Operation Clambake present:
OC News 1998
This is an archive of news related to Operation Clambake and/or it's author(s). Other news about the controversial fight against the atrocities done by the Cult of Scientology can be found on the newsgroup alt.religion.scientology or Operation Clambake Message Board.
The Arts & Entertainment (A&E) cable TV network aired an Investigative Report looking
into the conflict surrounding the controversial Church of Scientology. Is the Church guilty of
threatening and driving its enemies into bankruptcy, or are the media and government harassing
a legitimate religious organization? A&E showed clips from pickets held against the cult where
picketeers carried signs showing the address to Operation Clambake and that generated thousands
of new visitors. Welcome! You can view the whole A&E on-line at the Radio & TV Vault.
Critics gathered in Clearwater Florida to hold a vigil for Lisa McPherson, who died after
being held against her will at the cult Fort Harrison Hotel, November/December 1995. Many
pictures and reports from the vigil can be found here.
10 public busses with "www.xenu.net" and other critical links were also used, but the cult
managed to force the bus company to take them off duty. Images by Bob Minton and Grady Ward.
|Arnie Lerma demonstrating carrying a picket sign||Big balloons with xenu.net used at picket|
|Airplane with big banner over cult mekka|
Got a present by snail mail today! It was a copy of the French book
"La Secte" with a dedication from the author Roger Gonnet. Sub title
is "Secte armée pour la guerra" and it had an introduction by Xavier
Walter. This is hot from the presses, now I really have to learn
some French! :-) The publisher is Alban Éditions and the ISBN number
is 2-911751-04-3, for those who want to get a copy. Thanks Roger!!!
I was cleaning up my in-box today and found this
new threat from Moxon & Kobrin law firm. Now I'm getting really
pissed! Could someone in US please assist me in suing or reporting this joke
of a law firm? They know I got a lawyer in Oslo, they even have his address,
still they illegally send legal threats directly to me! I'm sick of it, they
should not be allowed to practice law IMO.
The threat itself is another story, totally idiotic. But I'm
not going to even concider it since it should never have
been sent to me in the first place! How stupid can Scientology
make these people??? Read and weep! I'll really be looking
forward to this lawsuit, if they dare to do it.
The biggest newspaper in Norway (VG) has a
two page article called
"Scientology SECRET PRICELIST" today. I posted a
short translation of it to ARS.
CNN reports on the death of Lisa McPherson, and in
article they have a link to Operation Clambake!!!!
GREAT 2 YEAR PRESENT FOR OC!
2 YEARS JUBILEE!
Eat that cult lawyer Helena K Kobrin and the cult lawyers at Haavind & Haga in Oslo!
My lawyer replies to the cult lawyers. In short terms
he tells them to find a better client (translated extracts
I sent out a mail with the news in English.
The ebook "Battle of the Books" by Eric Eldred had a paragraph about the
war against Scientology. I sent an e-mail to the author to correct some
The Norwegian laws firm Haavind & Haga sends a letter to my lawyer (page
1 and 2),
again, threatening with lawsuits. Tell me to remove NOTs 34 and a couple of policy letters.
New icons in the left pane on the front page gave Operation Clambake a new look today. Also added a new page called
"How to support the fight against Scientology".
Passing through London I was lucky to be able to join a
picket outside the cult shop in Tottenham Court Road today. Great fun!
Two new additions to Operation Clambake today. Made a Donation Page
with info for those who have money they want to see used against this cult. The page lists 3
persons who have been through a lot fighting the cult and need help to continue their work,
or have huge debts to their lawyers, and 1 organisation called FACTNet which fights the
cult both on the 'net and in court. The other item added today was a new RealVideo file
of a 60 Minutes program about Scientology back in 1980. The new file is found in the
Radio & TV Vault.
ARSCC SFO Chapter Meeting, lot's of banners with www.xenu.net on! :-) Press image to view full size.
Stephen A. Kent (PhD) is a professor at the Department of Sociology at the
University of Alberta. Recently he was a victim of Dead Agenting by the cult
when they tried to spread defamatory and libelous statements about him and his
research on new and alternative religions.
A free community-oriented newspaper that is distributed widely throughout the
city of Edmonton (Alberta, Canada), called The Edmonton Examiner,
distributed in early June about 3100 copies with Freedom journal as an insert
into copies of the paper that were distributed near the University in which Dr.
Kent works. Freedom, of course, is published by the Church of Scientology
International. Dr. Kent contacted the newspaper and pointed out the contents of
the Freedom journal to the newspaper's publisher, who quickly added
an apology in a later edition of the paper.
