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The Battle of Portland, part 2: Pressuring a court by surrounding it with Scientologists and celebs

 Yesterday, historian Chris Owen set up the backstory for what became known as the “Battle of Portland” in Scientology history. When we left off, an Oregon lawsuit had resulted in a $39 million judgment, with $20 million of it against Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. At that point, an emergency meeting was called by church []

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The Battle of Portland: How Scientology turned a nightmare court verdict into a major victory

 Yesterday, we pointed out that a Scientology demonstration in Budapest reminded us of the famous “Battle of Portland” that took place in 1985. It just so happens that historian Chris Owen has been working on a detailed look at the Portland adventure, which we’re posting in two parts. Here’s the first half, which explains how []

Scientology’s original case of ‘disconnection’ — L. Ron Hubbard and his doting mom and dad

 We’re so glad to kick off 2018 with a new piece from historian Chris Owen. We think you’re really going to enjoy his look at L. Ron Hubbard’s family []

Why is it so hard for governments to crack down on the Church of Scientology?

[Scientology mobilizing against a 1986 court case in Los Angeles]

Yesterday, historian Chris Owen reminded us of a government raid on Scientology that has largely been forgotten. Today, he discusses the lessons to be learned when, after that raid, Scientology once again beat the rap. (Also, make sure you didn’t miss our second story yesterday, about []

The raid on Scientology you probably haven’t heard about — and how the church beat the rap

 Historian Chris Owen is back with a stunning and detailed look at how Scientology beat the rap in a government crackdown you probably haven’t heard of. Today, he dives into the spying and sabotage that Scientology is so well known for, and tomorrow, the lessons learned in this experience which help explain why governments have []

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard as a cop in Los Angeles: What’s the real truth?

 We’re glad to have back Chris Owen, author of the important work Ron, The “War Hero.” Few people are as dedicated to nailing down details of L. Ron Hubbard’s history as Chris. And he has another fine addition to his work for us []

Chris Owen: How one country, at least, is savaging Scientology’s privacy nightmare

[Hungary’s Attila Péterfalvi]

We’re glad to have back Chris Owen, author of the important work Ron, The “War Hero.” After last week’s police raid of Scientology’s “Ideal Org” in Budapest, Chris is helping us make sense of what the government there is []

Turning hurricane chaos into gold? Scientology might learn something from L. Ron Hubbard

We’re super excited and proud to feature a new writer for us here at the Bunker today. It’s Chris Owen, already well known in the Scientology Watching community for his important work, Ron, The “War Hero.” He has a very timely piece for us today about L. Ron Hubbard and of all things, []