US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit Court, Will Live-stream Oral Arguments on January 25, 2021
Hi, All, Exciting news! On November 20, 2020, the US Court of Appeals of the DC Circuit granted the request for oral arguments and scheduled the hearing in our case for January 25, 2021 at 9:30 am.
Likely, several other cases will be scheduled for the same day and time and therefore, the exact time our hearing will start is unknown.
Due to Covid, the hearing will not be in person but via video conferencing and will be live-streamed.
The Court ordered that only one attorney will be able to speak for all the Petitioners, and it was a joint decision by CHD, EHT and EHT’s attorney, Ed Meyers, that CHD’s attorney, Scott McCollough will give the argument.
The Oral Arguments will be by video but only the judges and the attorneys who are presenting will be part of the zoom. Sadly, the rest of us will only have audio access.
There are 2 ways to listen in:
1. Via the Court’s website:
2. Via YouTube:
It has been a long road, 13 months exactly since we started to work on this case and so many people both from the Children’s Health Defense and from the Environmental Health Trust and Consumers for Safe Cell Phones have put tremendous effort into this.
We just posted an article on The Defender: 11,000 Pages of Evidence Filed in Landmark 5G Case Against the FCC, Hearing Set for Jan. 25
Most recently, we filed the evidence in our case, called the “Joint Appendix” and it is 11,000 pages total. The Joint Appendix contains 440 documents. The table of contents alone is 54 pages. Because of the sheer volume of evidence, it had to be divided into 27 volumes. The court requires seven sets of the Joint Appendix, and therefore, 189 binders each containing approximately 500 pages were shipped to the court. The printing and shipping costs for the Joint Appendix amounted to more than $15,000.
Preparing the Joint Appendix was a 3 week project of 5 people working full time. It was almost as intense as writing the briefs. Preparing the Joint Appendix cost us $35,000. Links to each volume of the Joint Appendix are available at the article linked above.
It is important to note that in this type of case we are allowed to use only evidence that was filed in the docket. To prepare the th briefs in the case we had to go through thousands of submissions and read even more documents and then of course, we had to make our arguments based on the evidence in the docket– not based on the best evidence that exists, which was challenging at times.
The Children’s Health Defense has invested massive financial resources in this case and we hope that you can support our effort and help us cover these costs so we would be able to initiate additional cases and projects.
Please be aware that this year, thanks to the CARES Act favorable tax deductions apply to donations. People who choose “standard deduction” will be able to deduct cash donations up to $300 in addition to the standard deduction. This year people who choose “itemized deduction, will be able to deduct donations up to 100% of their adjusted gross income (instead of 60%).
Good Luck to Us All!
5G SpaceX Satellite Protest ~ March 19, 2021 at SpaceX Headquarters
National protest at the headquarters of SpaceX in Hawthorne, CA, and possibly other sites around the US ~ Friday, March 19
Satellites, rockets, and 5G on earth and in sky.
What is the cost to health and the environment?
Up to 100,000 low earth orbit satellites, complementary earth base stations & millions more cell antennas (aka User Terminals) have been approved by the FCC. SpaceX and other companies are now deploying satellites to provide 5G wireless internet to every corner of the globe, blanketing the entire planet in wireless radiation with potentially devastating consequences to all of life.
Join us and people around the world as we demand an immediate halt to 5G satellites & technology on earth & in space until proven safe… as we call for safer and wiser technology options.
March 19, 2021 • Hawthorne, CA
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
1 Rocket Road, Hawthorne, CA
Parking limited—Uber or bus recommended
Satellites have not been tested for safety. Dangers include:
- depletion of the ozone layer
- cyberattacks costing $Trillions
- pollution from rocket launches (exhaust gases, black carbon, alumina, toxic chemicals)
- space debris & collisions – Kessler Effect
- vast increase in energy consumption
- climate impacts from manufacturing & disposal of all connected “things” & infrastructure
- interference with the global electrical circuit
- potential disruption to satellites & connected IoT networks from solar flares
- effects on navigation & survival of wildlife
“The Heavens, our planet’s last precious frontier, are not a commodity to be bought and sold and degraded for private commercial gain.”
Please see this interview with Julian Gresser, 5G International Legal Action Network. Julian is an International environmental public interest lawyer, twice Visiting Mitsubishi Professor at Harvard Law School and Visiting Professor at MIT, and an expert on industrial policy and collaborative innovation. Here’s a link to the Declaration, a short video interview of Julian, and a portal to sign the Declaration, https://www.5g-ilan.com.
