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Nov
2005

No cause for celebration

Strike the Root
by Robert Kaercher

11/02/05

In the long run, Fitzgerald and his deputies are only distracting people from the bigger picture of the inherently criminal and destructive nature of the state in all its activities by giving them the false impression that government somehow punishes its own deviant behavior through some legalistic mechanism or other. Government is itself a weapon of mass destruction...

http://www.strike-the-root.com/52/kaercher/kaercher2.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Alito's views fume with prejudice against the weak and the poor

Not as crazy as Scalia, but just as bad

CounterPunch
by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St.Clair

11/02/05

"There's been sedate talk in the mainstream press about Alito's legal caution, his sense of fairness, his steady temperament, his understated humor, his respect for the law as the executive instrument of fairness in American society. How anyone can come to this bizarre conclusion passes our understanding. Alito's record, from inside the prosecutor's office, his justice department briefs and in his judicial opinions, displays a rancid right-winger whose views fume with prejudice against the weak and the poor...

http://www.counterpunch.org/cockburn11022005.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Truth must out

The American Prospect
by Greg Sargent

11/02/05

When Patrick Fitzgerald announced the indictment of Scooter Libby, he also gave dispiriting news to those hoping the full account of the Plame scandal would eventually be revealed. Not only did he not plan to release a report, he said, he could not release one -- meaning he'd likely close up shop without revealing much of what he knows about the ways that All the Vice President's Men (and the veep himself, and Karl Rove) sought to discredit a leading war critic. But a close reading of the Code of Federal Regulations suggests that there's another way the truth could come out -- even information outside the 'four corners of the indictment,' to which Fitzgerald claimed to be bound. Even if Fitzgerald can't reveal those details, someone else perhaps can: the attorney general...

http://www.prospect.org/web/view-web.ww?id=10563


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Do we really care about the children?

Human Events
by Walter Williams

11/02/05

I cringe with disgust when I hear politicians say, 'We're doing it for the children.' What's worse is so many Americans mindlessly fall hook, line and sinker for the hype. Judging by our actions, Americans could not care less for future generations, and future generations will curse us for it. Let's look at it. According to several respected authorities, including the Concord Coalition (co-chaired by former Sens. Warren Rudman and Robert Kerrey), the Congressional Budget Office, U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow, and the Social Security Administration, the estimated present value of the unfunded liability of Social Security and Medicare ranges between $61 trillion and $75 trillion dollars...

http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=10041


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The fight we want

Intellectual Conservative
by Bruce Walker

11/01/05

Was selecting Miers a disaster, then? Perhaps. There is another possibility, however: even conservatives may have 'mis-underestimated' President Bush. Alito looks so great by comparison to Miers that all the initial news about the qualifications and temperament of Alito will be positive. Could it be that Miers was intended to befuddle the Left? Stranger things have happened...

http://www.intellectualconservative.com/article4704.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Abramoff-Scanlon School of Sleaze

Salon
by Michael Scherer

Up-and-coming Republican hacks would do well to watch closely the ongoing Senate investigations of superstar lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his former business partner Michael Scanlon. The power duo stand accused of exploiting Native American tribes to the tune of roughly $66 million, laundering that money into bank accounts they controlled and then using it to buy favors for powerful members of Congress and the executive branch. But they sure did know how to play the game. Consider one memo highlighted in a Capitol Hill hearing Wednesday that Scanlon, a former aide to Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Tx., sent the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana to describe his strategy for protecting the tribe's gambling business. In plain terms, Scanlon confessed the source code of recent Republican electoral victories: target religious conservatives, distract everyone else, and then railroad through complex initiatives... [subscription or ad view required] (11/03/05)

http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2005/11/03/abramoff/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Caging the devils

LewRockwell.Com
by Stefan Molyneux

11/03/05

[T]he standard to compare the stateless society's response to violent crime is not some perfect world where thugs are effectively dealt with, but rather the current mess where violence is both encouraged and protected. Before we turn to how a stateless society deals with crime, however, it is essential to remember that the stateless society automatically eliminates the greatest violence faced by almost all of us -- the State that threatens us with guns if we don't hand over our money -- and our lives, should it decide to declare war. Thus it cannot be said that the existing system is one which minimizes violence. Quite the contrary -- the honest population is violently enslaved by the State, and the dishonest provided with cash incentives and protection...

http://www.lewrockwell.com/orig6/molyneux2.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Rumsfeld Openly Admits Guantanamo Torture

http://www.prisonplanet.tv/articles/november2005/031105openlyadmits.htm

Fleischverzehr bedroht Millionen mit der Vogelgrippe

Die moderne Intensivhaltung zieht Tiere unter extrem unnatürlichen Bedingungen auf; die Tiere stehen in überfüllten Hallen in ihrem eigenen Dreck und atmen verseuchte Luft. Es erstaunt daher wenig, dass sich hier eine wesentliche Keimzelle für den Ausbruch tödlicher Krankheiten findet wie z.B. SARS, Maul- und Klauenseuche, Rinderwahnsinn, Johnes Virus und nun die gefährlichste von allen: Vogelgrippe...

http://www.goveggie.de/vogelgrippe.php

Abu Ghraib: General Karpinski Says Fault Goes to Cheney, Rumsfeld

Brig. Gen. Janis Karpinski, the highest-ranking Army officer to be punished for the Abu Ghraib prison scandal, said Tuesday night that blame for the incident should go as high as Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305O.shtml

Anti-Terror-Krieg soll illegal und erfolglos sein

"Faustdicke Lügen": "Anti-Terror-Krieg" soll illegal und erfolglos sein (03.11.05)

Nach Auffassung des Friedensforschers Peter Strutynski vom Bundesausschuss Friedensratschlag ist der "Anti-Terror-Krieg", an dem sich die Bundeswehr seit vier Jahren beteiligt, illegal. Anlässlich der bevorstehenden Debatte im Bundestag am 8. November wendet sich der Friedensratschlag gegen eine Verlängerung des Kriegseinsatzes der Bundeswehr im Rahmen von "Enduring Freedom". Der derzeit noch amtierenden alten Bundesregierung wirft der Friedensforscher vor, sich zum wiederholten Mal "faustdicker Lügen" zu bemühen. Es sei eine Lüge, dass der Kriegseinsatz im Einklang mit Sicherheitsrats-Resolutionen stünde. Eine weitere Lüge bestünde darin, dass der Kriegseinsatz ein Akt "kollektiver Selbstverteidigung" sei. Die dritte Lüge sei das offizielle Verschweigen des Einsatzes des Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK). Der gesamte "Anti-Terror-Krieg" sei - in Hinblick auf seine offizielle Begründung - ein einziges Desaster: So sei nicht ein mutmaßlicher Terrorist inhaftiert und einem ordnungsgemäßen Gerichtsverfahren zugeführt worden, kritisiert der Bundesausschuss Friedensratschlag.

Die ganze Nachricht im Internet:
http://www.ngo-online.de/ganze_nachricht.php?Nr=12194

Rove Could Lose Security Clearance

According to last week's indictment of Scooter Libby, a person identified as "Official A" held conversations with reporters about Plame's identity as an undercover CIA operative, information that was classified. News accounts subsequently confirmed that that official was Rove. Under Executive Order 12958, signed by President Clinton in 1995, such a disclosure is grounds for, at a minimum, losing access to classified information.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305Y.shtml

We don't want a mast in our road

PETER WALSH

03 November 2005 11:42

Phone mast campaigners are facing a fresh fight to stop a mobile phone mast being put up in the city.

Telecommunications giant Vodafone has submitted plans for a 10-metre timber pole in the prestigious Newmarket Road area to planners at Norwich City Council.

However families living near the Newmarket Road Surgery, close to where the mast is set to go, are concerned about the possible effects the proposal, which includes antennae and associated ground based equipment cabinet, might have.

The Evening News contacted the surgery but was told they had no comment to make about the application at this stage.

"I don't consider that a residential area such as this is a suitable area for a phone mast," said James Lord, 75, who lives off Newmarket Road in nearby Glenalmond.

"I wouldn't welcome anything that requires a large magnetic field which is what microwaves are."

Mr Lord, a retired insurance worker, said masts were better suited to bigger buildings like Normandie Tower, or the new Fellowes Plain complex on the grounds of the former Norfolk and Norwich Hospital site.

The Evening News has campaigned against the installation of mobile phone masts near homes and schools until it is proved safe.

Dr Ian Gibson, Norwich North MP and long-time supporter of our campaign, said: "I would like to know what the doctors feel about it, why Vodafone have positioned it there, and how many people were consulted about it.

"They should really acknowledge the fact they've got to get the public on side."

Dr Gibson appealed to Vodafone to take the wishes of people who live near the mast into account before making these proposals and urged them to get in touch with him.

"I find it difficult to understand why they are doing it," he said. "I've had no complaints from people round this area not being able to get a reception on their phones — it baffles me."

In April 1997 the Evening News reported how people living in the Newmarket Road area were up in arms at plans for a 25-metre telephone mast which they said would lower the value of their homes.

Cambridge-based Ionica has lodged an application with the city council to build the mast just off Newmarket Road.

But homeowners near the site, at the Civil Service sports ground at Wentworth Green, wrote to council planners urging them to block the scheme.

A spokeswoman for Vodafone said the mast complied with safety guidelines which have been put in place to protect everyone whether people lived near to the mast or not.

Omega read "Base Stations, operating within strict national and international Guidelines, do not present a Health Risk?" under: http://omega.twoday.net/stories/771911/

"It will be improving voice and text services but also bringing new services to local people," she said.

