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Sydney 14 May 2011 Operation West Side Story

Discussion in 'Asia Pacific' started by OneOneWasARacecar, May 14, 2011.

  1. Zhent and I did a brief sweep by Hercules St to see what was going on before the raid. Zhent noticed a new camera installed near a window we sometimes can see through. The front of Hercules St had a sign which basically had all of these ideal orgs where construction was going to start by the Maiden Voyage date. Inglewood and Tel Aviv were among them. Sydney was on the list as a fail.

    We knew that the ideal org was going to be a sore point and we hammered it, as well as the stats leaked, and Rex Fowler's conviction (we did that one for anonSparrow). We did a quick sweep past the ANZO org where the protest was about to happen and we saw no red carpet and no one much there. We weren't able to confirm the event so we weren't sure til we got there if it was on or not.

    Then 6 of us met up at the park and headed down to the org. We had 2 exes among us, Ian and Jen, which I am glad made it as there input was important. I'm not sure if we stepped into a spacetime fluctuation but when we got to the org, it was like we were in 2008, although Fatman said it was worse than 2008.

    We had to explain to the new cops why we wear masks and they finally let Barbie put her mask back on. And the bullbaiting from OSA and even the publics was like these people were possessed by Jesse Prince.

    We had lots of speeches, mostly Carla and I had both doors covered, they had 5 OSA guys on the doors. That's more than the 2 or 3 they normally have. Zhent managed to get a Xenuroll on them. We got that on video too. Lulz.

    When I first took the megaphone, they started to heckle me. When I ignored them, they crossed the road to heckle me. When I still ignored them, they started grabbing the mike, pushing and shoving and all that. So I made a new rule: you cross the street, I cross the street and start protesting at your front door. They pushed and shoved me a bit at first, but they quickly learned. I can make more noise through your front door.

    There were no cops there and the Scis were behaving very strangely. It was not looking good, but we just behaved, protested and had our video cameras rolling.

    It didn't end there. We had publics crossing the street to grab cameras and shove people. There were numerous instances, and like good anons, we videod much of it from multiple angles. Fatman seemed to be the target of a lot of unprovoked stuff and he counted at least 10 minor assaults to him and others. We have footage from 2 angles of a crazy scilon trying to grab Fatman's camera. They were bullbaiting Carla and I because we were on the mike, but with Fatman, it was totally unprovoked. We were very well behaved and very civil, particularly Fatman, so they have no excuse.

    It reminded me of that line from the Blues Brothers:

    "Unnecesary Violence in the apprehension of the Blues Brothers...

    ... has been approved."

    When the cops showed up, all of us made it clear that there was a very violent atmosphere. Even before the "West Side Story" bit, we all felt we needed a police presence there permanently from now on. I cannot say for certain, but there was a feeling among all of us, that the intimidation was endorsed by Scientology management. Particularly because management, including Cyrus Brooks were participating. The cops left after this. Must have been a busy night.

    Still haven't reviewed all the footage yet, but Fatman got footage of Cyrus Brooks crossing the street to bullbait Carla Jesse Prince style. He has gotten close to her to bullbait before, but Fatman's footage is at a good angle, and it makes it clear he is the aggressor.

    Michael Gordon still looks ready to blow to me. At first, he was laughing, secondly he was stern, third he was angry, and last he turned his back on me. The story of Colin Gao, seemed to really bug him.

    I'm not sure when this happened, but there was an incident with a Scientologist by the name of Jo Kingi who parked near us, opened his car door and nearly hit Xenu, came out of his car, went to the org, ordering people out of his way in a very menacing manner. He then came back to his car, directly at our line of protestors. He told Barbie to get out of the way in an agressive manner and made a fist at her. Fatman got that on camera as well. There were too many of these incidents to name. We will put up video of as much of it as we can.

    OK, so here is where it gets weird. One of the people who came to intimidate Fatman called him a paedophile and said he ran a paedophile website. She then said that she was going to get photos of him to put up on a website. Fatman was very well behaved, waited til she left and called the cops. The amount of intimidation going on and no cops there was feeling dangerous. It felt like at any time, there was going to be a full-on brawl. With 5 OSA guys and a number of heavy set Scis out the front, it could have been pretty nasty.

