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Trump Requests $2 Trillion Infrastructure Package

If Congress goes along with this, it will far exceed the House of Representatives’ $760 billion infrastructure proposal from January 2020, from which Trump walked away. Green New Deal advocates are already lining up to insure creation of the digital economy. ⁃ TN Editor

President Trump is calling for a $2 trillion infrastructure package as part of the government’s emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have called for increased infrastructure spending to mitigate the outbreak’s effects, after talks between the White House and Democrats failed in recent years.

It remains to be seen if Congress will be comfortable passing another mammoth spending measure after approving the emergency $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill last week.

President Donald Trump is ready to spend again.

Four days after signing an unprecedented $2 trillion relief bill to blunt the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic, the president on Tuesday called for the U.S. to spend another couple trillion bucks on a massive infrastructure package. In a tweet, he wrote that “this is the time” to craft an infrastructure overhaul with U.S. interest rates at zero during the crisis.

“It should be VERY BIG & BOLD, Two Trillion Dollars, and be focused solely on jobs and rebuilding the once great infrastructure of our Country! Phase 4,” the president said, referencing the three pieces of emergency legislation lawmakers have already passed to combat the outbreak rampaging across the U.S.

Trump has long pushed for a proposal to revamp American roads, bridges and airports, and Democratic congressional leaders saw the issue as a key area where they could cooperate with the Republican president when he first took office. But efforts to put together a sprawling infrastructure plan have fallen apart.

Last April, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Trump and Democrats agreed on the outline of a $2 trillion package. A month later, Trump then walked out of an infrastructure meeting, saying he would not work with Democrats on the issue while they investigated his administration.

Circumstances have changed: The House impeached Trump in December and the Senate acquitted him in February. COVID-19 has shredded the U.S. economy, jammed hospitals and stretched stores of health-care equipment, making federal intervention more appealing across the ideological spectrum.

In interviews this week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has pushed for infrastructure investment as part of the next phase of the federal response. She wants components related to health care and the digital economy.

Schumer, meanwhile, has pushed for a “Marshall Plan” to strengthen the U.S. public health infrastructure. He has touted emergency funding for hospitals and equipment included in the $2 trillion package signed into law last week.

Republicans — who control the Senate — may not have an appetite for more historic federal action after passing the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history last week. Spokespeople for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy did not immediately respond to requests to comment on Trump’s tweet.

At least one Senate Republican cheered Trump’s call for infrastructure improvements — though he did not endorse spending $2 trillion. Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., called on Tuesday to pass an existing bipartisan Senate highway bill that is “ready to go.”

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Coronavirus Pandemic Seen To Accelerate 5G Rollout In US

5G carriers claim that the coronavirus pandemic has actually increased demand for wireless bandwidth and thus make it ever more important to quickly rollout 5G towers around the nation to increase wireless capacity.  ⁃ TN Editor

In March 2020 everything that could be moved online already has, from elementary schools to college classes, from entire company workforces to shareholder meetings. Whole cities have emptied under the coronavirus threat as businesses tell employees to work from home,  students are sent indoors to learn online and every type of entertainment— from restaurants and sporting venues to movie theaters — shutters, forcing people to stay home and rely on their home broadband networks to interact with the outside world.

This switch-over is unprecedented, which begs the question: Can our current networks handle the strain?

Moreover, is the coronavirus outbreak and the “social distancing″ required to mitigate the spread going to become the business case for more advanced and robust 5G technologies for a future in which business, health care and human interaction must be at more than an arm’s length?

The jury is still out on whether home broadband, which tends to have lower capacity than more robust business networks, will be able to handle the traffic as whole neighborhoods become Wi-Fi hotbeds as adults video conference with their co-workers and their teens stream videos in between checking Blackboard for assignments. Providers, including AT&TVerizonand Comcast, are facing a test of whether they’ll be able to handle the increased demand.

Jessica Rosenworcel, an FCC member, said the influx of people working from home is a test for the current networks. “We’re going to have a big stress test on our networks,” she said. “There are a lot of potential points of stress.” The FCC has given the carriers access to additional bandwidth for the next 60 days to handle the additional users. (T-Mobile is so far the only carrier to take the FCC up on its offer to use spectrum in the 600 MHz Band to help meet increased consumer demand for broadband during the coronavirus pandemic.)

Rosenworcel said it’s too soon right now to assess how the networks are handling the stress. “These are still early days,” she said.

The carriers remain optimistic. “As a global company, we have extensive experience in planning for and responding to a wide variety of situations around the world,” said Jim Greer, AT&T assistant vice president for communications. Greer said that the company is constantly monitoring developments in the coronavirus outbreak and is taking the appropriate steps “to help maintain the ongoing health and safety of our employees and customers.”

Greer added that in cities in which the coronavirus has had the biggest impact, AT&T is seeing fewer spikes in wireless usage around particular cell towers or particular times of day because more people are working from home. The company continually monitors bandwidth usage to help it run its network.

In a March 12 interview with CNBC, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said he didn’t see any major changes in Verizon’s data usage during this coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. “So far, I’m really pleased with how the network is performing,” he said, adding that the company is monitoring the network “24/7.”

Verizon also issued a press release on Wednesday stating the demands on bandwidth increased 75% over the previous week. Social media use was flat.

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Musk’s SpaceX Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites

Undeterred from the global health crisis and resulting economic and financial meltdown, Technocrat Elon Musk went ahead with the launch of another 60 Starlink satellites to blanket earth with 5G service. ⁃ TN Editor

Three days after a dramatic launch abort, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket suffered a premature engine shutdown during the climb to space Wednesday but was still able to place another batch of 60 Starlink internet satellites into the planned orbit. The first stage, however, was unable to pull off what would have been its fifth landing, instead chalking up SpaceX’s second unsuccessful recovery in the past three flights.

The launching from historic pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center came just hours after NASA put its field centers on coronavirus “level 3” status, requiring civil servants to work from home and closing the bases to all but “mission-essential” personnel to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

But the restrictions did not affect SpaceX workers or Air Force personnel who provide tracking and telemetry support, and the Falcon 9 thundered to life at 8:16 a.m. EDT, streaking away from pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center along a northeasterly trajectory over the Atlantic Ocean.

A launch try Sunday was aborted as the booster’s nine Merlin 1D engines were firing up when “out of family” data was detected during a last-second computer check. No details were provided, but the company was able to recycle for a second launch try Wednesday and this time around, the countdown ticked smoothly to blastoff.

The first stage, after boosting the second stage and its cargo of 60 Starlink satellites out of the thick lower atmosphere, attempted to fly itself back to fifth landing an off-shore droneship, firing three engines to slow down as it plunged back toward Earth.

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T-Mobile: IoT And ‘The Transformative Promise Of 5G’

T-Mobile paid to have this article appear on the CNBC website, and you can read for yourself that 5G is all about the IoT and tracking things that move. T-Mobile’s 5G network will operate at the ultra-high frequency of 600MHz. ⁃ TN Editor

The 5G future of networking promises high speeds, low latency and plenty of bandwidth to support concurrent connections, all of which will be transformative. But the excitement over this next-gen tech is about more than a speed or capacity bump. The 5G era has the potential to radically transform the way we think about and use mobile networks and networks in general.

The networks of the future need to carry enhanced mobile broadband, a far greater volume of machine-to-machine communications to support the Internet of Things for both consumer and industrial applications, and the mission-critical business traffic that will enable Industry 4.0. And to support global business supply chains, these networks need to enable seamless communications worldwide.

The concept of a 5G campus network could meet the needs of smart manufacturing facilities with heavy utilization of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and specific tailoring for the demands of the digital economy, including enhanced data security, careful attention to customer experiences and digital logistics.

The architecture of a campus network involves a “dual slice” solution: two slices being broadcasted — a public network (the “public slice”) and an exclusive private network (the “private slice”) — running on the same hardware. Superficially, this resembles the commonplace setup of a business using a WLAN for data exchange, such as industrial purposes, while employees and customers connect to carrier 4G/LTE networks for their personal communications. But the implications are very different and wide ranging.

For one thing, the campus network marks a radical shift towards mobility. Instead of having a network supplier provide infrastructure and a mobile network operator providing the cellular network from the outside, the mobile network operator is both the provider for smartphone data and the enterprise network at the core of the system.

Today, a company’s wireless network infrastructure — the equivalent of a “private network” — is Wi-Fi. Outside of a company facility, employees’ mobile devices run on a carrier’s 4G/LTE network. Of course, switching between Wi-Fi and mobile networks can happen automatically on employees’ smartphones. But what about a robot? Or a pallet full of goods that you need to track as it leaves a facility, during its journey in a shipping container, and as it arrives at a distribution warehouse?

That’s where the advantage of a campus network — especially in a 5G era world — is clear. As 5G becomes common virtually everywhere, having a single network protocol to think about can greatly simplify operations. And with a growing opportunity to develop and deploy 5G radios that can operate within the unlicensed spectrum currently used by Wi-Fi, as well as on licensed bands allocated to carriers regionally, companies may not need to worry about national boundaries. Think of it as a sea of carrier coverage, within which are islands of private coverage, with seamless roaming between them.

This opens up tremendous possibilities for scaling machine-to-machine communication and manufacturing mobility. And today’s private campus networks — those “islands” — are both a step towards and a laboratory for experimentation with future public 5G services.

One concept Deutsche Telekom is currently piloting is the delivery of a campus network as a service (NaaS). In this use case, a wireless carrier supplies and maintains the infrastructure, delivering a private slice serving the client’s mission-critical needs while also giving the client use of the carrier’s public slice for other purposes. In a large campus installation — an airport, seaport or industrial park — multiple private slices could exist and scale as needed, with clients using portions of carrier spectrum or purchasing rights to specific frequencies in a given geographic area as needed.

And that scalability is the key to making NaaS more than a business model. The advantage for customers is flexibility. Delivering the network as a service will eventually provide the same elasticity that cloud computing does — a customer can get a certain base amount of capacity and have access to overflow if they need it.

As part of another pilot, Deutsche Telekom demonstrated the strengths of the concept in the context of a large-scale test implemented at the Port of Hamburg, with multiple network slices flexibly adapted to suit specific needs over time. Individual virtual networks were spun up to serve public mobile access, emergency services, sensors for real-time analysis of environmental data and a high-bandwidth network to support the testing of augmented reality services for maintenance workers. Another test installation by Deutsche Telekom, at a light manufacturing plant in Schwabmünchen, Germany, focused on IoT applications, including automated, guided vehicles.

While the first large-scale national rollouts of 5G service are just appearing this year (T-Mobile launched its 5G network on existing 600 MHz spectrum nationwide on December 2, 2019), the biggest implementations are set to come online over the next few years. The implementation of pilot private networks on manufacturing campuses gives us a chance to see the future in action right now: faster, yes, but more flexible, more connected and more mobile than ever before.

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Kaboom! Switzerland Halts 5G Rollout Over Health Concerns

It’s a gloomy day for Technocrats in Switzerland, which has imposed a nationwide ban on new 5G installation while demanding a thorough study on the health effects of millimeter waves on humans. Until produced, the ban will not be lifted. ⁃ TN Editor

Switzerland, one of the world’s leaders in the rollout of 5G mobile technology, has placed an indefinite moratorium on the use of its new network because of health concerns.

The move comes as countries elsewhere around Europe race to upgrade their networks to 5G standards amid a furious rearguard diplomatic campaign by the US to stop them using Chinese technology provided by Huawei. Washington says the company, which is fundamental to most European networks’ upgrade plans, presents a grave security risk.

Switzerland is relatively advanced in Europe in adopting 5G. The wealthy alpine country has built more than 2,000 antennas to upgrade its network in the last year alone, and its telecoms providers have been promising their customers’ imminent 5G coverage for most of the past year.

