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copyright, trademark, patent • cult awareness network (can) (earlier form, citizen's freedom foundation) • dead agenting (black pr, smear campaign) • death • dennis erlich • fair game • harassment • helena k. kobrin • lawsuit • medical claims • michael j. "mike" rinder • office of special affairs (osa) (formerly, guardian's office) • operating thetan (ot) • private investigator(s) • rehabilitation project force (rpf) • religious technology center (rtc) • sea organization (sea org, so) • silencing criticism, censorship • threat • threat of legal action, lawsuit • threat of physical harm • washington post • xenu (operating thetan level 3, ot 3, wall of fire) • alt.religion.scientology • alt.scientology.war
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Oct 9, 1999
Dr. John Clark, 73, psychiatrist was authority on danger of cults — Boston Globe
Type: Press
Author(s): Tom Long
Source: Boston Globe
Dr. John G. Clark of Weston, a psychiatrist who was among the first to note the damaging effects of cults, died Thursday in Belmont Manor nursing home. He was 73. Dr. Clark was a member of the faculty at Harvard Medical School and the staff at McLean Hospital in Belmont. He maintained a private practice in Weston. After several families consulted him in the early '70s about their children's membership in fringe religious groups, he became convinced that the young people ...
Sep 1, 1999
Virtual Book Burning — Wired
Type: Press
Author(s): Mike Romano
Source: Wired
When A Piece of Blue Sky, a book critical of the Church of Scientology, suddenly disappeared from Amazon.com's online catalog early this year, newsgroups such as alt.religion.scientology buzzed with conspiracy theories. Then, in June, Amazon.co.uk, the online bookseller's British division, expunged a controversial book, The Committee, which implicates David Trimble, head of the Ulster Unionist Party, in atrocities against Catholics. Amazon's decision to remove two books from its online list demonstrates the perils of balancing a billion-dollar book business with a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 1, 1999
Theology of Scientology — Discerner
Mar 29, 1999
Internet is battleground in foes' war of information — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Lucy Morgan
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Around the clock, from Norway, the Netherlands, Australia and every corner of the United States, the critics of Scientology discuss the controversial organization and its practices. A court decision in Sweden is quickly posted to the news group, followed quickly by a full translation. Daily transcripts of a trial in Northern California are up before daybreak the next day, and news accounts from all over the world are quickly translated and reproduced. Many of those who post messages to the central ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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 ...
Sep 1, 1998
When Scholars Know Sin — Skeptic magazine
More: skeptic.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen A. Kent, Theresa Krebs
Source: Skeptic magazine
Jan 29, 1998
Scientologists in trademark disputes — CNET
Type: Press
Author(s): Courtney Macavinta
Source: CNET
The Church of Scientology International is accusing two Web sites of trademark violation and is taking action to stop it. The church has threatened to see legal recourse against a Colorado Web site owner if he continues to run a site called "scientology-kills.net," which also sells T-shirts bearing the same phrase. In the second dispute, the church sent a letter to Tilman Hausherr of Berlin on Monday telling him to remove altered Scientology graphics from his CompuServe home page, which he ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 7, 1997
Scientologists attack police chief in letter — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: link
Oct 2, 1996
Scientology is fighting for its future in France — International Herald Tribune
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Barry James
Source: International Herald Tribune
PARIS: The Church of Scientology is battling charges in a Lyon courtroom that it is a manipulative and fraudulent cult that practices false medicine and hounded one of its followers to his death. The case could derail the sect's campaign to be accepted as a mainstream faith in several European countries. Last week, it began beaming satellite television advertisements to Britain, its biggest recruiting ground in Europe, despite not being recognized there as a bona fide religion. The advertisements stress a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 29, 1996
Ominous new threat to free speech — Herald Sun (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Gray
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Free speech has come under renewed threat because of a little-noticed decision by the Australian Broadcasting Authority. In an ominous echo of moves to restrict free speech via racial hate laws, the ABA has ruled that radio station 3RRR breached acceptable standards on religious vilification. The unprecedented case centred on criticisms of the Church of Scientology by ex-Scientologist Cyril Vosper on 3RRR's The Liars' Club program last year. Among other criticisms, Vosper likened Scientology to an extremist political regime and ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Feb 1, 1996
Scientology's Internet Wars — Watchman Expositor
Nov 30, 1995
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlatans — Phoenix New Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: Phoenix New Times
Clients of deprogrammer Rick Ross call him a savior. Perhaps that's why people he's branded cult leaders want to crucify him. Rick Ross is describing how Arizona's cults use mind control to exploit their members. He warns about 70 people gathered at Arizona State University's Memorial Union that they are prime targets for groups that tend to prey on university students. The Moonies have a house on North Central. Scientology has a church in Mesa. There's Scottsdale's CBJ, whose members believe ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 20, 1995
Woman accuses Scientology guard of threat — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Jane Meinhardt
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — A Mexican woman has alleged that the Church of Scientology's security chief chased her and threatened to kill her for leaving the church. The case has been referred to the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney's Office; no charge has been filed. A statement from a Scientology spokesman said the security guard has been suspended during a church investigation. The police investigation began Sept. 28 after Naxilly Sofia Perez-Morales, 22, called 911 about 7 p.m. from the Post Office on Cleveland Street. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 16, 1995
Couple files $542,000 suit against church — Orlando Sentinel
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Perez
Source: Orlando Sentinel
The Suit Alleges The Church Of Scientology Violated Several State Laws And Led The Couple On An Emotional Roller Coaster. TAVARES — Samuel Williams' and Janet Miller's odyssey with the Church of Scientology began in 1986 and ended in less than a year. But the Lake County couple's struggle to recover from the experience is nearing 10 years. Their civil suit, which is seeking to recover $542,000 the former husband and wife from Leesburg spent on what they say were bogus ...
Jul 14, 1995
New pressure group under fire from cult — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Cathy Buss
Source: East Grinstead Courier (UK)
A NEW pressure group calling for government action to raise public awareness of cults has come under fire from the Church of Scientology. Founders of Families Under Scientology Stress (Fuss) say that in the few weeks it has been formed it has been amazed at how many people have come forward from all parts of the country pledging support. A group spokesman said: "Most of our supporters have been through difficulties of having a family member in Scientology and it is ...
Apr 10, 1995
Free speech — Spotlight
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Lawrence Wollersheim
Source: Spotlight
The following message was posted on the Internet. The author, Lawrence Wollersheim recently won a $4 million judgment against the Church of Scientology. The church is extremely concerned about the numerous defections and a number of successful lawsuits and criminal proceedings against it, particularly in Europe. Subject: Emergency message to Internet users interested In protecting the freedom of information in the Internet. From Lawrence Wollersheim, co-director of FACTNet. For those of you unfamiliar with me I am a co-director of the ...
Feb 13, 1995
Scientology Raids Dennis Erlich's House — XenuTV
Feb 2, 1995
CyberSurfing / Scientology deplores net losses — Washington Post
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Washington Post
Perturbations, pleasures and predicaments on the information superhighway: The controversial Church of Scientology is not making any new friends on the Internet. In recent weeks, attorneys for the church have threatened legal action against people who they say post church documents in the alt.religion.scientology discussion group. Now the church wants to shut down the alt.religion.scientology newsgroup entirely, claiming its top-secret "scriptures" are being revealed, and its copyrights and trade secrets violated. "We are trying to deal with an anarchy created by ...
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