Mind Control in Amnesty International Publications:

Another Texas injustice: The case of Kelsey Patterson, mentally ill man facing execution. February 2004
There is no doubt that Kelsey Patterson shot Louis Oates and Dorothy Harris, and there would appear to be little doubt that mental illness lay behind this tragic crime. He made no attempt to avoid arrest – after shooting the victims, he put down the gun, undressed and was pacing up and down the street in his socks, shouting incomprehensibly, when the police arrived.
In 2000, a federal magistrate judge wrote that “Patterson had no motive for the killings – he claims he commits acts involuntarily and outside forces control him through implants in his brain and body. Patterson has consistently maintained he is a victim of an elaborate conspiracy, and his lawyers and his doctors are part of that conspiracy. He refuses to cooperate with either; he has refused to be examined by mental health professionals since 1984, he refuses dental treatment, and he refuses to acknowledge that his lawyers represent him. Because of his lack of cooperation, it has been difficult for mental health professionals to determine with certainty whether he is exaggerating the extent of his delusions, or to determine whether he is incompetent or insane. All of the professionals who have tried to examine him agree that he is mentally ill. The most common diagnosis is paranoid schizophrenia.”(3) Nevertheless, the magistrate judge recommended that Kelsey Patterson’s death sentence stand. Two years later, Dr Grigson, dubbed “Dr Death” because of his unswervingly pro-prosecution testimony in capital cases, was expelled from the American Psychiatric Association, for his unethical, unscientific testimony in such cases.(13)
The crime against Louis Oates and Dorothy Harris was not the first time that Kelsey Patterson had shot people in apparently motiveless acts of violence. In 1980, he shot a fellow worker in a Dallas hospital where he worked. Three years later, he shot another co-worker, this time at a pizza restaurant in Palestine. In both cases, the victims survived. In each case, Kelsey Patterson was found incompetent to stand trial because of his mental illness. After he received treatment and was restored to competency, he was not prosecuted because he was considered to have been unable to conform his behaviour to the law, in other words that he was legally insane at the time of the offence under Texas law in force at the time. If Kelsey Patterson is put to death(2), it would not be the first time that the Texas system had, in effect, buried its own failure in its execution chamber.
Larry Robison (8), who was executed in January 2000, had suffered from paranoid schizophrenia long before committing the crime for which he was sentenced to die. His family had tried to obtain help for him, but were turned away because he had not yet turned violent. James Colburn (9) was also a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic whose family had tried, unsuccessfully, to get appropriate health care before the murder for which he was sent to death row. He was executed on 26 March 2003. In another recent case, Scott Panetti (10) received a 60-day stay of execution shortly before he was scheduled to be executed in Texas on 5 February 2004. He had been hospitalized for mental illness many times before the crime. In a high-profile US case in 1982, John Hinkley was sent to mental hospital after being found not guilty by reason of insanity for his attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. The case led to several states amending their laws to limit the insanity defence. They included Texas. Previously, to be found not guilty by reason of insanity in Texas, defendants had to show that because of mental disease or defect at the time of the crime, they were 1) unable to conform their behaviour to the law; or 2) did not know that their conduct was wrong. In other words, a defendant could be found insane if they had an understanding that their action was wrong, but were unable to control their behaviour in conformity with the law because of their mental illness.
(2) Kelsey Patterson will be 50 years old on 24 March 2004.
(3) Patterson v Johnson. Magistrate Judge’s proposed findings and recommended disposition. US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, 27 October 2000.
(8) Time for humanitarian intervention: The imminent execution of Larry Robison, AMR 51/107/99, July 1999.
(9) James Colburn: mentally ill man scheduled for execution in Texas, AMR 51/158/2002, October 2002, and Texas: In a world of its own as 300th execution looms, AMR 51/010/2003, January 2003
(10) “Where is the compassion?” The imminent execution of Scott Panetti, mentally ill offender, AMR 51/011/2004, January 2004.
(13) He was expelled “for arriving at a psychiatric diagnosis without first having examined the individuals in question, and for indicating, while testifying in court as an expert witness, he could predict with 100% certainty that the individuals would engage in future violent acts” In Texas, a death sentence can only be imposed if the jury concludes that the defendant would probably commit acts of criminal violence that would constitute a future threat to society, the so-called “future dangerousness” question. Texas prosecutors seeking death sentences have frequently called upon “expert” witnesses to persuade the jury of the future dangerousness of the defendant in question. The most notorious of these “experts” has been Dr Grigson, who has testified for the state in over 140 capital trials in Texas. He repeatedly told capital juries of his absolute certainty that the defendant would commit future acts of violence. In the vast majority of the cases, the jurors voted for death.
PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 51/042/2004, 16 February 2004
UA 66/04 (AMR 51/031/2004- Death penalty / Legal concern, ,
USA (North Carolina) George Franklin Page (m), white, aged 63,
27 February 2004, George Page has received a stay of execution. He was due to be put to death in the early hours of 27 February for the murder of Police Officer Stephen Amos in 1995. George Page’s lawyers had challenged the state’s lethal injection procedure, on the basis that he has severe vein problems which may require the execution team to perform “cut-down” surgery in order to locate a vein in which to insert the needle. Following separate state-level litigation, a state judge also granted a stay of execution, on 25 February, following revelations that the state psychiatrist who testified at George Page’s trial had overlooked evidence that he had brain damage.
PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 51/087/2006, 01 June 2006
UA 155/06 Death penalty / Legal concern
USA (Tennessee) Paul Dennis Reid (m), white, aged 48
A clinical psychologist testified that Paul Reid suffered from serious mental illness, including chronic schizophrenia, and had brain damage. A clinical neuropsychologist explained that Reid had suffered a number of serious head injuries as a result of childhood abuse and accidents. A neurologist explained that brain scans had revealed several abnormalities in Reid’s brain, including evidence of traumatic injury. The defence experts related how Paul Reid had long suffered from delusional beliefs, including that he was under government surveillance and control. The state presented a forensic psychiatrist who testified that in his opinion Paul Reid was malingering, although he conceded that Reid had brain damage and a history of mental illness, including delusions. In an affidavit to the courts in support of her efforts to stop the execution, Paul Reid’s sister has said that her brother “is severely mentally ill. He does not think or act in a rational manner. It seems that everything he does is guided by his belief in a government conspiracy against him to bombard him with ‘scientific technology’. When he has talked about giving up appeals and being executed, he talks about ending the torture of the scientific technology”. A neuropsychiatrist, for example, has stated that “Mr Reid’s delusion, that he has been under the control of a government-directed surveillance and influence, impels, invades, and guides his daily activities as well as decision-making processes. The lawyer who was assigned the case before Paul Reid dropped his appeals also signed an affidavit in May 2006 stating that Reid’s mental illness “substantially affects his capacity to make knowing, intelligent, and voluntary decisions about his legal situation. I have known Paul Reid for over twenty months and during that entire time, his delusional beliefs have been persistent and have pervaded his thinking about all aspects of his life.
At least 119 of the 1,024 men and women executed in the USA since judicial killing resumed in 1977 went to their deaths after dropping their appeals. Many of these so-called “volunteers” had histories of mental illness. A condemned prisoner who drops his appeals has to be competent to do so, but the protections in such cases have proved minimal.
PUBLIC AI Index: AMR 51/018/2003
EXTRA 10/03 Death penalty / Legal concern 10 February 2003
USA (Federal) Louis Jones (m), black, aged 52
Former soldier Louis Jones is scheduled to be executed by the US Government on 18 March 2003 in the US Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was sentenced to death in October 1995 for the murder of a white woman, Tracie Joy McBride, eight months earlier. Louis Jones confessed to the crime, and took investigators to where Tracie McBride’s body was located. Since the crime had begun on a US military facility, it was prosecuted as a federal rather than a Texas case. At the sentencing phase of the trial, the federal prosecutor presented reasons for execution, while the defence presented evidence against a death sentence. This mitigating evidence included Louis Jones’s lack of criminal record, his remorse, the severe physical and sexual abuse he had suffered as a child, his achievements during his 22-year military career for which he was decorated, and various mental problems, including possible post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of his experiences in the US invasion of Grenada in 1983 and the 1990/91 Gulf War. Following his return from the Gulf War, Louis Jones had displayed significant behavioural and personality changes. Louis Jones’s clemency petition, which is seeking commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment without parole, raises the claim that he suffers from “Gulf War Syndrome”. A leading expert on this issue has submitted that Louis Jones sustained brain cell damage in deep brain structures as a result of exposure to chemicals and toxins during his military service in the Gulf War in 1990/91.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, The execution of mentally ill offenders
Overview: A gap in the ‘evolving standards of decency’. The underlying rationale for prohibiting executions of the mentally retarded is just as compelling for prohibiting executions of the seriously mentally ill, namely evolving standards of decency. Indiana Supreme Court Justice, September 2002(3)

