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August 10, 2004

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Judges Against the Drug War: Looking for Volunteers. Find out more!


Accelerating Change 2004
Physical Space, Virtual Space, and Interface
Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
November 5 - 7, 2004

This week CCLE director Wrye Sententia will contribute the cognitive liberty perspective at the fifth annual Humanity 3000, a seminar bringing together key participants from the physical, biological, and social sciences for multidisciplinary discussions to "identify and address issues critical to the long term future of humanity." This event is hosted by the Foundation for the Future (

Release of the film The Manchurian Candidate resulted in two articles mentioning the Center for Cognitive Liberty & Ethics:


New Ways to Loosen Addiction's Grip
By Anahad O'Connor, New York Times, Aug 3, 2004
"Although experts acknowledge that drug abuse begins as a voluntary behavior, many argue that at some point a perilous line is crossed.... Over the years, chemical substitutes that mimic addictive drugs, activating the reward circuitry and reducing cravings, have had the most success in treating addiction." >> Read more

Children to get jabs against drug addiction: Ministers consider vaccination scheme. Heroin, cocaine and nicotine targeted
Sophie Goodchild and Steve Bloomfield, The Independent (UK), July 25, 2004
"Under the plans, doctors would immunise children at risk of becoming smokers or drug users with an injection. The scheme could operate in a similar way to the current nationwide measles, mumps and rubella vaccination programme." >> Read more

Smart Pill, anyone?
By Henry I. Miller/David Longtin, Washington Times, July 21, 2004
"This field of "psychopharmacological enhancement" is growing in intensity and sophistication." >> Read more

Can popping pills make your life better?
Claire Sawers, The Scotsman, July 21, 2004
"Pharmaceutical analysts estimate the worldwide market in lifestyle drugs is worth around 11 billion a year, with the potential for huge growth. The irony is that the vast majority of this pill-popping is not based on clinical need." >> Read more

'We can implant entirely false memories'
By Laura Spinney, The Guardian (UK)
"You were abducted by aliens, you saw Bugs Bunny at Disneyland, and then you went up in a balloon. Didn't you? Laura Spinney on our remembrance of things past" >> Read more


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