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Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:47:24 -0500
wired.it (Google News Italia)
Going Clear, cosa racconta il documentario su Scientology - Wired.it
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: wired.it (Google News Italia)

Going Clear, cosa racconta il documentario su Scientology Wired.it Chi cade in balia di una setta come Scientology, con il cervello lavato e un aggressivo senso di indispensabilità dell'ego, diventa, d'avviso, uno scafandro da rifondare, un essere umano privo di autonomia. Tutto quello che ha a che vedere con la Chiesa ... altro »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:59:51 -0500
Examiner.com (Google News)
New York City Police endorse Scientology cult anti-drug program in schools
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Examiner.com (Google News)

Scientology and their drug rehab network, Narconon, tosses the ?secular? word around more often than not, claiming their ant-drug program, 'Foundation for a Drug Free World' taught in public schools is not religious. Merriam Webster dictionary defines ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:55:28 -0500
LubbockOnline.com (Google News)
Nation and World Faith Briefs: PARK CITY, Utah
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: LubbockOnline.com (Google News)

As Haggis climbed to the highest levels of Scientology, he finally learned its founder's ultimate theory: That a tyrannical galactic overlord named Xenu dropped frozen bodies from millions of years ago into volcanoes, and those spirits attach themselves to ... and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 21:47:29 -0500
southeastsun.com (Yahoo! News)
SUN SPOTS
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: southeastsun.com (Yahoo! News)

The Southeast Alabama Beekeepers Association will hold its monthly meeting June 6 at 7 p.m. at the Coffee County Farm Center. For more information, go to the website at www.southeastalabamabeekeepers.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:34:06 -0500
bostonherald.com (Yahoo! News)
Sundance ignites 2016 Oscar race with 'Brooklyn,' 'Grandma' and more
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: bostonherald.com (Yahoo! News)

"Brooklyn," a drama about an Irish immigrant's journey to America, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday night without much advance buzz. But when the lights at the Eccles Theatre in Park City came up two hours later, to a rapturous standing ovation, it was clear that Sundance had just screened one of the best films of the year. Within 24 hours, Fox Searchlight defeated its rival ...

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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: LAist (Google News)

For about a quarter of a century, celebrated director and acting teacher Milton Katselas's Beverly Hills Playhouse offered a point of introduction between aspiring TV and film stars and the Church of Scientology, of which Katselas was a member. According to ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:10:21 -0500
Daily Beast (Google News)
Scientology Defends Its Anti-Weed Hokum
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Daily Beast (Google News)
More: Daily Beast (Google News)

The Scientology-backed nonprofit Foundation for a Drug-Free World teaches teens that marijuana triggers birth defects and heroin causes spontaneous abortion. With blatant falsities and wild exaggerations, it aims to terrify students into abstinence for life. and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:44:02 -0500
KVOA Tucson News (Google News)
First Look: Sundance doc pulls back curtain on Scientology
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: KVOA Tucson News (Google News)

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) - "Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief" premiered Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival to a packed house - not with a star-studded red carpet, but with police protection. A week before the premiere, the Church of ... and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:42:15 -0500
Towleroad (Google News)
The Church of Scientology Wants You To Know The Many Different Names For ...
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Towleroad (Google News)

The Foundation For a Drug-Free World, an organization founded and funded by the Church of Scientology, has been on a tour through New York City public schools teaching children about the evils of some of the world's more popular recreation drugs. and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:30:01 -0500
New York Daily News (Google News)
Fariña not a fan of Scientologists' drug programs in schools
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: New York Daily News (Google News)

The head of the city schools system is not happy that Scientologists have been making anti-drug pitches to their kids ? and now she's investigating the situation. ?We're looking into it. I'm not sending them out to schools. It's not under my name,? Chancellor ...