However, a letter sent by the Swiss environment agency, Bafu, to the country’s cantonal governments at the end of January, has now in effect called time on the use of all new 5G towers, officials who have seen the letter told the Financial Times.

The agency is responsible for providing the cantons with safety criteria against which telecoms operators’ radiation emissions can be judged. Under Switzerland’s highly federalised structure, telecoms infrastructure is monitored for compliance and licensed by cantonal authorities, but Bern is responsible for setting the framework.

Bafu has said it cannot yet provide universal criteria without further testing of the impact of 5G radiation.

The agency said it was “not aware of any standard worldwide” that could be used to benchmark recommendations. “Therefore Bafu will examine exposure through adaptive [5G] antennas in depth, if possible in real-world operational conditions. This work will take some time,” it said.

Without the criteria, cantons are left with little option but to license 5G infrastructure according to existing guidelines on radiation exposure, which all but preclude the use of 5G except in a tiny minority of cases.

Several cantons have already imposed their own voluntary moratoria because of uncertainty over health risks.

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5G Won’t Resolve The Digital Divide, Could Make It Worse

Even some industry insiders believe that 5G will exacerbate the ‘haves and have nots’ of the existing digital world, and will produce new divides. In other words, there will be new winners and losers with many being left out. ⁃ TN Editor

In the coming years, 5G wireless Internet stands poised to remake the online world, its unprecedented speed enabling advances in everything from public safety to virtual reality. Within this progress, however, there exists another near-certainty — segments of the population will be left out of the advantages.

Indeed, as small-cell networks enable blazing-fast Internet across the country, stakeholders in the government technology and innovation space say 5G will also exacerbate digital inequities. Angela Siefer, the executive director of National Digital Inclusion Alliance, said it’s important to understand here that the digital divide — meaning the split between individuals benefiting from new tech and those struggling in its wake — is made up of many smaller divides.

“I do think it’s going to worsen the digital divide,” Siefer said. “5G is yet another divide, and it adds to existing problems.”

There are three central problems at the heart of the digital divide: lacking Internet connection, lacking technological devices and lacking the skills to use new technology in a meaningful way. A lack of connection is an ongoing problem in many communities, especially those that are underserved — both in cities and rural areas — where it is not economically advantageous for telecom companies to build infrastructure or offer broadband at affordable rates.

Siefer said there is nothing about 5G that will make it a better option for communities already lacking affordable access to fast Internet. In addition, there is a distinct possibility that in order to access mobile 5G Internet, users will need a newer and more expensive device built for the increased speeds.

This all speaks to a larger ongoing issue in the country, which is that government and society at times still views broadband as a commodity, rather than a utility needed to foster equitable outcomes in education, healthcare, employment and other vital segments of daily life.

“It’s a service that is sold,” Siefer said. “It’s not a utility, it’s not regulated like a utility and those companies that provide it are beholden to their short shareholders.”

Dana Floberg, a policy manager with the media and technology equity advocacy group Free Press, agreed, noting there is a narrative being sold to the public that the country is locked in a must-win, high-stakes race to deploy 5G faster than other countries such as China.

Validity aside, that very notion only frames the issue as a technological challenge — asking how fast can we build small-cell networks — rather than an economic challenge. Ignoring the affordability component is likely to create all the same problems that have existed for years with other Internet services.

“5G is potentially an enormous technological innovation,” Floberg said, “but it’s not that innovative when it comes to the economics of the service. It’s a step forward for technology, but it’s not necessarily a step forward for affordability of competition.”

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Thanks To Musk And Bezos, The Night Sky Will Never Be The Same

The FCC granted permission for Technocrats Musk and Bezos to launch tens of thousands of 5G satellites into orbit, but the FCC gave no thought to their appearance: shiny, bright and fast moving. Astronomy will never be the same again. ⁃ TN Editor

Last year, Krzysztof Stanek got a letter from one of his neighbors. The neighbor wanted to build a shed two feet taller than local regulations allowed, and the city required him to notify nearby residents. Neighbors, the notice said, could object to the construction. No one did, and the shed went up.

Stanek, an astronomer at Ohio State University, told me this story not because he thinks other people will care about the specific construction codes of Columbus, Ohio, but rather because it reminds him of the network of satellites SpaceX is building in the space around Earth.

“Somebody puts up a shed that might obstruct my view by a foot, I can protest,” Stanek said. “But somebody can launch thousands of satellites in the sky and there’s nothing I can do? As a citizen of Earth, I was like, Wait a minute.”

Since last spring, SpaceX has launched into orbit dozens of small satellites—the beginnings of Starlink, a floating scaffold that the company’s founder, Elon Musk, hopes will someday provide high-speed internet to every part of the world.

SpaceX sent a letter too, in a way. After filing for permission to build its constellation in space, federal regulators held the required comment period, open to the public, before the first satellites could launch.

These satellites have turned out to be far more reflective than anyone, even SpaceX engineers, expected. Before Starlink, there were about 200 objects in orbit around Earth that could be seen with the unaided eye. In less than a year, SpaceX has added another 240. “These are brighter than probably 99 percent of existing objects in Earth orbit right now,” says Pat Seitzer, a professor emeritus at the University of Michigan who studies orbital debris.

For months, astronomers have shared images online of their telescopes’ fields of view with diagonal white streaks cutting across the darkness, the distinct appearance of Starlink satellites. More satellites are now on the way, both from SpaceX and other companies. If, as Musk hopes, these satellites number in the tens of thousands, ignoring them will be difficult, whether you’re an astronomer or not.

In some ways, these satellites pose a familiar problem, a matter of managing the competing interests that scientists, commercial companies, and the public might have in a limited natural resource. But the use of outer space—particularly the part in close vicinity to our planet—has never been tested quite like this before. For most of history, scientists, particularly those who observe the cosmos on visible wavelengths, have had relatively little competition for access to the sky.

Passing satellites were considered nuisances and sometimes wrecked data, but they were rare. Some astronomers are now calling for legal action, but even those who wouldn’t push that far describe Starlink’s satellites as a wake-up call: What happens when new and powerful neighbors have a distinct—and potentially disruptive—plan for a place you value?

For Harvey Liszt, the case of the Starlink satellites feels like déjà vu.

Liszt specializes in radio astronomy, a field that has experienced more than its share of satellite-related headaches. The first GPS satellites, launched in the late 1970s, spewed signals across the radio spectrum, including the bands that astronomers like Liszt use to scan the universe, and interfered with their observations. “Without very strict regulation, it’s all too easy for users of the radio spectrum to spill over into each other’s spectrum,” Liszt says.

So astronomers started pushing regulators to bring GPS technology in line. The United States has controlled use of the radio spectrum since the early 20th century, when it became clear that too much noise could garble emergency messages from ships in distress and other long-distance cries for help. The International Telecommunication Union, which coordinates global use of the radio spectrum, had been established decades earlier, in 1865. By the time radio astronomers had to worry about GPS satellites, the idea that satellite operators had to play by oversight rules was well understood.

Before Starlink launched, SpaceX coordinated with the National Science Foundation and its radio-astronomy observatories to make sure there wouldn’t be any overlap. Unfortunately for optical astronomers, there is no such framework when it comes to the brightness of satellites—no international body in Geneva, let alone a dedicated agency in the United States.

The Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory realm spans communication networks across multiple industries, which means its oversight includes, oddly enough, both satellites and offensive Super Bowl commercials. But while American satellites need the agency’s permission to launch, the FCC does not regulate the appearance of those satellites once they’re in orbit.

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Space Junk? Elon Musk Seeks 30,000 5G Satellites In Space

Elon Musk’s grandfather was the head of Technocracy, Inc. in Canada during the 1930s and ’40s. As a Technocrat himself, Musk builds because he can, not because there is a moral imperative to do so.

Flooding the earth with 5G radiation and satellites is fraught with major consequences, including health issues. However, 30k satellites will effectively destroy Earth-based astronomy because of the diffusion of reflected light. And don’t forget space junk that will eventually be falling to earth. ⁃ TN Editor

Elon Musk is preparing to launch 60 Starlink ‘internet satellites’ into space tomorrow – despite ongoing fury over the project.

The tech billionaire’s rocket firm SpaceX will launch the satellites in defiance of critics who say Musk is flooding Earth’s orbit with “space junk”.


Credit: Elon Musk/ Twitter

Starlink is Musk’s bid to create a network of satellites in space that will beam internet back down to Earth.

Dozens of satellites have already been launched – and Musk has approval to send tens of thousands more into orbit.

Later today, a 229-foot-tall Falcon 9 rocket will take 60 satellites into space, where they will orbit 341 miles above Earth.

The launch was scheduled to take place on Monday, January 27, but has been delayed until January 28 due to strong winds.

But despite his good intentions, Musk is facing growing criticism from the astronomy community.

There have been concerns that humanity could be trapped on Earth by too much space junk in Earth’s orbit.

That’s according to one space scientist, who says Musk’s plan could create an impenetrable wall of space junk around our planet.

A catastrophic clutter of space debris left behind by the satellites could block rockets from leaving Earth, an effect known as “Kessler syndrome”.

“The worst case is: You launch all your satellites, you go bankrupt, and they all stay there,” European Space Agency scientist Dr Stijn Lemmens told Scientific American.

“Then you have thousands of new satellites without a plan of getting them out of there. And you would have a Kessler-type of syndrome.”

It will take thousands of years for any SpaceX satellites left in our orbit to descend to Earth and burn up in the atmosphere.

The firm says it’s already taken steps to avoid cluttering up the region. It’s launching the satellites into a lower orbital plane than most space tech to avoid collisions.

Even with such precautions, mega-constellations like Starlink will results in 67,000 potential collisions per year, another space scientist warned.

“This is something we need to pay attention to,” aerospace engineer Glenn Peterson told MIT Technology Review. “We have to be proactive.”

The Starlink satellites are tightly packed into the nose of one of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rockets, which is currently poised on a launchpad at Florida’s Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

Musk has previously said he plans to send up nearly 12,000 satellites by the mid-2020s.

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To Trump: Experts Call For Moratorium On 5G Wireless Technology

Doctors and scientists are calling on President Trump to declare a moratorium on 5G rollout until proper testing is completed over health concerns. However, Technocrats are intent on establishing 5G as quickly as possible to enable the Internet of Things. ⁃ TN Editor

Washington, DC – A broad coalition of scientists, doctors and advocates sent a National 5G Resolution letter to President Trump demanding a moratorium on 5G until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from the telecom industry. The 5G Resolution was developed during the first three-day US medical conference fully dedicated to this topic, Electromagnetic Fields Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment, which convened in Scotts Valley, California in September. (Watch videos from the conference here.)

The letter references the published scientific studies demonstrating harm to human health, bees trees and the environment from current wireless technology and posits that 5G will both increase exposure and add in new technology never safety tested for long-term exposure.

“We join with the thousands of doctors, scientists and health care providers worldwide who have recently issued appeals for urgent action on 5G to protect public health and call for a moratorium on 5G and any further wireless antenna densification until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from the wireless industry.”

“The children are our future. The scientific evidence has been clear for decades and now

America has an opportunity to lead the way,” said Toril H. Jelter, MD, a pediatrician who presented at the EMF Conference with case studies on children she has treated who have dramatically improved after reducing wireless exposures. “It is my impression that health effects of wireless radiation go misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed for years. Parents, teachers and physicians need to know that hardwiring internet, phone and tv is a healthier option for our children.”

