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September 13, 2008
Global Raid

September’s raid followed the same format as August, where we raided somewhere else in the afternoon, and then raided at the Org in the evening.  In planning the afternoon raid, we built on our success raiding the White House, and actually filed for a separate permit for Lafayette Square.  Thus we were able to get the word out to the White House tourist crowd before having our full raid outside the Founding Org.  The theme was loosely defined as “School’s Out”, but in practice, very few actually followed that theme.  Nonetheless, though, lulz were had by all.


As outfits go, Wutman definitely had the best outfit by far, at least as much as I was concerned.  I was very surprised to see him wearing a Schumin Web raglan tee from my Online Store.  Was I worried about being named at the raid?  Scientology has proven that they already know who I am, so no worries.

As outfits go, Wutman definitely had the best outfit by far, at least as much as I was concerned.  I was very surprised to see him wearing a Schumin Web raglan tee from my Online Store.  Was I worried about being named at the raid?  Scientology has proven that they already know who I am, so no worries.


This raid also marked the first raid for JB (center), Anyman (far right), and a few others.  Here, everyone's all smiles in Lafayette Square behind their Guy Fawkes masks.

This raid also marked the first raid for JB (center), Anyman (far right), and a few others.  Here, everyone’s all smiles in Lafayette Square behind their Guy Fawkes masks.


Later, Wutman gave an interview to some filmmakers that encountered us in Lafayette Square, with one of our Anon flags in the background, and of course, Schumin Web on his chest.

Later, Wutman gave an interview to some filmmakers that encountered us in Lafayette Square, with one of our Anon flags in the background, and of course, Schumin Web on his chest.


Enturb and Purple Hair Anon hold up their signs in our pre-raid meeting point at Dupont Circle.  This would be the last raid where we went through the formality of meeting off-site before the raid and then marched the two blocks from Dupont Circle to the Org to make our appearance.  Future raids would just meet up at the Org.

Enturb and Purple Hair Anon hold up their signs in our pre-raid meeting point at Dupont Circle.  This would be the last raid where we went through the formality of meeting off-site before the raid and then marched the two blocks from Dupont Circle to the Org to make our appearance.  Future raids would just meet up at the Org.


This time around, the sidewalk chalking took a school-like theme, as we wrote sentences saying, "I will not join the cult."

This time around, the sidewalk chalking took a school-like theme, as we wrote sentences saying, “I will not join the cult.”


Another Anon holds a Project Five sign.

Another Anon holds a Project Five sign.


While one Anon dressed as a thetan, another pretended to act scared by the thetan's presence.

While one Anon dressed as a thetan, another pretended to act scared by the thetan’s presence.


One Anon, covered from head to toe, encourages passers-by to do their own research regarding former Scientologist Lisa McPherson and Operation Snow White.


A coworker of mine happened to pass by our raid on the way back from a yoga class.  So we got a photo together.  How cool is that!

A coworker of mine happened to pass by our raid on the way back from a yoga class.  So we got a photo together.  How cool is that!


Tastee wears a "Swear Bear" shirt, showing a Care Bear cursing up a blue streak.

Tastee wears a “Swear Bear” shirt, showing a Care Bear cursing up a blue streak.


Say "cheese"!

Say “cheese”!


The back of this military-style uniform has "SAVE KATIE" written in tape on the back, referring to Katie Holmes, wife of actor and famed Scientologist Tom Cruise.

The back of this military-style uniform has “SAVE KATIE” written in tape on the back, referring to Katie Holmes, wife of actor and famed Scientologist Tom Cruise.


With a new twist on the lighted-eyes theme, this Anon dressed as a zombie, with a sign saying, "I joined Scientology for the BRAINS... but they DON'T HAVE ANY."  The shirt says "Billion year contract" on the front, and "Die-enetics: Get it... read it... brainwash it!" on the back.

With a new twist on the lighted-eyes theme, this Anon dressed as a zombie, with a sign saying, “I joined Scientology for the BRAINS… but they DON’T HAVE ANY.”  The shirt says “Billion year contract” on the front, and “Die-enetics: Get it… read it… brainwash it!” on the back.


More fun with glowsticks, courtesy of MisterTastee.


This raid also marked the first time we raided on the sidewalk directly in front of the Org, which became a regular place for us to enturbulate, perhaps even more so than the larger triangle across the street.  This raid also marked the first time we raided on the sidewalk directly in front of the Org, which became a regular place for us to enturbulate, perhaps even more so than the larger triangle across the street.

This raid also marked the first time we raided on the sidewalk directly in front of the Org, which became a regular place for us to enturbulate, perhaps even more so than the larger triangle across the street.


"If I can't see you, you can't see me!"

“If I can’t see you, you can’t see me!”


