"Their Lives Were Ruined": Victims Of CIA MK-Ultra Brainwash

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"Their Lives Were Ruined": Victims Of CIA MK-Ultra Brainwash

Postby elfismiles » Wed May 23, 2018 3:21 pm

Don't have time at the moment to comment / search the forum on this topic as I'd like but ...

A - there already was a Canadian fund for paying back victims, I just can't find the refs to it yet.
B - I believe we've talked here before about the picture used in this article that now allegedly IDs the young gir.

"Their Lives Were Ruined": Victims Of CIA MK-Ultra Brainwashing Plan Class-Action Suit
by Tyler Durden, Tue, 05/22/2018 - 20:20

Survivors and families of those who were affected by Project MK-Ultra, also called the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) mind control program, administered at McGill University’s Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal are preparing a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec and federal governments because of what they alleged had been done to them five decades ago.

According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), more than forty Canadians for the first time gathered at a Montreal condo over the weekend to share their disturbing stories about how MK-Ultra destroyed their lives.

“The government should offer an apology and there should be recognition of the injustice that was done,” says Gina Blasbalg, who unknowingly became a patient at the Allan Memorial Institute in her teens in the 1960s.

Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse (SAAGA), as the group calls itself on Facebook, includes both victims and family members of Canadians who unknowingly participated in the CIA-funded brainwashing experiments under the supervision of Dr. Ewen Cameron, director of the psychiatric hospital between the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s.

During the length of the program, Cameron conducted “depatterning” and “psychic driving” experiments that attempted to erase a patient’s memories and even attempted to reprogram them with new thoughts.

The Canadian government funded Cameron with roughly $500,000 between 1950 and 1965 — $4 million in 2018 dollars, along with sizeable funding from the CIA. Project MK-Ultra at Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal operated using a front organization called the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology.

Patients started the program with relatively insignificant mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression. In many cases, Cameron tested “drugs like LSD and PCP, medically induced sleep for extended periods, and oversaw extreme forms of electroshock therapy and sensory deprivation,” explained CBC.

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My name is Ellen Atkin. That is my grade 2 class photo inset on the right. The girl in the bed is me. My mother was Emma Jane Crunican. She was in the Sleep Therapy programme in Montreal in the 50’s. My father, John Atkin, was also a subject of MK-Ultra. My brother, Michael Atkin, died when he was 19. My sister is heavily medicated after going insane in the ‘80’s. (Source: rawtraveling.blogspot.ca)

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Known as Mk-Ultra girl. (Source: rawtraveling.blogspot.ca)

Words From the Mk-Ultra Girl


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Some patients have even claimed, they were forced into medically-induced comas for days or weeks at a time while a speaker played looped noises or repeated phrases.

“These were innocent people that went in for mild depression… They came out completely ravaged and their life was ruined,” Marlene Levenson, whose aunt was admitted to Allan Memorial Institute, told CTV Montreal.

Angela Bardosh’s mother Nancy Layton, who attended the Allan Memorial Institute decades ago, showed CTV Montreal a note from her mother that read: “They destroyed many parts of me. I’m lucky to be alive.”

Bardosh said her mother was admitted to the facility as a teenager due to depression. Bardosh claims her mother spent six months in Cameron’s MK-Ultra program, where she developed acute schizophrenia and ruined her entire life.

“It’s horrific to go back, it’s very emotional,” said Bardosh. “For me, personally, it took me years to even read my mom’s medical records.”

The survivors and families of Project MK-Ultra have now banded together and announced at the Sunday meeting that a major class-action lawsuit against Quebec and federal governments is nearing.

“A class-action lawsuit to sue the Canadian government, maybe also the Quebec government and the Allan Memorial Institute. It would first have to be approved by the Quebec Superior Court, which could take four to six months,” said Montreal lawyer Alan Stein, who has represented numerous survivors of Project MK-Ultra at the Allan Memorial Institute facility.

In an email to CBC, the Candian Justice Department said that a 1986 inquiry by George Cooper into Cameron’s Project MK-Ultra “concluded that Canada did not hold any legal liability or moral responsibility in respect of these treatments.”

“As this matter may be before the courts it would be inappropriate to comment further.”

