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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 ...
Sep 30, 2008 What really happened with the L. Ron Hubbard biography by Omar Garrison More: groups.google.com
Lawrence H. "Larry" Brennan
As many people know,
was working on a biography of L. Ron Hubbard back in the early 1980s that was completely sanctioned by Hubbard and by organized scientology. In fact
was actually assigned to and working with Omar back then with the approval of both Hubbard and organized scientology. And, Gerry was part of that
Mission Corporate Category Sortout (MCCS)
mission that was run by [David Miscavige] with Gerry’s primary part of it being ...
Jun 30, 2008 Scientology's crushing defeat [What Scientology paid $8 Million to hide] — Village Voice
Village Voice Six years ago, when I was a reporter at New Times LA, ''I’d written several stories about Scientology (Los Angeles is one of its headquarters), and I was about to uncork the longest one yet—a 7,000 word piece about an embarrassing, $8 million defeat Scientology had just suffered, when the weekly paper suddenly folded. That unpublished story has been sitting in storage ever since. Fast forward to 2008, and the world of reporting on Scientology has changed radically, thanks in part ... Mar 13, 2008 Police investigating suspicious package at Scientology office — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
[Picture / Caption: "A bomb squad robot heads into the alley behind the Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement Center at 336 First Ave N in St. Petersburg after the Scientology headquarters in Clearwater received a bomb threat. A large suitcase found in the alley behind the office was found to contain clothing and a Bible. [Lara Cerri, Times]"] ST. PETERSBURG – When police opened the suspicious brown suitcase found behind a Scientology office downtown, it contained no bomb - just clothing, ...
Mar 13, 2008 Scientology's effort to block protesters fails — Herald Tribune
CLEARWATER - The Church of Scientology tried to stop protesters from returning to the sidewalks outside its headquarters this week by filing a type of petition in court usually used by women in fear for their safety. And in large part because of that approach, a Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge denied it late Wednesday afternoon. In a petition filed Tuesday, the church claimed the Internet-based group Anonymous wants to harm the church and its leaders, in particular the Rev. Heber Jentzsch, the ...
Feb 26, 2008 Scientology: faith and doubts — Los Angeles Times (California)
Los Angeles Times (California)
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
When I was 17, I left the Church of Scientology. When I was 22, my parents and all members of my immediate family were pressured by the church to "disconnect" from me. When I heard of the protests by Anonymous on behalf of all those who have lost their families, homes and savings accounts to Scientology, I thanked God that someone was finally willing to listen. Reading Michael Shermer's op-ed article, I was surprised to find myself ...
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