October 18, 2008
Zombie Apocalypse

For October, we continued having our raid at night, but didn’t have a daytime raid.  The raid this time took the theme of “zombie apocalypse” for Halloween.  Thus everyone dressed with an “undead” theme, with that I-just-rose-from-the-dead look, and lots of blood.  We also carved a pumpkin with a Guy Fawkes face, and had gelatin dessert that looked just like brains.  And to top it all off, we parodied Scientology’s “free stress test” recruitment tool with our “free brains test”, complete with homemade E-meter!

Unfortunately, however, due to a misunderstanding relating to our permit for this raid, we got shut down an hour early, and so instead of breaking it off at 9:00 as planned, we were ordered by police to disperse around 8:00.


Drawing the Guy Fawkes face on the pumpkin.

Drawing the Guy Fawkes face on the pumpkin.


With the face drawn, the carving could begin!

With the face drawn, the carving could begin!


Vendetta holds up the completed pumpkin for all to see.  Pretty good likeness, if you ask me!

Vendetta holds up the completed pumpkin for all to see.  Pretty good likeness, if you ask me!


With the theme being the undead, one common sight was fake blood, and Enturb had the blood concept down quite well.  Enturb is also holding the equipment for the "Free Brains Test", which parodied Scientology's "Free Stress Test" recruitment tool.

With the theme being the undead, one common sight was fake blood, and Enturb had the blood concept down quite well.  Enturb is also holding the equipment for the “Free Brains Test”, which parodied Scientology’s “Free Stress Test” recruitment tool.


One Anon gorily dismembered a Wish Bear stuffed toy.

One Anon gorily dismembered a Wish Bear stuffed toy.


This raid also saw the premiere of the David Miscavige mask, as well as poking fun of Miscavige's below-average height.  Miscavige is chairman of the Religious Technology Center, the company that controls Scientology's intellectual property, and is also officially described as the "worldwide ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion."

This raid also saw the premiere of the David Miscavige mask, as well as poking fun of Miscavige’s below-average height.  Miscavige is chairman of the Religious Technology Center, the company that controls Scientology’s intellectual property, and is also officially described as the “worldwide ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion.”


"R.I.P. Scientology" on a fake tombstone placed in a small garden directly in front of the entrance to the Founding Org.

“R.I.P. Scientology” on a fake tombstone placed in a small garden directly in front of the entrance to the Founding Org.


This sign points to where many of us stand in regards to Scientology.  We do not hate anyone, and in fact, would welcome any Scientologist who left the cult with open arms.  However, the organizations that comprise the Church of Scientology are hopelessly corrupt.

This sign points to where many of us stand in regards to Scientology.  We do not hate anyone, and in fact, would welcome any Scientologist who left the cult with open arms.  However, the organizations that comprise the Church of Scientology are hopelessly corrupt.


In keeping with the "undead" theme, Beret holds a sign saying, "Scientology kills people DED (sic)".

In keeping with the “undead” theme, Beret holds a sign saying, “Scientology kills people DED (sic)”.


With the 2008 presidential election coming up in just a few short weeks, Nomnom couldn't resist throwing in a Joe the Plumber reference.

With the 2008 presidential election coming up in just a few short weeks, Nomnom couldn’t resist throwing in a Joe the Plumber reference.


MaidofWin holds a sign for the cars that says, "HONK to save a brain from Scientology".  The wording was my idea.

MaidofWin holds a sign for the cars that says, “HONK to save a brain from Scientology”.  The wording was my idea.


A group stops to pose for a photo in the midst of handing out flyers.

A group stops to pose for a photo in the midst of handing out flyers.


Discussing one of the flyers.

Discussing one of the flyers.


"Free Brains Test" in action.  The "preclear" holds the cylinders on our faux E-meter, while the "auditor" asks questions of the preclear.  The photo at right illustrates the final step in the Free Brains Test, where he asks, "May I feel your brain?" and then feels the preclear's brain.  "Free Brains Test" in action.  The "preclear" holds the cylinders on our faux E-meter, while the "auditor" asks questions of the preclear.  The photo at right illustrates the final step in the Free Brains Test, where he asks, "May I feel your brain?" and then feels the preclear's brain.

“Free Brains Test” in action.  The “preclear” holds the cylinders on our faux E-meter, while the “auditor” asks questions of the preclear.  The photo at right illustrates the final step in the Free Brains Test, where he asks, “May I feel your brain?” and then feels the preclear’s brain.


Meanwhile, Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard was handing out press releases in an attempt to intimidate Anonymous.  Here, she is handing a press release to Boris Korczak.  Here is the full text of the press release.

Meanwhile, Scientology spokesmodel Sylvia Stanard was handing out press releases in an attempt to intimidate Anonymous.  Here, she is handing a press release to Boris Korczak.  Here is the full text of the press release.


AnonGurl sings a song about zombies “in your Org”.  The song highlights the concept that the Church of Scientology essentially turns their followers into brainwashed zombies.


A person takes a piece of the gelatin mold shaped to look like a brain.

A person takes a piece of the gelatin mold shaped to look like a brain.

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