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BANGLADESHI CANADIAN YOUTH AWARDED AT UNITED NATIONS

LOCATIONTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Toronto’s Abeir Liton, high school student and first-generation Canadian, awarded for his human rights advocacy When most other men his age are hard put to name even three of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Abeir Liton, 17, not only has them down cold, he’s determined to m

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE CELEBRATES DIVERSITY

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIATHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Dozens of faiths and beliefs joined forces in a Peace Day celebration at the Church of Scientology of Melbourne.

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PSYCHIATRIC WATCHDOG CLAIMS CHILDREN ARE DRUGGED FOR PROFIT

TAMPA, FLORIDATHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Citizens Commission on Human Rights protest Florida Psychiatric Society annual meeting. Psychiatrist who prescribe drugs can earn 4X more than those who don’t. ADHD drugs rake in billions every year.

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SPREADING THE WAY TO HAPPINESS TO THE PEOPLE OF HONDURAS

LA CEIBA, HONDURASTHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

Retired army veteran Jason Martin recently visited La Ceiba, Honduras, where he distributed copies of The Way to Happiness to those in need. Retired army veteran Jason Martin traveled from Nashville, Tennessee, to Honduras to complete construction of a house for missionaries, doctors and advisers.

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UNITED FOR HUMAN RIGHTS HONORED WITH HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIATHURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016

United for Human Rights Florida is awarded Colombia’s José Hilario López Award for Human Rights for their stellar advocacy.

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DRUG-FREE WORLD URGES INTERVENTION IN OHIO’S HEROIN CRISIS

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

With seven overdose deaths in Cleveland in a single day this weekend, the Foundation for a Drug-Free World says “Now is the time to act if you suspect a family member or friend is using heroin.

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FIVE REASONS TO GET INVOLVED IN DRUG EDUCATION

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIAWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Five recent letters from teachers, school resource officers and community leaders who use the Truth About Drugs materials illustrate the impact—and urgency—of drug education.

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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE BRINGS TOGETHER DIVERSE FAITHS

CLEARWATER, FLORIDAWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

In the knowledge that communication fosters understanding, a coalition of many Tampa Bay area faith traditions celebrated International Peace Day with an interfaith program at the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization The Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Flori

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WARNING: WHAT YOUR FRIENDS TELL YOU ABOUT DRUGS MAY NOT BE TRUE

BRUSSELS, BELGIUMWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2016

Volunteers from Scientology Church in Brussels reach out to parents and kids with the truth about drugs. A team of volunteers from the Say No to Drugs association set up stands around the city to inform the general public of the dangers of drugs.

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HELPING KIDS START THE SCHOOL YEAR RIGHT

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Annual drive of Interfaith Ministries of Greater Queen Anne helps homeless kids get a great start to the new school year.

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REMEMBERING THE 1985 MEXICO EARTHQUAKE WITH DISASTER PREPAREDNESS

MEXICO CITY, MEXICOTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2016

Internationally renowned search and rescue team Los ​ Topos marks the anniversary of the 1985 Mexico earthquake with an evacuation drill at city center at the National Scientology Organization, part of the disaster preparedness exercises organized by the city government.

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FILM SAYS “DEALERS WON’T TELL YOU THE TRUTH ABOUT DRUGS”

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICAMONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2016

Whether they live in New York, Moscow or South Africa, kids often think they know about drugs. But after watching the Foundation for a Drug-Free World videos, they usually realize—they didn’t have a clue.

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L.A. INTERFAITH CLERGY COALITION HONORED AT WHITE HOUSE

WASHINGTON, D.C.WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

The Church of Scientology was among the religious and community organizations honored September 13 for their work to increase disaster preparedness in Los Angeles County.

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LEGENDARY MEXICAN SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM RESPONDS TO ITALY EARTHQUAKE

AMATRICE, ITALYWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Mexico’s famous Los Topos Aztecas search and rescue specialists were flown to Rome by the International Scientology Volunteer Ministers headquarters to assist Central Italy in the enormous task of locating survivors and the dead in the wake of the August 24 earthquake.

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SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTERS HONOR HEROES AT PATRIOTS’ DAY AWARD BANQUET

CLEARWATER, FLORIDAWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

Remembering September 11 by honoring those who serve. On September 11, 2001, America witnessed tremendous heroism in the face of incalculable loss. The day has since been designated as Patriots’ Day.

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FIRST CERTIFIED SCIENTOLOGY VOLUNTEER MINISTER OF BANGLADESH

DHAKA, BANGLADESHWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2016

In a country that ranks in the bottom 25th percentile internationally for the freedoms and opportunities most of us take for granted, a dedicated young man is bringing hope and help to the people of his city.

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EXHIBIT EXPOSES PAST AND PRESENT PSYCHIATRIC HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

SEATTLE, WASHINGTONTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2016

With child drugging on the rise and the FDA's failure to enforce their own regulations on clinical trials, a new exhibit opens amid controversy in Seattle. Concern is growing about the overmedication of children with psychiatric drugs.

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9/11 NEW YORK: THE HEROES AND THEIR LEGACY

NEW YORK, NEW YORKSUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

As we remember Ground Zero New York, let us also recall the heroism and the volunteer movement the disaster inspired. “Where were you when it happened?” That question was probably asked a million times today. Not only did 9/11 form an indelible memory for anyone alive in 2001.

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LIFE AFTER THE HEROIN OVERDOSE DEATH OF A SON

HILLIARD, OHIOFRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2016

It’s been a terrible week for Ohio with today’s international headlines — parents passed out from a heroin overdose in a car in East Liverpool with their 4-year-old son in the back seat.

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ABUSED BY POLICE, VICTIM TAKES ON REFORMING THE SYSTEM

KARENDA, PAPUA NEW GUINEAWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2016

Unlawfully detained and beaten by police, a New Guinea activist is reforming the system through human rights education. Augustine Brian was born in Papua New Guinea in the village of Karenda, a place steeped in superstition.

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