PLEASE send this post and the flyer linked below to all of your contacts in this movement – including celebrities you know in the Los Angeles area that have expressed their support for the Stop-5G movement and/or other environmental issues. Feel free to post and distribute the flyer far and wide!
Organizers of this event do not endorse any forms of vandalism in advocating for safer technology and environmental stewardship.
Global Protest to Stop 5G
Next Global Protest Day March 20, 2021 ~ Equinox
Throughout millennia, the sky has been our clock and calendar, and the rhythms reflected in nature have served as the foundation for all human endeavor. From the 24-hour darkness-light cycle, to lunar months and the flow of seasons, ancient cultures spanning the globe were synchronized by Natural Law.
Technological innovations offer many benefits, but when used without balance and wisdom our human-generated techno- “eco system” interferes with and seeks to supplant Nature’s true eco-system.
Accumulated knowledge and time-honored wisdom of great civilizations − once codified into patterns for planting and harvesting as well as for sustaining health − have been obliterated by our drive for yet “faster” and “more” connectivity.
In its current form, the 5G/data-harvesting/AI wireless paradigm is intensifying an attitude of destructive entitlement that now extends beyond the confines of the planet itself into the skies. Similar to industries such as tobacco and asbestos that ignored early warnings and denied evidence of harm, tech companies are controlling “the commons,” the science, the economics, the narrative, and our future.
Check back here for Global Day of Protest events in your area. If you don’t find one, start one! Send your flyers to Stop 5G International, and they will add your event to their website. Send your flyers for events in California to 5GFreeCalifornia at gmail dot com and we will add your event to our website.
Recordings of Previous Events
Our featured speakers for October 2020 were:
Andrew J. Campanelli began his legal career as a litigator in 1992. Since then he has handled over 3,000 civil cases, and he has litigated over 1,000 cases to conclusion. His law practice specialties include representation of local governments seeking to regulate the installations of wireless facilities, defending local governments in actions commenced under the Telecommunications Act of 1996, and representation of civic associations and homeowners seeking to oppose the irresponsible placement of cell towers or wireless facilities.
Susan Clarke has a 10-year, post-masters background at the Harvard School of Public Health, with legal training on the side, and 30 years’ experience in RF/microwave radiation bioeffects health advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. She has averted many antenna and tower construction projects and has authored legislation toward the banning of geoengineering for all 50 states and the federal government.
Paul G of Scientists for Wired Technology (S4WT) assists advocacy efforts that seek to make effective, lasting changes to federal, state and local laws, regulations and practices that will protect people and other living organisms from the hazards of RF/MW — advocacy rooted in scientists’ research of the hazards of RF Microwave Radiation. S4WT has helped to defeat state Wireless Telecommunications Facilities (WTFs) deployment bills, improve local telecom ordinances and stop cell tower installations in CA, OR, ID, IL, TN, NY and other states.
Recording link coming soon!
Archive Recording of our September 2020 Meeting
Scott Compton on Measuring and Protecting / Shielding Against EMR/EMF
Our September 3 meeting featured Scott Compton. Scott is an Electromagnetic Specialist, Health Coach, former biologist at Stanford University, writer of multiple books and blogs, and a creator of EMF Warriors. His company, Lifestyle Hygiene, is a great resource for investigating 5G sources, wireless, and other EMFs in homes and offices. He has specialized knowledge of frequencies, circadian biology, epigenetics, quantum mechanics, ketogenic diets, intermittent fasting, cold thermogenesis, and the latest mitochondrial-related scientific literature. Scott lowers the EMFs in homes and offices with a wide range of EMF meters and tools to diagnose environments. He also consults directly with doctors and scientists on the latest research findings. He measures Dirty Electricity (DE), RF/Microwave Frequencies, Electric and Magnetic fields (including sweeping fields across landscapes), and stray voltage. Scott is also an internet podcaster and an Influencer in scientific circles.
Click here for the archived recording of our September 3, 2020 meeting.
Archive Recording of our August 2020 Meeting
Featuring Dafna Tachover Speaking on
Clearing Up the Confusion About 5G
If you are not clear about what 5G is and isn’t, what technologies and frequencies are being used and by whom, and what the difference is between 5G, 4G, and other technologies, consider listening to this recording. Dafna answered many questions.
Dafna Tachover is one of the attorneys working on Childrens Health Defense v. the FCC, along with Robert F Kennedy Jr and Scott McCollough. Dafna also has a background in military communications and is well-versed on the technologies of wireless telecommunications and the associated radio-frequency microwave radiation.
Click here for the archived recording of our August 6, 2020 meeting.
