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Latest PsySR News

  • PsySR's President Yosef Brody has issued a statement in response to the release of the executive summary of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture. Read the Statement »

  • PsySR has issued a statement expressing sympathy and support for those saddened and outraged by recent events in Ferguson, Missouri. Read the Statement »

  • In light of new evidence, PsySR has issued a statement condemning APA-CIA collusion on ethics policies and has called for an independent investigation of the APA. Read the Statement »

  • PsySR has become an official partner of the People's Climate March and mobilization taking place in New York City and around the world on September 20th and 21st, 2014. More information is available here.

  • PsySR has signed on to a statement to the UN Human Rights Council calling for a ban on the use of prolonged solitary confinement in the United States. Read the Statement »

  • In response to the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Gaza, PsySR has issued a call for support for the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme. Read Our Statement »

  • PsySR has sent letters to President Obama and Defense Secretary Hagel calling for an end to ongoing abusive interrogation practices permitted by the Army Field Manual. Read the Letter »

  • PsySR has submitted a letter highlighting the severe psychological effects of solitary confinement to the California Joint Legislative Committee Hearing on Solitary Confinement. Read the Letter »

  • PsySR has sent a letter to the Department of Justice and Bureau of Prisons urging that former CIA agent and whistleblower John Kiriakou be allowed to serve the remainder of his sentence in a halfway house rather than federal prison. Read the Letter »

  • PsySR has sent a letter to the Ethics Office of the American Psychological Association expressing serious concerns about the decision to close the ethics complaint against former Guantanamo psychologist John Leso. Read the Letter »

  • PsySR has joined other organizations and over 400 health professionals and human rights advocates in urging President Obama to end the force-feeding of hunger-strikers at Guantanamo. Read the Letter »

  • PsySR has joined the ACLU and other organizations in a coalition letter urging Defense Secretary Hagel to end the force-feeding of hunger-striking prisoners in Guantanamo Bay. Read the Letter »

  • PsySR has sent an open letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urging him to address the worsening hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay in a manner that respects the concerns and autonomy of the detainees. Read the Letter »

  • In the midst of great sadness over the Newtown shootings and the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the United States, PsySR’s Peacebuilding and Reconciliation Program has provided the White House’s gun violence task force with three specific recommendations. Read the Letter »

  • Following the December 2012 tragic shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, PsySR has issued a statement calling for determined efforts to address the widespread violence that harms so many children in the U.S. and around the world. Read the Statement »

  • PsySR has issued a statement calling for budget priorities that recognize the critical importance of working together to reduce poverty and inequality in the U.S. Read the Statement »

  • PsySR has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi calling for further investigation into the tragic killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida. Read the Letter »

  • PsySR has issued a statement highlighting the urgent challenges faced by professionals and the public in more broadly advancing psychological health and well-being during this time of growing economic, social, and environmental crisis. Read the Statement »