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* F.A.C.TNet reports serious censorship attempts Rcvd: Fri 31 Mar 19:23 To: Fredric Rice (1:102/890.0) (818) 335-9601 Fwd: Message from FACTNet Date: Mon, 27 Mar 1995 17:26:49 -0500 In article <3l5d8t$is4@news.primenet.com> you write: Lawrence asked me to post this. SUBJECT: EMERGENCY MESSAGE TO INTERNET USERS INTERESTED IN PROTECTING THE FREEDOM OF information on the THE INTERNET FROM LAWRENCE WOLLERSHEIM CO DIRECTOR OF FACTNET For those of you unfamiliar with me I am a co-director of the United States non profit 501(c)(3) victim advocacy organization and electronic library and archive called FACTNet. We provide electronic information on dangerous cultic groups like Jonestown, Waco, the Swiss Solar Temple, and Scientology. Lately we have focused on public records and research information on Scientology because of the dangerousness of this group, its economic size, and its worldwide history of criminality. Scientology has responded to our collecting and electronic making available of these public records by threatening our organization with 4 lawsuits using three different law firms covering everything from copyright infringement to libel and slander. They have followed and intimidated our staff, attempted to infiltrate to possibly sabotage our organization, threatened our Internet Web page provider with a lawsuit, and they have even threatened to sue our secure mail and offices services provider (Mail Boxes Etc.) if they even send out another fax out for us. Through Scientology's now notorious overt and covert operations (just one was as widespread anonymous mailings calling FACTNet's Board of Directors and network associates everything from criminals, perverts, con men, CIA operatives to insane) Scientology seems to be taking every step to destroy our ability to archive and preserve public records and research and make those records available to the public who wants them now or who will want this information in the future. Over the past year FACTNet has been able to survive this onslaught, but we are a small humbly funded all volunteer organization and are getting to the point that if our insurance premium is raised because of all these new threatened lawsuits we will not be able to continue to exist. (We are paying $1,000 a month in insurance now.) We also are concerned the library and archive may soon be made unavailable to the public because we believe that we are about to be raided and our equipment seized. We believe Scientology is preparing to do a search and seizure of our premises based on false affidavits and illegal applications of copyright law as it applies to religious freedom. This raid expectation is not at all paranoid. This just happened to Dennis Erlich an outspoken Scientology Internet critic. Although our organization is expendable and our staff have come to grips with we may be run out of operation by the nazi tactics of Scientology, the information in our library is NOT expendable and much of it is NOT replaceable. We urgently need you to help us frustrate this new "electronic book and library burning" evolution of Nazism for the 90's called Scientology. Do this by downloading as much of our library as you can to safe places around the world and helping get our report out. It is very important for you to help us tell the Internet and non internet world what is happening to us. Pass and copy this message to other BBS's, other libraries and library associations, and other Internet Newsgroups so that everyone who should know about this new Scientology form of electronic book and library burning and intimidation on the Net will be informed. (We simply do not know everyone to turn to and who is best out there that can help us frustrate Scientology's efforts to destroy our library and to curtail Internet freedom of information.) If others are informed maybe they will know what to do to creatively and ethically to show this neo nazi cult the power of free and open dialog and what will happen to them when brave individuals and brave coalitions are willing to fight for this valuable freedom which libraries and archives such as we at FACTNet help preserve. For those faint hearted who have heard what Scientology does to its critics, take heart. It is not generally known, but if you can last the harassment Scientology is horribly unsuccessful in the courts. It really has NO victories other than intimidating critics by spending or scaring them into silence. Like cowards Scientology usually only attacks those who have no insurance or whom they believe are weak or they can intimidate or wear down. I do not say the following lightly or for effect. Scientology really IS the new face of Nazism, a "white" collar new evolution of Nazism drawn in substantial part from the worst of the secret society principles and occultism of the old Nazism. (FACTNet has a report coming out soon on all the details of this.) For those of you who understand what Nazism does if it is not resisted and understand the "NEVER AGAIN" painful lessons learned from the rise of the first generation of Nazism we invite you to stand with FACTNet to stop or frustrate this ruthless organization's efforts before it destroys our library. If you are going to help you must act now! We have only a matter of a few weeks left before we may loose our insurance and be forced to go off line because of Scientology's activities. Begin downloading all of or the best of our library so the information is preserved. Our direct BBS # in the U.S. is 1-303-530-1942. Call this number and follow the instructions on the screen. (There is no downloading charge and the downloading is unlimited.) Thank you for your help, ideas and courage in advance, Lawrence Wollersheim Lawrence Wollersheim, Co-founder and Executive director of F.A.C.TNet, Denver, Colorado, USA e-mail: lawrence@factnet.org


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