Heroic resistance is spreading across the world to stop the deployment of dangerous 5G wireless technology and calling instead for safe, wired connections to all homes and businesses. 5G threatens to shower people in its path with intense, harmful wireless radiation 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no way to turn it off.
My colleagues and I at SafeG Alliance believe that the concept we call SafeG™, a safe alternative to harmful 5G wireless, could help that resistance succeed. We believe people united by a common vision referred to by a common name possess a powerful tool. SafeG can be the name for a vision that opposes harmful 5G wireless and seeks a safe alternative. We believe that by announcing what we are FOR in addition to what we are against, we can create a new conversation that will unite people opposing 5G worldwide and give us a common way to refer to a sane and safe alternative.
So, what exactly is SafeG?
SafeG is not a single product or service, but a framework for an internet and telecommunications system that respects our health, our privacy, our security and our right to choose what is best for ourselves and our communities. Here’s how we define SafeG:
SafeG means safe, fast, reliable, secure internet and telecommunications services brought into our homes and businesses by wired technology. It means technology that safeguards our health, privacy and security and that evolves over time with the goal of reducing exposure to harmful wireless radiation.
We at SafeG Alliance respect the right of homeowners and businesses to decide for themselves whether to have wired or wireless networks on their premises without forcing that choice on others as is the case with 5G antennas outside our homes. While we strongly advise using wired networks in homes and businesses, for those who, after being informed of the harms of wireless, still choose wireless networks, we recommend the use of router cages or “socks” that reduce the wireless signal to what is needed to serve the premises only, thereby protecting neighbors from the radiation.
We believe SafeG has the possibility of changing the discussions we are having with our elected representatives, zoning and planning boards, public utility commissions, federal agencies, school officials, schoolteachers, neighbors, friends, family and co-workers.
The wireless industry wants to deploy 5G wireless everywhere (except, thankfully, not in rural areas as it’s not profitable enough for the industry). That would make 5G one of the most pervasive public health threats ever ─ possibly more dangerous than cigarettes, leaded gasoline and asbestos combined.
If we as a world community allow the 5G Trojan Horse to enter our cities, we will be condemning ourselves to a future of ever escalating exposure to harmful wireless radiation that will accompany 5G and beyond. Not to mention the harms of raising our children in a world of screens, machines, and robots, loss of privacy, devastating cyber security risks, and adverse effects on wildlife all of which will be unleashed with the move to 5G. And, the wired alternatives that could have served us well and safely would wither into unavailability.
As awareness grows about this threat, opponents of 5G are facing criticism that they are standing in the way of inevitable and beneficial progress. SafeG counters this criticism because it recognizes that consumers will drive innovation through demand for safe,wired technologies – innovation that will make our internet and telecommunications services safer, more reliable, secure, faster, and far more energy-efficient. That demand will incentivize manufacturers and service providers to create ever more innovative wired services and devices for homes, shops, businesses, and even public spaces. And what’s more, SafeG encourages moderation, as wired technology cannot follow us around 24/7 as do wireless mobile devices which quite literally have taken over our lives.
SafeG means internet and telecommunications technology that respects our health, privacy and security while delivering benefits from evolving technology. If we ask for this outcome by name – that is, by the name SafeG – we may be more likely to fashion a world where our children, future generations, and all life can thrive…. A better world for us All.
Kate Kheel is program director for SafeG Alliance. To find out how you can help spread the SafeG idea, visit the website at https://safeg.net.
Telecom begs (buys?) government officials – say they need more towers to “meet public demand.”
Laws are enacted to speed the build-out of towers and antennas.
Our rights are diminished, we have less of a say.
Towers crop up and life moves on.
And the cycle begins once again ad fin-i-tum.
Consumption spirals upward, while the well-being of humans, wildlife, and our precious Earth spirals downward. Profits go up, while quality of life goes down. And many of us are left longing for a taste of the way our soul knows and wants things to be.
