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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 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 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 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 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 7, 2008 The Complex: An Insider Exposes The Covert World Of Scientology (book) — Merlin Publishing
Aug 7, 2008 Selling Scientology — Portland Mercury (Oregon)
Portland Mercury (Oregon)
In the mid-1980s, more than ever before, television advertising was about big budgets and excess. Bucking that trend was Scientologist and marketing whiz Jeff Hawkins, whose understated, minimalist TV ads for L. Ron Hubbard's
Dianetics helped launch the book onto the best-seller list—and arguably sparked a worldwide interest in the religion. Hawkins' ads featured simple questions like, "Why are you unhappy?" in white print against a black background, backed by edgy music supplied by Hawkins' friends, and finally, a shot of ... Jul 24, 2008 Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 16: Nine Lives, Part Two
Jul 1, 2008 Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 11: Planetary Dissemination
"You wanted to see me, Sir?" I poked my head into the office of the new Commanding Officer of the Planetary Dissemination Organization, Ronnie Miscavige. "Yes, come in Jeff." He indicated the chair across the desk from his deputy, Bill Dendiu, and I sat down. They both looked very serious. [...]
Jun 27, 2008 Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 10: Rolling at Last
It was a warm August day in 1986. I was in my office on the third floor of the main building in the PAC Scientology complex in LA — "Big Blue." We had the windows open and the fans running, to try to suck in any vestige of a breeze that we could. Out the open window, I could see Fountain Avenue below me, and across the street, New York George’s, where I sometimes had a bowl of chili. A simmering ...
Apr 20, 2008 Scientology Int'l donates books to Cebu City library — Philippine Information Agency
Philippine Information Agency
Cebu, Philippines (20 April) – Scientology International donated an18-volume limited edition of The BASICS, authored by L. Ron Hubbard to the City Library of Cebu. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers' International Goodwill Tour donates books to selected libraries all over the world, and the latest addition to the roster of recipients is the Cebu City library located at Osmena Boulevard, Cebu City. Cebu City Librarian Rosario C. Chua welcomed the goodwill gesture of the Volunteer Ministers to house under her keep the ...
Feb 25, 2008 Revenge Of The Nerds: The War Between 4chan & Scientology — Salient (Victoria University of Wellington)
Feb 6, 2008 Family feud in Scientology's upper ranks exposes more oddities — Monsters and Critics
Jan 31, 2008 Fair Game: An online onslaught against Scientology — Economist More: economist.com
Watch out, there's an alien about An online onslaught against Scientology A VICIOUS cult run by cynical fraudsters, or a sincerely held religious belief persecuted by zealots? That is the long-standing row about Scientology, founded by the late science-fiction writer, L. Ron Hubbard. In some countries, such as Germany, the group is watched by the security services. In others, such as America and Australia, it has won charitable status as a religion. Until now the fight could mostly be seen as ...
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 28, 2008 Niece of Scientology's leader backs Cruise biography — Google News
Jan 23, 2008 The Scandal behind "The Scandal of Scientology"
Jan 22, 2008 Scientology madness continues — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Jan 17, 2008 As his bizarre Scientology video is revealed - is Tom Cruise out of control? — Daily Mail (UK)
Jan 17, 2008 Tom's medal for services to Scientology — The Guardian (UK)
Jan 16, 2008 Tom Cruise lauds power of Scientology in Web video — Reuters
Jan 15, 2008 Tom Cruise's devotion to Scientology revealed in new videos — FOX News
Tom Cruise’s consuming passion for Scientology is now evident in a most unprecedented way: promotional videos made in 2004 but not publicly seen until this weekend have started showing up on the Internet. In the videos, Cruise expresses his disgust for psychiatrists — vowing to “crush” them with “no mercy” — spews Scientology lingo and addresses the group’s dead founder, L. Ron Hubbard, as if he were still alive. Hubbard died in 1986. Cruise, who does not have a college degree, ...
Jan 13, 2008 Scientology holds sway in banning Cruise book — The Age (Australia)
Jan 7, 2008 Morton's Cruise Bio Claims Actor Is Scientology's Number Two — The Book Standard
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