“Occupy the APA” Protest
Planned for San Francisco
May 2, 2013
Occupy Psychiatry is sponsoring a protest of the American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 annual conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. “The American Psychiatric Association has perpetrated what is almost certainly the largest doctor-caused unnatural disaster in history through its fraudulent promotion of mental illnesses as brain defects and counterproductive, extremely harmful treatments,” says Alaska attorney Jim Gottstein. ”Because it is so important to hold the American Psychiatric Association accountable for what are really crimes against humanity, I am coming all the way from Alaska to join the effort.”
From Jim Gottstein:
On May 19th, MindFreedom International, the Law Project for Psychiatric Rights (PsychRights®), and the California Client Action Workgroup are sponsoring a protest of the American Psychiatric Association’s 2013 annual conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. This protest is being organized under the Occupy Psychiatry Banner.
Because I think it so important to challenge the fraud of current psychiatric practices and the huge amount of harm they cause, I am coming down all the way from Anchorage, Alaska to participate. Matthew Morrissey will M.C. the protest and also speak.
Confirmed Speakers include:
Leonard Roy Frank
There will also be an open mike.
The Open Paradigm Project, an initiative that fosters new outlets and to document ways of valuing experiences of “madness”, invites participants to forward video taken on cell phones or videocameras, to be edited, together with audio taken from the event’s public address system, into a “crowdsourced” video of the event.
While there is some chance of David Oaks possibly being able to make it after his horrible accident on the first of December, we are facing the prospect of doing this protest without him. David continues to be a great inspiration. Even being almost totally paralyzed David continues to press this mission.
If David is not able to join us, in addition to telling the truth about the fraud of psychiatry and the harm it causes, I will also talk about David’s incredible activism and accomplishments.
Please join us. More Information as it develops, including additional speakers as they are confirmed, will be posted on the Occupy Psychiatry Event Page, Occupy APA 2013.