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Reference materials Silencing criticism, censorship
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Nov 30, 2010
Scientology "Dark Ops" program exposed, says former top official — Village Voice
Type: Blog
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Village Voice
Former high-level Scientologist Marty Rathbun revealed fascinating material yesterday on his blog: he claims that it's evidence of a detailed "dark ops" program launched in 2006 by Scientology to destroy a woman named Tory Christman, who had left the organization several years earlier. I know Christman well. In 1999 2001, I wrote a lengthy story about her defection, which had gained notoriety because she announced it in an online forum, where for months she had been doing battle with Scientology's critics. ...
Oct 24, 2010
Conversations from the Pale Blue Dot // 075 Russell Miller -- L. Ron Hubbard was a fraud — Common Sense Atheism
Oct 21, 2010
Warning: May be shocking for some, but it is one major reason we are here
Type: Account
How is this for a shocking graphic to start a post? It’s my creation…. well, mostly. I stole it from CCHR. It’s here for shock value, so don’t take it too seriously, okay? Approximately 9 months ago (or so — I’m bad with time, so take that for what it is worth), I approached Marty about writing an entry for his blog. My angle? Simple — hardcore critic — the guy who did the $cientology-KILLS website and T-shirts with OT-III, supports ...
Sep 28, 2010
Secrets of Scientology: A Panorama Special — BBC News
Jul 9, 2010
Des plaintes contre Narconon — Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
More: Unofficial translation by Anonymous
Type: Press
Author(s): Paule Vermot-Desroches
Source: Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
(TROIS-RIVIÈRES) L'organisme Narconon de Trois-Rivières se retrouve une nouvelle fois sur la place publique, depuis que des plaintes pour harcèlement psychologique et sexuel font l'objet d'enquêtes de la part de la Commission des droits de la personne ainsi que de la Commission des normes du travail. La personne à l'origine de ces plaintes, le Montréalais David Edgar Love, est un ancien patient et a été à l'emploi de Narconon une fois sa thérapie terminée. Bien connu pour ses sorties publiques depuis ...
May 13, 2010
Ex-Scientologist reveals details behind 'dangerous cult,' Tom Cruise in new book — PopEater
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Hess
Source: PopEater
Most people know very little about Scientology aside from the fact that Tom Cruise, John Travolta and other celebrities are a part of it, and that it's had its fair share of controversy over the years. A new book is looking to pull back the curtain on the mysterious religion founded by L. Ron Hubbard, and the author certainly knows her stuff. Amy Scobee is a former Scientologist who was in the church for more than two decades, and worked in ...
Apr 21, 2010
Russia bans books by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
RUSSIA is set to ban dozens of texts and recordings by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. "Materials on Scientology by Ron Hubbard have been found extremist and will be banned from distribution in Russia," the Russian prosecutor general's office said in a statement. The ban relates to 28 books and audio-video discs containing lectures by Hubbard, a US science fiction author who founded Scientology in 1954. The ruling was the latest blow to the Church of Scientology, an organisation that some ...
Apr 8, 2010
The falsehoods of the Scientology press release about the lawsuit for damages against Maria Pia Gardini — MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
More: Original link
Type: Press
Author(s): Gianni Leone
Source: MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
[Unofficial English translation by Anonymous of an article in Itialian entitled, "Le falsità del comunicato stampa di Scientology in merito alla richiesta di risarcimento danni a Maria Pia Gardini"] [Quoted] you can read the press release of Scientology, my answer [follows each quoted passage]. The National Church of Scientology of Italy has brought proceedings against Mrs. Maria Pia Di Gasparro Gardini for damages totaling two million euros. Scientology forgot to state that this is what they are asking for ...
Mar 31, 2010
Scientology suing Maria Pia Gardini for 2 million euros [Unofficial English translation of an Italian article] — MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
More: Original article
Type: Press
Author(s): Gianni Leone
Source: MondoRaro Magazine (UK)
Scientology is suing Maria Pia Gardini for 2 million euros and has cowardly decided not to face off against the publisher, Edizioni Paoline, or to sue the journalist co-author of her books, Albert Laggia. The persecutory intentions of the well-known psycho-sect, which is at the center of controversy and trials around the world, are clear. In the citation [dated March 30, 2010 and available in Italian in a PDF file], Maria Pia Gardini is accused of having "behaved and spoken on ...
