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auditing • blown for good / behind the iron curtain of scientology (book) • children, youth • cost • david miscavige • dianetics: the modern science of mental health (book) • disconnection • e-meter • fair game • fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentation • gold base (also, "int base") @ gilman hot springs • infinite complacency - violence and abuse in scientology (blog-book) • jonny jacobsen • l. ron hubbard's credentials • lawsuit • marc headley • medical claims • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • paulette cooper • rehabilitation project force (rpf) • sea organization (sea org, so) • silencing criticism, censorship • suppressive person (sp) • the scandal of scientology (book) • tom cruise
Reference materials The Scandal of Scientology (book)Scientology: The Now Religion (book)Wikipedia articleEason (Ireland)Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book)Scientology: Abuse at the Top (book)
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May 22, 1999
Amazon.com to restore book critical of Scientology — Seattle Times
Type: Press
Source: Seattle Times
SEATTLE — Responding to e-mail complaints, Amazon.com says it will restore a book critical of the Scientology movement to its online catalog. The book, "A Piece of Blue Sky," by British writer Jon Atack, was banned by a British court following a successful 1995 defamation lawsuit against Atack. Amazon.com pulled the book in February, but said this week that it would reinstate it. "While the decision in February seemed the right thing to do at the time, we thought we could ...
May 20, 1999
Amazon Drops Controversial Book — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Polly Sprenger
Source: 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 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 20, 1999
Amazon to restore Scientology title — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Troy Wolverton
Source: CNET
Responding to customer criticism, Amazon.com today said it will restore a book critical of Scientology to its list of available titles. Amazon spokesman Bill Curry said Amazon removed Jon Atack's A Piece of Blue Sky from its virtual bookshelves in February after being advised that sales of the book were subject to a cease-and-desist order in the United Kingdom. Curry said the order stemmed from a ruling barring distribution of the book in that country because of defamatory language. Amazon has ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 1, 1999
Theology of Scientology — Discerner
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 1 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
ANNOUNCER: On December 14, 1998, this is “Investigative Reports”. BILL KURTIS: Hello, I’m Bill Kurtis. It is America’s most controversial religion. Some, in fact, say it’s not a religion at all. For 40 years, the Church of Scientology has flourished in this country, while under constant attack by the government, the media, and the psychiatric profession. It’s been perceived as an organization interested only in money making, which brainwashes its members and then bankrupts them; all untrue, say its leaders and ...
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 3 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: 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 ...
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 5 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
picture of LRH; pictures of books “L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman?”, “Bare-Faced Messiah] VO: Scientology lost its founder in 1986. And the news that Hubbard was no longer sparked a flurry of unofficial biographies. Russell Miller walking down road; picture of LRH RUSSELL MILLER (voice of and on camera): I knew that there was some question mark over L. Ron Hubbard’s background. The church presents a picture of L. Ron Hubbard as being a very extraordinary individual, and was almost ...
