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« Reply #105 on: March 28, 2013, 02:55:59 PM »

                     Anonymous Ireland Will Picket Tom Cruise Oblivion Premiere

"Anonymous Ireland announced today their plans to picket the premiere of Tom Cruise's ‘Oblivion’ movie on April 3rd 2013."

They will “converge outside Dublin's Savoy Theatre at the European premiere of Oblivion in an effort to raise public awareness of the Scientology organisation's fraud and abuse.

“I was conned for twenty years until such a protest opened my eyes to the enormity of the deceit. The sense of betrayal is just incredible. The clues are all there but you don't see them." said Pete Griffiths.

Griffiths notes that: “The Dublin 'Church' of Scientology is currently being sued for €100,000 by former member Kevin Stevenson, who is alleging fraud, undue influence, misrepresentation and infliction of emotional distress.”

This is the second time in recent years that a Tom Cruise movie has been picketed. In December, 2008, Cruise’s ‘Valkyrie Premiere’ was picketed, with critics walking the opening carrying protest signs.

The Anonymous collective is well known as a dauntless, defiant, and resolute adversary of Scientology. On February 10, 2008, about 7,000 people protested in at least 100 cities worldwide – many wearing the famous Guy Fawkes mask to protect their identity from Scientology harassment and reprisals.

The Anonymous Ireland “Operation Oblivious” event is scheduled for Wednesday April 3rd 2013, at 6:00pm, at the Savoy Cinema, 17 Upper O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.

David Edgar Love

http://www.examiner.com/article/anonymous-ireland-will-picket-tom-cruise-oblivion-premiere
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« Reply #106 on: April 08, 2013, 08:33:14 AM »

                       Stats from the Org in Duesseldorf, Germany

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http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?31221-Stats-from-the-Org-in-Duesseldorf-Germany
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« Reply #107 on: April 22, 2013, 07:41:18 AM »

                                Montreal and Vancouver Picket Scientology in Canada

Montreal and Vancouver Anonymous protesters gathered in front of Canada Scientology buildings today to inform the public of the cult's ongoing human rights abuses and crimes.

For several years, the collective Anonymous group, and other Canadian citizens have gathered each month at Scientology entities across Canada to educate the public.

Holding up picket signs, protesters also hope to lure 'on the fence' Scientology members out of the cult.

WireService.ca Press Release - 04/20/2013 - On June 25, 1992, seven members were convicted for operations against the Ontario Provincial Police, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The Church of Scientology itself was convicted on two counts of breach of the public trust: infiltration of the offices of the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General. The Church of Scientology was ordered to pay a $250,000 fine.

The Church of Scientology became the only Canadian religious organization to be convicted for breaching the public -- the Church of Scientology is not officially recognised by the Canadian Government as a religion.

Although Scientology has opened a couple new ‘Ideal ORG’ churches in Quebec City and Cambridge, Ontario, over the past few years, membership is crashing fast. Other so-called ‘church’ buildings in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver, are crumbling from neglect.

The downtown Toronto church building sits empty—an aging structure waiting for much needed renovations. The Montreal crumbling building also has a renovation building permit pasted on the front window – an eyesore mess as seen earlier today. Perhaps one of the worst structures; literally falling apart, is their church building on East Hastings in Vancouver.

Many protesters have vowed to keep going back every month to expose the ongoing abuses, educate Canadian citizens, and petition government authorities to revoke Provincial property tax exemptions.

