1) This UK group, which has led the way on so many issues over the years, is taking the UK government to task for allowing 5G to be activated in many UK cities and towns. It is prepared to take action against individuals who fail to take heed of the information and help prevent this untested technology from being unleashed upon the general public. Please read this letter which has several links to important information. We should follow suit. Politicians and corporate execs are putting their interests and profit before our health.
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EM Radiation Research Trust puts UK Government on notice regarding 5G amidst profound world-wide health concerns
“The UK EM Radiation Research Trust (RRT) charity was established in 2003. We are leading supporters of the precautionary approach to electromagnetic radiation. The aim of the charity is to provide the facts about electromagnetic-radiation and our health to the public, media and officials. The RRT is supported by independent scientists throughout the world and has over 4000 followers with some of our posts reaching over 75,000 people.
The EM Radiation Research Trust are the calling for an outright ban for risky untested 5G technology in response to the UK Government’s consultation calling for proposed reforms to the permitted development rights for the deployment of 5G to extend mobile coverage. Download the Governments 5G Consultation here:
No more excuses. Public Health England (PHE), ICNIRP, Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), the industry and the UK Government are fully informed and well aware of the dangers associated with this technology and to proceed without caution could lead to officials being held to account for damages to public health as a result of wireless technology due to serious management failures in a gross breach of duty of care.
This letter will be made publically available to enable the public to present directly to their MP, councillors and public officials. Officials will not be able to claim that they ‘didn’t know’ in a court of law in the future as this letter and enclosed submissions will hold them accountable and guilty for forcing electromagnetic radiation upon the general public without prior consent. The public may be left with no alternative but to make a criminal complaint against those decision makers and seek a prosecution and a claim for compensation. Decision makers who fail to protect public health should be held personally responsible for serious breach of duty and put on notice for betraying public trust by ignoring the evidence on the hazards of RF/EMF.
As of 11th October, 2019 the UK Government has irrefutably received this letter drawing attention to information including links to websites containing the latest science and appeals from doctors and scientists. We reiterate that the UK Government and their advisors are aware of the risks of EMFs and of concerns regarding the dangers associated with current wireless technology and 5G.
WE ARE HOLDING THEM TO ACCOUNT AND PUTTING THEM ON NOTICE
2) A few days ago, I shared information about what sounded like a great lawsuit against 5G which would be handled by the lawyers that charged PG&E on behalf of Erin Brockovich. I told you I would seek more information and would share when I got it. Following is the short exchange of information which leads me to suggest that it may be premature to donate to this campaign.
To: “citizensforsafertech” <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2019 4:58:07 PM
Subject: Re: [EMF] Erin Brokovich Firm Joins Citizens Lawsuit Against 5G – New Identification Paper Work From Liz Barris
The law firm is Girardi and Keese. There is no case yet. Both Liz Barris and I are separately signed with Andrew Campanelli for research for a possible lawsuit. Liz has gotten this law firm’s interest as the California Attorneys on the case but it is not signed at this time.
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On Sat, Oct 12, 2019 at 4:28 PM
Sharon Noble <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Do you know which law firm? There were several that helped in the PG&E case, and one of the lead lawyers is dead.
3) We desperately need a solid lawsuit and Arthur Firstenberg is trying to organize one, too. Please see below in Letters with his latest information. Please note that there is one more week for you to sign on the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space if you haven’t signed already.
From: “citizensforsafertech” <email@example.com>
To: “gluymes” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, October 14, 2019 1:21:02 PM
Subject: BC Hydro’s bullying of its customers
Dear Ms. Luymes.
Thank you so much for your article of Oct. 10 regarding smart meter holdouts. By now I expect you have received comments from some of the many thousands of people who have suffered from severe and unwarranted treatment by BC Hydro over the last 9 years. Many of them protested as part of the Coalition to Stop Smart Meters, of which I am the director. At one point, in 2013, before the highest opt-out fees in North America were imposed, there were 250,000 homes (not individuals) with signs or barriers indicating that smart meters were not wanted.
There are many reasons why people have protested, including the fact that their Charter right to decide what is installed on their homes was being infringed upon. Others include:
– health. There are 25,000 peer-reviewed studies showing biological harm due to exposure to microwave radiation. A very recent one, a 10 year, $25 million study performed by the prestigious Ramazzini Institute in Italy found carcinogenic effects, including schwannomas of the heart, associated with exposure to levels similar to those emitted by smart meters.