The current and aggressive push by the Telecom industry for wireless “small” cells is much like an ambitious start-up company that builds a huge warehouse hoping they will some day “grow into it”. 5g “small” cells are being put in place to “house” the hoped for massive explosion in wireless data that will be generated from the Internet of Things (IoT). Once the infrastructure is established, the sky is the limit for what new gadgets and applications the private sector can dream up to fill the airwaves, collect our data, and dangle before a largely, tech-addicted and uninformed public.
From predictions of Artificial Intelligence surpassing and destroying humans, to health and environmental impacts worsening due to the huge increase in wireless radiation. From cyber attacks on the grid now inevitable, to the exponential increase in electronic waste as every discarded “thing” makes its way to the ranks of e-waste — The future looks bleak.
Can we forge a different path forward? Can we write a different story? I would like to believe so. But we will need to approach this from four angles simultaneously:
1. Educate the public about the true costs of 5g and the Internet of Things
The true costs of 5g, and its partner in crime, the IoT, include
Health, from the soup of harmful wireless radiation we will be immersed in 24/7, due to “small” cells, and all the Internet connected “things”, devices, appliances, sensors, machines, robots, virtual reality, and artificial intelligence…and let’s not forget microchipped humans and animals.
Cyber Security, with estimates ranging from $6-11 trillion for the cost of trying to secure an ever changing, and impossible-to-secure IoT
Privacy, from every Internet connected “thing,” device, appliance, sensor, machine, robot, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and microchipped humans and animals, collecting boatloads of our personal data to be shared with marketers, government, and law enforcement
Energy consumption, where the footprint from energy needed to produce and run all these wireless IoT products and platforms, will likely exceed the hoped for, and hyped about, energy saving technologies the IoT promises
E-waste, much of which is sent to the far East or Africa where it pollutes the air, water, and ground of remote villages, and where workers earn a dismal day’s pay by dismantling our toxic e-waste largely with the use of crude tools or by hand
Conflict minerals, which are used in nearly all our technology, and in the last 20 years, have contributed to the death of 5-6 million men, women and children from the Democratic Republic of Congo
There is a three-word phrase from the Hebrew Grace after meals that religious Jews recite after eating a full meal: “V’achalta, v’savata, ou v’rachta,” which roughly translates as “And you shall eat, and you shall be satiated, and you shall bless.” We must reawaken and cultivate in ourselves the notion of sweet satiation – the place of just enough – not one ounce too much, nor one iota too little…but perfectly enough. Then as we go about our days “consuming” food, experiences, relationships, and all that life has to offer, we may feel less of an urge to take more than we need.
3. Redefine “progress”
As we settle into the sweet point of satiation, our notion of progress can then gently find its way from more, faster, bigger and new, to kinder, more abiding, deeper, and more fulfilling.
4. Know there are safer and more wholesome alternatives
We can envision a better tomorrow than what industry is presenting today. Fiber is faster, safer, consumes at least 25 times less energy, and is far more cyber secure than wireless. If we shift to using fiber for the vast majority of our Internet and Telecommunications needs – thus relegating cellphones to short, on-the-go communications, and emergency response where needed – we will be removing or lessening the impacts of almost all the downsides of 5g and the IoT. By so doing, we not only protect ourselves, our families, and our environment, but we will get the added benefit of becoming reacquainted with ourselves, others, and the present moment.
If we stay the course and demand safe technology, industry and government will have no choice but to deliver. And we will once again reclaim our treasured and sacred inheritance of true connection and Presence.
After I sent out my last newsletter (almost two years ago), warning about plans to WiFi the earth from space, I dedicated myself to publishing my life’s work, The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life. After much difficulty, the book was finally released on Earth Day of this year. It is “easy to read, hard to put down, sublimely poetic, and scientifically rigorous,” says architect Jennifer Wood. “A mind-blower,” writes psychologist and author Chellis Glendinning.
