FCC Chair Wheeler Hounded By Wireless Health Activists All Day During Visit to SF Bay Area Thursday

Tom Wheeler, chair of the Federal Communications Commission, and former head of the industry Wireless Association for 12 years, got an earful from protesters on Thursday during his visit to the Bay Area.   Organized by Stop Smart Meters! and the California Brain Tumor Association,  protesters gathered and expressed their anger at the industry/ government collusion that is failing to warn people about- or even acknowledge- the hazards of wireless technology.

From the morning as he arrived in Mountain View to the end of the Oakland event that evening, Wheeler was peppered with questions and dealt with disruptions about how he buried the science showing a connection between cancer and cell phone use.

As Wheeler stepped out of his limo in Mountain View, he was confronted by protesters citing the ill-advised plan to place wireless in all classrooms in the US- a plan called “ConnectEd” being spearheaded by Wheeler and Obama.  A teacher from the LA Unified School District who has witnessed firsthand the effects of wireless on schoolchildren repeatedly pressed Wheeler on the point that this radiation is already causing harm to our kids- and that wired computers (not a wireless Class 2B carcinogen) are safer, more secure, and can adequately prepare children for a future working with technology.

Ellie Marks (above and left) is Director of the California Brain Tumor Association.  Her husband has a brain tumor from the cell phone he spent hours on as a real estate agent.  As you might imagine, she is hopping mad at a system that is knowingly leading others into the same fate.

The FCC under Wheeler is salivating to extinguish our reliable, safe landline connections, leaving us dependent on an electrical grid made unreliable by ‘smart’ meters for even our critical emergency communications needs.

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Wheeler had uttered no more than a sentence at the Commonwealth Club event before Stop Smart Meters! Director Josh Hart stood up and said in a loud voice, “Hey Tom, how many people have to die of brain tumors before the Federal Government will warn people of the hazards?   How many young women have to get breast cancer from keeping their phones in their bras before warning labels are introduced?  How many must be made electro-hyper-sensitive from a ‘smart’ grid that is harming our communities?  Are we just collateral damage in the industry quest for profits?  Are you happy with your purchase of the Chairmanship for $1 million from Obama?”  Hart was quickly led out of the room.

That wasn’t the only disruption.  Four others interrupted Wheeler’s speech, demanding answers about why Federal regulations on RF guidelines fail to protect the public from harm.  Ellie Marks ‘thanked’ Wheeler for her husband’s brain tumor.  Kevin Mottus from Los Angeles accused Wheeler and the industry he represents of carrying out a “sophisticated quiet holocaust.”  One by one, the protesters were led out of the room.  But the message was clear- California is growing more aware of the dark side of wireless and we’re not going to tolerate it quietly.

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After leaving Mountain View, activists drove to San Francisco’s Market St. Verizon store and placed  (relatively mild) warning labels on all the wireless devices:

WARNING: This device emits microwave radiation that the World Health Organization states may cause cancer.  Children and pregnant women are especially vulnerable.

In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed an ordinance requiring similar warnings be placed at the point of sale, but the wireless industry sued, claiming they have a “first amendment right” to not disclose health hazards to consumers.  On Thursday, activists carried out their 1st amendment right to warn others of the dangers.  Many discussions were had with customers, an announcement was made out loud in the store, and the safety labelers refused to leave when asked to do so.  The action carried on for about 20 minutes, as staff went around and quietly removed the stickers from the phones as activists replaced them.  No police were involved and the activists left the store without incident.

At the evening event, Voices for Internet Freedom, Wheeler was greeted by death standing solemnly at the entrance.  At one point, he wandered the wrong way after being followed and questioned by an activist, and found himself surrounded by protesters shouting, “Wheeler buried the truth now we bury the dead.” He quickly scurried away, knowing that the truth was out there.   He looked like a frightened animal and you could see the pain in his eyes.  It can’t be easy to sacrifice people’s lives for profit.

Lloyd Morgan- who had a brain tumor caused by electromagnetic fields- being interviewed by KQED at the Oakland protest

Ellie Marks keeps smiling despite the grim circumstances

A coffin was brought to the scene and ‘dead birds’ were scattered around the coffin to represent the insidious impact of wireless radiation on nature and wildlife.

