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3-day Cork ‘Mind Body Spirit Festival’ Protest

Posted in protests on 20 February, 2009 by Anonymous

Cork schedule went live last night: http://www.mindbodyspirit.ie/editable_pages/cork_exhibitors.htm (looks a lot like September’s schedule right now, Scientology has Tables 1 and 47) Continue reading

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Anonymous celebrates one year of protests

Posted in protests on 17 February, 2009 by Anonymous

Dublin, Ireland – The internet-based collective known as Anonymous will mark their one year anniversary of peaceful protests against the Church of Scientology this February with global protests spanning several weekends.

Anonymous has raised global public awareness of the Church of Scientology’s scams and scandals over the last twelve months. Continue reading

12 months in, Anonymous’ Project Chanology is still alive.

Posted in protests on 13 January, 2009 by Anonymous

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DUBLIN, Ireland – January 17th 2009 – The collective known as Anonymous will stage its 12th monthly protest against the ‘Church’ of Scientology this Saturday.

This will complete a full year of internet-driven demonstrations stemming from Scientology’s attempts at censorship in January 2008. Following this shameful debacle, the “Project Chanology” movement was born. February 2008 then ushered in the start of an ongoing series of non-violent protests by the group ‘Anonymous’ at over 140 Scientology centres around the world on a monthly basis, including the Mission of Dublin Ltd on 62/63 Middle Abbey Street. Continue reading

Battletoad Earth – Operation: FairGameStop

Posted in protests on 8 May, 2008 by Anonymous

Operation FairGameStop

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Source: Anonymous

‘Operation: FairGameStop’ — A Global Protest Against the Church of Scientology’s Suppression of Free Speech

DUBLIN, Ireland — 10/05/2008 11:00 AM GMT — This Saturday, the collective known as Anonymous launch ‘Operation: FairGameStop’, the fourth in a series of global protests against the Church of Scientology. From 11am (local time) onwards, thousands of Anonymous will take to the streets in peaceful protest at over 100 Church of Scientology centres around the world, including the Mission of Dublin Ltd on 62/63 Middle Abbey Street. Continue reading

Happy Birthday L Ron Hubbard

Posted in protests on 15 March, 2008 by Anonymous

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Operation: Ides of March

Posted in protests on 15 March, 2008 by Anonymous

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Source: Anonymous

ANONYMOUS PREPARE FOR ANOTHER WORLDWIDE PROTEST AGAINST THE CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY

DUBLIN, Ireland — 15/03/2008 11:00 AM GMT

As Project Chanology continues, thousands of people worldwide will stage a protest on the 15th of March against the Church of Scientology’s corruption, and its abuse of its members and critics. From 11am (local time) onwards, the group Anonymous shall picket over a hundred of the Church of Scientology’s headquarters worldwide, including Mission of Dublin Ltd on Middle Abbey Street. Anonymous has also been increasing awareness for the cause, whilst simultaneously acquiring and spreading new information about the Church of Scientology obtained from their increasing number of informants within the organization, as part of its campaign to “systematically dismantle the Church of Scientology in it’s present form”.

A number of former Scientology members who had previously been afraid to give their own testimonies for fear of retribution from church officials have joined the movement, and a number of new websites informing the public about Scientology have been launched. Of special note is ExScientologyKids.com[1], known as “ESK” within the critic community. The ESK website is owned and administered by Kendra Wiseman, Astra Woodcraft and Jenna Miscavige-Hill. All three women are former members who grew up in Scientology, and are related to high ranking officials of the Church of Scientology and its associated front-groups. Kendra Wiseman is the daughter of the President of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)[2], and niece of the President of Narconon[3]. Jenna Miscavige-Hill is the niece of the Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC) David Miscavige, who is generally considered to be the “Leader” of the Church of Scientology.

Both Kendra and Jenna have been “disconnected” by their family since leaving the church. Astra, whose mother is a high-ranking Sea Org[4] member, fled the Sea Org when they insisted she terminate her pregnancy. ESK tells these stories, and the stories of many other former Scientology children. Kendra Wiseman has said that in light of the recent efforts of Anonymous, and because of the efforts of those who have supported her over the last two years while she dealt with her families disconnection from her, she has been made to feel safe in speaking out and now wants to afford the same luxury to others, who may not feel as safe. Douglas Frantz, a former editor at the L.A. Times who has covered Scientology for the New York Times in the 1990s has said “Before this Internet onslaught, they were always able to go after their critics and do a good job of being able to discredit or intimidate them”[5].

The date of the 15th of March Protest, referred to as “Operation Party Hard” and “The Ides of March” has been chosen as it falls near a major Scientology holiday, the birthday of Church founder L. Ron Hubbard. The 15th also marks the death of Ellie Perkins, a Scientologist who was killed by her son Jeremy. Jeremy, a sufferer of the disease of schizophrenia was denied Psychiatric drugs, and was instead treated with vitamins and auditing[6]. Saturday’s protest is a part of Anonymous’ wider campaign to educate the public of the true nature of the Church of Scientology.


Protest promotional video:
— [YouTube] –

http://youtube.com/watch?v=KXTnTkPw4LU
— [download raw file – mp4 format] – http://img1.anonbw.com/press/MARCHPRESS.mp4

About Anonymous:

Anonymous is a collective composed of many Internet users, combined under one name. The group have gained influence both on the Internet and in the real world.
Anonymous have launched campaigns against various White Supremacy entities, and played a major role in the capture of Canadian paedophile Chris Forcand.
Anonymous has been referred to as “Internet Activists” by The Economist[7], a “Cyber Vigilante Group” by The Toronto Sun[8], “the latest thorn in Scientology’s side” by Newsweek[9] and “cyber-terrorists…reminiscent of Al Qaeda spreading anti-American hatred and calling for U.S. destruction” by the Church of Scientology[5].

References:

[1] http://www.ExScientologyKids.com
[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_Commission_on_Human_Rights
[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narconon
[4] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Org
[5] http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-et-scientology3mar03,0,7615291,full.story
[6] http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/JeremyPerkins/
[7] http://www.economist.com/world/international/displaystory.cfm?story_id=10609174
[8] http://torontosun.com/News/TorontoAndGTA/2007/12/07/4712438-sun.html
[9] http://www.newsweek.com/id/109410

Sample media coverage of the last Irish protest:

— Metro – http://i31.tinypic.com/2ijrvwy.jpg
— The Sunday Tribune – http://www.tribune.ie/article.tvt?_scope=Tribune/News/Home%20News&id=83249
— The Irish Times – http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/1551/irishtimesoa0.png
— The Last Word on Today FM – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6PxkerH67k

Anonymous: Project Chanology Information:

http://www.march15.org
http://www.enturbulation.org
http://www.unfairgame.net
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_Chanology
http://harbl.wetfish.net/cosplay/

For more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please e-mail Anonymous at anonymousireland@gmail.com