Mind Control in International Red Cross Publications:

Neurobiology: A case study of the imminent militarization of biology.,
by Mark Wheelis and Malcolm Dando., 30-09-2005, International Review of the Red Cross No 859, p. 553-572.
The biological, medical (and legal) communities should face the near certainty that unless active steps are taken to prevent it, biology will become the next major military technology, and that neuroscience — and by implication much of the rest of modern biology — will become highly vulnerable to use or abuse in entirely unintended, but clearly foreseeable, ways.
Abstract: The revolution in biology, including advances in genomics, will lead to rapid progress in the treatment of mental illness by advancing the discovery of highly specific ligands that affect specific neurological pathways. The status of brain science and its potential for military application to enhance soldier performance, to develop new weapons and to facilitate interrogation are discussed. If such applications are pursued, they will also expand the options available to torturers, dictators and terrorists. Several generic approaches to containing the malign applications of biology are shown, and it is concluded that success or failure in doing so will be significantly dependent on the active involvement of the scientific and medical communities.$File/irrc_859_Fidler.pdf
The meaning of Moscow: “Non-lethal” weapons and international law in the early 21st century.,
by David P. Fidler, International Review of the Red Cross Vol. 87 No. 859, 30 Sep. 2005 pp. 525-552.
This article analyses the relationship between “non-lethal” weapons and international law in the early 21st century by focusing on the most seminal incident to date in the short history of the “non-lethal” weapons debate, the use of an incapacitating chemical to end a terrorist attack on a Moscow theatre in October 2002.
The path less regulated: Other NLW technologies and international law, page 550,
QUOTE: [ Interestingly, some “non-lethal” weapon advocacy seeks to prevent further density from developing in international legal regulation of these technologies. In November 2004, NATO’s Research and Technology Organization (RTO) recommended that, “in order to ensure that NATO forces retain the ability to accomplish missions, NATO nations must remain vigilant against the development of specific legal regimes which unnecessarily limit the ability to use NLW.” (116) The RTO (109) demonstrated no overt hostility to international law’s role vis-à-vis NLWs, for it emphasized the duty of NATO countries to review the legality of new weapons and the need to determine whether IHL adequately addresses the use of “non-lethal” weapons.(117) The desire to prevent further development of specific international legal regulation hints, however, at a concern that the debate on NLWs and international law has created momentum for, or at least serious interest in, international legal regulation of NLW technologies that threatens future military adoption and use of such technologies. ]
David P. Fidler is Prof. of Law and Harry T. Ice Faculty Fellow, Indiana Univ. School of Law, Bloomington, USA.
(116) NATO Research and Technology Organization, op. cit. (note 109), p.iii.
(117) Ibid., pp. 4-5.
(109) NATO Research and Technology Organization,

Non-lethal weapons and future peace enforcement operations, TR-SAS-040, November 2004, p. 3-6
28-05-2003, Coping with the Weapons of Tomorrow., Annual debate, jointly organized by the ICRC, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the BBC World Service - 8 May 2003
On May 8, the ICRC and the London School of Economics held their annual co-hosted debate. This year's theme: "Coping with the Weapons of Tomorrow", is very closely linked to the ICRC's "Biotechnology, Weapons and Humanity" intiative. A summary of the debates has been broadcast by the BBC's Radio Four "Agenda" programme. A first panel discussed "The Ethics of Weapon Design" with particular emphasis on so-called "non-lethal weapons". Panelists were:

  • Colonel (rtd) John B. Alexander, a former programme manager at the Los Alamos National Laboratory and a leading advocate on "non-lethal warfare",
  • Dr. Robin Coupland, adviser on armed violence and the effects of weapons for the ICRC.
  • Professor Malcom Dando, Professor of International Security at the University of Bradford; and
  • General (rtd) Sir Hugh Beach, former Master of the Ordnance, the British Army board for weapon procurement.

The second panel,"Stemming the flow", focussed on weapon distribution legislation. Panelists were:

  • Dr. Jozef Goldblat, former head of the Arms Control & Disarmament of the Stockholm International peace Research Institute, Peter Herby, coordinator of the Mines-Arms Unit in the Legal Division of the International Committee of the Red Cross; and
  • Dr. Trevor Findlay, executive director of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC) in London.

The overall host was Professor Conor Gearty, Director of the LSE's Centre for the Study of Human Rights. The chair was held by radio presenter Sheena McDonald.

