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Earliest ⇓ Mar 31, 2010 Scientology: A History of Violence / Church of Scientology says abuse claims handled internally — CNN
If you believe Marty Rathbun, people in the top ranks of the Church of Scientology have used physical intimidation and outright beatings as a means of discipline. Scientology's current leaders, including Rathbun's ex-wife, call him a liar and an "apostate." They say the only beatings were those inflicted by Rathbun and a small number of others, all of whom have left Scientology. But both sides appear to agree that periodic beatings occurred among the highest echelons of the church for some ...
Nov 29, 2009 Scientology DVDs in schools — New Zealand Herald
New Zealand Herald
A scientologist doctor, who gave evidence on the suicide of a church member she treated, is promoting a controversial educational resource in New Zealand schools. Dr Helen Smith gave evidence this year to a coroner's inquiry after the death of David Sampson in December 2008. Sampson had won $651,000 in Lotto's first division in 1991, but battled with alcohol abuse and depression. A friend of Sampson was upset at the church's policy against psychiatric help: "He was suffering from depression, but ...
Oct 26, 2009 My Billion Year Contract / Memoir of a former Scientologist (book) - Chapter 4 New England Espionage — CNM Publishing
Sep 8, 2009 Scientology vs Paulette Cooper // How the daughter of Holocaust victims took on a powerful religion — Jewcy
Jewcy Paulette Cooper, a journalist based in Florida, wrote the book The Scandal of Scientology in 1971. She was the first reporter to expose some of the unsavory elements of the Church and its teachings. As a result, the Church hounded her for years and tried to intimidate her into no longer challenging them. She didn't give in.
''Paulette agreed to respond to some of her frequently asked questions here on Jewcy, as well as discussing her Jewish roots and explaining ...
Mar 24, 2009 In The Zone: Graham Berry interview [Part 1] — Radio94x.com More:
part 2, part 3, part 4 Jan 4, 2009 Old-timers give a history lesson — BlogTalkRadio
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 ...
Nov 16, 2008 Cruise church bid to gag Irish book: Amazon removes exposé after Scientologist legal threat — Sunday World (Ireland)
Mar 17, 2008 Cult Friction — Radar Online
After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match?
By John Cook
Masked hackers have declared war on Scientology. Could the celebrity-friendly religion be in its final days? (Photo: Sam Comen)
This article is from the April issue of Radar Magazine. For a risk-free issue, click here
Clearwater is prepared for its enemies. It's a warm, if ...
Mar 11, 2008 What to get L. Ron Hubbard for his birthday — Village Voice
L. Ron Hubbard, the pulp fiction writer who gave the world Battlefield Earth, as well as a nuisance known as Scientology, would have turned 97 years old this Thursday, March 13. Ron’s been worm food for more than a score of years now, so it probably won’t matter to him that the best birthday party being held in his name will take place a couple of days late. On Saturday, March 15, the surprisingly upstart, leaderless movement known as “Anonymous” will ...
Jan 30, 2008 Malignant narcissism, L. Ron Hubbard, and Scientology's policies of narcissistic rage
Stephen A. Kent
Jodi M. Lane
In this article, we argue that Scientology’s founder, L. Ron Hubbard, likely presented a personality disorder known as malignant narcissism, and then we establish that this disorder probably contributed to his creation of organizational policies against perceived enemies that reflected his narcissistic rage. We illustrate our argument by discussing Hubbard’s creation of an internal Scientology organization called the Guardian’s Office, which carried out a sustained and covert attack against a Scientology critic, Paulette Cooper. This attack, and the Scientology policies that ...
Jan 23, 2008 Is Scientology dangerous? — The Times (UK)
Jan 23, 2008 The Scandal behind "The Scandal of Scientology"
Jun 22, 2007 Writer: I was stalked by Scientologists — Radar Online More: web.archive.org
Scientology can seem more silly than scary, with its zany mythology, made-up lingo, and Tom Cruise. But it was no joke when the group's leaders set out to destroy investigative journalist Paulette Cooper's life. In the new issue of
Byline magazine, a publication of the New York Press Club , Cooper for the first time tells the full story of her 17-year battle against the followers of L. Ron Hubbard. It began in 1968 when she wrote a story, "The Scandal ... Aug 24, 2006 Bruised Cruise — CNN
[...] COOPER: Oh, the video of Tom Cruise in happier times with Viacom Chairman Sumner Redstone. Earlier this week, the actor's production company was dumped by Viacom's Paramont Pictures division. Cruise, who in the past – that's Sumner Redstone on the left. Yes. Cruise, who in the past has enjoyed tremendous popularity with audiences and has been a powerhouse, of course, at the box office, seems to be kind of losing at least some of his appeal. One of the issues, ...
