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Nov 20, 2009 Science or fiction? — The Australian
EVEN for a religion started by a science fiction writer, the allegations levelled against the Church of Scientology in federal parliament this week sound stranger than fiction. Blackmail, cover-ups of child abuse, labour camps, embezzlement and coerced abortions are spelled out among the 53 pages of allegations by seven former Scientologists - some of whom had climbed high in the church hierarchy - tabled in the Senate. In what the church has decried as "an outrageous abuse of parliamentary privilege", independent ...
Oct 25, 2009 'Crash' director Paul Haggis ditches Scientology — Village Voice
"I am only ashamed that I waited this many months to act. I hereby resign my membership in the Church of Scientology." Over the past few days, a remarkable letter was published in four parts at the blog of Marty Rathbun, a former high-level Scientology official who has left the church and now criticizes Scientology's leader, David Miscavige. In the letter, written to Scientology's current national spokesman, Tommy Davis, 'Crash' director Paul Haggis explains why he is leaving Scientology after 35 ...
Oct 1, 2009 Confessions of a Raving, Unconfined Nut: Misadventures in the Counterculture (book) - Chapter 8 — New World Digital Publishing More: paulkrassner.com, amazon.com
New World Digital Publishing [Reproduced here with express permission of author Paul Krassner. Thank you!]
What I really wanted to do was publish something that would top “The Parts Left Out of the Kennedy Book.” I had observed a disturbing element being imposed upon the counterculture — various groups all trying to rip off the search for consciousness — and I felt challenged to write a satirical piece about this phenomenon. Scientology was one of the scariest of these organizations, if only because its ...
Sep 28, 2009 Masked protest group rallies against Church of Scientology — Indiana Statesman (Indiana State University)
Indiana Statesman (Indiana State University)
Several students held an anonymous protest at noon Saturday in Dede Plaza. Equipped with bandannas and Guy Fawkes masks to conceal their identities, the students pushed to get their message heard.
"We are protesting against the organizational policies of the Church of Scientology," said one protester, who wished to be called Mr. Pink.
Statements such as "Disconnection destroys families" and "Salvation shouldn't cost $34,000" were written across their protest signs.
He and another student, referred to as Anon, were the main ...
Sep 9, 2009 Scientology seeks to squash anonymity — The Register (UK)
Sep 8, 2009 Scientology vs Paulette Cooper // How the daughter of Holocaust victims took on a powerful religion — Jewcy
Jewcy Paulette Cooper, a journalist based in Florida, wrote the book The Scandal of Scientology in 1971. She was the first reporter to expose some of the unsavory elements of the Church and its teachings. As a result, the Church hounded her for years and tried to intimidate her into no longer challenging them. She didn't give in.
''Paulette agreed to respond to some of her frequently asked questions here on Jewcy, as well as discussing her Jewish roots and explaining ...
Sep 2, 2009 Le mystère des dossiers disparus ["The lost files mystery"] [English subtitles by Anonymous] — France W9 More:
original French version Jun 21, 2009 Scientology (Chapter 1 of 3): The Truth Rundown — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: A letter from David Miscavige, David Miscavige bio, and bios of Scientology officials who defected
Thomas C. Tobin
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Part ONE of THREE The leader of the Church of Scientology strode into the room with a boom box and an announcement: Time for a game of musical chairs. David Miscavige had kept more than 30 members of his church's executive staff cooped up for weeks in a small office building outside Los Angeles, not letting them leave except to grab a shower. They slept on the floor, their food carted in. Their assignment was to develop strategic plans for the ...
Mar 15, 2009 Vindicated: An ex-Scientologist’s account of escape, rebirth and quest for justice — Burbank City Buzz Examiner
Burbank City Buzz Examiner
“I started my life over with $200, a motorcycle and some clothes,” says Marc Headley, a former 25-year member of the Church of Scientology. He describes the night he “blew”—a term widely used within both critics circles as well as the Church community—and decided he was finished with life as a Scientologist. He managed to drive off on his motorcycle. As he made his way down a dark and winding two-lane road that runs along the edge of the compound through ...
Mar 3, 2009 Feedback from the issue of Thursday, March 5, 2009 — Phoenix New Times
Phoenix New Times
Dianetics does, indeed, work: There must be some reason that Dianetics was on the New York Times bestseller list twice. Get a copy, sit down in a comfortable chair some evening and find out for yourself.
Missing from all the criticism is any indication that Dianetics doesn't work. It, in fact, does work, as millions of people around the world have discovered for themselves.
Yes, I'm a Scientologist and have been, going on 40 years. Those many years ago, I ...
Feb 26, 2009 Blown For Good: The man poised to bring down the Church of Scientology — Glosslip
Jan 21, 2009 Hirnwäscher - Wie gefährlich ist Scientology? ["The Brainwashers - How Dangerous Is Scientology?" Unofficial translation] — ARD (Germany)
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