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28th June 2017: Asylum Magazine 30th Anniversary Conference Party

Please come and help us celebrate the 30th anniversary conference of ‘Asylum Magazine for Democratic Psychiatry’ in the community and promote the ideas which it has represented over the many years it has been running. Asylum magazine is 30 years old now and year after year it has been a platform for people who have had something critical to say about psychiatry.  Read more

Asylum Conference Poster: European Network for Democratic Mental Health; Argument of the meeting on the situation in Greece, Thessaloniki 05/25/2017

Greece has become a laboratory for neoliberal policies of the European Union. The brutal imposition of the laws of the financial markets, of counter-reforms aimed at the destruction of public services and of social protection, has led to a humanitarian and political crisis that is worsening day by day, while placing democracy under guardianship in the name of the repayment of an illegal, illegitimate and odious debt. Read more

Asylum Conference Action and Reaction: Bob Dylan needs Asylum help give him a home…

Asylum Magazine, which promotes dialogue and debate about mental health and psychiatry, comes out four times a year. The title, ASYLUM, was chosen for its original etymological meanings – through Latin from Greek to English – of a refuge, a right not to be seized. Asylum – which publishes all kinds of writing, including poetry and prose – has a long history of promoting alternative and challenging perspectives on mental health. Read more

The Porous University: Opening up the University; Being and becoming critically academically literate? by Gordon Asher

In contexts of an intensifying neoliberalisation of the Higher Education sector, this short verbal provocation proposes accepting Freire’s exhortation to begin with where we are at – to develop critical understandings of our lived contexts and contemporary conjuncture of crises, including of Higher Education. Read more