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When the EPA and the Department of Interior announced plans to scrap Obama-era regulations to curb methane leaks last year, they were transparent about their rationale — they wanted to help the oil and gas industry. >>>
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Global Possibilities
Feb 12, 2019 (Updated Mar 15)The "ICNIRP Cartel" and "The 5G Mass Experiment" "... it could also harm your health. Europe's governments ignore the danger."As part of a project called, “The 5G Mass Experiment,” Investigate Europe, a team of investigative journalists from the European Union (EU), examined the risks of >>>
Fri, Mar 15, 2019
Safer EMR
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(Photo by Abraham Mwuara, United Electrical Workers / Flickr) After nine days of picketing in below freezing temperatures, striking workers in Erie, Pennsylvania returned to work recently under a 90-day agreement. The 1,700 strong United Electrical, Radio, and Machine Workers of America (UE) strike quickly drew national attention. Senator Bernie Sanders declared >>>
Thu, Mar 14, 2019
Foreign Policy in Focus
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Shutterstock In a matter of minutes, as easily as sending a tweet, a sitting U.S. president could decide to launch a nuclear attack, without anyone else's approval or authorization. In a matter of minutes, millions of lives would be lost, and millions of futures halted permanently. At my organization, Physicians for Social >>>
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Foreign Policy in Focus
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Hindu nationalists rally in Calcutta (Shutterstock) In the beautiful and terrifying novel The City of Devi, communal hatreds escalate in India and Pakistan until the two countries feel compelled to threaten each other with nuclear weapons. At least, it starts out as a threat. Pakistan vows to take out Mumbai, and >>>
Wed, Mar 13, 2019
Foreign Policy in Focus
A century ago, British scientists suggested a link between increased hygiene and allergic conditions — the first hint that our immune systems are becoming improperly “trained.” >>>
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Global Possibilities
Which wireless radiation risks are covered most by TV news in the U.S.?Since June, 2014, television stations in the U.S have aired more than 200 news stories about health risks from wireless radiation exposure. Almost half of the stories focus on radiation risks from use of a cell phone, including >>>
Tue, Mar 12, 2019
Safer EMR
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Indian and Pakistani border guards shake hands at a village border crossing. (Photo: Koshy Koshy / Flickr) The recent military clash between India and Pakistan underscores the need for the major nuclear powers — the U.S., Russia, China, Britain, and France — finally to move toward fulfilling their obligations under the >>>
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Foreign Policy in Focus
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The institutions of democracy and sovereignty exist in tension with another powerful institution: the global market and its free trade regimes. (Photo: StopFastTrack / Flickr) Walden Bello was invited by The Economist to debate the chief economist of the World Trade Organization, Robert Koopman, at the Asia Trade Summit in Hong >>>
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Foreign Policy in Focus
Note: This is not a comprehensive list. I have focused on more recent papers and tried to be parsimonious. I will update this list periodically.National Toxicology Program cell phone radiation studies2016 NTP Report of Partial Findings (Rats)TR-595: NTP Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (Rats) (Nov, 2018)TR-596: NTP Studies of >>>
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Safer EMR
EMR Safety addresses scientific and policy developments concerning the health risks from exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR).Saferemr.com provides a curated collection of links to articles on cell phones and cordless phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters and other wireless devices.I summarize the peer-reviewed research on health risks associated with >>>
Mon, Mar 11, 2019
Safer EMR
Federal regulations protect the public only from the thermal (i.e., heating) risk due to short-term exposure to high intensity, cell tower radiation. The Federal regulations ignore the hundreds of studies that find harmful bio-effects from long-term exposure to non-thermal levels of cell phone radiation.The Telecommunications Act of 1996 does not >>>
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Safer EMR
OverviewWelcome to EMR Safety"Cell Phones, Cell Towers, and Wireless Safety" (UC Berkeley presentation / video & slides, Feb. 2019)Electromagnetic Radiation Safety: 2018 Year in ReviewOverview ArticlesInternational EMF Scientist Appeal - also see https://emfscientist.org/ (video)Cellphones and Public Health Policy (webinar, 30-minute video, May 2018)Wall Street Journal asks "Should Cellphones Have >>>
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Safer EMR
4G or the fourth generation of cellular technology is called Long Term Evolution or LTE. This technology employs new digital signal processing and modulation to increase the capacity and speed of wireless telecommunications networks. The standard for LTE was finalized in December, 2008, and the first mobile phone to >>>
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Safer EMR
See the bottom of this page for links to recent news stories about 5G.The CTIA, the wireless industry trade association, has launched an advertising campaign entitled, "The Global Race to 5G." The ads claim that unless the U.S. wins this "global race" to become the first nation to deploy the >>>
