A new piece of the Hamburg Symposium on Scientology has just been put up on YouTube in which Jesse answers a question from the audience about Marty’s blog and his independent Scientologist movement. Read more
This video was taken on 26th March 2010 on a Educational Symposium about Scientology Organized by the Workgroup Scientology of The Ministry of the Interior in Hamburg. Anonymous has the announcement of the event on Why We Protest as well as a report on the event itself. liekmudkip posted the video.
Jesse Price was the Vice-President of the Lisa McPherson Trust in Clearwater, Florida in 2000-2001. During that period he also assisted with the Lisa McPherson civil suit and was set-up by Scientology on drug charges. Discoveries at his trial led the St. Pete Times to say “Scientology is not like any church we know.”
Anonymous Hamburg held a huge event which brought together old guard critics, Anons and government officials like Germany’s Ursula Caberta. This news conference was held on December 4th at the Hamburg Altona City Hall.
Gerry Armstrong is one of the most important people in Scientology’s history. As L. Ron Hubbard’s personal archivist, he unleashed the documented evidence that shows Hubbard lied about virtually every aspect of his life.
Graham Berry has tirelessly fought Scientology in the U.S. courts.
On September 4th, attorney Graham Berry presented a speech in Hamburg before German government officials, members of the press and the general public. Berry’s presentation was part of a larger symposium on the Church of Scientology’s impact within the United States.
Graham Berry has gone toe to toe with Scientology’s high powered and highly paid team of litigators. Few lawyers will take on the Church on Scientology and in this revealing and powerful talk he explains why. Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard left extensive directives on how the court system should be used not merely to win a case but to ruin a person utterly.
With startling detail, Berry quotes from Hubbard’s policies to show how Scientology corrupts the court system with their limitless resources and Mafia-like tactics. Indeed, one of their top attorneys came to Scientology from the Gambino family. Berry lays out Hubbard’s plans to take control of various sectors of American life. Using covert tactics and agents from within, Hubbard set out to become the government. He urged his followers do what needed to be done to seize control. “Before someone tries to outlaw Scientology,” Hubbard urged, “Make sure we’re the ones to say what is legal and illegal.”
Also speaking were actor Jason Beghe who earlier this year became the first Scientology celebrity to go public after leaving the organization, and two former high ranking members of Scientology, Larry Brennan and Marc Headley. Beghe’s YouTube interview has been widely seen around the world. Brennan and Headley have given extensive interviews to the press.
Jason Beghe spoke at the invitation of the German government as part of a symposium on Scientology’s reach and impact in the United States. As he did when he first sat down to do an interview with me a few months back, he speaks bluntly and delivers a powerful message.
My sincere thanks go out to Anonymous and AboutScientology for videotaping this speech as well as the equally powerful speeches by those other invited guests, attorney Graham Berry and Marc Headley. Still to come is former high-level Scientologist Larry Brennan who has given some terrific radio interviews in the past year.
Tony Ortega has written about this speech at the Village Voice and interviewed Jason about the trip to Germany:
Beghe says he spent five days in Germany, and was trailed by employees of Scientology, even in his flights to Europe. “Private eyes were watching us all the way,” he says. Scientology also deployed several attorneys and high-level spokespeople, including Tommy Davis, a former close friend of Beghe and the son of actress Anne Archer. The attorneys, Beghe says, tried to shut down the symposium, unsuccesfully.
“I did a lot of interviews, all over Europe. We met with government officials. Belgium has a lawsuit against Scientology. France has a suit. It’s getting shut down in Russia,” he says.
At the end of his presentation, Beghe suggested that what governments could do was warn the public about Scientology the way they do about tobacco. If cigarettes are harmful, you put a warning label on the box. Why shouldn’t government do the same for Scientology? he asked.
“The next day, they had put up a sign warning about the dangers of Scientology,” Beghe says. An official with Germany’s Interior Department told him that a sign had immediately been placed in front of a church in Berlin. “The speech really had an effect,” Beghe says.
Another terrific article from Tony Ortega!
Marc shares his experiences from inside Gold on video for the world to see. Thank you for speaking out, Marc!
The fourth and last speaker from the Hamburg symposium on Scientology’s impact and reach within the U.S. has been posted byAboutScientology. Larry Brennan presents a wealth of knowledge to the German government officials, media and Anons in the audience.