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Apr 12, 2011
Scientology protest causes city to stop enforcing ordinance — Chicago Sun Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Mitch Dudek
Source: Chicago Sun Times
A protest last year outside the Church of Scientology of Illinois headquarters in Lake View has prompted the city to stop enforcing an ordinance that banned protests while religious services are being conducted. The issue arose late last year, when eight or nine protesters gathered outside the Church of Scientology location at 3011 N. Lincoln. In response, church members taped a sign to the front window that announced services there are held virtually all day — from 9:30 a.m. to 10 ...
Apr 7, 2011
Welcome wagon: The Church of Scientology moves into Ybor City — Creative Loafing (Tampa, Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mitch Perry
Source: Creative Loafing (Tampa, Florida)
Three days after more than 2,000 Scientologists crowded into the historic Ybor Square courtyard to celebrate the opening of the Church of Scientology Tampa's new home — a landmark 88,000-square-foot former cigar factory in Ybor City — Creative Loafing editor David Warner and I found ourselves in a COS conference room facing several of the Church's top-ranking public relations officials. They were decidedly not happy with a blog post I'd written that quoted a handful of protesters from the group Anonymous ...
Mar 15, 2011
Former Orangeville-area resort to become Scientology headquarters — Toronto Star (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Robson
Source: Toronto Star (Canada)
Hidden behind a thick wall of trees atop the Niagara Escarpment just north of Toronto, the Church of Scientology is building a massive retreat where believers will “journey through the advanced realms” of their faith. The facility, which includes more than 80 hectares and five buildings that total around 160,000 square feet, will serve as Scientology's national headquarters when it opens next year. The organization will upgrade the former Hockley Highlands Inn and Conference Centre in Mono, just northeast of Orangeville, ...
Mar 9, 2011
Resort to become Scientology retreat // Exiled member stages protest at the gate — Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Vivian
Source: Orangeville Citizen (Ontario, Canada)
The Church of Scientology is setting up base in Mono, at the former Hockley Highlands Inn & Conference Centre, with plans to establish a national retreat for members of the faith. While Scientologists are excited about the idea — this will be the first retreat of its kind in Canada and one of only a handful around the world — at least one former member is raising a red flag. Adam Holland, a 22-year-old Toronto man who was raised in the ...
Mar 6, 2011
Protest Planned at Scientology Headquarters — KPSP Local 2 News
Type: Press
Source: KPSP Local 2 News
Protest Planned at Scientology Headquarters Reported by: KPSP Local 2 News Email: Created: 3/06 3:10 pm Last Update: 3/06 8:00 pm The "hacktivist" collective known as Anonymous is planning to picket at the Scientology compound in Hemet Saturday, March 12. A group of human rights activists will also join the protest at Golden Era Productions on Gillman Springs Road. Protestors say they want the center to address claims of human trafficking, physical abuse and forced abortions. The group will also ...
Item contributed by: Sponge
Feb 14, 2011
The Apostate // Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology — New Yorker
More: Primary Sources: L. Ron Hubbard Leaves the Navy,
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wright
Source: New Yorker
On August 19, 2009, Tommy Davis, the chief spokesperson for the Church of Scientology International, received a letter from the film director and screenwriter Paul Haggis. “For ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego,” Haggis wrote. Before the 2008 elections, a staff member at Scientology’s San Diego church had signed its name to an online petition supporting Proposition 8, which asserted that ...
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Feb 9, 2011
Riverside County: Supervisors ease protest restrictions — Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Duane W. Gang
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
People protesting at residential properties in unincorporated Riverside County soon will be able to get closer to their targets. The Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday to revise a measure that prohibits picketing within 30 feet of the property line of the targeted residence. Under the new proposal, protesters can get as close as three feet from the property. "I think it is a worthwhile compromise," Supervisor Jeff Stone said. Supervisors adopted the measure, known as Ordinance 884, in March 2009. Stone ...
Nov 9, 2010
In Pasadena, a model for Scientology’s growth plan — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Fred A. Bernstein
Source: New York Times
PASADENA, Calif. — The opening of a Scientology center in this city’s Old Town neighborhood was a significant local event. Church members spent $10 million to buy a historic four-story building and $6 million more to restore it to its 1906 luster before a gala dedication ceremony on July 18. But the Pasadena project is just one part of a much larger undertaking for the church: the creation of about 50 new centers in 16 countries. The global real estate firm ...
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 ...
Jul 21, 2010
Discharge for woman who hit protester // Victim was part of anti-Church of Scientology demonstration — Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
Type: Press
Author(s): Steve Bruce
Source: Chronicle Herald (Halifax)
A woman who got into an argument with protesters near a Church of Scientology building in Halifax and punched one of them in the face was given a conditional discharge Tuesday. Nicole Cassandra Andersen’s behaviour on Sept. 19, 2009, was "entirely inappropriate," Judge Marc Chisholm said in Halifax provincial court during her sentencing hearing on a charge of assault. "The protesters were engaging in appropriate and lawful protest of an organization in a manner that is well within their rights as ...
Jul 13, 2010
«Tout ce qu'on veut, c'est aider le monde» — Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
More: Unofficial English translation by Anonymous
Type: Press
Author(s): Paule Vermot-Desroches
Source: Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
(TROIS-RIVIÈRES) «Notre mission, c'est d'aider les toxicomanes à se reprendre en main et à devenir des membres actifs de la société. Nous ne sommes pas un centre de propagande religieuse ou quoi que ce soit. Tout ce qu'on veut, c'est aider le monde». Le message que veut lancer le directeur général de Narconon Trois-Rivières, Marc Bernard, est clair: les événements des derniers jours et même de la dernière année qui ont fait que son établissement s'est retrouvé sur la place publique ...
