OT: French government has to face the cellphone issue due tocourts
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 19:34:34 +0000
Trespass against us!
“To expose one’s neighbour against his will to a certain risk, and not a hypothetical one … constitutes in itself a public nuisance” Nanterre Superior Court, France.
The two recent court judgments that compel the mobile phone companies to take down existing
phone masts have set off a real shock wave, http://videos.next-up.org/PhoneMastsBeamSeeTheInvisibleAndReportFrance3/18062008.html[/url:17wtqctr] >invisible
like the waves but very real in the microcosm of the pro-mobile establishment.
Since apparently nobody saw it coming, the
surprise looks more like panic, judging by the
comments made this Wednesday by Martin Bouygues,
head of Bouygues Telecom, who exclaimed: "The
government has got to make a choice: do they want
us to go on using mobile phones or not?"
Is he exaggerating? Not necessarily. If Martin
Bouygues can see anything of the future, he must
have grasped that the whole issue might soon
shift to another register; in fact it may soon be
the criminal law that takes the place of civil
law, as was clearly stipulated in the grounds for
the decision in the Nanterre case.
It seems that the regulations issued by the WHO
and by their
fixer Repacholi are also beginning to come apart
at the seams, and that the whole system set up to
present these network-friendly standards as
adequate is crumbling in the face of the evidence.
Might not these WHO recommendations, which are
always quoted by the politicians and by the phone
companies, one day come back to hit them in the
face like a boomerang? In spite of the shameless
efforts to keep them from being tampered with,
which do no credit to the WHO, and to deny
everything, as always in the face of real
evidence the truth will eventually triumph.
WHO meeting in Melbourne with Bernard Veyret, a
French Repacholi henchman, in the line-up.]
So it’s the Prime Minister who has donned the
fireman’s helmet in order to deal with the
emergency and with the public’s anxiety about the
hazards of relay antennas, and has sent a letter
to the Minister of Health with instructions to
organize a “citizens’ forum” (rounds table) as
soon as possible. However he makes its limits
clear: “to make a distinction between mobile telephones and relay antennas”.
Even more explicitly, on the health effects of
radiation from relay antennas he declares: "the
hypothesis of a health hazard for people living
near mobile phone antennas cannot be upheld" in
the present state of knowledge and "considering
the low levels of exposure around these installations".
He adds: "A precautionary approach seems
justified" regarding the use of mobiles phones,
even though "the expert opinions currently
available do not make it possible to reach a
definite conclusion on the potential link between
the use of a mobile phone and the risk of cancer."
In the light of all this it’s hard to see how
this “citizens’ forum” (round table) will be able
to “deal with all the issues head-on” as
promised, with such a narrow margin of manoeuvre
for the Ministers concerned, Mmes Roselyne
Bachelot-Narquint, Chantale Jouanno et Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet.".
Latest information (4 March 2009)
Phone masts in France:
rejection by the public is spreading, every day
the media report an open crisis of confidence,
and numerous cases against the phone operators have been brought to court.
first time a serious act of sabotage has been
committed on a Bouygues Telecom base station.
The TV news programmes have carried reports from
the ElysÃƒÂ©e palace, seat of the Presidency of the
Republic, where at the end of today’s meeting of
the Council of Ministers, the Ministers made a
point of defending the mobile phone operators and
announced the upcoming “round table” meeting
which, in the face of publicly expressed anxiety
on the subject, will focus on the health problems
resulting from the microwave radiation generated
by phone masts and by mobile phones themselves.
The Prime Minister FranÃƒÂ§ois Fillon declared in
support of his Ministers: “In the present state
of scientific knowledge the hypothesis of a health hazard cannot be upheld.”
For their part the mobile phone companies, who
have signed a commitment to provide coverage of
the whole country, are asking the government to take a clear stand.
Next-up Organisation is preparing a special
edition with TV reports and an exclusive interview
with MaÃƒÂ®tre Siegfried Bielle, who is
representing the plaintiffs in ChÃƒÂ¢teauneuf-du-Pape.
During the 2006 seminar in Brussels at the
European Commission of SCENIHR (Scientific
Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health
Risks) Jean-Claude Bouillet, director of the
department concerned with radio frequencies and
protection at Bouygues Telecom, declared:
"Every morning the first thing we do here at
Bouygues Telecom is read the Next-up news of the day."
We can therefore assume that the staff of
Bouygues Telecom are fully aware of the current
problems over relay antennas, and that in fact
with the upcoming "relay antenna round table" it
should be at the centre of their concerns: not,
as some might think, so they can reduce the
artificial microwave radiation of the public, but
so they can set about getting permission to irradiate them even more.