Mind Control in United Nations Publications:
The malign misuse of neuroscience.,

Addendum Shadow Report prepared for the United Nations Committee Against Torture on the occasion of its review of Australia's Third Periodic Report under the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
Australia: Shadow Report of the NSW Council for Civil Liberties (Addendum)
About the NSW Council for Civil Liberties: The New South Wales Council for Civil Liberties (`CCL') is committed to protecting and promoting civil liberties and human rights in Australia. CCL is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, by resolution 2006/221 (21 July 2006). CCL was established in 1963 and is one of Australia's leading human rights and civil liberties organisations.
ASIO Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
CAT Convention Against Torture & other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment
CCL NSW Council for Civil Liberties
HRMU High Risk Management Unit (at Goulburn Correctional Centre, NSW)
ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
MRRC Metropolitan Remand and Reception Centre (Silverwater, Sydney, NSW)
NSW New South Wales
2.1.5 placement of the mentally ill in the HRMU....................9
1. Note on Addendum
A1. On 30 July 2007, the NSW Council for Civil Liberties (`CCL') submitted to the UN Committee against Torture a Shadow Report to Australia's Third periodic report (`the Third Report'). 1 The Shadow Report relates to Australia's compliance with its obligations under the Convention against Torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment (`the Convention').
A2. This document is an addendum to that Shadow Report. It offers further material to support CCL's recommendation that:(2) …the State Party invite the Special Rapporteur on Torture to visit the `supermax' prison-within-a-prison (High Risk Management Unit) at the Goulburn Correctional Centre.
A3. This Addendum relates to the High Risk Management Unit (`HRMU') at the Goulburn Correctional Centre in New South Wales. More information about the HRMU, specifically the placement of terrorist suspects in the facility, is available in CCL's Shadow Report.(3)
A26. The case of Mr Scott Simpson illustrates the plight of the mentally ill in NSW prisons. Mr Simpson, a paranoid schizophrenic, was held on remand in the HRMU for almost 12 months. For a considerable amount of that time, Mr Simpson was held in segregation and denied association with other inmates.
A27. On 30 March 2002, Scott Simpson was refused bail and placed in a cell with Andrew Parfitt in the MRRC, a remand facility in Sydney. Within 15 minutes Mr Simpson had brutally attacked his cell mate, inflicting fatal injuries.(32) Two years later, Mr Simpson was found not guilty of Mr Parfitt's murder by reason of mental illness, based on psychiatric evidence that Mr Simpson suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and was suffering a psychotic episode when he attacked Mr Parfitt.(33) Within weeks of the verdict, Mr Simpson was found dead, having hanged himself, in a prison cell in Sydney's Long Bay Gaol. The corrective services officers who discovered Mr Simpson hanging from the bars of his cell did not immediately attend him or attempt to resuscitate him, because they feared for their own safety if Mr Simpson was feigning his hanging.(34)
A28. Throughout his remand and after, Mr Simpson was never transferred to the specialised `D Ward', the acute psychiatric wing in the prison hospital at Sydney's Long Bay Gaol. Instead, Mr Simpson was kept in Goulburn prison, where he was only given anti-psychotic medication and offered no therapeutic treatment.(35) The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission detailed Mr Simpson's treatment in this way:(36) In April 2002, Mr Simpson was transferred from the MRRC to the Goulburn correctional centre. He was initially housed in the Multi Purpose Unit (`MPU') at Goulburn where he was placed on consecutive segregation orders.
In April 2003, he was transferred to the High Risk Management Unit (`HRMU') where, for the most part, he remained on a segregation order. The HRMU houses inmates who require a higher level of security and management than can be provided by mainstream maximum security institutions. During the periods 17 June 2003 to 21 September 2003 and 11 October 2003 to 6 November 2003, Mr Simpson was allowed to associate with one other inmate. However, in the later of those two periods, the association took place through a secure barrier. The decision to terminate all associations in November 2003 was made for security reasons, as the Deputy Governor of the HRMU considered that Mr Simpson posed a risk to other inmates.
At the HRMU, Mr Simpson was allowed out of his cell into the `day yard' for 2.5 hours each day and on occasion from 9am to 2.30pm. Again, the `day yard' is an open air caged in area at the rear of the inmate's cell. It is a little larger than a cell, and contains only a
A29. From his HRMU prison cell, in April and May 2003, Mr Simpson wrote:(37) They took all my property. I'm in a cell with nothing. They are trying to blackmail me by saying, `see the sych and take the medication he wants you to take and we give you a radio and TV etc' ? I will talk to sychs just not jail sychs. I will not take any medication as what I am experiencing is due to the fact certain Agencies mainly ASIO are TORCHERING me and all other Inmates with "REMOTE MIND CONTROL". Everyone knows this is no secret. ? I would rather be dead than get this torcher every day 24/7 non stop. The very fact I'm speaking about this shows how despret I am for this TORCHER to stop. They can kill me with what I said by transmitting a compensating demodulated waveform from a remote location witch in tern effects the neurological (nervis system) and any region of the brain, thoughts and emotions with a single measurement. Better known as "REMOTE MIND CONTROL".
A30. The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, as amicus curiae, submitted to the NSW Deputy Coroner that Mr Simpson's treatment amounted to inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment: (38) The Commission submits that Mr Simpson's detention in isolation from all other inmates, for almost two years, was not compatible with the standard of treatment required in respect of a seriously mentally ill person detained on remand, and later as a forensic patient. In all the circumstances, the Commission submits that Mr Simpson's protracted detention in isolation from all other inmates was inconsistent with the right to be treated with humanity and dignity within article 10 (1) and the prohibition on inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment within article 7 of the ICCPR.
2.1.8 political interference
A47. Allegations of political interference in the running of the HRMU are often raised. CCL is concerned that this interference is illegitimate and that there is no remedy available to inmates who are adversely affected by it.
3. Notes
(1) NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Shadow Report (prepared for the United Nations Committee Against Torture on the occasion of its review of Australia's Third Periodic Report under the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment), 27 July 2007, <>.
(2) NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Shadow Report, n 1, [194].
(3) NSW Council for Civil Liberties, Shadow Report, n 1, [184]-[194].
(32) Inquest into the Death of Scott Ashley Simpson (17 July 2006) NSW Deputy State Coroner, <$file/SimpsonInquest.doc>,1.
(33) Inquest into the Death of Scott Ashley Simpson, n 32, 1.
(34) Inquest into the Death of Scott Ashley Simpson, n 32, 17.
(35) Inquest into the Death of Scott Ashley Simpson, n 32, 10.
(36) Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Written Submissions to the NSW Coroner's Inquest into the Death of Scott Simpson (27 June 2006) <>, [4.9]-[4.10], [4.13].
(37) Neal Funnell, `Where the Norm is not the Norm: Goulburn Correctional Centre and the Harm-U', n 17.
(38) HREOC, n 36, [4.16].

