5G Update: Honey bees on the Isle of Wight; Slovenia postpones 5G; More satellites are launched.

Enjoy this recent newsletter by Arthur Firstenberg. We are not being told the truth about 5G technology because the big companies pushing it have not had this technology properly tested nor proved safe for all living beings. 
I enjoy our technology and will not give up my cell phone as I use it for work a lot! However, I am careful with my time on the smart phone and all wifi devices and do not put these devices against my body parts. 
Can we have technology that is safe for all living beings including our Mother Earth and Space???
~ Rev. Tiffany White Sage Woman
International 5G Appeal
THE HONEY BEE’S PLEA
The honey bee in the banner at the top of this newsletter has been speaking to us for over one hundred and fourteen years. Its numbers ever diminishing, its message ever more urgent, it waits for a sleeping world to finally listen. “Now!” it says. “Wake up before it’s too late, there is no more time!”

On the Isle of Wight, off the southern coast of England, Giuglielmo Marconi built the world’s first permanent radio station. And the bees’ first warning to humanity was heard. “They are often to be seen crawling up grass stems, or up the supports of the hive, where they remain until they fall back to the earth from sheer weakness, and soon afterwards die,” wrote Augustus Imms of Christ’s College, Cambridge in 1906. Ninety percent of the bees had already vanished from the entire island. Unable to find a cause, he called it, simply, Isle of Wight disease. Swarms of healthy bees were imported from the mainland, but it was of no use: within a week the fresh bees were dying off by the thousands.

The description, more than a century later, is exactly the same. On November 19, 2019, a 5G antenna was placed 250 meters from Angela’s house in Melbourne, Australia. “I photographed the new mast going onto the cell tower,” she writes, “and the next day, I was in the driveway talking to our carpenter, and we saw bees dropping on the driveway then dying. I managed to film one trying to collect pollen, but it was hanging upside down and could not seem to make it to the centre of the flower, then it rolled off the petals to the ground.”

Today, two months later, their beautiful garden, full of old world trees and plants, is silent and barren. “We have no insects — none,” wrote Angela last week. “Our cumquat once laden all year has no new fruit coming. No olives on the way on our olive tree so laden last year. We dug soil yesterday — no worms either — nothing — all gone. I walked the dog late tonight, it was dark and a poor magpie was down the street under a street lamp hoping for a cricket I think. It was silent. I took birdseed back but the bird had gone — it must be hungry to be out at night.”

In the midst of plenty the bees are starving to death. In 2009, Neelima Kumar, at Panjab University in India, placed cell phones in some bee hives and turned them on for ten minutes. The concentrations of glucose, cholesterol, total carbohydrates, total lipids and total proteins rose precipitously in the bees’ blood. After just ten minutes’ exposure to a cell phone, the bees were not able to digest their food, or use the oxygen they were breathing. Their metabolism had come to a standstill.

“Wake up!” say the bees.

“Wake up!” said parents with their children who assembled last Saturday at the Church on the Roundabout in Newport on the Isle of Wight to protest plans to turn their island into a Smart Island — to bring Isle of Wight disease back to the island of its birth.

Radio waves are poison to life. They penetrate skin and bones, cell walls and mitochondria. They prevent electrons from our food from combining with the oxygen we breathe. They give us diabetes, and heart disease, and cancer. They disorient migratory birds, and they kill outright tiny forms of life that pollinate flowers and have high rates of metabolism.

In the mid-1990s, the invisible fire that Marconi had lit became a conflagration. For the first time in human history, radio waves began to be broadcast not only from tall towers scattered widely across the landscape, but from the hands of men, women and children everywhere. And in 2020 this has brought us to the brink of extinction — not just of bees, and not just of humanity, but of all life on Earth.

I asked, in a previous newsletter, “which do we want more: our phones or our planet?” There is only one sane answer. I ask all of you who are reading this newsletter to join with me in putting this world back on a path to survival by throwing away your cell phones, now, today. Not next year, and not tomorrow. Today. There is no other option. Tomorrow we can deal, if we dare, with climate change. But if we are to have time to answer that urgent call, we must first deal with this emergency. We must extinguish this fire.

