Call to Action: National Day of Action Against "Smart" Meters - October 4, 2012
If you are more than concerned about the installation or ("deployment" as PGE likes to call it) smart meters and the 24/7 exposure that we have to pulsed microwave radio frequency radiation as well as the surveillance potential of these meters. perhaps people are not aware that these are able to tell when you are home, when you are using appliances and what appliances you are using as well as how much each appliance is using, etc. these are more about surveillance and so far there is no evidence that they save energy. one electric company in canada has stopped installation due to house fires. WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS DAY OF ACTION. PLEASE CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call to Action
National Day of Action Against "Smart" Meters
October 4, 2012
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Newly Formed Wireless Radiation Protection Coalition Calls for National Day of Action Against
October 4, 2012
The Wireless Radiation Protection Coalition- a newly formed national coalition seeking protection from and elimination of electromagnetic radiation hazards and cybersecurity threats- is calling for a National Day of Action October 4th Against "Smart" Meters being deployed by utility companies. A wave of demonstrations around the country will be held in the middle of " GridWeek" a "smart" grid conference in Washington, DC - October 2-4, 2012.
The Coalition- comprised of wireless radiation safety experts, advocates individuals, and organizations, will be a voice at the U.S. national level for the public's health, safety, privacy, freedom from surveillance, and for the natural environment from the many adverse effects of wireless radiation products and infrastructures.
The Coalition will collaborate to plan programs and events that address the adverse effects of radiofrequency/microwave radiation from a variety of sources such as Wi-Fi, cordless and cell phones, 'smart' meters and their grid, laptops, tablets, ereaders, baby monitors, and infrastructure antennas. We welcome other organizations and individuals to join us (see below).
The GridWeek conference in Washington DC is the 'must-attend gathering' for the smart grid industry and will include global electric-industry representatives, government officials and vendors at the Walter E Washington Convention Center. The industry has a problem though. Public opposition to the smart grid is growing after widespread reports of privacy violations, house fires, and health effects followed "smart" meter installations in California and elsewhere. Now the public and elected officials want answers!
We call on anyone outraged by the various problems with "smart" meters to join us in front of the Convention Center and send the powerful message: "Stop Smart Meters NOW!"
We understand many of you won't be able to travel to Washington, DC. Instead, we encourage you to participate by planning a 'smart' meter opposition event on October 4 in your area and location of choice. Please contact us for assistance. The more groups that participate, the more effective we'll be.
At this point, the following organizations will demonstrate:
Center for Safer Wireless (protesting in Washington, DC)
Maryland Smart Meter Awareness (protesting in Washington, DC)
Naperville Smart Meter Awareness (protesting in Naperville, IL)
Stop Smart Meters! (protesting in Santa Cruz, California)
Maine Smart Meter Safety Coalition (protesting in Maine)
Santa Fe Alliance for Public Health and Safety (protesting in Santa Fe, NM)
Florida Coalition for Health Against Smart Meters (protesting in Florida)
We want loads of groups to join in so we can show how strong our movement is across America!
To join the coalition and/or to host an event in your area, please send an email to Evelyn Savarin at email@example.com. We'll send a sample press release for you to distribute to your local media, or you can draft your own.
For those who come to Washington, DC, we highly encourage you to schedule a meeting in advance with staff of your congressional representatives to discuss, among other things, the Cellphone Right to Know Bill. In order to make your trip as productive as possible, let us know what else you would like to do to highlight our shared cause. Advocates of like mind in the DC area will open their homes; so if you want to take advantage of this, let the Coalition know soon. Low-EMR spaces are limited. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you plan to travel to Washington, DC.
We'll combine our talents to let everyone know that the 'smart' grid is a dumb idea. Let's work together in our field to raise awareness, make a bigger impact, and get some great press.
British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal Approves Smart Meter Class Action
On August 28, 2012, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal in Canada issued a decision approving a representative complaint (akin to a class action) against BC Hydro on behalf of "those persons allegedly diagnosed with electromagnetic hypersensitivity and who have been advised to avoid exposure to wireless technology."
A copy of the Tribunal's decision is available at:
The Tribunal approved the representation of that class by the Citizens for Safe Technology Society, which it found to have authority to bring the representative complaint. The Society may be contacted at www.citizensforsafetechnology.org by any person wishing to join the complaint.
Please Sign and Share the Seletun Petition
"We, the undersigned, find that current national government as well as international authority limits do not protect the general public from adverse health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) emanating from devices such as power lines, cell phones and all wireless Internet devices and their associated antenna sites. Most of the existing limits on this form of radiation are at a minimum 1 to 10 thousand times too lenient to prudently protect humans from adverse health effects ranging from Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases, reproduction problems, sleep quality reduction, learning and memory interference, slowed ability of the body to repair damage, immune function decrease, cancer and electrohypersensitivity. Based upon the scientific evidence set forth in The Seletun Statement and the BioInitiative Report."
Dr. Martin Blank's Presentation at the Wireless Safety Summit
In this, the first of several upcoming posts from the Center for Wireless Safety's "Wireless Safety Summit," held in Washington, D.C. on October 5-6, 2011, Dr. Martin Blank of Columbia University Medical School talks about the effects of electromagnetic fields from cellphones and other wireless devices like 'smart meters' on DNA and human health.
Developing Safe Appliances
If you are interested in helping to develop and manufacture appliances without ZigBee technology chips, there is an opportunity for you. Financing is not needed. Potential new company in the brainstorming phase is seeking entrepreneurial professionals with appliance manufacturing management and development background to grow a company aimed at countering the expected future wave of appliances with ZigBee chips. Please contact Ruth at 410-602-2101 for more information.
Healthy Bodies, Healthy Buildings Conference - October 11-16
Please check out Institute for Bau Biology and Ecology (www.hbelc.org) and register for the Annual Conference in the Washington, DC area October 11-16, 2012. Dr. William Rea, founder of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Martin Blank of Columbia University, and Camilla Rees, MBA will be headlining the event with several other experts on the biological health impact of electromagnetic fields, and in smart grid technologies. Come hear phenomenal speakers such as Devra Davis, PhD of the Environmental Health Trust, best selling author of Disconnect, Ann Louise Gittleman, NY Times award-winning author of Zapped, Jim Turner, Esq. of Citizens for Health and the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy, smart grid technology expert Tim Schoechle, PhD, bau biologist Tom Wilson, BSEE, Duncan Campbell, Esq. of Living Dialogues, and Christine Hoch of the Center for Safer Wireless. You can also interact with other experts-architects, engineers, interior designers, physicians, corporate health professionals-for green lifestyle tips and tricks. Won't you join me for the nation's leading conference and training institute on healthy and eco-conscious living? Register here: www.hbelc.org
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National Day of Action Against Smart Meters
Smart Meter Class Action
Dr. Blank's Presentation EMF & DNA
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