Ethical Conciderations:

Medical journals and human rights.,
by Peter Kandela, The Lancet - Vol. 352, October 1998, pp. S7-S11
When doctors become agents of the state.,
by The Lancet, The Lancet - Vol. 355, Issue 9200, 22 January 2000, pp. 245
Ireland: breakdown of trust between doctor and patient.,
by Denis A Cusack, The Lancet - Vol. 356, Issue 9239, 21 October 2000, pp. 1431-1432
History of medical involvement in torture—then and now.,
by Giovanni Maio, The Lancet - Vol. 357, Issue 9268, 19 May 2001, pp. 1609-1611
History of torture.,
by Michael Cherington, The Lancet - Vol. 358, Issue 9281, 18 August 2001, pp. 584
Doctors and torture after Sept 11.,
by Georg Röggla, Hannelore Röggla, The Lancet - Vol. 359, Issue 9315, 20 April 2002, pp. 1440
A stain on medical ethics.,
by Michael Wilks, The Lancet - Vol. 366, Issue 9484, 6 August 2005, pp. 429-431
Biko to Guantanamo: 30 years of medical involvement in torture.,
by David J Nicholl, Trefor Jenkins, Steven H Miles, William Hopkins, Adnan Siddiqui, Frank Boulton, on behalf of 260 other signatories,
The Lancet - Vol. 370, Issue 9590, 8 September 2007, pp. 823
Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans.,
by Jonathan D. Moreno PhD, pub. 2001, Routledge, pp.371 ISBN 0415928354
"Undue Risk" is an unprecedented and chilling history of the use of human subjects in atomic, biological and chemical warfare experiments by the U.S. government from World War II to the present. Jonathan Moreno, a senior researcher on the president's special commission, goes where few researchers have gone before, exploring secret government documents which reveal a plethora of government experiments. He exposes startling details of experiments like those involving the exposure of soldiers to atomic blast fallout and secret LSD and mescaline experiments.From the courtrooms of Nuremberg to the battlefields of the Gulf War, "Undue Risk" exposes a variety of government policies and specific cases, including plutonium injections to unwilling hospital patients, and even the attempted recruitment of Nazi medical scientists by the U.S. government after World War II.New to the paperback edition, this exciting read covers recent objections by U.S. military personnel to required anthrax vaccinationsand new developments in government policies on experiments involving vulnerable human subjects.
The European Union must address its human rights deficit
As it evolved from an economic into a political entity, the EU has developed its own distinct human rights profile. This showed mainly in the context of the EU’s relations with third countries, but the adoption of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights in 2000 and the European Parliament’s annual reports on human rights in the EU reflected the basic notion that human rights should begin at home. Now, with the European Union about to expand its membership to 25, and with a new constitutional treaty being negotiated which may incorporate the Charter of Fundamental Rights, the landscape of human rights in Europe is set to change further, and significantly. However, the EU is as yet slow in coming to grips with that. As regards human rights standards within Europe, the EU’s human rights policy will remain fundamentally flawed as long as it turns a blind eye to human rights violations within its own borders. Amnesty International’s regular reports on human rights abuses in Europe such as this biannual Concerns in Europe Bulletin have consistently included the majority of EU member states as well as candidate countries, showing a common and disturbing pattern of abuse by law enforcement officials.

Mind Control in the USA:

Compilation of Navy Sponsored ELF Biomedical and Ecological Research Reports. Vols. I and II (Feb.1975) Vol.III (Jan.1977). Bethesda, MD: Naval Medical Research and Development Command. Available from National Technical Information Service, Springfield, VA.

"Biological Effects of Electric and Magnetic Fields Associated with Proposed Project Seafarer." Rep. of the Committee on Biosphere Effects of Extremely Low-Frequency Radiation, Division of Medical Sciences, Assembly of Life Sciences, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences, 1977.

United States Congress, Senate Committee on Human Resources, Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research.
"Biological Testing Involving Human Subjects by the Department of Defense, 1977."
Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research of the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, March 8 and May 23, 1977. U.S. Govt. Print. Off., Washington, DC.

"Human Drug Testing by the CIA." Hearings before the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research on the Committee on Human Resources, United States Senate (Government Printing Office, 1977).

"Compensating for Research Injuries: A Report on the Ethical and Legal Implications of Programs to Redress Injuries Caused by Biomedical and Behavioral Research." President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, Washington, DC. G.P.O., 1982.

United States Congress, House Committee on Government Operations, Legislation and National Security Subcommittee.
"Cold War Era Human Subject Experimentation." Hearing before the Legislation and National Security Subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Third Congress, second session, September 28, 1994. Washington, DC: U.S. G.P.O.

