New Senate Bill, S 2012 to Restore Local Control | Blog post by Kate re SafeG | NY Times OpEd on Smart Cities…& MUCH more

New Senate Bill, S 2012 to Restore Local Control | Blog post by Kate re SafeG | NY Times OpEd on Smart Cities…& MUCH more

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A bit of good news: 

On June 27, 2019, some of the leading Senators in Congress submitted a Bill – S. 2012 to restore local control over the deployment of 5G and abolish FCC regulations. 

The Bill S. 2012 – Restoring Local Control Over Public Infrastructure Act of 2019 was submitted by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and is cosponsored by some of the leading Democrat Senators in Congress: Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).

The Bill aims to abolish the following three regulatory actions adopted by the Federal Communication Commission and declares them as having “no force or effect”. 

  1. The –  “Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment and Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment’’ adopted by the Commission on August 2, 2018 (FCC 18–111). 
  2. The ‘‘Declaratory Ruling and Third Report and Order in the matter of Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment and Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment’’ adopted by the Commission on September 26, 2018 (FCC 18–133).
  3. The rule adopted by the Commission titled ‘‘Accelerating Wireless and Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment’’ (83 Fed. Reg. 51867 (October 15, 2018)).

The bill is supported by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors, American Public Power Association, Communications Workers of America, National Association of Counties, League of California Cities and American Public Works Association.

Rep. Eshoo (D-CA) submitted on January 14, 2019 a House Resolution – H.R.  530 Accelerating Broadband Development by Empowering Local Communities Act of 2019 which overturns the FCC’s ruling FCC 18–111 & 83 Fed. Reg. 51867.  Hence, the Senate Bill is wider and overturns also the Sept. 26 ruling FCC 18–133

While these bills are very much welcomed they still do not address the most important issue – the health effects of this technology. When will a Congress person introduce a bill to overturn Section 704 of the Telecommunication Act of 1996 and/or to amend it to clarify that ‘Environmental considerations’ do not include ‘Health.’?

ONE IMPORTANT ADDITION – 
IMPORTANT – TO ANYONE WHO WORKS WITH MUNICIPALITIES ON ORDINANCES – PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL/ INFORM THEM OF THE FOLLOWING:

Please be aware that according to Next Century Cities analysis of compliance with the Sept. 26 FCC Regulations, titled Summary of Final FCC Small Cell Order municipalities should insert a clause into their agreement with a carrier or infrastructure provider that voids the agreement or requires its modification in the event of a regulatory change (including the overturning of the Order). Otherwise – if S. 2012 / H.R. 530 pass, the city will be stuck with the agreements they signed as a result of the current FCC regulations. 

Following is the exact text from the document: 


If a city enters into an agreement with a carrier and then the Order is overturned, is the city stuck with the agreement?
The answer in general is yes. No city is required to enter into any agreement with a carrier or infrastructure provider. If a city does so voluntarily, it will almost certainly be held to the terms of the agreement by a court. However, a city might be able to resolve this problem by including in the agreement a clause voiding the agreement or requiring  its modification, in the event of a regulatory change (including the overturning of the Order). Many types of telecommunications agreements contain such regulatory change clauses because parties recognize that the wording or scope of specific provisions in the agreement has been dictated by the then-existing telecommunications regulatory scheme, and should be changed if the regulations change.

 
If you agree with the SafeG idea, please share widely: SafeG, a safe alternative to harmful 5G wireless. A better world for us All. 
 

How SafeG can help stop harmful 5G wireless
Blog post by Kate Kheel about the SafeG initiative. 

(Please also consider using the hashtags #safeg and #safegnot5g on social media posts related to 5g. Thanks!
https://whatis5g.info/5g/2019/07/how-safeg-can-help-stop-harmful-5g-wireless/

“If you want to avoid being tracked in a smart city, you must stay out of that city.”  Ben Green, excerpt from the following NY Times OpEd piece. 

Smile, Your City Is Watching You Local governments must protect your privacy as they turn to “smart city” technology
.  June 27th, 2019 | Ben Green | NY Times Op-Ed

“All of this data can be used to exclude people from credit, jobs, housing and health care in ways that circumvent anti-discrimination laws.”
“Given the expansive reach of cameras and the growing use of facial-recognition software, it is increasingly impossible to escape surveillance even by abandoning one’s personal digital technology.”
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/opinion/cities-privacy-surveillance.html
 
Also see, 
 
The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future (Book)  April 2019   Ben Green, Forward by Jascha Franklin-Hodge | MIT Press 
“Why technology is not an end in itself, and how cities can be “smart enough,” using technology to promote democracy and equity.
Smart cities, where technology is used to solve every problem, are hailed as futuristic urban utopias. We are promised that apps, algorithms, and artificial intelligence will relieve congestion, restore democracy, prevent crime, and improve public services. In The Smart Enough City, Ben Green warns against seeing the city only through the lens of technology; taking an exclusively technical view of urban life will lead to cities that appear smart but under the surface are rife with injustice and inequality. He proposes instead that cities strive to be “smart enough”: to embrace technology as a powerful tool when used in conjunction with other forms of social change—but not to value technology as an end in itself.”
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-smart-enough-city-ben-green/1129557011