Mar 29, 2010
GMC panellist was banned for not disclosing links with Scientologists — British Medical Journal (BMJ)
Type: Press
Author(s): Clare Dyer
Source: British Medical Journal (BMJ)
The General Medical Council has been forced to disclose documents it tried to keep secret about its handling of a case involving a lay panel member who was banned from hearing professional conduct cases after failing to disclose the extent of his links with the Church of Scientology. The UK regulator has written to around 70 doctors to tell them that Christopher Brightmore, one of the panel members who sat on their cases, had his contract as a panellist terminated in ...
Mar 29, 2010
Infinite Complacency: Tracing it Back to Source
Type: Blog
Author(s): Jonny Jacobsen
Violence and abuse in Scientology can be traced right back to the founder, L. Ron Hubbard, said a former Sea Org veteran who worked alongside him. At a conference in Hamburg Friday a former veteran Scientologist who worked directly with L. Ron Hubbard painted a devastating picture of the movement’s founder. [...]
Mar 27, 2010
Ex-Scientology lawsuits reveal elite Sea Org group — Associated Press
Type: Press
Author(s): Gillian Flaccus
Source: Associated Press
SAN JACINTO, Calif. – At the edge of arid foothills far outside Los Angeles, hundreds of Scientology followers live on a gated, 500-acre campus and work long hours for almost no pay reproducing the works of founder L. Ron Hubbard and creating the church's teaching and promotional materials. The church says its 5,000 so-called Sea Organization members are religious devotees akin to monks who are exempt from wage requirements and overtime. But two lawsuits filed by two former Sea Org members, ...
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Jesse Prince] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Part 3, Transcript by Anonymous
Type: Account
[Transcript by Anonymous @] Hello, everyone. I guess I'll start off with borrowing a lyric from The Grateful Dead: "What a long, strange trip it's been." My journey into Scientology started in 1976. I was in San Francisco and I was a young guy; I was twenty-one years old and full of piss and vinegar, trying to figure out what to do with my life. And I was walking down the street and this very attractive woman came up ...
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Marc Headley] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Transcript by Anonymous
Type: Account
[Transcript by Anonymous @] Thank you for allowing me to speak to you guys today. My name is Marc Headley and I'm here to tell you about a business enterprise. I'm not gonna be talking about any religious matters whatsoever; I'm going to be talking to you about an organization that I worked for. I worked there for fifteen years, and even after working there for fifteen years, not once was I told of the core religious or philosophy ...
Mar 20, 2010
Intoxiqué par l'Église de scientologie — Le Soleil (Québec, Canada)
More: Unofficial English translation
Type: Press
Author(s): Marc Allard
Source: Le Soleil (Québec, Canada)
[Picture / Caption: Durant son traitement, David Edgar Love dit avoir été surpris de l'omerta qui régnait chez Narconon à propos de la scientologie. La Presse, André Pichette] (Québec) Depuis qu'il est sorti de Narconon, David Edgar Love dort à peine. Il a des flash-backs des expériences traumatisantes qu'il dit avoir vécues dans ce centre de désintoxication scientologue de Trois-Rivières et, parfois, il devient tellement angoissé qu'il en perd le souffle. En novembre, un médecin de la Cité-de-la-Santé de Laval lui ...
Mar 11, 2010
Scientologists try to block 'intolerant' German feature film — The Guardian (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Kate Connolly
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Television network denies claims that Until Nothing Remains depicts group as totalitarian and unethical [Picture / Caption: "Tom Cruise, one of Scientology's most prominent members, was a controversial choice to play a Nazi resistance fighter in Valkyrie."] Germany's state broadcaster is locked in a row with the Church of Scientology which wants to block an upcoming feature film that depicts the controversial organisation as totalitarian and unethical. Bis Nichts Mehr Bleibt, or Until Nothing Remains, dramatises the account of a German ...
Feb 18, 2010
Scientology-Aussteiger Lino Bombonato / Wenn Freunde zu Feinden werden [Unofficial English translation: "Ex-Scientologist Lino Bombonato / When friends turn enemies"] — Stern TV (Germany)
More: Original
Feb 12, 2010
Los Angeles Press Conference: Ex-Scientologists speak out
Feb 4, 2010
Today Tonight: Scientology AVO — Channel 7 (Australia)
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Bryan Seymour
Source: Channel 7 (Australia)
The cult has been in global panic mode ever since Today Tonight aired the stunning allegations tabled by Senator Nick Xenophon. Now, one of the men behind those allegations has found himself in court in a case described by one newspaper as "bizarre". Scientologist Sue Hunt is trying to get an Apprehended Violence Order, or AVO, against former member Aaron Saxton. Ms Hunt claims that during an anti-Scientology protest in Sydney in December, Mr Saxton bashed on her car window and ...