"Presidential Report on Radiation, March 15, 1995 Testimony of MC Victims." Videotape of the government hearing: Missoulians for a Clean Environment, P O Box 2885, Missoula, MT 59806.
Project on the Decade of the Brain., Presidential Proclamation 6158
July 17, 1990, By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation: The human brain, a 3-pound mass of interwoven nerve cells that controls our activity, is one of the most magnificent--and mysterious--wonders of creation. The seat of human intelligence, interpreter of senses, and controller of movement, this incredible organ continues to intrigue scientists and layman alike. From 1990 to the end of 1999, the Library of Congress and the National Institute of Mental Health of the National Institutes of Health sponsored a unique interagency initiative to advance the goals set forth in a proclamation by President George Bush designating the 1990s as the Decade of the Brain: "to enhance public awareness of the benefits to be derived from brain research" through "appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities." - 13k - from google cache Feb. 2008
Top 10 Discoveries from the Decade of the Brain., Week of May 23, 2001
The decade of the brain, which ends this year, marked an acceleration of neuroscience research. This show takes a look at some of the astounding progress we've made in that decade, highlighting the ten most important breakthroughs. Guests include Dr. Guy McKhann, associate director for clinical research at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke; Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, associate professor of neurobiology at the Duke University Medical Center; Dr. Jeffrey Kordower, director of research at the Center for Brain Repair at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center; and Dr. Ronald McKay, chief of the laboratory of molecular biology at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
the Space Preservation Act of 2001 (H.R.2977)
Title: To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.
Sponsor: Rep Kucinich, Dennis J. [OH-10] (introduced Oct. 2, 2001)
Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 4/19/2002 House committee/subcommittee actions.
Status: Unfavorable Executive Comment Received from DOD.
HR 2977 IH
1st Session
H. R. 2977
To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.
October 2, 2001
Mr. KUCINICH introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science, and in addition to the Committees on Armed Services, and International Relations, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned
To preserve the cooperative, peaceful uses of space for the benefit of all humankind by permanently prohibiting the basing of weapons in space by the United States, and to require the President to take action to adopt and implement a world treaty banning space-based weapons.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the `Space Preservation Act of 2001'.
Congress reaffirms the policy expressed in section 102(a) of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958 (42 U.S.C. 2451(a)), stating that it `is the policy of the United States that activities in space should be devoted to peaceful purposes for the benefit of all mankind.'.
The President shall--
(1) implement a permanent ban on space-based weapons of the United States and remove from space any existing space-based weapons of the United States; and
(2) immediately order the permanent termination of research and development, testing, manufacturing, production, and deployment of all space-based weapons of the United States and their components.
The President shall direct the United States representatives to the United Nations and other international organizations to immediately work toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing a world agreement banning space-based weapons.
The President shall submit to Congress not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter, a report on--
(1) the implementation of the permanent ban on space-based weapons required by section 3; and
(2) progress toward negotiating, adopting, and implementing the agreement described in section 4.
Nothing in this Act may be construed as prohibiting the use of funds for--
(1) space exploration;
(2) space research and development;
(3) testing, manufacturing, or production that is not related to space-based weapons or systems; or
(4) civil, commercial, or defense activities (including communications, navigation, surveillance, reconnaissance, early warning, or remote sensing) that are not related to space-based weapons or systems.
In this Act:
(1) The term `space' means all space extending upward from an altitude greater than 60 kilometers above the surface of the earth and any celestial body in such space.
(A) The terms `weapon' and `weapons system' mean a device capable of any of the following:
(i) Damaging or destroying an object (whether in outer space, in the atmosphere, or on earth) by--
(I) firing one or more projectiles to collide with that object;
(II) detonating one or more explosive devices in close proximity to that object;
(III) directing a source of energy (including molecular or atomic energy, subatomic particle beams, electromagnetic radiation, plasma, or extremely low frequency (ELF) or ultra low frequency (ULF) energy radiation) against that object; or
(IV) any other unacknowledged or as yet undeveloped means.
(ii) Inflicting death or injury on, or damaging or destroying, a person (or the biological life, bodily health, mental health, or physical and economic well-being of a person)--
(I) through the use of any of the means described in clause (i) or subparagraph (B);
(II) through the use of land-based, sea-based, or space-based systems using radiation, electromagnetic, psychotronic, sonic, laser, or other energies directed at individual persons or targeted populations for the purpose of information war, mood management, or mind control of such persons or populations; or
(III) by expelling chemical or biological agents in the vicinity of a person.
(B) Such terms include exotic weapons systems such as--
(i) electronic, psychotronic, or information weapons;
(ii) chemtrails;
(iii) high altitude ultra low frequency weapons systems;
(iv) plasma, electromagnetic, sonic, or ultrasonic weapons;
(v) laser weapons systems;
(vi) strategic, theater, tactical, or extraterrestrial weapons; and
(vii) chemical, biological, environmental, climate, or tectonic weapons.
(C) The term `exotic weapons systems' includes weapons designed to damage space or natural ecosystems (such as the ionosphere and upper atmosphere) or climate, weather, and tectonic systems with the purpose of inducing damage or destruction upon a target population or region on earth or in space.

Mind Control in Michigan Legislature:
Michigan Legislature acknowledges the existence of "harmful electronic or electromagnetic device(s)".
Bill 4513 is an amendment to 1931 PA 328, which defines crimes and prescribes penalties for crimes. The above crime is defined as: "a device designed to emit or radiate or that, as a result of its design, emits or radiates an electronic pulse, current, beam, signal, or microwave that is intended to cause harm to others or cause damage to, destroy, or disrupt any electronic or telecommunications system or device, including, but not limited to, a computer, computer network, or computer system".
Compiler Note: This is particularly useful in pointing out that laws are not passed for things that don't exist.

Mind Control in Federal Court:
How The NSA Harasses Thousands Of Law Abiding Americans Daily By The Usage Of Remote Neural Monitoring (RNM). John St. Clair Akwei vs. NSA, Ft. Meade, MD, USA, (Civil Action 92-0449)
Don roots out 'mindbenders'.,
by PATRICIA YOUNG, 25th January 1996, South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd Hong Kong.
AN academic has filed a US$100 million (HK$773 million) writ against the US Government claiming it secretly implanted a miniature device in his teeth to control his mind.
"The South China Morning Post reported on January 25 1996 that an assistant professor at the University of Science & Technology, Hong Kong, has filed a $100 million suit against the U.S. government for implanting mind-control devices in his teeth. Huang Si-ming charges that the devices were implanted during root canal work in 1991 while he was studying at the University of Iowa, according to Morning Post reported Patricia Young. Another student at Iowa University, who like Huang, was born in China, had gone on a shooting spree, and the Feds, Huang says, put the devices in his teeth to find out if he was involved. "The Hong Kong professor says he suffered an Alzheimer's disease-like memory loss that hampered his teaching. It stopped, he says, only when he sought legal aid to mount his lawsuit. Besides the U.S., the suit names the University of Science & Technology on the grounds that it was involved in continuing the mind-control work. It also seeks punitive damages of $1 million from the defendants for 'low ethical standards.' "Huang claims that one of the devices in his teeth can read his thoughts and talk to his mind when he's asleep. A second device, he believes, transmits pictures of what he sees to a receiver for recording. The mind controller, he says, can drive him to 'bad' behavior. He gives two examples, one of which cannot be mentioned in a family magazine."

President of the USA; George W. Bush, possibly suffering from derailed Cognitive Enhancement ?
Bush's Lost Year, by James Fallows
But in most ways the assumptions and tone of the conversation now seem impossibly remote. At the beginning of 2002 the United States still operated in a climate of worldwide sympathy and solidarity. A broad range of allies supported its anti-Taliban efforts in Afghanistan, and virtually no international Muslim leaders had denounced them. President Bush was still being celebrated for his eloquent speech expressing American resolve, before a joint session of Congress on September 20. His deftness in managing domestic and international symbols was typified by his hosting an end-of-Ramadan ceremony at the White House in mid-December, even as battle raged in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan, on the Pakistani border.

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Bush Ten Years Ago - And Now!
Comparing Pres. G.W. Bush debating skills in the Texas Gubernatorial Debate 1994 -vs- The 200x Presidential Debate against John Kerry, concluding that the degradation may stem from pre-senile dementia.