Though the CIA ended the once-secretive mind control program in the 1970s, it is clear that Western governments have suppressed all information about the program to their civilian populations. As for the pending class-action lawsuit in Canada, well, it could be just enough momentum to spread the truth and unlock the secrets about what really happened during the Mk-Ultra years. Stay tuned!


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Re: "Their Lives Were Ruined": Victims Of CIA MK-Ultra Brain

Postby elfismiles » Wed May 23, 2018 3:26 pm

Man ... I must be searching wrong ... it seems like the search results have been scrubbed clean except for these refs in this ONE book:

The Remainders eBook: James K. Clarke, Dorothy Mills: Amazon.in ...
https://www.amazon.in/Remainders-James- ... B00A5CC998

... the CIA launched a covert operation code-named MK-ULTRA (pronounced .... to 1960 the Canadian government issued The Allan Memorial Fund in excess of ...
The Remainders eBook: James K. Clarke, Dorothy Mills: Amazon.ca ...
https://www.amazon.ca/Remainders-James- ... B00A5CC998

... the CIA launched a covert operation code-named MK-ULTRA (pronounced .... to 1960 the Canadian government issued The Allan Memorial Fund in excess of ...
[PDF]The Remainders
ebooks.videorebenok.com/The_Remainders.pdf

... the CIA launched a covert operation code-named MK-ULTRA (pronounced ... to 1960 the Canadian government issued The Allan Memorial Fund in excess of ...

From 1940 to 1960 the Canadian government issued The Allan Memorial Fund in excess of $500,000. The institute also
received another $60,000 from a CIA covert operation called the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology from 1957 to
1961.


elfismiles » 23 May 2018 19:21 wrote:Don't have time at the moment to comment / search the forum on this topic as I'd like but ...

A - there already was a Canadian fund for paying back victims, I just can't find the refs to it yet.
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Re: "Their Lives Were Ruined": Victims Of CIA MK-Ultra Brain

Postby Grizzly » Wed May 23, 2018 5:17 pm

Miles...

Man ... I must be searching wrong


It's not just you. I think they are definitely scrubbing shit. With our tax payer dollars...
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Re: "Their Lives Were Ruined": Victims Of CIA MK-Ultra Brain

Postby elfismiles » Fri May 25, 2018 11:47 am

Grizzly » 23 May 2018 21:17 wrote:Miles...

Man ... I must be searching wrong


It's not just you. I think they are definitely scrubbing shit. With our tax payer dollars...


I _WAS_ using the wrong search terms ... I kept thinking it was called the "Allan Memorial Fund" but it was actually called...

"The Allan Memorial Institute Depatterned Persons Assistance Plan"

Vanderperre, Julie. “Declassified: Mind Control at McGill.” The McGill Tribune.
http://www.mcgilltribune.com/mind-contr ... -mk-ultra/

More coverage...

Group affected by CIA brainwashing experiments wants public apology, compensation from government
Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse includes victims in brainwashing experiments in Montreal
Lisa Ellenwood · CBC News · Posted: May 21, 2018 7:21 AM ET | Last Updated: May 22

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Alison Steel, who helped victims and their families connect, was overwhelmed on Sunday that everyone had finally come together. (Lisa Ellenwood/CBC)

A group of Canadians affected by CIA brainwashing experiments conducted at McGill University's Allan Memorial Institute met for the first time on Sunday to start organizing for a public apology and compensation from the federal government through a possible class-action.

Around 40 people gathered at a Montreal condo to share their stories, cry and support each other. The pain, many said, was palpable in the room.

"The government should offer an apology and there should be recognition of the injustice that was done," says Gina Blasbalg, who became a patient at the Allan in her teens in 1959, and drove with her husband from Richmond, B.C., to attend the weekend meeting.

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Marilyn Rappaport, whose sister was a patient at the Allan Memorial Institute speaks to the SAAGA group on Sunday in Montreal. (Lisa Ellenwood/CBC)

​Survivors Allied Against Government Abuse (SAAGA), as the group calls itself, includes both victims and family members of people who were unwitting participants in brainwashing experiments conducted under the supervision of Dr. Ewen Cameron, director of the psychiatric hospital between 1943 and 1964.

