Saturday, April 29, 2006


A new study by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) surveyed 67,000 households and found that 1,6 million American teenagers and young adults have misused stimulants including Ritalin during a 12-month period, and that 75,000 "showed signs of addiction."

Freedom has exposed psychiatric drugging for more than 3 decades. Find out more, at

Another good resource for information on drugs is the Church of Scientology International Drug Information web site.

Friday, April 28, 2006


Controversy exploded in the United States last week, when leading newspapers including the New York Times and Washington Post revealed intimate financial ties between psychiatry’s leading “authorities” who determine what constitutes a mental disorder, and the pharmaceutical industry.

Based on a study, conducted by researchers of the University of Massachusetts, the New York Times reported that more than 50% of psychiatric “experts” who worked on the 1994 edition of psychiatry’s bible, the “Diagnostic & Statistical Manual,” or DSM, have received funding from drugmakers. A staggering100% of the members on the Schizophrenia and Mood Disorder panels were found to be having financial ties with the drug industry. Funding of DSM “experts” included gifts, grants, honoraria, equity holdings in a drug company, paid advisory board membership and many others.

The DSM contains a listing of so-called mental disorders which are voted for inclusion at annual American Psychiatric Association meetings. The voting process for mental disorders does not include scientific research or examination. The recommended treatments in the DSM include in all cases psychotropic drugs. Close to half a million American mental health workers use the DSM to “diagnose” disorders in their patients, leading to a growing epidemic of drug use. According to the New York Times, “Antidepressants were the 4th and leading class of drugs in 2004 with annual global sales totally [U.S.] $20.3 billion.”

“The very vocabulary of psychiatry is now defined at all levels by the pharmaceutical industry,” Dr. Irwin Savodnik, assistant clinical professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, told the Chicago Tribune. According to his calculations, the original 1952 DSM contained 107 mental disorders. By the fourth edition, that number had more than tripled to 365.

For more than 3 decades, Freedom has exposed psychiatric drugging and abuse of millions. For more information, go to

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Protecting and Preserving Human Rights

Freedom investigates and exposes the crimes, abuses and malfeasance of those who would see man's freedoms and rights extinguished and lost in the ensuing darkness. Freedom does this in the face of powerful vested interests, of governments who have become the enemy of their own people. Because of Freedom's relentless work in the field of human rights, laws have been passed, people have been saved and freedoms protected.

Freedom Magazine's website exists to allow you to help to uphold and protect human rights and freedoms. Your contribution of observations, data, information, evidence and insight, can sustain and drive investigations that can lead to the success of the crusade.

We hope you will avail yourself of this opportunity to help and in doing so you are protecting the future for all of us.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Honesty, Integrity

The qualities you look for in people--the qualities you look for in a magazine. Subscribe to Freedom Magazine today. 6 issues for $ 22.50. Visit the Freedom website at

Monday, April 24, 2006

International Editions of Freedom

Freedom magazine has 17 international editions, including Germany, France, Denmark, Russia, Holland, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Australia, Canada, and many others. Copies can be requested from

Friday, April 21, 2006

Once upon a time in FREEDOM Magazine

You can browse through past editions and features from Freedom. Freedom’s staff makes these classic issues available to you for research, reference, personal reading... and to present the scope of Freedom’s 30 years of investigative journalism.

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Thursday, April 20, 2006

Saving Children from the Ravages of Drugs

Each year, more than 3 million young people ages 10 to 14 try illegal drugs. This is a crisis which threatens the very fabric of our nation. For more than a decade one man has dedicated himself to saving children's lives by providing them with what he calls "little pieces of truth" about the dangers of illegal substances. Through his program, he has reached millions of children around the world and this is his story.

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Freedom Investigations

FREEDOM Magazine is conducting investigations into psychiatric fraud, the drugging of children and violations of religious and human rights.

If you have information you feel relevant, please contact Freedom. All information and the identities of those coming forward will be kept strictly confidential.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Since it was founded in 1968, Freedom Magazine has become widely recognized as one of the foremost voices for social reform and human rights.

Originating in the United Kingdom as a newspaper broadsheet, Freedom's flagship edition is now published in the United States by the Church of Scientology International. By 1998, localized editions were being published in fourteen countries and nine languages.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Educational Activities Reach Millions

The Foundation for Human Rights and Tolerance, often working in partnership with the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International, has organized human rights events to promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to millions in the United States and abroad. These events are regularly featured in Freedom Magazine. See the latest issue on

Saturday, April 15, 2006

A Life of Courage and Commitment

Leading the battle to eradicate human trafficking is U.S. Representative Diane Watson (D-CA), ranking member of the House Committee on Government Reform’s Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness.