I vote for life. Do you?

SLOVENIA VOTES FOR LIFE, AT LEAST FOR NOW
Last Friday, while people in 250 cities were preparing for the first Global Day of Protest against 5G, Slovenia became the first country in the world to refuse 5G, at least temporarily, because of objections from scientists and the public. The Ministry of Public Administration had called a four-hour Public Consultation on Radiation Aspects in Ensuring the Operation of 5G Technologies. Among the speakers were Gregor Kos, president of the political party, Za zdravo družbo (For a Healthy Society), and Igor Šajn from Stavbna biologija Slovenije (Building Biology of Slovenia).

The four-hour meeting lasted six hours. The Minister for Public Administration, Rudy Medved, announced that Slovenia is officially postponing the implementation of 5G in his country “due to possible health effects of EMFs.”

On Monday, the Prime Minister of Slovenia resigned, which means that there will be new elections held, probably in April, and that 5G will be the main issue for Gregor Kos’s political party in the elections. On March 10, his party will bring in scientific experts from other countries for an all-day event on the health and environmental effects of 5G, which will take place in the Slovenia National Council (the upper house of Parliament) and will be broadcast live on national television.

60 MORE SATELLITES WERE LAUNCHED TODAY
This morning, at 9:06 a.m., SpaceX launched another 60 “Starlink” satellites, bringing the number of these satellites in low orbit around the Earth up to 240. These are already streaking photographic plates at observatories around the world, although they are not even one percent of what SpaceX is ultimately planning. SpaceX already has permission from the Federal Communications Commission to litter our night skies with 12,000 satellites, has applied for an incredible total of 42,000, and is now launching them, 60 at a time, twice a month, indefinitely into the future, unless someone puts a stop to it. If they are all launched, they will far outnumber the approximately 9,000 visible stars, and will be brighter than all but 172 of them.

This act of global vandalism threatens to put an end to astronomy, and to ruin the night sky forever for all of humanity, for migratory birds that orient themselves by the stars, and for all other creatures who enjoy life under the eternal unchanging sky.

This act of global vandalism also threatens to bring about the sudden extinction of all or most life on the surface of the Earth, as the 12,000+ satellites will be located in the Earth’s ionosphere, and will emit extremely powerful pulsating beams of radiation into it. The ionosphere is a source of high voltage, charged at all times to an average 300,000 volts. It controls the global electrical circuit which connects every living thing — bird, animal, tree and human — to the Earth and sky; the electrical circuit that courses through our veins, which the Chinese call qi, and the Indians call prana. An eternal circuit of life that has been gentle and unchanging for three billion years.

The Astronomers’ Appeal, called Safeguarding the Astronomical Sky, launched just a few weeks ago, already has 1,300 signatures of professional astronomers from 48 countries. They are asking for the Starlink project to be put on hold, immediately, and for all governments to abide by international treaties — the same treaties that are invoked in the International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space:

The Outer Space Treaty of 1967 requires that the use of outer space be conducted “so as to avoid [its] harmful contamination and also adverse changes in the environment of the Earth.”

The United Nations Guidelines for the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities (2018) requires users of outer space to address “risks to people, property, public health and the environment associated with the launch, in-orbit operation and re-entry of space objects.”

“THE INVISIBLE RAINBOW: A HISTORY OF ELECTRICITY AND LIFE”
WILL BE IN BOOKSTORES ON MARCH 2
The book that I published in hardcover on Earth Day of 2017 has been picked up by Chelsea Green, the environmental publishing house. They are publishing a paperback edition that will go on sale on March 2, 2020. It will be available in the USA and the UK from Chelsea Green, as well as from Amazon and bookstores.

I wrote this book in order to tell a history that has never been told before, and to explain to a stubborn world just what it is that makes everyone’s lights turn on, and their appliances run; what it is that we have been sending through wires and broadcasting through the air without a thought; what it is that we are holding in our hands, giving to our children to play with, and pressing against our heads. I wrote it to describe to a world in peril what life was once like, and what it could be like again — if we wake up in time.