David Edgar Love

http://www.wireservice.ca/index.php?module=News&func=display&sid=10180
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« Reply #108 on: May 01, 2013, 07:17:15 AM »

                    8 Good Things Done By Hacker 'Terrorist' Group Anonymous

By SiliconIndia  |   Tuesday, 30 April 2013,

"#8 Attack Church of Scientology


In January 2008, the group launched Project Chanology, a protest against the Church of Scientology. The project started in response to the Church of Scientology's attempts to remove material from a highly publicized interview with Scientologist Tom Cruise from the Internet in January 2008. The project was launched in the form of a video posted to YouTube, "Message to Scientology", on January 21, 2008. The video stated that Anonymous views Scientology's actions as Internet censorship and asserted the group's intent to "expel the church from the Internet." (Source: Wikipedia)


http://www.siliconindia.com/news/technology/8-Good-Things-Done-By-Hacker-Terrorist-Group-Anonymous-nid-146247-cid-2.html


                          Wednesday, May 1, 2013 05:42 AM NZST

Julian Assange: The Internet threatens civilization
However disappointing, the Wikileaks founder's new book offers a fascinating -- and discomfiting -- thesis

http://www.salon.com/2013/04/30/tk_5_partner_15/
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« Reply #109 on: May 06, 2013, 07:29:49 AM »

 Monday, May 6, 2013

                          Anonymous takes charge, the Web takes down governments


The Internet collective's approach to holding power accountable might suit this moment better than any military

 Excerpted from "The End of Big: How the Internet Makes David the New Goliath"

Decades from now, historians are sure to see September 11, 2001, as the moment when the basic calculus of our national security shifted. The destructive power available to the wealthiest nation-states—nuclear weapons, missiles, vast quantities of conventional arms, hundreds of thousands or millions of professional soldiers—used to assure the nation-state’s continued power. Today, national security is fragile, with power shifting to technologically equipped terrorist groups, revolutionary movements, criminal enterprises, murky collectives such as Anonymous, and even isolated individuals with an Internet connection. We might cheer when Internet-savvy opposition movements overthrow oppressive, authoritarian regimes, but overall radical connectivity sows chaos and instability, undoing the traditional advantages of powerful militaries. With Big Armies (both good guys and bad guys) fighting to a standstill against ragtag but tech-savvy groups, we must take a cold hard look at our military-industrial complex and reconsider some previously unassailable assumptions of military might. Our approach to national security and to the stability of the nation-state needs to fundamentally change if we are to reckon with the realities of the digital age.

Cyber Warfare
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http://www.salon.com/2013/05/05/anonymous_takes_charge_the_web_takes_down_governments/
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« Reply #110 on: May 13, 2013, 08:39:21 AM »

                            Anonymous “Night Owls” Expose Vancouver Scientology

By David Love

http://www.examiner.com/article/anonymous-night-owls-expose-vancouver-scientology
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« Reply #111 on: May 24, 2013, 08:35:37 AM »

                        Film Review: We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

Brilliant but maddening documentary about WikiLeaks tries to solve the puzzles behind two mysterious figures, Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

May 23, 2013

Director Alex Gibney continues his dissection of flawed characters with We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. On its surface, the documentary looks at the shadowy organization that helped expose irregular banking practices in Iceland and reams of sensitive data about the U.S. involvement in Iran and Afghanistan. But Gibney goes considerably beyond a simple rehash of news events by focusing on two compelling characters: Julian Assange and Bradley Manning.

The film traces Assange back to his days as the Australian computer hacker "Mendax," derived from the Latin for "noble liar." Assange adopted a "one against the world" philosophy fueled by paranoia and increasingly rigid moral decisions. With WikiLeaks, he helped establish a way to publish secret and classified information in what was promised to be an anonymous fashion.

WikiLeaks quickly became an international sensation, publishing Church of Scientology manuals, details about inmates at Guantanamo, and, perhaps most spectacularly, a video of a 2007 Baghdad air strike in which American troops killed innocent journalists and civilians. Assange formed an alliance with The New York Times and The Guardian, in part for political protection, in part to increase exposure for WikiLeaks. He became an international celebrity.