According to the 5G Resolution:

  • The FCC has ​stated ​that 800,000 antenna sites will be required to fully deploy 5G in the United States, with global deployments ​expected ​to reach almost 5 million by 2021.
  • New wireless antennas are rapidly being installed on streetlights and utility poles directly in front of homes and schools.
  • 5G will dramatically increase the general public’s daily exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF), in addition to the emissions from 2G, 3G, 4G wireless infrastructure already in place.
  • 5G was not premarket safety tested.
  • Research shows biological effects from levels of wireless exposures presently allowed.
  • Research on 5G emissions shows serious impacts to humans, bees, trees and wildlife.

The Electromagnetic Safety Alliance and Environmental Health Trust coordinated gathering signatories for the 5G Resolution, and both organizations also presented at the 2019 EMF Conference. Full Text of the Letter is Below.

United States of America National 5G Resolution

An Urgent Call for a Moratorium on 5th Generation Wireless  Technologies Pending Safety Testing 

To:  Donald Trump, President of the United States of America 

December 11, 2019

We, the undersigned, are medical doctors, health professionals, scientists, engineers and public advocates who are deeply concerned about the potential health risks associated with 5G and the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation sources from wireless telecommunications technologies. 

The FCC has stated that 800,000 antenna sites will be required to fully deploy 5G in the United States. Global deployments are expected to reach almost 5 million by 2021. Industry projects 22 billion wirelessly connected devices worldwide as part of the Internet of Things. New wireless antennas are rapidly being attached to streetlights and utility poles directly in front of homes and schools. 5G will dramatically increase our daily exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in addition to the 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. RF-EMF from wireless infrastructure already in place that will continue to emit. The 5G antenna densification plan will lead to a significant increase of involuntary exposure to wireless radiation everywhere. 

Cell phone and wireless were never premarket safety tested for long-term exposure to humans when they first came on the market decades ago. Now the harmful effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic exposure to humans and the environment are proven. In 2015, more than 250 scientists from more than 40 countries expressed their “serious concerns” in an EMF Appeal regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices even before the additional 5G Internet of Things rollout. The scientists refer to the fact that “numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines”. Since then, hundreds of doctors have signed onto new appeals specifically calling to halt 5G. 

A large number of peer-reviewed scientific reports demonstrate harm to human health from EMFs. Effects include increased cancer risk, increased cellular stress, increased harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system learning and memory deficitsbehavioral problems, neurological disordersheadaches, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to trees, beesplantsanimals, and bacteria

After the EMF scientists’ appeal was initiated in 2015, additional research has associated serious adverse biological effects of RF-EMF emissions from wireless technologies. The U.S. National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program (NTP) published its large-scale, $30 million animal study showing DNA damage and statistically significant increases in the incidence of brain cancer and heart cancer in animals exposed daily to wireless radiation. These findings support the results from human epidemiological studies finding associations between wireless radiation and brain tumor risk. 

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO), in 2011 concluded that EMFs at frequencies 30 KHz to 300 GHz are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). However, since that date, new studies, including the NTP study mentioned above and several epidemiological and experimental investigations, have increased the evidence indicating that wireless is carcinogenic. Now in 2019, the IARC announced plans to re-evaluate RF-EMF for carcinogenicity as soon as 2022.  

As the U.S. Department of the Interior stated, “the electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.” FCC guidelines only protect against heating effects (EPA 2002) and ignore the effects of pulse-modulated signals. Scientists have repeatedly found adverse biological effects that are caused without heating (”non-thermal effect”) at radiation levels far below the limits in FCC guidelines. Replicated research finds memory damagebehavioral problems and tumor promotion from “low” legally allowed levels of wireless. 

As the EPA was defunded in the mid ‘90s, there are no federally developed safety limits and there is no health and safety agency in the United States with authority to review the research and ensure protections regarding the human health and environmental effects from wireless antennas. Internationally, the organizations that issue exposure standards have failed to develop sufficient guidelines. Published reviews and studies on the new higher frequencies to be used in 5G call for caution and warn of future impacts that will not only impact humans but also wildlife and especially bees

We are concerned about the health and well-being of those who are most vulnerable: children, pregnant women, and persons sensitive to electromagnetic fields and who have chronic health problems. 

We join with the thousands of doctors, scientists and health care providers worldwide who have recently issued appeals for urgent action on 5G to protect public health. The rapidly growing list includes the International EMF Scientist Appeal,  Appeal to the European UnionBelgium Doctors Appeal, Canadian Doctors, Cyprus Medical AssociationPhysicians of Turin, Italy, the German Doctors Appeal, International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and Space and the International Society of Doctors for the Environment. 

We call for a moratorium on 5G and any further wireless antenna densification until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from the wireless industry.   

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Telecoms Face Major Global Resistance To 5G Rollout

You will never see or hear about success stories of 5G protests or blocking legislation, yet there are dozens of nations throwing up roadblocks over the potential health risks of electromagnetic radiation and over data privacy. 5G is not a fait accompli. ⁃ TN Editor

The telecommunications companies and the mainstream media would have you believe that the race to roll out 5G is unstoppable. That you are nothing and no one in the face of a lethal multi-trillion-dollar agenda imposed by some of the most powerful entities on the planet.

They thought that if they called their new, alleged “communications technology”, adapted from the military Active Denial Technology, “5G” or fifth generation, the public would just assume that it was more of the same as 4G, 3G or 2G. And if they could characterise the rollout as a race, the public would not have enough time to find out what a killer technology 5G is. How wrong they were! Not only has the public found out, but now they know how lethal previous generations of wireless technology – to be used concurrently with 5G – are as well.

Below is the evidence from a number of different countries that the pushback is huge and growing. The telcos have lost the propaganda war, despite their control of the mainstream media, from which not a whisper of the dangers of 5G is heard, and of social media and Youtube, who have been desperately deleting millions of accounts to silence the naysayers.

As this article went to press, support arrived from an unexpected source. In an impassioned speech before the United Nations General Assembly on 24 September 2019, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that digital authoritarianism is not the stuff of dystopian fantasy but of an emerging reality. He described the Internet of Things, “smart” cities and AI as a giant, dark thundercloud lowering ever more oppressively over the human race, a gathering force reshaping the future of humanity over which the human race has no control and from which, in future, there may be nowhere to hide.

He asked if algorithms could be trusted with our lives and hopes and whether machines should be allowed to doom us to a cold and heartless future in an Orwellian world designed for censorship, repression and control. He recalled the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and endorsed its ideals of upholding freedom of opinion and expression, the privacy of home and correspondence, and the right to seek and impart information and ideas

He exhorted the academic committees, company boards and industry standards groups who are writing the rulebooks of the future, making ethical judgements, and choosing what will or will not be rendered possible to find the right balance between freedom and control, between innovation and regulation, between private enterprise and government oversight. He insisted that the ethical judgements inherent in the design of new technology must be made transparent to all and that joint efforts must be made to agree a common set of global principles to shape the norms and standards that will guide the development of emerging technology.

What follows is a citizen journalist’s list of the actions taken to halt 5G and reports and complaints that have discredited this Machiavellian attempt to foist a disastrous technology on the world in 2019. It is not an exhaustive list and I extend my apologies to all those whose efforts I may have overlooked here and much gratitude to all who have contributed to making this pushback so successful.

However, we cannot afford to be complacent and, in particular, we must work to stop the use of the Earth orbits and the stratosphere to beam 5G down to Earth, for this puts the ionosphere and the entire planet at risk. We must also work to ensure that the use of street lights with blue light for this anti-life agenda is rapidly reversed.

The effort to stop 5G is still gathering momentum and we must continue to work together and tirelessly to protect all life on Earth and the planet itself until this demented plan is relegated to the history books as the most Mephistophelian scheme in the history of humankind.

