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Oct 26, 2009
My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 4 New England Espionage — CNM Publishing
Mar 27, 1985
Covert action claim made in testimony — The Oregonian (Portland)
May 31, 1983
Scientology defectors charge 'dirty tricks' in Boston — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Ben Bradlee Jr.
Source: Boston Globe
Robert Dardano and Warren Friske were trusted members of the Boston mission of the Church of Scientology in the mid-1970s when they say they were recruited to join a group of other church members intent on carrying out "dirty tricks" against critics and others deemed enemies of the church in this area. The activities of the group included break-ins, the theft of documents, harassment and misrepresentation, according to sworn testimony by Dardano in Florida last year and affidavits from him and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 9, 1982
Witnesses tell of break-ins, conpiracy — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
In a story of international intrigue, a former senior executive of the Church of Scientology testified Saturday about a worldwide sect network involving infiltrations, conspiracies and smuggling. Scott Mayer, 38, told Clearwater city commissioners "I have personal experiences of all of these," in the forth day of the city's Scientology hearings, where legal consultant Michael Flynn paraded seven of his most damaging witnesses. Commissioners heard also from a former Guardian Office worker who said she used the sect's "confessional files" during ...
Mar 10, 1981
Suit charges Scientologist smear campaign — The Ledger (Florida)
May 1, 1980
Scientology: Anatomy of a frightening cult [Canadian edition] — Reader's Digest
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Eugene H. Methvin
Source: Reader's Digest
The faithful inner core serve as thieves, decoys and spies. The shocking story behind one of the most dangerous “religious cults” operating today IN THE late 1940s, pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard declared, “Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million, the best way would be to start his own religion.” Hubbard did start his own religion, calling it the “Church of Scientology,” and it has grown into an enterprise today grossing ...
Jan 24, 1980
The Scientology Papers: Hubbard still gave orders, records show — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Toronto ON — L. Ron Hubbard, the former science fiction writer who publicly resigned in 1966 from leadership of the Church of Scientology, continued to give orders to its leaders into 1977, a Washington court has been told. Evidence obtained in 1977 in raids on U. S. offices of the cult by the Federal Bureau of Investigation revealed there was a detailed program to cover up Mr. Hubbard's involvement in the leadership of Scientology. Called Operation Bulldozer Leak, it was part ...
Jan 23, 1980
The Scientology Papers: Cult harassment, spying in Canada documented — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
New light has been shed on the Canadian operations of the controversial Church of Scientology by files made public by a U.S. District Court in Washington. The evidence refutes denials by Toronto cult leaders of information I reported more than five years ago in a series of articles based on internal cult documents and interviews with defectors. Other accounts since then of clandestine operations by the cult in Canada are also supported by the files, submitted in court after being seized ...
Nov 24, 1979
Church's covert activity told — Los Angeles Times (California)
Dec 22, 1978
Scientology suit hits a major snag — Saint John's Edmonton Report (Canada)
Aug 27, 1978
Church wages propaganda on a world scale — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Gillette, Robert Rawitch
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
"The DEFENSE of anything is untenable. The only way to defend anything is to ATTACK, and if you ever forget that, then you will lose every battle you are engaged in, whether it is in terms of personal conversations, public debate, or a court of law." — L. Ron Hubbard For more than a decade, the worldwide Church of Scientology, one of the burgeoning new religions of the 1960s and '70s, has conducted sophisticated intelligence and propaganda operations on an international ...
Aug 14, 1978
Up Front: Federal prosecutors unveil the astonishing intrigues of the Scientology church — People magazine
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Cheryl McCall
Source: People magazine
Since its founding by a science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, Scientology has been among the growth stocks on the self-help market: a quasireligious, quasiscientific cult that has attracted three million U.S. followers (some highly touted celebrities among them) and estimated annual revenues in the hundreds of millions, much of it tax-exempt. Until recently Scientology's only certifiable vice was eccentricity, but within a week a federal grand jury in Washington is expected to hand down a bulging sheaf ...
May 17, 1978
Church kept 'enemies list' // Raid on Scientologists netted CIA documents — Globe and Mail (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): John Picton
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Washington DC — Secret documents from the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency were discovered when offices of the Church of Scientology in the United States were raided by federal agents last year, according to reports published here yesterday. The reports said that apparently original Internal Revenue Service documents were found during the raids, as well as confidential letters between members of the U.S. Cabinet. Also, it was discovered the church kept an enemies list, which included files on Senator Edward Kennedy, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 16, 1978
Scientologists kept files on 'enemies' — Washington Post
More: xenutv.com, link
Type: Press
Author(s): Ron Shaffer
Source: Washington Post
The Church of Scientology, in its efforts to investigate and attack its "enemies," kept files on five Washington federal judges, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, other congressmen, Jacqueline Onassis, the Better Business Bureau and the American Medical Association, according to Scientology documents in the possession of federal investigators. The Scientologists' files, summarized in a 525-page inventory filed in court by the federal government, were in many cases marked "Eyes Only," "Top Secret," "Enemy Names" and "Battle Plans." Their contents were coded with ...
Mar 6, 1974
Hard sell to build the faith [fourth of a series] — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Type: Press
Author(s): James E. Adams, Elaine Viets
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Growth and expansion come close to being an obsession of the Church of Scientology. From street pamphleting to sophisticated media exposure of such Scientology converts as professional football player John Brodie and singer Amanda Ambrose, Scientologists solicit new recruits in a promotional whirlwind more often associated with used car salesmanship than with religion. Local Scientology centers promote services and plan their expansion with the help of high-level directives outlining a variety of methods to bring in "the raw public by the ...
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