    So a few minutes later, a bus full of kids turn up. Dozens of them. Out of nowhere. Then they stand out the front of the org in a line and start staring at us like out of "West Side Story". Fatman wisely did not take any photos. Nor did I. We think this was the last attempt to bullbait us. That's why we didn't take photos. It would have been like picking up the gun that Jack Palance through at your feet. It would have given the 5 OSA guys and the other publics, like Jo Kingi an excuse to come over and beat us up.

    Pics and vids (lots of them) to follow.

    <Edit>Kookaburra has rightly pointed out that since Jesse Prince is out and doing good work, he no longer does this. For clarification: This is what Jesse Prince did in the early days with the critics.





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  2. Anonymous Member

    Wow, getting crazier and crazier at Sydney org.
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  3. xenubarb Member

    Anon is smarter than Scn. Clearly. You handled this just right. The Fatman pedo thing is a bit disturbing; they love labeling people as pedophiles but it sounds like there's another iteration of Religious Freedumb Watch in the works, maybe some fake "pedo expose" site.

    Be looking out for anything like that. Libel is costly. ;)
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  4. Jeff Jacobsen Member

    http://www.vimeo.com/3045279

    At about 5:08 a Scientologist suggests that I make child pornography. So, nothing new here. Also, your report reminds me of what we called the Mad Picket in 2000 in Clearwater, where there was also physical confrontation and intimidation, EVEN with the cops right there. So, standard behavior on Scientology's part.

    And good job keeping things calm on your side :)
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  5. TinyDancer Member

    Interesting. Well done, guys.

    So, was the event at that location or was the behaviour designed to distract you and keep you there while the event was held elsewhere?
  6. Anonymous Member

    WOW.
    You guise handled the bullbaiting perfectly,you did not respond to it.
    Using children to line up in front of the org is a major footbullet.
    Poon's to the press and sen xenufon
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  7. xenubarb Member

    IIRC, that was based on something to do with a video store with an adult section that some family member owned, Jeff. At least there was a very weak link between you and an adult video section. This Fatman thing sounds like it came out of nowhere, but who knows? Maybe he owns a video store too...
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  8. AnonLover Member

    holy crap batman, things are getting to the boiling point down under!

    well done and well played guise. but the kid battle line stare off - zomg too freaky!!!
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  9. RightOn Member

    nice control guise
    it ain't easy to keep your heads about you when there is that much chaos going on.
    Why was this all legal for any of the Scis to do?
    The part with the kids showing up and standing in a line and staring was really strange. The attacks and bullbaiting should all be reported to Xenophon along with your footage.
    And now they are using publics? With hope the publics will think about what they did, and why they did it. Or why they were asked to do it. After coming face to face with your guise and witnessing that you did't fight back, perhaps some seeds of doubt were planted somewhere in their COS soaked mushy mulligans. One could only hope

    Kudos to all who participated and looking forward to the vids
  10. thewayup Member

    Thanks for the report.

    What is the story about Colin Gao?

    Looking forward to vids and pics.

    Reads like things were really on a knife edge there. Wow.
  11. The event was at the org, although no red carpet ever got rolled out. We are figuring that the main factor in them moving the event last time was that it was the 100th birthday celebration. Money may have come from elsewhere to pay for it. Judging by the leaked stats, the money may actually have come from upstream (like the IAS). Now we all know that's out ethics.

    Jen, who attended this raid summed it up perfectly: the fact that they can no longer advertise is a big win. When you call up and ask for the event time, they can't tell you. They have lost THE GAME
    Thanks. We are still considering what to do about this, but certainly Saint Nick will get all footage. Yes, it was the good Senator who was delivering Christmas presents the whole time. Who knew?

    Dear Santa,

    This year I want Scientology to lose their tax exempt status in Australia.

    Also, a leaked sex tape of Tommy Davis.
    Colin Gao was a Sea Org guy. When he was 15 in the Sea Org, he had an infected tooth. They never treated it. It got worse and worse. He ended up with a cancerous tumour in his jaw and died at age 30 after 15 years of agony. When they realised he was dying, they realised he was a PR risk, and declared him and dumped him in the street. He actually died in a hospice (no doubt run by a real religion). Apparently 15 years of agonizing pain and premature death is worth less to Scientology than a few hundred in dental bills.