1 International2018 International Telecommunication Union urges harmonisation of exposure limits. International RF-EMF exposure guidelines refer to the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) [b-ICNIRP 1998], or of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) [b-IEEE C95.1]. These limits are currently under review [b-ICNIRP]. A small group of countries, regions or even cities within the same country, especially in Europe (e.g., Poland, Russia, Italy, Switzerland, Paris city and regions in Belgium), use limits that are ten to a hundred times lower. China [25 times lower than the EMF recommendations of the Council of Europe (1999/519)] and India, amongst others, also adopted limits below ICNIRP guidelines. International exposure limits for radio-frequency fields.
2 USA2018 Exposure to Cell Phone and Wireless WiFi Radiation Can Reduce Impulse Control and Cause Violence. A pilot study on six California fire fighters working and sleeping in stations with towers showed symptoms including slowed reaction time, lack of focus, lack of impulse control, severe headaches, anesthesia-like sleep, sleep deprivation, depression, and tremors. Exposure can also increase acts of violence and homicide.
3 USA2018 Scientist Says 1 in 2 children born in 2025 will be autistic – something is clearly causing this health crisis of historic proportions. “If you take the data that the CDC has provided since 1975 and plot it, you can see that it’s an exponential growth curve. You can extend the line. … My feeling is that things are worse than the line. So I think that 1 in 2 in 2025 is not an unreasonable prediction.”
4 USA24 June 18 Author Naomi Wolf reports EMF reactions, cloud anomalies and their correlation with irritable and stressed behaviour in New York.
5 Taiwan28 Dec 18 Taiwan’s five wireless carriers say that they will not rush to roll out 5G services in the absence of a profitable business model to sell the revolutionary technology, in spite of all the use cases that have been suggested.
6 Switzerland2018 The government appoints a group of experts to probe the risks involved with introducing 5G, whose findings should be published by the end of 2019. The Swiss Federation of Doctors also urges caution, maintaining that “as long as there is no scientific proof that raising the radiation limits will not impact health, one must refrain from raising them.”
7 Austria4 January 19 After 5G is officially switched on in Vienna in November 2018, former UN staff member reports Vienna’s first EMF injuries.
8 Austria11 January Court of Auditors slams corrupt “smart” meter contract award for defrauding electricity and gas customers. Concerns about data protection and about power disruption were ignored, energy savings were exaggerated and customers were assured that they would have no extra costs, but left to pick up a 1 billion euro bill for the installation.
9 Europe13 January Journalist group Investigate Europepublishes “The ICNIRP Cartel: Who’s Who in the EMF Research World, an interactive graphic”, exposing conflicts of interest among ICNIRP members.
10 USA14 January Congresswomen Eshoo and Speier introduce BillHR530 to block FCC cell tower pre-emption and preserve local government control and invalidate the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 26 September 2018 ruling to accelerate the deployment of 5G small cells throughout the US.
11 USA14 January Russia Today (RT) Americaairs the first of 7 reports on the dangers of 5G: 5G Wireless: A Dangerous ‘Experiment on Humanity’. “Is there a catch?”, asks the presenter. “Just a small one”, comes the reply, “It just might kill you”. The segment is viewed 1.8 million times.
12 European Commission14 January The Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER) rates the potential effects on wildlife of increases in electromagnetic radiation from 5G a maximum 3 in terms of scale, urgency and interactions with other ecosystems and species, stating that “The lack of clear evidence to inform the development of exposure guidelines to 5G technology leaves open the possibility of unintended biological consequences”.
13 Italy16 January The Lazio regional administrative court decrees that the ministries of environment, health and education have six months to launch information campaigns on the risks associated with the use of mobile phones.
14 USA25 January The Illinois Supreme Court rules that a woman can sue Six Flags Great America for fingerprinting her childwithout telling her how the data would be used in violation of the state’s biometric law. “This is no mere ‘technicality,’” Chief Justice Lloyd Karmeier writes in the opinion. “The injury is real and significant.”
15 Italy30 January An Italian Court in the city of Monza rules the acoustic neuroma brain tumour of an airport employee to be an occupational disease caused by exposure to the radiation from a cell phone he used for over 10 years for his work.
16 USA6 February US Senator Blumenthal definitively establishes that no safety studies have been done on 5G.
17 USAFebruary At least 21 US cities/regions pass ordinances restricting “small cell” installation, and many are charging “recertification fees” to make it unprofitable for the wireless industry.
18 USA9 February Sierra Club California Conservation Committee adopts resolution to ask the National Sierra Club to take an oppose position to the deployment of 5G and small cell technology without local input and environmental review. The Sierra Club was founded in 1892 and is the oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization in the US.
19 Switzerland18 February Study: Radiation From Smartphones May Impair Memory In Teens. A research team at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute says that radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) may negatively affect an adolescent’s brain from cellphone exposure, causing potentially harmful effects on his or her memory performance. The authors say having the device close to one’s head lead to the greatest amount of radiation exposure.
20 UN22 February The Planetary Association for Clean Energy (PACE) submits a statement to the UN revealing that allowable international “radiation limits will have to be increased by 30 to 40%” in order to make 5G deployment technologically feasible and calls 5G “an experiment on humanity that constitutes cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” in violation of more than 15 international treaties and agreements.
21 ICNIRP3 March Eric Van Rongen, Chair of ICNIRP [self-proclaimed international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection, but actually just a German NGO], the organisation whose non-transparent pronouncements on the international limits at which phones can emit radiofrequency are strangely adopted by UN bodies, calls 5G “a public health experiment”, stating that “It will be necessary to gain more information about the exposure and any health problems that might come from an effect of that exposure”.
22 UK3 March The Daily Telegraph asks, Do smartphones cause cancer? World Health Organisation to assess brain tumour link.
23 USA7 March A class action lawsuit is filed against the FCC by 62 entities and municipalities across the USA. aimed at first slowing down and then vacating the FCC “order and declaratory ruling purporting to streamline the deployment of wireless facilities by pre-empting local government authority”.
24 Netherlands9 March Utrecht City Council decides unanimously to postpone decision-making on 4G and 5Ginfrastructure on new lamp posts until the risks to health and privacy are better understood.
25 France10 March Popular French astrophysicist and philosopher Aurélien Barrau causes a storm In France when he announces on Twitter “5G kills … We have already killed 70% of the living (with almost no global warming). Do we want to choose life or the speed of the telephone network?”
26 Guernsey11 March Call to halt 5G technology in Guernsey due to health fears, ITV News.
27 UK17 March Insurers announce premature death trend. British insurer Legal & General CEO says: “There’s been a long discussion about whether this is a blip or a trend, and sadly it’s looking like a trend.”
28 Germany20 March Without invoking the precautionary principle, the Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS) admits that the effects of the higher frequencies of 5G are not yet well researched and advises that 5G should be developed cautiously. It states that consideration needs to be given to whether people will be exposed to much higher radiation.
29 UK23 March Sacha Stone publishes documentary 5G Apocalypse: The Extinction Event. (565,354 views as at 3 October 2019).
30 USA24 March Portland, Oregon city officials state clear opposition to the installation of 5G networks around the city, supported by the mayor and two commissioners.
31 Italy28 March Florence applies the precautionary principle, refusing permissions for 5G and referring to “the ambiguity and the uncertainty of supranational bodies and private bodies (like ICNIRP)”, which “have very different positions from each other, despite the huge evidence of published studies”.
32 Italy28 March One Roman district votes against 5G trials, with others expected to follow. Other motions to Stop 5G are expected in the four regional councils, one provincial council and other municipal councils of Italy.
33 Russia28 March The Russian Ministry of Defence refuses to transfer frequencies for 5G, which effectively delays any 5G rollout there for several years.
34 USA28 March New Jersey Congressman Andy Kim sends a letter, noting that, “Current regulations governing radiofrequency (RF) safety were put in place in 1996and have not yet been reassessed for newer generation technologies.”
35 Belgium31 March Belgian Environment Minister announces that Brussels is halting the 5G rollout, saying, “The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit.” It turns out that there is now no methodology to effectively measure the radiation of MIMO antennas, which have the characteristic of varying field in time, space and intensity, unlike antennas used for 2G, 3G and 4G, which emit radiation of constant intensity and space. Celine Fremault therefore asserted that, as this technical obstacle was not resolved, she would not go further in the legislative process.
36 USAApril The Blue Cross Blue Shield health insurance association reports that millennials – the first generation to grow up using cell phones – are experiencing an unprecedented decline in their health when they reach their late 20s.
37 EUApril An EU report admits that 5G is a massive experiment, lamenting that “it is not possible to accurately simulate or measure 5G emissions in the real world” and stating that “complex interference effects … may result, especially in dense urban areas.”
38 International2 April Avid traveller, 33, dies on a Los Angeles to Melbourne flight she had flown many times before – as friends say they’re at a ‘complete loss’ as to what killed the ‘happy and healthy’ tech executive. Aviation health & safety in the digital age – radio-frequency (RF) exposure from mobile devices and in flight WiFi : A new human factor?
39 Germany4 April 54,600 Germans sign a petition to force the German Bundestag to debate 5G.
40 Netherlands4 April Members of Parliament in the Netherlands insist that radiation research must be carried out before any approval of the 5G network.
41 USA4 April The California Supreme Court publishes an opinionsupporting municipal authority to make regulations on so-called ‘small cell’ PROW (public right of way) towers and uses of the public’s right-of-way. This opinion affirms the 2016 appellate court ruling.
42 USA5 April The California Supreme Court Justices unanimously uphold a 2011 San Francisco ordinancerequiring telecommunications companies to get permits before placing antennas on city infrastructure.
43 Switzerland9 April The Canton of Vaud adopts a resolution calling for a moratorium on 5Gantennas until the publication of a report on 5G by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment.
44 Switzerland10 April Geneva adopts a motion for a moratorium on 5G, calling on the Council of State to request WHO to monitor independent scientific studies to determine the harmful effects of 5G.
45 France11 April French lawmaker Jean-Paul Lecoq raises the wide range of risks posed by the 5G deployment in the National Assembly.
46 USA15 April Oregon Representative Peter A. DeFazio, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, writes a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and acting FDA Commissioner Sharpless regarding the status of the government’s research into the potential health effects of RF radiation and its relation to the FCC’s guidelines for safe human RF exposure levels.
47 USA16 April New York Congressman Thomas Suozzi sends a letter to the FCC seeking answers about the technology. “Small cell towers are being installed in residential neighborhoods in close proximity to houses throughout my district. ,,, My constituents are worried that should this technology be proven hazardous in the future, the health of their families and value of their properties would be at serious risk.”
48 Switzerland17 April The Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) sends a 7-page information letter to all cantonal governments for the purpose of “calming the situation”. It claims that the new 5G adaptive (directional) antennas would mean much lower exposures for the population: “The beam cone is now aligned directly to the user and in all other radiation directions the radiation is lower [sic].”
49 Switzerland17 April The Swiss government announces the introduction of a monitoring system to assuage concerns about the potential health impact of fifth-generation (5G) mobile frequency emissions and smooth the cutting-edge technology’s rollout. The move comes as some Swiss cantons baulk at authorizing new antennas needed to support 5G services after a spectrum auction in February that raised 380 million Swiss francs ($377 million).
50 US22 April Energy sector says 5G network could exponentially increase energy consumption. Two recent studies (by UTC and the Electric Power Research Institute) unearth possible problems with 5G technologies, including but not limited to, cyberthreats to the electric grid, lack of infrastructure to accommodate the network of small cells and sensors needed to expand 5G access, lack of private networks, and potential health concerns since 5G microwave bands are 10 times the frequency of previous mobile devices. 5G portends more devices, which increases power demand, which increases the need for more spectrum among utilities.
51 InternationalApril 2019 The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announces that reassessment of the classification of non-ionising radiation (radiofrequency) in the list of agents carcinogenic to humanity is to be given a high priority.
52 USA26 April The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and NASA clash with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which oversees US wireless networks, saying that next-generation mobile technology could interfere with crucial satellite-based Earth observations.
53 France26 April French farmers sue the state over mystery cow deaths they blame on electromagnetic fields. A group of French cattle farmers is suing the state over the mysterious death of hundreds of cows, which they believe are the victims of harmful electromagnetic fields. Several studies have shown that livestock, particularly cattle, are affected by even low-level electromagnetic fields
54 Swiss ReMay Insurance company Swiss Re’s report on New Emerging Risk Insightsstates that “Existing concerns regarding potential negative health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) are only likely to increase. An uptick in liability claims could be a potential long-term consequence. … interruption and subversion of the 5G platform could trigger catastrophic, cumulative damage.”
55 Denmark4 May A legal opinion by a Danish law firm states that rolling out 5G is illegal under EU and international law: It is the conclusion of this legal opinion that establishing and activating a 5G-network, as it is currently described, would be in contravention of current human and environmental laws enshrined in the European Convention on Human Rights, the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, EU regulations, and the Bern- and Bonn-conventions. … This also applies when the radiation remains within the limits recommended by ICNIRP and currently used in Denmark as well as broadly within the EU.
56 Denmark4 May Danish group Landsindsamlingen mod5G announces it is suing the Danish state for having planned the implementation of the new 5G mobile network throughout Denmark by the year 2020 without conducting any kind of health test in relation to the long-term exposure of people or consideration of the harmful effects on the unborn, children and nature.
57 International4 May Meteorologists warn that the introduction of 5G mobile phone networks could seriously affect weather forecasters’ ability to predict major storms by disrupting the delicate satellite instruments they use to monitor changes in the atmosphere. The result will be impaired forecasts, poorer warnings about major storms, and loss of life, they say.
58 Germany9 May Minister for the Environment believes continued digitalisation will fuel future environmental problems. “Information technology’s impact on the environment and nature has been underestimated. It will further increase consumption of energy and raw materials and lead to greater consumption and increased traffic”.
59 France15 May French health authority ANSES warns in a 400-page report that LED lights in your house can cause irreversible damage to the eyes and lead to a vision-robbing condition.
60 USA22 May The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) criticize FCC plans for opening a 24 GHz spectrum band to 5G telecommunications providers, stating that US weather forecasting capabilities would be set back decades. The matter is on the agenda for international treatynegotiations at the International Telecommunication Union’s World Radio Conference (WRC) in the fall of 2019, but with respect to 24 GHz, the Department of State has already submitted the FCC’s out-of-band emission limits as the US position during preliminary negotiations.
61 USA25 May Apple is selling your iTunes listening data despite its privacy claims, a lawsuit alleges. Apple Inc. was sued by customers who claim the company is unlawfully disclosing and selling information about people’s iTunes purchases as well as their personal data, contrary to the company’s promise in advertising that “What happens on your iPhone stays on your iPhone.”
62 USA29 May The US state of Louisiana unanimously votes to stop 5G, calling for study of effects on health and environment before 5G is launched (Resolution 145).
63 France31 May An LED lamp post is destroyed in France.
64 International31 May 2019 Global Disinformation Index shows success of Stop 5G pushback: total number of followers of 123 Facebook pages and 74 groups swelled from 7,005 to 59,094 by third week of May 2019.
65 USAJune 2019 Ongoing lawsuits against the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the constitutional overreachin the rollout of 5G:

