From: email@example.com (Jour0)
Subject: Postcard Tech
Date: 28 May 1998 04:25:21 GMT
Today I tried giving out postcards during my brief picket at the San Francisco org.
The postcards were designed (a) to get the attorney general to look into reports of illegal activities by $cn, and (b) to have something to give to people who said they already knew $cn was bad news.
The postcard text is on my aol site at
with companion documents
(investigation.html and convictions.html draw heavily from other, older, excellent sites ... but I didn't see anything that really succinctly organized various allegations of illegal activity in such a way that it would be fast and easy for a government person to use. I welcome all comments on ways to make any of my pages better and all pointers to content I haven't already linked to.)
Here's the text of the postcard:
Please investigate reports of Scientology's illegal activities
I have recently become aware of reports of a number of illegal activities by Scientology, a non-profit corporation operating in California. In addition to a variety of criminal convictions in a number of countries, including the US, of high-ranking Scientology officials (and I believe of the entire Scientology organization in Canada last year), there are a number of allegations of illegal activity that have not been investigated or prosecuted, as far as I know. These alleged illegal activities include:
- violation of labor laws, including failure to pay minimum wage
- practicing medicine without a license, including violating the FDA's ruling on the use of the E-meter device
- fraud, including falsely representing Scientology practices as scientific
- neglect of children
- coerced abortions
- illegal imprisonment under the "RPF" program
I would appreciate your efforts to investigate these allegations. If Scientology has been acting illegally, the corporation and its officers should be prosecuted. If Scientology has not been guilty of these acts, I'd like to know.
You can find details about all of these allegations on the Internet at members.aol.com/jour0/investigation.html .
Please take extra precautions to keep my name confidential. Scientology has a long history and a written policy of harassing its critics.
Thank you for looking into this matter. I look forward to hearing from you with the results of your investigation.
On the other side, there's a space for writing in your name and return address if you want to, a space for a stamp (with a reminder that you need either a 32-cent OR a 20-cent), and the address for the CA Attorney General:
Office of the Attorney General
Public Inquiry Unit
PO Box 944255
Sacramento, CA 94244-2550
One lady I spoke with at the picket today gladly took a postcard and asked, "Do these really work?"
I guess we'll find out.