Okay, so here's a short Timeline that you can read if you don't have 15 minutes to watch the above video.
1. Tom Cruise video gets leaked, Scientology starts randomly suing people to get the video taken down. Tactic works at Youtube temporarily. Video propagates across the internet anyways since the internet as a whole is not too fond of censorship by anyone.
2. Anonymous gets annoyed, quickly pools its resources
3. Message from Anonymous to Scientology
4. Anonymous Call To Action in reaction to the response Scientology made to previous video. Initial Plan to protest on February 10th.
5. Mark Bunker Responds to Anonymous outlining peaceful protest guidelines
6. Anonymous Listens to Mark Bunker and Outlines Rules for Peaceful Protest
7. Protests take place. An estimated 9,250 people participate in 108 separate locations in 17 countries across the world on February 10th 2008.
8. Mark Bunker thanks Anonymous on behalf of the victims of Scientology.
Scientology is responsible for the deaths of at least 7 people (I can't post the links to that information directly because the images are very graphic) and has wrongfully imprisoned at least 24 people since 1976. They have attempted to infiltrate the Federal government and local governments, have and continue to bribe local police and court systems, censor the media, drive lawsuits launched against them into the ground, aggressively litigate and blackmail both critics and their own members, violated human rights, drained the accounts of its member, and the list continues for longer than I care to type.
Further information on all of this is available in the links below.
If you want to speak out against the "Church" of Scientology there are even larger protests scheduled worldwide for March 15th. Check the forums at Enturbulation.org to find one near you.
I'm going to help organize the Washington DC Area protest.
The protests of February 10th garnered record media coverage and dwarfed all previous pickets. However it was still completely ignored by the largest media outlets such as CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and quite a few others. Local news stations and independent newspapers and website had to take up the slack. The next protest needs to be much larger and is expected to do just that.
Edited by CaptainSlug, 14 February 2008 - 06:49 PM.