  • National League of Cities (19,000 cities & towns)
  • US Conference of Mayors (1,192 cities)
  • National Association of Counties (3,069 counties)
  • National Association of Regional Councils (500 councils and metropolitan & regional planning organizations)
  • National Association of Towns and Townships (10,000 towns)
  • National Association of Telecommunications Officers & Advisers (local government officials)
  • Colorado Communications Utility Alliance
  • League of Arizona Cities and Towns
  • League of California Cities
  • League of Oregon Cities
  • Michigan Coalition to Protect Public Rights of Way
  • Michigan Municipal League
  • Michigan Townships Association
  • Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues
  • 7 Counties
  • 45 Cities
66 EuropeJune EMFOff publishes an exposé of corruption at the World Health Organization: The WHO Cover-Up That is Costing Us the EarthVideo and PDF document.
67 CanadaJune In Toronto, the Canadian Civil Liberties Association files a court application to stop (Alphabet/Google subsidiary) Sidewalk Labs’ “smart city” project as “unconstitutional” because it would allow “historically unprecedented, non-consensual, inappropriate mass-capture surveillance and commoditization of personal data.”
68 AustraliaJune Step-by-Step Action Plan: We say No to 5G in Australia: devised by barrister Raymond Broomhall, who has stopped 25K antenna projects across Australia.
69 Switzerland4 June The Canton of Fribourg introduces a licensing requirement for 5G antennas in order to give those affected a chance to object.
70 Russia6 June A man living in the Tver region saws down a cell tower because he believes the radiation from it is destroying the vegetable, berry and fruit crops growing on his land located nearby.
71 Switzerland10 June telephone antenna is destroyed by an explosionin Vaud, Switzerland.
72 UK11 June Glastonbury Town Councilopposes the introduction of 5G technology in Glastonbury until further information has been obtained on the health effects on residents, adopting the following motion: “This council has a social responsibility to protect the public and environment from exposure to harm, albeit unpredictable in the current state of scientific knowledge, and therefore opposes the roll-out of 5G in the Parish of Glastonbury – based on the precautionary principle – until further information is revealed from a newly convened 5G advisory committee (working group).”
73 UK11 June Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) David Drew asks the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the providers of 5G on whether they have made any provision for personal liability on health and safety grounds and whether any provision has been made for white zones. He also asks the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what investigations the Government has commissioned on the health and safety implications of the 5G rollout.
74 USA12 June 5G installer discusses the consequences of 5G. Current radiofrequency emitted by cell towers uses relatively low power (1.5-2.8 MHz), which at short range superheats the water molecules in your brain, eyes and testicles. It dissipates over distance as it has a long wave trough. 5G will be up close, in offices, outside homes, everywhere, including in the back of self-driving cars. It broadcasts in GHz not MHz — 30 GHz is 15,000 times more powerful than current previous levels.
75 Ireland18 June A motion calling on Clare County Council to oppose the rollout of 5G on health grounds is backed by the elected representatives.
76 USA18 June Pennsylvania lawmakers cancel a vote on proposed legislation to facilitate infrastructure next-generation 5G wireless services. It is the third defeat for the Verizon- and AT&T-backed legislation.
77 US20 June The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that US suicide rates are at the highest level since World War II. Life expectancy, perhaps the broadest measure of a nation’s health, has fallen for three straight years, the first three-year drop since 1915 to 1918.
78 UK25 June UK parliamentary committee discusses concerns about the health effects of electromagnetic fields and 5G, especially with regard to electrohypersensitivity. Tonia Antoniazzi, MP, asks why the inaccurate and discredited 2012 report of AGNIR is still on the Public Health England website. TranscriptVideo (from 16. 35).
79 France25 June “Bees are producing nothing!” French beekeepers announce a catastrophic year for French honey.
80 USA27 June The state of New Hampshire asks a series of questions about 5G in Bill HB 522.
81 USA27 June US Senator Dianne Feinstein introduces SB 2012, ‘‘Restoring Local Control Over Public Infrastructure Act of 2019’’, to repeal FCC rules that limit state and local government control over telecom infrastructure. The bill is supported by the US 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.
82 France27 June After victories for “electrohypersenstive” (EHS) people in Toulouse (March) and Bordeaux (May), the Tribunal de grande instance of FOIXissues a decision protecting EHS people who cannot tolerate dirty electricity diffused by “smart” meters.
83 Glastonbury, UK29 June Glastonbury festival-goers are used as guinea pigs in a 5G trial and document multiple injuries online.
84 Europe29 June The European Stop 5G Alliance comprising representatives from 19 European countries is officially founded at an international conference in Mendrisio, Switzerland.
85 FranceJuly French baby-clothing firm Petit Bateau decides not to wait for the “conclusive” data and launches clothing line to protect babies from electromagnetic radiation.
86 USA1 July The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms the City of Berkeley’s right to require cell phone retailers in the city to notify prospective customers about cell phone manufacturers’ safety guidelines to ensure consumer safety, adopted in May 2015.
87 Russia1 July In the Urals, police detain a woman who tried to burn down a communications tower because of concerns about health. The woman believed that her malaise and insomnia related to the fact that this tower was located directly near her home.
88 USA3 July Prof. Em. Martin L. Pall states that 5G effects will take months, not years, and he expects a breakdown in mental function, sterility, damaged heart function and societal collapse.
89 Italy4 July 60 regions, autonomous provinces and municipalities question 5G, a moratorium is established in Italy and 14 municipalities approve Stop 5G city council resolutions or motions. The Mayor of Marsaglia issues Italy’s first Stop 5G ordinance: It “has been shown in four studies (Rea 1991, Havas 2006, 2010, McCarty et al. 2011) that it is possible to identify people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity and demonstrate that they can be tested using objective, measurable responses, demonstrating that these subjects truly are hypersensitive when compared with normal controls; that other studies show that there are true and proper physiological changes in subjects with electrosensitivity and that two studies (De Luca, Raskovic, Pacifico, Thai, Korkina 2011 and Irigaray, Caccamo, Belpomme 2018) demonstrated that electrosensitive people have high levels of oxidative stress and a prevalence of certain genetic polymorphisms, which may suggest a genetic predisposition; that the European Parliament in its 2009 Resolution and the Assembly of the Council of Europe with Resolution No. 1815 of 2011 called on member states to recognize electrosensitivity as a disability, in order to give equal opportunities to those affected”. The Mayor of San Gregorio Matese bans the installation of 5G antennas on the municipal territory.
90 Switzerland2 July Renowned Swiss law firm provides legal opinionstating that the Swiss Federal government’s modification of its ordinance to privilege directional antennas is not legally admissible because it would undermine health protection.
91 SwitzerlandJuly As a result of the above legal opinion, the Swiss Canton of Zug suspendsongoing licensing procedures.
92 USA8 July California Assembly Bill 272 asks all school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to come up with smartphone policies to limit or prohibit student use at school.
93 Australia8 July 2019


Australian telcos brace for a possible public backlash against the rollout of 5Gmobile networks. Some local councils have received expressions of concern about 5G even before the network has been rolled out in their areas.
94 Russia9 July President Putin emphasizes the environmental risks of new technologies, saying “Hopes that the new technologies themselves will save the planet from the growing anthropogenic influence turned out to be illusions. Nature and climate degradation continues.”
95 EU14 July Galileo, the EU global navigation satellite system, is non-operational for at least four days as of 11 July following a mysterious outage. The Galileo satellite system was launched in 2016 and was funded by the EU as an alternative to the US Air Force’s Global Positioning System (GPS) and the Russian  global navigation satellite system GLONASS.
96 International16 July The telcos belatedly realise that the public has found out about the dangers of 5G and launches a propaganda war of fake news, starting with The New York Times. It blames all the bad news on 5G on the Russians, and this meme is taken up and repeated obediently by major media outlets around the world, including the BBCLe Monde (owned by Xavier Niel who owns telco “Free”The GuardianThe Infographics ShowYahoo Australia and Wired Online.
97 France18 July French NGO Alert Phonegate launches class action lawsuit against telco Nokia for selling “smart” phones that were shown by the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) to exceed the European specific absorption rate (SAR) limit. This deception is facilitated by the entry into force of the new European Directive (2014/53/EU), which has relaxed controls by allowing manufacturers to self-certify their products.
98 Ireland22 July Roscommon County Council opposes the testing of 5G and the rollout of 5G in County Roscommon.
99 Switzerland26 July The Green party in Lausanne (Vaud) insists on the precautionary principle, saying that 5G antennas are being installed while the consequences of these new technologies are not known. Green representatives call for a moratorium in Vaud and commit to opposing all new antennas until they receive clear and satisfactory answers  relating to the impact of 5G.
100 USA28 July Bees dropping out of the sky near two 5G cell towers, California.
101 Europe6 August 5G: Implications on the Battlefield. Finabel (informal international de facto association comprising ministries of defence of France, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg & Germany) reports that 5G real time potential will enhance military communications; provide “smart” military bases and command posts; is needed to react in real time to hyper- and supersonic weapons (coming as of 2022); battlefield information; augmented reality devices; unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as drones; 4K videos, object detection, faster data processing and artificial intelligence; and mMTC (massive, Machine Type Communication), allowing the connection of up to one million devices per km2. Smartwatches and wearables will enable real-time monitoring of soldiers’ vital parameters, such as heart rate, blood pressure and fatigue, and geographical position.
102 Austria8 August The Austrian parliament commissions a study on the health effects of 5G networks in response to concern from the public, without invoking the precautionary principle, which is enshrined in EU law.
103 Switzerland5 August Swiss mainstream magazine L’Illustré reports on the injuries of Geneva’s first 5G victims: “With 5G, we feel like guinea pigs“.
104 USA9 August The US Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit finds that the FCC did not adequately address the potential harms of deregulation or the benefits of environmental and historic-preservation reviews.
105 USA9 August The Oregon state legislative assembly declares a health emergency in Senate Bill 283 and directs the state health authority to review studies of the health effects of exposure to RF-radiation in schools and to recommend how to reduce children’s exposure in schools and to report back not later than 2 January 2021.
106 USA9 August The Natural Resources Defense Council, joined by various American Indian tribes, as well as the National Association of Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, win a victory when the federal appeals court in D.C. ruled that the FCC illegally eliminated historic-preservation and environmental review—and important opportunities for public participation—for 5G wireless infrastructure projects. Emphasizing the importance of such review, the court held that that the FCC’s attempted explanations for the elimination “did not meet the standard of reasoned decision-making.”
107 United Nations19 August The UN Human Rights Council invites inputs on the possible impacts, opportunities and challenges of new and emerging digital technologies with regard to the promotion and protection of human rights, with a view to preparing a report and holding a panel discussion at its 44th session.
108 USA21 August The Chicago Tribune finds that popular cell phones tested for radiofrequency radiation measure over the legal safety limit, in some cases more than double what Apple reported to federal regulators from its own testing. The FCC is investigating.
109 USA23 August Cardiology Magazinereports on smart phones and obesity. A poster abstract, presented at the Latin America Conference 2019, found that university students who used their smartphones five or more hours a day had a 43 percent increased risk of obesity.
110 Russia26 August Oleg Gregoriev, Chairman of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, states that “5G may be like a slow Hiroshima”.
111 Spain26 August Ombudsman says that National 5G Plan has not undergone environmental assessment. The Secretary of State for Digital Advancement ignored a number of articles of Law 21/2013 on Environmental Assessment, and ongoing pilot 5G projects use a band of frequencies for which the limits for safe exposure have not been fixed, which is contrary to the precautionary principle.
112 USA26 Aug-1 Sept The 5G Crisis Awareness and Accountability Summitattracts 200,000+ viewers from around the world, who send over 200,000 liability letters to their government representatives.
113 USA28 August Medical doctor Dietrich Klinghardt warns that “Cell phone use of teenagers and children is limiting brain development: certain aspects of humanity, like compassion and considering others, are the first parts of the brain that are getting disabled.”
114 USA30 August Tesla solar panels are catching fire. Amazon and Walmart have both been burned. Walmart is suing. Installations at all 29 Walmart stores showed signs of gross negligence and many were unsafe.
115 AustraliaSept Australian barrister Ray Broomhall reveals that children are being exposed to magnetic fields from cell phones that breach WHO’s recommended 0.3μT safety limit by a factor of 20,000. (Slide show.)
116 Russia1 Sept The Russian Defence Ministry refuses to hand over 3.4–3.8 GHz for 5Gbecause these frequencies are used for satellite communicatioins, instead suggesting that 4.4–4,99 GHz be used, which are popular only in China and Japan.
117 Kuwait1 Sept The Kuwait Times publishes an article on the threats to health from 5G technology, recommending that cell towers be distanced from homes, daycare centers, schools, and places frequented by pregnant women, men who wish to father healthy children, and the young”.
118 Ireland2 Sept Leitrim Councillors vote to oppose 5G rollout across the county.
119 USA3 Sept T-Mobile cancels 5G installation nationwide. Anonymous employee blames 15 states’ lawsuits against the Sprint merger.
120 Canada3 Sept On learning that Montreal would serve as a “living laboratory” designed to test 5G technology (50-60K antennas planned for Montreal), Guy Boulianne calls it a criminal act and calls for a people’s movement to oppose the deployment of 5G in Montreal and elsewhere. François Croteau, Director of the “Smart” city project, said that this “urban laboratory” would “enable the different branches of public health, federal and provincial, to come in and do analyses to see the potential impacts on public health”, adding that the studies conducted to date on the subject had been “contradictory”.
121 Canada3 Sept The NGO Action Judiciaire contre la 5G (Legal Action Against 5G) intends to use all the legal means at its disposal to demand from all the authorities concerned an urgent halt to the deployment of the 5G wireless network, including from satellites in space: the Nuremberg Code, the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act, human rights, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Charte des droits et libertés de la personne (Charter of Rights and Freedoms of the Person).
122 Ireland7 Sept Sligo County Council votes to delay the testing and rollout of 5G in the county.
123 USA11 Sept Cellphone Users Sue Apple and Samsung Over Radiation Exposure. Andrus Anderson in San Francisco is representing 16 plaintiffs against Apple and Samsung in a controversy some in the medical and scientific community are allegedly calling “Phone Gate.”
124 International12 Sept Based on data from a 2017 survey of a 6th floor apartment in Stockholm with a GSM/3G/4G LTE base station just 12 metres away, it is extrapolated that 666,000 such base stations would be needed before ICNIRP’s ludicrously high so-called safety guidelines were breached.
125 International13 Sept Edward Snowdon describes his role in the creation of the totalitarian surveillance state, enabling the new wave of authoritarianism by the political and commercial classes that are realizing they can use technology to influence the world on a massive scale, bringing societies’ systems under attack.
126 Switzerland13 Sept 5G opponents block applications on 320 out of 326 antennas. 5G opponents have raised objections to almost all of the applications for planning permission for antennas.
127 UK16 Sept Smart meter rollout delayed by four years. The government’s deadline to have smart meters in 30 million homes by the end of 2020 has been pushed back to 2024.
128 Australia17 Sept TPG (Total Peripherals Group) abandons mobile network due to health fears. Chief operating executive Craig Levy says TPG had become nervous about community concerns over its small-cell 4G network rollout, concerns that he considers “rational”.
129 International18 Sept


