Occupy Interview Touches on Direct Action, EMF Sanctuaries, and Racism Within the Movement

screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-6-58-45-amTwo weeks ago I was invited to speak on the weekly Occupy EMF Call, based in New York City. Thanks to Sandy the moderator and all those who participated in the discussion.  The themes discussed during the call included the necessity of civil disobedience, the need to establish a retreat for those injured by smart meters and other wireless devices, and the importance of confronting racism and xenophobia in our movement. These issues have, of course, taken on a new urgency since the call. Let us know what you think, and get in touch with us to get involved- we need your support! Listen to the recorded call here.

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Autumn EMF Meter Sale: 10% Off All EMF Meters!

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If you hadn’t heard, StopSmartMeters.org has the lowest prices on the most popular Electromagnetic Field Meters from Cornet, Gigahertz Solutions, and Alphalab. This Autumn, we’re lowering prices even further, in order to make these essential safety tools accessible to as many people as possible. When you buy an EMF meter from Stop Smart Meters! you also get access to expert guidance on how to use these meters to assess, interpret, and then reduce unwanted EMF pollution in your home and in your community. Plus, proceeds benefit our grassroots campaign to organize the public to put a stop to the smart meter madness.

These days, with wireless radiation proliferating, detection is critical to protect yourself and your family. Pick up an EMF Meter for yourself today- or do your holiday shopping early and give the gift of awareness and health to the ones you love.

Browse the EMF Meters in Our Online Store Today

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Where “Smart” is Getting Us

This new music video by Moby perfectly captures the brutal alienation of our smartphone-obsessed world. We’re going to end up in a very bad place indeed unless we wake up, put down our digital devices, and re-engage with the beauty of the analog world we find ourselves in. It’s time to overthrow this destructive system, reject the “smart” junk being shoved down our throats, reject fossil fuels, respect humans and other animals, and go vegan (like Moby). These choices will not only lead to a better quality of life for everyone, they really are our only hope to salvage our climate-stressed planet.

If this incredible video demonstrates anything, it is that our movement to question- and oppose- inappropriate technology is going mainstream. -SSM!

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The Wireless Industry’s Attack on Our Quality of Life

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Outdoor areas near smart meters or cell towers have become “no go” areas for many people, inhibiting social interaction and weakening communities, making successful activist interventions more difficult

At Stop Smart Meters! we talk a lot about the (now dizzying) amount of evidence piling up that wireless microwave radiation causes cancer and other illnesses.  But what about the (often less tangible) effects that this radiation is having on the quality of our lives?

We receive a steady flow of e-mails, calls, and letters from people in the US and around the world, describing in detail how smart meters, wi-fi, cell phone towers, and other wireless technologies are damaging not just their health, but their lived experiences, in many cases cutting people off from friends and family, and parts of their community.  Even making large areas of their homes virtual “no go” areas.

Sometimes these messages of loss and damage, lives cut short or constrained, make us just want to cry. I spoke to a woman over the weekend who lives in North Carolina, a state with backward policies (and not just on smart meters).  She has Lyme Disease, lives alone, is weak and disabled, sickened from the radiation.   A few weeks ago, while she was at home, and without knocking, two men from Duke Energy climbed over her fence, escorted by a police officer, to disconnect her electricity after she had the smart meter on her home removed.  Faced with the necessity of heating and lighting her home and feeding herself, she capitulated and agreed to have a smart meter back on her home.  She says the radiation has been like torture and she is now contemplating suicide because she does not see a way out.

A mother in Minnesota contacted us the other day:

20160806_194311“The large cell tower across the street is microwaving my house. After I shut down all wireless the readings in my house were still very high. I can shut off my wireless but I can’t shut off that damn tower. I’m so angry I cant even see straight. I feel violated in my own home. As a single Mom I’ve struggled for years financially. I can’t afford anything else and this puts me between a rock and nowhere. I haven’t been on any kind of vacation in 13 years and my hope was to one day put in a patio area behind my home to create my own little haven to make it at least feel like I have my own little oasis, but with the insane levels all around my house from that tower I have scratched that idea. My son has been wanting a basketball hoop for years and I hoped to find a used one for him to put in our driveway but now that is not an option either. I had dreams for this house. It’s mine…it’s all I own.”

These are just two stories out of the millions of people whose health and quality of life is being diminished by unnecessary RF radiation. Our communities need not be like this- polluted places to bear and suffer through rather than enjoy and participate in. That criminal theft and taking by the wireless industry will not soon be forgotten.

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Wireless Corporations Face Rebellion from Parents, Teachers

If a serious rebellion against genotoxic wireless air pollution is to be mounted, it may very well be sparked in the schools. What parent or teacher (or child for that matter) with any shred of conscience could look at the results of the recent National Toxicology Program Study results (where 1 in 12 male rats developed cancer from routine cell phone radiation exposure) and think that is a perfectly acceptable gamble to take with the lives of our kids to allow people to stream the latest celebrity chatterboxes on their smart phones?

The benefits of internet access are not dependent on wireless technology- we can and must re-wire computers in schools with ethernet cables as a matter of urgency to protect our children from harmful radiation exposure.

If school boards, principals, and PTA’s aren’t able to get it together to protect our children and remove wireless equipment from schools,  parents and children may be forced to act of their own accord. The interests of “Ed Tech” do not outweigh the right to a safe and healthy environment in schools.

Below is an encouraging news update sent out by UC Berkeley Professor Joel Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the School of Public Health at
UC Berkeley whose website is a great resource for those interested in following the science and media coverage of the issue of wireless health harm:

Parents succeed in blocking cell tower at San Francisco Bay Area high school
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, Oct 5, 2016

(The following report is based upon a parent who attended the meeting.)

At a school board meeting in Danville, California last night, concerned parents successfully protested the placement of cellular transmission equipment at the San Ramon Valley High School football stadium.

The board’s decision not to allow the cell tower was unanimous.

Several parents showed up to speak about their concerns. They persuaded a couple of board members about the health concerns. At least one board member was persuaded due to a concern that the cell tower may adversely impact real estate values in the neighborhood near the school.

One board member referred to the research studies presented by the parents as “internet junk science.” Although she wasn’t persuaded by the research, she decided that the $25,000 the school district would receive each year for the cell tower wasn’t enough to fight over.

Two days ago NBC Chicago aired an excellent news story (below) about cell towers in Chicago-area schools. (Check out the interactive map at the end of  the article which shows all cell towers on school property and the amount of revenue each school receives.)

ABC, CBS, and NBC local affiliates in Washington, D.C. have been covering a similar controversy at an elementary school in Fairfax County, Virginia (see link below).

The school cell tower and Wi-Fi controversies are heating up across the country as many parents have become aware of the health effects of exposure to wireless radiation since the federal government’s report in May that the National Toxicology Program found that exposure to cell phone radiation can cause cancer.

See recent TV news stories re: opposition to cell towers in residential neighborhoods
and wireless radiation health risks to children.

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