    Also, knife edge was the perfect word.
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  12. Zhent Member

    Hello, here is my take on last nights events.

    It was a cold winters night that we assembled at Victoria Park, and there was a whiff of a fell wind in the air, though it was not heeded and we proceeded to be merry and joke of a fine night of enturbulation ahead.

    We soon headed on down to the back street that houses AOSH ANZO, there we were greeted by an unprecedented amount of handlers. All the regulars were there, plus many I did not recognise. They began with alternating from giving us a stony stare to the 'OT' smug grin, and often interjecting into speeches to heckle speakers. The mood was tainted black like the sky above us, there were no niceties or pleasantness on display and it was becoming clear we were in for a tough night.

    But things were only just getting warmed up, though it seemed there was much confusion among the scilons as to when the event was starting. When we got there at 5:30 there was already a fair few inside already, and till we left at 8:00pm a slow steady stream of scilons continued to come in. Possibly this is regular behaviour for Scientology events? Overall attendance was hard to gauge, I would put it between 100 and 200. Mostly bitter old timers, staff, and the Kingi clan (see below).

    Soon after our arrival the crazies came rolling in, and we had quite a few scilons coming up to us who had forgot their TRs. One man got very close to violence, lucky the OSA handlers eventually intervened before things got ugly - though this was probably the plan all long. Intimidation and veiled threats were a strong theme of the night.

    Another notable crazy was a women who was coming with her kids. fatman was taking photos across the street, so naturally the women assumed he was a paedophile ringleader taking photos of her children for internet exploitation. What ensured was the bull-baiting 'dance' of a scilon with a camera phone in fatman's face, continually sidestepping to get a better shot, all the whilst screaming that he was a paedophile operating paedophile websites and that she was going to 'get him'.
    Eventually she got a suitable picture and then stormed off, but that was not the end of that!
    I missed what initially happened, but she had gone down the street to where Kookaburra was talking on the megaphone and now it was Round 2, with her screaming at fatman again, and now CYRUS BROOKS was screaming at Kookaburra. Why on earth Cyrus was targeting Kookaburra I don't know, but he was getting very aggressive and in the face of Kookaburra demanding she delete photos of children (she didn't even have a camera). Eventually Kookaburra snapped and pushed Cyrus out of her face, to which Cyrus started bawwwing about assault, though nothing came of this.

    It wasn't just random publics who were getting aggressive, even the controlled Michael Gordon was getting quite pushy and antagonistic by coming over to our side of the road and getting in front of the speakers.

    Well we thought we had seen everything that night, but things were just about to get worse.

    At some point multiple vans came down the street, one parking (illegally) literally in front of the protest. And who should get out but none other then Joseph Kingi – notorious ex-boxer who assaulted a protester way back last year. Of course also getting out was Kingi's seemingly endless extended family. They came out of the vans and from up the street and in the carpark behind us. Before we knew it we were surrounded. Suddenly there must of been at least 50 Scientologists on the street now. These were not your regular public who blindly ignore us and walk past quickly. These were there for one purpose only - intimidation, for there was malice in their eyes and they made sure to note us and made sure we noted them.

    I can't overstate what a bad situation this had suddenly become: It was dark, the scilons were playing loud music, we were in a back street alley and we were surrounded and sorely outnumbered by non-too-friendly scientologists.

    The most disturbing part of all this was Cyrus Brooks. Though his eyes were dead and cold, his face was broke by a grotesque grin, and he laughed and clapped on the street while the situation unfolded. Clearly this was his /b/lackup and he was very pleased with what was happening and the tactics used.

    The police were called soon after the Kingi clan arrived, and they could not have come too soon, for the situation was looking very ugly. Thank goodness we had cameras rolling during this or I am not sure what stunt they would of tried to pull.

    The police arrived and as if by magic the Kingi clan had disappeared inside the building. This essentially was the end of the protest, the rest of our time was spent talking with the police. From now on we must insist on a constant police presence at protests, for Scientology has signalled there are no depths too low it will stoop to eliminate opposition.