2008 State of the Union Address - Part 2 (Compiler note: Pres. regained his fluent speech again.)

Mind Control in Europe:
An Appraisal of Technologies of Political Control,

Scientific and Technological Options Assessment STOA. Working document. PE 166.499

by Steve Wright Omega Foundation Manchester, 6 January 1998.
From the: Archive of European Integration (AEI), University of Pittsburgh USA.
This reports hints a few times at Neural Implant / mind Control Technology, most notably here:

3.2 Surveillance Technologies:
Neural Network bugs go one step further. Build like a small cockroach, as soon as the lights go out they can crawl to the best location for surveillance(22). In fact Japanese researchers have taken this idea one step further, controlling and manipulating real cockroaches by implanting microprocessors and electrodes in their bodies. The insects can be fitted with micro cameras and sensors to reach the places other bugs can't reach(23.) The other hints at Neural Implant / mind Control Technology, can be found here:
4 Developments in Surveillance Technology
4.3 Bugging and Tapping Devices
5.6 Second Generation Incapacitating Weapons
6 New Prison Control Systems
7.2 Torture Software
(22) "Police tap into the secrets of technology", by S.Davies (and S.Hough), Daily Telegraph, 28 Jan. 1997 p.7
(23) "6-Legged superfly scuttles to our aid", by R. Whymant, Times, 29 Jan. 1977
These old 1977, 1997 references cannot be checked online? but are similar to these for more see: MC2 Neurally Enhanced Animals.
Insects can do many things that people can't.,
by Eric Talmadoe AP july 2001, date google cached: 4 Jan 2008.
"Insects can do many things that people can't", said Assistant Professor Isao Shimoyama, head of the bio-robot research team at Tokyo University. "The potential applications of this work for mankind could be immense." Within a few years, Shimoyama says, electronically controlled insects carrying mini-cameras or other sensory devices could be used for a variety of sensitive missions - like crawling through earthquake rubble to search for victims, or slipping under doors on espionage surveillance.
"Crowd Control Technologies - An Assessment Of Crowd Control Technology Options For The European Union"

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: This study grew out of a 1997 STOA report, 'An Appraisal of the Technologies of Political Control' and takes that work further. Its focus is two fold: (i) to examine the bio-medical effects and the social & political impacts of currently available crowd control weapons in Europe; (ii) to analyse world wide trends and developments including the implications for Europe of a second generation of so called "non-lethal" weapons.
2ND. GENERATION CROWD CONTROL WEAPONS The report warns against adopting ever more powerful crowd control weapons as "technical fixes" and allowing the policing assumptions of the United States to organise, militarise and market public order options for the European Union without public debate or accountability. In assessing the effects of such 2nd. Generation weapons, the report advises that adoption of the principles of ICRC (International Committee of the Red Cross) SIrUS project (which suggests that because of their viii technical characteristics and human targeting mechanisms, certain weapons should be banned because they are intrinsically inhumane or capable of causing unnecessary suffering). Since much of this work is shrouded in secrecy, the European Parliament may wish to request the Commission to report on the existing liaison arrangements for the second generation of non-lethal weapons to enter European Union from the USA and call for an independent report on their alleged safety as well as their intended and unforseen social and political effects.
NEW BIO-WEAPONS FOR CROWD CONTROL Evidence emerged during the course of this study indicating that advances in neuroscience modelling of receptor sites in the human brain, coupled with new knowledge of the human genetic code (emerging from both the Human Genome Project and the Human ix Diversity Project), is already opening a path for malign use of the biological sciences for targeted human control. Whilst the research is still embryonic, there is a risk of behaviour modification, race specific crowd control weapons and area denial technologies emerging with profound implications which need to be further
assessed in terms of both current capabilities and what the results of thee projects might mean in terms of the state of the art, which is rapidly changing. Given that the EC has already agreed to ban any weapons which directly work on the basis of targeting or otherwise interfering with the operation of the human brain, a new STOA study is proposed, covering the potential malign implications of human genetic modification research and related genome projects on human control weapons of the future.
5. ABUSE OF TECHNOLOGIES This process is perhaps most pronounced in the United States where for the last twenty years Congress has encouraged the US military to supply new weapons and training to the civilian police forces. This has institutionalised Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) squads in almost every state. A new study by the US CATO Institute warns that the mindset of the soldier is simply not appropriate for the civilian police officer. Police officers confront not an enemy but individuals who are protected by the Bill of Rights. Due to her experience with victims who have been tortured with electro-shock weapons, the Director of the London-based, Medical Foundation for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture Victims has described electro-shock batons as "the modern universal tool of the Torturer".290
6.2 Design, Role & Function of 2nd Generation "Less-Lethal" Weapons

There is always a marine with a rifle standing behind the one with a glue gun.
6.3.1 Calmatives The human brain has thousands of so called receptor sites. A receptor has been defined by Dr. Mathew Meselson as a molecule on a cell which when a certain other kind of molecule called a ligand binds to it, causes something to happen. For example: There are receptors in our brain called opioid receptors. The body manufacturers molecules called enkephalins and endorphins, which bind with these receptors; if the proper molecule binds to some of these receptors it alleviates pain, or brings on sleep, or slows down breathing or affects various emotions. As discussed in 6.4 (below) the Human Genome project will map these receptor sites, and eventually those which evoke sleep, obedience, submission, sexual display etc. The US military have undertaken research on these receptor sites for many years. Of the few that have been identified, some can cause temporary blindness; can make you think you are smelling something that is not there; can cause submissiveness or extreme anxiety.
REPORT on the environment, security and foreign policy, 14 January 1999, PE 227.710/fin.A4-0005/99
Draftsman: Mr Olsson, Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection
(Hughes procedure)
Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy
Rapporteur: Mrs Maj Britt Theorin
At the sitting of 13 July 1995, the President of Parliament announced that he had referred the motion for a resolution tabled pursuant to Rule 45 of the Rules of Procedure by Mrs Rehn Rouva on the potential use of military-related resources for environmental strategies, (B4-0551/95), to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Security and Defence Policy as the committee responsible and to the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection for its opinion.
Annex 1
Legal aspects of military activities
26. Calls on the European Union to seek to have the new 'non-lethal' weapons technology and the development of new arms strategies also covered and regulated by international conventions;
27. Considers HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project) by virtue of its farreaching impact on the environment to be a global concern and calls for its legal, ecological and ethical implications to be examined by an international independent body before any further research and testing; regrets the repeated refusal of the United States Administration to send anyone in person to give evidence to the public hearing or any subsequent meeting held by its competent committee into the environmental and public risks connected with the high Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP) programme currently being funded in Alaska;
28. Requests the Scientific and Technological Options Assessment (STOA) Panel to agree to examine the scientific and technical evidence provided in all existing research findings on HAARP to assess the exact nature and degree of risk that HAARP poses both to the local and global environment and to public health generally;
29. Calls on the Commission, in collaboration with the governments of Sweden, Finland, Norway and the Russian Federation, to examine the environmental and public health implications of the HAARP programme for Arctic Europe and to report back to Parliament with its findings;
30. Calls in particular for an international convention for a global ban on all research and development, whether military or civilian, which seeks to apply knowledge of the chemical, electrical, sound vibration or other functioning of the human brain to the development of weapons which might enable any form of manipulation of human beings, including a ban on any actual or possible deployment of such systems;
(1) = Source: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). In 1988 global military spending totalled $1066 bn, compared an estimated $704 bn in 1997.
Last updated: 13 March 1999