But in 2010, Swedish police began an investigation into allegations that Assange sexually assaulted two women. Although that case is still unfolding today, Assange became a pariah almost overnight. The Times and The Guardian dissociated themselves from WikiLeaks; credit card companies refused to process donations to the site; and Assange was ultimately forced into hiding to avoid extradition to Sweden......

http://www.filmjournal.com/filmjournal/content_display/reviews/specialty-releases/e3i0f21f44cf7f04a043818f9b9a99ceb9d?imw=Y
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« Reply #112 on: June 17, 2013, 08:37:47 AM »

                            Montreal Scientology Raided By Anonymous

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?32100-Montreal-Scientology-Raided-By-Anonymous
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« Reply #113 on: September 05, 2013, 08:26:25 AM »

                    In 2009, NYPD Issued 'Surveillance Request' To 'Identify' Anonymous Members During Their Anti-Scientology Rally

from the people-wearing-masks-are-inherently-suspicious dept
Recently, Adrian Chen tweeted out something interesting: a link to an internal NYPD document detailing a "surveillance request" to stake out a rally by Anonymous at the Church of Scientology. Its purpose? To "identify as many members of as possible." The report goes on to note that the difficulty level of this task might be upped significantly.
Please note that members of the group frequently wears masks covering their entire faces.
This is an important distinction, as certain members of the surveillance unit might have been more inclined to snoop on more easily identified, unmasked citizens. Now, I can understand why the NYPD might want to uncover the identities of Anonymous members as the (not really an) organization has wreaked a lot of havoc in various areas, most of them online. But there is something unsettling about a police force attending demonstrations and rallies to perform intel rather than to keep the peace.

But actions taken during Occupy Wall Street show that the PD's agenda usually means treating protesters (as well as anyone with a camera) as criminals. And attempting to "unmask" participants in an Anonymous rally lumps all attendees in with the activist group, even if many of them have never actively participated in any illegal activities. It also shows a fundamental misunderstanding of Anonymous' "structure," i.e., there is none. There's no "head" to capture and mount on the metaphorical wall. There's also no "tail" to drag off to HQ and sweat down in hopes of it offering up higher-ranked members.

While it's true that you may find some criminals within the ranks of protesters for any cause, heading into protests with the intent of compiling a "To Arrest" list puts police officers into entirely the wrong mindset. There's enough "us vs. them" attitude floating around already. This simply creates an antagonism that skews the perception of every witnessed activity. Peaceful protests are now just riots waiting to happen. It's not people united for a single cause, it's a hive mind operating under a devious directive. The whole thing is unhealthy for both the police and the public.

Also worth noting is the fact that this occurred before the Occupy protests, when Anonymous targeted the NYPD for its acts of brutality against the protesters, meaning this attempt to unmask members wasn't a retaliatory act (which isn't OK but is at least a rationale) or an attempt to find those who made threats against the department.

That being said, the surveillance request (what there is of it) contains the following sentence, which is notable both for a.) the inventive disgustingness of the act and b.) not being accompanied by a drunk and disorderly citation.
Most recently, a member ran into the church covered in vaseline and pubic hairs.
Yeah. This actually happened. And it also included nail clippings. This extremely random act of civil disobedience was denounced by irritated, non-Anonymous Scientology critics and the greased-up pube delivery system was arrested, briefly investigated and discharged by the NYPD.

Most notably, there's no reason given for the surveillance unless you count Vaseline Man as a valid impetus. The entire form is almost completely blank, giving the whole thing an appearance of "just because." Maybe the NYPD felt No One's Personal Army posed a threat to Mayor Bloomberg's Personal Army. Or maybe the Church of Scientology wields just as much power as people attribute to it....