Dec 10, 1998
Scientology wants city's kids — NOW Magazine
More: nowtoronto.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
Quaint Clarkson, tucked away on the westernmost edge of Mississauga, seems as unlikely a place as any to find L. Ron Hubbard, sci-fi-writer-turned-icon and founder of the much-vilified Church of Scientology. But here, just past the picket fences and over the train tracks where the old post office used to be, the portrait that graces Hubbard's opus Dianetics: The Modern Science Of Mental Health – sailor cap, face turned upward, blue sky in the background – hangs in the foyer of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 5, 1998
Scientology group reaches kids through PBS videos — Boston Herald
More: rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org
Mar 3, 1998
Scientology reaches into schools through Narconon — Boston Herald
More: scientology-lies.com, rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org
Type: Press
Author(s): Joseph Mallia
Source: Boston Herald
An organization with ties to the Church of Scientology is recruiting New England schoolchildren for what critics say is an unproven — and possibly dangerous — anti-drug program. And the group — Narconon Inc. of Everett — is being paid with taxpayer dollars without disclosing its Scientology connections. Narconon was paid at least $942,853 over an eight-year period for delivering anti-drug lectures at public and parochial schools throughout the region, according to federal income tax documents. The money came from fees ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 1, 1998
Powerful church targets fortunes, souls of recruits — Boston Herald
More: rickross.com, apologeticsindex.org
Jan 19, 1998
Scientology seeks tax-receipt status — Globe and Mail (Canada)
More: link
Jan 15, 1998
A Hubbard legacy: Scientology's punitive policies — Watchman Expositor
Dec 16, 1997
Letters to the Editor / "Scientology's tactics" / Re: Spreading pure innuendo, Dec. 11 1997 — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Re: Spreading pure innuendo, Dec. 11, 1997 When reading the letter from Scientology spokesman Mike Rinder, it is important to keep a crucial fact in mind. Rinder's department, the Office of Special Affairs (OSA), is part public relations machine and part covert intelligence agency. OSA is the successor to Scientology's Guardian's Office (GO), which was supposedly "disbanded" after its leaders were convicted of conspiracy against the U.S. government for executing "Operation Snow White". The GO also ran a number of operations, ...
Nov 19, 1997
Secret lives: Lafayette Ron Hubbard [video] — Channel 4 (UK)
More: transcript, local copy of transcript
Type: TV
Source: Channel 4 (UK)
VOICES: "We were saving the world, we were convinced that Hubbard was the returned saviour and that his techniques and his knowledge and his majesty would eventually bring all mankind to an enlightened state and that was what we were doing..." "There were some things about him that I do feel were rather dangerous. I felt so much under his spell that I told my room-mate that if ever I told her that I was going to marry this man, she ...
Jul 29, 1997
Hubbard texts approved for school use // Education: A state panel has given a preliminary OK to five books based on the Scientology founder's teaching philosophy — Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Duke Helfand
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
The state education department has given preliminary approval to statewide use of school textbooks inspired by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, which already are at the center of a controversy in Los Angeles schools. Five books based on Hubbard's education ideas are expected to be placed on a list of supplementary texts that schools across the state can purchase–possibly as soon as September, an education official said Monday. "There's no religion mentioned in those books," said Anna Emery of the state ...
Feb 21, 1997
Scientology had woman in isolation — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: groups.google.ca, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Jan 1, 1997
Is Scientology keeping Hollywood straight? Celebrities are dropping off the fay rumor mill by joining the religion of the stars — Girlfriends
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephanie Tarnoff
Source: Girlfriends
When L. Ron Hubbard penned his ground-breaking book, Dianetics, a shot rang out in Hollywood. The book, now available in more than 32 languages, has sold over 16 million copies since 1950. It has also attracted legions of famous followers to its Church of Scientology in Hollywood and its castle-like Celebrity Centre located in the heart of Tinseltown. During John Travolta's Golden Globe acceptance speech, for example, the church member — long rumored to be gay — thanked L. Ron Hubbard ...