Two parliamentary questions from:

Paul Lannoye (Belgian politician)
Parliamentary questions, 29 April 2004, E-1446/04
WRITTEN QUESTION by Paul Lannoye (Verts/ALE) to the Commission
Question which has lapsed pursuant to Rule 185 of Parliament's Rules of Procedure.
Subject: HAARP project and Commission follow-up to the resolution adopted by Parliament in 1999
In its resolution of 28 January 1999 on the environment, security and foreign policy (A4-0005/99)(1), Parliament stated that the HAARP project was manipulating the environment for military ends (recital R) and called for there to be a STOA examination of HAARP, as a global concern (paragraph 24), in order to assess the impact on the local and global environment and on public health in general. In paragraph 26, Parliament called on the Commission to examine the possible environmental and public health implications of the HAARP programme for Arctic Europe and to report back to Parliament with its findings. Five years later, I am not aware of the existence of any such report. Would the Commission explain what initiatives have been taken regarding this affair?
(1) = OJ C 128, 07.05.1999, p. 92. Original language of question: FR, Question not yet published in the OJ, Last updated: 14 July 2004

and Hiltrud Breyer (German politician)
Parliamentary questions, 28 April 2003, E-1453/03
WRITTEN QUESTION by Hiltrud Breyer (Verts/ALE) to the Commission
Subject: European Parliament resolution of 28 January 1999 (A4-0005/1999) on the environment, security and foreign policy.
With reference to paragraphs 26 to 29 of the European Parliament resolution of 28 January 1999 on the environment, security and foreign policy (A4-0005/1999(1)):

  1. With regard to paragraph 26, has the Commission examined whether there are environmental and public health implications for Arctic Europe arising from the HAARP programme, and will it be reporting to Parliament concerning its findings? If so, what implications have been identified?
  2. With regard to paragraph 27, what steps has the Commission taken to establish and enforce an international convention introducing a global ban on all developments and deployments of weapons which might enable any form of manipulation of human beings?
  3. With regard to paragraph 28, what steps has the Commission taken to conclude international treaties to protect the environment from unnecessary destruction in the event of war?
  4. With regard to paragraph 29, what steps has the Commission taken with a view to the establishment of international standards for the environmental impact of peacetime military activities?

(1) = OJ C 128, 7.5.1999, p. 92. Original language of question: DE, OJ C 33 E, 06/02/2004 (p. 120)., Last updated: 16 March 2004

One answer:
Parliamentary questions, 3 July 2003, E-1453/2003
Answer given by Mrs Wallström on behalf of the Commission
The High frequency Active Auroral Research Programme (HAARP) for Arctic Europe is a military programme. The Commission has no competence, nor indeed the expertise, to carry out the examination requested by the Parliament in paragraph 26 of its Resolution. With regard to the requests made in paragraphs 27 to 29, these deal with international treaties and standards which are predominantly concerned with military questions, e.g. on disarmament, and therefore fall within the competence of the Member States.
OJ C 33 E, 06/02/2004 (p. 121)., Last updated: 30 March 2004

Compiler comments: "It seems that nobody feels anylonger responsible in the EU-Parliament for this matter."
There is some confusion too about the registration of this document: A4-005/99 versus A4-0005/99.
Dr. Nick Begich took part in the meeting of the EU-Committee.
see: Nick Begich page 34:,

US Electromagnetic Weapons and Human Rights, A Study of the History of US Intelligence Community Human Rights Violations and Continuing Research in Electromagnetic Weapons. by Peter Phillips, Lew Brown and Bridget Thornton.
The STOA Programme, PE number: PE 297.567/Fin.St.,
Version 1.3, 8 June 2001
Introduction: This report to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Human Rights, Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Parliament seeks to lay out options the Committee might decide to consider in regard of the future development of the European Security and Defence Policy (ESDP). It is the final report of the study by TNO Physics and Electronics Laboratory (The Hague, The Netherlands) and IABG (Ottobrunn, Germany) on 'new technologies in defence policy and conflict management'. This study has been ordered by the European Parliament, in the context of the STOA Workplan 2000 (STOA: Scientific and Technological Options Assessment, workplan ref. EP/IV/A/STOA2000/01/01).

Mind Control in EU National Legislature:

Psychotronics banned by Law in Bulgaria before collapse of communism.

Psychotronics ban in Belgium Criminal Law:
Strafwetboek: Art. 71. Er is geen misdrijf, wanneer de beschuldigde of de beklaagde op het ogenblik van het feit in staat van krankzinnigheid was of wanneer hij gedwongen werd door een macht die hij niet heeft kunnen weerstaan.
Penal code: Art. 71. There is no indictable offence, when the accused or suspect on the moment of the fact in appearedin a state of insanity or when he was forced by a power that he had been unable to resist.

Italian anti Psychotronics case:

Mind Control Petitions:


President of Russia; Jeltsin's neural implant:

Groningse chirurg opereerde Jeltsin., De Telegraaf page 11, 28-04-2007
GRONINGEN, zaterdag; De woensdag begraven Russische oud-president Boris Jeltsin is in september 1999 geopereerd door neurochirurg prof. Michiel Staal uit Groningen. De ingreep moest Jeltsin afhelpen van de pijn die het gevolg was van een neurologische aandoening. Voor zijn neurologische aandoening kreeg Jeltsin van zijn artsen medicijnen, die hem letterlijk uit zijn evenwicht zouden hebben gebracht. Hij viel in het openbaar enkele keren om. Daarop werd hem drankmisbruik verweten. Staal wil niets over de operatie zeggen. Hij baseert zich op zijn beroepsgeheim. De chirurg vindt het onjuist dat Jeltsin als alcoholist de geschiedenis zou ingaan. Jeltsin stierf maandag op 76-jarige leeftijd aan een hartaanval.