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http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130903/14213924394/2009-nypd-issued-surveillance-request-to-identify-anonymous-members-during-their-anti-scientology-rally.shtml
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« Reply #114 on: October 02, 2013, 07:28:35 AM »

                                        The Latest Clash Between Anonymous And Scientology Is Happening On Craigslist Right Now

The hacker/activist group Anonymous and the Church of Scientology have famously had it out with each other for the past several years, and it looks like the pot is beginning to boil again. A member of Anonymous sent us an email describing Scientology’s alleged abuse of Craigslist as a means to recruit new members.
Our tipster writes that “Anonymous has attempted to use Craigslist’s flagging system to take down their ads, as they are constantly violating terms of use with ridiculous amounts of postings in a number of cities across the United States and Canada. In New York City, San Francisco, and Houston, over 100 ads are posted in a single day… sometimes over 200…Repeated e-mails to Craigslist about the constant violations of their terms of use had gone unanswered, so we started thinking out of the box and posting ‘counter ads’. We posted hundreds of ads across the U.S., using the same or similar titles to the Scientology ads, warning of the true nature of the ads in as many humorous or noticeable ways as we could.”...

more...

http://www.businessinsider.com.au/scientology-vs-anonymous-craigslist-ads-2013-9
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« Reply #115 on: October 23, 2013, 09:36:34 PM »

                                              'Xenu OT III Lecture' Plays on the Big Screen Nationwide in the US

Just went to go see "The Fifth Estate", a feature film that tells the story of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks and based on a book by a former associate of Assange.

There is a good 60 second bit where Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) talks about the con of Scientology.

Then, the original OT3 "Xenu" lecture plays while a video image of Hubbard himself is in the frame. I nearly choked on my popcorn!

The film is produced by DreamWorks, Steven Spielberg's company. (Retribution for TC bringing the VM tent to the set of "War of The Worlds"?)

"The Fifth Estate" may not be in theatres long, as is not attracting a very big audience according to the trades.

OSA, call the lawyers- get that cease and desist out STAT!!!

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?33599-Xenu-OT-III-Lecture-Plays-on-the-Big-Screen-Nationwide-in-the-US
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« Reply #116 on: September 15, 2014, 07:24:41 AM »

                                   
                                                     Anonymous and its 'hacktivist' ops


Anonymous evolved from pranksters to political “hacktivists,” taking on targets from the Church of Scientology to African autocrats.

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2014/09/14/the_evolution_of_anonymous.html
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« Reply #117 on: September 23, 2014, 06:53:10 AM »

                                          Upcoming Book Charts Anonymous’ Rise, From Silly Pranks to Serious Power

How did Anonymous make the leap from a rather amusing anti-Scientology society to a global protest movement whose force was felt in the highest circles of power? Well, as Anonymous anthropologist Gabriella Coleman describes it in her upcoming book on the hacking collective, Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous, it was a bit of a fluke. But it happened because of PayPal and the company’s financial blockade against the whistleblowing site WikiLeaks.

In early December 2010, someone launched an online attack against PayPal in the name of Anonymous. PayPal had joined with MasterCard and Visa in refusing to process donations to WikiLeaks, following the site’s release of classified government information. At the time, Anonymous was a small group, winding down a series of distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attacks against the Motion Picture Association of America. But the PayPal attack was done by someone new—not by a regular participant.

One member of the core group—Coleman gives him the pseudonym Radwaddie in her book—decided to tell a blogger, Panda Security’s Sean-Paul Correll, that the group had done it. It wasn’t strictly true, but when word got out that a shadowy hacker collective called Anonymous was defending WikiLeaks against the PayPal blockade, thousands of people jumped on board......

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/upcoming-book-charts-anonymous-rise-silly-pranks-serious-power/
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« Reply #118 on: March 02, 2016, 05:46:53 AM »

                From battling Scientology to taking down Islamic State, hacker group Anonymous celebrates its top ten accomplishments

http://betanews.com/2016/02/29/top-ten-anonymous/
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« Reply #119 on: June 27, 2017, 09:42:27 PM »

BEHIND THE MASK Who are Anonymous, what is the Guy Fawkes mask and what are their NASA alien life claims?

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3885265/anonymous-guy-fawkes-mask-nasa-alien-life-claims/
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