Hits on a single popular music video burn as much energy as 40,000 US homes use in a yearDespacito set an Internet record in April 2018 when it became the first video to hit five billion views on YouTube. The 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5G PPP), a joint initiative between the European Commission and European ICT industry, promises savings of up to 90% of energy per service provided. Will that be enough, since they are “facilitating very dense deployments of wireless communication links to connect over 7 trillionwireless devices”?
130 United Nations24 Sept UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson describes the Internet of Things, “smart” cities and AI as a giant, dark thundercloud lowering oppressively over the human race, threatening a cold and heartless future in an Orwellian world designed for censorship, repression and control. He appeals for joint efforts on agreeing a common set of global principles to shape norms and standards to guide the development of emerging technology.
131 International24 Sept Energy demand could triple with 5G. 5G will connect billions of things and accommodating these new connections might mean masts with as many as 128 antennas, versus just four or eight on a typical 4G mast.
132 Cyprus26 Sept The Parliamentary Committees on Health and Environment in Cyprus hold discussions on the negative aspects of 5G. Proposals are put forward to freeze 5G deployment and keep Cyprus radiation-free as a detoxing zone attractive for tourism.
133 USA26 Sept Ornithologists, birdwatchers uncover staggering magnitude of bird population decline. An international team of 12 scientists analysed decades of data on bird population to find that in the last 50 years, one in four birds in North America has disappeared.
134 USSept-Oct Journal Municipal Lawyerpublishes article entitled Putting the Cart Before the Horse – The FCC’s ‘5G First, Safety Second’ Policy, which states that the FCC should have completed the review of its RF standards before opening the floodgates for the deployment of hundreds of thousands of small cell transmitters for 5G. The rules adopted by the FCC in 1996 were designed to protect only against the thermal effects of RF exposure.
135 InternationalSept The authors of 5G Wireless Communication and Health Effects—A Pragmatic Review Based on Available Studies Regarding 6 to 100 GHz, funded by Deutsche Telekom, state that “The available studies do not provide adequate and sufficient information for a meaningful safety assessment, or for the question about non-thermal effects and conclude that, “In summary, the majority of studies with MMW exposures show biological responses”.
136 USA25 Sept Lawsuit filed over cell phone radiation. A new lawsuit claims that cell phone companies may try to hide how much radiation their devices emit. West Des Moines Iowa Attorney Bart Goplerud files lawsuit claiming that Apple and Samsung misrepresent safety risks.
137 Czech Republic26 Sept In the Czech parliament, Ing. Pavel Jelínk addresses the Minister of Healthregarding the dangers of 5G technologies for the health of citizens.
138 GermanyOctober Manager magazine reports that protests by hundreds of protest groups aiming to stop 5G are hindering the multibillion 5G rollout. Mast-Hass: Wie Proteste das Multimilliardenprojekt bremsen.
139 European Parliament1 October MEPs Philippe Lamberts, Michèle Rivasi and Klaus Buchner invite Dr. Marc Arazi of Phonegate, Prof. Em. Martin Pall and European Stop 5G Alliance promoter Maurizio Martucci to a press conference to discuss the health risks of 5G and the precautionary principle.
140 South Africa1 October The Supreme Court of Appeal affirms Cape Town’s constitutional mandate to regulate and control the use of land within its municipal borders. The judgement sets an important precedent that all telecommunications service providers, inclusive of state-owned Telkom, must obtain the City’s approval prior to installing cell phone masts in Cape Town.
141 International1 October The first IoT privacy studyexamines the data-sharing activities of 81 different “smart” devices commonly found in people’s homes, finding that 72 of the 81 IoT devices shared data with third parties completely unrelated to the original manufacturer (and not just in the U.S. or UK).
142 France2 October group of French NGOs calls for a moratorium on the rollout of 5G, saying it could “push the planet and our society into a world with out-of-control consequences”.
143 China2 October From 1 December 2019, Chinese citizens must pass a facial-recognition test to use the Internet as part of Beijing’s social credit system. China is due to be equipped with 626 million CCTV cameras by 2020.
144 UK2 October Stop 5G campaigner John Kitson addresses UKIP party conference.
145 USA3 October Erin Brockovich firm joins citizens 5G lawsuit brought by People’s Initiative Foundation against the FCC and the 1996 Telecom Act.
146 France3 October France is set to become the first European country to use facial recognition technology to give citizens a secure digital identity in a move critics say is premature given the privacy stakes.
147 UK6 October Town of Totnes, Devon bans installation of 5G. Totnes mayor Jacqi Hodgson, a Green Party county councillor, said: “Our concern is that there will be a much higher blanket of radiation all around us.”
148 Russia7 October New Russian list of EMF hazard and prohibition signs for wireless users and general public. The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection is calling for the release of new EMF hazard warning signs for wireless users of mobile phones and other EMF sources. (Examples of stickers for wireless devices, including for pregnant women.)
149 USA10 October Liability claims from fires force Pacific Gas & Electric to turn off power to 700K customers. Five out of the 10 most destructive wildfires in California history were at least in part the fault of equipmentbelonging to PG&E, the utility company that delivers power to 16 million people in the top half of the state. In part because of liability claims from victims of past fires, $8.4 billion worth, PG&E is in the midst of bankruptcy.
150 UK10 October British household-products maker Dyson says it can’t produce an electric vehicle that’s commercially viable. Even the most established automakers have had trouble making money from electric vehicles. Research suggests automakers’ heavy investments in electrification could lead to a $60 billion drop in pre-tax profits through 2023.
151 USA10 October Internet service providers in the United States have spent more than $1.2 billion on lobbying since 1998and 2018 was the biggest year so far, with a total spend of more than $80 million.
152 UK11 October Kingsbridge Town Council passes 5G resolution in response to requests for them to stand together with councils from Totnes, Glastonbury, and Frome and adopt a moratorium on 5G infrastructure.
153 France11 October French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) announces the withdrawal from the marketand the recall of the ECHO Horizon Lite phonefollowing measures to control the specific absorption rate (SAR) “trunk”, which revealed that the authorized regulatory limit had been exceeded. This is the 18th smartphone model to be identified in France by ANFR for exceeding the SAR “trunk” or “head”.
154 UK11 October EM Radiation Research Trust puts UK government on notice regarding 5Gamidst profound worldwide health concerns, 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. Click here to download letter of notice.
155 USA11 October Telecoms want to hide detailed 5G installation maps from the public and the Feds. AT&T misled consumers about 5G availability by renaming a large portion of its 4G network “5G E”. Reporting detailed 5G maps would show just how sparse the networks are, even in cities where it’s been rolled out. Outside densely populated areas, Verizon says that 5G will be more like “good 4G.”
156 Canada12 October Want to curb climate change? Then get off the internet! Every day, people watch more than a billion hours of video on YouTube. Researchers at the University of Bristol calculated that in 2016, people watching videos on YouTube resulted in about 11.13 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, a standard unit of measure that indicates carbon footprint. That’s similar to the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by a city the size of Frankfurt, Germany, or Glasgow, Scotland, over a year.
157 USA13 October Massachusetts utility regulators investigate why one of their utility companies is not keeping its promises on solar power, electric vehicles, and cybersecurity despite significant customer rate increases.
158 UK13 October Council bosses argue against Government’s 5G mast-planning proposals. Blackburn with Darwen Council officials have voiced concern that local planning authorities are seeing their powers reduced.
159 Hawaii14 October 5G drone project over Hawaii halted. Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii (RCUH) withdraws its Use Determination Application from the Lana’i Planning Commission.
160 UK15 October EM Radiation Research Trust sends a second letter to the British government: 5G to be or not to be? – that is the question.
161 Switzerland15 October Jura parliament decides to apply the precautionary principle and re-establish its moratorium on 5G.
162 Switzerland15 October The Swiss Federal Chancellery approves the launch of a people’s initiative, the text of which requests that the limit values set by the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionising Radiation should not be increased. Supporters have until 15 April 2021 to gather 100,000 signatures.
163 USA16 October Microsoft Says 30% of IoT projects fail in proof-of-concept stage. Security experts warn IoT’s vulnerability and 74% failure rate can cause catastrophic events.
164 Netherlands17 October Multi-billion-dollar liability action launched against 5G telecom companies. The Nationale Bond tegen Overheidszaken (NBO; National Union Against State Affairs) has launched a liability suit with 4,000 claimants to date. A charge is payable of €1,000 per day on which 5G is active, together with a charge of €2,000 when a 5G antenna is located within a radius of 250 metres of a claimant’s home. Each claimant may be legally entitled to an annual fee of up to €730,000 if the 5G network is activated. The action is based on earlier NBO litigation successes against the health insurance companies. The liability action is operating from 27 September to 31 October 2019.
165 France24 Sept