If you have not yet read it, this book is different. It will alter the landscape surrounding our issue and make it possible for legislators and judges to change course. Although it has been selling well in our circles, it now needs to come to the attention of the mainstream press and the medical and scientific establishments, worldwide. I am meeting with a publicist later today. In light of what is happening (see below), the publicity campaign is essential and urgent. It will cost money; please donate what you can on our website: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/?page_id=196. Unless we win not only hearts, but minds, of ordinary people, we will win some skirmishes but lose the war. And the stakes are far too high and too imminent.
Smart everything, but…
My colleagues around the world — the small dispersed cadre of activists fighting desperately to prevent 5G from breaking out everywhere — are working tirelessly, without enough support and with precious little money, to educate members of Congress and members of Parliament, who are just as addicted to wireless technology as their constituents. 5G, for those who don’t yet know, is the two-letter word for an audacious plan to “educate” everything you own and buy: expect “smart” cities, “smart” cars, “smart” businesses, “smart” homes,” “smart” clothing, “smart” hairbrushes, “smart” milk cartons, and “smart” diapers.
In the U.S., industry organizations like the CTIA and the Wireless Infrastructure Association are intensely lobbying Congress and state and local governments to abolish all zoning laws that regulate antennas and towers. The number of wireless sites needed for 5G is mind-boggling, with experts predicting a small cell tower on every block in every city, others predicting cell sites in most buildings, and some predicting ten billion cell sites in the world in just a few years.
Three bills are pending in Congress to facilitate this: S.19 (the “MOBILE NOW Act”), S.88 (the DIGIT Act), and S.1682 (the AIRWAVES Act). Eleven states have already passed laws abolishing zoning regulations for small cell towers in the public rights-of-way: Iowa, Colorado, Kansas, Texas, Arizona, Indiana, Minnesota, Florida, Virginia, Delaware and North Carolina. Similar bills are pending in California, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin. A similar bill became law just last week here in Santa Fe, New Mexico (see below).
Although the 5G standard has not even been released yet, Verizon is already testing a pilot version of it in eleven cities: Ann Arbor, Atlanta, Bernardsville, Brockton, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Miami, Sacramento, Seattle, and Washington, DC. Chinese telecom giant Huawei, together with Telus, has already achieved speeds of 30 gigabits per second in Vancouver, British Columbia, and Bell and Nokia have achieved high speeds in the 73 GHz frequency range in Mississauga, Ontario.
And for those who are still under the illusion that fiber optics is a substitute for wireless, the wireless industry itself is investing billions in fiber: it is the only way they will be able to build a 5G network with fast enough speeds. Telus, for example, is investing one billion dollars on fiber in Vancouver alone in order to support the necessary wireless speeds.
Don’t forget about the satellites!
The threat from space, even though it is actually greater than the threat from 5G on the ground, is still not much discussed, even in our circles. In part, this is because everyone is so occupied with preventing zoning regulations from being abolished and antennas from sprouting outside their front doors. But in part, it is because outer space is still out of mind and few scientists, let alone the public, understand the grave implications of having ten thousand microwave antennas directly in the magnetosphere. See chapter 9 (“Earth’s Electric Envelope”) and chapter 17 (“In the Land of the Blind”) of my book.
OneWeb’s first 720 satellites were approved by the FCC in June. So many satellites are being contemplated by so many companies that NASA is partnering with private industry to create orbiting factories that will manufacture satellites on a continuous basis in space using 3-D printers.
Efforts to get this issue before the United Nations have been fruitless up to now, but they must continue.
Fiasco, and opportunity, in Santa Fe
Last week, the Santa Fe City Council faced down more than 150 angry citizens and unanimously passed its own 5G ordinance, 9-0. Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and their contractors and vendors, are salivating. It is a calamity, and an opportunity. In addition to all the fundamental issues that exist elsewhere — health, safety, environment, due process, free speech, etc. — there were numerous violations of procedure having to do with ethics and conflicts of interest. The Mayor’s mother and two brothers own several radio and cell towers. The wife of one of the bills’s sponsors, who is also the person who made the motion to pass it, is a telecom lawyer. The City Attorney was caught in a number of lies. Some of you have seen the email that I sent out last Thursday to my Santa Fe list. We also have issues of historic preservation: Santa Fe is America’s oldest capital and second oldest city, and the entire downtown area and its surroundings consists of historic districts. Well, this bill also makes cell towers in the public rights-of-way exempt from our historic preservation ordinance.