'Jeltsin lijkt wel op batterijen te lopen'., Het Parool, page 2 27-04-2007
by FRANS PEETERS, GRONINGEN - De geheime operatie door de Groningse neurochirurg Michiel Staal van Boris Jeltsin, destijds president van Rusland, vond in Moskou plaats in september 1999, op een cruciaal moment. Eind dat jaar waren er verkiezingen die door Jeltsins kroonprins, Vladimir Poetin, moesten worden gewonnen. Het was van belang dat Jeltsin tot dat tijdstip gezond bleef en niet, zoals de grondwet in dat geval eiste, zou worden vervangen door de voorzitter van de Doema, de Russische volksvertegenwoordiging. Die zou zich immers als interim-president in de verkiezingscampagne kunnen presenteren als een geduchte concurrent van Jeltsins beoogde opvolger Poetin. De operatie in Moskou zou de implantatie van een zenuwstimulator hebben behelst, waardoor een einde kwam aan het 'dronkenmansgedrag'. Professor Staal wil daarover desgevraagd nu alleen maar kwijt: "U bent goed geïnformeerd." De ingreep moest ook geheim blijven om de president te beschermen tegen terroristen. Die zouden immers, mochten ze te weten komen dat Jeltsin het geïmplanteerde apparaatje droeg, dat op afstand kunnen storen. Duidelijk is wel dat de operatie slaagde; na de ingreep constateerde de nietsvermoedende buitenwereld dat het opeens beter ging met de president. "Het lijkt wel of hij op batterijen loopt," schreef een Russische journalist. Het Groningse team is naar verluidt na de operatie nog enkele keren naar Rusland gereisd om de patiënt te controleren. Dat moet volgens het verhaal dat in Groningen de ronde doet, zijn gebeurd in 2001, 2002 en 2005. Deze bezoeken zijn, evenmin als de operatie zelf, nooit uitgelekt.

Vragen bij de dood van Jeltsin., De Volkskrant page 11, 25-04-2007
by Anet Bleich, Ruim een jaar voordat Boris Jeltsin op die tank sprong en met zijn imposante lijf de conservatief communistische coupplegers tartte, heb ik hem een keertje persoonlijk mogen ontmoeten. Hij was op wereldtournee om zijn autobiografie te promoten en gaf een persconferentie in Amsterdam. Nou ja, hij hield een monoloog van 35 minuten, en als hem iets gevraagd werd, herhaalde hij een stukje daaruit. Hij was, meen ik me te herinneren, erg trots een Rus te zijn en hoopte te worden gekozen tot voorzitter van het Russische parlement, wat ook gebeurd is. Op mij maakte hij een onbehouwen indruk. Onsympathiek. Zelfs – al besef ik dat het onbescheiden of zelfs megalomaan klinkt om zoiets te zeggen van een wereldleider – een beetje dom. Wat ik in elk geval toen niet en later niet heb begrepen is waarom zo veel mensen, onder wie eminente Ruslandkenners, meer vertrouwen hadden in Boris Jeltsin dan in Michaïl Gorbatsjov. Gorbatsjov was begonnen aan de gigantische opgave om de verstarde communistische dictatuur stap voor stap open te breken en bloot te stellen aan democratische beïnvloeding. Glasnost (openheid) en perestrojka (ombouw, structurele verandering), waren zijn motto’s. Hij maakte een eind aan de bezetting van Afghanistan, sloot wapenbeheersingsakkoorden met de Amerikanen en verzette zich niet tegen de ‘fluwelen revoluties’ in Oost-Europa. De Sovjet-Unie waarvan hij president geworden was, hoopte hij van een supercentralistische commandostaat te kunnen ombouwen tot een federatie van gelijkwaardige deelstaten. Natuurlijk stuitte dit programma op enorme weerstand van gestaalde communisten en gearriveerde bureaucraten. Gorbatsjov slaagde er niet in zijn potentiële aanhang te organiseren. Of zijn streven naar een democratische en sociale unie onder een gunstiger gesternte kans van slagen had gehad, zullen we nooit weten. Want Boris Jeltsin, die in augustus 1991 de coup tegen Gorbatsjov afweerde, sloeg meteen daarop zijn slag. Hij hief de Sovjet-Unie met een pennenstreek op en nam de plaats in van de man die nu president was van iets wat niet meer bestond. Gorbatsjov vertrok in alle rust en zo kwam een onbloedig eind aan het door Stalin vormgegeven imperium. Iedereen gaf Jeltsin op z’n minst het voordeel van de twijfel. Hij poseerde als radicale democraat en groot hervormer. Dat hij die reputatie niet heeft waargemaakt, kan achteraf door niemand meer worden betwist. De twee gebeurtenissen die in geen necrologie onvermeld blijven, zijn de bestorming van het Russische parlement in oktober 1993 – honderd doden – en de oorlog met het naar afscheiding strevende Tsjetsjenië, dat toen nog geen broedplaats van Al Qaida-achtige radicalen was. Het is Jeltsin geweest en niet Poetin die Grozny naar het stenen tijdperk bombardeerde (de laatste heeft dat nog eens dunnetjes over gedaan). Toch was en bleef Jeltsin de lieveling van het Westen, de grote vriend van zijn Amerikaanse ambtgenoot Clinton. Waarom? Het voor de hand liggende antwoord is: omdat Rusland onder zijn leiding toch maar een democratie geworden is. Dat is min of meer waar. Er was persvrijheid, meer dan nu. Er deden partijen aan de verkiezingen mee die niet vanuit het Kremlin beheerst werden. Dat was voor Rusland heel bijzonder. Maar het is ook waar dat die prille democratie van binnenuit door corruptie werd aangevreten. De kranten kwamen in handen van miljardairs en werden vaak gebruikt om rekeningen te vereffenen. Als afgevaardigden in de Doema lastig dreigden te worden, kregen ze vanuit Jeltsins kliek een mooie flat of prettige geldsom aangeboden. De Doema gaf dan ook zelden problemen. Intrigerend is de vraag hoe het mogelijk is dat de Russische economie, de pensioenen, het onderwijs, de gezondheidszorg in korte tijd in één grote puinhoop veranderden. Waarom moesten de zogenaamd marktgerichte hervormingen in een moordend tempo worden doorgevoerd, zonder dat eerst voor een juridische basis gezorgd was? Waarom werden Ruslands natuurlijke rijkdommen voor een habbekrats aan de meest biedenden verkocht? Waarom werden miljoenen mensen in armoede gedompeld, terwijl een handjevol in weelde baadde met bankrekeningen in het buitenland? Waarom moest een verstarde, maar egalitaire samenleving met onmondig gehouden, maar goed opgeleide burgers worden getransformeerd tot een primitieve klassenmaatschappij? Dat u van zuipen hield, Boris Nikolajevitsj, was uw eigen zaak. Maar dat u het ideaal van de democratie in een moeras van corruptie en onrecht heeft laten verzuipen, is niet zo gemakkelijk te vergeven.

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