LEGAL OPINION ON 5G. (Article and document in both English and Danish.)  Attorney Christian  F. Jensen of Bonner Lawyers, Denmark. 
‘The Council on Health Safe Telecommunications” has, in cooperation with the Danish EHS Association, MayDay and The Danish Institute of Public Health arranged the 5G Conference at Christiansborg Maj 4th 2019.
The Conference was concluded with a presentation by Lawyer Christian F. Jensen of Bonnor Lawyers, based in the city of Holte.
The Lawyer’s conclusion is: establishing and activating a 5G-network — as it is currently described — will contravene current human and environmental laws enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights, the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, EU regulations, and the Bern- and Bonn-conventions protecting natural habitat and migrating species.
62 page legal opinion on the impact of 5g on health and wildlife. 
https://helbredssikker-telekommunikation.dk/nyheder/LegalOpinion5
 
5G-Infographic Alliance For Natural Health 2019 
Facts and figures about 5g. 
Eg. “25,000% increase in wireless devices.” “1000x increase in energy consumption.”
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Yxvk-jGFcr7LxqcBdToPuHC4bOddiwRP/view

Many thanks to Uwe Uehle from Canada for this great compilation!
 
5G-EMF-SmartMeter Groups
Not certain the list is complete, but it’s a great collection of many groups and initiatives around the world. Thankfully, new ones are forming almost daily. 
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uttXfaubqru1Nlz8gaEIZgJV5dUHDemu1uocp6So60g/edit#gid=1559699233

Could this be what they’re talking about when they say 5G will bring millions of new jobs! …different permutations of damage control?? 

“A new screen-free parenting coach economy has sprung up to serve the demand. Screen consultants come into homes, schools, churches and synagogues to remind parents how people parented before.” (See the following entry.)

Now Some Families Are Hiring Coaches to Help Them Raise Phone-Free Children
Screen consultants are here to help you remember life before smartphones and tablets. (Spoiler: get a dog!) 
 July 6th, 2019 | Nellie Bowles | NY Times
“ Parents around the country, alarmed by the steady patter of studies around screen time, are trying to turn back time to the era before smartphones. But it’s not easy to remember what exactly things were like before smartphones. So they’re hiring professionals. 
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/06/style/parenting-coaches-screen-time-phones.html

 

The 5G Wireless “Pinprick” Charade Harms US All.  July 8th, Bruce Kushnick | The Medium 

• Phone Company Exec: “Stand right about here. Don’t move or you’ll lose the 5G wireless signal.”
• Phone Company Exec: “I said, where are you going? You can’t go around the block. We put the antenna here so you would stand in this place. Then we give you an expensive $1,300.00 phone to use. Look into the shiny bauble (as he moves it to hypnotize you.).”
• Phone Company Exec: Oh, the speeds can be 1+Gbps speeds or more. And don’t you just love this shiny tech bauble? (He keeps repeating it until he thinks you believe him.)

“As one senior telecom analyst astutely put it: ‘5 comes after 4. So there had to be ‘5G’ after ‘4G LTE’.’”

https://medium.com/@kushnickbruce/the-5g-wireless-pinprick-charade-harms-us-all-af891fc9d2e6

Now THIS is a reason for cell tower antennas in front of our homes! (See the following article)

Pentagon Looks into Virtual Reality to Prepare Troops for Nuclear War  The tech would let troops run through more exercises more frequently and at less cost than traditional training in the real world.  July 5th, 2019 | Jack Corrigan | NextGov
“The Defense Department is considering investing in virtual reality platforms to prepare troops to face nuclear threats.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency on Tuesday began seeking information on virtual reality training systems that would allow troops to rehearse different scenarios involving “radiological threats.”
The agency, which focuses on countering weapons of mass destruction, could one day use the tech to train troops to intercept radiological weapons on the battlefield, respond to radioactive contamination and even prepare for full-fledged nuclear war, officials wrote in the solicitation.”
https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/07/pentagon-looks-virtual-reality-prepare-troops-nuclear-war/158227/
 
Stacey on IoT
This company provides underwater networks for IoT. 
Sorry underwater creatures – no end to our appetite for $$ – we’re now blanketing your world in radiation. But no worries, maybe we can make another sea on Mars. 
Derrick Broze Educates Houston City Council on 5g and They Actually Listen
investigative journalist Derrick Broze is running for mayor of Houston to put the spotlight on 5g. Slowly, the city council is waking up from a deep slumber. 
On my rural satellite connection, I can only watch a bit of this video, but from what I did see, Broze is articulate, direct, unwavering and the hearing is well worth watching. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=176&v=dSNiNaTHZio
 
5G: New Website Makes It Easy to Contact U.S. Elected Officials and Voice Opposition to 5G
https://www.activistpost.com/2019/07/new-website-makes-it-easy-to-contact-u-s-elected-officials-and-voice-opposition-to-5g.html

5G Network Architecture – A High-Level Perspective  2016
Technical white paper from Huawei that lays out the 5G “ecosystem”.



