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Just Imagine! Cooperation?
By Devarsi Muni dasa 

Though some CHAKRA readers may question the value of visiting VNN, I would like to report something that occurred recently in the "Forums" section of VNN that could have great value.  
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© CHAKRA 9-August-2000

VNN's "Death of COM" not fooling me
By Balarama Dasa

Recently, an article entitled 'the death of com' appeared on VNN. I have this to say about that article, and 70% of everything else I read on VNN:  
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© CHAKRA 11-April-2000

Too much VNN - not enough seva
By Jagannatha das

Be advised that my stance on the Poison Lies has not, and could never bring me anything but a very hard time. I have come forward ONLY to help disperse this nasty tempest (of Nityananda’s making) and not see my name (or any bastardization of it) up in lights on either VNN or Chakra. Frankly, I am already quite well known in my field and have honestly earned quite a lot of fuss from my twenty secular books on rock music. I don’t want to be a Krishna celebrity in any sphere thank you. What I want is the truth and that is exactly what I have given to everyone involved.
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© CHAKRA 18-Sep-1999

Anuttama Claims VNN Statement Bizarre
by Vipramukhya Swami

CHAKRA (Bhaktivedanta Manor, UK) -
May 19, 1999: Anuttama dasa has issued a statement in which he calls a recent post on VNN bizarre.

According to Anuttama, "I don't know if we are supposed to respond to every bizarre claim made by every keyboard in the universe."

Anuttama says there is a child protection office in place (CPO) that assists ISKCON kids that need help. "The CPO has ceiling of $2,000 available for counseling and other needs." He says that hopefully, the recent money pledged will raise that ceiling.
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CHAKRA 25-May-99

from a letter to CHAKRA by Bir Krishna das Goswami

It seems that VNN is falsely publishing some statement that the NA GBC has censured members of the GHQ conference. The NA GBC has not censured anyone. Our only statement was the one you already published that abhorred some of the comments on the conference that were derogatory towards women. No one was specifically pointed out. There are many innocent members of that conference who have no fault. So please clear this up. I am not able to sign onto the web right now as I am travelling, so if you could check out VNN to see what nonsense they published and deal with it, I would be most grateful.

I hope this meets you in good health.

Your servant,

Bir Krishna das Goswami

"Statement by the North American GBC," Nov 24, 1998)

© CHAKRA 28-Nov-98

Bhakti Caru Swami Addresses Controversy Raised by VNN
CHAKRA staff

CHAKRA (Bhaktivedanta Manor, England) - 18 June 2001: His Holiness Bhakti Caru Swami has submitted the following for printing on CHAKRA after being ignored by the VNN web site. It is in response to an article previously posted on VNN in which a man named Mr. Kay Maharaj complained that he had been cheated by the "Abhaya Charan" administrative office and some "Hare Krishna Devotees."

© CHAKRA 18-June-2001

The Straw that Broke The Back of my Opinion of CHAKRA
By Vraja Kishor das

"Is VNN Finally Offline," an article written and rushed to publication by Pujyapad Vipramukhya Swami, was the straw that broke the back of my opinion of oldchakra.com.
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Is VNN Finally Offline?
By Vipramukhya Swami

CHAKRA (Freeport, L.I., N.Y.) - Today CHAKRA readers reported that the anti-ISKCON, pro-Gaudia Math Web Site, VNN, was down. Users visiting the site receive the following message:

This account has been disabled..
To have the account restored, contact Customer Service.

It appears that VNN is offline. 
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© CHAKRA 10-June-2000

The Real Truth - Gour Govinda Swami and Narayana Maharaja
By Sadhika devi dasi

On April 12, 2000, VNN published an article by Jagadish Pandit das called "ISKCON and Non-ISKCON" in which numerous false allegations were made against Hi Holiness Gour Govinda Swami. We have audio and video recordings of numerous lectures delivered by him that clearly indicate that ISKCON devotees must remain faithful to the Institution created by His Divine Grace Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Srila Prabhupada.
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© CHAKRA 4-June-2000

Torchlight Rebuttal
By Advatiachandra das

Some of you may have recently read an editorial on the VNN website, submitted by Hrishikeshananda prabhu, in which a number of allegations were made against Torchlight Publishing and myself. Regrettably, VNN made no attempt to investigate the veracity of these allegations before making them public. 
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© CHAKRA 12-May-2000

COM Attacks on VNN
By Bhagavat Dharma das

Dear VNN staff

Respects to you and your spiritual masters.

Please be aware that this person 'Kurma Rupa dasa' who is attacking COM through your pages is speaking nonsense, and to carry on reporting his attention-seeking rumors is only discrediting your page. There has been no mass exodus from COM. There are currently 2780 active members of the system.
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© CHAKRA 22-April-2000

Comment on VNN's "Killed by Friendly Fire"
By Radhikarani devi dasi

With regards to the Mahamantra issue in general and the VNN editorial story in particular, I wish to humbly put forward several points and what I perceive as solutions. This is not a personal attack on anyone and neither is it my intention to get embroiled in this sorry state of affairs. Suffice to say, and what most would fail to recognize is that in this "war," the wife of Mahamantra is not the only victim. There are other causalities as a result of the snowballing effect.
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© CHAKRA 14-April-2000

Establishing The Facts
By the Bhaktivedanta Manor Temple Council

This is an attempt to correct some of the information included in an article published by “Satyam das” on VNN dated 31st January. It is not intended to provoke any further articles or arguments on the issue, and it therefore contains no opinions or speculations, but just substantiated facts.
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© CHAKRA 14-Feb-2000

VNN story of curtailment of free speech false
By Devarsi Muni dasa

CHAKRA (Crescent City, CA USA) - August 18, 1999: Your story on email taxes ("Curtailment of Free Speech" USA, June 13 (VNN)) is a complete hoax. Please read the following article, which appeared in the 4/21/99 London Free Press. The details of the scam exactly mirror the details you listed, with American political and legal titles replacing the European.

To emphasize my warning, there IS NO "Bill-602P"(602P is not even a valid bill number); no "Berger, Stepp and Gorman " attorneys listed in Vienna, VA; and no congressman Tony Schnell, Republican OR Democrat, House OR Senate, anywhere in the United States. You should really be more careful when posting a story. It took me less than 20 minutes to verify that this was a hoax. I must say that this does not engender my trust in the credibility of other news stories which appear on your web site.
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© CHAKRA 18-Aug-99


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