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Nov 22, 2009 Ex-Scientologist sues the cult for loss of girlfriend and business — The Independent (UK)
The Independent (UK)
A former member threatens to disclose the inner workings of the organisation to which he was 'persuaded to give substantial sums'
By Adam Luck
Sunday, 22 November 2009
A businessman is suing the Church of Scientology for hundreds of thousands of pounds, claiming that he lost his girlfriend and business after she became indoctrinated by the controversial self-styled church.
David Craig, who at one time joined the Scientologists, claims that he was persuaded to pay out more than £170,000 to the ...
Nov 20, 2009 Infinite Complacency: Aaron Saxton's letter I: Australia
Nov 17, 2009 Australian Senator Nick Xenophon calls for senate inquiry into Scientology More: Youtube 1, Youtube 2, PDF transcript (1.13MB), Church of Scientology's official response
This is a speech Senator Nick Xenophon gave in the Senate on November 17, 2009 I rise to speak tonight on an issue of utmost seriousness that I believe deserves a great deal of scrutiny by law enforcement agencies and by this parliament. In the past few weeks, I have been contacted by former members of the Church of Scientology after I questioned the tax exemption status the organisation has under our tax laws during an interview on the Seven Network’s ...
Nov 15, 2009 My twisted life as a Scientologist ... and how I kicked the 100-pound parasite off my back — New York Post
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 2, 2009 Le mystère des dossiers disparus ["The lost files mystery"] [English subtitles by Anonymous] — France W9 More:
original French version Jun 29, 2009 Infinite Complacency: The Paris Trial // Purification Rundown: defendants
Day 4 (June 2): The court trying six Scientologists and two Scientology associations heard from one of the defendants responsible for managing the Paris centre’s Purification Rundown. [...]
Jun 22, 2009 Scientology (Part 2 of 3): Death in slow motion — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More: Lisa McPherson case: events leading to the death of Scientologist Lisa McPherson
Thomas C. Tobin
St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
The night after Lisa McPherson died, the leader of the Church of Scientology sent word for one of his top lieutenants to wait by a pay phone at the Holiday Inn Surfside on Clearwater Beach. When Marty Rathbun answered the ringing phone in the lobby, David Miscavige let him have it:
Why aren’t you all over this mess? The police are poking around. Do something. "Yes sir," Rathbun said. McPherson, a 36-year-old parishioner in apparent good health, had spent 17 days ... Jun 11, 2009 Infinite Complacency - The Paris Trial: The Purification Rundown
Day 4 (June 2): an expert witness dismissed Scientology’s Purification Rundown as quackery as the Paris trial considered the high doses of vitamins used in the programme. [...]
May 25, 2009 Scientology on trial in France — BBC News
The Church of Scientology has gone on trial in the French capital, Paris, accused of organised fraud. The case centres on a complaint by a woman who says she was pressured into paying large sums of money after being offered a free personality test. The church, which is fighting the charges, denies that any mental manipulation took place. France regards Scientology as a sect, not a religion, and the organisation could be banned if it loses the case. It is the ...
May 14, 2009 Der Scientology-Plan / Wie der Psychokonzern Deutschland erobern will [German, with unofficial English subtitles on Youtube] [English: The Scientology Plan / How the psycho-corporation plans to conquer Germany] — ZDF (Germany) More:
Youtube part 2, Youtube part 3, original May 12, 2009 L’examen du dossier accablant l’église de scientologie reporté [French] — RTL (Europe)
L’examen du dossier accablant l’église de scientologie reporté Escroquerie, extorsion, exercice illégal de la médecine, infraction aux pratiques de commerce et organisation criminelle : ce sont les faits reprochés à 12 personnes et 2 associations. La chambre du conseil de Bruxelles n'a pas entamé mardi les débats sur le règlement de la procédure dans le dossier impliquant l'église de scientologie. Elle a reporté cet examen à une date indéterminée, a-t-on appris auprès d'un des avocats des douze personnes inculpées, Me Xavier ...
Apr 22, 2009 VG Netts journalister tok scientologi-test [Norwegian] — VG Nett (Norway) More: Google translation, summary in English, discussion in English
VG Nett (Norway)
VG Netts journalister tok scientologi-test
* - Deprimert, tilbaketrukket, uansvarlig
* - På nivå med en gjenstand som ikke lever
* - Undertrykkes av en eller flere personer
* - Må velge mellom kurs eller kjemikalier
* - Kan forbedre livet med 1000 prosent
(VG Nett) Dette var blant tilbakemeldingene VG Netts tre journalister fikk da de tok den omstridte personlighetstesten til Scientologikirken.
Det er denne testen Olav Gunnar Ballo (SV) mener var en utløsende årsak til at datteren Kaja tok ...
Apr 5, 2009 More state funds quietly budgeted to help cops sweat to health — Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Legislature continued funding a Scientology-based treatment for police officers exposed to methamphetamine, despite a state-funded study that was unable to find a connection between the drug and officers' illnesses.
As lawmakers were slashing funds for other state programs, they sidestepped public debate and appropriated $100,000 – enough cash for about 20 police officers to undergo the regimen of exercise, sauna time and large doses of antioxidants.
The funding was added by Senate Republicans in the waning days of the ...
Feb 15, 2009 Interview with Maureen Bolstad on Scientology’s Introspection Rundown — BlogTalkRadio
Feb 13, 2009 Estate of Kyle Thomas Brennan v. Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, Inc., Denise Miscavige Gentile, Gerald Gentile, and Thomas Brennan: Complaint for wrongful death
Feb 3, 2009 Will the L. Ron Hubbard house turn a Camelback neighborhood into a Scientology recruitment Mecca? — Phoenix New Times
Robrt L. Pela
Phoenix New Times
On a recent December Sunday, on a still street nestled against Camelback Mountain, a party is in full swing at the L. Ron Hubbard House. It's meant to be a holiday open house, to show off the stunning renovation of the simple brick dwelling where Hubbard founded Scientology a half-century ago, and to smooth relations with neighbors, some of whom have lately been up in arms about plans to turn the house into a Scientology museum. These concerned neighbors, none of ...
Feb 2, 2009 The Gerry Ryan Show: John Duignan [starts at 1h 33m] — RTÉ 2fm (Ireland) More:
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, forums.whyweprotest.net Feb 1, 2009 21 Søndag: Skattekroner havner i Scientology [Unofficial translation: "Narconon: Tax money ends up in Scientology"] — Danish State Television (Denmark) More:
dr.dk Jan 23, 2009 Devoir d'enquête: "La Scientologie: La secte démasquée" [Part 1] [Unofficial English translation] — RTBF 1 (Belgium) More:
Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 Jan 21, 2009 Hirnwäscher - Wie gefährlich ist Scientology? ["The Brainwashers - How Dangerous Is Scientology?" Unofficial translation] — ARD (Germany)
Jan 11, 2009 Scientology ‘in denial’ of illness, says Travolta’s mentor — The Times (UK)
The Times (UK)
THOUSANDS of members of the Church of Scientology may be suffering from untreated mental and neurological conditions, according to a former follower who taught John Travolta, the Hollywood star. Sufferers are told to cure themselves with vitamins and saunas while it is denied that they have problems such as epilepsy or autism, said Tory Christman, now a fierce critic of the church. Christman left after suffering epileptic fits, culminating in a seizure which caused her to fall in the bath, knocking ...
Jan 8, 2009 Cruise calls Travolta tragedy 'horrific,' defends Scientology — ABC News
Jan 7, 2009 Infinite Complacency - 05 Marc Headley's story
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