    Scientology Sydney is in a pressure cooker situation. They have been badly damaged over the last couple of years by endless media reports, investigations, leaks and protests. But never have we seen them so desperate, and so compromised of their own values. As any Independent/Freezoner would be quick to point out there was no Scientology on display on last night, only the desperate air of a cult and its cultists lashing out in any way to defend their crumbling organisation, completely removed from the reality of the situation.

    I would call this a shallow victory indeed, for they have descended to the level of 1.1 thuggery, and this is only bad for both sides.

    How I now miss the days of boring scientologists, those who either ignored or scorned us while Michael Gordon stood by door silently and I got to have a friendly chat with a local SO. Alas, gone they are and I encourage caution around the world. I would say don't protest alone, but now it seems a small group is no longer safe.

    Strong words can be conjured up when thinking about Sydney Scientologists; these include brainwashed, delusional, and most importantly, dangerous.

    I took video of much of the above, though the quality varies greatly and it will take time to edit out the good stuff. Also I was filming on another anon's camera so it will take additional time to distribute the footage.
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  13. BLiP Member

    Well done, Sydney Anons and respect to the Exes who also stood their ground. Its difficult to comprehend but the Scientologists genuinely believe they are, by their actions, "saving the planet". Violence is born of ignorance and fear and the actions of the Scientologists in Sydney are evidence for this. Also, violence is explicitly permitted as per their "Code Of Honour" - "never fear to hurt others in a just cause". My thanks to you all for standing up against such insanity and seeking to bring about its end.
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  14. xenubarb Member

  15. thefatman Member

    Well, having examined my footage, I seem to have misplaced the file with the fat guy who had a go at me earlier on, though I have the rest of the stuff so if racecar could upload that stuff it would be super duper amazingly epic.

    ---EDIT---

    Currently, writing up a transcript before I begin uploading footage of the crazy pedohunter woman. I think she must be friends with this guy:

    chrishanson.jpg
    Footage will be up depending on how fast I can convince my shitty Aussie internets to go at :)

    ---EDIT 2---

    Transcript complete. Commencing upload.
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  16. Asexi Member

    good work sounds like your getting to the critical moment now in Sydney (backing them into a corner of their own devising), be careful and stay safe you guys.
  17. Loki's spawn Member

    That's some scary shit:eek: Way to stand your ground!
  18. Zhent Member

    On a lighter note, Xenu (complete with alien head-ware and cloak) did turn up during the raid and I let rip a loud xenu-roll on the sound-system. Such was the explosive power of the data contained within this briefing that my mp3 player catastrophically seized up. True story.
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  19. Anonymous Member

    Yeah, please be extra careful. It's pretty obvious they are trying to get protesters to "snap" so they can file some sort of trumped-up criminal charges.
    Or just beat the living shit out of you in an alley, like Hubbard recommended for handling "bullies".

    Here is the LRH tech Sydney seems to be veering towards.

    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/sea-org-recruitment-poster.27078/page-3

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  20. Anonymous Member

    For his next act, he will be killing a hydra on steroids while both of his hands are tied behind his back.
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  21. xenubarb Member

    Beat up the little ones and the big ones will run away? Oh Ron, I think not. Beat up my smaller sibs, me and the other big 'uns gonna wait until you're conveniently placed and then hold a blanket party.

    If you don't know what is a blanket party, it's like a pinata only it's not made of paper mache, it's not hanging up, and it's not full of candy.
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  22. I am still trying to work out how he stole this one from Billy Madison.
  23. thefatman Member

    Here's the video:



    Do with it what you will, but this woman is fucking mental. Oh, Racecar, can you update the OP with the video?
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  24. Chipshotz Member

    That's old style crazy. Their desperation is showing.
  25. Zhent Member

    Thanks for posting, this is the crazy right here, and but only a sample of what we experienced last night.
  26. Puppetmama Member

    Whoa. It is hard to believe that anyone would want to follow a "religion" that would make them want to act like that. Sad.
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  27. LocalSP Member

    Kookaburra should have kicked ol' Cyrus right square in the nuts.
  28. Loki's spawn Member

    It would have been lulzy, until they bring up the assault charge...
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  29. Kookaburra Member

    Here's a copy of my post from ESMB.

    Well, to sum up this demonstration, the TA is moving. Excuse the Scilonese, please.