About 370 copies of the hardcover edition are left. They can be purchased from me until they are sold out.
Arthur Firstenberg
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
phone: +1 505-471-0129
info@cellphonetaskforce.org
https://www.5gSpaceAppeal.org
International 5G Appeal

Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

Stop 5G Appeal
LIFESTYLE VERSUS PLANET EARTH
My call for people to deliver the 5G Space Appeal to the world’s governments has so far elicited 85 volunteers from 25 countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
The Appeal will soon have 150,000 signatures. If it is delivered in hard copy, the signatures will take up more than 4,000 pages. The list of scientists alone will take up 100 pages. It will be difficult to ignore. It will force government officials, for the first time in over 120 years, to pay attention to what radio waves are doing to our world. The goal is not simply to hand the Appeal over, but to first secure a date and time for an official meeting, at which all stakeholders will sit down together at the same table and listen to each other.
A terrible thing happened in 1996 and 1997: Suddenly, one hundred million human beings began to hold microwave-radiating devices against their brains. Suddenly radio towers began to sprout like mushrooms across the landscapes of half the world, in cities, countrysides, forests, parks, nature preserves. Soon every human being became a source of radiation. Today there are more cell phones than people on this Earth. Today, 40 per cent of the people in my country have had cancer or will have cancer. More than half of all adults have abnormal blood sugar. Worldwide, half a billion people have diabetes. Young people, in their twenties and thirties, even teenagers, are having strokes and heart attacks. There is a connection. And people do not want to know. After all these years, they still do not want to know. And we are out of time.
Below are personal stories I have received during the past two weeks, describing the damage being done to our planet by radio waves, not just by 5G, which is only a label, but from the intensification of radiation from all sources that is now occurring.
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: NETHERLANDS
Mercedes Rodriguez describes the devastation in the Netherlands:
“I live in Holland, in a medium-sized town near a canal. Until recently the canal was “infested” with noisy ducks and other water birds, and in our adjacent gardens there was a mass of joyful little birds. I remember during hard winter times feeling obliged to boil rice and pasta for the poor things and to provide them with bread, fat balls and grains.
There is an apartment building 10 stories high dominating the area which is mostly composed of small individual family homes. On top of the high building there is a telephone antenna mast sender sending its radiation unhindered to the canal and gardens and all over the place which started in the times of the 2G and since then has added every new phone generation including, lately, the much more powerful 4G+. Just a few months ago, for the first time, I noticed the antenna mast paying attention to its effects and I suddenly associated the remarkable silence in the area with the lack of bird life.
There are very few waterbirds now, far less than some years ago, even in places where they used to proliferate because passing people threw them bread. And you nearly do not find any more the robins, sparrows, starlings, finches, tits and the many little birds that used to come to our gardens.
As for insects we used to be molested by the gangs of mosquitoes, nicely reproducing in the stagnant waters of the canal. But now they have nearly disappeared, and that despite the fact that the temperatures this summer have been offensively high and long-lasting, a record in our history.
It would appear that telephony antennas with their irradiation could be considered as the most efficient biocide that one could ever create on purpose. I wonder what other disasters these devices and the rest of “big wireless” are doing in the exposed western world. That they want to export their mess to the entire planet is appalling and deserves the strongest opposition.
I very much hope that all the actions attempted by people with intelligence and common sense achieve some encouraging result. Please keep on trying, you are not alone, we are plenty around the world with the same inquietudes.”
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES: JAPAN
Patricia Ormsby, in Japan, describes the “catastrophic changes we have been witnessing in bird and insect life in our field, around which seven of TEPCO’s smart meters were installed some time between late fall 2018 and May 2019.
“I felt sporadically ill in the greenhouse, but it wasn’t until my husband told me no bees were coming to the watermelon plants he put out in May that I checked and found the smart meters from all the adjacent houses were irradiating our field and greenhouse from close distances. In short all birds except barn swallows have abandoned our field.
The urban area below us appears to be nearly completely abandoned by bird life, including barn swallows. I started hearing remarks about diminishing bird numbers from elderly friends in February 2018. A temple that had been abuzz each August with ear-splitting cicada calls was completely silent this year.
All flying creatures in the open areas in and around our field have been impacted. At the end of March, a diverse group of waterfowl left a spring-fed pond about 200 meters north of our field for no apparent reason. It was too early for them to begin migration.
In late April to early May the black eared kites (Milvus migrans) residing in our area all left. We had about ten resident kites who perched every day on the power poles, particularly near the duck pond. Today I went for a look, and saw a metal cabinet with windows containing smart meters on TEPCO’s hydro dam there. These seem to be popping up on all sorts of infrastructure. At about the same time, all of the carrion crows (Corvus corone) left too. Occasionally I can hear the call of one distinctive former resident in the distance.
We always had a family of about five starlings (Spodiospar cineraceous) nesting near our field. They are gone now, but in late spring, a mob of starlings arrived from somewhere else, probably the urban area below us, and caused havoc for the farmers during planting time. They would raid our field briefly but not stick around.