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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: theskanner.com (Yahoo! News)

A heightened accountability system and a $2.4 million payout is the end result of a nearly three month investigation by the Bureau of Labor and Industries into racist, ethnophobic and xenophobic behavior by employees at Daimler Trucks of North America.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:35:57 -0500
Vulture (Google News)
Alex Gibney on Going Clear, His Scientology Documentary That's the Talk of ...
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Vulture (Google News)

That was really interesting to me because it's about Scientology, but it's also about all sorts of other things in terms of any fundamentalist belief, any deep-seated political passion where people lose themselves, and suddenly lose their rudder in this prison, this ... and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 13:13:11 -0500
Le Figaro (Google Actualités)
Érintée dans un documentaire à Sundance, la Scientologie se rebiffe
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Le Figaro (Google Actualités)
More: fr.news.yahoo.com (Yahoo! Actualités)

Considérée comme une religion par les Etats-Unis mais comme une secte par la France, l'Église de Scientologie continue de divisier. Dernière polémique en date: la diffusion à Sundance du documentaire Going Clear («clarifier» en français) du réalisateur ... et plus encore »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:48:32 -0500
Interfax-Religion (Google News)
Church official: scientologists, Jehovah's Witnesses are American agents
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Interfax-Religion (Google News)

Moscow, January 30, Interfax - The head of the Synodal Department for Church and Society Relations Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin, believes Russia should not give favorable treatment to scientologists and Jehovah's Witnesses. "From my viewpoint, it is not ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:33:25 -0500
lefigaro.fr (Yahoo! Actualités)
Éreintée dans un documentaire à Sundance, la Scientologie se rebiffe
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: lefigaro.fr (Yahoo! Actualités)

Dans son enquête intitulée Going Clear et présentée au festival du cinéma indépendant américain, Alex Gibney écorche l'image de l'organisation religieuse avec des témoignages d'anciens membres. L'Église n'a pas tardé à réagir, qualifiant ces personnes d'«apostats vengeurs».

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:08:13 -0500
fr.news.yahoo.com (Yahoo! Actualités)
Égratignée dans un documentaire à Sundance, la Scientologie se rebiffe
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: fr.news.yahoo.com (Yahoo! Actualités)

Dans son enquête intitulée Going Clear et présentée au festival du cinéma indépendant américain, Alex Gibney écorche l'image de l'organisation religieuse avec des témoignages d'anciens membres. L'Église n'a pas tardé à réagir, qualifiant ces personnes d'«apostats vengeurs».

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:05:50 -0500
CultureMap Houston (Google News)
Sundance tackles Scientology, campus rape, polygamy and Kurt Cobain's ...
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: CultureMap Houston (Google News)

Four of the most interesting documentaries offer a controversial look at Scientology from an Academy Award winner, an analysis of the horrifying epidemic of rapes on college campuses across the country, an in-depth look at the polygamous leader who ... and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:50:16 -0500
Indie Wire (blog) (Google News)
Sundance Review: Alex Gibney's Incendiary Doc 'Going Clear: Scientology and ...
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Indie Wire (blog) (Google News)

Based on the already-aggrieved reaction of the Church of Scientology to the first few Sundance screenings of Alex Gibney's new documentary, ?Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief," the high profile, celebrity-courting church is going to ... and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:47:12 -0500
TMZ.com (Google News)
Scientology Attacks Hit Flick ... Our Main Accuser's a Liar!
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: TMZ.com (Google News)

Rathbun claims in the documentary that he was tasked with facilitating the breakup of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, because her dad was a psychologist and the Church felt he was influencing the actor into distancing himself from Scientology. and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:33:40 -0500
lefigaro.fr (Yahoo! Actualités)
Houellebecq, Spielberg, Lauby... Les phrases choc de la semaine
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: lefigaro.fr (Yahoo! Actualités)
More: fr.news.yahoo.com (Yahoo! Actualités)

REVUE DE PRESSE - L'auteur de Soumission est revenu sur sa conception de la liberté d'expression, le réalisateur américain a assisté au 70e anniversaire de la libération du camp d'Auschwitz-Birkenau par l'Armée rouge, l'actrice s'est exprimée sur les nominations aux César. Voici les moments qui ont marqué l'actualité culturelle de la semaine.

