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1 2 May 10, 2008 The internet pranksters who started a war — Channel 9 (aka ninemsn) (Australia)
Channel 9 (aka ninemsn) (Australia)
They've become the sworn enemies of a controversial religion, famous for unsettling online video attacks and protesting en masse in creepy masks. But the elusive internet group known as Anonymous didn't start out with a concrete plan to bring down Scientology. Before they got serious, Anonymous members say, they were only in it for laughs. In the years before "declaring war", the group's stock-in-trade was the creation of internet jokes revolving around, for instance, kitsch 1980s singer Rick Astley. Anonymous's transformation ...
Mar 17, 2008 Cult Friction — Radar Online
After an embarrassing string of high-profile defection and leaked videos, Scientology is under attack from a faceless cabal of online activists. Has America's most controversial religion finally met its match?
By John Cook
Masked hackers have declared war on Scientology. Could the celebrity-friendly religion be in its final days? (Photo: Sam Comen)
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Clearwater is prepared for its enemies. It's a warm, if ...
Mar 16, 2008 Protesters bid to unmask Scientology — Sunday Star-Times
THE CHURCH of Scientology in New Zealand has laid a complaint with police after allegedly receiving death and bomb threats from an internet-based protest group that has waged an online war against the religion. The group, calling itself Anonymous, held a worldwide action day yesterday, with about 20 people gathering at Britomart in downtown Auckland and in other centres, handing out fliers attacking Scientology as a dangerous cult "that scams members with pseudo science". The project was started in response to ...
Mar 12, 2008 Scientology fights back in court — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The church is seeking a restraining order to stop a new round of protests. CLEARWATER - With the Internet activist group Anonymous threatening a second round of protests against Scientology this weekend, the Clearwater-based church went to court late Tuesday, filing a petition for a temporary restraining order. The petition was filed just before the close of court Tuesday afternoon, and the St. Petersburg Times could not obtain a copy of the petition. Pat Harney, a spokeswoman for the Church of ...
Mar 11, 2008 What to get L. Ron Hubbard for his birthday — Village Voice
L. Ron Hubbard, the pulp fiction writer who gave the world Battlefield Earth, as well as a nuisance known as Scientology, would have turned 97 years old this Thursday, March 13. Ron’s been worm food for more than a score of years now, so it probably won’t matter to him that the best birthday party being held in his name will take place a couple of days late. On Saturday, March 15, the surprisingly upstart, leaderless movement known as “Anonymous” will ...
Feb 25, 2008 Media Watch: Tom Cruise goes missing // Reporting on the protest — Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
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But there are some people whose tender feelings receive a lot more consideration from the News Ltd empire. On the same day that News's website carried a link to The Australian's piece about Carey's childhood, it carried another story right next door. Global Scientology protests begin in Australia.
— News.com.au website, Global Scientology protests begin in Australia
But what's this? A pixelated poster? What can it have ...
Feb 25, 2008 Revenge Of The Nerds: The War Between 4chan & Scientology — Salient (Victoria University of Wellington)
Feb 21, 2008 Scientology: An evasive corporate cult — Orato More: web.archive.org
Orato A new demand for transparency and justice from netzins... In late January, news media across the world picked up on a phenomenal development on the Internet. A virtual civil rights movement had arisen from a most unlikely source: Internet gamers. It all kicked off when an in-house video of Tom Cruise preaching to members of his faith, the controversial Church of Scientology, was leaked onto the Youtube internet video sharing site. Indeed, Cruise is a frightening spectacle and his incoherent rant ... Feb 11, 2008 Activists decry attempt to quash Cruise video — New Haven Register
Feb 11, 2008 Masked protesters hike up pressure on Scientologists — The Scotsman (UK)
Feb 8, 2008 New foe emerges against Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Feb 8, 2008 The Passion of "Anonymous" — Newsweek
Feb 7, 2008 Scientology's Cruise Control — Forbes
Scientology's Cruise Control
Kai Falkenberg 02.07.08, 10:30 AM ET
Hollywood celebs like Tom Cruise typically want as many folks as possible watching them onscreen. Not so with a recently leaked video of Cruise promoting his Scientology religion.
The nine-minute clip features a wide-eyed Cruise trumpeting his Scientology beliefs with what many have described as messianic zeal. Soon after the video surfaced on the Web, the Church of Scientology International demanded it be removed–claiming the posting of the stolen video violated ...
Feb 5, 2008 Bad publicity 'helps Scientology recruitment' — The Telegraph (UK)
Feb 5, 2008 Scientology feud with its critics takes to Internet — Los Angeles Times (California)
Feb 4, 2008 Hackers declare war on Scientologists amid claims of heavy-handed Cruise control — The Guardian (UK)
Feb 4, 2008 Hackers wage web war on Scientologists — The Telegraph (UK)
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 25, 2008 Critics split over DDoS attacks on Scientology — The Register (UK)
The Register (UK)
Websites associated with the Church of Scientology are intermittently unavailable today after an internet group calling itself Anonymous declared war on the controversial organisation. In a statement posted via video on YouTube and through various internet sites Anonymous claimed its actions were designed to safeguard the right to freedom of speech against assaults by the Church of Scientology. It also wants to curtail what it claims is the financial exploitation of church members and aims to "systematically dismantle the Church of ...
Jan 22, 2008 Scientologists hit back at German newspaper over Cruise-Goebbels comparison — Daily Mail (UK)
Jan 22, 2008 Scientology madness continues — Daily Telegraph (Australia)
Jan 18, 2008 EPA a bunch of liars says Tom Cruise — eCanadaNow.com
Jan 18, 2008 Tom in Ground Zero tantrum — New York Post
Jan 18, 2008 Watch more freaky Tom Cruise Scientology videos. — Slate Magazine
Jan 17, 2008 As his bizarre Scientology video is revealed - is Tom Cruise out of control? — Daily Mail (UK)
Jan 17, 2008 Somehow, Tom Cruise managed to make Scientology even weirder — National Port
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 16, 2008 Tom Cruise: "Why ask permission? We are the authorities." — Defamer
Jan 16, 2008 Transcript of Tom Cruise on Scientology video — The Times (UK)
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