Colorado Human Rights Heroes

November 30, 2007 at 3:29 am (Uncategorized)

Found in: denver.yourhub.com

Shewaga Gebre-Michael and
Carina Gilford, freshmen at the University of Colorado
in Boulder, each received the Youth for Human Rights Hero Award at the
2nd Annual Colorado Human Rights Hero Awards, co-hosted by the Church
of Scientology
of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Youth for Human
Rights
Club.

The award ceremony was recently held at the Tivoli Center on
the Auraria Campus in Denver following a human rights conference on
gang violence. Hero Awards are given to recognize young people and
caring adults who have made an impact in their area through human
rights activities and the implementation of one or more of the 30 human
rights described in the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human
Rights.

Ms. Gebre-Michael and Ms. Gilford co-chair the Freshman
Action Team of the Black Student Alliance at CU Boulder where they
direct a team of volunteers who reach out into their community and help
others. Their team tutors minority youth in elementary schools in the
Denver and Boulder areas; they cook in soup kitchens to feed the
hungry; they do environmental clean-up projects and they educate youth
about AIDS and give cultural presentations on black heritage. Both
young women have become role models for the youth that they work with.

Also awarded as Colorado Human Rights Heroes were
James Tucker, founder and publisher of the African-American Voice and Reverend
Heidi McGinness, Outreach Director of Christian Solidarity International, U.S.A..

Mr. Tucker’s publication, the African-American Voice, is a
regional monthly newspaper that emphasizes civil and human rights
issues. Mr. Tucker also publishes “Colorado’s Guide to Diversity” which
keeps the public informed on diversity subjects, events and issues. Mr.
Tucker has been a crusader for civil and human rights in Colorado
Springs for many years, working with his community, his neighborhood
and with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs.

Pastor McGinness’ work has taken her to war-torn Sudan,
Africa for the past four years where she has succeeded in liberating
over 700 men, women and children from slavery. She has also delivered
thousands of tons of grain and basic living supplies and hundreds of
pounds of medicine as well as spiritual support and hope.

The Rocky Mountain Youth for Human Rights Club was formed in
2005 and is a local club affiliated with Youth for Human Rights
International, an organization dedicated to educating youth about the
Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they can become valuable
advocates for tolerance and peace. The Church of Scientology has teamed
up with Youth for Human Rights International to launch a public
education program to make human rights known, understood and
implemented.

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The Practice of Scientology – What is “Auditing”?

November 27, 2007 at 7:37 pm (Auditing, Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, Human Rights, L. Ron Hubbard, Religion, Scientology, Scientology Auditing, Scientology Religion, Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

I thought you might want to know. Here is some basic text:

The Practice of Scientology

Within the vast amount of data which is the religious Philosophy of Scientology here are many principles which, when learned, give one a new and broader view of life. cientology as a philosophical system contains many data one can use to think with. Knowing the Tone Scale, for instance, a person can see how best to deal with a grumpy child, mollify an upset friend or get an idea across to a staid employer. Theseprinciples amount to a huge area of observation in the humanities. The data exists for a person to think with, to work with, to wonder with, to accept or reject as he wishes. It is a body of knowledge there for the learning. There is nothing authoritarian in it. It is valuable purely as a body of knowledge. From this body of wisdom the second division of Scientology – the applied philosophy – is derived. And the extraordinary achievement of Dianetics and Scientology has been the development of exact, precise methods to increase man’s awareness and capabilities. Other efforts along this line achieved only sporadic or temporary results – if any. Using Scientology, invariable improvements can be obtained when exactly applied. The importance of application in Scientology comes from the fact that L. Ron Hubbard developed as part of his philosophy an actual technology with which his discoveries could be used to effect improvement in people. Technology means the methods of application of the principles of something, as opposed to mere knowledge of the thing itself. And, using L. Ron Hubbard’s technology, applying the methods, one can heighten his perceptions and awareness, increase his abilities and lead a better, more fulfilling life. In short, one can be unhindered by others’ ideas that man cannot change and that one can be no better than he was born to be.

Throughout the remainder of this site the term technology is used with regard to the application of Scientology principles. Many technologies are extant today, technologies to build bridges and technologies to fire rockets into space. But with the work of L. Ron Hubbard, for the first time there exists a provenly workable technology to improve the functions of the mind and rehabilitate the potentials of the spirit. This is auditing.

Although the purely philosophical aspects of L. Ron Hubbard’s work are sufficient in themselves to elevate this civilization, only auditing provides a precise path by which any individual may walk an exact route to higher states of awareness. The goal of auditing is to restore beingness and ability. This is accomplished by (1) helping the individual rid himself of any disabilities and (2) increasing individual abilities. Obviously, both are necessary for an individual to achieve full potential. Auditing, then, deletes those things which have been added to the person’s reactive mind through life’s painful experiences and, as well, addresses and improves the person’s ability to confront and handle the factors in his life.

Scientology auditing could be described as a very unique form of personal counseling which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability to confront what he is and where he is. There are vast differences between the technology of auditing and other forms of counseling. There is no use of hypnosis, trance techniques or drugs during auditing. The person being audited is completely aware of everything that happens. Auditing is a precise, thoroughly codified activity with exact procedures. A person trained and qualified in applying auditing to individuals for their betterment is called an auditor. Auditor is defined as one who listens, from the Latin audire meaning to hear or listen. An auditor is a minister or minister-in-training of the Church of Scientology. A person receiving auditing is called a preclear – from pre-Clear, a person not yet Clear. A preclear is a person who, through auditing, is finding out more about himself and life. The period of time during which an auditor audits a preclear is called an auditing session. A session is conducted at an agreed-upon time established by the auditor and preclear. Auditing uses processes – exact sets of questions asked or directions given by an auditor to help a person find out things about himself and improve his condition. There are many, many different auditing processes, and each one improves the individual’s ability to confront and handle part of his existence. When the specific objective of any one process is attained, the process is ended and another can then be run to address a different part of the person’s life. An unlimited number of questions could of course, be asked – which might or might not help a person. The accomplishment in Dianetics and Scientology is that L. Ron Hubbard isolated the exact questions and directions to invariably bring about improvement. The questions or directions of the process guide the person to inspect a certain part of his existence and what is found will naturally vary from person to person, since everyone’s experiences are different. Regardless of experience or background, however, the individual is assisted in locating not only areas of upset or difficulty in his life, but in locating the source of the upset. By doing this, any person is able to free himself of unwanted barriers that inhibit, stop or blunt his natural abilities and increase these abilities so that he becomes brighter and more able. There are no variables in the technology of auditing. No random results or haphazard applications. Auditing is not a period of vague free association. Each process is exact in its design and in its application, and attains a definite result when correctly administered.

Scientology auditing can bring any person from a condition of spiritual blindness to the brilliant joy of spiritual existence.

And – it works!

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Protecting the Rights of the Children of Northern Italy

November 20, 2007 at 6:52 pm (CCHR, Child Safety Act, L. Ron Hubbard, Psychiatry, Recommended)

Kewl! Good on CCHR to protect our kids against these creeps! Here is a press release I found:

Citizens Commission on Human Rights International and the Torino, Italy chapter of the group commended the Regional Council of Piedmont this week for its unanimous passage of a new law that protects the rights of children throughout the Northern Italy region.

The bill is modeled after the Child Medication Safety Act, enacted in the US in 2003 in the wake of escalating, alarming reports of parents being threatened, pressured or forced to give their children dangerous psychiatric drugs as a condition of attending school.

CCHR worked with members of the Regional Council of Torino, educating them on this US law and the urgent need to empower parents and protect children from potentially lethal drugs that the Untied States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel in 2006 recommended be labeled with a ‘black box’.  The FDA requires such a black box warning be included on the packaging of prescription drugs that cause significant risk of serious or even life-threatening adverse effects.

A compendium, publish this month by CCHR International, lists and summarizes more than 60 warnings issued by government agencies just since the passage of this law in the US.  These warnings put doctors on notice that psychiatric drugs can induce violence, homicidal behavior, suicide and death, among many other serious adverse effects.

The need to protect families from these drugs is all the more urgent in light of the lack of science to prove that such so-called conditions as ADHD even exist.  According to Dr. Thomas Szasz, co-founder of CCHR and Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the State University of New York, Syracuse, “There is no blood or other biological test to ascertain the presence or absence of a mental illness, as there is for most bodily diseases.  Labeling a child as mentally ill is stigmatization, not diagnosis. Giving a child a psychiatric drug is poisoning and punishment, not treatment.”   Numerous other psychiatrists, interviewed in a documentary produces last year by CCHR, admit on film that Dr. Szasz’s finding are true.  Copies of this documentary are available online through the group’s web site.

The headquarters of CCHR International in Los Angeles California is the home of the Psychiatry: an Industry of Death museum, which features this and 13 other documentaries with statements from scores of health professionals, academics, legal and human rights experts, and victims of psychiatric brutalities ranging from electroshock and involuntary commitment to political torture, psychosurgery and the devastating effects of psychotropic drugs
Last year, to ensure legislators, health professionals, parents, teachers and the general public around the world can gain access the truth about psychiatry, The Industry of Death was produced as a traveling exhibit and is now touring on five continents. Through this, CCHR members have been able to reach lawmakers in countries around the world, to educate them on the need to protect their constituents from harmful psychiatric practices.
According to CCHR:

“Prescribing psychiatric drugs to children is a multi-billion dollar-a-year industry that permanently damages children. While the U.S. federal government spends nearly $1 billion a month fighting the war on drugs, we ignore the worsening problem of legally prescribed psychotropic drugs.

“The drugs prescribed for so-called learning disorders are completely different from routine medications that medical doctors prescribe for colds or fevers. Psychiatric drugs are addictive and mind-altering substances.
“The stimulants prescribed for ADHD are listed as controlled substances under Schedule II of the 1971 UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances. Why? They constitute a substantial risk to public health, have little to moderate therapeutic usefulness and can be potentially addictive.

“The main stimulant used for ADHD is an amphetamine-like drug, which purportedly acts as a tranquilizer in children. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration it is more potent than cocaine.”
 Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit, public benefit organization co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology and  Dr. Thomas Szasz. 

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