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Russia’s latest strategy to curb Scientology: Shut down the money pipeline

[A WISE conference in Russia in 2015]

Scientology faces new restrictions in Russia following an announcement by the Office of the Prosecutor General (GPRF). In a Telegram post on 24 September, the GPRF []

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‘Global psychiatric obliteration’: Scientology’s ongoing war on psychiatry

[Kirstie Alley and Kelly Preston attacking the psychs]

Chris Owen concludes his three-part series on Scientology’s war on psychiatry today. Make sure you don’t miss part one and part two.

Scientology continues to battle psychiatry to this day, but its ‘war’ has shifted focus and tactics since David Miscavige took over as its leader in the 1980s. []

Defeating the ‘Satan worshippers’: Scientology’s secret war on doctors

[Hubbard in 1952: ‘We are out to replace medicine.’]

Historian Chris Owen’s deep dive into Scientology’s war on the mental health profession continues with part two today. Please see his dynamite part one from yesterday.

 In parallel with its overt anti-psychiatry campaign detailed in part one of our series, Scientology also conducted a covert campaign against medical []

First, do harm: Scientology’s secret war on mental health

 We’re happy to say that today begins another epic dive into Scientology by historian Chris Owen. Today, part one of his three-part look at Scientology and its war on the mental health industry.

 Few things in Scientology have been more of a constant than its campaign against psychiatry and mental health organisations. L. Ron Hubbard and []

For Memorial Day: Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s bogus war injuries

 As on past Memorial Day holidays, we think it’s important to remind readers about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘stolen valor,’ because part of his legend were the tall tales he told about his experiences in the Second World War. Historian Chris Owen, a regular contributor here at the Bunker, took apart Hubbard’s war myths []

Inside a PR mutiny: How Scientology’s war on Prozac backfired in spectacular fashion

 (A note from Chris: Many thanks to the benefactors whose generosity has been essential in covering the cost of the research subscriptions that enabled me to write this article (and much more besides). If readers would like to help contribute towards further research, please see my Patreon page. Thank you for your continued support!)

Scientology’s public []

Scientology in Russia, a series by historian Chris Owen, part 3: The current crackdown

[Ivan Matsitsky in custody]

For some time now we’ve been nudging historian Chris Owen to help us understand what is going on with Scientology in Russia. We’ve seen news reports about numerous police raids of orgs there, and we’ve read about a prosecution involving some real estate fraud, but what are we to think about []

Scientology in Russia, a series by historian Chris Owen, part 2: The Putin years

[If it’s Russia, it must be a raid]

For some time now we’ve been nudging historian Chris Owen to help us understand what is going on with Scientology in Russia. We’ve seen news reports about numerous police raids of orgs there, and we’ve read about a prosecution involving some real estate fraud, but what are we []

Scientology in Russia: Historian Chris Owen does the deep dive we’ve been waiting for

[Scientology’s 2011 Moscow Ideal Org grand opening, a photo no longer on its website]

For some time now we’ve been nudging historian Chris Owen to help us understand what is going on with Scientology in Russia. We’ve seen news reports about numerous police raids of orgs there, and we’ve read about a prosecution involving some real []

On Memorial Day, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘stolen valor’: His bogus war injuries

 A big part of Scientology’s allure for its members is their ardent belief in founder L. Ron Hubbard as a man who was larger than life. And part of his legend were the tall tales he told about his experiences in the Second World War. Historian Chris Owen, a regular contributor here at the Bunker, []