State Crimes Against Democracy - Laurie Manwell on Community Currency Radio Show

Laurie Manwell

Listen to Community Currency Radio Show on Thursday, September 2, 2010, 5 pm- 6 pm EST - to learn more about State Crimes Against Democracy with Laurie Manwell.

State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADs) are actions undertaken in direct violation of sworn oaths of office to circumvent, exploit, or otherwise undermine or subvert laws and institutions to advance personal or political gain and/or to silence or otherwise suppress public foreknowledge and awareness. Laurie Manwell helped coin the term SCAD when she published an article in the American Behavioral Scientist entitled In Denial of Democracy: Social Psychological Implications for Public Discourse on State Crimes Against Democracy Post-9/11. The abstract says:

    Protecting democracy requires that the general public be educated on how people can be manipulated by
    government and media into forfeiting their civil liberties and duties. This article reviews research on cognitive constructs that can prevent people from processing information that challenges preexisting assumptions about
    government, dissent, and public discourse in democratic societies. Terror management theory and system justification theory are used to explain how preexisting beliefs can interfere with people’s examination of evidence for state crimes against democracy (SCADs), specifically in relation to the events of September 11, 2001, and the war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. Reform strategies are proposed to motivate citizens toward increased social responsibility in a post-9/11 culture of propagandized fear, imperialism, and war.

Laurie Manwell has a BSc in Biology and Psychology, an MSc in Biology (cellular/molecular/developmental), and is
currently a PhD candidate in Behavioral Neuroscience and Toxicology at the University of Guelph. She has published
research on the effects of drugs on learning, memory, and behavior (Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior),
information processing (Psychonomic Bulletin and Review), self-esteem, emotion, and motivation (Journal of
Personality and Social Psychology), political psychology and democracy (American Behavioral Scientist), and
cellular and molecular biology (Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology).

With the support of NSERC's Michael Smith Foreign Study Award, she studied factors that modulate neural stem cell
production during transient illness and limb regeneration at the University of Florida.

She has also authored
Faulty Towers of Belief: Part I. Demolishing the Iconic Psychological Barriers to 9/11 Truth and
Faulty Towers of Belief: Part II. Rebuilding the Road to Freedom of Reason at the
Journal of 9/11 Studies. She will be speaking with Buddhist scholar Graeme MacQueen September 4th, at 7 p.m. in the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre in Bloomington, Indiana on the topic of
Peace through Truth: 9/11 and State Crimes Against

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Awareness of SCADs should help the Truth Movement gain greater support and public acceptance. Please sign the State Crimes Against Democracy Testament and Proclamation

9/11 was topic of the day - but Laurie was not able to be there

Just an update...

Laurie was not able to participate in this scheduled broadcast due to what appears to a slight scheduling mixup.

But here is the link to the archive of the broadcast - from Sept 2, 2010