Articles by Terrence McCoy

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The Amazon Undone: Deforesters Are Plundering the Amazon and Brazil Is Letting Them Get away with It
Terrence McCoy | The Washington Post - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Sep 2022

30 Aug 2022 – A Failure of Enforcement: series revealing how crime, corruption and greed are speeding the destruction of the world’s largest rainforest.

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The Amazon, Undone: Death in the Forest
Terrence McCoy | The Washington Post - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Mar 2022

17 Mar 2022 – The groups, which dominate this stretch of the forest, had unleashed a wave of fire and destruction that was transforming much of southern Amazonas state into smoldering pastureland. The way they solve problems is with violence.

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‘Learned Helplessness’: The Chilling Psychological Concept behind the CIA’s Interrogation Methods
Terrence McCoy – The Washington Post, 15 Dec 2014

[The qualification ‘torture’ is not used one single time in this piece. –TMS editor] The concept: “exposing organisms to aversive events which they cannot control,” according to a later paper in the Journal of Experimental Psychology co-authored by Martin E. Seligman. Learned helplessness occurs when a subject is so broken he will not even attempt escape if the opportunity presents itself.

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