Anonymous writes for The Irish Times

Posted in Uncategorized on 28 April, 2008 by Anonymous

http://www.ireland.com/head2head/archive/2008/0428/yes.html

“THE PHELAN Family [from Clonmel] has not seen or heard from their brother Tony since January 2002. Prior to that we had only seen him on a couple of occasions since 1994 when we made our first public protest against Scientology. Tony’s involvement in Scientology has led him to disconnect from us. He has a family who loves him and wants him to reconnect. Scientology has broken up our family.” – flier handed out by members of the Phelan family at a protest in Dublin on April 12th, 2008.

Is the Church of Scientology a dangerous cult? Absolutely. This is not a question of being intolerant of the beliefs of others. Rather, this is about recognising a dangerous and manipulative organisation for what it truly is. The Church of Scientology engages in suppression and harassment, not only of its critics, but also of its own members. Continue reading

State of the Insurgency Address

Posted in Uncategorized on 12 April, 2008 by Anonymous

My brothers and sisters,

I am pleased to join with you today in what will go down in history as the start of a new chapter in world history.

A faceless, nameless, leaderless group only connected through ideas and the information super highway has borne upon the world one of the most rapidly growing activist movements seen in the 21st century.

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. One hundred years from now, will the society we live in be crippled by the manacles of censorship and the chains of ignorance? One hundred years later, the will your voice live on a lonely island of silence in the midst of a vast ocean of copyright content? One hundred years later, will the network we protect still languish in the corners of national hypocrisy? So we have come here today to dramatise an appalling condition. A corporation that has the legal means to censor you, to censor the network, a corporation that abuses it’s members and uses the legal system not a shield, but as a weapon of terror. Continue reading

Operation: Reconnect

Posted in Uncategorized on 12 April, 2008 by Anonymous

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Source: Anonymous


ANONYMOUS ANNOUNCE “OPERATION: RECONNECT”

DUBLIN, Ireland — 12/04/2008 11:00 AM GMT — This Saturday the collective known as Anonymous launch “Operation: Reconnect” as a worldwide protest against the Church of Scientology. This initiative is designed to bring together families who have been torn apart and injured by the Church of Scientology’s practice of Disconnection. From 11am (local time) onwards, thousands of Anonymous shall take to the streets in a peaceful global protest at over 100 of 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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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

Anon on FM104

Posted in Uncategorized on 13 February, 2008 by Anonymous

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Anonymous Ireland in the Press

Posted in Uncategorized on 12 February, 2008 by Anonymous

Anonymous Ireland featured in the National Papers recently, links below

Tribune
Irish Times
The Metro