Jul 11, 2010
«De très mauvais souvenirs» — Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
More: Unofficial translation by Anonymous
Type: Press
Author(s): Mathieu Lamothe
Source: Le Nouvelliste (Mauricie, Quebec)
(Trois-Rivières) C'est un David Edgard Love visiblement troublé qui a participé, samedi, à une manifestation organisée par le regroupement Anonymous en face des locaux du centre de désintoxication Narconon du boulevard Parent à Trois-Rivières. «De très mauvais souvenirs. J'ai de très mauvais souvenirs de ce qui m'est arrivé là et de ce qui est arrivé à d'autres personnes. Il y a des choses très mauvaises qui se passent dans ce bâtiment. Ça doit se terminer», a-t-il laissé tomber d'un ton troublé, ...
May 27, 2010
The Last Crusade — Inland Empire Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Nate Jackson
Source: Inland Empire Weekly
Scientology’s hardcore critics say getting the church investigated is an uphill battle—and wonder if the religion has friends in high places The rush of cars zooming down Gilman Springs Road reminds Francois Choquette to watch his step on the dirt shoulder of the busy, two-lane highway to his right. A tuft of his brown hair flaps in the wind as he looks back to check traffic. He’s dressed modestly today, no costumes, no masks. Instead, he wears dress pants and a ...
May 6, 2010
Woman guilty of assault // Victim, a Church of Scientology protester, relieved — Halifax Herald (Canada)
Type: Press
Author(s): Clare Mellor
Source: Halifax Herald (Canada)
An assault against a masked demonstrator protesting against the Church of Scientology has landed a Halifax woman in legal trouble. Nicole Cassandra Andersen, a 40-year-old personal-care worker, pleaded guilty in Halifax on Tuesday to assault for punching the protester in the face near the Scientology Life Improvement Center on Dutch Village Road on Sept. 19. Click here to watch the protest and the assault She will return to court July 20 for sentencing. Andersen has told police that she has ...
Mar 26, 2010
Scientology Workgroup of the Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg: Educational Symposium [Bruce Hines] [Part 1]
More: Part 2, Transcript by Anonymous
Type: Account
[Transcript by Anonymous @] Good evening. My name's Bruce Hines and first I'll start by telling you a little bit about myself. Ursula asked that I speak about life in the Sea Org. And all of us here, at least five of us, were in the Sea Org for many years and we all have our own horror stories because there are horrible things that happen. So, I'll tell you a few of the things I personally experienced. They ...
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 6, 2010
Defectors say Church of Scientology hides abuse — New York Times
More: New York Times' Youtube channel: Christie Collbran interview
Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Goodstein
Source: New York Times
CLEARWATER, Fla. — Raised as Scientologists, Christie King Collbran and her husband, Chris, were recruited as teenagers to work for the elite corps of staff members who keep the Church of Scientology running, known as the Sea Organization, or Sea Org. They signed a contract for a billion years — in keeping with the church’s belief that Scientologists are immortal. They worked seven days a week, often on little sleep, for sporadic paychecks of $50 a week, at most. But after ...
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
Ex-Scientologists to expose alleged abuse — KABC-TV (Los Angeles)
More: Youtube
Type: TV
Author(s): Miriam Hernandez
Source: KABC-TV (Los Angeles)
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) – Former Scientologists are suing the Church of Scientology for abuse they allegedly suffered while working for them. They spoke about the abuse publically for the first time Friday. "I was personally beat up on five separate occasions by the head of Scientology, David Miscavige," said former Scientology director Jeffrey Hawkins, a member of the church for 35 years. Hawkins is a former official of the Church of Scientology who was their marketing whiz then promoted to the ...
Feb 12, 2010
Human trafficking charges levied against Church of Scientology — KTLA (Los Angeles)
More: Youtube
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 ...
Jan 31, 2010
Les scientologues convergent à Québec — Le Soleil (Québec, Canada)
More: Unofficial English translation
Jan 29, 2010
Robert S. Minton, a former Scientology critic, dies of heart ailment — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Jan 23, 2010
Trouble in the house of Hubbard — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
More: Partial scan of article
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
Escaping Scientology: One Kiwi's story — Channel 3 (New Zealand)
Type: TV
Source: Channel 3 (New Zealand)
One time Scientologist Lance Hoskins has had a first hand insight inside the mind and workings of the strange religion.
Nov 18, 2009
Verona teen sentenced to year in prison for online attack of Scientology — Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nic Corbett
Source: Star-Ledger (New Jersey)
NEWARK — A 19-year-old Verona man today was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for participating in a cyber attack against the Church of Scientology’s websites almost two years ago. Dmitriy Guzner, who pleaded guilty in May to one count of unauthorized impairment of a protected computer, appeared in U.S. District Court in Newark this morning before Judge Joseph A. Greenaway. [Embedded video: Video from Scientology raid in New York by the group Anonymous.] Greenaway said he ...
Nov 16, 2009
Looking in on: Justice [re. Colby Schoolcraft] — Las Vegas Sun
Type: Press
Author(s): Barney Zwartz
Source: Las Vegas Sun
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Eric Goodman on Thursday ordered Metro Police to return everything they seized in a midnight raid last month at the Las Vegas home of anti-Scientologist Colby Schoolcraft. Among the items SWAT officers and counterterrorism detectives took were several rifles, including a semi-automatic Yugoslavian AK-47, and numerous boxes and cases of ammunition. Police arrested Schoolcraft, 23, during the raid for allegedly making threats against the Church of Scientology over the Internet, but the district attorney’s office ...
Nov 15, 2009
My twisted life as a Scientologist ... and how I kicked the 100-pound parasite off my back — New York Post
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