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1 2 Dec 31, 2008 Infinite Complacency / John Peeler's Story
Dec 30, 2008 Infinite Complacency / Accusing Miscavige
Dec 30, 2008 Infinite Complacency / Life at the Base
Dec 30, 2008 Infinite Complacency / The case against Miscavige
Dec 22, 2008 Scientology refuseniks sue over compulsory workplace courses / Diskeeper fights religious discrimination suit — The Register (UK)
Dec 12, 2008 Feature Guest - John Anthony Duignan — Radio New Zealand National
Dec 9, 2008 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting (Audio) — Riverside County (California) More:
Video Dec 8, 2008 John P. Coale: The Curious Incident of the Scientologist in the Boardroom — Counterknowledge.com
The Washington Times recently reported the curious appointment by Governor Martin O’Malley of John P. Coale to the Board of Directors of UMMS (University of Maryland Medical System). Coale is a high-ranking Scientologist and trial lawyer who got rich from the “tobacco wars” and has particpated in Scientology’s assault on Ritalin, taking on not only its manufacturer, Novartis, but the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and patient advocacy group CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Defict Disorder).
Coale is a member of ...
Dec 4, 2008 How Scientologists pressurise publishers // Over and over again, critical publications have been blocked — The Guardian (UK)
David V. Barrett
The Guardian (UK)
Last week we learned that Amazon.co.uk has bowed to pressure to stop selling a book by a former senior Irish Scientologist. The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology (Merlin Publishing, Dublin) describes John Duignan's 21 years in the religion, not all of it a happy tale. According to Amazon, "Unfortunately, we have had to withdraw The Complex by John Duignan in the UK because we received a specific allegation that a passage in the book ...
Dec 4, 2008 Sheriff criticizes drug rehab program — KOB (New Mexico) More: 126.96.36.199
KOB (New Mexico)
A controversial drug rehab program on Albuquerque's West Side may be on the verge of losing its state funding. Second Chance has been ridiculed for its expensive carrot juice and sauna approach to cleaning up addicts and now, some people are questioning whether it's a good use of taxpayer dollars. "Lets put that money, especially right now, when were on real hard economic times, lets put that money where we know it has a proven successful track record," said Bernalillo County ...
Dec 3, 2008 Valley troupe stages a child-acted satire with Scientology at the core — East Valley Tribune (Arizona)
East Valley Tribune (Arizona)
The young cast of the Valley’s newest holiday pageant is all atwitter. Opening night is only a week away, and for the first time, the pre-teen actors are getting a glimpse of their costumes. The young cast of the Valley’s newest holiday pageant is all atwitter. Opening night is only a week away, and for the first time, the pre-teen actors are getting a glimpse of their costumes. But something is profoundly askew at Tempe’s Stray Cat Theatre. Where one might ...
Dec 1, 2008 'The Complex' author John Duignan cites Tom Cruise control — NY Daily News (New York)
Nov 30, 2008 Inside Scientology: a review of John Duignan's The Complex — Counterknowledge.com
The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of The Church of Scientology by John Duignan with Nicola Tallant, Merlin Publishing, Dublin. The Scientologists have been doing their damnedest to stop the international publication of John Duignan’s memoir The Complex. Following legal representations, it is no longer possible to buy the book, published in Ireland by Merlin, from Amazon.co.uk. That made me curious, so I had a copy sent direct from Dublin. Here’s my review. In places, Duignan – a former ...
Nov 25, 2008 Riverside County Board of Supervisors meeting (Audio) [Re. Jeff Stone's Ordinance No. 884] — Riverside County (California) More:
Video Nov 25, 2008 Scientology intruder had been in Lane jail — Register-Guard (Eugene, OR) More: groups.google.com
Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
The representative, Doug Bushwar, told police he arrived with a can of gas and found [Mario Jay Majorski] standing on the passenger side of his Toyota pickup, which had its flashers on. Behind the truck, there were "small kids' toys lined up in a row on the street," Bushwar told the officer. "He thought this looked very strange," the report said. When Bushwar approached, Majorski became upset and agitated, according to the report, yelling at Bushwar to stay where he was, ...
