Anonymous and Project Chanology
A group of computer hackers calling themselves "anonymous" have launched several gorilla hacking attacks on the Church of Scientology, and have announced that there will be mass protests against the Church, dubbed "Project Chanology" (YouTube it) on February 10th. (LA Times article here).
Their call to action was spurred by a recent action by YouTube to remove a video of Tom Cruise ranting about how Scientology is "a blast", he also claimed:
"We are the authorities on getting people off drugs, we are the
authorities on the mind, we are the authorities on improving conditions ... we
can rehabilitate criminals ... we can bring peace and unite communities."
Anonymous claimed they stood in oposition to Scientologists' "speech-suppression tactics", which they claim include "frivolous" lawsuits and the use of copyright and trademark laws to silence free speech.
Here's Anonymous' little Guy Fawkes proclamation, as posted on their site:
"Be wary, be wary, of the Tenth of February,
treason and plot, I know of no reason why Hubbard's treason, Should ever be
forgot. Be wary, be wary, of the Tenth of February,
and plot, I know of no reason why Hubbard's treason, Should ever be
On a related note, last night I was having a drunken conversation with friends and we started talking about the Church, and Operation Clambake. I used to go to this non-profit's site all the time because it had sooo much info on the Church, and had even posted insane propaganda posters for the Church's naval fleet, Sea Org. When I recently tried to do a Google search, I couldn't find their site. Apparently, under the strong intimidation from the Church, Google had delisted it. Today, you can go to Xenu.net, the new name for Operation Clambake.
Protest the Scientologists! Down with censorship!!!