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20 October 2019

Switzerland: Opponents of 5G Technology Are Preparing Several Federal Initiatives

Opponents of 5G technology are preparing several federal initiatives
by Gabriel Sassoon, 24heures.ch, ABO+, 15 October 2019 - translation

Voting: A group of 5G opponents launched an initiative on Tuesday. At least four other texts are in the making. Does the cacophony threaten the revolt?

The Chancellery has given the green light to the federal
initiative "For a health conscious and energy-efficient
mobile communications".
Image AFP
5G is under attack from all sides. While operators face many oppositions in their deployment of technology, the revolt takes on a new dimension. On Tuesday, a group of opponents launched the hostilities with the first of a list of popular initiatives. At least four other texts on the same subject are under preparation, according to our information.

Tuesday morning marked the launch of the initiative "For a health conscious and energy-efficient mobile communications". The collection of signatures runs until April 2021. Validated by the Chancellery, this text comes from a group of German-speaking critics gathered around Ursula Niggli, philosopher and author of a book on radiation.

19 October 2019

5G, the Swiss love it... and hate it

5G, the Swiss love it... and hate it
by Amélie Charnay, 01net.com, October 17, 2019 - translation

Switzerland's paradox is that it is the first European country to have launched 5G and at the same time to have the greatest opposition to this new standard.

During an anti-5G demonstration in Switzerland
Frequencia Association
On October 15, Huawei opened its annual Global Mobile Broadband Forum telecom event in Zurich. On the same day, the Swiss Chancellery approved a federal popular initiative to limit the extension of the 5G network. Its defenders have until April 25 to collect 100,000 signatures. That is a perfect summary of the country's contradictions. Technologically at the forefront at the European and even global level, it must face the heightened fears of its population towards the new standard.

Switzerland has three operators: the long-established Swisscom, the challenger Sunrise and the "troublemaker" Salt, the latest on the market, which belongs to Xavier Niel's personal holding company. They all obtained 5G frequencies, but only the first two have opened a commercial service since the spring. The battle is therefore between Swisscom, equipped by Ericsson, and Sunrise, which uses Huawei equipment. "We currently have about 200 antennas in operation in 120 localities," a Swisscom spokesperson told us. Sunrise is doing better with 262 localities covered with at least 80% of the eligible population. But both actors face a problem they had absolutely not seen coming: a strong opposition of the inhabitants to 5G that began a few months ago.

18 October 2019

We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe

We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe
Opinion by Joel M. Moskowitzblogs.scientificamerican.com, October 17, 2019

The technology is coming, but contrary to what some people say, there could be health risks

Credit: Bill Oxford Getty Images
The telecommunications industry and their experts have accused many scientists who have researched the effects of cell phone radiation of "fear mongering" over the advent of wireless technology's 5G. Since much of our research is publicly-funded, we believe it is our ethical responsibility to inform the public about what the peer-reviewed scientific literature tells us about the health risks from wireless radiation.

The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced through a press release that the commission will soon reaffirm the radio frequency radiation (RFR) exposure limits that the FCC adopted in the late 1990s. These limits are based upon a behavioral change in rats exposed to microwave radiation and were designed to protect us from short-term heating risks due to RFR exposure.

17 October 2019

Climate, Biodiversity and Health at Risk - Interview with MEP Klaus Buchner (ÖDP) on 5G

Climate, Biodiversity and Health at Risk - Interview with MEP Klaus Buchner (ÖDP) on 5G
diagnose-funk.org, 14 October 2019 - translation

Photo: Simone Lettenmayer
Prof. Klaus Buchner, Member of the European Parliament, worked at the Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics in Munich, where he received his doctorate in physics, and at the European Research Centre CERN in Geneva. He spent several years abroad and did research at the University of Kyoto (Japan) and at the University of Chandigarh (India). From 1973 until his retirement in 2006 he was a lecturer and professor at the mathematical faculty of the TU Munich. He has been a member of the Accademia Peloritana dei Pericolanti in Messina since 1979 and was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit of the University of Wroclaw in 1992. He joined the Ecological Democratic Party (ÖDP) in 1983. As its federal chairman from 2003 to 2010, one of his main concerns was the networking of the ÖDP with local citizens' initiatives. He currently gives lectures on 5G almost weekly.

diagnose:funk: Prof. Buchner: As an MEP you mainly work on trade agreements and export restrictions for surveillance technology. Why are you involved against 5G?