Dec 3, 2009
[Interview with Nancy Many] — KNOP (Washington)
Type: Radio
Source: KNOP (Washington)
Nancy Many appeared on a KNOP radio show today from Washington state to promote her new book, My Billion Year Contract. She talks about her experiences in Scientology as an aide to L. Ron Hubbard, being sent to the RPF by Hubbard where she was locked in the garage of the Fort Harrison Hotel in Clearwater when she was five months pregnant, escaping from Scientology with her husband, disconnection and much more.
Dec 2, 2009
Intimidating and violent: defector — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nick O'Malley
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
A former Scientology leader says bullying is widespread in the church, writes investigations reporter Nick O'Malley. Coerced abortion, violence, intimidation and demands for ever greater "donations" have become unofficial Church of Scientology policy, beginning at its Florida head office and leaching around the world, the church's most senior defector has said. Marty Rathbun, who until 2004 was the church's second-most powerful man, answering only to the present leader, David Miscavige, said the church leadership was obsessed with destroying dissent and increasing ...
Nov 24, 2009
Infinite Complacency: The Detheridge letters
Nov 22, 2009
Celebrities lead charge against Scientology — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Beaumont, Toni O'Loughlin
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
Hollywood figures quit 'rip-off' church as Australian prime minister threatens parliamentary inquiry into its activities The security at the red-brick and glass-walled horseshoe of the John Joseph Moakley courthouse on Boston's waterfront was unusually tight. Anybody who was not a member of the city's bar association was swept with a search wand. Photo IDs were checked. Mobile phones were taken from guests, who included the Hollywood star Tom Cruise. The occasion was a memorial service for Scientology's top legal adviser for ...
Nov 10, 2009
Scientology foe’s arrest raises issue of rights // Authorities feared his opposition crossed line, threatened violence — Las Vegas Sun
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff German
Source: Las Vegas Sun
The arrest of a member of an anti-Scientology group on terrorism-related charges last month thrust Las Vegas into the forefront of a worldwide dispute between the group and the celebrity-laden church. Metro SWAT officers and counterterrorism detectives stormed the southwest Las Vegas Valley home of Colby Schoolcraft in the middle of the night Oct. 15 and seized a cache of weapons and ammunition, including an AK-47 assault rifle. Authorities say they believed acts of violence were about to be committed against ...
Nov 2, 2009
How Scientology got to Bob Minton — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin, Joe Childs
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Robert S. Minton seemed to surface out of nowhere in late 1997. • A retired investment banker and millionaire from New England, he began to show up at anti-Scientology demonstrations in Boston and Clearwater. He gave millions to groups critical of the church. • He became the money man behind a wrongful death lawsuit by the family of Lisa McPherson, whose unexplained death at Scientology's Clearwater mecca threw the church into crisis. • Minton quickly became the Church of Scientology's No. ...
Oct 31, 2009
Chased by their church: When you try to leave Scientology, they try to bring you back — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
For years, the Church of Scientology chased down and brought back staff members who tried to leave. Ex-staffers describe being pursued by their church and detained, cut off from family and friends and subjected to months of interrogation, humiliation and manual labor. One said he was locked in a room and guarded around the clock. Some who did leave said the church spied on them for years. Others said that, as a condition for leaving, the church cowed them into signing ...
Oct 26, 2009
My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 20 The Internet — CNM Publishing
Oct 19, 2009
Just say no to blasphemy: U.S. supports Egypt in limiting anti-religious speech — USA Today
Sep 21, 2009
The Assclown Offensive: How to enrage the Church of Scientology — Wired
Sep 17, 2009
Church bid to gag critics — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ben Butler
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
THE celebrity-studded Church of Scientology in Australia wants negative media reports about the controversial religion outlawed. Scientology, which boasts members including Tom Cruise, said it wanted a law "to prevent the dissemination of anti-religious propaganda in the media, which is based on unfounded hearsay and either known or reasonably known to be untruthful". Churches and individuals who have been "defamed" should be able to sue for damages, the religious organisation said in a submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission. Scientology ...
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