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:25:42 -0500
Realscreen (Google News)
Sundance '15: Berg's ?Prophet's Prey? tackles cult leader Jeffs
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Realscreen (Google News)

Just a day after Scientology documentary Going Clear premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, another non-fiction entry debuted that tackled the themes of corruption, controversy and religion. Prophet's Prey, directed by West of Memphis helmer Amy Berg ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 11:07:58 -0500
vulture.feedsportal.com (Yahoo! News)
Alex Gibney on Going Clear, His Scientology Documentary That?s the Talk of Sundance
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: vulture.feedsportal.com (Yahoo! News)

Debuting to a packed house at Sundance this week, Alex Gibney's upcoming HBO documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief received a standing ovation. Vulture's Bilge Ebiri called it "jaw-dropping" and wrote, "Any way you cut it, this is still spectacular stuff." Gibney spoke with John Horn, host ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:48:29 -0500
Vulture (Google News)
Alex Gibney on His New Scientology Documentary
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Vulture (Google News)

That was really interesting to me because it's about Scientology, but it's also about all sorts of other things in terms of any fundamentalist belief, any deep-seated political passion where people lose themselves, and suddenly lose their rudder in this prison, this ... and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 10:08:53 -0500
Bensonhurstbean (Google News)
Scientology-Backed Group Running Anti-Drug Program At PS 186, Shell Bank ...
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Bensonhurstbean (Google News)

?We didn't know anything about that, but Scientology, to me it's a kind of ungodly thing that I don't really support,? Claude Baptiste, whose son is a sixth-grader at Shell Bank, told the Daily News. ?I wouldn't want my kids to be a part of it, it's not based on my ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:00:00 -0500
columbustelegram.com (Yahoo! News)
Church digest -- Jan. 30
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: columbustelegram.com (Yahoo! News)

Spaghetti supper at St. Anthony

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:51:53 -0500
Plymouth Herald (Google News)
SCIENTOLOGY: the facts
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Plymouth Herald (Google News)

According to official literature: "Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature and one's relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 07:33:52 -0500
Télérama.fr (Google Actualités)
Sundance 2015 : dix films qu'on a vite envie de voir en France
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Télérama.fr (Google Actualités)

Un documentaire sur la Scientologie, adaptation du best-seller du prix Pulitzer Lawrence Wright, agrémenté d'interviews et témoignages inédits d'anciens membre de la secte. Le film évoque notamment la relation de Tom Cruise avec Nicole Kidman que la ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:59:56 -0500
tuttolatina.com (Google News Italia)
Iuliano: "Fatto un gran lavoro psicologico. Crimi non si tocca. Conte mi ha detto ... - TuttoLatina
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: tuttolatina.com (Google News Italia)

Iuliano: "Fatto un gran lavoro psicologico. Crimi non si tocca. Conte mi ha detto ... TuttoLatina Come ben sapete, l'andamento dei risultati speravamo fosse migliore. E' indubbio che col migliorare del gioco ci si aspettava qualcosa di buono. Da Crotone ci aspettavamo tutti un risultato diverso, per quello che è successo e per gli eventi in campo stiamo a ...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:37:33 -0500
Broadway World (Google News)
Australian Writer Launches Third Story
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: Broadway World (Google News)

Patty Jansen of Sydney, Australia, who was honored as a first place quarterly winner at the 27th Annual L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards in April of 2011, has now released her third in the Ambassador series, "Ambassador 3: Changing Fate." Since her ... and more »

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:38:15 -0500
fr.news.yahoo.com (Yahoo! Actualités)
Festival de Sundance: Les abus sexuels des fondamentalistes mormons cibles d'un documentaire choc
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: fr.news.yahoo.com (Yahoo! Actualités)

CINEMA - Amy Berg dénonce dans un documentaire les agressions sur les enfants et abus sexuels commis par les fondamentalistes mormons...

Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:13:23 -0500
sportal.com.au (Yahoo! News)
Social media savages James Hird after appeal fail
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Date: Friday, January 30, 2015
Source: sportal.com.au (Yahoo! News)

The haters have come out in force on Twitter as Essendin?s James Hird copped a caning on Friday afternoon after the Federal Court dismissed his bid to have the joint AFL/ASADA investigation into the Bombers 2012 supplement program deemed unlawful.

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On this date

Type: Blog
Date: Saturday, August 18, 2012
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

A week ago, we reported that a former "employee" at Scientology's flagship drug treatment center in Oklahoma – Narconon Arrowhead – told us that the controversial center was delivering Scientology training rather than drug education, and that its officials have been concerned for years that its state certification was "extremely vulnerable." (The center is currently under investigation by local and state agencies for four deaths that have occurred there, three since last October.) We didn't name that source, but now, he's ...

Tags: Association for Better Living and Education (ABLE) (formerly, "Social Coordination" or SOCO)DeathFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationLucas A. CattonNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon of Oklahoma, Inc. (Arrowhead)Rena WeinbergTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Book
Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Source: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author: Janet Reitman

Product Description Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world’s fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial holdings. Its celebrity believers keep its profile high, and its teams of “volunteer ministers” offer aid at disaster sites such as Haiti and the World Trade Center. But Scientology is also a notably closed faith, harassing journalists and others through litigation and intimidation, even infiltrating the highest levels ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Houghton Mifflin HarcourtJanet Reitman[needtoread][needtotag]

Jun 17, 2011
Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Scientologist accused of pressuring sex abuse victim

Type: Press
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Author: Paul Bibby Courts

IT was a rare and at times dramatic public appearance by one of the most senior members of a global religious organisation that shrouds itself in secrecy. Surrounded by supporters, senior Scientologist Janice Meyer arrived at the Downing Centre Local Court yesterday, accused of pressuring an 11-year-old girl to lie about sex abuse within the church. Ms Meyer, who also goes by the name Jan Eastgate, left with relaxed bail restrictions that will allow her to travel to and from her ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPaul Bibby CourtsSydney Morning Herald (Australia)

Jun 16, 2011
The Age (Australia)
Scientologist appears in Sydney court

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 16, 2011
Source: The Age (Australia)
Author: Margaret Scheikowski

A senior member of the Church of Scientology accused of coaching a child to lie about sex abuse has had her bail relaxed so she can travel to California. Janice Meyer, 57, was surrounded by supporters on Thursday as she made her first court appearance in Sydney's Downing Centre Local court. She is charged with doing an act intending to pervert the course of justice in 1985 in Sydney. Advertisement: Story continues below The allegation involves threatening and intimidating an 11-year-old ...

Tags: AustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalMargaret ScheikowskiThe Age (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Source: The Guardian (UK)
Author: Alison Rourke

A senior member of the Church of Scientology is due to appear in court in Australia on Thursday charged with perverting the course of justice. It is alleged that Jan Eastgate, 57, threatened and intimidated an 11-year-old girl into providing false statements to police. The case relates to an investigation into the alleged sexual assault of the girl in 1985 by her stepfather, a church member. The girl – who cannot be named for legal reasons – said on Australian television ...

Tags: Alison RourkeAustraliaChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalNick XenophonThe Guardian (UK)

Type: Blog
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Village Voice
Author: Tony Ortega

Next month, Janet Reitman's book Inside Scientology will hit bookshelves, and the world of Scientology-watching, and for Scientology itself, will never be the same. Subtitled The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, Reitman's book delivers all it promises, and it promises a lot. "It has been my goal to write the first objective modern history of the Church of Scientology," Reitman proclaims in her introduction. "It is the goal of Inside Scientology to translate [L. Ron Hubbard's arcane] language and separate ...