In the same distribution area that had received the Freedom
journal insert, the Edmonton Examiner also included a
1 page insert from Dr. Kent, where he writes:
For readers who are bewildered about the debate between Scientology and me, I
suggest that they do their own research. Logging on to "Operation Clambake" on
the World Wide Web at http://www.xenu.net/
is the fastest way to access what usually is thoughtful and insightful
information. Brace yourself, because you will not believe what you read. I urge
you to pay particular attention to analyses of Scientology's Rehabilitation
Project Force (RPF) program, about which I have written and spoken extensively in
Germany and elsewhere. Also read carefully about the tragic death of
Scientologist Lisa McPherson which has even been the subject of a television
news program on CBS's Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel earlier this year.
Today the guestbook on my personal home
page was attempted
bombed by someone posting 250kb of libelous statements about my mother and
references to satanist sites. Probably as a respons to the two articles yesterday.
I suspect the cult didn't like what I said there.
The newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad printed an article about Internet censorship which is a
hot subject in Norway now. The title was "Internet?
Ethichs, thanks!" Had a picture of a monitor with the Operation Clambake site and me,
and an interview on the subject of censorship.
The Norwegian netzine S-OL iD also published their article
about me and the fight against CoS. This is more personal about me, but also focus
around the fight against CoS. Maybe some DA material in here for CoS? All in Norwegian,
sorry, but some pictures for the incurable curious.
Got the following "award":
First Salon Magazine publishes their article
"A Web of their own" and then the
Norwegian webzine Scandinavian Online (SOL) publishes an article called
avslÝrt - sensurerer Internett" (Norwegian text, brief translation).
Both of them cover the exposure of the censor software
made by the Cult of Scientology to lure onto the computers of their members. What an interesting day.
Today I got a CD in the mail from andreux in USA. The CD is called "ENNUI - ritual & dogma" and has the URL's to
the Church of the SubGenius and Operation Clambake printed inside the cover.
Go get this CD!!! Ordering info is over at www.seraphonline.com.
The number you want to order is SER1007. Costs about $14US including shipping and handling. Andreux writes on ARS:
"Considering "Gratitude" [track 12] was based off of a dream I had when reading OTIII, it seemed only fair
to credit the place where I had originally started to learn about such things, which was Andreas' website.
It's essentially a way of saying "Thank you". And, if there are people out there like me who actually READ
the inside cover of CD's, they'll perhaps look up the site and get informed."
The NBC Dateline program is now available at Radio & TV Vault. You will need RealPlayer to view it.
Ratings for the top 10 shows in America the week of June 15-21 just arrived (see June 16th comments on what happened then):
|3.||Just Shoot Me||NBC||10.4|
|10.||Touched By an Angel||CBS||9.0|
This means Bob Minton and this web site was viewed in something like 10,780,000 homes last week
(1 rating point = 980,000 homes). The most viewed show in America that week!! No wonder even my ISP with the biggest
bandwidth in the world (TABNet) crumbled during and after the show!
The so-called Scientology bible, NOTs,
will stay public at the parliament in Sweden. To make a long story short: In Sweden they have something
called the "Offentlighetsprincip"
which is to secure public access to all information going in and out of public offices.
During the lawsuits against Zenon Panoussis who posted NOTs to the Net, someone mailed the evidence from
the lawsuit to the parliament and several other public offices. They were archived and put on
public display. For a year the Scientologists have guarded the public copy by sitting in the
library holding on to it (but only at one of the locations where it were available!), while they lobbied
the parliament and the government to change the Swedish constitution. Now the Swedish court
has ruled that the documents
can not be sealed, meaning anybody in the whole world can order the Scientology "secrets" from
the Parliament in Sweden! The ruling is final.
Posted to ARS
by Paulette Cooper
NBC Dateline had a program on Scientology and Bob Minton. In the program they also
showed links to and images from Operation Clambake. The number of visits jumped 1500% just in
a few hours during and after the show! Sent an e-mail to Tabnet
to warn them that RTC probably would try to close down Operation Clambake again.
Salon Magazine has
review called "Rethinking Jonestown" of the book "Hearing the Voices of
Jonestown" by Mary McCormick. The
review has a link to Operation Clambake.
David Gerard reports to ARS that the a free music
paper in Sidney mentiones the address to Operation Clambake in their 18 May 1998 edition.
Today Tabnet closed down Operation Clambake.
When I couldn't log on to Clambake I phoned Tabnet in America asking for an explanation. They
then sent me an e-mail explaining what had happened.