Nov 19, 2008 Merlin denies Scientology charge — The Bookseller
Merlin, the Irish-based publisher of The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology, which was pulled from Amazon.co.uk for including "defamatory" content, has "emphatically denied" the allegations. Aoife Barrett, editorial director at Merlin, said the claim was "vexatious".
Amazon.co.uk removed the title from sale last week. The online retailer said: "Unfortunately, we have had to withdraw The Complex by John Duignan in the UK because we received a specific allegation that a passage in the book ...
Nov 18, 2008 From Our Lips To Your Ears: John Duignan [Interview starts after the 44m 25s mark] — Glosslip
Author and former Scientologist John Duignan will be joining us to discuss his new book,
The Complex: An Insider Exposes The Covert World Of The Church Of Scientology. John, a 20+ year veteran of the Church's super-secret sect, the Sea Organization, will discuss his life inside, how he got out and how the Church uses its power to oppress members and destroy its critics. Nov 16, 2008 Cruise church bid to gag Irish book: Amazon removes exposé after Scientologist legal threat — Sunday World (Ireland)
Nov 11, 2008 Amazon UK pulls Scientology exposé for 'legal reasons' — The Register (UK)
Nov 9, 2008 Secret army capture any vulnerable members who attempt to flee the cult — Sunday World (Ireland)
Nov 3, 2008 I'd have killed for Cruise cult — The Sun (UK)
The Sun (UK)
A TOP Scientologist who escaped the cult has given the most explosive insight yet into the shady "celebrity religion". A-list followers including Tom Cruise, Kirstie Alley and John Travolta believe their faith is the secret of their success. But for John Duignan it cost him everything and everyone he held dear after he become a leading figure in the church's British branch. John says he was so brainwashed that he would have killed for Scientology. And he claims another member was ...
Oct 28, 2008 Publisher stays mum on author's founding of Scientology — Village Voice
Once again, the publisher charged with distributing the fiction works of L. Ron Hubbard has gone out of its way to ignore Hubbard’s signature accomplishment: the founding of the Church of Scientology. In a release and accompanying promotional video touting a live-action performance of one of Hubbard’s fiction works, Galaxy Press, which sells Hubbard’s fiction under the
Golden Age Stories moniker, goes to great lengths to hype Hubbard’s work with the United States Navy and his resume as an explorer. But ... Oct 26, 2008 Scientology Church gave me weapons training as part of mission to 'clear the earth' — Irish Mail (Ireland)
Irish Mail (Ireland)
SCIENTOLOGISTS are furious about a new book by an Irish writer that is set to expose the controversial church's military plans - including a sinister mission to 'clear the earth'. Author John Duignan claims to be a former high-ranking member of the church's secret army, the Sea Organisation or 'Sea Org', which answers directly to leader David Miscavige. His book, The Complex: An Insider Exposes The Covert World Of Scientology, details the weapons training he received at a naval base in ...
Oct 20, 2008 Church of Scientology falsely accuses internet group 'Anonymous' of 2007 school shooting — Wikinews
Oct 7, 2008 Commissioners decline to pursue rehabilitation program — CNJ
Curry County Commissioners agreed Tuesday not to pursue a contract with an Albuquerque rehabilitation program aimed at treating habitual drug offenders.
[Picture: "Following Tuesday's meeting, officials toured the Special Events Center. Construction on the Special Events Center is about 98 percent complete with more than $31,000 left in contingency, Construction Project Supervisor Randy Kamradt said."]
County Manager Lance Pyle told commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting the Second Chance Center has neglected to return a signed contract to the county since the commission ...
Oct 7, 2008 The Complex: An Insider Exposes The Covert World Of Scientology (book) — Merlin Publishing
Oct 6, 2008 Anonymous plans zombie Scientology protest — The Register (UK)
Oct 1, 2008 Back-Door Messiah? New L. Ron Hubbard Publishers Don't Mention Scientology — Village Voice
Sep 21, 2008 Cult fiction: Scientologist church plans blitz of Irish schools under the guise of charity group — Sunday World (Ireland)
Sep 9, 2008 Scientology critics fight YouTube takedown notices — The Register (UK)
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