The term “mobile telephone” employed by NKM does
not represent the truth, because what is being
proposed is actually a private commercial
operation to introduce the Mobile Visiophone
(VM), also called Personal Mobile Television
(TMP), using UMTS frequencies of 3G, 3.5G or 4G,
which is a totally different matter. On top of
that, the energy demands causing environmental
pollution from artificial hyper-frequency
microwave radiation will be increased by a phenomenal amount!
NKM poses a problem:
NKM says that she envisages as a possible way
forward the sharing of relay antennas, that’s to
say that several networks would make use of the
same phone masts. The point of this is “visual
concealment” from the public of the increase in
carrier frequencies and the number of new
antennas, notably with the arrival of a fourth network.
In fact this "round table" is no more than a
mirage, since even if the proposed sharing of
phone masts is agreed (which is far from likely)
and the current number of masts is reduced, the
Minister is apparently willing to let the
networks add whatever antennas they wish to the
remaining masts. Thus their operating frequencies
would be multiplied many times over, while the
public is fooled into thinking that the radiation
hazards from them are being reduced.
Consequently, it is clear that the health
situation will only get worse. So what needs to
be organised urgently is not a "relay antenna
round table" (Grenelle) with people whose sole
aim is to launch a commercial operation that will
let them increase the radiation of the public
even more, but a "round table" of responsible
people focused on ways to make this technology
compatible with human health and the environment.
If NKM’s attitude is causing a problem in the
present situation, we have to say, considering
her previous track record, that her actions to
date and her fine words that achieve nothing are
completely inadequate in the face of the
catastrophic health scenario that is unfolding.
The "round table on mobile telephony" will change
nothing. Moreover it is highly probable that NKM
and all the other players will soon be faced by
the reality of sentences passed not by the civil
courts but by the criminal courts. Thanks to
donations that are coming in we shall soon be
bringing cases to court based on health evidence,
in order to find out the truth. We hope that this
"salutary electric shock" will come about as soon as possible.
Ministers are obliged by the responsibilities of
their office to do certain things.
Have any of them ever thought of finding out (via
independent experts) whether continuous
irradiation of 10,000,000 Ã‚ÂµW/mÃ‚Â² in the
Visiophone UMTS 3G microwave frequency (the
famous statutory limit of 61V/m set by the decree
2002-775), is compatible with human health?
Nowadays we are realising that more and more
people are becoming EHS and "dropping out". The
public are beginning to discover the disastrously
damaging effects of artificial microwave
radiation, and the hidden truth of this new kind
of environmental pollution is finally being revealed in broad daylight!
Bouygues Telecom "not short of insolence"
The red thread of the policy that aims first and
foremost to make a profit can be traced through
all levels of decision-making on the issue of
mobile telephony, thus it is not surprising to
see that nothing gets in the way of a phone
company’s determination to expand, even when it
is confronted by the law and by very real consequences.
Bouygues Telecom was summoned to a hearing before
the Tribunal de Grande Instance (District Court)
in Nanterre, which took place on 4 June 2008.
After due consideration the Court’s
was pronounced on 18 September 2008.
Bouygues Telecom appealed and the hearing took
place on 7 January 2009 before the Appeal Court
in Versailles. Eventually the final
was announced by said Court in their decree No. 68 of 4 February 2009.
What was seen to be happening during this period
to the base station (BST) and relay antennas
belonging to Bouygues Telecom, the defendant in
the aforesaid hearings in the local court and on appeal?
While the TGI of Nanterre were considering the
sentence, during the second half of July 2008 to
be precise, Bouygues Telecom carried out some
significant changes to the base station by adding
3 UMTS (3G) frequencies to the existing 2 GSM 900 MHz frequencies.
This work considerably increased the carrying
capacities of the BST, in fact more than doubled
them. We did not take any measurements to check
whether the UMTS frequencies were activated.
Even though this is not in itself illegal, since
Bouygues Telecom had the necessary permits in
08/08/2008, nevertheless by doing this the phone
company showed the world that it is "not short of insolence"!
This story reveals a great deal, and even if the
UMTS connections were not activated (which
remains to be proved), it is entirely justifiable
to see it as a total lack of respect for the
legal procedures (the consideration of the
sentence) going on during the period in question.
It all goes to show that nothing stands in the
way of the determination to impose more and more
artificial microwave radiation on the public in
order to meet the demands of a money-making enterprise.