Cameron, co-founder of the World Psychiatric Association and president of various other psychiatric associations over his career, ran "depatterning" and "psychic driving" experiments that attempted to erase a patient's memories and reprogram them with new thoughts.

He tested experimental drugs like LSD and PCP, medically induced sleep for extended periods, and oversaw extreme forms of electroshock therapy and sensory deprivation. Many of his patient's brains were then left damaged.

WATCH | The Fifth Estate: Brainwashed: The secret CIA experiments in Canada
http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2017-2 ... -in-canada

The federal government provided Cameron with more than $500,000 between 1950 and 1965 — $4 million in today's dollars — along with a smaller amount of funding from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, using a front organization called the Society for the Investigation of Human Ecology.

Today, many people argue that Cameron's experiments are part of the foundation for contemporary psychological torture techniques.

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Children of Violet Winnifred Malboeuf: Laurel Malbeouf, left, Janice Shaw, centre left, Judy Henry, centre right, and Lorraine Taylor, right. (Lisa Ellenwood/CBC)

Four daughters of victim Violet Winnifred Malboeuf came from various towns in Quebec and Ontario to attend Sunday's meeting.

Janice Shaw explained that she and her siblings all had extremely difficult childhoods without their mother, but now they are relieved to know that there are other people to talk to who went through similar experiences.

The sisters and their two brothers were placed in foster care because their mother was incapable of raising them after her stay at the Allan Memorial Institute. A few days ago, they received some of their mother's medical records from the Department of Justice. One of the documents was a handwritten letter by their mother outlining her experience at the Allan.
Intrigued by case of compensation

Sunday's gathering would not have happened without CBC News investigative journalist Elizabeth Thompson. She regularly checks the government public account records for story ideas, and noticed a line about compensation for someone who had been depatterned at the Allan Memorial Institute.

Federal government quietly compensates daughter of brainwashing experiments victim
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/cia-bra ... -1.4373590

Thompson, who grew up in Montreal and worked for local newspapers, knew the history of the Allan Memorial Institute and was intrigued.

She called Montreal lawyer Alan Stein, who has represented numerous survivors of the Allan, and he confirmed that one of his clients, Alison Steel, was the person who received the compensation last year — long after her father first attempted to get compensation in the 1990s.

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Gina and Ralph Blasbalg, both wearing white shirts, drove from Richmond, B.C., to attend the Montreal meeting. (Lisa Ellenwood/CBC)

They had reached an out-of-court settlement with the Canadian justice department in exchange for dropping the lawsuit, and Steel had to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

​The recent CBC News articles and The Fifth Estate documentary Brainwashed led to a flood of emails from victims and their families. People wanted to know how to access medical records and compensation, and more than anything they wanted to connect with each other. Steel agreed to talk with them so The Fifth Estate sent along their emails.

Trudeau government gag order in CIA brainwashing case silences victims, lawyer says
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/canadian- ... -1.4448933

"For awhile there I was receiving two or three calls per day," Steel says. "People didn't want to talk about it, but now they are realizing that so many others are in the same boat."

At the meeting, Steel was overwhelmed that everyone had finally come together.

Last February, they organized a private Facebook group and came up with a name. They created SAAGA, with the goal of seeking justice, a public apology and compensation.

Help in launching class-action suit

SAAGA announced at the Sunday meeting that Stein has agreed to assist the group in launching a class-action lawsuit to sue the Canadian government, maybe also the Quebec government and the Allan Memorial Institute. It would first have to be approved by the Quebec Superior Court, which could take four to six months, Stein said.

In an email, the Justice Department told CBC News that a 1986 inquiry by George Cooper into Cameron's depatterning work "concluded that Canada did not hold any legal liability or moral responsibility in respect of these treatments."

"As this matter may be before the courts it would be inappropriate to comment further."

The Fifth Estate began exposing wrongdoing at the Allan Memorial Institute in 1980 and continues to follow this story. We are in the process of building a website where we will gather together the stories of patients who underwent the brainwashing experiments, and their families.

If you would like to share your family's story, please send us an email: AMIstories@cbc.ca. We will try to include as many stories as possible on the website.

With files from CBC's Elizabeth Thompson

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/project-m ... -1.4662321
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