"They are designed to be placed in streets that's why they are timber poles so they blend in with the existing street furniture."

http://www.eveningnews24.co.uk/content/News/story.aspx?brand=ENOnline&category=News&tBrand=enonline&tCategory=news&itemid=NOED03%20Nov%202005%2012%3A05%3A59%3A153

Epidemiologische Erhebung rund um Mobilfunksendeanlagen

http://openPR.de/in/66779

HLV INFO 169/AT

3-11-2005


Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

wir geben Ihnen heute von einer Aktion Kenntnis, die zur allgemeinen Sensibilisierung und zur konkreten Datenerfassung bezüglich betroffener Anlieger von Mobilfunksendeanlagen dienlich sein wird.

Aufgrund von Zunahmen gesundheitlicher Störungen und Erkrankungen vielfältiger Art im unmittelbaren Wohnumfeld von Sendeanlagen hat die BI Bruchköbel eine anonyme Umfrage gestartet, deren Auswertung ärztlich begleitet werden.

Inzwischen wurde eine beträchtliche Anzahl von Fragebögen rings um die Sendeanlagen zur Verteilung gebracht.

In den wichtigsten lokalen Medien wurde nachfolgende PM der BI Bruchköbel veröffentlicht. Selbstverständlich wird nach dem Stichtag 30. November 2005 eine verbindliche Auswertung vorgenommen, dessen Ergebnis der Öffentlichkeit vorgestellt werden soll.

Den 4-seitigen Frageboten entnehmen Sie bitte der beigefügten rtf-Datei-Anlage:

http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/epidemiologische_erhebung_bruchkoebel.rtf


M.f.G.

Alfred Tittmann


Presseerklärung

IMOWOB startet “Epidemiologische Erhebung“ rund um Mobilfunksendeanlagen

Die Bürgerinitiative für mobilfunksenderfreie Wohngebiete teilt mit, dass sie in den kommenden Tagen eine Umfrage bei den Anwohnern um Mobilfunkbasisanlagen in Bruchköbel unternimmt. Nach dem sich seit Jahren wissenschaftliche Hinweise und Studien zur der Gefährdung durch Mobilfunkstrahlen mehren, waren zunehmende Hinweise aus der Bruchköbeler Bevölkerung letzter Anstoß für dieses schon länger geplante Vorhaben der Initiative. Danach haben im unmittelbaren Wohnumfeld von Sendeanlagen Erkrankungen und gesundheitliche Störungen vielfältiger Art zugenommen. Die Umfrage und deren anonyme Auswertung werden ärztlich begleitet. Die Initiative bittet alle Mitbürgerinnen und Mitbürger, welche die Fragebögen in Ihren Briefkästen finden, die Aktion zu unterstützen und sich einige Minuten Zeit zur Beantwortung zu nehmen.

Die Befragung soll die Datengrundlage zu gesundheitlichen Beeinträchtigungen in der unmittelbaren Umgebung von Mobilfunkbasisstationen in Bruchköbel verbessern.

INITIATIVE MOBILFUNKSENDERFREIE WOHNGEBIETE BRUCHKÖBEL e.V. (IMOWOB)
63486 Bruchköbel
Thomas Hirt - 1. Vorsitzender - Innerer Ring 15
Alfred Tittmann - Öffentlichkeitsarbeit - Kettelerstr. 3 –Tel. 06181 – 7 73 76

20.Oktober 2005/AT


http://www.buergerwelle.de/body_aktionen.html

How long will the guinea pigs survive?

Press release from Aarhus University: "A few years ago a study from the Netherlands showed that 3G mobiltelephone radiation gave serious symptoms and health complaints in a group of testpersons. This upset a great deal of the Danish population and a strong resistance against 3G-rollout in Denmark. The results from our study will be published in 1.5 years time." Background: To pacify the population the Danish parliament granted DKK 15 million for a researchproject on Health effects of Non-ionizing radiation, to be given in 2 portions and terminated within 4 years. A few groups with a complete blank record of EMF research got the grants. Last month the last part was granted to the same groups, though no preliminary results were shown. See

http://mobil.forsk.dk/portal/page?_pageid=382,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

(the projects' descriptions should be in English) The above group from Aarhus are replicating the Dutch study in their own way. In their next study they will also include effects from TETRA used by the police. Among others they registrate the testpersons' reactions after 45 min exposure. They also underline that it is very important to link reported symptoms etc. to the testpersons psychological/mental state. Prof.emer. Joergen Bach Andersen from Aalborg takes care of the RF exposure. The chief of the Aarhus institute in question is on the programcomittee deciding about the grants. He is also member of the governments expert committee that advised the government on the sale of 3G licenses and to get along with 3G- rollout. His point of view on EHS has always been that it does not exist, but is a state of mind of EHS sufferers.

Comment: It is not necessary to wait for their results another 1.5 years. You can already guess their conclusion, since J.B. Andersen already got money to start to develop 4G. The government can be satisfied that their whitewashing money has fulfilled its purpose. They wanted a Danish research study, because they can rely on that and it will not interfere with their mobiltelephony plans.

Sianette Kwee

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And then they will say: the 3G study has not been replicated, so we have no proof for harm (and anyway it's only a psychological problem) so we have to wait....and wait....until they irradiate every cm of the planet and bring us to the full "progress" (4G? 5G? who knows- depends how long the guinea pigs will survive).


Iris Atzmon

Im Krieg gegen die Grippe

Der Schutz vor der Vogelgrippe wird von der Bush-Regierung wie der Krieg gegen den Terror propagiert.

http://www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/21/21270/1.html

Geheimgefängnis der CIA in Polen oder Rumänien?

Update: die EU will nun doch dem Verdacht nachgehen
http://www.telepolis.de/tp/r4/artikel/21/21272/1.html

Dangerous ineffective immunizations

http://tinyurl.com/cfgy5

Inside the Bunker

Sidney Blumenthal notes that one year after his re-election, President Bush governs from a bunker. "We go forward with complete confidence," he proclaimed in his second inaugural address.... But as he listened that day, Vice-President Dick Cheney knew the election had been secured by a cover-up.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305N.shtml

GOP Pushing Cuts in Food Stamps

The food stamp measure is just one of several provisions in an expansive Congressional budget-cutting package that critics say unfairly targets the poor and disadvantaged, especially poor children.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305M.shtml

US Democrats Try to Block Alaska Refuge Drilling

Senate Democrats led an effort Wednesday to strike language from a budget bill that would allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), but drilling opponents aren't expected to win.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305L.shtml

Dems Take Aggressive Posture, Exploit GOP Weakness

The Democratic decision to bushwhack Senate Republicans this week with a surprise procedural maneuver reflected a larger political strategy to shift the terrain to issues that Democrats believe will play to their common advantage in the 2006 elections.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305K.shtml

White House Aides: Rove Must Go

Bush's top advisers are considering whether it is tenable for Rove to remain on the staff, given that Fitzgerald has already documented something that Rove and White House official spokesmen once emphatically denied - that he played a central role in discussions with journalists about Plame's role at the CIA and her marriage to former ambassador Joseph C. Wilson IV, a critic of the Iraq war.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305J.shtml

UMTS Sender droht durch mobilkom - Rudolf-Steiner-Schule fordert Salzburger Vorsorgewert

http://openpr.de/news/66774.html
http://www.news4press.com/1/MeldungDetail.asp?Mitteilungs_ID=76423

Medieninformation:

Offener Brief der Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Salzburg an die Firma mobilkom austria

für Rückfragen

mfg

Michael Meyer
michael_meyer@aon.at
Schulforum Mobilfunk
Tel/Fax 0043 - 6217 - 8576



Rudolf-Steiner-Schule, Waldorfstraße 11, 5 023 Salzburg

Firma mobilkom austria, z.H. Frau Mag. Claudia Übellacker, Obere Donaustraße 29 , 1020 Wien


Offener Brief

Salzburg, 03. 11. 05


Sehr geehrte Frau Übellacker,

die Rudolf-Steiner-Schule Salzburg lehnt es nach Beratung Ihres Briefes vom 14. Oktober 2005 entschieden ab, Verantwortung für die Standortwahl eines Ihrer Sender zu übernehmen.

Die Firma mobilkom austria ist allein verantwortlich für die Wahl ihrer Senderstandorte, für den Sendebetrieb und die damit verbundenen gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen für die betroffenen Anrainer.

Wie auch aus der Warnung der Österreichischen Ärztekammer hervorgeht, verdichten sich auf immer breiter werdender Basis die Hinweise darauf, dass die gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen von Mobilfunkstrahlung stärker sind, als bisher angenommen.

Deshalb fordern wir nach wie vor und verstärkt die Einhaltung des Salzburger Vorsorgewertes für den gesamten Schulbereich zum Schutz unserer Kinder und der Beschäftigten an unserer Schule. Der Vorsorgewert liegt derzeit bei 10 bzw. 1 Mikrowatt pro Quadratmeter für GSM, wobei nach ärztlichen Erfahrungen der Vorsorgewert für UMTS noch niedriger anzusetzen ist.

Wie bereits im Salzburger Schulappell deutlich zum Ausdruck gebracht wurde, weisen wir nochmals darauf hin, dass Kindergärten und Schulen Schutzräume für im Wachstum befindliche Kinder und Jugendliche darstellen müssen.

Wir werden uns auch weiterhin öffentlich und nachdrücklich für vorsorgenden Gesundheitsschutz und das Recht unserer Kinder auf körperliche Unversehrtheit einsetzen.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Rainald Grugger, für das Kollegium
Monika Pfeiffer-Tatra, für den Elternrat
Ursula Thies, für das Schulforum Mobilfunk

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Ärztekammern und Mobilfunk
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1104181/

“Good Night, and Good Luck” - Joe McCarthy Rides Again

by Bernard Weiner

Whenever I have a dream, I ask myself: “Why this dream now? What is happening in my life at this moment that would engender these particular images?” The same question has to be asked about Good Night, and Good Luck, George Clooney's powerful docudrama about the McCarthy era of the 1950s: “Why make this film now? Is there something happening in our society, our media, our politics that would make audiences resonate with a low-budget film, shot in black and white, about that era in America?”