– privacy. ITRON has provided BC Hydro information about the ability of the smart meters to gather personal data not necessary for billing purposes. This, in itself, is illegal under both the Electric Tariff and the Clean Energy Act. ITRON acknowledged in one of its brochures provided to utilities that this data-gathering ability was the prime reason to promote the smart meter and the smart grid.
– safety. Independent electrical engineers have inspected ITRON smart meters and found many design flaws which could (and have) caused fires. No electrical engineer has found these to be safe, not even one employed by BC Hydro. In fact BC Hydro has stated that it relies on ITRON to assure safety and admits it has not certified this equipment to be safe. I have provided evidence that these meters have caused fires, explosions, damages in BC and elsewhere, to no avail.
– costs. BC Hydro paid more for its smart meters than most other utilities, often by hundreds of dollars per meter. ITRON has told BC Hydro that the expected lifespan is 20 years, but while testifying before a US Congressional committee, industry representatives admitted that the lifespan will be 5-7 years. BC Hydro already is replacing smart meters but will not provide any details even in response to an FOI. Analogs have been on homes, working well, for more than 40 years, and one costs a mere fraction of a smart meter.
In 2013 due to pressure from the 75 municipal councils, the UBCM, and the public, Energy Minister Bennett stated that no one would be forced to have a smart meter. It was implied and understood that people could keep their analogs. Shortly thereafter the policy changed with no honest explanation. BC Hydro gave various reasons which proved to be false, e.g. that the grid will not work with analogs on any homes. In the US many states allow people to keep their analogs, often for no or a very low fee. BC Hydro levied the highest opt-out fee in North America at $64.80 per billing. No financial accounting has been provided to account for total fees collected and the additional costs incurred. BCUC made it clear that BC Hydro was not to profit from the fees. Based on rough numbers of those opting out, I estimate more than $30 million in fees has been paid.
Throughout this period, BC Hydro has misrepresented the need for the smart meters, ignored the many problems associated with them, and continued to harass, bully, threaten and deceive its customers. BC Hydro destroyed all the analogs as they removed them from homes even though most had many years of safe, dependable operation. When the analogs had to be certified to ensure accuracy (aka “expired” in BC Hydro terms) BC Hydro said that there were no analogs available. When people offered to buy a new analog, pay to have Measurement Canada certify its accuracy, and pay to have a BC Hydro person install it, BC Hydro warned it would turn the power off. In fact it did just that, saying, dishonestly, that it was doing so out of safety concerns.
Ms. Luymes, I could extend this letter to many pages with outrageous incidents that BC Hydro customers have endured over the last 9 years. Now we face the fact that the smart meters are a key element in the 5G grid which is being imposed on us — a new wireless technology that experts warn will increase dramatically the electrosmog pollution of our environment, causing even more biological effects.
People are sitting in the cold and dark because they prefer that to having to live with a dangerous and invasive meter on their homes even after having paid thousands in opt-out fees since Dec. 2013. Many have paid several thousands of dollars to have these fire hazards moved away from their homes. Why are we facing this in British Columbia where other places in Canada and the US are being allowed choice, a real choice? Is BC Hydro that much less efficient? Are there too many corporate pressures within the government and/or our crown corporation, reaping profit at our expense?
I hope that you will continue to inform the public about what is going on. Should you wish to have more information or details about anything that I’ve said, please do contact me.
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
THERE IS ONE WEEK LEFT TO SIGN THE APPEAL
The International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, together with complete lists of signatures from scientists, doctors, veterinarians, beekeepers, and other professionals, individuals and organizations from almost every country, will be available in PDF format on our website approximately one week from today. I am working day and night proofreading all the signatures, removing duplicates, etc., so that it will be ready for you to deliver to your governments.
If you have not yet signed the Appeal, there is still time to sign. If you have signed before, please do not sign again.
5G NEWS ON EARTH AND IN SPACE
Demonstrations against 5G on Earth have been taking place in many parts of the world (see below for the most recent events). Alarmingly, 5G in Space is being ignored. There is a reason this Appeal is called the 5G Space Appeal: the antennas on the ground will not matter if 5G in Space puts an end to all life. We have only about four months to prevent this.
I became active in 1995, not to oppose cell towers, but because Sarah Benson called me from Australia, wanting me to help her organize to stop Bill Gates and Craig McCaw from launching 840 satellites into the ionosphere for an “Internet in the Sky.” That plan never materialized, but Sarah’s fears that such a plan could destroy all life on Earth were correct.
