Washington DC

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Mimicry

October 16, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Mimicry '.

Complexity

October 17, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Complexity '.

More on Mimicry

October 18, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'More on Mimicry '.

How to Create and Instruct a PE Course, Part I

October 18, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'How to Create and Instruct a PE Course, Part I '.

How to Create and Instruct a PE Course, Part II

October 18, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'How to Create and Instruct a PE Course, Part II '.

Mechanics

October 19, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Mechanics '.

Scale of Reality

October 22, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Scale of Reality '.

"CRA" Triangle

October 23, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, '"CRA" Triangle '.

Cut Comm Lines (In and Out)

October 24, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Cut Comm Lines (In and Out) '.

Games vs. No-Games

October 25, 1956: L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Games vs. No-Games '.

Washington DC in the News

Date Title Blurb Tags
February 18, 1976 Michael Meisner meets with the Gregory Willardson Michael Meisner meets with the Gregory Willardson in Dick Weigand's office. Meisner shows Willardson how he and Gerald Wolfe had gained access to locked offices in the IRS building in Washington, D.C., by using a shaped metal device. [Third week of Feb 1976; exact date unknown.] Washington DC
February 5, 1976 Mitchell Hermann sends a report to Dick Weigand Mitchell Hermann sends a report to Dick Weigand, stating that numerous documents withheld by the IRS pursuant to the FOIA were taken by the Scientology Information Bureau in Washington, D.C. He adds that documents regarding Scientology were taken from many IRS offices including the Audit Division, Intelligence Division, Office of International Operations, Exempt Organization, Individual Income Tax Division, Office of the Chief Counsel, Disclosure Division, Special Services Staff, as well as other offices. Washington DC
January 22, 1976 Mitchell Hermann writes a "mission report" to Mitchell Hermann writes a "mission report" to Michael Taylor, the U.S. Secretary for, B-1 World-Wide, regarding Don Alverzo's three-day mission to the District of Columbia. Hermann says that on January 17, 1976, Alverzo had been sent to Washington, D.C. to acquire "additional and more recent 1361 tgt 10 data." He adds that the "missionaire [Alverzo] was briefed by AG I DC [Meisner] and was accompanied by AG I DC and an FSM [Wolfe] on the mission." He further states that the mission was successful, and that "a pile of documents approximately 10" thick" had been seized. He says Alverzo instructed Meisner and Wolfe on "how to obtain future access" to these areas and concludes that as a result of that entry the remaining documents withheld under the FOIA were stolen from the IRS. Washington DC
January 19, 1976 Scientologist Don Alverzo leaves Washington Scientologist Don Alverzo leaves Washington, D.C. to return to Los Angeles, California, after having spent the previous night breaking into the IRS and stealing documents. Washington DC
January 18, 1976 On a Sunday evening On a Sunday evening, Scientologists Gerald Wolfe, Michael Meisner, and Don Alverzo, enter the main IRS building in Washington, D.C., between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Wolfe signs all three into the building using his IRS identification card. From the Stipulation of Evidence (note: the Hubbard mentioned here is an IRS employee): "They proceeded to the third floor area where Mr. Zuravin's file office and Mr. Hubbard's office were located some three to four doors apart. While the defendant Wolfe stood guard at the end of the hallway, Mr. Alverzo attempted to pick the lock on Mr. Hubbard's door, and Mr. Meisner worked on Mr. Zuravin's door. After having been unsuccessful in opening these doors for approximately one to one and one-half hours, Mr. Meisner, in exasperation, hit with his fist the top of Zuravin's door, forcing it to pop open. All three individuals entered and took, without permission, the remaining Scientology-related documents which had been withheld by the IRS in FOIA litigation. They then went to another floor where all three began to photocopy these documents using United States Government equipment and resources. After a while, the defendant Wolfe took over the photocopying, while Messrs. Meisner and Alverzo returned to the third floor in a further attempt to open Mr. Hubbard's office. Finally, Mr. Alverzo, using a piece of cardboard, was able to force that door open. Then, with the assistance of the defendant Wolfe, they reviewed all Scientology-related material in Mr. Hubbard's office, and took those documents which had not been previously stolen. They then photocopied the documents, using the same IRS photocopying equipment and material and returned all documents to their respective locations. At approximately 2:00 a.m., all three men left the IRS building with a one foot high stack of stolen copies of documents. Messrs. Meisner and Alverzo proceeded to the Information Bureau offices at 2125 S Street, N.W., where they placed the documents in a secure location." Washington DC
January 17, 1976 Don Alverzo arrives in Washington Don Alverzo arrives in Washington, D.C. and meets Michael Meisner at the Church of Scientology. Alverzo shows Meisner a copy of his "mission orders" and informs him that they are to go into the IRS building with Gerald Wolfe the following day to pick the locks on the doors of two offices that have been made into a high security area, locked at all times. Alverzo also shows Meisner the lock-picking equipment he had brought with him and shows Meisner how to use it. [Editor: Ooh! Breaking-and-entering hatting!] Washington DC
December 5, 1975 Guardian World Wide Jane Kember issues Guardian Guardian World Wide Jane Kember issues Guardian Program Order 158 (GPgmO 158) -- Early Warning System. Its purpose is to identify any potential lawsuit against, or subpoena for, "LRH [L. Ron Hubbard] or MSH [Mary Sue Hubbard] from a government agency or individual litigation or from any source whatever" (vital target 3) "before activation" (vital target 2) by planting of agents in dozens of different government offices. Specifically, Guardian Program Order 158 directed GO staff to place an agent into the US Attorney's Office in Washington, DC, place an agent in the IRS Office of International Operations, "6. Obtain their files on LRH/MSH and Scientology and monitor the line continuously of other actions against LRH/MSH. AG I DC", "7. Continue to monitor tightly the DEA DC, IRS DC and LA, the Coast Guard (soon to go to Immigration and Naturalization) DC. Get any present time data on LRH/MSH." Other operating targets under GPgmO 158 include moving existing agents in the District Attorney's Office in Los Angeles and the Attorney General's Office of California "into position to obtain advance warning" (Target 8); "[g]et Intell coming from Paulette Cooper, Robert Kaufman, Bernie Green, and John Sefferrn to obtain intelligence data on intended attack. AG I New York" (Target 14); "[p]lace a separate agent into the IRS Office of International Organizations (OIO) (as this office has a case preparation or investigative action going on LRH personally for income tax evasion or something similar)." and "[p]lace a very secure agent into the AMA Chicago headquarters in the best position possible to obtain data on their intended actions towards us" (Target 16). Jane Kember, Washington DC
October 30, 1974 Michael Meisner meets Don Alverzo at the Michael Meisner meets Don Alverzo at the Guardian's Office in Washington DC. Also present at this meeting are Mitchell Hermann and Bruce Ullman (later to be Snow White defendants) who holds the position of Information Branch II Director in the District of Columbia. Alverzo shows Meisner the bugging device which he has brought with him from Los Angeles. One of the items Alverzo has is a multiple electric outlet containing a transmitting device. In the late afternoon, Meisner and Mitchell Hermann enter the main IRS building located at 1111 Constitution Avenue, northwest, for the purpose of locating the conference room of the Chief Counsel's office where the meeting was to be held on November 1, 1974 . Washington DC
September 3, 1962 World Clearing and You L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'World Clearing and You'. Clearing Success Congress, lectures, Washington DC
September 3, 1962 Your Scientology Orgs and What They Do for You L. Ron Hubbard gives a lecture, 'Your Scientology Orgs and What They Do for You'. Clearing Success Congress, lectures, Washington DC