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov05/Weiner1103.htm

Thought Control and “Professional” Journalism

Part I

by Media Lens

Early last century, industrial technology allowed business interests to produce mass media at a cost that outclassed the capacity of non-corporate media to compete. As a result, radical publishers were marginalized and media diversity rapidly narrowed. To counter claims that society was being, in effect, brainwashed by this media monopoly, corporate publishers promoted the idea of “professional journalism.” For the first time, reporters would be trained in special “schools of journalism” to master the arts of objective, balanced reporting. Big business moguls would be in control but, as good democrats, they would see to it that their journalists were scrupulously fair...

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov05/MediaLens1103.htm



Thought Control and “Professional” Journalism (Part II)
by Media Lens

In Part 1 we described how the notion of “professional” journalism was developed precisely to obscure the significance of the fact that corporate power had gained a monopoly over the mass media. “Professional” journalism accepts that powerful interests -- the political and economic allies of the corporate media -- should be allowed to set the news agenda. Reporters are to channel the words of officialdom without expressing their own personal opinions. To express criticism of the powerful in news reports is deemed “unprofessional” -- that is, “crusading”, “committed”, “polemical” and “radioactive”. Curiously, the myth of professional “objectivity” exists alongside the clear fact that expressing support for the claims and actions of the powerful is not considered unprofessional...

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov05/MediaLens1104.htm

Stealing Veteran's Day from the Militarists

by Mickey Z.

In a society where "support the troops" is little more than a euphemism for "support the policy," the concept of setting aside a day to celebrate military veterans has always been touchy for the Left. But here's an idea: what if we instead honored veterans of the anti-war movement? I mean those -- from Eugene Debs and Helen Keller to the Berrigans, right up to Cindy Sheehan -- who put their a... on the line to stop war...not wage it. To add a twist, how about military veterans who have since become veterans of the anti-war movement, e.g. Howard Zinn, Stan Goff, Ward Churchill, and Rosemarie Jackowski? Even better, if you truly want to acknowledge bravery in the line of fire, why not find more heroes like Hugh Clowers Thompson, Jr.?

http://www.dissidentvoice.org/Nov05/MickeyZ1103.htm

Mobiles and Health

Mobile MPs: the health debate
http://www.spiked-online.com/Printable/0000000CAE1F.htm

Am I correct in thinking this article is taken from a phone operators website. Only the views of these MP's aren't what I have read in the past. Ian Gibson has always said that Stewart's precautionary principal has not been followed. He's always been very supportive. This sounds like more biased, phone operator propaganda to me.

John Elliott


From Mast Sanity Network

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http://www.spiked-online.com/Printable/0000000CAE1F.htm

3 November 2005

Mobile MPs: the health debate What do members of parliament think about the UK's precautionary approach to mobile phones and masts? by Jennie Bristow

The spiked/O2 debate on mobile phones and health has attracted a diverse range of opinions on one of the most perplexing controversies of our time. The high-profile fear that mobile phones or masts might damage our health exists alongside a growing body of scientific evidence that fails to find any adverse health effects from mobile phones or masts. Despite the extent to which mobile telephony has become central to life and business in our burgeoning 'information society', the UK authorities continue to advise a 'precautionary approach' to the public's use of mobile phones, particularly in relation to children.

As our debate shows, the outcome of this ambivalence towards mobile phones has been considerable public confusion. For much of the public, and particularly younger people, mobile phones have become a part of everyday life, whose obvious benefits outweigh any possible health risk. But a vocal minority remains deeply concerned about the present and future effects of mobile phone technology upon our health and wellbeing, and worried about the continuing rollout of mobile technology.

So what do politicians make of this issue? In a preliminary survey, spiked interviewed six members of parliament (MPs) about their own views on the safety of mobile phones and masts and the concerns raised by their constituents, and their opinions about the precautionary approach adopted by the authorities following the Stewart Report of 2000. We also asked how they felt about claims that the official message - 'it's safe to use your phone, but be careful anyway' - has been confusing.

Their responses indicated that MPs, like the public at large, have differing views on whether mobile phones pose a risk to health. Where there is consensus, however, it is that the precautionary approach is the sensible way to go.

When asked 'Do you think that radiation from mobile phones or from mobile phone masts poses a risk to health?', Norman Baker, Liberal Democrat MP for Lewes and senior spokesman on environment and rural affairs, replied 'in terms of mobile phones, yes. In terms of masts, no'.

This is an important distinction. While the most vocal campaigns focus on mobile phone masts, much of the research has focused on determining whether there is a risk from handsets. At a time when individuals are increasingly attached to their mobile phones and aware of their personal benefits, it is perhaps not surprising that the reaction against handsets is more muted than the reaction to having a mast in one's backyard. Indeed, when it comes to the concerns raised by Baker's constituents, he explains: 'They frequently raise concerns about masts, which I don't think are well grounded. They never really raise risks about phones, which I think are well grounded.'

Andrew Stunell, Liberal Democrat MP for Hazel Grove and member of the modernisation committee, is less equivocal on whether mobile phones and masts cause a health risk. 'Yes', he says. 'I think the Stewart Committee has indicated that there are some risks associated particularly with the use of phones, and perhaps to a more limited extent masts.' In fact, what the Stewart Committee found was that any link between mobile phones and health risks was 'unproven': an argument echoed by Ian Gibson, Labour MP for Norwich North and chair of the House of Commons Select Committee on Science and Technology.

When we asked Peter Bottomley, Conservative MP for Worthing West and vice-chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mobile Communications, whether radiation from mobile phones or from mobile phone masts poses a risk to health, he replied simply 'no'. Phil Willis, Liberal Democrat MP for Harrogate and Knaresborough and chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Mobile Communications, said 'I don't know'. Nor does Andrew Mitchell, Conservative MP for Sutton Coldfield and shadow international development secretary: 'I don't know the answer to that, because I rely upon the opinion of experts', he replied. 'It's not really a matter for me as an MP, but my view on all these things is that we should adopt the precautionary principle about them.'

It seems that MPs themselves have differing views on whether mobile phones or masts pose a risk to our health. To what extent have their constituents raised concerns about this issue?

'No one has rung me up to say they're worried about using their phone', says Peter Bottomley. 'A number have got objections to mobile masts, some on amenity grounds and some on health grounds.' Bottomley, like Norman Baker, is a little perplexed by this spread of concerns: 'As I understand it, radiation from masts - unless you're actually dancing with it - is far lower than radiation from the phone you actually use. And as I said, no constituents have rung me with concerns about using their own mobile phone.'

Other MPs' constituents have been more vociferous. Ian Gibson's constituents raise concerns about health risks from mobile phones and masts 'incessantly'. 'There's about six different groups around phone masts', he says. 'They win some, they lose some, and so on.' Andrew Mitchell's constituents have raised concerns 'extensively': 'I raised the matter in the House of Commons because of the concern about health issues, and other issues too', he says. Andrew Stunell's constituents also raise concerns 'to a very large extent. I've got a constituency with 65,000 electors, which is probably about 85,000 people. And I'd say that in the last four years, I've probably had seven or eight communities send me petitions and large numbers of letters, about their fears about mobile phone technology.'

Phil Willis' constituents have raised their fears over mobile phone masts 'very significantly'. He continues: 'I have a relatively intelligent electorate, concerned about the arrogant way in which a number of mobile phone companies set about installing masts with a minimum of local consultation - despite the "10 commitments" of the mobile phone companies, and despite the pleas of government for greater pre-application consultation.'

Whatever their own views on the safety of mobile phones and the concerns raised by their constituents, the small group of MPs whom we interviewed agreed with the conclusion drawn by the Stewart Committee in 2000: that even where there is no conclusive evidence of health risks from mobile phones, a precautionary approach should be adopted towards them. 'It's very difficult to prove a negative, so it's a question of balance - which is why the Stewart Report says, for example, that it's a slightly different line with children than with adults', says Norman Baker. 'That sort of balance is a sensible approach to take.'

'I think all one can do is abide by the view of the experts, so that's what I'd back', says Andrew Mitchell. 'I wouldn't seek to interpose my view as an MP, a layman, above the view of the experts. So I would rely upon the experts for what we should do.' 'If there was a clear risk, it wouldn't be a precautionary approach, would it? It would be risk avoidance', explains Andrew Stunell. Peter Bottomley agrees with the Stewart Committee's approach 'within reason'.

Ian Gibson agrees with the Stewart Committee's conclusion 'absolutely': 'I think the government's going to come out with something on that eventually - in other words, that health is something in terms of planning that should be taken into consideration. There's enough indication that radiation does cause biological effects - that was the point, without being able to say there was no effect whatsoever. There was some biological effect, but there's no effect on people's health as such.'

All of the MPs whom we interviewed thought that the precautionary approach proposed by the Stewart Committee and adopted by the authorities was the right one. But how do they respond to claims that the subsequent public health message - that there is no evidence of harm from mobile phones or masts, but we should take care when using them anyway - has been confusing?

Norman Baker argues that the official attempts to inform the public about the health issues associated with mobile phones were confusing 'certainly in the initial stages', and that there has been 'a lack of anticipation from the industry of the need to deal with what are predictable public concerns, and a lack of leadership from government. Now, it's become slightly embedded and difficult to deal with'. Andrew Mitchell also agrees that the messages have been confusing, 'which is why I've consistently pressed the government to carry out more research and more tests on this'. 'I don't think they've been confusing, I just don't think they've addressed people's concerns', says Andrew Stunell.

For Ian Gibson, the confusion about mobile phones and health comes primarily from mobile operators: 'It's deliberately so by the companies', he says. 'The government hasn't helped, and it's in liaison with the companies. It's part of a smokescreen that's set up.' Phil Willis, on the other hand, seems more concerned about the lack of government leadership on this question: 'In the absence of a strong government campaign actually to make clear what the science is, where research is being carried out and what sensible precautions people can take - particularly with young children and the use of mobile phones - then it's inevitable that some of the more exaggerated claims about health risks from mobile phones and masts will in fact take precedence.'