Allegedly RTC has sent them a complaint about the
"Orientation Film 3" animated
parody image. I promptly sent them a reply and a
report to ARS. When the site was opened again I sent a
new mail to Tabnet with some questions.
New page with links to the most famous video and sound clips from the media:
The TV & Radio Vault
Operation Clambake was reviewed in the latest issue
of Lynx Links, an e-mail
delivered digest reviewing internet sites "which are both excellent in quality and
exceptionally functional for Lynx browser users."
Opened a page about the Henson lawsuit
Includes trial transcripts, commentary, related cases, background info and of course
LA WEEKLY prints an
article titled "Critics say Scientology plans to gum Net" which
mention Operation Clambake and gives the URL.
Woke up to a e-mail supposedly from the infamous account email@example.com.
I promptly sent an e-mail to the cult lawyer
Helena K. Kobrin.
Today Operation Clambake is
1 1/2 YEARS !!!!!!
Celebrated by releasing The H-Files.
Interviewed on NRK P1 (national radio in Norway) about my fight against Scientology.
The program was "På Kirkebakken" ("On the Church Green")
and was aired twice.
I held a one hour lecture on Scientology in Cafe Sting Nere in Stavanger today.
25 persons came to listen. There was debate for almost two hours afterwards.
No Scientologists present as far as I could see, but I later learned that OSA
had been in town but didn't find the cafe... :-) It's only the most known cafe in
At 08:00 I was at NRK Radio (for this county) where I was interviewed about
this fight against Scientology and the lecture I was having later today.
OC WEEKLY World View makes a link to
Operation Clambake in their article
Scientologists censor the Web?
The cult is trying to get their members to put out parody "personal" homepages, but they
are all almost identical and not very personal (see example). Operation Clambake want to join
the campaign and made two new "personal" homepages, one for Xenu
and one for L Ron Hubbard.
Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to make the pages better.
YES! I know you have been dying to know the release date, but despare no more! It
is here, the SP sequel to the "Orientation Film 2":
Orientation Film 3
You can post
your vote on Lycos "Community Guide" on Cults. Operation Clambake is currently
# 10, but there are many other good sites missing here. Post your vote!
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote to alt.religion.scientology:
For all the years I've been reading Scientology publications, I can not recall ever seeing
an apology before. In "Good News: A Scientology Newspaper" (undated, un-numbered, but
copyright 1997) on page 5 is a "for the record" box. It tells that the last Good News
had an incorrect attribution to the Norwegian Minister of Defense. "The recognition of LRH
and The Way to Happiness was actually made by National Civil Defense Inspector, Mr. O.
Meland..." and then it quotes Mr. Meland. Does anyone else remember ever seeing an apology
in a Scientology publication?
See the full story here
Picket held in Los Angeles with a big banner with the URL to Clambake! Press image to see
full size. Picture is taken in-front of the American Saint Hill Organization.
American cult lawyers travel to Oslo to meet my lawyer! Read my report
Made several new banners. Most are quotes about
Scientology, from judges etc. Feel free to use any on your site.
Boston Herald started a
series of articles about Scientology called Scientology
Unmasked. A link to Operation Clambake in "Battle sites in the Web war" gave a
a lot of new visitors.
UPDATE April 30th 2006: Boston Herald no longer host the article, but a copy is available her.
Scientologists keeps claiming that what I do is "nothing but propaganda and untruths. Fiction
generated to make Scientology sound somehow sinister and bad." I'm tired of listening to their
complaints, I want facts! Today I did a repost of my offer to make Operation Clambake better,
and include comments from Scientologists. (PS: 1 month after this invitation, no Scientologist
had managed to find any untruth on my pages! Not one dared to document their allegations, which
leads me to believe they were lies from the beginning.)
On an invitation from Skepsis the student organisation I travelled to Bergen today where I did a 45 minute presentation of Hubbard, Dianetcs and Scientology, followed by questionsfrom the
audience. Will be doing this presentation different places in the future and the slides I've made will be
available on the net for others to use.
I've now added a HotBot search utility on the bottom of the front page of Operation Clambake.
From there you can seach by choosing one of the following four options:
The first narrows the search to all files on www.xenu.net, it also includes all documents in
The Court Files. The second option does the search accross the following critical domains:
www.xenu.net, www.scientology-kills.net, www.entheta.net, www.xenu.org, www.lermanet.com and www.factnet.org.
Third option does searches limited to the CoS domain www.scientology.org. And the fourth is
an ordinary search on the whole Web.
- Operation Clambake
- Accross 6 critical domains
- Scientology Home Page
- the Web
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