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Cops, soft porn, and psychiatry: The curious origin of Scientology's Snow White Program - 2019-03-19

F347.png Cops, soft porn, and psychiatry: The curious origin of Scientology's Snow White Program March 19, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

Chris Owen once again dives into Scientology history and comes up with new evidence and new perspectives…

L. Ron Hubbard's Snow White Program (often referred to as "Operation Snow White") has earned deserved infamy since it was exposed by the FBI in 1977. It involved a massive campaign of espionage, eavesdropping and theft against US and Canadian federal and state governments, law enforcement agencies and many other organisations. At least 18 countries were targeted. It had disastrous consequences for Scientology, leading to the jailing of Hubbard's wife Mary Sue, his own naming as an "unindicted co-conspirator" and the Church of Scientology itself being convicted for crimes in Canada. But what prompted Hubbard to take such a drastic step as to start systematically targeting governments worldwide?

That's a key question that I've been tackling in my current project — a new book exploring Scientology's relationship with its adversaries around the world from 1950 to the present day. Recent releases of documents in government archives, many of which have never been reported on previously, have enabled such questions to be explored in greater depth than ever before. Those archives reveal that the Snow White Program had its roots in the unlikely surrounds of the southern English market town of Guildford, following a crucial event that happened there exactly 51 years ago today.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Cops, soft porn, and psychiatry: The curious origin of Scientology's Snow White Program | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/03/19/cops-soft-porn-and-psychiatry-the-curious-origin-of-scientologys-snow-white-program/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = March 19, 2019 | accessdate = March 19, 2019 }}