As the debate currently raging on spiked shows, from the public to policymakers there is still much to be discussed in the debate about mobile phones and health. The issue at stake goes far deeper than what the science to date can or cannot tell us about the health effects of mobile technology, raising questions such as: How useful is the precautionary principle as a way of managing the introduction of new technologies? How responsible is it of the government to refuse to take a firm line on issues of significant public concern? What approach should companies be taking, in the face of a combination of public hostility to masts, public demand for better mobile services, and increasing regulation? And how do we reconcile individuals' desire to make use of new technologies such as the mobile phone with communities' reluctance to allow the development of new infrastructure?

To discuss this and more, join the spiked/O2 debate on Mobile Phones and Health here:

http://www.spiked-online.com/sections/technology/debates/mobilesocietyhealth/

Interviews by Sandy Starr.

Reprinted from : http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CAE1F.htm

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Thank you for your recent contribution to the spiked/O2 online debate 'MOBILE PHONES AND HEALTH: WHAT ARE WE SCARED OF?'


Your response was published at:
http://www.spiked-online.com/sections/technology/debates/mobilesocietyhealth/responses.htm

Response at:
http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/0000000CAE3E.htm
http://www.spiked-online.com/sections/technology/debates/mobilesocietyhealth/responses.htm

The genotoxic effect of mobile phone radiation

[8-Nov-2005]

The Vienna Doctor's Chamber (Wiener Ärztekammer) warns expressly against excessive mobile phone use, especially by children. The reason for this is the recently presented 'Reflex Study' (Reflex-Studie), in which a definite genotoxic effect of mobile phone radiation was seen.

The first consequence is that the Doctor's Chamber has now drawn up a catalogue of guidelines, which stipulates specific rules of behaviour for use of mobile phones. See: Wissenschaft zu Mobilfunk http://omega.twoday.net/topics/Wissenschaft+zu+Mobilfunk and the Science section of the Bürgerwelle eV website http://www.buergerwelle.de/body_science.html .

Citizens' Initiative Omega, Germany


We look forward to any further contributions you would like to make to this online debate. Please pass on details of the debate to anyone you think might be interested in contributing.

Sandy Starr
spiked Ltd
http://www.spiked-online.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7269 9234
Fax: +44 (0)20 7269 9235

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The spiked/O2 online debate 'MOBILE PHONES AND HEALTH: WHAT ARE WE SCARED OF?', which took place over autumn 2005, brought together industry representatives, policymakers, academics and spiked readers to discuss the ongoing anxieties about the impact of mobile phones on our health, in the context of a substantial body of research finding no evidence of health risks.

I thought you might be interested to read the following 5-page summary of the issues raised by the debate:

http://www.spiked-online.com/pdf/mobilesociety-health-summary.pdf

The next spiked/O2 online debate, on mobile phones and child protection, will launch shortly.


Sandy Starr

spiked Ltd http://www.spiked-online.com

Tel: +44 (0)20 7269 9234 Fax: +44 (0)20 7269 9235


From Mast Sanity

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Dear Sandy,

you seem to be presenting a balanced view, but actually there is nothing from anybody directly affected, no description of the actual symptoms experienced (big TNA study was quite consistent with what people report, by the way) - it's rather a theoretical view don't you think? Quite helpful not to present the living reality if you wanted people to think it was hysteria....

Sarah


From Mast Sanity

Fears over 'sneak' Tetra mast allayed

Fears that another controversial Tetra mast could be 'sneaked' into Bognor have been allayed after councillors rejected a plan for Aldwick Road.

MMO2, the company which builds Tetra masts, wanted to build a 3G mobile phone mast on top of the building at 85 Aldwick Road, Bognor.

The mast would have been used to provide modern mobile phone users in the area with the so-called third generation of mobile phone services such as sending video clips and music downloads.

Full report in the November 3 edition of the Bognor Regis Observer

03 November 2005

My Goodness Gracious, There Was No Cabal

Check out Rummy's response to a reporter's question about whether he and Vice President Cheney were in charge of a secret cabal to manipulate public policy for the Iraq War.

http://www.thewashingtonnote.com/archives/001055.html

by The Washington Note

Read Donald Rumsfeld's "aw, shucks" answer to a reporter's question about whether he and Cheney ran a secret cabal supporting the invasion of Iraq.

http://tompaine.com/#passiton

Confronting The American Lifestyle

If Dems are to win in '06 and '08, they're going to have to propose a sustainable American Dream.

http://www.tompaine.com/uncommonsense/index.php#6629

Conservative, Not Conservationist

http://www.grist.org/news/muck/2005/11/01/alito/index.html

by Amanda Griscom Little, Grist

The preliminary environmental assessment of Scalito is in. Bush's nominee doesn't care much about health or nature.

http://www.tompaine.com/

The Torture Test

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/20051103/the_torture_test.php

by Ray McGovern, TomPaine.com

This week, Congress will decide whether it supports or opposes torture.

http://www.tompaine.com/

Why Would Libby Lie?

by Dennis Kelleher, TomPaine.com

Cheney's chief of staff will be arraigned today for obstructing the Plame investigation. What was his motive? Fitzgerald left a clue.

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/20051103/why_would_libby_lie.php

Alito: The Wolf At The Door

by Kate Michelman, TomPaine.com

The objections to Bush's new nominee are not just a case of crying wolf.

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/20051103/alito_the_wolf_at_the_door.php

Last Chance to SAVE the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

SENATORS KERRY AND CANTWELL ARE MAKING ONE LAST PUSH TO SAVE ANWR

THERE WILL BE A VOTE IN THE SENATE TODAY (11/3)

http://www.millionphonemarch.com/anwr.htm (Save ANWR)

It's now or never if we want to save the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, and the White House and Republican leaders in Congress are stacking the odds against us. They're using underhanded procedural tactics to sneak through legislation to destroy the Arctic Refuge. The vote will occur this week in the Senate and next week in the House of Representatives.

These votes will decide the fate of the Refuge. It's no time to be sitting on the sidelines. We have to make our voice heard in this debate on Capitol Hill, and if we lose the vote there, we have to make sure we don't lose the debate across America.

http://www.millionphonemarch.com/anwr.htm (Save ANWR)

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are currently rising one percent a year, while the ice caps melt and we see unprecedented hurricane violence already. The insanity of putting every atom of carbon since prehistoric times back into the atmosphere must stop!. Instead we must get serious about conservation and have a crash program to develop renewable energy sources.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

Powered by The People's Email Network Copyright 2005, Patent pending, All rights reserved

Bush War Policy Is Now in Play

For months, the politics of the Iraq war have been frozen in place, with stalwart Republicans defending President Bush's policy and most Democrats shunning a direct challenge. Now the ice has begun to crack.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110305Z.shtml

The International Day of Action to Save the Boreal is here

http://www.omega-news.info/international_boreal_day_of_action.htm

051103 - R - Mobilfunk - Newsletter

http://www.omega-news.info/051103_r_mobilfunk_newsletter.rtf

051102 - R - Mobilfunk - Newsletter

http://www.omega-news.info/051102_r_mobilfunk_newsletter.rtf

051031 - R - Mobilfunk - Newsletter

http://www.omega-news.info/051031_r_mobilfunk_newsletter.rtf

Immer mehr Menschen nehmen unterbezahlte Praktika an

Genosse Praktikant: "Eigentlich eine Schweinerei"

Für ihren Berufseinstieg nehmen Studenten viel in Kauf. Doch der Widerstand gegen Ausbeutungsverhältnisse wächst. Artikel von Sebastian Deck in Süddeutsche Zeitung vom 26.10.2005
http://www.sueddeutsche.de/,jkm1/jobkarriere/berufstudium/artikel/114/63051/

Generation Praktikum: Immer mehr Menschen nehmen unterbezahlte Praktika an

„Anlässlich der 17. Bundesjugendkonferenz der DGB-Jugend in Halle/Saale vom 27. bis 29. Oktober, stellte DGB-Vorstandsmitglied Ingrid Sehrbrock am Freitag in Halle die Zwischenergebnisse einer DGB-Studie zu Akademikern in der Praktika-Falle vor…“ Pressemitteilung zur 17. DGB-Bundesjugendkonferenz

http://www.dgb-jugend.de/UNIQ113100906632728/doc132397A.html


Faires Praktikum

Öffentliche Praktikabewertung der DGB-Jugend
http://www.dgb-jugend.de/UNIQ113100906632728/doc116706A.html


Aus: LabourNet, 3. November 2005

Inquiry on Lobbyist Abramoff Widens to Senior Officials

Investigators have expanded their inquiries into the activities of the lobbyist Jack Abramoff to include his efforts to pressure Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton and other senior Interior Department officials on behalf of Indian tribes with gambling interests, lawyers involved in the investigations said in interviews this week.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110205D.shtml

Chain, Chain, Chain of Cheney Fools

Maureen Dowd: One of the most confounding aspects of W.'s exceedingly confounding presidency is his apparent unwillingness to consider that anyone who ever worked for him - and was in any way responsible for any of the disasters now afflicting his administration - should be jettisoned. This is not loyalty. This is myopia. Where is a meddling, power-intoxicated first lady when we need one?

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110205B.shtml

The Supreme Court, the ACLU, and Judge Alito's Record

The ACLU participates in more cases before the Supreme Court than anyone besides the U.S. government itself.

Every time we step into that courtroom, fundamental freedoms are on the line. That will certainly be true later this month when ACLU attorney Jennifer Dalven, Deputy Director of our Reproductive Freedom Project, will step before the Justices of the Supreme Court to argue Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England.

With a decision in the Ayotte case, the Supreme Court could revoke the long-established principle that abortion restrictions must include exceptions to protect a woman's health. This is the first abortion-related case to reach the Court in five years -- and it will probably be the last time the ACLU argues a case before Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Justice O'Connor has provided more than a swing vote on the Court. She has been a moderating voice on critical civil liberties issues ranging from race to religion to reproductive freedom. We cannot know for certain how Judge Alito would vote in Ayotte or any other case, but there is no question that this nomination calls into question the delicate balance that Justice O'Connor has helped to shape and preserve.

