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FBI Probe

USA FBI PROBE

 



FBI investigates Church of Scientology over claims of human trafficking, enslavement and violence



By Tom Leonard

Last updated at 9:16 PM on 7th February 2011

 

The FBI is investigating the Church of Scientology over allegations of human trafficking, it is…

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"Church of Scientology Under Investigation for Slave Labour" - February 7th 2011

Members of an FBI task force on human trafficking have been investigating the Church of Scientology for over a year, according to an article in the New Yorker.



The New Yorker profile of ex-Scientologist writer/director Paul Haggis, responsible for movies such as Million Dollar Baby and Crash, paints a strange picture off what life as a prominent member of Scientology is like. One of the larger revelations involves the existence of an…

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Montreal Scientology and Narconon

.Montreal Scientology and Narconon

 

For Narconon and other charitable organizations in Canada to retain their registered charitable status, it's been suggested they be subject to a compulsory benefits test. Does this charitable treatment center benefit our society or do the harms far outweigh the good?



In Canada, Narconon Trois-Rivieres, under the umbrella of the Montreal…

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"Scientology: mind control and empty pockets" - Ireland's Big Issue, November 8th 2010







Scientology is quite likely the most ruthless, litigious and the most lucrative cult ever, according to Samantha Bailie. (1638 Words) - By Samantha Bailie



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Lisa McPherson. Photo courtesy of Ireland's Big Issue


Just what is this 'religion' which boasts high profile members including Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Juliette…
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Anonymous announce October anti-Scientology protests

PRESS RELEASE



For Immediate Release



October 6th, 2010 - In the last month, the 'Church' of Scientology has made several alarming attempts to stifle criticism of its practices in the British Isles, whether from Welsh City Councillors[1], BBC documentaries… Continue

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The Irish Times on 'Panorama: Secrets of Scientology', October 2nd 2010

Going back for a second helping and relishing the dish that’s best served cold was Panorama’s John Sweeney, who in 2007 made a holy show of himself while making a documentary on Scientology. Then, the normally calm investigative reporter lost his temper and shouted with such in-your-face abandon at the Scientology spokesman that it became a YouTube sensation. This Panorama documentary was his revenge, and his… Continue

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"Russian court bans Scientology material" - Irish Sun, April 22nd 2010

Russia has decided to ban books and recordings by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard.



The Hubbard books have been found by a Russian court to be extremist.



The distribution ban involves 28 books and video discs containing lectures by Hubbard, a US science fiction author who founded Scientology in 1954.



While the Church of Scientology is regarded in some countries as a church, or legitimate faith, in others it is thought to be a cult which tempts its members to part… Continue

Added by someone on April 22, 2010 at 1:00 — 1 Comment

"Australian senate votes down call to probe Scientology" - Irish Examiner, March 19th 2010

AUSTRALIA’S Senate yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a call for an inquiry into allegations against the Church of Scientology, made by former members who claim to have been abused, harassed or coerced into having abortions.



Senator Nick Xenophon’s motion to authorise a senate committee to hold a wide-reaching inquiry into the church that was founded in 1953 by the late US science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard attracted only six votes in the 76-seat chamber. Another 33…

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Scientology and the criminalisation of blasphemy

There are many reasons why we protest Scientology. Their history of violating free speech, the processes they use to separate people from their family and their cash, the spreading of dangerous medical advice regarding mental health, etc. etc. And yet whenever confronted with these criticisms, which are backed up by abundant victim testimony and court cases decisions, the Scientology spokespeople respond with same tired refrain – “You are all religious bigots.” For an example of Scientology’s… Continue

Added by someone on January 1, 2010 at 22:00 — No Comments

Human Rights Activists Celebrate 2009's Many Wins Against Scientology Cult

As 2009 comes to a close, the Scientology organization is reeling from another year of high-level defections, criminal convictions, journalistic exposes and books detailing the cult's criminal practices, and intense pressure from human rights activists. The Anonymous global network of human rights activists are keen to hold Scientology's leaders accountable for their crimes, which include organized fraud, human trafficking, kidnapping, obstruction of justice, and toxic waste… Continue

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"Scientology faces allegations of abuse and covering up deaths in Australia" - The Irish Times, November 19th, 2009

THE CHURCH of Scientology in Australia was last night defending itself from a scathing attack by a politician using parliamentary privilege.



In a senate speech late on Tuesday, independent south Australia senator Nick Xenophon said: “Scientology is not a religious organisation. It is a criminal organisation that hides behind its so-called religious beliefs.”



Mr Xenophon questioned Scientology’s tax exemption status and called for it to be investigated by the police and… Continue

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Aussie Senator tells it like it is

The appropriately named Nick Xenophon tells the Australian Parliament about Scientology:…

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RogueAnonymous: The Fall of David Miscavige

RogueAnonymous was one of the great vidfags of early Chanology, and had a fan thread on WWP "Tracking RogueAnonymous".



His vids usually start with Arabic music and are cast in a WWII newsreel style.



He withdrew his YouTube channel. Fortunately, WhiteTrashMessiah reposted all his… Continue

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"Scientology chiefs make €270,000 from Irish wing" - Irish Independent, November 14th 2009

THE Irish wing of the controversial Church of Scientology is making annual profits of over €270,000 but its director last night insisted all the money was going to pay off the company's "substantial debts".



A favourite with celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, the local Scientology spin-off has been the subject of numerous protests at its Middle Abbey Street base in Dublin, with a Fine Gael TD branding the movement a "crackpot cult".



New financial filings show… Continue

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"Church of Scientology fined €600,000" - The Irish Times, October 27th 2009

A Paris court has fined the French branch of the Church of Scientology a total of €600,000 after finding it guilty of fraud but allowed the group to continue operating in France.



When the hearing opened, there were expectations that the court could order the group to be banned in France but legislation passed in parliament just before the start of the trial in May, ruled that option out.



The legislation has since been changed back to allow the dissolution of an… Continue

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ABC Nightline double bill

The highlight is Martin Bashir taking no crap from Tommy Davis at the end of part 3 of the October 24th piece.



October 23rd:…

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"Irish firm wins in row with Scientology" - Business World, October 9th 2009

A leading Irish recruitment agency has won a highly unusual tussle with the quasi-religious cult, the Scientologists.



Prosperity Recruitment had applied to register the trade mark of its own name: "Prosperity".



However, objections arose as the Church of Scientology has a similar trade mark relating to the word "Prosperity".



The objection said that Prosperity Recruitment's activities were too closely described to the Scientologists!



After much… Continue

Added by someone on October 9, 2009 at 11:30 — No Comments

Cork protesters warn of Scientology scam

Cork students have been urged to be cautious if approached by members of religious organisations while traveling abroad. Members of the anti-Scientology group Anonireland.org gathered outside City Hall earlier this week to protest the inclusion of a 'Dianetics and Scientology' stand at the Mind Body Spirit Festival held at the venue. While one protester refused to remove his mask for fear of being "destroyed" by members of the Church of Scientology, ex-Scientologist and founder of Anon-Ireland… Continue

Added by someone on September 18, 2009 at 12:00 — No Comments

"Scientology and their Protestors" - Pulse, September 2009





It's Saturday the 8th August and I was just buzzed into the Church of Scientology in Dublin. I'm physically shaking after the stories I've been told outside by former scientologist, Peter Griffiths. He tells me that they call all journalists `merchants of chaos', and make up rumours about those that write negative stories about their `Religion'. Today probably wasn't the best day to be wearing my Journalism and New Media class hoody. I could picture naive people being led… Continue

Added by someone on September 1, 2009 at 21:00 — 1 Comment

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