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New Book: "Skewed: Psychiatric hegemony and the manufacture of mental illness in Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Gulf War Syndrome, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome"

Author: Martin J. Walker

The information on the cover states: "SKEWED is a detailed investigation into the psychiatric diagnosis of a range of illnesses which some have suggested are actually caused by chemicals. The book traces the chemical company's arguments against their products causing illnesses, and it tracks the growth of the theory promoted by them that individuals who report symptoms of chemically induced ill health have personality disorders. The book asks how psychiatric theories of 'unexplained illness' have managed to gain ascendancy and shape the diagnosis, research funding and public perception of these illnesses in Britain."

The forward is by Per Dalen, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, who writes: "For some years now I have been convinced that the concept of somatization is being exploited for reasons that are only partly transparent. Scientifically there is no basis for the remarkable expansion of this field... In Skewed, Martin Walker investigates the vested interests involved in the problem of somatization and 'unexplained illness.' " Read the forward in full at  

SKEWED is published by Slingshot Publications, BM Box 8314, London WC1N 3XX, England; cover price £12.00. NOTE FROM PUBLISHER Cheques or postal orders must be sent with orders to Slingshot - no books can be sent out without payment. Campaigning groups who wish to raise money by selling the book, can contact Slingshot about receiving copies at very reduced rates.

Martin J Walker's last book was "Dirty Medicine," described by Christopher Bird (author of The Secret Life of Plants) as "a masterpiece of investigative journalism and attentive scholarship, elegantly written."

"PLAN COLOMBIA : Cashing-in on the Drug-War Failure"

A 57-minute documentary about the U.S. "War-on-Drugs" in Colombia

September 2003 : $87 billion requested to the US Congress by Bush for his so-called "war-on-terror" in Iraq make the headlines. However, when the same Bush requested half a billion dollars for his "Andean Initiative" a week earlier, it went practically unreported by the media. That was no coincidence. The war in Colombia is supposed to remain invisible, unnoticed while another war rumbles loudly in the Persian Gulf.

Brought to you by Gerard Ungerman and Audrey Brohy who made "Hidden Wars of Desert Storm" (a documentary internationally shown and acclaimed as an eye-opener on the 1991 Gulf War) "Plan Colombia..." looks at why former Colombian President Andres Pastrana abruptly stepped up violence against the leftist guerrilla movements of Colombia (FARC and ELN) as soon as he received the U.S. military aid package under the so-called anti-drug "Plan Colombia." Now that the U.S. State Dept. openly targets the FARC guerillas it calls "terrorists," what is left of the initial anti-narcotics purpose of the US "Plan Colombia?"  Is the U.S. Government concerned still with fighting drugs? After 20 years of drug-wars in the Andes resulting in a two fold increase of cocaine import in the U.S. in the last ten years alone, could there be alternate purposes to a plan focused on beefing up the local military and spraying coca-fields only in rebel-held parts of the country when coca is grown all around Colombia ?

Noam Chomsky, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, Colombian Presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt (now a hostage of the FARC), U.S. Members of Congress John Conyers and Jim McGovern, U.S. State Department officials, a World Wildlife Fund scientist as well as many Colombians from all walks of life, including guerilla-leaders..., all shed light on the complex issues of drug-trafficking and civil struggle in Colombia and on the impact of both the current chemical-spray program carried out by U.S. Defense-contractor Dyncorp and the multi-billion dollar-aid package delivered to the brutal Colombian military. Additional insights are provided on the significant factor OIL has become in the Colombian equation, a country with the same oil potential as Venezuela, today the second largest oil supplier to the U.S.

Until Nov. 1st, 2003, "Plan Colombia: Cashing-In on the Drug-War Failure" will be made available to Justice Vision's subscribers with a $5.00 discount at $ 20.00  instead of the regular $ 25. We also make available two six-hour compilations of full interviews. In English, one features Noam Chomsky, Ramsey Clark, the late Senator Paul Wellstone, Congressmen John Conyers, and Jim McGovern, Professor Alfred McCoy (author of "The Politics of Heroin") and many others. In Spanish, the other one features a wide range of Colombian personalities including members of Congress, political, human-rights and religious figures, members of the Colombian military as well as Guerilla leaders and coca-farmers. Each of these compilations costs $15.00, both cost $25.00 with a $5.00 discount = $20.00. Shipping for one or several tapes is an additional $7.00. A Spanish version of the doc will be available in early October. VHS is the only format for sale now. All details are available at < >.

At Free-Will, we thank you immensely for your continued interest and support. Our team just came back from a two-and-a-half month trip to Iraq, Pakistan, and Afghanistan and we are now striving to complete a new documentary as soon as possible. Please, remember that Free-Will only gets funded by selling its documentaries to supporters like you, no government institution or corporation will back us up evidently and we are totally self-financing each and every one of our projects. All contributions are dearly appreciated, so we encourage you to check our other productions on < >. Your support is our survival as an independent documentary-film-making team.

Thank you very much all,

Gerard Ungerman & Audrey Brohy

Free-Will Productions

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