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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
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