Tags: Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion (book)Claire HeadleyDavid MiscavigeJanet ReitmanJason BegheJeff HawkinsLisa McPhersonMarc HeadleyMichelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Natalie WaletRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Stefan CastleTanja CastleTom CruiseTony OrtegaVillage Voice

Type: Press
Date: Monday, June 13, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

A Las Vegas fundraiser earned $500,000 for soldiers and emergency responders who say chemicals sickened them and earned Utah’s attorney general coveted photographs posing with celebrities. Sandra Lucas, a Salt Lake City resident who recently became president of the nationwide Heroes Health Fund, said she and a board must decide how to split the proceeds, but Utah residents will see a share. Actor John Travolta was the headline speaker at the fundraiser Saturday at the Wynn Las Vegas. Utah Attorney General ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneSandra LucasUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2011
Source: Salt Lake Tribune
Author: Nate Carlisle

Utah’s attorney general and a federal agent who busted drug labs in Utah County will be among the guests Saturday at a Las Vegas fundraiser with actor John Travolta. Travolta is helping generate money for what’s called the Heroes Health Fund, a nationwide program which provides treatment to soldiers and emergency responders who believe they were sickened by exposure to chemicals. The treatment — consisting largely of exercise, time in a sauna and a diet of antioxidants — has its roots ...

Tags: Heroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectJohn TravoltaMark ShurtleffNate CarlislePurification Rundown ("Purif")Salt Lake TribuneTim ChardUtah Meth Cops Project

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Hours after an article appeared about a claim for damages filed against the city by the Church of Scientology over a sewage spill in the church’s building in Old Pasadena, a church official acknowledged that mistakes were made in the filing of the document. The church is listed as the claimant, not subrogate Lexington Insurance Co. Further, the name of the lawyer who filed the claim on behalf of the insurance company is not listed on the document. Making matters even ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaLexington Insurance Co.Pasadena WeeklyReal estateRobert B. "Bob" Adams

May 31, 2011
Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Top Scientologist charged with perverting course of justice

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Source: Australia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) News
Author: Steve Cannane

One of the Church of Scientology's most senior figures, Jan Eastgate, has been arrested and charged in Sydney. She has been charged with perverting the course of justice in relation to allegations she coached an 11-year-old girl to lie to police and community services about the sexual abuse she suffered from her stepfather who was a member of the Church of Scientology. Eastgate is the international president of the Citizens' Commission on Human Rights, an organisation founded by the Church of ...

Tags: AustraliaAustralia Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) NewsCarmen RainerChildren, youthCitizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)Fraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJanice "Jan" Eastgate MeyerLegalPhoebe RainerSteve Cannane

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, May 26, 2011
Source: Pasadena Weekly
Author: André Coleman

Two days before the Church of Scientology was presented with an award for preserving the 115-year-old Braley Building on South Raymond Avenue, church officials filed a claim against the city for damages incurred after the historic structure was flooded with raw sewage in November. “In the early morning of Nov. 23, water backed up through the toilets and sinks [in] the basement,” the claim states. “When personnel came in, they found four inches of raw sewage covering the entire basement area.” ...

Tags: André ColemanBraley Building @ 35 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena CA United StatesCaliforniaPasadena WeeklyReal estate

May 18, 2011
Courier Mail (Australia)
Fire at Church of Scientology in Annerley

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Source: Courier Mail (Australia)
Author: Anna Chisholm

A FIRE broke out at The Church of Scientology of Brisbane at Annerley overnight. Emergency services said material in a courtyard caught fire and affected a couple of air-conditioning units. The flames started just before 2am on the corner of Dudley and Hastings streets. QFRS Brisbane Duty Manager of Operations Phil Klemm said the fire was not suspicious. "From our perspective there was nothing suspicious - the courtyard was open to the street," Mr Klemm said. "We're unsure of the cause ...

Tags: Anna ChisholmAustraliaCourier Mail (Australia)

Type: Press
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Source: Haaretz
Author: Yaniv Kubovich

Attorney Gur Finkelstein, who represents the Scientology Center in Israel, was detained several weeks for allegedly hiring this gang to help him with his own criminal endeavors. Israel Police forces have uncovered a Jaffa-based gang allegedly behind a series of attacks and attempted assassinations in the Tel Aviv area, including a plot to kill a senior sheikh of a local mosque, it was revealed after a gag order was lifted on Tuesday. Those mobsters are suspected of plotting to plant an ...

