Wikileaks first revealed a collection of FBI documents concerning Scientology on February 20, 2009, titled: Scientology: 2,826 pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s FBI Files, 1943-1993
Their summary about it stated:
The full set of FOIA disclosures, parts 1-8, from the Federal Bureau of Investigations records (1943-1993) on the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard and the organization he created.
Partial excerpts of this information have been released by media outlets in the past, but the full release was only readily available by commercial resale.
Michael Best, six years later, uploaded these individual PDFs to the internet archive on March 17, 2015.
The one marked Church of Scientology part 08 contains a photocopy of the February 1979 issue of Freedom magazine – a publication put out by the Guardian’s Office. That was starting on page 266 of the main PDF.
I have pulled this out by itself and OCR’d it for easier access to researchers. It’s a terrible copy, but for the most part it is still readable.
This issue goes into MKULTRA, the FBI’s COINTELPRO program, and similar. The articles are clearly highly influenced by the Hubbard narrative and directives to the Guardian’s Office as to “who” are the real “bad guys” – ie: Nazi psychiatrists.
It’s too bad, because without having to be hamstrung by such intentional misdirection by L. Ron Hubbard, perhaps some of the researchers behind this publication could have really done humanity a service in exposing these things more properly and fully.
The publication is also another example of quite the exercise in what scientology calls PR Positioning.
Here’s the PDF: