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Secret Government Operated Torture Site Exposed in Chicago

In Human Rights, No Time For Slaves on March 2, 2015 at 11:36 pm

‘Gestapo’ tactics at US police ‘black site’ ring alarm from Chicago to Washington

Photo credit: Joe Biggs
Photo credit: Joe Biggs/Infowars.com

On February 19 the London Guardian began a series of reports on a CIA-style “black site” where victims have alleged extrajudicial detention, torture and killing of U.S. citizens.

Click here to follow this developing series

Homan Square - The Guardian 2015-03-02 17-15-16

This man circled around a reporter and photographer for the Guardian twice while waiting for a local politician. Photograph: Chandler West for the Guardian

Why is the American mainstream media not reporting on this vitally important story?

Joe Biggs, reporter for Infowars.com flew to Chicago to report on what is going on



Infowars reporter Joe Biggs covers how he was harassed by undercover police and kicked off of a public sidewalk outside of a secret black site in Chicago, where police have illegally detained, beaten, and even killed citizens.



Biggs is still in Chicago filing reports.  You can follow him on Twitter here.

RELATED CONTENT:



http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/feb/19/chicago-police-military-interrogation-guantanamo

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/18/american-police-brutality-chicago-guantanamo

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/26/police-black-site-chicago-washington-politicians-human-rights

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/19/chicago-police-richard-zuley-abuse-innocent-man

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Monique Rathbun vs David Miscavige and Scientology

In Activism, Human Rights, No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War, Scientology on September 17, 2013 at 9:03 pm

On 12 September 2013 a temporary injunction hearing of Monique Rathbun’s harassment lawsuit against David Miscavige and the Church of Scientology was held in Comal County’s 433rd District Court with the honorable Judge Dib Waldrip presiding.

Comal County, TX 12 September 2013

 

View my photo slideshow here

Scientology Inc. brought 15 lawyers to wage war on Monique and you can see some of them huddling here

Comal County, TX 12 September 2013

Here are the opening statements from Day 1:

Ray Jeffrey is representing Monique Rathbun. This is his bio on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ray-jeffrey/25/965/663

Lamont A Jefferson is representing David Miscavige and the Religious Technology Center (RTC). Here is his bio on Linkedin http://www.linkedin.com/pub/lamont-a-jefferson/6/1a/972

Les Striebel III is representing the Church of Scientology International (CSI). Here is his bio http://www.lawdcm.com/attorneys/LesStrieber.html

13 September

 

Day 2 was a different hearing in which Scientology Inc is trying to get Monique’s lawyers removed from her case. You can view the opening statements of that hearing here

 

The next court appearance is scheduled for 18 October.

RELATED CONTENT:

http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/12/live-from-texas-the-monique-rathbun-vs-scientology-temporary-injunction-hearing/

http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/with-scientology-leader-as-a-defendant-church-legal-team-shows-up-in-force/2141406

http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/12/monique-rathbuns-testimony-day-one-finishes-in-her-temporary-injunction-hearing/#more-10042

http://www.mysanantonio.com/default/photo/Monique-Rathbun-talks-to-a-supporter-while-5177870.php

http://txcitizen.com/Article/176/head-of-scientology-disputes-cc-courts-jurisd

http://txcitizen.com/Article/179/ex-scientology-official-files-affidavit-in-wi

RELATED DOCUMENTS:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164581796/Monique-Rathbun-v-Scientology-Miscavige-Special-Appearance

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582260/Monique-Rathbun-v-Scientology-Declaration-of-David-Miscavige

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582365/Monique-Rathbun-v-Scientology-RTC-Special-Appearance

http://www.scribd.com/doc/164582569/Monique-v-Scientology-Warren-McShane-Declaration

http://www.scribd.com/doc/165676942/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-First-Amended-Complaint

http://www.scribd.com/doc/166926197/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-CSI-Motion-to-Disqualify

http://www.scribd.com/doc/166926773/Monique-Rathbun-vs-Scientology-CSI-Motion-to-Disqualify-Exhibits

Scientology Wikipedia and Human Trafficking in the Sea Organization

In Activism, Human Rights, Mind Control, No Time For Slaves on April 15, 2013 at 1:00 am

Scientology Wikipedia and Human Trafficking in the Sea Organization from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

Scientology operatives have tried and failed to have this Wikipedia entry removed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hole_%28Scientology%29

This article shines a spotlight on the human trafficking crimes that go on at David Miscavige's compound, known to Scientologists as International Headquarters or Int Base. The article has had over 186,000 views in the last 90 days and has earned high ratings from the Wikipedia community:

http://stats.grok.se/en/latest90/The_Hole_%28Scientology%29

Scientology operatives are demanding that “…the topic of human trafficking be discussed and that perhaps the classification may not be justified strongly enough to include Scientology's "Hole" in that classification…”

You can investigate all of this for yourself at these following links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Hole_%28Scientology%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:Did_you_know_nominations/T…

Scientology made worldwide headlines in 2009 by being banned from making Wikipedia edits after a long arbitration process with Wikipedia. You can learn more about that here:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/may/29/wikipedia-scien…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_Scientology_editing_on_Wi…

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_arbitration/…

Wikipedia: Scientology Sea Organization Prison "The Hole"

No Actions Are Small

In Activism, Human Rights, No Time For Slaves on March 18, 2013 at 4:18 pm

No Actions Are Small from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

As you look around your world, you can see that a lot of things are not right. Mankind is surviving, but mankind could also reach higher levels of survival.

Higher levels of enlightenment.

Higher levels of self-determinism and free will.

We've got some work to do.

Whatever issue you're passionate about, whatever it is you want to fix in the world, You CAN do something about it.

Start today. Start a blog. WordPress and Tumlr are simple, easy and cost nothing.

Start a YouTube channel. Your computer has an embedded camera and that's all you need. It doesn't need to be a Hollywood production. YouTube is not Hollywood.

You own a camera. Take pictures.

Your point of view is important.

Be it a million people or ten, each of us has a sphere of influence.

You know ten people who know ten people. That's how word spreads.

Don't let anyone make you feel small or insignificant.

I'm talking about changing people's minds.

I'm talking about a battle of ideas. I'm talking about fighting for your principles.

And one cannot change people's minds through the use of force.

One changes people's minds with effective communication.

You are not alone.

Fighting is not the answer. Love is the answer.

Act Now.

http://MichaelBennitt.wordpress.com

http://YouTube.com/MichaelBennitt

http://vimeo.com/MikeBennitt

http://youtu.be/VllyEfXXh88

Why I Say Fuck the NDAA

In Human Rights, No Time For Slaves, Religion, Politics and War on October 25, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Stop Human Trafficking In California

In Human Rights, Mind Control, No Time For Slaves on October 13, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Human Trafficking is more prevasive in our society than most people realize, or want to know.

I know victims of human trafficking. I’m doing something about it. Prop 35 will update the laws in California and set a new standard for the rest of the United States.




Please join me in supporting the CASE Act on Election Day this November:

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Every one of these victims are real people. They have or had parents, grandparents, siblings. They had dreams and aspirations of thier own.

They loved and were loved.

Mind Control is very real. It is insidious. It happens incrementally. When these people are in a condition of confusion in their lives, they are preyed upon. The predators know what they are doing. If this doesn’t seem very real to you right now, I can understand.

It wasn’t very real to me until I personally witnessed it happen to a loved one.



And I know the predators who preyed on that intelligent and talented young woman at a time of personal distress in her life. As I live and breathe those pimps will be exposed individually and organizationally for what they actually are and brought to justice for their actions.

Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to do something about it. Help us now.




VoteYesOn35.com

RELATED CONTENT:

https://michaelbennitt.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/understanding-mind-control/

http://www.caseact.org/

http://youtu.be/CmR6Yk7ufqg

http://youtu.be/ihrQ4IV94QM

Human Trafficking Hotline Responds to 60,000 Calls Since 2007

In Human Rights, Mind Control, No Time For Slaves on October 2, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Polaris Project is Doing Something About Human Trafficking



In the e-newsletter dated September 28, the Polaris Project reports it has recently responded to the 60,000 call to its Human Trafficking Hotline.

Polaris Project has responded to 60,000 calls on its Human Trafficking Hotline since 2007

Now that is taking responsibility for a global problem and doing something about it!

Thank you to everyone at Polaris Project for your tireless and relentless work to bring an end to Human Trafficking.

If you too are impressed and want to help, you can do so at their website

PolarisProject.org

Human Trafficking in the United States Today

In Human Rights, No Time For Slaves, Quotes, Scientology on September 3, 2012 at 2:21 am

Human Trafficking in the Unites States Today from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. – Thomas Jefferson

There are more slaves in the world today than there were in 1863 when Lincoln made his Emancipation Proclamation. Yet, the U.S. Senate is not debating how to solve the problem. The U.S. House of Representatives have not convened any committees to hold hearings and conduct their own investigation. Our President will not order his Attorney General to investigate and bring any guilty parties to justice.

Fortunately, there are several non-governmental organizations doing something about it.

The Polaris Project has done a fine job of increasing awareness about human trafficking and they operate a National phone hotline that victims can call for help, or concerned citizens can call to get information or help with a potential case.

Another excellent organization is California Against Slavery. They have been helping to spearhead the passage of Proposition 35, which if passed will increase the penalties for human trafficking and slavery in California.

Recognizing the Signs of Human Trafficking

The Polaris Project has posted these warning signs on one of their pages and I would like to share them here:

Common Work and Living Conditions: The Individual(s) in Question

  • Is not free to leave or come and go as he/she wishes
  • Is under 18 and is providing commercial sex acts
  • Is in the commercial sex industry and has a pimp / manager
  • Is unpaid, paid very little, or paid only through tips
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off
  • Was recruited through false promises concerning the nature and conditions of his/her work
  • High security measures exist in the work and/or living locations (e.g. opaque windows, boarded up windows, bars on windows, barbed wire, security cameras, etc.)


Poor Mental Health or Abnormal Behavior

  • Is fearful, anxious, depressed, submissive, tense, or nervous/paranoid
  • Exhibits unusually fearful or anxious behavior after bringing up law enforcement
  • Avoids eye contact


Poor Physical Health

  • Lacks health care
  • Appears malnourished
  • Shows signs of physical and/or sexual abuse, physical restraint, confinement, or torture

Lack of Control

  • Has few or no personal possessions
  • Is not in control of his/her own money, no financial records, or bank account
  • Is not in control of his/her own identification documents (ID or passport)
  • Is not allowed or able to speak for themselves (a third party may insist on being present and/or translating)

Other

  • Claims of just visiting and inability to clarify where he/she is staying/address
  • Lack of knowledge of whereabouts and/or do not know what city he/she is in
  • Loss of sense of time
  • Has numerous inconsistencies in his/her story

To request more information or to make a report click here

(Source: Polaris Project)

If you see something that doesn’t look right, take action. Each of those individuals who are being trafficked have parents, friends, people who love them. Each of us has some responsibility for each other and Mankind as a whole. Some day your child or loved one may be in a situation where another brave individual will make a difference in their life.

I personally have witnessed these warning signs on multiple occasions during my life. At times I acted; one time I did not act fast enough.

Lack of Control

Scientology Sea Organization member are required to relinquish their passports to their Sea Org masters.

  1. Why are Scientology Sea Organization members required to relinquish their passports to the Sea Organization?
  2. What happens to someone in the Sea Org who refuses to relinquish their passport?

In the United States its pretty easy for an IRS approved, Government sanctioned religion to hide behind that religious shield and claim infringement of their First Ammendment rights. Does Freedom of Religion mean freedom to violate the Human Rights of another and engage in human trafficking?

Not in my book.

A philosophy that was founded with a declared purpose of increasing the Self-Determinism of the individual has spawned a priesthood that “dauntlessly and defiantly” hails itself as a defender of human rights while simultaneously demanding the forfeiture of Self-Determinism on an incremental basis of it’s members. After three years of institutional Thought Reform, these members are reduced to blind obedience.

Now I’m gonna do something about it.

I have sworn on the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. – Jefferson

UPDATE:

The Polaris Project hotline is 1-888-3737-888. You can call for help or info 24/7.

The hotline recently responded to its 60,000th call.

“That’s 60,000 calls in under 5 years, and 10,000 calls in the past 180 days. Our hotline, 1-888-373-7888, connects survivors of human trafficking and their allies with more than 3,000 service providers around the nation.”


(Source: Polaris Project e-newsletter Friday, September 28th, 2012)

RELATED CONTENT:

http://www.polarisproject.org/

http://blog.californiaagainstslavery.org/

http://www.polarisproject.org/human-trafficking/recognizing-the-signs

Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization vs Debbie Cook

In Human Rights, Mind Control, Scientology on July 23, 2012 at 5:47 am

Scientology vs Debbie Cook from Mike Bennitt on Vimeo.

On February 9, 2012 a pretrial hearing was held in San Antonio, Texas in the case of Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization vs Debbie Cook. I traveled to San Antonio to observe for myself first hand what was going to happen, as I had personally known Debbie for many years to be the Chief Executive of Scientology’s “Mecca of technical perfection” in Clearwater, FL and was one of the recipients of her New Year’s Eve e-mail that prompted this lawsuit by her former employer, a religious organization I had been a part of for over 15 years.

Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization vs Debbie Cook

Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization vs Debbie Cook

San Antonio Courthouse

My plan was to arrive at the courthouse very early so I could observe everything, including who was coming and going. I arrived at 7AM.

After the hearing was assigned to a judge, we all quickly moved to her courtroom. There were many members of the media there, and the courtroom was almost full. Judge Tanner decided to allow one video camera for the media pool, but on the second day she allowed all of them.

The only witness called to give testimony on the first day was Debbie, and she spent hours revealing details of her career in the Sea Organization, including the time she was incarcerated against her will at the International Management facility near Hemet, CA and at the facility she had once presided over in Clearwater, FL. The courtroom was shocked and outraged at what she reported under oath, to say the least.

Debbie was questioned extensively by her attorney Ray Jeffrey about David Miscavige. When Mr. Jeffrey told Debbie during his cross examination that he was going to ask her about “The Hole”, I felt a sense of shock and reached for my camera to get what video I could of what she was about to say.

Debbie’s testimony lasted all of Thursday and on Friday morning before Mr. Jeffrey could resume cross examination the Scientology attorneys informed Judge Tanner that they were withdrawing their motion which effectively ended the hearing.

Ultimately, the lawsuit was settled before the trial began.

Debbie’s website is gone, and I recently saw a photo blog that her husband Wayne began posting to. It appears that Debbie and Wayne are relocating to the Caribbean.

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The reason I waited this long to write this post is because I intended to travel back to San Antonio and stay for the duration of the trial, so that I could observe the entire thing first hand. I needed to see and hear all of this for myself. I needed to confront what was actually going on in Scientology and the Sea Organization. I was willing to live with the fairy tale for too long, and because I was not willing to look for myself I contributed to something that was not saving Mankind, but harmful to many people of good will.

Here are some of the photos and video I shot to document what I observed:

San Antonio Courthouse

News reporters inside San Antonio Courthouse

Documentary filmmakers San Antonio Courthouse

Cross examination of Debbie Cook



RELATED CONTENT:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/scientology/ex-clearwater-scientology-officer-debbie-cook-testifies-she-was-put-in-the/1214690

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/national_world&id=8545654

http://publicintelligence.info/scientology-headquarters-gold-baseint-base/

SOURCE DOCUMENTS:

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https://michaelbennitt.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/fso_vs_debbiecook.pdf

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet

In Economics, Human Rights, No Time For Slaves, Wealth For All on January 18, 2012 at 9:35 pm

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Tell Congress not to censor the internet NOW! – fightforthefuture.org/pipa

PROTECT-IP is a bill that has been introduced in the Senate and the House and is moving quickly through Congress. It gives the government and corporations the ability to censor the net, in the name of protecting “creativity”. The law would let the government or corporations censor entire sites– they just have to convince a judge that the site is “dedicated to copyright infringement.”

The government has already wrongly shut down sites without any recourse to the site owner. Under this bill, sharing a video with anything copyrighted in it, or what sites like Youtube and Twitter do, would be considered illegal behavior according to this bill.

According to the Congressional Budget Office, this bill would cost us $47 million tax dollars a year — that’s for a fix that won’t work, disrupts the internet, stifles innovation, shuts out diverse voices, and censors the internet. This bill is bad for creativity and does not protect your rights.

Click here to view my stop SOPA / PIPA playlist

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