Read her story on Freedom is published by the Church of Scientology since 1969.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Childbirth Experts Advocate Gentle, Quiet Births

"Silent birth" has become an important issue again. In this drugged society where any discomfort is instantly "handled" with drugs, it's vital to know that there are other and much better methods to deal with pains, discomforts and emotional experiences.

For more than 3 decades Freedom has exposed the rampant drugging of entire populations, while giving solutions and alternatives to deal with the problems of life.

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Freedom has covered controversial issues for more than 3 decades, and has never backed away from exposing the truth. Back-issues and articles from previous Freedom publications can be found on

True Islamic Teachings vs. Psycho-Terror Fiction

By definition, Islam means “submission” (to the will of God). The religion’s followers have, for many centuries, made immeasurable contributions to thought, culture, science and art throughout the world—a rich and positive heritage mocked today by terror instigators who claim to act in its name.

Islamic leaders are setting the record straight. Read the full article on Freedom Magazine is published by the Church of Scientology.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

North America's Crime of the Century?

Up to 50,000 innocent children may have died or disappeared in Quebec’s psychiatric institutions.

Read Freedom's award-winning special report at Freedom magazine is published by the Church of Scientology since 1969 and is well-known for its unbiased investigative reporting.

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Drugging of Children

Since 1969, Freedom Magazine, a publication issued by the Church of psychiatric drugging of entire populations. Today, more than 17 million children worldwide are being given psychotropic drugs, leading to scores of suicides, heart attacks, strokes and other gruesome side effects.

Instead of improving education and promoting healthy diets for children, the "solution" has become to give them mind-altering drugs which, in many cases, are not even approved for young people under 18. The only beneficiaries in this epidemic are psychiatrists and their backers, the pharmaceutical industry. Their profits range in the billions while their deadly drugs are claiming lives on an almost daily basis.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Psychiatric Slavery vs. Individual Liberty

While activists combat the issue on the plane of patients' rights, a paperback by America's preeminent voice on psychiatric oppression tackles involuntary commitment on another, more fundamental level: slavery.

Read Freedom Magazine's review on Freedom Magazine is published by the Church of Scientology, and is famed for its unbiased investigative reporting for the public interest.

Friday, April 07, 2006

Worldwide Criminal Rehab Program Now Reaches 30 Countries

Drugs are a serious social problem reaching all levels of society and all nations. Freedom Magazine has had several features over the years on drugs and such as this one in the Canadian edition of the magazine

One statistic that keeps coming up in the news is the relationship between drugs and crime, including this article from New Zealand that points out a rise of 28.8% in crimes involving co-called "new drugs."

There is a very effective program called Criminon that addresses the tie-in between drugs and crime.

Here's one thing I found about this program:
Criminon (which means “no crime”) is an international non-profit public benefit corporation dedicated to addressing the causes of criminality and through effective drug detoxification, education and common sense programs restore the criminal’s self-respect thus making them responsible for their actions so that they may become ethical and productive citizens.

Criminon's worldwide criminal rehabilitation program, based on the works of author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, continues to expand. Last year, this organization opened 23 new groups and implemented rehabilitation programs in seven new countries including Honduras, Guatemala, Ireland, New Zealand, Thailand, Venezuela and Pakistan. The Criminon program has now been adopted in more than 1950 prisons in 30 countries which makes this the largest criminal rehabilitation program in the world.

For more information about this program and how it has helped thousands of prisoners lead crime-free lives, visit or

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

The Terror Doctors

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"Behind rising levels of world terror and mayhem, mind manipulators are continuing to create agents of aggression."

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Freedom Magazine Introduction

Freedom Magazine, published by the Church of Scientology International in the United States, and its 20 affiliated editions of magazines and journals published by Scientology churches in 16 more countries, conducts investigative reporting in the public interest and brings answers to issues of vital interest to society.

Saturday, April 01, 2006

In December 2006 the new Museum of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights opened, and the following was a story that was published at that time:

"It is vital to this country's freedom and to the strength of the American family to derail the psychiatric mental health violations and abuse of children and adults. By following CCHR's lead, taking action and raising public awareness of this critical issue, we can stop the chemical infestation and return human rights and dignity to all people." With these words, Georgia State Senator Nancy Schaefer, accompanied by community leaders, government officials and representatives of Congress, inaugurated one of the most important museums today--wholly dedicated to the most invasive and widespread violations of human rights--the psychiatric industry of death. A Hollywood house of horror--but this time not for entertainment. This unique exhibit is, unfortunately, every bit as real as life itself. If you want to know the truth about psychiatry and the drugging of millions world over, visit the Museum of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), at Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles. For more information, see

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights is an international watchdog group, co-founded by the Church of Scientology and Dr. Thomas S. Szasz. Professor of Psychiatry Emeritus at the State University of New York, Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Scientologists' stand
on psychiatry comes from a deep concern about the brutality that is the hallmark of this practice.