On September 23, 1998, a company called Iridium activated 66 satellites that it had launched into the ionosphere for global cell phone service. On that morning, a majority of electrically sensitive people became suddenly ill, all over the world—so ill that many were not sure they would live. For the next two weeks, birds were not flying in the sky. Homing pigeons got lost by the thousands, and the sport of pigeon racing never recovered. Weekly mortality for the United States rose by four to five percent.
A second satellite phone service, Globalstar, began commercial service with only 48 satellites on February 28, 2000. Again came reports of nausea, headaches, leg pain, respiratory problems, depression, and lack of energy, all over the world, both from “electrically sensitive” people and from “normal” people.
Iridium emerged from bankruptcy and resumed satellite phone service on March 30, 2001. Again came reports of nausea, flu-like illness and feelings of oppression, as well as catastrophic losses of race horse foals, all over the world. On June 5, 2001, Iridium added data and Internet to its satellite service. Again came widespread reports of nausea, flu-like illness, oppression, and hoarseness.
The reason for such a drastic effect from a small number of satellites is not the direct radiation on the surface of the Earth, but the pollution of the ionosphere with millions of pulsed signals. This alters the Earth’s electromagnetic environment in which we all live, and pollutes the global electrical circuit that passes through every living thing, upon which we all depend for life and health. For the details, please read my article, “Planetary Emergency,” which I wrote on May 14, 2018. I predicted catastrophe within two years. SpaceX is right on schedule. It plans to launch 60 more satellites in late October or early November, another 180 satellites by the end of this year, and to begin what it calls “minimal” global service as soon as it has 420 satellites in place, which could be as early as February 2020. Eventually SpaceX plans to have 12,000 5G satellites in the ionosphere, but 420 is already more than six times as many as Iridium, and earthly creatures may not stand the assault.
European Demonstrations against 5GThe following demonstrations against 5G took place recently in Europe:
- September 9, protest and march in The Hague, Netherlands (more than one thousand people)
- September 21 on the Bundesplatz in Bern, Switzerland (several thousand people)
- September 21 on the Platz der Menschenrechte (Plaza of Human Rights) in Vienna, Austria
- September 22 on the Platz der Republik in Berlin, Germany (600 people)
News about Our Federal Lawsuit against 5G
As far as I know, the lawsuit we filed in Santa Fe, New Mexico in December 2018 is the only one of its kind in the world. Our intention is to put radio frequency radiation on trial, which has never been done before.
There are other lawsuits related to 5G. In the United States, almost 100 cities and counties, 19 Indian tribes, and the Natural Resources Defense Council have filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission, and the NRDC and the Indian tribes have already won in court. But the FCC is the wrong defendant because the FCC only enforces the laws passed by Congress, and reversing an FCC order does not stop the rollout of 5G. These lawsuits are not asking the courts to halt 5G, they are not putting RF radiation on trial, and they are not addressing the constitutional violations that are costing people their health, their property, their freedom, and their lives.
Our organization, the Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety, has sued the City of Santa Fe, the Attorney General of New Mexico, and the United States of America. We are asking the court to declare that a City ordinance, a State law, and Section 704 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 are unconstitutional and void. These laws are causing injury and are depriving people of any remedy for their injuries.
On September 3, 2019, we filed a motion for preliminary injunction asking the court to halt the construction of antennas on the sidewalks of Santa Fe pending trial. The government defendants filed responses, and on October 1, 2019, we filed our reply.
We are in urgent need of funds to support this lawsuit. We are not asking for money from the government defendants, so the money to pay our lawyers and expert witnesses must come from donations. Please contribute what you can. What we do here will benefit you, no matter where you are in the world, and I don’t see anyone else doing anything similar in any other court.
If you wish to make a wire transfer or a stock transfer, or if you have specific questions, please contact me directly by email or phone. All donations from US residents are tax deductible. Our Tax ID Number is 11-3394550.
You can also support our work by purchasing my book, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life (AGB Press 2017). It is the first book that tells the history of electricity from an environmental point of view. It documents the rise of cancer, heart disease and diabetes alongside the development of electricity, and explains exactly why this is so. It explains why people can hear RF radiation, and why influenza did not exist as a yearly disease until 1889 when electricity was first used for light and power around the world. Dr. Kate Showers of the University of Sussex has likened it to Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. The Invisible Rainbow is entertaining, difficult to put down, and has a bibliography that is 137 pages long. I have about 750 copies left.
I will send out another newsletter next week when the PDFs of the Appeal and signatories are posted on our website and are ready for delivery to your governments.
Arthur Firstenberg, Administrator
International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Tel: +1 505-471-0129
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
“Any one who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.” ~ Voltaire