The shrikes (Lanius bucephalus) are missing, the great tits (Parus major) are gone, the white wagtails (Motacilla alba) stuck around until July, and then they left too. I saw a few rufous turtle doves (Streptopelia orientalis) occasionally roosting on the power lines this summer, but none recently. There are a few tree sparrows (Passer montanus), but they rarely visit our field. I noticed a few barn swallows (Hirundo rustica) today, but they are about to migrate for the winter. Our once lively field is now silent.

This was the first year that our flowering watermelon plants had no pollinators. One year before, we had large numbers of bees. The European honeybees were not numerous, because beekeepers in our area all gave up about a decade ago, but there were several species of bumblebee, including a small one that was quite numerous, and several kinds of small native honeybees. Other farmers were also affected by this, not just our particularly irradiated field. My blueberries and watermelons have had roughly 20% of last year’s yield. In areas away from the smart meters, I see one species of native honeybees working clover flowers.
Every year prior to now, the blueberry patch became hazardous in late August from multitudes of hornets (I counted at least four species last summer). This year, we might have one yellow hornet per day frequenting that patch (none in recent days). Shinobu put out rotting watermelons in several places. One, in the open about ten meters from two of the smart meters, attracted no insects at all, except one or two very small flies. One, shielded from the smart meters by a concrete wall, attracted plenty of hornets, huge rhinoceros beetles and other insects.
Cabbage butterflies used to be a major pest, but this year they were hard to find. A catnip bush about 15 meters away from the nearest smart meter with densely foliated hydrangea bushes between attracted a mob of cabbage butterflies. Near the irradiated greenhouse, I left some broccoli plants in the open, which would have normally been a feast for them and their offspring, but saw no signs of them there. Really, TEPCO ought to consider patenting their smart meters as a replacement for pesticides!
One small wasp species managed to build a nest in the greenhouse on the far side from the nearest smart meter (I estimate 15 meters away), and when I stumbled on it a week ago, it had about 30 worker wasps. The next day the nest had been abandoned, and I examined it and found no living larvae. The first 30 or so had hatched and no others had survived.

We farm organically. Some of the neighbors use glyphosate, but that is coming under criticism, and beginning to decrease. My impression is pesticide use in our area is generally decreasing. I’ve been a bird watcher here for decades.”

APPEAL STATISTICS
So far:
  • 3,874 scientists
  • 2,373 medical doctors
  • 6,668 engineers
  • 7,933 psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers* 
  • 3,552 nurses​
  • 2,267 doctors of naturopathy, homeopathy, Ayurveda, and medical qigong
  • 610 doctors of oriental medicine
  • 346 chiropractors
  • 382 dentists
  • 481 pharmacists
  • 2,605 architects and builders
  • 235 building biologists
  • 269 veterinarians
  • 337 beekeepers
  • 39,835 other professions
  • 70,598 other individuals 
  • 1,296 organizations​​
  • TOTAL = 143,661 signatures from 207 nations and territories
​  * The number in the last newsletter did not include psychotherapists and social workers.

SIGN THE APPEAL ~ INDIVIDUAL

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Arthur Firstenberg, Administrator
International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space
P.O. Box 6216
Santa Fe, NM 87502
USA
Tel: +1 505-471-0129
Email: info@cellphonetaskforce.org
https://www.5gSpaceAppeal.org
Stop 5G Appeal