The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) has been mandated to examine “the possible health impact of new technological developments, starting from the trial phase” of 5G. The results should be published before the end of 2019.
166 UK14 October Brighton and Hove City Council join growing list of local authorities banning 5G masts. Brighton and Hove City Council is the latest local authority in the UK to ban the installation of new 5G masts because of a perceived risk to public and ecological health.
167 France21 October Recommendations made by the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES)  call upon the public authorities and industry to face their health responsibilities. “Given that the SAR limit value (2W/kg) has been exceeded for a large number of phones placed on the market under the previous European directive (R&TTE) when used in contact with the trunk, the evolution of practices has led to increasing use close to the body (very small or no distance between the device and the body), and uncertainties about various long-term health effects …”
168 UK21 October Shepton Mallet will not see 5G rolled out in the foreseeable future after the Council blocked the idea over apparent health concerns. At a town development and planning meeting held on 8 October, Shepton Mallet Town Council invoked the precautionary principle and decided to delay any decision on 5G coming to the area.
169 UK28 October Did Coventry’s 5G “smart” ambulance knock birds out of the sky? (video)
170 GermanyNovember Mayor of Bad Wiessee in Bavaria, Germany invokes precautionary principle and rejects 5G rollout. (Deutsche)
171 Australia5 November Smartphones and tablets are having a detrimental effect on toddlers’ speech, thinking, and reading skills.
172 USA7 November Six lawsuits against FCC’s 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball. State and local governments are challenging the FCC’s recent imposition of a single flat-fee of $270 per site per year for installing new 5G cell nodes, as well as standardized national processes and contracts for approving new sites, thereby giving wireless carriers a $2bn discount. The FCC is also being sued by three telecoms operators – AT&T, Verizon and Sprint – because they wanted the automatic right to install their equipment once the imposed application timelines had passed.
173 Ireland12 November Sinn Féin supports calls for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout.
174 France18 November 4 times more new cases of glioblastoma in 2018according to Public Health France. Dr. Marc Arazi, President of Alert Phonegate, says, “Over the last two decades, nearly 50,000 people have been affected in France by this extremely aggressive brain tumour, which has a very high mortality rate. It was also during this period that mobile telephony exploded and industrialists knowingly over-exposed us to the waves of our mobile phones. … Public authorities can no longer deny the evidence and must urgently protect the health of tens of millions of users.
175 Australia19 November Telco Telstra has called on the government to help combat a misinformation campaign on the health risks of 5G that has been carried out “on a scale we have not seen” before, driven by social media. Mike Wood, Telstra’s principal for electromagnetic energy strategy, governance and risk, said, “[People] often don’t trust Telstra”.
176 Spain19 November


Spain starts tracking mobiles but denies spying. Millions of Spanish mobile phone users are being tracked this week as part of the government’s census, in a move that critics fear is a step closer towards spying on the population. Statistics agency INE insists the eight-day project is anonymous and aimed at getting a better idea of where Spaniards go during the day and night. The three biggest mobile companies are taking part in the scheme. They say that by handing over the data they are not breaking any laws.
177 Russia20 November


Federation Council announces preparation of a law governing electromagnetic radiation. “We are now starting work on a law that would regulate electromagnetic radiation, said Senator Vladimir Krugly. Earlier, Russian scientists completed a 14-year study on the effects of radiation from smartphones and cell phones on children and concluded that they negatively affect the health of the younger generation.
178 US20 November Sacopee Valley (Maine) 8th grade science class investigates WiFi. Proof of the danger to life of WiFi.
179 International21 November Amnesty International: “Surveillance giants” Facebook & Google “threaten human rights” with data-grabbing. Tech titans Google and Facebook employ “surveillance-based business models” that threaten human rights and erode privacy worldwide, Amnesty International said in a new report, calling for an end to the data-grabs.
180 Russia24 November Crew calls for help as co-pilot falls ill mid-flight in Russia and dies just after emergency landingAviation health & safety in the digital age – radio-frequency (RF) exposure from mobile devices and in flight WiFi : A new human factor?
181 France24 November France issues decree and order on exposure to waves emitted by radioelectric equipment. “Tablets, connected watches, radio-controlled toys… From 1 July 2020, the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) will be displayed on all radioelectric equipment likely to be used in the vicinity of the human body (up to 20 centimetres). To date, this display requirement only applies to mobile phone devices.” The permissible SAR limit values are:·       2 W/kg (watts per kilogram) for head and trunk

·       4 W/kg for limbs

Reminder: In an opinion dated 21 October 2019, the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) states that some expert reports highlight biological effects on brain activity when exposed to a SAR level above 2 W/kg.

182 US24 November Cell tower company President tells child she will not get cancer if tower is installed at her school even though his son got leukemia and his school had a tower (video). [Note that he does not say that there is no evidence – he says that there is no “credible evidence that his son got cancer from that cell tower.] Cancer clusters near cell towers have been reported at locations all over the world.  It’s not unreasonable that people everywhere – including elected officials – are trying to prevent them from being installed near schools.
183 Australia24 November City of Sydney’s submission to government 5G enquiry: “We will not be willing to sacrifice trees in favour of network performance. Similarly, we need to consider the aesthetic and physical impacts of a potentially large volume of physical infrastructure which is located based on network performance only.”
184 US25 November Veteran investigative journalist shows how “astroturf” or fake grassroots movements, funded by political, corporate, or other special interests very effectively manipulate and distort media messages.
185 Ireland27 November Laois County to suspend 5G deployment due to health concerns and non-coverage by insurance companies.
186 Switzerland27 November Glaciologist and climatologist Célia Sapart: using “smart” phones connected to the Internet two hours daily produces twice as much greenhouse gases as a return flight Europe/New York.
187 Greece2 December Town of Kalamata in Greece votes to not renew the contract for a 5G pilot programme on its expiry at the end of 2019.
188 USA4 December Federal Communications Commission (FCC) declines to amend existing radiofrequency (RF) limits.
189 USA9 December European Union Agency for Cybersecurity describes a taxonomy of threats. Legal (LEG): This threat category is defined as “legal actions of third parties … in order to prohibit actions or compensate for loss based on applicable law”. [Does this cover Stop 5G activists?]
190 Italy10 December 100 Italian municipalities officially stop densified 4G/5G by adopting the precautionary principle according to article 32 of the Italian constitution and moratoria.
191 USA11 December As 5G rolls out, troubling new security flaws emerge. Researchers have identified 11 new vulnerabilities in 5G—with time running out to fix them.
192 UK11 December Hundreds of dead birds found in North Wales, where 5G is now available. About 225 starlings were discovered with blood on their bodies in a lane on Anglesey, North Wales. A witness said it was as if “they had dropped down dead from the sky”.
193 France12 December French lawmakers pass amendment to inform broadband users of data usage carbon footprintThe Internet’s energy and carbon footprints are estimated to exceed those of air travel.
194 UK12 December “5G genocide” message finally penetrates BBC propaganda wall. Independent candidate in UK election John Kitson exposes the 5G genocide on BBC television.
195 USA12 December San Diego suspends face recognition program, limits Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to criminal justice data. A new law in California, A.B.1215 creates a three-year moratorium on law enforcement use of face recognition connected with cameras carried by police officers.
196 USA14 December Lawsuit Irregulators vs. FCC alleges theft and redirection of estimated $1 trillion in funds by the US telecom industry and FCC to enable 5G rollout. America’s households and businesses have been charged at least nine times for broadband/fiber optic services, including the wiring of schools, libraries, and hospitals — about $4000-$7000 per household, and the total is way over ½ trillion dollars by 2016. (Book)
197 Russia14 December Russian Ministry of Education reports that 25% of Russian schools have banned cell phone use during class. 61% of students, 89% of parents and 90% of teachers expressed support for limiting the use of mobile phones in the classroom.
198 UK16 December Taiwan has removed 1,700 towers from a heavily populated area due to miscarriages, cancers, neurological damage, depression and suicide. (Conference with Barrie Trower: The truth about 5G and WiFi)

Subject index: 2019 5G-related news

For easy reference, you may download the PDF version of this article here.

