Matt Wilson

33 Flips | 3 Magazines | 4 Likes | 2 Following | 4 Followers | @fairwindswait | Bay Area native. Part-time punk. Vegetarian. Pseudo audiophile. Almost an activist. Community college undergrad majoring in psychology.

Judges rule that UK spying doesn't violate human rights

British spies may be peeking into webcams and modifying internet traffic, but all that is above board -- if you ask the UK's Investigatory Powers Tribunal, anyway. Its judges have ruled that the Government Communications Headquarters' (GCHQ) intelligence gathering practices aren't violating the …

Syria Claims Israel Made Two Air Strikes Near Damascus

Syria accused Israel of carrying out two air strikes near its capital Damascus on Sunday.<p>The Syrian army made a statement on state television …

Middle East

Rally for Gaza in Washington, D.C. - Photos - 10 of 23

Protesters gather in Lafayette Square across from the White House in opposition to Israel's military operation in Gaza, Aug.2.<p>(Photo: M.Scott Mahaskey/POLITICO)

White House: Shelling of U.N. facility by Israelis 'totally unacceptable'

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian cease-fire to begin Friday morning, the United Nations and United States …

Gaza conflict: David Cameron says genuine peace deal becoming 'impossible'

Prime Minister says Israel's conflict with Hamas means two-state solution beginning to look 'impossible'<p>Israel's conflict with Hamas is making it "impossible" to agree a "genuine peace deal", David Cameron has said in what is the UK's most trenchant intervention yet in three-and-a-half weeks of …

Gaza crisis: UN and US announce ceasefire - as it happened

• <b>In a joint statement issued late Thursday, the UN and US announced</b> that “all parties” had agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza and Israel to begin Friday morning at 8am local time (1am ET).• <b><br>Diplomats were to convene “right away” in Cairo</b> to try to reach an agreement to end hostilities.• <b><br>Israeli</b> …

Israel Acknowledges Mortar Strike at UN School, But Denies Casualties

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Israel

Israel approves extension of cease-fire in Gaza; Hamas rejects it

Israel late Saturday authorized an extension of the humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza for another 24 hours at the request of the United Nations, Israeli officials told CNN.<p>But Hamas rejected a cease-fire extension, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.<p>"Any humanitarian cease-fire that does not include …

Fleeing Israeli Troops, Gaza Muslims Find Refuge in a Christian Church

During a brief lull in the fighting Wednesday, we were able to visit a devastated neighborhood and the church where those driven from their homes …

Israel bans radio advert listing names of children killed in Gaza

The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio advertisement from a human rights organisation which listed the names of some of the scores of children killed in Gaza since the conflict began 17 days ago.<p>B'Tselem's appeal against the decision was rejected on Wednesday. It intends to petition …

Fever/District 6 review – insights into South Africa's past traumas

Twenty years after the formal dismantling of apartheid, this venturesome studio theatre has had the bright idea of staging a South Africa season. Even if it would have been good to have had a work about the country's present predicament, these two pieces, playing in rep with an Athol Fugard …

Measurability: Global Burden of Armed Vi

Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011<p>The <i>Global Burden of Armed Violence 2011</i> takes an integrated approach to the complex and volatile dynamics of …

UN's Navi Pillay warns of Israel Gaza 'war crimes'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1095000/1095400_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524685657_54990b0eaddd877a29de6459d4fc6f79<p><b>The UN's top human rights official has condemned Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip, saying that war crimes may have been committed.</b><p>Navi …

Israeli shelling rocks Gaza; Palestinian toll tops 500

Israeli forces pummeled Gaza Strip towns with airstrikes and artillery Monday, pushing the Palestinian death toll in two weeks of fighting well past 500 and sending civilians streaming from their homes, many with little more than the clothes they were wearing.<p>The Israeli military reported seven of …

Viet Cong :: Cassette

Viet Cong, a Calgary quartet made up of former Women bandmates Matt Flegel (bass) and Mike Wallace (drums), as well as guitarists Monty Munro and …

Epigenetics 101: a beginner’s guide to explaining everything

Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its ability to fill in some of the gaps in our scientific knowledge is mentioned everywhere from …

Twin Holocaust survivors describe arriving at Auschwitz

The Psychology Behind Why Music Helps You Work Out

We know that music helps a lot of us through a workout, but the the psychology behind when music works and when it doesn't is still being …

What psychologists can learn about you based on what you draw

Does what you draw, and how you draw it, reveal who you are? There are a whole battery of psychological tests that give people art projects, and …

Physics envy: Do ‘hard’ sciences hold the solution to the replication crisis in psychology?

Psychology is evolving faster than ever. For decades now, many areas in psychology have relied on what academics call “questionable research practices” – a comfortable euphemism for types of malpractice that distort science but which fall short of the blackest of frauds, fabricating data.<p>But now a …

Professional Help: 5 Ways You're Influenced by Numbers Psychology

<i>Marketers at Virginia Tech share stealthy new ways to control how people perceive numbers that go far beyond simple psychological pricing.</i><p>Retailers almost never round up because of psychological pricing, the old marketing rule that dictates that consumers are more easily swayed by prices that end …

Why Solitary Confinement Is The Worst Kind Of Psychological Torture

There may be as many as 80,000 American prisoners currently locked-up in a SHU, or segregated housing unit. Solitary confinement in a SHU can cause …

Human Rights

The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.<p>11 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Help Scout<p>The psychology of color as it relates to persuasion is one of the most interesting--and most controversial--aspects of marketing.<p><b>The reason:</b> Most …

Psychology

A case for case report forms in psychology

The replication debate in psychology has been stoked again this week, after Harvard University professor Jason Mitchell posted an essay on his website essentially arguing that replications do more harm than good. I’m not going to critique the essay – neuroskeptic, neuropolarbear, Chris Said and …

Pope Francis and the psychology of exorcism and possession | Professor Chris French

Endorsement of exorcism by the Vatican will do nothing to prevent future tragedies like the death of Victoria Climbié<p>Last week it was reported that Pope Francis had formally recognised the International Association of Exorcists, a group of 250 priests spread across 30 countries who supposedly cast …

The Week in Review: Violence in Gaza

Since the murder of three Israeli teenagers in the West Bank last month, simmering tensions between Israel and Palestine have risen to a boil. …