Jul 7, 2004 Ron the Humoritarian (or is that the Humortician)
Gerald "Gerry" Armstrong
Operation Funny Bone, or the "fair gaming" of cartoonist Jim Berry.] Feb 1, 2004 Reader letters: Money & Power — Razor Magazine
Sep 1, 2003 Scientology and the European Human Rights debate: A reply to Leisa Goodman, J. Gordon Melton, and the European Rehabilitation Project Force study — Marburg Journal of Religion
Aug 23, 2001 Scientology Inc. // Publishing executives in Folsom are spreading the word on technology in government. Some employees say it’s actually the words of L. Ron Hubbard that are being spread. — Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review
Scientology Inc. Publishing executives in Folsom are spreading the word on technology in government. Some employees say it’s actually the words of L. Ron Hubbard that are being spread. By Jim Evans On your very first day as a new hire at e.Republic, you’re given a copy of Speaking From Experience, a management training book written by the late L. Ron Hubbard, who, during his busy lifetime, was a science fiction writer, philosopher, management guru, expert on education, and drug rehabilitation ...
Dec 23, 1999 Double Crossed — Phoenix New Times
Oct 14, 1999 The Finger: HOLY HUBBARDITE! — New Times Los Angeles
May 20, 1999 Amazon Drops Controversial Book — Wired
Amazon.com has removed a controversial book from its listings, a book well known for angering the Church of Scientology.
A Piece of Blue Sky, by UK writer Jon Atack, is an exposé of the Scientology movement from its creation in 1959 until the death of founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1986. The book disappeared from Amazon's site only recently. On alt.religion.scientology newsgroups, participants are questioning Amazon's decision, angrily pointing out that it is still legal to sell the book in United ... Apr 1, 1999 Theology of Scientology — Discerner
Dec 14, 1998 Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 3 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Arts and Entertainment Channel
pictures of FBI raid on Scn churches; newspaper article titled, “Secret probe sparks raid on Scientology” VO: On July 7, 1977, 134 FBI agents stormed into Scientology centers in Washington and Los Angeles. Washington Post newspaper article titled, “Scientologists Kept Files on ‘Enemies’ ROBERT VAUGHN YOUNG (voice of): We hit the front page of every newspaper in the country at that time. footage of Scn press conference; copy of “Alaska Mental Health Act”; newspaper article titled, “Woman Sees ‘Political Siberia’ In ...
Jan 21, 1998 Operation Snow White & GO - Where are they now?
Jan 1, 1998 Church of Scientology - A Religious Mafia? — Watchman Expositor
May 11, 1997 Battlefield Tilden — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
TILDEN, NEB. — In a no-stoplight town on the American plain, in a house where the King James Version lies open in the entryway, a woman unfolds her newspaper and begins to read. The headline in the Tilden Citizen announces, "New Park Groundbreaking Ceremony Held." A picture shows 13 people posed shoulder to shoulder, their grins as frozen as the February soil. The mayor, a construction foreman on his afternoon break, has the familiar job of holding the shovel. A banner ...
Mar 1, 1997 Phillip Adams: Weird Science — The Weekend Australian
Sep 1, 1996 Spam in a Can — internet.au
Mar 7, 1994 Declaration of Vicki Aznaran [pre-settlement]
GRAHAM E. BERRY, State Bar No. 128503 GORDON J. CALHOUN, State Bar No. 84509 LEWIS, D'AMATO, BRISBOIS & BISGAARD 221 N. Figueroa Street, Suite 1200 Los Angeles, California 90012 Telephone: (213) 250-1800 Attorneys for Defendants UWE GEERTZ, PH.D. UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA No. CV 91-6426 HLH (Tx) DECLARATION OF VICKI AZNARAN RE: MOTION FOR COSTS Date: APRIL 4, 1994 Time: 10:00 a.m. Courtroom: 7 CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, Plaintiff, VS. STEVEN FISHMAN and UWE GEERTZ, Defendants. —– ...
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