Video Archive: Learning from the Successes of Others ~ Recent Local Wins against Telecom
Recorded Thursday, July 9th, 2020
Our July 2020 meeting was entirely devoted to presentations and Q&A about winning the battle to halt 5G and other wireless infrastructure roll-outs. Our panel of presenters included:
- Paska Ann of Easton, Connecticut, who was successful in getting her town to pass a moratorium to stop the 5G roll-out until health and safety studies have been completed.
- Kelly Marcotulli of Ashland, Oregon, who formed Oregon for Safer Technology and recently defeated a planned AT&T 105-foot mono-pine cell tower in the center of town and in close proximity to a pre-school, an elementary school, a middle school, university dorms, and many residences.
- Debra Greene, PhD of Keep Your Power, from Maui, Hawaii, who has beat back two towers and has powerful action strategies to share.
- Paul G of Scientists for Wired Tech, who has successfully supported stopping cell tower installations and upgrades in several San Francisco Bay area communities as well as Hawaii.
Click here to view the edited video of the meeting. We apologize for the interruptions to the live meeting. It won’t happen again.
Ask The Lawyers ~ Video Archive
Below is the video recording from our monthly meeting of May 7th, 2020. This was a global online event organized by 5G Free California.
The first half hour of the meeting is devoted to updates from our working teams and our sister groups, which is interesting because we are supporting several lawsuits in process and preparing for a couple more coming soon.
We had a great event because of your questions! Thank you to everyone who emailed us questions and typed them into the Q&A window. The “Ask the Lawyers” event begins at 30 minutes into the recording.
Again, we extend our gratitude to these excellent attorneys for participating in the panel discussion that made this event such a hit!
- Scott McCollough, winning Attorney on The Irregulators lawsuit against the FCC, and co-counsel, with Robert F Kennedy Jr and Dafna Tachover, on Children’s Health Defense vs the FCC
- Andrew Campanelli, winning Attorney against big Telecom companies, stopping deployment of many cell towers
- Mark Pollock, Attorney, Telecom plus
- Ariel Strauss, Attorney, many Telecom cases
We’re hosting the video on BitChute because we can’t yet upload long videos to YouTube, so give it a moment to buffer before pressing play.
Agenda for This Meeting
- Welcome / Introductions – 2 minutes
- Local Updates – First Half-Hour
- Legal, Fundraising, and City Planning Reports – 5 minutes
- Local Updates: Boyle Heights, Simi Valley – 5 minutes
- Sister Group Reports: Zen Honeycutt (Moms Across America) and Mandy Jacobs (United Issues Reform) – 3 minutes each
- Dafna Tachover with an update on Children’s Health Defense vs FCC and the OTARD Rule Ex Parte Letter
- Global Day of Action: Stop 5G International – 2 minutes
- Featured Speaker Panel: Ask The Lawyers – 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm
These are the first two lawsuits we are supporting:
Children’s Health Defense v. FCC—To compel the FCC to adopt biologically-based exposure guidelines, in addition to enforcing its present thermal standard in ways that will be protective of children and other vulnerable populations. Robert F Kennedy Jr is the Director of Children’s Health Defense and lead counsel on this lawsuit. See full press release here.
Satellite Lawsuit v. FCC—To mandate the FCC to follow existing international and federal procedures in developing, in collaboration with other concerned federal agencies, a comprehensive plan and rules governing its program to approve 50,000+ low orbit satellites and 1 million+ earth stations; and to do this in a way that will safeguard national security, comply with international law, protect the heavens from commercial exploitation and despoliation, and ensure the safety of local communities. Julian Gresser leads an international team of veteran attorneys. Read more about the Healthy Heavens Trust Initiative.
Thank you to everyone who bid and bought goods and services in our first ever online silent auction! Please contact the provider to collect your winnings. And thank you to everyone who donated a good or service for the auction.
Did You Know 5G Is Hazardous to Your Health
and the Health of Future Generations?
If you are completely new to the idea that 5G is not as great as it’s sold to be in mainstream media reports and advertisements, start here:
Actions You Can Take to Help Stop the 5G Roll-out
Here are the most urgent actions:
- Sign Petition to White House to Stop Deployment of 5G in the USA (needs 100,000 signatures by May 15!!!)
- Sign Petition to Pope Francis calling for independent studies and a moratorium on installing wireless antennas in church steeples
- Click to send letters to your elected officials demanding a freeze on the 5G roll-out during the COVID-19 quarantine
- Look over the Take Action menu on this website, and the Suggested Actions on Stop 5G International.org