For example, in Planned Parenthood v. Casey, Judge Alito voted to uphold a state law provision that required women to notify their husbands before having an abortion. Justice O'Connor joined with a majority of the court in rejecting his position. In addition, Judge Alito has been more willing to support state-sponsored religious displays than Justice O'Connor. And he has written several dissenting opinions on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals that, if accepted, would have not only made it more difficult for victims of discrimination to prevail in bringing a suit, but would have made it more difficult for them to even get their case to a jury.

Other troubling positions in Judge Alito's record includes:

* Upholding the strip search of a mother and her ten-year old daughter, even though the warrant allowing the search did not name either of them.

* Holding that Congress does not have the power under the Commerce Clause to restrict the transfer and possession of machine guns at gun shows.

* Holding that Congress did not have authority to require state employers to comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Make no mistake about it. As the Senate considers the Alito nomination, we are at a pivotal moment in our nation's history. The Bush Administration is claiming unprecedented national security powers, reproductive rights are in jeopardy, the teaching of evolution is under attack, and we continue to struggle with a legacy of discrimination.

The Supreme Court's role as the ultimate safeguard of our constitutional liberties has never been more critical. With that stark reality in mind, the ACLU will, in the weeks ahead, compile a complete report on Judge Alito's civil liberties record, including the good and the bad. And, with your help, we will make sure each and every Senator understands that record and acts on his or her obligation to protect the Supreme Court's vital position in our constitutional democracy.

We'll be counting on your support every step of the way.

Sincerely,

Anthony D. Romero
Executive Director American Civil Liberties Union

Read more about the ACLU's Supreme Court cases at
http://www.aclu.org/Court/CourtMain.cfm .

Learn about Ayotte v. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England at

http://www.aclu.org/court/court.cfm?ID=19130&c=317 .

The State Thrives On Hate, Genocide and Racism

http://tinyurl.com/alnxr

U.S. Could Restrict Travel to Prevent Flu

Sustained person-to-person spread of the bird flu or any other super-influenza strain anywhere in the world could prompt the United States to implement travel restrictions or other steps to block a brewing pandemic, say federal plans released Wednesday.

http://www.comcast.net/news/index.jsp?cat=GENERAL&fn=/2005/11/02/255520.html


From Information Clearing House

Senator: Reed helped to conceal Indian payments

Ralph Reed helped orchestrate an effort to conceal payments he received from the gambling revenues of a Louisiana Indian tribe, according to a U.S. Senator speaking at a hearing in Washington.

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/1105/02reed.html


From Information Clearing House

Anti-Bush Protesters Gather in Argentine Resort Ahead of Americas Summit

Shouting "Yankee, get out!" and singing protest songs, thousands opposed to George W. Bush held a massive rally at a basketball arena, two days before the U.S. president arrives at this seaside resort for the fourth Summit of the Americas.

http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBY68JMJFE.html


From Information Clearing House

Kent State Threatens Iraq Veteran with Expulsion

Activists spring to defense of free speech:
http://www.traprockpeace.org/kent_state_students/?p=2

Why Americans Don't Care About GTMO, and Why They Should

JURIST Guest Columnist Brian J. Foley of Florida Coastal School of Law says that Americans should start caring about the denial of legal process to prisoners held by the US at Guantanamo Bay (GTMO) not just out of sentimentality or because it's the "right thing to do", but because it's in Americans' own self-interest...

http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/forumy/2005/11/why-americans-dont-care-about-gtmo-and.php


From Information Clearing House

The Neocon Agenda: Will We Undermine It Or, Is Democracy Dead?

Will the American and British people demand -- not wish, hope or plead for, but demand -- that their ransacked, just-barely ostensible, and corporatized democracies be exchanged for the real McCoy, true democracies built upon solid foundations of truth, law and mutual respect, so that democracy itself may live?

http://inoodle.com/2005/11/neocon-agenda-will-we-undermine-it-or.html


From Information Clearing House

Political lies fool us again

Yes, I believed my president when he told Americans on Oct. 7, 2002, "Facing clear evidence of peril, we cannot wait for the final proof -- the smoking gun -- that could come in the form of a mushroom cloud."

http://newsobserver.com/news/rogers/story/2829741p-9279334c.html


From Information Clearing House

Senate Intelligence chairman quietly 'fixed' intelligence

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush issued an order to the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Department, and his cabinet members that severely curtailed intelligence oversight by restricting classified information to just eight members of Congress.

http://tinyurl.com/8aqt9


From Information Clearing House

Ahmad Chalabi's Comeback Tour

No word on whether Chalabi will be calling on his old pal Scooter Libby, to whom he turned when the CIA stopped buying his bull, and who gave him a direct line to the White House.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/ahmad-chalabis-comeback-_b_9992.html


From Information Clearing House

The Plame Affair Leads to Rome

"All roads lead to Rome," and it seems that Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the Plame Affair, and more broadly the lies used to hoodwink the American people into supporting a criminal war on Iraq, will also trudge down the Appian Way lined this Halloween with the ghosts of crucified Iraqis.

http://www.counterpunch.com/leupp11012005.html


From Information Clearing House

Where Is the (North) American Press?

A friend from Argentina sent me the following picture today. It is self explanatory and has been seen everywhere in the world except in the United States. Why? In analyzing Bush for several years I keep finding that it is not only his immediate circle that insulates him -- the press insulates us.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/justin-frank/where-is-the-north-amer_b_9932.html

John Kerry probably would be president of the United States today

What Judy forgot: Your right to know

THE MOST intriguing revelation of Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald's news conference last week was his assertion that he would have presented his indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby a year ago if not for the intransigence of reporters who refused to testify before the grand jury. He said that without that delay, "we would have been here in October 2004 instead of October 2005." Had that been the case, John Kerry probably would be president of the United States today.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10852.htm



The coverup worked:

NO ONE really noticed, but Patrick Fitzgerald made an unassailable point last week about the timing of the indictment that his CIA leak investigation has produced so far. - The prosecutor was in effect showing that the quixotic pursuit of a nonexistent right or privilege by some news organizations is one reason President Bush was reelected last year.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/ARTICLE10854.HTM

Amnesty concerned by new claims against US soldiers in Afghanistan

New claims of abuses by US soldiers in Afghanistan are more evidence of rights violations in the "war on terror", with a pattern of impunity for such infractions, Amnesty International said.

http://www.politicalgateway.com/news/read.html?id=5254


From Information Clearing House

United Methodist Church Calls For Withdrawal

Sweet Victory: United Methodist Church Calls For Withdrawal:

Last week, the United Methodist Church Board of Church and Society--the social action committee of the church that both President Bush and Vice President Cheney belong to--resoundingly passed a resolution calling for withdrawal with only two 'no' votes and one abstention.

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/edcut?bid=7&pid=31572


From Information Clearing House

Rafil A.Dhafir: Are we a society that calls this justice?

United States of America v Rafil A.Dhafir:

By Katherine Hughes

Dr. Rafil A. Dhafir was sentenced to 22 years in federal prison on Thursday, October 27th, 2005 for sending humanitarian aid to starving Iraqi civilians through his charity Help the Needy.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10859.htm

Dying To Escape

Attorney Tells Why Guantanamo Detainee Attempted Suicide in Front of Him.

By Democracy Now!

More than twenty detainees in the Guantanamo Bay prison have attempted suicide and UN investigators continue to press for visits at the prison camp despite refusals from the Bush administration. We speak with lawyer Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, who recently witnessed a client’s suicide attempt during a visit, about the ongoing desperation of prisoners and the military’s reporting of the events. Audio and transcript.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article10853.htm

ASL: Picture of the month - L'image du mois

http://www.next-up.org/divers/image_semaine1.php

Washington Post reports on covert CIA prison system's 'black sites'

http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/3580/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

Pushing for Forced Vaccines and Drugging

http://tinyurl.com/dhnxs

Companies Use Bankruptcy Laws to Force Bigger Givebacks, Break Unions

Employers in heavily-unionized US industries are turning to bankruptcy courts as a strategy for gutting union contracts. Their goal: to impose layoffs and givebacks even deeper than the ones agreed to during concessions of the early 1980s.

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/110205LA.shtml

The Sum of Alito Fears

Environmentalists are alarmed at Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court. He has demonstrated a judicial philosophy of limiting the scope of federal legislation based on the Commerce Clause, which is the basis for nearly every major federal environmental law in the US.

http://www.truthout.org/issues_05/110205EA.shtml

US Denies UN Group Access to Detainees

Spurning a request by UN human rights investigators, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said Tuesday the United States will not allow them to meet with detainees at the Guantanamo prison for foreign terrorism suspects.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110205R.shtml

GOP Investors Trying to Break Up Knight-Ridder Newspapers

A group of investors from Florida, who are regular contributors to Bush and the GOP National Committee, are trying to break up the Knight-Ridder newspaper chain. Their reporters had the rare distinction of being able to see through the Bush Administration's smokescreen before the Iraq invasion.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110205T.shtml

I Can't Wait

David Swanson: I don't know about the world, but certainly I can't wait any longer to end this war or to impeach this president. One more death, American or Iraqi, is too many. Actually, what I said is not true. We do know something about the world. We know that polls that were done last year were unable to find another country on the planet that would have elected Bush or even made it close enough for him to steal.

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2005/110205Q.shtml



http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=impeach
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Downing+Street+Memo

You CAN help Stop CODEX from being forced on Canada, the USA and Mexico

(excerpt)

IAHF Webmaster: Breaking News, Whats New, Codex Emergency, Anti SPP, Anti CAFTA, Anti FTAA

IAHF List: You CAN help Stop CODEX from being forced on Canada, the USA & Mexico!!!