5G called “a public health experiment” 21 ICNIRP Chair: 5G a public health experiment
120 Canada: François Croteau, Director of the “Smart” city project in Montreal calls 5G rollout “urban laboratory” enabling experimentation on humans
5G not economically viable 5 Taiwan’s five wireless carriers not rushing to roll out 5G – no profitable business model
149 US: Liability claims from fires force Pacific Gas & Electric to turn off power to 700K customers
150 UK: British household-products maker Dyson cannot produce commercially viable electric vehicle
163 US: Microsoft says 30% of IoT projects fail in proof-of-concept stage. Security experts warn IoT’s vulnerability and 74% failure rate can cause catastrophic events
Aviation 38 33 year-old dies inexplicably on long-haul flight
180 Russia: Co-pilot falls ill mid-flight and dies just after emergency landing
Bad news for 5G 11 Russia Today America airs 7 reports on 5G dangers
20 PACE to UN: 30-40% increase in radiation limits for 5G
29 Release of documentary 5G Apocalypse: The Extinction Event
33 Russian Ministry of Defence refuses to transfer 5G frequencies
52 USA: NOAA & NASA criticize FCC over 5G: US weather forecasting capabilities would be set back decades
74 US: 5G installer: 5G 15,000 times more powerful
85 France: Baby-clothing firm launches clothing line to protect babies from EMFs
92 California Assembly Bill 272 asks schools to limit or prohibit student smartphone use
116 Russian Defence Ministry refuses to hand over frequencies for 5G
124 International: article estimates 666,000 base stations would be needed to breach ICNIRP’s ludicrously high guidelines
148 New Russian list of EMF hazard and prohibition signs for wireless users and general public
167 French Agency calls on public authorities and industry to face their health responsibilities
177 Russia prepares new law on electromagnetic radiation
181 France issues decree and order on exposure to waves emitted by radioelectric equipment.
194 “5G genocide” message finally penetrates BBC propaganda wall
197 Russian Ministry of Education reports that 25% of Russian schools have banned cell phone use during class.
191 As 5G rolls out, troubling new security flaws emerge
Corruption 9 Investigate Europe reports on ICNIRP corruption
66 Europe: EMFOff exposé of corruption at WHO
151 US: Internet service providers spent over $1.2 billion on lobbying since 1998
Excessive energy usage / climate change implications 50 US: two studies: 5G network could exponentially increase energy consumption
58 Germany: Minister for Environment: digitalisation will fuel environmental problems
129 5 billion Youtube hits on 1 music video burn as much energy as 40,000 US homes use in 1 year
131 Energy demand could triple with 5G
156 In 2016, people watching videos on YouTube consumed same amount of greenhouse gases as city of Frankfurt, Germany in 1 year
186 Using “smart” phones twice as bad for climate as return flight Europe/New York
193 French lawmakers pass amendment to inform broadband users of data usage carbon footprint
Fake news on 5G 96 Telcos launch international propaganda war of fake news, starting with New York Times, blaming Russians
184 US: Veteran investigative journalist shows how political, corporate, or other special interests manipulate news
Health consequences of wireless technology and 5G 3 Autism
2 Exposure to Cell Phone and Wireless WiFi Radiation Can Reduce Impulse Control and Cause Violence
4 Irritable behaviour
7 Vienna EMF injuries
15 Italian Court: brain tumour caused by cell phone
16 US Senator Blumenthal: no safety studies on 5G
19 Swiss  study: “smart” phones may impair memory in teens
27 Insurers announce premature death trend
77 US suicide rates at highest level since World War II; life expectancy – first three-year drop since 1915-1918
83 UK: Glastonbury festival-goers guinea pigs in 5G trial
103 Swiss mainstream magazine L’Illustréreports first 5G injuries
109 US: Cardiology Magazine: “smart” phones promote obesity
115 Children’s exposure to magnetic fields from cell phones breaches WHO safety limit by a factor of 20,000
113 Medical doctor warns that cell phone use of teenagers and children is disabling compassion and empathy
117 Kuwait Timeshighlights 5G health threats
171 Smartphones and tablets detrimental to toddlers’ speech, thinking, and reading skills
174 France: 4 times more new cases of glioblastoma in 2018
182 US: Cell tower company President tells child she will not get cancer if tower is installed at her school
198 Taiwan has removed 1,700 towers from a heavily populated area due to miscarriages, cancers, neurological damage, depression and suicide
Lawmakers questioning 5G 10 US: Congresswomen introduce Bill to block FCC cell tower pre-emption
34 US: Congressman Kim sends a letter re noting radiofrequency regulations
45 France: Lawmaker Lecoq raises risks posed by the 5G
46 US: Representative DeFazio writes to FCC & FDA re health effects of RF radiation
47 US: Congressman Suozzi writes to FCC re 5G hazards
73 UK: Shadow Minister Drew asks about 5G liability & health and safety implications
76 US: Pennsylvania lawmakers cancel vote on proposed legislation to facilitate 5G infrastructure
78 UK: parliamentary committee discusses health effects of 5G
80 US: State of New Hampshire asks questions 5G
81 US: Senator Feinstein introduces bill to repeal FCC rules limiting state and local government control over telecom infrastructure
107 United Nations: Human Rights Council invites inputs on impacts of digital technologies on human rights
137 Czech Republic: Lawmaker addresses Minister of Health on 5G dangers
139 European Parliament: MEPs hold press conference on health risks of 5G
161 Jura parliament re-establishes moratorium on 5G
162 Swiss Federal Chancellery approves launch of a people’s initiative to prevent increase in exposure limits
Legal cases against 5G / liability 13 Italy: Ministries have six months to launch information campaigns on mobile phone risks
17 US: 21 US cities/regions restrict “small cell” installations
23 Class action lawsuit against the FCC by 62 entities and municipalities across US
41 US: California Supreme Court supports municipal authority to make regulations
42 US California Supreme Court Justices unanimously uphold a 2011 San Francisco ordinance requiring telecommunications companies to get permits before placing antennas on city infrastructure
53 French farmers sue state over cow deaths linked with EMFs
55 A legal opinion by a Danish law firm states that rolling out 5G is illegal under EU and international law
56 Denmark: Danish group sues Danish state over 5G
65 US: Thousands of lawsuits against FCC) over the constitutional overreach in 5G rollout
82 France: Court issues decision protecting EHS people from “smart” meters
86 US: Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms City of Berkeley’s right to require cell phone retailers to warn customers about cell phone safety guidelines
97 France: NGO Alert Phonegate launches class action lawsuit against telco Nokia for exceeding SAR
104 US: US Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit blasts FCC
105 US: Oregon state legislative assembly declares health emergency over RF-radiation in schools and demands report
106 US: Natural Resources Defense Council, & others win victory against FCC for illegally eliminating historic-preservation and environmental review for 5G rollout
111 Spain: Ombudsman: National 5G Plan needed environmental assessment
112 US: Viewers of the 5G Crisis Awareness and Accountability Summit send over 200,000 liability letters to lawmakers
119 US: T-Mobile cancels 5G installation nationwide, blaming lawsuits
121 Canada: NGO Action Judiciaire contre la 5Gprepares legal action over 5G rollout
123 US: Cell phone users sue Apple and Samsung over radiation exposure
136 US: Lawsuit filed over cell phone radiation
140 South Africa: Supreme Court of Appeal:  telcos service must obtain the Cape Town’s approval prior to installing cell phone masts
145 US: Erin Brockovich firm joins citizens 5G lawsuit against FCC and 1996 Telecom Act
153 French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) announces recall of ECHO Horizon Lite phone
164 Netherlands: Multi-billion-dollar liability action launched against 5G telecom companies
154 UK: EM Radiation Research Trust puts UK government on notice regarding 5G
160 UK: EM Radiation Research Trust sends 2nd letter to UK government
172 Six lawsuits against FCC’s $2bn windfall for telcos bundled into one appeals court sueball
196 Lawsuit Irregulators vs. FCC alleges theft and redirection of estimated $1 trillion in funds by the US telecom industry and FCC to enable 5G rollout
Local councils opposing 5G 24 Netherlands: Utrecht City Council
26 Guernsey: Call to halt 5G technology
30 US: Portland, Oregon
31 Italy: Florence applies precautionary principle
32 Italy: Roman district
35 Belgium: Brussels
43 Switzerland: Canton of Vaud adopts moratorium on 5G
44 Switzerland: Geneva adopts motion for moratorium on 5G
75 Ireland: Clare County Council
183 Australia: Sydney not willing to sacrifice trees for 5G
185 Ireland: Laois County
187 Greece: Kalamata
62 US: State of Louisiana
69 Switzerland: Canton of Fribourg introduces a licensing requirement for 5G antennas
72 UK: Glastonbury Town Council
89 Italy: 60 regions, autonomous provinces and municipalities question 5G, 14 municipalities approve Stop 5G resolutions or motions
91 Switzerland: Canton of Zug suspends 5G licensing
98 Ireland: Roscommon County Council
99 Switzerland: Green party in Lausanne insists on precautionary principle
118 Ireland: Leitrim County Council
122 Ireland: Sligo County Council votes to delay 5G rollout
126 Switzerland: 5G opponents block applications on 320 out of 326 antennas
127 UK: “Smart” meter rollout delayed four years
132 Cyprus: Proposals to freeze 5G deployment
142 Ireland: Councillor calls for more debate on 5G
144 UK: Stop 5G campaigner John Kitson addresses UKIP party conference
147 UK: Totnes, Devon
152 UK: Kingsbridge Town Council
158 UK: Blackburn with Darwen Council officials voice concern over reduced local planning powers
159 Hawaii: 5G drone project halted
166 UK: Brighton and Hove City Council
168 UK: Shepton Mallet Town Council invokes precautionary principle and delays any decision on 5G
170 Germany: Bad Wiessee
173 Ireland: Sinn Féin party supports call for a government review into the health impacts of 5G rollout
190 100 Italian municipalities adopt 5G moratoria
Mistrust 1 International Telecommunication Union (ITU) urges harmonisation of exposure limits
64 Global Disinformation Index shows success of Stop 5G pushback
93 Australian telcos brace for public backlash against 5G
105 5G: Implications on the Battlefield: Finabel reports why 5G is vital to the military
108 US: Chicago Tribune: popular cell phones over legal safety limit for radiofrequency radiation
114 US: Tesla solar panels catching fire
155 US: Telcos want to hide detailed 5G installation maps from the public and the Feds
175 Australia: Telco Telstra asks for government help to sell 5G to public because people don’t trust them
189 European Union Agency for Cybersecurity describes legal actions of third parties as a threat. [Does this apply to Stop 5G activists?]
101 5G: Implications on the battlefield
188 FCC declines to amend existing radiofrequency (RF) limits.
189 European Union Agency for Cybersecurity defines a threat category as “legal actions of third parties”. [Does this cover Stop 5G activists?]
Official health reports commissioned – failure to invoke precautionary principle 6 Swiss government commissions health report for publication by end of 2019
22 WHO to assess brain tumour link
28 German Federal Office for Radiation Protection: 5G will expose people to much higher radiation
36 US: Unprecedented 3in millennials’ health in late 20s
40 Netherlands: Radiation research needed before approval of 5G
102 Austrian government commissions health study on 5G
Official reports criticising 5G 8 Austria: Court of Auditors slams corrupt “smart” meter contract award
18 US: Sierra Club California Conservation Committee opposes 5G
37 EU report: 5G: complex interference effects … in dense urban areas
48 Swiss Federal Office for Environment sends letter to all cantonal governments
49 Swiss government announces monitoring system on 5G impact
59 France: Health authority: LED lights cause blindness
51 WHO: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announces reassessment of radiofrequency in list of carcinogenic agents
54 Swiss Re insurer expects increase in liability claims and potential catastrophic damage from 5G
90 Swiss legal opinion: Government’s modification of ordinance for 5G illegal
55 Danish legal opinion: 5G illegal under EU and int. law
134 Journal Municipal Lawyer: FCC should have completed review of its RF standards before allowing 5G
135 Study funded by Deutsche Telekom: majority of studies with MMW exposures show biological responses
157 US: Massachusetts utility regulators investigate utility companies empty promises despite customer rate increases
165 French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) to report on health impacts of 5G by end of 2019
Pushback against 5G 39 Germany: 54,600 Germans sign stop 5G petition
68 Australia: Stop 5G Action Plan unveiled
84 European Stop 5G Alliance founded with 19 country members
128 Australia: TPG abandons mobile network due to health fears
138 Germany: Managermagazine: 5G protests hindering multibillion 5G rollout
Space 95 EU: Galileo, the EU global navigation satellite system, non-operational for at least four days
Surveillance / Privacy implications 14 US court: mother can sue over fingerprinting of her child
61 Lawsuit over Apple selling iTunes listening data
67 Canadian Civil Liberties Association files court application to stop “smart city” mass-capture surveillance and commoditization of personal data
125 Edward Snowdon describes creation of totalitarian surveillance state
141 IoT privacy study: 72 of the 81 IoT devices shared data with third parties
143 China: Chinese citizens must pass a facial-recognition test to use the Internet
146 France to become first European country to use facial recognition technology
176 Spain starts tracking mobile phones but denies spying
179 Amnesty International: Surveillance giants Facebook & Google threaten human rights with data-grabbing
195 San Diego suspends face recognition program, limits Immigration and Customs Enforcement access to criminal justice data. A new law in California, A.B.1215 creates a three-year moratorium on law enforcement use of face recognition connected with cameras carried by police officers.
Vigilantism 63 France: LED lamp post destroyed
70 Russia: Man saws down cell tower
71 Switzerland: Telephone antenna destroyed
87 Russia: Woman in Urals tries to burn down communications tower
Warnings 25 Astrophysicist Aurélien Barrau: 5G kills
57 Meteorologists warn 5G could affect weather forecasting
88 Prof. Em. Martin L. Pall 5G warns: societal collapse within months of 5G rollout
94 Russia: President Putin emphasizes environmental risks of new technologies
110 Chairman of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection warns: 5G a slow Hiroshima
130 United Nations: UK Prime Minister warns re Internet of Things, “smart” cities and AI
142 France: NGOs call for 5G moratorium, warn of “out-of-control consequences”
Wildlife / flora and fauna 12 EU SCHEER report rates the potential effects on wildlife of increases in electromagnetic radiation from 5G a maximum 3 in terms of scale, urgency and interactions with other ecosystems and species
79 France: Catastrophic year for French honey
100 US: video: Bees dropping out of sky near cell towers
133 US: In the last 50 years, one in four birds in North America has disappeared
178 US: 8th grade science class proves danger to life of Wi-Fi
169 UK: Birds drop out of sky after hospital starts “smart” ambulance service
192 Hundreds of dead birds found in North Wales, where 5G is now available.

Claire Edwards, BA Hons, MA, worked for the United Nations as Editor and Trainer in Intercultural Writing from 1999 to 2017. Claire warned the Secretary-General about the dangers of 5G during a meeting with UN staff in May 2018, calling for a halt to its rollout at UN duty stations.  She part-authored, designed, administered the 30 language versions, and edited the entirety of the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space (www.5gspaceappeal.org) and vigorously campaigned to promote it throughout 2019. In January 2020, she severed connection with the Appeal when its administrator, Arthur Firstenberg, joined forces with a third-party group, stop5ginternational, which brought itself into disrepute at its foundation by associating with the Club of Rome/Club of Budapest eugenicist movement. She is a frequent contributor to Global Research.

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