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Scientology front: Citizens Commission on Human Rights

 
6616 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 467-4242

Founded: 1969
Scientology PR: “CCHR distributes documentary films that expose the varied channels of psychiatric abuse: the destructive consequences of screening and labeling individuals and prescribing psychotropic drugs; the profit-driven alliance between psychiatry and the pharmaceutical industry; the lack of science behind psychiatry’s diagnoses; and the proliferation of drugging of active-duty military and veterans that is driving up noncombat deaths by sudden cardiac arrest and suicide.”

CCHR is Scientology’s most unhinged front group, urged on by Scientology leader David Miscavige in its mission to destroy the psychiatric profession (which, for its part, doesn’t seem to notice). CCHR operates the over-the-top house of horrors it calls the “Psychiatry: An Industry of Death Museum” on Sunset Boulevard, and sends out mobile versions of it around the world. Most notably, the museum makes the claim that psychiatrists were responsible for Nazi Germany’s “Final Solution.” Emory University professor Deborah Lipstadt has called CCHR’s propaganda about the Holocaust a “soft” version of Holocaust denial.

LINKS:

January 21, 2018: Scientology front group targets unwitting indigenous people to spread its propaganda

July 23, 2017: Scientology shifting front group strategy — it’s all about kids, kids, kids

April 7, 2017: XENU VICTORIOUS: Scientology bamboozles USA Today to help it fight the ‘evil psychs’

 
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