Activists were more restrained inside the evening event.  SSM! Director Josh Hart was given 90 seconds to speak and said that “it is important to listen to the truth particularly when it is inconvenient or uncomfortable.  The truth is that wireless is hurting us, and as with most toxins, the ones who are marginalized and poor bear the worst impacts.”

Stop Smart Meters! thanks everyone who worked so hard to make these protests happen, and encourages those in other parts of the country to also give Wheeler a similar “warm” welcome when he comes to visit you.

San Jose Mercury News: Anti-wireless hecklers interrupt FCC chairman’s speech at computer history museum

Video of this day of action will be forthcoming.

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17 Responses to FCC Chair Wheeler Hounded By Wireless Health Activists All Day During Visit to SF Bay Area Thursday

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  3. Well done, I am so grateful to you all for raising this very important issue and hope and pray that Obama listens and takes action. I remember his statement when he took office. President Barack Obama said ” It’s about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it’s inconvenient—especially when it’s inconvenient.”
    I fear that it will be too late for many people before the Governments of this world finally listen to what independent scientists have to say about the dangers and health risks associated with wireless technology and hope and pray that President Obama remembers the statement he made and takes urgent action before its too late.

    • robert says:

      I’ve been thinking a lot about how good old Hussein actually got elected… red state turn coats switching parties in the red state primaries to throw Hillary off, much like they did by funding Nader in 2000… it’s a country of turncoats now!

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  5. sj says:

    where did you get his schedule?
    And did you see the (tentative) agenda items for the January 30 FCC meeting? One of them is
    “Advancing Technology Transitions While Protecting Network Values:
    The Commission will consider a Report and Order, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and Notice of Inquiry that invites DIVERSE TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONS EXPERIMENTS (my emphasis) to examine how to best ACCELERATE technology TRANSITIONS (what does this mean??) by preserving and enhancing the values consumers have come to expect from communication networks.”

  6. sj says:

    here’s where I found the agenda, but couldn’t find a travel schedule
    http://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-announces-tentative-agenda-january-open-meeting-1

  7. sj says:

    Tell people they can also enter comments and ideas at fcc site, at http://www.fcc.gov/discuss

    We could challenge them there with questions and input, such as, how can a person with EHS find a white space to live in without getting sick? Or many other possible inputs there.
    (sorry to hog the comments, but I just found these other ways to give feedback to these creatures)

  8. Thank you guys for all your efforts. Wow!!!

  9. robert says:

    Wheeler is a criminal and Obama, the Bush family puppet should be impeached!
    I was swindled and lied to by the NYC gov’t.

    Obama is a two faced liar who takes money from the CTIA and then appoints their top lobbyist to head the FCC!

    Entrapped by the massive base stations and antennas above my top floor “penthouse” apt. in Queens NYC, after 5 and a half years I developed cancer, thyroid disease and host of other health related issues that is costing me dearly a year later…

    One night I passed out and the paramedics came to my apt and said I had an irregular heartbeat, which somehow disappears when I left the apt. My mother’s heart exploded on the floor second to the top floor and she faced ten antennas 500 feet away! People were dying and getting sick and/or leaving that top floor!

    I suffered from constant noise pollution of the massive construction sites, and , nausea, tinnitus and a host of other things you don’t want to get!

    when I questioned it I got harassment by my building who threatened me on a regular basis

    Remove all towers and stations on apartment buildings now!!
    demand that cell towers be built as far away from people as possible!!
    take back our government now!
    demand that these lying special interest pols get out of bed with lobbyists!!

    • robert says:

      where are the lawyers defending the rights of people to not be experimented on? verizon is paying their lawyers… who’s paying OUR defenders??

  10. Robert Riedlinger says:

    Here Canada there are many sick people from EMF and our Government is still not satisfied that there are enough sick people they are auctioning off the frequency 700 MEGA-Hurts that will penetrate through elevators ,tunnels and BABIES and adult Brains.I call this MICRO WAVE MADNESS.Go -WiFi get -Cancer

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