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Stop 5G: May 15, 2019 Day of Action as EU Cities Call for a Ban on 5G

The 5G technology rollout, like a runaway train, is being pushed onto cities and counties who are loosing even more local control over small cell tower placement with higher untested frequencies. There continues to be no consideration for health effects, environmental effects, radiation monitoring or privacy concerns. The new FCC 5G Fast Plan forces cities to use only an administrative permit with multiple antennas being approved at once.  Local control is being crushed.  Despite shiny promises of faster internet and seamless instantaneous connection to support so called  “Smart Cities”, there are glaring downsides not discussed by industry.  While the current U.S. President is vocally supporting the rollout of 5G and then 6G, offering for  a brief time to nationalize the 5G network, some experts think 5G may be unrealistic in the near future.  People around the country mobilized on May 15, 2019 to protest this overreach of the FCC, now regarded as another corporate captured agency.

Update 5/16/19

30 Demonstrations Against 5G in 14 States

Updated News about the May 15, 2019  5G Day of Action  can be found at Safer EMR

Privacy Threats Terrifying

Privacy and security are growing concerns with data breaches, hacking and cyber espionage evident as real threats by experts, eloquently reviewed by Sue Halpern, in a recent New Yorker article, The Terrifying Potential of the 5G Network. Citizens are fighting back around the world.  Toronto is also facing opposition to it’s development of a “Smart City “ from the ground up for widespread surveillance.

May 15, 2019 A Day of Action to Oppose 5G

Americans for Responsible Technology, a non-profit educational and activist alliance, is calling for a Day of Action, on May 15, 2019, to let their fellow citizens and policymakers know the risks of a 5G rollout including:

Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer

After 4 students and 3 teachers were diagnosed with cancer within a 3-year period, Sprint has finally agreed to remove a cell tower at a Ripon, California school. While it is exceedingly difficult to identify the cause of a cancer cluster, parents and students in the San Joaquin County school are convinced there is one and it is caused by the campus cell tower. They are not only protesting but several have abandoned the small school which now features 4 rare cancers in students -2 brain tumors, one kidney cancer and one liver cancer. Investigations of not only cell tower radiation but also water quality have been initiated. After 200 parents stormed the school board meeting, school officials were prompted to ask for the cell tower to be removed at the K-8 school. Sprint has agreed to do so.

U.S. Diplomats in China Suffer Brain Trauma from High Powered Microwaves

Since 2016, American diplomats, CIA agents and NSA agents working overseas have been targeted by a mysterious weapon causing brain injury that “leaves no trace”, according to a CBS report. So far there have been 25 Americans who worked in the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, 15 American officials in China and several others since the 1990’s who suffered symptoms of severe unusual sounds accompanied by headaches, impaired vision, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and memory loss among other symptoms from a unknown source. These symptoms are similar to those with microwave illness found in military radar workers, described by NASA and other agencies. It is believed these recent attacks were perpetrated by foreign governments.

Senator Blumenthal Blasts FCC and FDA For No Research on 5G Safety

At a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Hearing Feb 6, 2019, Connecticut Senator Blumenthal finally got the answer to a question that he and Congresswoman Eshoo directed to Federal Communications Commissioner Carr in a letter December 3, 2018. They asked, “We respectfully request you provide to our offices the 5G safety determination from FCC and relevant health agencies that you referred to during the field hearing.”  Although Blumenthal and Eshoo did receive a letter  from the FCC Dec 17, 2018, it had no mention of 5G safety testing,

 Winning the Race To 5G But Flying Blind on Health and Safety

Later, at a Senate Commerce Committee meeting,  “Winning the Race to 5G and the Next Era of Technology Innovation in the United States”, Senator Blumenthal brought up the question of scientific evidence of the safety of 5G.

Congresswomen Eshoo and Speier Introduce HR 530 to Block FCC Cell Tower Preemption

Updated 4/23/19

In a courageous move to preserve local government control, Federal bill HR 530 was introduced January 14, 2019 in the House of Representatives by California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, to invalidate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) September 26, 2018 ruling to accelerate the deployment of 5G small cells throughout the U.S.  Congresswoman Jackie Speier was the first to co-sponsored the bill and now there are now   45 Co-Sponsors  and the list keeps going, beginning with Jackie Speier (CA), then- Bonamici (OR), McGovern (MA), Swalwell (CA), Suozzi (NY), Grijalva (AZ), Blumenauer (OR), DeSaulnier (CA), Huffman (CA), Thompson (CA), Pingree (ME), McNerney (CA), McCollum (MN, Cohen (TN), Ryan (OH), Doggett (TX), Bass (CA), Khanna (CA), Cisneros (CA), Engel (NY), Panette (CA), Omar (MN), Lofgren (CA), Levin (MI), Carbajal (CA), Lee (CA), Schakowsky (IL), DeFazio (OR), Neguse (CO), Rice (NY), Brindisi (NY), Cox (CA), Aguilar (CA), Crow (CO), Hill (CA), Lieu (CA), Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Craig (MN), Royal-Allard (CA), Gonzales (TX), Casten (IL), Velasquez (NY),  Deutch (FL), Garcia (IL), Espaillat (NY)

In addition congressional members, the bill is supported by the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, the League of California Cities, the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors and hundreds of municipalities and public utilities.

Representative Eshoo stated the FCC had failed to listen to reasonable input from communities across the country, cowered to industry interests, and failed to put the public interests first.’” In a January 15, 2019 press statement Eshoo added,  “Having served in local government for a decade on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, I understand and respect the important role that state and local governments play in protecting the welfare of their residents,”

FCC “5G FAST Plan” Provokes Lawsuits

Package of Industry-Backed Legislation Removes Local Control and is Poised to Remove Industry Liability for Communications

A storm of local, state and now Federal legislation has been passed since 2016, removing the rights of municipalities and giving incentives to the telecom industry in order to speed deployment of 5G.  Section 704 of the 1996 Telecommunications Act, followed by the Spectrum Act of 2013, removed most of the control of local governments to approve or deny placement of cell towers nor to consider health or environmental effects for placement.

5G Safety Questioned by Congress Members Blumenthal and Eshoo

Connecticut Senator Blumenthal and California Assemblywoman Eshoo have formally asked the FCC to provide scientific documentation about the safety of 5th Generation Internet connectivity, as the roll out of this new technology begins.  Their December 3, 2018 letter  refers to a Senate Commerce Committee field hearing, held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, titled “Race to 5G, A View from the Field” on October 12, 2018.

Electromagnetic Fields in Biology & Medicine: Special Issue

Special Journal Issue: 

The International Journal of Radiation Biology, published on Oct 15, 2018, a Special Issue- “Electromagnetic Fields in Biology & Medicine”. These published papers were presented at a joint conference of the 7th European Medical and Biological Engineering Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics in Tampere, Finland, June 2017. The Special Issue Editorial  describes the studies and provides some links.