    Scilons are becoming more and more agitated. There were several instances of aggression from them. The first one was some man who was shouting at us (at close range) to go away. Two OSA staff physically pulled him back as it looked like he was about to attack. Then there was a lady and her teenage daughter who got out of a car and the lady came flying up to me and screamed at me to not talk to her daughter, that it was illegal. I was addressing all arriving Scilons on the PA system, telling them about Rex Fowler. And I told her I'd talk to whoever I pleased. She went absolutely ballistic and stood in the middle of the street screaming and swearing. I called for cameras, so most of this is on film, which you will get to see. Then she went running up the street still in a rage, pointing her finger at us and saying we were pedophiles. A couple of minutes later, Cyrus came over to me and gets right in my face (like 2 inches from the end of my nose) with his bad breath and starts demanding that I get anons to erase photos they took of children. I just tell him to back off, repeatedly, which he doesn't, so I pushed him back to arms length. Then he accuses me of hitting him. rollseyes.gif Then he again demands that I get Anonymous to delete their photos of children. I told him Anonymous didn't take any photos of children. Later on, when the police came, they checked everyone's cameras for these lewd child photos we supposedly had and surprise, surprise, there weren't any. confused24.gif

    But I'm getting ahead of myself here.

    We have another Joe Klingi incident. For those of you who have been paying close attention to Anon Sydney's adventures, you will remember that Joe Klingi is the pro boxer who assaulted the smallest protester in the crowd last year and ruptured his eardrum. Well this time he picked on Anon Barbie. She's not very big either. Anyway, he parked his van, then got out and told her to move. She said he needed to say please if he wanted her to do something. Then he said if she didn't move he would punch her out. She stood her ground. Finally, he asked her to please move so she did. Fortunately, cameras were rolling and we have this recorded. There is a beautiful shot of Joe's fist drawn back ready to belt her. Anon Barbie did a beautiful job of staying cool and keeping control of the situation.

    Then about 20 or 30 Scilons came out and lined up on their side of the street. This unnerved a couple of the Anons, who felt threatened by it as several of these people were the same ones that were involved in last years brawl. Personally, I think they were just attempting to handle by confronting the protesters.

    So this time it was Anonymous who called the police. They have requested that police attend the demonstrations due to the aggressive behavior of the Scientologists. Poor cops. This is the first demonstration the Glebe police have stayed away from. Looks like they will not get much of a break. rollseyes.gif

    All in all, a great demonstration. yes.gif

    tl:dr We are making an impact and the Scilons are getting really upset about it. Anon photographers will be burning the midnight oil to bring you coverage of the highlights.
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  30. Kookaburra Member

    As much as Cyrus deserved it, he would have been the winner if I had done that. The Scilons are "bullbaiting", trying to provoke a reaction. I think they are trying to get Anon to respond to their minor assaults with violence, then they can bring charges for an assault that they actually started.

    Cyrus even claimed I hit him after he kept pushing up to my face and breathing his bad breath into my nose, and after I backed up behind someone else, finally I moved him back to arms length with the flat of my hand against his chest.

    He said, "You hit me!"

    What a wimp! If I had hit him, he would have had something to show for it!

    Maybe this is on the video. It's still loading in the computer...slow broadband out in the stix!
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  31. Kookaburra Member

    Here is another report from ESMB from someone who was there.

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  32. Kooka you were awesome. I have footage of Michael Gordon grabbing you.

    Also, I think we need to face the fact that Cyrus may be sexually attracted to you. It's not the first time Cyrus has wanted to get close to you.
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  33. Zhent Member

    $1.6 million in 3 weeks, yeah I think thats a possibility for Sydney Org.
  34. ^^ lulz



    Scientology Processing, Part OneOne
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  35. Kookaburra Member

    Ewwwww! Yuk! Shudder! Puke! Oh, please NO!!!
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  36. Zhent Member

    Sorry for the lousy camera work, I was dancing to the music (THEIR music, lol) whilst holding the camera (and some signs).
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  37. Applying standard scientology to the scientologists, someone might have thought to ask about scientology's many instances of covering up paedophelia in it's ranks. Sydney's CofS is guilty of multiple instances of this crime. I'd suggest that some scientologists featured in the video might err..."have a button on it".
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