As soon as the minutes are adopted next Wednesday, the bill becomes law. We are preparing a lawsuit, and when we go to court, we are prepared to challenge the constitutionality of section 704 of the federal Telecommunications Act, which prohibits the regulation of cell towers on the basis of health. A local radio host said before the vote that section 704 should be overturned, and that Santa Fe could be ground zero for a legal challenge if this bill passed. Again, this will require money.
Donations are needed for both projects that I have discussed in this email: paying a publicist, and paying our lawyers. Anyone who can assist us with fundraising for either or both projects, please contact me immediately. Donations can be made on the Cellular Phone Task Force’s website (see link, above). Or, checks can be sent to:
Cellular Phone Task Force
P. O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
Anyone who can assist with these campaigns in any way, please email or (better) call me.
CONSUMERS ACTION NEEDED TO PASS PA HB1564 SMART METER OPT-OUT BILL
INTO PENNSYLVANIA LAW ASAP
During the past six years, PA House Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman Robert Godshall, whose son Grey works as a Project Manager for Exelon/PECO, has prevented numerous AMI Smart Meter Opt-out bills introduced from EVEN being called to the floor for a vote! In essence, Chairman Godshall has prevented Pennsylvanians from exercising their constitutional rights to redress government for what citizens feel are harsh and threatening issues created by the PA PUC’s erroneous interpretation of HB2200/Act 129 (2008) affecting personal health, property safety and privacy rights from the mandated imposition of AMI Smart Meters for electric, natural gas and water utility services.
Chairman Godshall must be sanctioned and/or forced to recuse himself from chairing the current opt-out bills [HB1564, HB1565, and HB1566] before the 2017-18 legislative session in Harrisburg.
Furthermore, the PA state legislature and the PA Attorney General must undertake a thorough and independent investigation of Chairman Godshall’s constitutional-contradictory actions in preventing opt-out bills from being enacted when, in fact, he is on public record published to the contrary during discussion of HB2200 wherein Godshall said,
“In this case are we not taking the choice away from the consumer by saying you have to put this in service in your district rather than you may or you have a choice? Are we not saying that you must do it? We are taking that choice away from the consumer, I believe, and I would have no problem with this if we do it on a choice basis, as you used the word “choice” before. We are taking that choice away.”
Source: February 11, 2008 as published in PA House Journal PN 3218, page 390
Who changed Godshall’s mind? PA state legislators must correct the untenable and even life-threatening situations Godshall’s DELIBERATE and apparently devious actions have created for hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians, many of whom suffer with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) or idiopathic environmental intolerance (IEI), as the medical profession calls it, cancers, heart patients whose pacemakers are impacted electronically by AMI SMs’ microwaves, autistic children who are impacted more dramatically than healthy children, plus a host of other health issues the American Academy of Environmental Medicine states are impacted/affected by EMFs/RFs as listed on their website https://aaemonline.org/pdf/AAEMEMFmedicalconditions.pdf .
Consumer Action Plan
All Pennsylvanians should be inundating their members of the PA House (General Assembly) in Harrisburg demanding the following sanctioning actions be taken against Chairman Robert Godshall:
Impeachment for interfering with Pennsylvanians’ constitutional rights; and
Forced recusal for Chairman Robert Godshall from chairing the House Consumer Affairs Committee legislative actions regarding AMI SM bills HB1564, HB1565, and HB1566.
No More AMI Smart Meter Lies
Harrisburg state agencies and legislators offices have been known to say that consumers are not complaining about the AMI Smart Meters! That’s an unmitigated, bald-face lie! With the above Consumer Action Plan working its way through the offices, committees and halls of the PA state legislature General Assembly, legislators will know just how much Pennsylvanians care; want their constitutional rights respected; and receive an AMI SM opt-out bill passed immediately, if not sooner.