The 5G Dragnet  June 21st, 2019 | Corbett Report
“Telecom companies are currently scrambling to implement fifth-generation cellular network technology. But the world of 5G is a world where all objects are wired and constantly communicating data to one another. The dark truth is that the development of 5G networks and the various networked products that they will give rise to in the global smart city infrastructure, represent the greatest threat to freedom in the history of humanity.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=406&v=BXbvL0uZkrY&fbclid=IwAR2nPXqZs1foax28UzvT6RDo3JKXLoUBIZ86bvRX1mFcYN0QZFAIhID5DHk

Must be moratorium on 5G now
Presentation by Drs. Pall and Schoechleder showed Health Canada safety standards virtually useless
• Jul. 4, 2019 12:00 a.m.
• OPINION
https://www.bclocalnews.com/opinion/must-be-moratorium-on-5g-now/
 
CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO EMF RELATED ART INSTALLATION: 
 

REQUEST FROM GODELIEVE RICHARD: 

I will have an art exhibit starting sept.1. I am looking for short testimonies of people who know have been harmed by wireless devices to add to the exhibit.
You can write to me an e-mail: trilliumhealth@tutanota.com
You can call me: 413 625 6569  (East Coast) 
You can send me a letter: Godeliève Richard / 224 Avery Brook Rd. / Shelburne Falls, MA 01370
Please sign it and send it to me before the 15th of August 2019.
Godeliève
P.S. Please forward this info, I need a lot of testimonies.
(You can send something like a testimony that you have given, etc. She hopes to show the EHS is not just as issue for her, that it affects many people)
More info about her work: https://ptco.org/about/our-story/  


5G BEWARE!   July 4th, 2019 | Bellingham, Washington | Greater Earth Media, Inc. 
Good video for newcomers to learn about the 5g deployment and what their community can and should be doing to stop the 5g rollout.
Greater Earth Media, Inc. releases their latest short documentary project, “5G BEWARE” free to the public on-line. The film discusses the potential threat 5G Technology poses to the citizens of the world by exposing scientific studies filed by organizations such as the WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION (W.H.O.) confirming the carcinogenic effects of non-ionizing (cell phone) radiation. 
https://ehtrust.org/5g-beware-new-documentary-by-greater-earth-media-inc/?fbclid=IwAR1BE77lJO_QBKQpl8eGNZA9pkHtQpac8FrwANtnszbeYzjGX_qcgQpsOEg

Pending Government Immunity for Telecoms Uninsurable 5G Network?  June 14th, 2019 | Dr. Devra Davis | The Medium 
“In response to the growing unease of the insurance industry and pending lawsuits from more than 100 cities, companies are pouring millions into lobbying for 5G which will bring higher radiation levels to our front yards. In the U.S. the telecom industry is one of the most generous bi-partisan supporters of Congress and has the full support of Senators John Thune and Brian Schatz who have reintroduced federal streamlining legislation stripping local authority about the placement of 800 thousand new antennas, while some state legislation transfers liability from corporations to the government.”
“With so many localities objecting to new antennas essential to the 5G network, companies admitting their financial vulnerabilities to their shareholders, and scientists recognizing that currently anticipated 5G exposures exceed safety guidelines and also endanger weather prediction, another option urgently needs to be considered: Rather than insisting that 5G be transmitted wirelessly throughout the urban environment, hard-wired fiber-optic cable should be provided directly to and through military, medical, corporate and research facilities. This would be faster, safer and more secure and would avoid wirelessly radiating millions of unsuspecting citizens and critically sensitive wildlife, as well as mucking up disaster preparedness by interfering with systems critical to meteorological forecasts.”
https://medium.com/@devradavis/pending-government-immunity-for-telecoms-uninsurable-5g-network-cffc43f61e8b

Journalist  André Fauteux reports on the groundbreaking EMF Conference.

Medical experts featured at upcoming electrohypersensitivity conference
EMF conference for healthcare practitioners. 
Early registration ends July 12th. Please share widely. 
https://maisonsaine.ca/english/medical-experts-featured-at-upcoming-electrohypersensitivity-conference.html

JULY 27TH!!  SAVE THE DAY.   Join or organize a rally in your area. 
 
Americans for Responsible Technology will guide you every step of the way…and they even provide materials: Press releases, notices to post, handouts for the event, and posters ready to print. (See link below)
Live in another country…hey, no problem, join in!!! 
https://www.5gcrisis.com/july-day-of-action?fbclid=IwAR0FRzAGfWXtog6vDpD9cUe4CLkkFkjO10szxMoUc0USMSsCK7Rk2Udf9_Y

Ireland says NO to 5G!  Photo collage of recent protest rallies in Ireland can be seen at this link. (Too data intensive to email the images)
https://www.facebook.com/1356985514444027/photos/a.1357021054440473/1478856802256897/?type=3&theater

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