HERE IS HOW

Stop Continental Integration in the Name of Security! Don't Merge the U.S. with Mexico and Canada in the Name of Immigration Security!

This is a CLASSIC "BAIT & SWITCH" TACTIC...... Lets NOT FALL FOR IT!!!

PLEASE GO TO THIS LINK: read the hypertext links from it containing more information, and with one mouseclick send the form letter to Congress opposing N.AMERICAN COOPERATIVE SECURITY ACT S. 853 in the Senate, H.R. 2672 in the House http://capwiz.com/jbs/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=8085086

This legislation would implement the Security and Prosperity Partnership of North America which Prime Minister Martin of Canada, President Vicente Fox of Mexico, and Dictator Bush of the USA are attempting to unilaterally lay on us under the GUISE of "security" and "economic benefits" http://www.spp.gov .

CFR ATTEMPTING TO RAILROAD IS------> LETS FIGHT _BACK_!!

David Rockefeller is the Chairman Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations....

Carroll Quigley, Professor of History at Georgetown University, stated, "The Council of Foreign Relations is the American Branch of a society which originated in England and believes national boundaries should be obliterated and one-world rule established."

Even though the CFR (which is scripting Martin,Bush, and Fox) on this matter view this abolishment of America as a "done deal", we CAN STOP IT by killing this bill which is S. 853 in the Senate, H.R. 2672 in the House.

Neither bill has any momentum (yet). The Thomas legislative database hasn't even received the bills yet from the Government Printing Office http://thomas.loc.gov but many members of Congress are members of the Council on Foreign Relations and will automatically move to cosponsor these bills unless WE generate HUGE OPPOSITION!

They MUST be killed, or we won't be able to stop the planned destruction of our country, and the harmonization of our dietary supplement laws to genocidal UN Codex dictates.

The Council on Foreign Relations are scripting Martin/Bush/Fox via this White Paper: "BUILDING A NORTH AMERICAN COMMUNITY" http://www.cfr.org/publication.html?id=8102

WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PROTECT YOUR ACCESS TO DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS:

1. Organize Meetings in YOUR AREA to educate people about the need to kill N.American Cooperative Security Act S. 853 in the Senate, H.R. 2672 in the House, and to kill FTAA (Free Trade Area of the Americas) the moment a bill is dropped.

Also urge people to vote AGAINST those who voted FOR CAFTA: (See list:
http://capwiz.com/liberty/issues/votes/?votenum=443&chamber=H&congress=1091&tally=1

DRAW PEOPLE to your meeting by showing the hard hitting 28 min DVD Film "We Become Silent" & Have Copies of The Special Codex Issue of The Health Crusader Magazine to hand out. Listen to the one hour Audio Tape of the Talk on Codex that I did last summer to prepare for your meeting. Get all 3 items for $30. inc shipping from IAHF 556 Boundary Bay Rd., Point Roberts WA 98281 USA (foreign orders add $4. shipping)

If you need extra copies of The Special Codex Issue of The Health Crusador Magazine http://www.healthliesexposed.com/pages/codex_news.shtml , contact Greg Ciola at Crusador Enterprises 800-593-6273

Contact me at 800-333-2553 if you would like me to come speak at your meeting.

We're reaching people from all sides of the political spectrum by discussing the dangers of globalization through the understandable context of what it THREATENS TO DO to our access to dietary supplements via CODEX.

The only way I know how to stop globalization is by harnessing the grass roots power of vitamin consumers because in '94 we generated the largest volume of mail to congress on ANY ISSUE in the HISTORY of Congress.


For Health Freedom,
John C. Hammell, President International Advocates for Health Freedom
556 Boundary Bay Road Point Roberts, WA 98281-8702 USA http://www.iahf.com jham@iahf.com
800-333-2553 N.America
360-945-0352 World


"When the power of love becomes stronger than the love of power, we will have peace." Jimi Hendrix


Informant: DitziSis

Carter: White House Misled U.S. on Iraq

http://www.breitbart.com/news/2005/11/02/D8DKFLGG1.html


Informant: NHNE

The Bird Flu Threat: Public Health Vs. Pharmaceutical Profits

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/1102-03.htm

Spinning the Libby Indictment

http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/1101-19.htm

We're Going to Need to Put Our Heads Together to Get Out of This Mess

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1102-32.htm

Karma Comes Home

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1102-30.htm

America's Double Standard on Terrorism

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1102-23.htm

Who Knows What Evil Lurks

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1102-20.htm

Senate Democrats Show Some Spine

http://www.commondreams.org/views05/1102-27.htm

Wal-Mart: Is This the Worst Company in the World?

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1102-06.htm

Rumsfeld Denies UN Rights Experts Access to Guantanamo Detainees

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1102-08.htm

Mexico Defies Washington with Accession to International Criminal Court

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/1102-03.htm

Addington, emerging from Cheney's 'dark hole,' continues to fight for torture

http://www.ufppc.org/content/view/3581/


Informant: jensenmk

From ufpj-news

A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=95140;show_parent=1

David Cole on John Yoo and the Imperial Presidency

http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495;article=95127;show_parent=1

Mars and Real Estate

http://www.lewrockwell.com/bonner/bonner162.html

Arrested for What?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/fischer/fischer7.html

HPA-RPD-010: Definition, Epidemiology and Management of Electrical Sensitivity

http://www.hpa.org.uk/radiation/publications/hpa_rpd_reports/2005/hpa_rpd_010.htm

Withholding acceptance of something that so many people are suffering from will not help the public 'trust' the reliability of the HPA's knowledge and 'protection role'

As Karen says, the BBC coverage last night was good, their reporter spoke from Sweden and mentioned the financial and practical help available from the Government for victims of electro-sensitivity. If the HPA do deny the condition exists - the huge numbers of us who know we are suffering from ES, will probably think it makes the HPA look even sillier!

Withholding acceptance of something that so many people are suffering from will not make the condition disappear, nor will it help the public 'trust' the reliability of the HPA's knowledge and 'protection role'!

Maybe the H in HPA stands for Heedless (or Headless) Protection Agency!

Regards
Jane

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Maybe we will know better by the end of the day. My reasons for there being a significant need to NOT recognise EHS, meanwhile still stand: http://www.tetrawatch.net/links/links.php?id=nolink

Andy

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Andy.

It will look more than a little peculiar if they deny the EHS theory now.

I am sure the reporters did not get it wrong when they had had the first “warning”

From the HPA about the report coming out.

If there had been no hint to the press as to possible conclusion of the report it.

Would have been of no interest to the press.

And, then suddenly the report got delayed by more than a month.

And if you read the HPA brochure: Health protection in the 21 century: Radiation

Chapter 5.1 Radiofrequency fields (e.g. mobile phone technology)

Chapter 2. page: 5.3

A small percentage of the population may express an increased sensitivity to a range of electric and magnetic fields with symptoms including: skin sensitivity, dizziness, headache and fatique 1.4.

This has not been quantified but the symptoms and increased levels of stress and anxiety will contribute to health costs.

And in the accompanying report “Burden of decease from radiation exposure”.

Page 11. chapter 2.

Quote: A number of people report a range of symptoms which they attribute to RF fields.

Symptoms associated with mobile phone use include dizziness, headache, and fatique as well as loss of memory and concentration, skin rashes and diabetes (IEGMP, 2000; NRPB, 2004b). It is unclear as to what extent, if any, these symptoms are caused by RF fields. Nevertheless, the possibility remains that a relatively small percentage of the UK population, presumably including children, show an increased sensitivity to RF fields, and this will have a detrimental impact on their quality of life, and cause them to modify their behaviour.

This sensitivity is not recognized as a physical impairment in the UK.

And chapter 3:

Few studies have investigated the effects of RF fields on cognitive and other behavioral effects in children.

A recent review of the literature (Sienkiewicz et al. in press) concluded that while the existing research did not give cause for concern, the data were to limited TO PROVIDE COMPLETE ASSURANCE THAT LONG-TERM, LOW LEVEL EXPOSURE DID NOT PRESENT A HAZARD TO CHILDREN!

Quote end.

So, from my view: They sent out the message that they had started to take these things seriously.

So why the delay of the report???

So, why the backtracking???

Remember the Iraq dossiers re-write?

Remember the case of Dr. Kelly and the re-write about that?

I have been told of one more incident, where the Government ordered a report into effects of something we all are very passionate about, where the institution who wrote the report got it sent back to them with orders to re-write it after the Governments recipe.

So, can anyone believe in the “Purer than Pure” honesty, truthfulness, and most of all INTEGRITY???

You tell me!

Agnes

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This raises the question as to why the journalists got it wrong.

Robert Rieldlinger noticed that between the press reports of acknowledgement, and the final publication (change of tune)- Mckinlay from the HPA met with Repacholi and this can be the cause of change.

See below:

NRPB acknowledges!!! Electrical fields can make you sick
Sarah-Kate Templeton, Medical Correspondent

The Sunday Times – Britain

September 11, 2005

A GOVERNMENT agency has acknowledged for the first time that people can suffer nausea, headaches and muscle pains when exposed to electromagnetic fields from mobile phones, electricity pylons and computer screens.

The condition known as electrosensitivity, a heightened reaction to electrical energy, will be recognised as a physical impairment.

A report by the Health Protection Agency (HPA), to be published next month, will state that increasing numbers of British people are suffering from the syndrome. While the total figure is not known, thousands are believed to be affected to some extent.

The report, by the agency’s radiation protection division, is expected to say that GPs do not know how to treat sufferers and that more research is needed to find cures. It will give a full list of the symptoms, which can include dizziness, irregular heartbeat and loss of memory.

Although most European countries do not recognise the condition, Britain will follow Sweden where electrosensitivity was recognised as a physical impairment in 2000. About 300,000 Swedish men and women are sufferers.

The acknowledgement may fuel legal action by sufferers who claim mobile phone masts have made them ill.