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Safer EMR
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Shutterstock On February 15th, Donald Trump declared a state of national emergency in order to fund his “great, great” border wall without having to go through Congress. There is, of course, no emergency, despite the rape fantasy that the president has regularly tried to pass off as public policy. In speech after >>>
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
Foreign Policy in Focus
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Shutterstock The current administration has bent over backwards to force-feed its anti-immigrant agenda to the American public. That agenda remains broadly unpopular, but they've tried every trick in the con artist book to impose it anyway. Despite years of hysterical anti-immigrant propaganda, most Americans continually report positive views of immigrants and immigration >>>
Wed, Mar 06, 2019
Foreign Policy in Focus
"Cell Phones, Cell Towers, and Wireless Safety"Joel Moskowitz, Keynote presentation, University Health Services, University of California, Berkeley (Feb 27, 2019)Video (72 minutes), slides, and safety tips: https://www.saferemr.com/2019/03/cellphones-cell-towers-wireless.htmlCellphones and Public Health Policy Joel Moskowitz, Collaborative on Health and the Environment Webinar, May 9, 2018Video (30 minutes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-ff6oSY0k"Wireless Technology & Public Health: >>>
Mon, Mar 04, 2019
Safer EMR
"The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the "congressional watchdog," GAO examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, reliable information to help the government save money and work more >>>
Mon, Mar 04, 2019
Safer EMR
(See the end of this post for additional resources.)What is electromagnetic hypersensitivity?Following is an excerpt from "Electromagnetic hypersensitivity means Peter Lloyd can't leave his house... or enjoy any modern pleasures inside" by Martin Shipton, Wales Online, Oct 16, 2014:The term "electrical hypersensitivity" was first used in 1989, while "electromagnetic >>>
Fri, Mar 01, 2019
Safer EMR
Nov 14, 2018 (Updated Feb 22, 2019) The emergence of 5G, fifth-generation telecommunications technology, has been in the news lately because the wireless industry has been pushing controversial legislation at the state and federal level to expedite the deployment of this technology. The legislation would block the rights of local >>>
Fri, Feb 22, 2019
Safer EMR
The Third Estimate of our 3rd Quarter GDP from the Bureau of Economic Analysis indicated that our real output of goods and services increased at a 3.4% annual rate in the quarter, revised from the 3.5% growth rate reported in the second estimate last month, as growth in personal consumption, >>>
Sun, Dec 23, 2018
Economic Populist
The Advance Estimate of 2nd Quarter GDP from the Bureau of Economic Analysis released on Friday included changes in definitions, in classifications, and in the presentation of the components of GDP, as well as an annual and a comprehensive (or benchmark) revision of the national income and product accounts going >>>
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Economic Populist
Two of the aircraft that were hijacked and destroyed in the 9/11 attacks are still listed in the Federal Aviation Administration's aircraft registry as "active" four years after the attacks occurred. This information will only come to light in 2017, when the Boston Globe reports it following a 12-month investigation >>>
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
History Commons
Morticians at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, find a secret note inside the stomach of one of the Flight 77 passengers who died in the Pentagon attack, which the passenger wrote and then ate shortly before they died, but the morticians will later refuse to reveal what the note says. >>>
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
History Commons
New York City's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) establishes an alternate Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at the New York City Police Academy. The OEM's original EOC, on the 23rd floor of World Trade Center Building 7, was evacuated at around 9:30 a.m. due to a report that more commercial planes >>>
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
History Commons
Secretary of the Army Thomas White is ordered to leave the Pentagon and go to Site R, an alternate military command center outside Washington, DC, but the decision to send him there will subsequently be found to have been a mistake and so he will return to the Pentagon later >>>
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
History Commons
Alexander Haig, the former secretary of state, indicates during a television interview that al-Qaeda could be behind this morning's terrorist attacks. During a live interview on Fox News, Haig is asked how America can respond to the attacks "with the proper amount of caution and yet with whatever force needs >>>
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
History Commons
The fire alarm system in World Trade Center Building 7 detects a possible fire somewhere in the building, although the exact location of this possible fire is not signified. The alarm system has been placed on "test condition," which causes any alarms to be ignored, for a period of eight >>>
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
History Commons
Firefighter Timothy Brown, a supervisor at New York City's Office of Emergency Management, is told that a suspicious plane that was reportedly flying toward New York has crashed. After the second hijacked plane crashed into the World Trade Center, at 9:03 a.m. , Brown went to the lobby of the >>>
Sat, Jul 21, 2018
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