Freedom of Thought
Program

June 29 - July 2, 2001 - at the Urania-Haus, Berlin

Friday - June 29, 2001

20h: Opening event at the "Delphi Filmpalast"

3 p.m.: A campus tour on genetic research on Friday, 29 June, 2001. Meeting point: in front of the cafeteria of the "Silberlaube". We provide information on university departments which work in the field of genetic technology and on their historical bearings: the company MoloGen on Fabeckstraße where genetic therapy is developed - the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics - the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Genetics and Eugenics which had been on Ihnestraße until 1945. theholychurchofdna@gmx.de

Saturday - June 30, 2001

in the "Humboldt-Saal" of the Urania-Haus:

Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry

First Day of the Trial

First Theme -
The history of psychiatry:
Euthanasia, lobotomy, electroshock

10:oo - 12:oo h

 

Opening of the Proceedings:
Presentation of the Accusation /

Prof. Thomas Szasz,
Prof. George Alexander

13:oo - 14:3o h

Hearing of Witnesses and Experts

15:oo - 16:3o h

17:oo - 18:3o h

19:3o - 21:oo h

in the "Kleist-Saal" of the Urania-Haus:

Geist gegen Gene (The Mind Challenges Genes)

11:oo h
Opening speech:
Prof. Dr. Gerburg Treusch-Dieter

13:oo h
Podium discussion:
"Decoding of the human genome and the patenting of human genes
"
Moderator: Elke Heitmüller (Psychologist, Berlin)
-- Silvia Mathies (Film producer, Munich)
-- Dr. Andreas Lösch (Sociologist, Freiburg University)
-- Uta Wagenmann ("Ethical Gene Network", Berlin)

16:oo h
Speech and subsequent discussion:
Ernst Klee (Author, Film producer):
"Verständnis für Täter, Verhöhnung der Opfer
"
("Sympathy for the perpetrators, derision for the victims")

18:oo h
Podium discussion:
"Critical psychology: Pathologising as a political question"

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Ian Parker
(Manchester Metropolitan University, Professor of Psychology in the Discourse Unit)

--
Prof. Dr. Erica Burman
(Manchester Metropolitan University, Women’s Studies)
-- Dr. Eugenie Georgaca
(Sheffield Hallam University, Communication Studies)
-- Dr. Ian Hodges
(University of Westminster, Psychology)
-- Angel Gordo Lopez
(Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Department of Sociology IV)
-- Dr. Terence McLaughlin
(Asylum magazine UK, Executive Editor)

Sunday - July 1, 2001
Russell Tribunal on Human Rights in Psychiatry


Second Day of the Trial

Second Theme -
The Laws, Censorship and Stigmatisation:

11:oo - 12:3o h

 

Hearing of Witnesses and Experts

13:3o - 15:oo h

15:3o - 17:oo h

17:3o - 19:oo h

2o:oo - 21:oo h

Jury Meeting and Closing Statement

Geist gegen Gene (The Mind Challenges Genes)

11:oo h
Speech and subsequent discussion:
Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders (SIPRI Chemical and Biological Warfare Project):

"Scientific and technological progress and the future of the norm against biological weapons"

13:oo h

Podium discussion:
"Genetic technology and warfare"

Moderator: Theodor Heinze
--
Dr. Jan van Aken (the sunshine project germany, Hamburg)
-- Dr. Jean Pascal Zanders (SIPRI Chemical and Biological Warfare Project)
-- Ms. Jacqueline Simon (SIPRI Chemical and Biological Warfare Project)

16:oo h

Speech and subsequent discussion:
-- Prof. Dr. Ivan Illich (Medical critic, Mexico)
-- Silja Samerski (Biologist, Bremen University)

18:oo h
Podium discussion:
"The future of mankind"

Moderation: Ursel Fuchs (Journalist, Duesseldorf)
-- Dr. Silja Samerski (Biologist, Bremen University)
-- Dr. Maria Wolf (Pedagogue; Innsbruck, Austria)
-- René Talbot (Futuristen Berlin)


Monday - July 2, 2001

Press conference:

11:oo h Final statement and interviews



In the "Einstein-Saal" of the Urania-Haus:

Film program

Saturday, June 30:

The Verdict of the Foucault Tribunal - 11.00 /

Die Hoelle von Ueckermuende - 12.30 /

The shock corridor -13.10 /

For Your Own Good - 15.00 /

Idiots - 16.20 /

Healing by killing - 18.20 /

Unheimliches Wiedersehen - 20.00 /

Tod im Reagenzglas - 20.40 /

Experimente an Wehrlosen patienten - 21.30 /

 

July 1:

Frances -11.00 /

Monos como Becky -13.30 /

Homo Sapiens 1900 - 15.10 /

Force Against Conviction-16.45 /

I walked with a zombie -17.45 /

Sichten und Vernichten - 19.00 /

Ich klage an - 19.50 /

Moerdersiche Diagnose - 22.00 /

 

Film directors present: Ernst Klee, Syvia Mathies, Hagai Aviel

Filmprogram: Florian Heitmueller and Kumaran Zaneshan. Changes possible

 

 

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