In January Sir William Stewart, chairman of the HPA and the government’s adviser on mobile phones, warned that a small proportion of the population could be harmed by exposure to electromagnetic fields, and called for careful examination of the problem.

The HPA has now reviewed all scientific literature on electrosensitivity and concluded that it is a real syndrome. The condition had previously been dismissed as psychological.

The findings should lead to better treatment for sufferers. In Sweden people who are allergic to electrical energy receive government support to reduce exposure in their homes and workplaces.

Special cables are installed in sufferers’ homes while electric cookers are replaced with gas stoves. Walls, roofs, floors and windows can be covered with a thin aluminium foil to keep out the electromagnetic field — the area of energy that occurs round any electrically conductive item.

British campaigners believe electrical devices in the home and the workplace, as well as mobile phones emitting microwave radiation, have created an environmental trigger for the syndrome.

There is particular concern about exposure to emissions from mobile phone masts or base stations, often located near schools or hospitals.

In January Stewart also called for a national review of planning rules for masts. The review was launched by the government in April.

British sufferers report feeling they are being “zapped” by electromagnetic fields from appliances and go out of their way to avoid them.

Some have moved to remote areas where electromagnetic pollution is lower.

The HPA report is eagerly awaited by campaigners. Alasdair Philips, director of the campaign group Powerwatch, said: “This will help the increasing number of people who tell us their GPs do not know how to treat them.”

Rod Read, chairman of Electrosensitivity UK, added: “This will be the beginning of an awareness of a new form of pollution from electrical energy.”

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1774586,00.html


Best regards.

Agnes

http://www.mast-victims.org



From Microwave News

September 22, 2005

WHO Welcomes Electric Utility Industry To Key EMF Meeting, Bars the Press

The week of October 3 in Geneva, the World Health Organization (WHO) will set its recommendations for public exposures to power-frequency electromagnetic fields (EMFs).

A 20-member task group from 17 countries, assembled by Michael Repacholi, the head of the WHO EMF project, will finalize an Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) document, which is designed to guide the development of standards for extremely low frequency (ELF) EMFs all over the world. It will likely represent WHO’s official position on EMF health risks for years to come.

Last month, Repacholi gave eight observers the green light to attend the meeting —all eight either work for electric utilities or have direct and strong ties to the industry. Other than WHO staff, these are the only people on the Repacholi’s list of approved observers:

Kazu Chikamoto, Japan NUS Co., Tokyo Rob Kavet, EPRI, Palo Alto. CA, U.S. Michel Plante, Hydro-Quebec, Montreal, Canada Jack Sahl, Southern California Edison, Upland, CA, U.S. Martine Souques, Electricity de France-Gaz de France, Paris Hamilton Moss de Souza of CEPEL, Brazilian Electrical Energy Research Center, Rio de Janeiro John Swanson, National Grid, London, U.K. Tom Watson, Watson & Renner, Washington DC, U.S.

Although Watson is on the list, he will not be at the meeting. “I tried to become an observer, but I did not succeed,” he said in a recent interview. It is not clear why Repacholi changed his mind and disinvited Watson.

Chris Portier of the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) will chair the task group.

Very few other members of the EMF community are aware of the meeting. A spot check, an admittedly unscientific survey, found that staff members at U.S. health agencies knew nothing about it. The single exception said that he had heard about it from colleagues in the electric utility industry.

When asked whether Microwave News could sit in as an observer, Repacholi dismissed the idea. “The press is not permitted to attend EHC Task Group meetings,” he told us.

Did Repacholi invite the industry representatives? If not, how and when did they first learn about the meeting and request observer status? Have any of the companies or associations, other than EPRI, contributed to the WHO EMF project or its activities? (It is already known that EPRI cosponsored a WHO workshop on EMF risks to children held last year in Istanbul; see August 8 entry below.)

While Repacholi has long said that the EHC would be revised around this time, the specific schedule has not been previously publicly disclosed. For instance, the October 3-7 task group meeting is not in the listing of meetings on the WHO Web site nor is it included in the Bioelectromagnetics Society Newsletter conference calendar .

The WHO released its first EHC for ELF EMFs in 1984. Repacholi chaired the task group that wrote that report. Back then, 20 years ago, the panel recommended that: “efforts be made to limit exposure, particularly for members of the general population, to levels as low as can be reasonably achieved” (a policy known as ALARA). Yet for the last ten years while he has been at the helm of the WHO EMF project and while the health risks posed by power-frequency fields have become much less uncertain, Repacholi has consistently refused to endorse ALARA for ELF EMFs.

In addition to NIEHS’ Portier, the members of the EHC task group are:

Houssain Abouzaid, WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean, Cairo, Egypt Anders Ahlbom, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden Larry Anderson, Battelle Pacific Northwest Labs, Richland, WA, U.S. Christoffer Johansen, Danish Cancer Society, Copenhagen Jukka Juutilainen University of Kuopio, Finland Sheila Kandel, Soreq, Yavne, Israel Leeka Kheifets, University of California, Los Angeles and EPRI, Palo Alto, CA, U.S. Isabelle Lagroye, University of Bordeaux, France Rüdiger Matthes, Federal Office of Radiation Protection, Oberschleissheim, Germany Alastair McKinlay, Health Protection Agency (HPA), Didcot, U.K. Jim Metcalfe, University of Cambridge, U.K. Meike Mevissen, University of Berne, Switzerland Junji Miyakoshi, Hirosaki University Faculty of Medicine, Japan Eric van Rongen, Health Council of the Netherlands, The Hague Nina Rubtsova, RAM Institute of Occupational Health, Moscow, Russia Paolo Vecchia, National Institute of Health, Rome, Italy Barney de Villiers, University of Stellenbosch, Cape Town, South Africa Andrew Wood, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia Zhengping Xu, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

Those attending from WHO include Elisabeth Cardis (IARC); Chiyoji Ohkubo, Rick Saunders (on leave from the U.K. HPA) and Emilie van Deventer.

As we post this on the Web, we have learned that Michinori Kabuto of Japan’s National Institute for Environmental Studies will also be an observer at the meeting.

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While the HPA-RPD, Dr Irvine report may disappoint in what it delivers, to be fair to it, it does fulfill its self-professed modest aim: "attempting to define the phenomenon of ES through a review of the relevant literature." (1.2)

It also has many merits in that it helps us to identify shortcomings/blackspots in our present campaign and thus can help us chart the way ahead so that we WILL attain official ES/EHS status at national and global levels.

The report most emphatically does not downplay the reality of ES. It acknowledges it. It just doesn't participate at all in the hardball, ongoing game of its source/attribution/aetiology. Neither does it include within its ambit those who are reporting ES-type symptoms from masts and cellphones. Dr Irvine specifically suggests that the latter--sharing as they do broad similar symptoms with that far smaller ES population which has been the focus of his study--could do with the same ES labelling.

My initial response to this paper is that while it doesn't give us that manna-from-heaven of "recognition of ES as a distinct medical condition" (and, if my reading is correct, this option wasn't even to be considered in this study: In section 1.2 "Project Scope" it is stated that typical "intervention options" such as acknowledging ES as a med. condition would be excluded) it has some very helpful suggestions on our campaign route ahead for achieving that recognition.

Primary among these is that all those whose health is being adversely affected by masts, cellphones, etc and who report similar symptoms to those who have been "traditionally" labelled ES (that is in reality prior to the arrival of our ever increasingly RF/MWs polluted environment) come fully onboard the ES/EHS wagon. That means that they label themselves ES and join major ES support/special interest groups--
http://www.electrosensitivity.org.uk/, for instance. It is obvious that the vast ES membership of http://www.feb.se underpinned its successful lobbying for ES recognition and disability entitlements in Sweden.

From our perspective, some regrettable limitations for Dr. Neville's study were these: "the majority of peer-reviewed scientific literature considers ES in terms of exposure to VDUs and other electrical appliances." (5.4, par. 1, page 29); his chosen "search strategy in this review largely failed to identify systematic studies examining symptoms attributed specifically to these [RF and other EMF] exposures . . .." (5.4, par. 3)

Can we help to correct these limitations? The next time a major HPA-RPD (or its equivalent in the UK or elsewhere) study of ES gets underway and a "search strategy" similar to the one outlined in 3.1 in this report is selected, we should do our utmost to ensure that those two limitations no longer exist. What a pity that the vast resource data in our support that you maintain at:

http://www.buergerwelle.de/english_start.html

for instance, was omitted from this report. I don't know if this ommission was due to their not being ES cross-referenced and thus easily retrievable in an online ES literature research.

Having reflected on Dr. Irvine's suggetions (5.5), I suggest that the most important strategy for our gaining formal recognition of ES is that all who experience ES symptoms from whatever EMF source are marching together under the ES banner and join up with ES support/lobbying groups.

Best, Imelda, Cork

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Petition to remove Dr. Mike Repacholi
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/877606/

British HPA report downplays electrosensitivity
http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=287

Experts put a health warning on 'electrical allergy' advice
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1118734/

Powerwatch on HPA's EHS report
http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=313

PRESS Release: Health Protection Agency (HPA)
http://www.next-up.org/main.php?param=electroehs

Christianity and war: Thou Shalt Kill?

http://www.lewrockwell.com/gordon/virtueofwar.html

How To Resist Propaganda

http://www.lewrockwell.com/rozeff/rozeff39.html

CONGRESS SET TO PASS LAW ELIMINATING LIABILITY FOR VACCINE INJURIES

http://www.nvic.org/PressReleases/101905Burrbill.htm


Informant: NHNE

Immer mehr Mobilfunk: die verleugnete Gefahr

http://openPR.de/in/66633

HLV INFO 168/AT

3-11-2005

Christine Kind 1-11-05

Dr. med. Wolf Bergmann, Freiburg, d. 27.10.2005

Immer mehr Mobilfunk: die verleugnete Gefahr

Mit immer neuen Anwendungen und neuen Geräten überrollt uns gegenwärtig eine ungeheure Welle von hochfrequenten elektromagnetischen Feldern durch Mobilfunk: Schnurlostelefone nach DECT-Standard, WLAN, Computerfunkverbindung, Bluetooth, WiMax, Lautsprecher ohne Kabel am Fernseher, UMTS....

