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Remembering Don Weitz, 1930-2021, Resistor of the "psychiatric machine"

Please see Irit 's tribute to Don Weitz in Mad in America as well as information about Don Weitz's book Resistance Matters: The Radical Vision of an Antipsychiatry Activist,


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...  Of all the many amazing activists I have been privileged to know, Don was by far the fiercest, most passionate, dedicated, determined, courageous and persistent. His lifelong fight against oppression and for human rights—not only of psychiatric survivors but also of Black, brown and Indigenous people, women, refugees, immigrants, prisoners, and all poor people—has always set a shining example for the rest of us.

Any ordinary person would likely have been crushed by the forced administration of the more than 100 sub-coma insulin shock “treatments” to which Don was subjected as a young man. But Don was no ordinary person. He survived and thrived, and spent the rest of his long life defending and helping the victims of psychiatric torture and so many other forms of injustice. ...

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