Tags: Gur FinkelsteinHaaretzIsraelWeaponsYaniv Kubovich

May 16, 2011
Brisbane Times
Soldier death to remain a mystery

Type: Press
Date: Monday, May 16, 2011
Source: Brisbane Times

AAP – The mysterious death of a young soldier was likely to remain a mystery until the Church of Scientology chooses to release its file on its extended dealings with him, a defence commission of inquiry has found. There's no dispute that Private Edward McBride, 30, took his own life in Brisbane on February 7, 2007. A trained electrical fitter before joining the army, he climbed into an electrical sub-station and deliberately contacted a 110,000 volt power line. Just why he ...

Tags: AustraliaBrisbane TimesDeathEdward Alexander McBrideSuicide

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, May 14, 2011
Source: Clearwater Patch
Author: Aiyana Baida

Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street, owned by the Church of Scientology, at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. An electrical fire caused $700,000 in damages to a building owned by the Church of Scientology, city officials said. Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a structure fire at 531 Franklin Street at 3:28 a.m. Saturday. To put out the blaze the department needed 35 personnel, five engines, two trucks and two rescues. It took firefighters about an ...

Tags: 531 Franklin Street Clearwater FL United StatesAiyana BaidaClearwater PatchReal estate

On this day

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2010
Source: Ocala Star-Banner (Florida)
Author: Dave Schlenker

As one of the beneficiaries of Thursday's "From Paris With Love" movie gala, the Ocala Detoxification Project has puzzled many locals. The Paris-themed party will raise money for local deputies, police officers, firefighters and a college scholarship fund. But few in Marion County know anything about detoxification. Up front, here are some facts: The Ocala Detoxification Project is designed to help firefighters and other uniformed personnel who are exposed to toxins. It likely will launch with funds from the gala. "From ...

Tags: Brett MillerBrian GallagherClear Body, Clear Mind (book)Dan GentryDave SchlenkerDetoxDowntown MedicalFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGeorge YuHeroes Health Fund - Ocala Detoxification ProjectInternational Academy of Detoxification SpecialistsJett TravoltaJohn TravoltaKelly PrestonNew York TimesOcala Star-Banner (Florida)Purification Rundown ("Purif")Ron ChardRonald E. GotsSeverna Park Health and Wellness Center LLCStuart McElhaneyTim ChardWill Hamer

2009
Daily Pilot (Newport Beach & Costa Mesa)
Record: Rehab gripes drop

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Source: Daily Pilot (Newport Beach & Costa Mesa)
Author: Brianna Bailey

Police records show fewer complaints made on rehab homes, which range from illegal parking to a suicide attempt. By Brianna Bailey Updated: Saturday, January 31, 2009 8:07 PM PST There are No comments posted. View Comments Longtime Newport Beach resident Barbara Roy has an ocean view from her living room, which sits only a few feet from Narconon. For years, Roy worried about Narconon clients who she said would loiter and chain smoke in the area. A steady barrage of delivery ...

Tags: 1810 W. Oceanfront Newport Beach CA United StatesBarbara RoyBrianna BaileyCatherine SavageDaily Pilot (Newport Beach & Costa Mesa)Narconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Narconon Southern CaliforniaNina Greco

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2009
Source: Wikinews

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Tags: Celebrity CentreFranceFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationJean-Christophe HullinLegalWikinews

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Source: Variety
Author: Peter Bart

As the fight for the presidency heats up, Hollywood's celebrities will be speaking their minds about the candidates and the issues – and studio chieftains already are cringing. Politics breeds controversy, and there are many who feel that stars should be seen and not heard. The campaign will be shrill enough, they reason, without celebrity input. There's more than a little hypocrisy to this position. The corporate Brahmins wield their wealth and power to support favored candidates, one could argue, so ...

Tags: Andrew MortonNazi labellingNerve, touch assistOperating Thetan (OT)Peter BartSumner RedstoneTom CruiseTom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography (book)United ArtistsVarietyVolunteer Ministers

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Source: 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 ...

