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October 15, 2004

Top Cognitive Liberty News |
From Richard Glen Boire of the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics

Due to a shortfall in fundraising, the CCLE was forced to lay-off Stephanie Anderson, one the brightest and coolest people we've ever worked with. She's been an employee since 2000, and we're very sorry to see her leave. With Stephanie a free agent, that leaves just Wrye Sententia and myself at the helm.

With just the two of us here, we're working harder than ever on the public education aspect of our work. Two people working alone can't change the world, but by educating and inspiring others, we hope to serve as fulcrums for a much wider and deeper examination of the importance of freedom of thought. Now some specifics:


Revolutionary Minds
I was just honored as 1 of 18 "revolutionary minds redefining science" by SEED Magazine. The actual magazine version also features my back-of-an-envelope drawing depicting cognitive liberty as the massive hidden part of a Constitutional Rights iceberg. It just hit newsstands.

Open Secrets
My comments about the DEA's Microgram publication going public after decades of secrecy, are now available online by following the above link to the article in Reason Magazine written by Michael Erard.

Injecting Tyranny (Pharmacotherapy #1)
The same issue of Reason (see above) has a good article by Jacob Sullum, based on the CCLE's Pharamacotherapy Report.

Vaccinating Against Vice (Pharmacotherapy #2) published a lengthy article on pharmacotherapy and other neuropolicing developments, featuring many quotes from the CCLE's Stephanie Anderson.

   The CCLE's Pharmacotherapy Report is here:
If you're interested in what the future of the drug war could look like, don't miss this report. The CCLE spent over a year researching and preparing it. You can download it free. Please spread the word.

Memory Management Drugs, Now  in Romanian
If you speak Romanian (or have Romanian-speaking friends), check out the new translation of one of my articles on some of the cognitive liberty issues related to pharmaceuticals designed to boost or attenuate memory.

Drug Testing for Mushrooms? - New Ask Dr. Shulgin Answer
The good doctor has answered another question. Check it out, and ask your own.


The Prospect of Human Enhancement>

CCLE director, Wrye Sententia will be speaking on in Washington D.C. for an October 29th panel debate with President's Council on Bioethics Chair, Leon Kass; council member William Hurlbut of Stanford U; Chair of the World Transhumanist Association, Nick Bostrom, and Andrew Kimbrell, Executive Director International Center for Technology Assessment. Sententia will address how the President's Council on Bioethics Report: "Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness" while purporting to support such foundational clauses in support of human freedom and happiness in the US Declaration of Independence, in fact presupposes and dictates just what that happiness or freedom is or should be.

Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications of Advances in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Neurotechnologies

CCLE director, Wrye Sententia, and CCLE advisor, Zack Lynch, will be at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting. Zack Lynch will be speaking on the Saturday, Oct. 30th panel on: "Ethical, Legal and Societal Implications of Advances in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, and Neurotechnologies."

"Under the Influence" Book Release Party in NYC
I have a piece "On Cognitive Liberty" in the new book "Under the Influence" released later this month by the Disinformation Company. They're having a release party in NYC. I'll be in California, but if you're in NYC this will definitely be the place to spend your evening.

For more info about the book, see:

The party is here:

October 21, 2004, From 9PM to 4AM
Music by (UTI Editor) Preston Peet and DJ Ness (Slipper Room),Expands Your Mind, Go-Go Girls Delirium Tremens and Lady Ace Light Your Fire.

Come celebrate this literary landmark with the editor and contributors

In Manhattan's Lower East Side:

@ Uncle Ming's
225 Avenue B Second Floor
(between 13th and 14th Sts.)

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