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ICSA 2016 Annual International Conference: Call for Posters...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 04/08/2016 - 17:46

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2016 Annual International Conference with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal in Dallas, Texas June 30 - July 2, 2016 (preconference workshops on Wednesday June 29th).

CULTS AND SEX TRAFFICKING: ICSA ONE-DAY CONFERENCE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 13:33

Cults and Sex Trafficking: 

Saturday, April 16, 2016 

University of Southern California 

Room MRF340 

 

BELGIAN JUDGE THROWS ENTIRE CASE AGAINST SCIENTOLOGY OUT OF COURT ON TECHNICALITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 18:07

[Judge Yves Régimont]

Just got this from Jonny Jacobsen…

The judge in the Belgian trial of Scientology has thrown the whole case out on procedural grounds.

His ruling was delivered in three and a half hours at a terrific pace, and it threw out most charges because either the date for them to be prosecuted had expired; in some cases the judicial process had simply been inactive for too long.

CULTS AND SEX TRAFFICKING – ICSA CONFERENCE IN LOS ANGELES...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 03/11/2016 - 17:46

If you know people in Southern California, please tell them about this one-day conference, which will take place April 16, 2016 at the University of Southern California. More info: http://www.icsahome.com/events/localevents/cults-and-sex-trafficking

POLYGAMIST CULT FOUND GUILTY OF VIOLATING CIVIL RIGHTS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:29

FLDS head Warren Jeffs held authoritarian control over the last theocracy in the U.S. Trent Nelson/AP

HOLY HELL: CHILLING DOCUMENTARY THAT REVEALS THE TRUTH ABOUT LIFE IN A CULT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 03/08/2016 - 12:15

'Michel', terrifying star of the Sundance documentary Holy Hell

Will Allen's 20-years-in-the-making exposé of a Californian cult and its mysterious leader now has a May release date. Read our review from Sundance 2016...

 

THE FCC MUST STAND UP FOR NET NEUTRALITY...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 11:54

 

The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Net Neutrality rules are less than a year old, but some companies are already coming up with creative ways to sneak past them...

 

CULT RECOVERY CENTER PLANNED IN WISCONSIN...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/29/2016 - 20:41

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — They often promise peace and salvation, but experts warn of the dangers of cults.

It’s estimated that there are dozens of cults in Minnesota and Wisconsin, and as many as 5,000 in the country. Now, a new treatment center will offer a place for members to find a way out.

WCCO traveled to Shawano, Wisconsin to hear the plans in one city with cult connections in the past.

UM, ABOUT THAT STORY CLAIMING WILL SMITH GOT A ‘REFUND’ FROM HIS BROKE-ASS SHUTTERED SCHOOL…

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 01/26/2016 - 19:42

Jaden, Willow, Jada, and Will Smith, from a 2010 BBC appearance

You may have run across a very confusing story about Scientology, Will and Jada Smith, and a “refund” that spun out across tabloid news websites yesterday.

Fundamentalist Religion Will Destroy The World...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 01/24/2016 - 15:42

The deluded religious belief that any people or nation or church is a “chosen” people is the root of almost all our troubles...

 

The earth bursts with life. Far right exclusionary religion bursts with death. If there is a creator of life He/She/It must hate fundamentalist religion.

CSA Annual Conference, Dallas Texas (June 30 - July 2, 2016; preconference workshops on June 29, 2016)

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 17:51

 

The International Cultic Studies Association (ICSA) is conducting its 2016 Annual International Conference with Info-Secte/Info-Cult of Montreal in Dallas, Texas. The conference will take place from June 30 through July 2, 2016 (preconference workshops on Wednesday June 29).

 

"LOOKING OUT FOR THE AVERAGE GUY..." 8 TERRIBLE THINGS ABOUT THE TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 01/14/2016 - 13:19

There is a lot at stake with the TPP agreement.

It’s no wonder the Obama administration tried to keep this secret—the corporate-friendly trade agreement, decoded...

THE STOCKHOLM SYNDROME...WHY A MAOIST CULT WHISTLEBLOWER IS FIGHTING TO CLEAR JAILED LEADER'S NAME

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 01/09/2016 - 17:31

Josephine Herivel, a former violin prodigy, rejects her diagnosis of Stockholm syndrome, by which hostages empathise with their captors. Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian

HAPPY UNIVERSE DAY --- TODAY DECEMBER 31 NOON THROUGH NOON JANUARY 1ST!

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 12/31/2015 - 16:56

 

The 7th annual Universe is here Today. How Will You Celebrate?

A SPECIAL HOLIDAY REQUEST FROM FACTNET'S CAPT FRANK FURILLO...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 14:43

  As we come to the close of another year we here at FACTnet are in urgent need of your support.  We find ourselves in the red and not the Santa Claus/Christmasy kind of red either...

  We love being able to serve you but in order to do that we rely on your benevolent hearts and wallets to keep us going.

DISTURBING FOOTAGE OF TODDLER BEING USED AS FAITH HEALER...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 12/11/2015 - 19:12

A Chennai church is projecting this young child as a deliverer of miracles...

NEW BOOK FROM JON ATACK ON KINDLE...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 12/07/2015 - 15:07

“opening minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing” Kindle Edition

by Jon Atack (Author)


 

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