Mit jeder Anschaffung von Geräten dieser Technologie holen Sie sich Mobilfunksender direkt ins Haus, die Sie wie z.B. das Schnurlostelefon ununterbrochen Tag und Nacht mit gepulsten hochfrequenten Mikrowellen bestrahlen, auch wenn Sie nicht telefonieren!! Dies alles zusätzlich zu der Bestrahlung von außerhalb, die von der ständig wachsenden Zahl der Mobilfunksender und der Satelliten ausgeht.

Künstliche elektromagnetische Felder des Mobilfunks liegen genau im Frequenzbereich der natürlichen, die Lebensvorgänge steuernden elektromagnetischen Schwingungen. Mobilfunksender sind damit permanente Störsender für unsere biologische Lebenssteuerung. Sie zwingen den natürlichen Schwingungen der Zellen und Organe unnatürliche Schwingungen auf und veranlassen den Organismus zu Stress- und Falschreaktionen. Das hat verheerende Folgen: Zellreifungsstörungen, Blutplättchenverklumpung, Übersäuerung, Störung der Hormone z.B. für Schlafrhythmus und Krebsabwehr, Eindringen von Umweltgiften in den Gehirnkreislauf, Brüche in der Erbsubstanz usw.

Die gesundheitlichen Folgen dieser Störungen reichen von unspezifischen Stressreaktionen über körperliche und psychische manifeste Erkrankungen bis hin zu Auslösung und Beschleunigung von Krebserkrankung. Naturgemäß sind diese Erkrankungen bei jedem Menschen verschieden, je nach Vorbelastung, Immunstärke, Lebensabschnitt, Intensität und Dauer der Strahlenbelastung.

Dies ist seit Jahrzehnten(!) wissenschaftlich belegt und wird in unabhängigen neuen Studien immer wieder bestätigt. (s. die europäische „Reflexstudie.“) Die beobachtbaren Fälle von schweren und schwersten Gesundheitsschäden durch Mobilfunk häufen sich immens. (s. z.B. Freiburger und Bamberger Ärzteappell.)

Die ständig wiederholte Behauptung, unsere Grenzwerte würden unsere Gesundheit vor Folgen der Mobilfunkstrahlen schützen, ist die folgenschwerste Unwahrheit und entbehrt jeder wissenschaftlichen Grundlage.

Natürlich finden Mobilfunkindustrie ebenso wie offizielle Politik (die sich mit 100 Mrd. Euro für UMTS restlos an die Industrie verkauft hat) immer abhängige Wissenschaftler und Medien, die das Gegenteil behaupten.

Sie sollten sich dadurch nicht davon abhalten lassen, möglichst umgehend Ihr Schnurlostelefon aus Ihrer Wohnung (und Ihrem Büro!) zu entfernen, zu Hause keine Drahtlostechnik zu installieren, Kindern und Schwangeren kein Handy zuzumuten und Ihren eigenen Handygebrauch auf das Unvermeidbare und auf Notfälle zu beschränken.

Dr. med. Wolf Bergmann, Freiburg, d. 27.10.2005

Mehr Informationen:
http://www.ises-suedbaden.de
http://www.netzwerk-risiko-mobilfunk.de
http://www.buergerwelle.com



Dr. med. Wolf Bergmann, Reichsgrafenstr. 28, 79102 Freiburg

Frau Dr. med.
Ulrike Wahl
Präsidentin der Landesärztekammer
Jahnstr. 40

70597 Stuttgart

Freiburg, den 02.11.2005


Sehr geehrte Frau Kollegin Wahl,

Am 20.7.05 hatte ich mich an Sie gewandt wegen meiner Besorgnis über Fortbildungsveranstaltungen für Ärzte durch die Mobilfunkindustrie.

Und wegen meiner Freude über einen Vorstoß der Ärztekammer Baden-Württemberg, eine Sammelstelle für Kasuistiken von Mobilfunkgeschädigten einzurichten.

Darf ich fragen, ob es in dieser Richtung Aktivitäten bzw. Fortschritte gibt?

In meinen Augen wird die Frage der schweren Gesundheitsstörungen durch hochfrequente elektromagnetische Felder immer dringender und es ist für uns Ärzte nicht zu verantworten, schweigend über die vorliegenden Daten und Fakten hinwegzugehen und darauf zu warten, bis vom vorherrschenden Politik- und Wissenschaftsbetrieb zugegeben werden muss, was längst erwiesen und wissenschaftlich gut untersucht ist : Mobilfunkfrequenzen schon in sehr niedriger Feldstärke treffen die biologischen Regelkreise von Lebewesen aufgrund von Resonanz zentral in ihrer Eigenregulation und stören und zerstören unsere Gesundheit.

Die Kollegin Frau Dr. med. Waldmann-Selsam aus Bamberg hat viele Betroffene untersucht, deren Strahlenbelastung gemessen, die Gesundheitsstörungen dokumentiert und deren Nachlassen nach Minderung der Strahlenexposition. Wenn es nur diese eine Untersuchung gäbe, müssten wir Ärzte hellhörig und aktiv werden!

Darf ich anregen, dass Sie von der Ärztekammer diese Kollegin und v.a. Betroffene einmal einladen und anhören?!

In ihrer Broschüre „Dokumentierte Gesundheitsschäden unter dem Einfluss hochfrequenter elektromagnetischer Felder (Mobilfunkanlagen, DECT,WLAN u.a.)“ schreibt die Kollegin :

„Die Berichte zeigen, dass Menschen seit Jahren durch gepulste hochfrequente elektromagnetische Felder oft schwer erkrankt sind, ohne dass die Ärzte die Ursache erkannten. Daher litten und leiden Menschen, die zu Hause oder am Arbeitsplatz der Hochfrequenz ausgesetzt sind und erhalten keine Therapie.... Die in den Medien ständig wiederholte Bewertung der Strahlenschutzkommission, es gäbe keinen Nachweis für Gesundheitsbeeinträchtigung unterhalb der gegenwärtig geltenden Grenzwerte, hat dazu geführt, dass die meisten Ärzte bei den vielen unklaren Krankheitsbildern einen Zusammenhang mit der Hochfrequenz nicht in Erwägung zogen. Die Ärzte wissen nicht, dass an keinem einzigen Mobilfunkstandort in Deutschland Erhebungen des Gesundheitszustandes der Menschen durchgeführt worden sind! Dass die im Jahr 2001 vorgenommene Bewertung der Strahlenschutzkommission also keine wissenschaftliche Grundlage hat!“

Ich halte es für unsere ärztliche Pflicht, derartige alarmierende Untersuchungen ernst zu nehmen und uns im Sinne des Patientenschutzes – und unseres eigenen Schutzes – fortzubilden und Stellung zu beziehen.

Ich möchte anregen, dass die Ärztekammer Baden-Württemberg den Bamberger Appell umgehend unterstützt und verbreitet. (s. Anlage):

Bamberger Appell
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/591167/


Persönlich habe ich mich intensiv mit dem Stand wissenschaftlicher Erkenntnisse zu dem Thema Mobilfunk und Gesundheit befasst und bin gerne zu Auskünften bereit.

Über eine Antwort von Ihnen würde ich mich sehr freuen.

Mit freundlichen kollegialen Grüßen



http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Wolf+Bergmann
http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Waldmann-Selsam

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Fortbildungsveranstaltungen der Mobilfunkindustrie für Ärzte
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/2108334/

Ärzte-Appelle gegen Mobilfunk
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1064751/

Grenzwerte und Mobilfunk
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/242821/

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR THEY MAY GIVE ME DEATH

http://tinyurl.com/cndmb

Netzausbau ohne Kenntnis der Gesundheitsrisiken?

Schädlich oder nicht: ein Dauerstreit

Für Kritiker steht die Schädlichkeit längst fest, dennoch: obwohl es schon genügende handfeste Beweise gibt, die Ärzten und Forschern vorliegen, geht die Diskussion „schädlich oder nicht“, ungemindert weiter.

Die gigantischen Summen, die mit dieser Technologie auf dem Spiel stehen, stehen der Erkenntnis und dem mangelndem Willen der Politik zum Handeln im Wege. Zwar will die ETH Zürich bis Ende 2005 Licht ins Dunkel bringen. Bis dahin soll eine Studie abgeschlossen sein, die klare Aussagen über die gesundheitlichen Folgen von UMTS-Mobilfunksignalen macht.

Wir sagen Ihnen aber schon heute, dass auch diese Studie der Verbreitung der neuen Technologie nicht im Wege stehen wird. Teilnehmer an diesen Versuchen haben uns bereits im Vorfeld über einige recht handfeste Ungereimtheiten berichtet. Vor allem wurde es verabsäumt, den Probanden vor und nach dem Versuch Blut abzunehmen und dieses auf Veränderungen zu untersuchen. Auch muss bemängelt werden, dass ein Kurzzeitversuch nicht zu vergleichen ist mit den Langzeitwirkungen, denen die Bevölkerung ausgesetzt ist.

Dennoch: Das angebliche Fehlen gesicherter Forschungsresultate macht sich bei der Behandlung von Baugesuchen seitens der Mobilfunkanbieter bemerkbar: Gemeinden blockieren Bauentscheide für Antennen zum Teil mit Hinweis auf die noch nicht vorliegenden Erkenntnisse der ETH-Studie.

http://www.gigaherz.ch/Download/46._Rundbrief.pdf ; S.3, Punkt 4.

Quelle: http://f2.webmart.de/f.cfm?id=2888666&r=threadview&a=1&t=2639329


Nachricht von Helmut Breunig

http://openPR.de/in/66619

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