Tags: Andrew MortonAnonymous (group)Copyright, trademark, patentEconomistProject ChanologySt Martin's PressTom CruiseTom Cruise's leaked video of 2004Tom Cruise: An Unauthorized Biography (book)

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2008
Los Angeles Times (California)
Mailings to Scientology sites probed

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: John Spano
More: rickross.com

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Type: Press
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Source: Jerusalem Post
Author: Matthew Wagner

In a move seen by some as an attempt to take advantage of Sderot’s shell-shocked residents, a nonprofit group is offering them free workshops based on the teachings of the late L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. [Embedded video: Scientology Way to Happiness in Israel 2/4 ] A group calling itself the Association for Prosperity and Security in the Middle East, which denies any connection with the Church of Scientology, has sent e-mails to social workers in ...

Tags: Association for Prosperity and Security in the Middle East (APUME)Ayelet KedemIsraelIsraeli Center for Cult VictimsJerusalem PostMatthew WagnerMordi BucaiScientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power (article)The Way to Happiness (TWTH)Xenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2008
Source: Jerusalem Post
Author: Matthew Wagner

The besieged residents of Sderot are being offered free workshops based on the teachings of Scientology’s founder. A nonprofit group, the Association for Prosperity and Security in the Middle East, has sent e-mails to social workers in the southern Israeli town offering to help the residents cope with Kassam rocket attacks, The Jerusalem Post reported. Some say the group, which claims to have no connection to the Church of Scientology or its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, is trying to take advantage ...

Tags: Association for Prosperity and Security in the Middle East (APUME)IsraelJerusalem PostMatthew WagnerMordi BucaiThe Way to Happiness (TWTH)

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2004
Herald Sun (Australia)
Cult aims at kids' shows

Type: Press
Date: Saturday, January 31, 2004
Source: Herald Sun (Australia)
Author: Liam Houlihan

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Tags: Drug Free AmbassadorsFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationFront groupsHerald SunKids For A Drug Free FutureLiam HoulihanNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)Pauline Priest

Type: Press
Date: Thursday, January 31, 2002
Source: Salon
Author: Amy Reiter

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Tags: Amy ReiterDan CoatsSalonTom Cruise

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1999
Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Scientology: A church and its foes / Church's roots run deep in the Inland area (1.59 MiB)

Type: Press
Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999
Source: Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California)
Author: Susan Thurston

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Tags: Bent CorydonDavid MiscavigeFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsMuriel DufresnePress-Enterprise (Riverside, California)Real estateRiverside County (California)Susan Thurston

Type: Press
Date: Friday, January 31, 1997
Source: International Herald Tribune
Author: Brian Knowlton

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Tags: Brian KnowltonGermanyInternational Herald Tribune

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Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1990
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
More: link (847 KiB)

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Tags: A Piece of Blue Sky (book)Copyright, trademark, patentJonathan "Jon" Caven-AtackJudge Louis L. StantonLawsuitLos Angeles Times (California)New Era Publications International, ApS (NEPI)Silencing criticism, censorshipUPI

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1990
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
Author: John H. Lee
More: link (847 KiB), home.snafu.de

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Tags: Audrey TwedeEdwin Clemens CoenanFalse imprisonmentFloyd TwedeIntrospection Rundown (also, "Baby watch")John H. LeeLos Angeles Times (California)Marianne CoenanMental illness

1990
Associated Press
Hubbard biography (847 KiB)

Type: Press
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 1990
Source: Associated Press
Author: Vera Haller

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Tags: A Piece of Blue Sky (book)Associated PressCopyright, trademark, patentJonathan "Jon" Caven-AtackJonathan RubellJudge Louis L. StantonLawsuitNew Era Publications International, ApS (NEPI)Silencing criticism, censorshipVera Haller

1986
Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Sect leaders lambaste suggestions of hoax (1.31 MiB)

Type: Press
Date: Friday, January 31, 1986
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)

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Tags: Clearwater Sun (Florida)Heber C. JentzschInternal Revenue Service (IRS)John G. PetersonL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawsuitLudwig AlpersMichael J. Flynn