"As Deleuze, then Agamben assert that power is the separation of the subject from potentiality, and as such mitigates dissent, the nation-state is trying to exert power by separating the means of support and the figurehead from Wikileaks, but distributed, asymmetrical cyberwarfare by the net.community has already disrupted banks, credit, and networked sites. It has even awakened the amorphous hacker subculture of “Anonymous” which was last known for its mass protests against the Church of Scientology to rise against the opponents of Wikileaks. The Net, as child of the military (conventional power) has begun to turn on its masters, with expected reflexive responses."
— Digital Anarchy and Wikileaks. (Or, Skynet doesn’t look anything like we thought it did.) | eyebeam.org
"Hawkins’ impressive book takes a reader through his introduction to Scientology in 1967 to his defection in 2003. Along the way, he became the marketing genius that helped Scientology grow to unprecedented heights — only to watch it go into serious decline under David Miscavige, the Scientology leader who took over after Hubbard’s death in 1986. Like others who have come forward, Hawkins details the physical abuse he witnessed at the hands of Miscavige, the orders that were impossible to fulfill, the constant threats of punishment, and the hopelessness that Scientologists feel when they are forcibly separated from family but feel that they can’t under any circumstance, leave the organization."
— Another Ex-Scientologist Publishes Damning Tell-All - New York News - Runnin’ Scared
"La personne qui a géré le dossier concernant mon éviction du groupe « Cultes et Sectes » était Claude Guéant, directeur de cabinet du ministre de l’Intérieur à l’époque. Il a reçu des coups de téléphone des avocats de la Scientologie, qui demandaient ma tête. Je n’ai jamais été consulté et, aux alentours de mars-avril 2003, on m’a dit : vous enlevez votre thèse ou vous déguerpissez."
— FAKIR | Presse alternative | Edition électronique
NYC Anonymous is happy to present to you the Scientology Sucks Prank Contest!
Anybody can enter to win a cash prize for submitting a video of a prank on the Church of Scientology. All you would have to do is come up with a funny and/or effective prank, involving the Church of Scientology, which is already the laughing stock of the world. A panel of judges will review all of the entries and give out cash prizes for First, Second and Third Place.
— Scientology Sucks [A Contest]
The Church of Scientology, started by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard to “clear” people of unhappiness, portrays itself as a religion. In reality the church is a hugely profitable global racket that survives by intimidating members and critics in a Mafia-like manner.
In Hollywood, Scientology has assembled a star-studded roster of followers by aggressively recruiting and regally pampering them at the church’s “Celebrity Centers,” a chain of clubhouses that offer expensive counseling and career guidance.
— Scientology : The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power - TIME