Aug 19, 1996
John's Secret Powers: 'Travolta Cured Me' — New Weekly (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: New Weekly (Australia)
The star of Phenomenon claims the movie is close to real life and says he can cure people with his bare hands — but is it just cult fiction? In John Travolta's latest movie, Phenomenon, the once disco-dancing star plays an ordinary man who is miraculously given supernatural abilities. It sounds like fantasy — but in real life John believes he, too, has weird powers. Behind that famous smile, the 42-year-old gentle family man is an obsessive cult follower who claims ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Jul 4, 1996
Freedom Flames Out on the 'Net — NOW Magazine
More: nowtoronto.com, groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Colman Jones
Source: NOW Magazine
Ron Newman, a corporate Web page designer in Cambridge, Massachussetts, turns on his computer one day last month and signs on to the Net to check in on his favourite newsgroup, alt.religion.scientology, a.r.s. for short. But as his computer modem erupts into the now all-too-familiar squeal that marks the arrival online, Newman begins to sense that something's not quite right. Ordinarily, it takes only a few seconds to retrieve the day's new postings on this electronic bulletin board. Today there are ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 15, 1996
Getting Clear at BU? — Salon
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Salon
Earle Cooley, the chairman of Boston University's board of trustees, wants you to know that he believes in freedom of expression. Never mind that the gruff, avuncular 64-year-old, one of Boston's top trial attorneys, has played a leading role in the Church of Scientology's efforts to use copyright law to keep secret church documents off the Internet. Although the church has won some significant courtroom victories, critics, legal observers, and even judges criticize the zeal with which it has pursued its ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 19, 1996
Earle Cooley is chairman of BU's board of trustees. He's also made a career out of keeping L. Ron Hubbard's secrets. — Boston Phoenix
Type: Press
Author(s): Dan Kennedy
Source: Boston Phoenix
It was last August 12, a Saturday morning, and Earle Cooley did not seem happy. Cooley was among several lawyers for the Church of Scientology who, accompanied by federal agents, had just raided the Arlington, Virginia, home of Arnaldo Lerma, a former church member who'd become a harsh critic. The lawyers took quite a haul: Lerma's computer, disks, a scanner, and other materials they thought he may have used to post secret, copyrighted Scientology documents on the Internet. The success of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 21, 1996
International Management Executive Committee [IMEC] Executive Directive [ED] 2025 [Clear Expansion Committee] — Church of Scientology International (CSI)
Feb 1, 1996
The cult of personalities — Details (magazine)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): William Shaw
Source: Details (magazine)
Scientology is the religion everyone loves to hate. So how come so many movie stars are devout followers? Moves into the church's Celebrity Centre for an exclusive look at the starway to heaven. AT FRANKLIN AND BRONSON A LOGJAM OF LIMousines crawls toward the mock-French Normandy Chateau. At the grand doorway, celebrities, lawyers, producers, and the children of the well-heeled of the entertainment industry step onto the crimson-carpeted tarmac, chattering through the pink-and-gold lounge to the lawns and fairy-lit trees beyond, ...
Oct 1, 1995
Revolt In The Stars (No News Is Xenu's) — Victorian Inter-Campus Edition (Australia)
Mar 22, 1995
In whose hands? / How Allstate applied Scientology methods to train its managers — Wall Street Journal
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Rochelle Sharpe
Source: Wall Street Journal
Two years ago, an Allstate agent stood up at Sears's annual meeting to ask what then seemed a bizarre question. "To what extent," he inquired, "are the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology present today in Allstate and in Sears?" Edward Brennan, chairman of Sears, Roebuck & Co., and Wayne Hedien, then-chairman of Sears's Allstate Insurance Co. unit, both appeared bewildered. Mr. Brennan said he had no knowledge of any relationship at all. Mr. Hedien said he didn't even ...
Dec 25, 1994
Scientology fiction: The church's war against its critics -- and truth — Washington Post
More: link
Nov 15, 1994
Scientology værste fjende [Danish, no translation so far] — Kristeligt Dagblad (Denmark)
Jun 13, 1994
Scientology: the inside story — Secret of a drugs 'cure' — The Argus (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: The Argus (UK)
JOHN WOOD wants to tell your children the truth about drugs. He is the UK president of an organisation which claims it has been educating young people about the dangers of addiction for 25 years. It claims that message had been successful, and it claims it can also help those who have already fallen to drugs and drink. In fact, Narconon makes rather a lot of claims, and the group has targeted Sussex with literature and glowing tributes from grateful "clients". ...
Jun 10, 1994
Scientology: the inside story --- The missing word — The Argus (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Bracchi
Source: The Argus (UK)
IT IS portrayed as a typical private school. But the glossy Greenfields brochure, which boasts of academic success and a happy environment for children, does not tell the whole story. One important word is missing from the booklet - Scientology. It is also missing from: * The handbook issued by the Independent Schools Information Service, which describes Greenfields as inter-denominational. * The Independent Schools Yearbook, which it is listed as non-denominational. * The school's 27-page constitution lodged with the Charity Commission. ...
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