16 October 2019

Switzerland: Text of federal popular initiative “For a health conscious and energy-efficient mobile communications”

Text of federal popular initiative “For a health conscious and energy-efficient mobile communications” - 15 October 2019 - unofficial translation

The proponents of the initiative have until April 15, 2021 to collect the 100,000 signatures needed to force a nationwide vote.

Published in the Federal Gazette on October 15, 2019. The undersigned Swiss citizens with the right to vote request, pursuant to Articles 34, 136, 139 and 194 of the Federal Constitution and in accordance with the Federal Act of 17 December 1976 on political rights (arts. 68 et seq.), that the Constitution is amended as follows:

Art. 118, al. 2, let. d  It [Confederation] legislates on:
d. protection against non-ionizing radiation; the law regulates the following in relation to the influence of mobile telephony and microwave radiation: 

1. the limit values of the installation set out in the Ordinance of 23 December 1999 on protection against non-ionizing radiation, which are between 4 and 6 volts per meter, should not be measured, not even due to new measurement methods,

2. mobile telephony and Internet services must be divided into outdoor and indoor space; the power and consequently, the electricity consumption of mobile phone transmitters and wireless local area networks must be lowered so that the emissions no longer pass through the damping of the building; inside buildings, the data must be transmitted by fiber-optic or coaxial cables, not by electromagnetic waves,

Europe: Help Us to Find Out If These Unsafe Mobile Phone Models Are Still Available in Your country

Europe: Help us to find out if these unsafe mobile phone models are still available in your country
Equipe Phonegate 16 Oct 2019

Following our alert launched in France in 2016 by Dr. Marc Arazi, we obtained the publication of the test reports of hundreds of control tests carried out since 2012 by our National Frequencies Agency (ANFR).

As a result, we have requested the removal or update of more than 250 of the most popular models.

Since April 2018, 18 different models have been withdrawn from the French market, banned or updated. We have reported this situation to national agencies, such as in Switzerland, Germany and most recently to the European Parliament.

Development of a collaborative database

15 October 2019

Switzerland: Popular Initiative Launched Against 5G

Popular initiative launched against 5G

Telephony: The Chancellery has given the go-ahead for the federal initiative "For a healthy and energy-efficient mobile telephony".

ats/nxp / 24heures.ch, 15 October 2019 - translation

The federal initiative "For a healthy and energy-efficient
mobile telephony" is launched. 
Image: archive/illustrative
The introduction of 5G mobile communication technology in Switzerland raises many concerns. Its opponents have launched a popular initiative limiting the expansion of the network. They have until 15 April 2021 to collect the necessary 100,000 signatures.

The text of the initiative calls for the limit values set by the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionising Radiation not to be raised, not even because of new measurement methods.

Mobile telephony and Internet services would be separated between outdoor and indoor space. Thus, the power of the transmitters would need to be lowered so that emissions do not enter a building. Inside, the data would be transmitted by fiber optic or coaxial cables, not by electromagnetic waves.

13 October 2019

EU Warns of 5G Risks Amid Scrutiny of Huawei

EU Warns of 5G Risks Amid Scrutiny of Huawei

European Union analysis cites new security risks related to telecom infrastructure and suppliers

By  Anna Isaac and  Parmy Olson, wsj.com, 11 October 2019

A Huawei display at a technology exhibition in Dubai this
Photo: Ali Haider/Shutterstock
LONDON—The European Union has identified a series of specific security threats posed by foreign vendors of telecommunications equipment, significantly heightening the bloc’s scrutiny of suppliers like Huawei Technologies Co., according to officials familiar with the matter and a privately circulated risk assessment prepared by European governments.

Earlier in the week, the EU released a public report warning that hostile states or state-backed actors posed a security threat to new 5G mobile networks being rolled out around the world. 5G promises faster connection speeds and the ability to link lots of devices—from cars to pacemakers—to the internet.

Phonegate Alert invited to the International conference Stop 5G at the Italian Parliament

Phonegate Alert invited to the International conference Stop 5G at the Italian Parliament
Equipe Phonegate 12 Oct 2019

At the invitation of the Italian Alliance Stop 5G and the European Alliance Stop5G and its main animator, Maurizio Martucci, we will be present on Tuesday November 5, 2019 in Rome to participate in this international conference which will be held at the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Our President, Dr. Marc Arazi, will speak to the ongoing international, industrial and health scandal of the Phonegate and warn of the disloyalty of mobile phone manufacturers who have overexposed all mobile phone users well beyond levels that pose a risk to our health and safety. This new case will be ten times more important than the dieselgate scandal (Volkswagen case).