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:

Church of Scientology Freedom magazine February 1979

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  1. hello – not sure you will get this.

    I was in SCN for 19 years, on staff in St. Louis and LAF (Los Angeles Foundation – for a short time).

    Have copies of many letters from LRH (SO1 Line) though after a while the signatures were obviously done by a stamp. Also have a number of cassette tape sets (before the big change) and books (2nd printing – before the big change).

    Wish I could get some of my cost back, but do not feel right about trying to unload them on a new person. Experienced some bad situations in St. Louis, and at Flag, where I was working on a volunteer project and mistreated.

    Glad to be out, and am loving Leah Remini’s program. She is exposing the horrible conditions many have had to suffer.

    I am enjoying your blog and hope to have time soon to read through many of your articles.

    Keep up the good work.

    Karl King

    On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 11:28 AM, The McClaughry’s Blog wrote:

    > mcclaughry posted: “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, f” >

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