Hillel station will be closed
Hillel station, the radio transmitters - will be closed until
31.12.2003, that is the commitment of the government to the
Dr Eliahu Richter helped them with his written expression
which said that the electromagnetic fields they are exposed
endanger their health, including cancer.
Hopefully it will be done, the sooner - the better.
A news article: 5 israeli soldiers who worked 4 years ago
at the same
unit with radars (with Hock missiles) have cancer, 4 testicles
The soldiers were aware it it was dangerous - they warned,
to the army, but the army chose to ignore them. Now they recceive
chemotherapy and radiations.
At the same time, the air force asked one of these soldiers
the soldiers about his disease, how it was caused, and how
filling the protection orders [which are to be distant from
Not said how many meters. And - doing medical examinations
- this DOES
NOT prevent the disease, it is just for saying "you've
He filed his lawsuit 3 months ago, served in the air force
"Hock" missiles. The army states that there is no
proof in the medical
litrature about the connection cancer-electromagnetic radiation.
more they rely on the WHO : The WHO says the radiation does
These are the consequences when a world health authority
radiation instead of protecting the people.
Among the reactions to the internet version of the article,
said that her daughter worked with radars and got uterus cancer.
they don't want us here - say it. We'll just buy one way ticket
Another woman wrote that her sister worked with radars and
cancer. Her sister's friend who served at the same unit, got
also. They were exposed about 2 years. They tried to sue the
the army denied.
Source: Yediot Ahronot, Eitan Glickman 7/7/03
"Lawsuit- because of the radar of Zaha"l, I have
Informant: Iris Atzmon
Struggle with the City Officials and Sprint in Berkeley, CA
I understand you are in Canada now. Great work up there!
Please understand that the Berkeley community had retained
Lawrence Teeter, who is a terrific environmental, civil rights
anti-telecom attorney with decades of experience in the CA
courts. He's ready to go to work for them - they just haven't
for months! He's at 323-753-4035.
They think they need a local attorney, but don't understand
these battles, you need an expert lawyer, one who is very
strong, someone very experienced, who knows not only local
state and federal law, which trump local law! That's what
Larry does, in
my observation of his cases. He's powerful, he wins. Of course,
helpful to have someone nearby who can go to all the meetings
up in court at a moment's notice; but in order to file the
important documents, you need someone with far greater prowess
would find in a merely local attorney.
Berkeley has a winning case and they have a great attorney
- they just
need to have their attorney file the documents before the
deadlines run out.
That A Cell Phone In Your Pocket?
July 4, 2003
Thousands of travellers go through airport security every
day with cell
phones. But at vancouver international airport last weekend
traveller was arrested for having one.
The cell phone was actually a disguised stun gun. Customs
discovered it in the baggage of a Korean traveller who was
wanted on a
Canada-wide immigration warrant.
When activitated the gun emits a loud siren and sends out
blue arc of electricity. The Korean man has been charged with
a prohibited weapon and remains in police custody.
Visual demo of effects when EHS is misdiagnosed as psychosis
Concerning pictures from Imelda: the right shows Imelda during
1997, the left is from the last days.
goes to court against deadly sonar
I wish you could have been with us in court last week as we
landmark case to save millions of marine mammals from the
LFA sonar system.
Getting this case to U.S. District Court has been an enormous
undertaking: eight years of legal sparring with the Navy;
pages of carefully drafted legal arguments; tens of thousands
of documents entered into the court record; and a never-say-die
on our part that the health of ocean ecosystems will one day
over the world's most powerful military establishment.
But, above all, the road to the courthouse door was paved
and thousands of letters and contributions from caring people
That's why, with a ruling in this case still a month away,
I wanted you
to know right away that we fought the good fight on your behalf
week. The rest is now up to Judge Elizabeth LaPorte.
As you know, Judge LaPorte stunned the Navy last fall by
deployment of LFA sonar across 75 percent of the world's oceans
this case could be heard in full and all of NRDC's evidence
It is unusual for a judge to clamp this kind of injunction
military -- especially in times like these -- unless the case
the government is exceedingly strong. We have that kind of
Judge LaPorte's courageous ruling last year signaled that
administration had likely violated multiple laws when it gave
permission to harass and injure thousands of marine mammals
ocean habitats with high-intensity noise.
Since then, NRDC's case has only gotten stronger. We have
reams of new evidence -- much of it drawn from the Navy's
own files --
high-powered LFA noise can cause hemorrhaging in whales, internal
injuries in fish, and seizures in human divers.
When our Marine Mammal Protection staff entered the courtroom
they encountered a phalanx of Bush administration lawyers
and a parade
of the government's top scientific experts. But that formidable
government talent (all paid for by your tax dollars!) faced
battle trying to refute the almost overwhelming case against
that we have painstakingly constructed over the past decade.
Based on Judge LaPorte's many thoughtful questions, there
doubt that she understands the far-reaching dangers posed
technology -- as well as the illegal manner in which the Bush
administration approved its deployment.
All we can do now is wait and hope that Judge LaPorte will
permanent ban on the global deployment of this acoustic menace
such a day as the Navy can prove it has complied with federal
will do no serious harm to marine life. I will, of course,
alert you via
email the minute we have the judge's ruling in hand.
On behalf of our entire legal team, I want to thank you again
to the defense of marine mammals around the world and making
historic case possible.
John H. Adams
Natural Resources Defense Council
- With related background information on Russian/U.S. mind
Psychotronics Human Rights Group Sends Information to Cahra
Brother gets a brain
The cameras are already in place. The computer code is being
developed at a dozen or more major companies and universities.
the trial runs have already been planned. Everything is set
for a new
Pentagon program to become perhaps the federal government's
reaching, most invasive mechanism yet for keeping us all under
Not in the far-off, dystopian future. But here, and soon.
military is scheduled to issue contracts for Combat Zones
or CTS, as early as September...
of mass compliance
Police and military alike face new challenges not only from
usual terrorist suspects, but from all manner of uppity civilians
world over, from at-times unruly displays of democratic zeal
protests ... to occasional bits of ugliness in the dingier
the globe when the ungrateful subjects of American military
'humanitarian' missions rudely snap at the hands that feed
primary challenge for a more media-savvy police state: to
calm and compliant without actually making them dead...
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp
Battle for the Seed
What makes a farmer from a small rural community in Saskatchewan
up to Monsanto? And possibly, win? Dr. Mae-Wan Ho reports.
Percy Schmeiser, now in his early seventies, a soft-spoken,
mild-mannered Canadian farmer from the small rural community
some 80km east of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, never dreamt he
catapulted to the status of a contemporary folk- hero. He
farming for 40 years when he was taken to court by biotech
in August 1998. The company claimed he had illegally planted
engineered Roundup Ready canola without paying a $37-per-hectare
fee for the
Schmeiser was not alone. Monsanto had accused scores of farmers
patent infringing on its genetically engineered seed. But,
settling out of court with Monsanto like the others, Schmeiser
back. He had been sowing each crop with seeds saved and selected
the previous harvest for years, and had never purchased seed
Monsanto. Even so, he found more than 320 hectares of his
contaminated by Monsanto's Roundup Ready canola.
Schmeiser insisted that any Roundup Ready growing on his
land was spread
by wind or by grain trucks travelling on roads adjacent to
On 10 August 1999, mediation talks to settle the dispute
failure. The next day, Schmeiser launched a $10 million lawsuit
Monsanto, accusing the company of a variety of wrongs, including
trespass and contaminating his fields with Roundup Ready canola.
Schmeiser's lawsuit against Monsanto won't be dealt with until
original lawsuit has been resolved. Little did he know what
a long, hard
battle he has taken on.
It is a battle for the seed, for every farmer's right to
save and resow
harvested seed, to freely share and exchange without restriction,
farmers have been doing for at least 15 000 years since agriculture
The trial was heard in June 2000, in the Federal Court in
the trial, Monsanto presented evidence from two dozen witnesses
samplers that Schmeiser's eight fields were all more than
Ready. Monsanto had performed no independent tests, however;
were all performed in house or by experts hired by the company.
In defence, Schmeiser presented his own farm-based evidence,
fields ranged from nearly zero to 68% Roundup Ready, which
independently by research scientists at the University of
Winnipeg. Schmeiser's defence also contained evidence that
he did not
knowingly acquire Monsanto's product, nor did he segregate
contaminated seeds for future use or spray his canola crops
But the Federal Court ruled against Schmeiser. Justice Andrew
upheld the validity of Monsanto's patented gene. In a key
part of the
ruling, the judge agreed a farmer can generally own the seeds
grown on his land if they blow in or are carried there by
this is not true in the case of genetically modified seed.
It didn't matter how the Roundup Ready canola got to his
fields. He was
deemed to have infringed Monsanto patent, and was fined $15/acre
acres licence fee, plus the value of his entire crop, $105,000
(including fields that did not have any Roundup Ready canola),
$25,000 for punitive and exemplary damages.
"Where does Monsanto's rights end and mine begin?"
asked. He refused to abide by the judgement, and launched
which was heard in May 2002 in Saskatoon.
Unfortunately, all three judges ruled against him yet again.
time, he and Louise, his wife of 50 years, had already spent
$ 200 000
in legal fees. He had ceased to plant canola, for any canola
planted would belong to Monsanto.
Monsanto had kept up a constant campaign of harassment and
all through the trial in 1999 and 2000. And in 2001, Monsanto
new case against Schmeiser for $1 million in 'court costs':
$750 000 for
their lawyers, $250 000 for 'disbursements' which included
expenses, payments for expert witnesses and $15 000 'lawyer's
Undaunted, Percy Schmeiser took his case to the Supreme court,
May 2003, when I caught up with him at the Biodevastation
7 meeting held
in Monsanto's hometown St. Louis, Missouri, he just got the
that he has won his right to be heard in the Supreme Court.
loud cheers in the hall.
Percy Schmeiser has been tireless in travelling the world
to tell his
story. Everywhere, farmers are fighting for their lives and
Monsanto winning would be the very last straw, not just for
everyone. Schmeiser has come to symbolise our collective struggle
corporate serfdom. Just as independent scientists are oppressed
victimised, farmers are subject to the same or worse treatment.
Monsanto's tactics are well known. The company gets farmers
to sign away
all their rights in an unbelievable technology contract. The
not use his or her own seed, must buy seed and chemicals from
Monsanto can send inspectors onto your fields for three years
you grow the company's crops for only one year.
Monsanto also openly advertises for people to tell on their
if they are suspected of having GM crops without licence.
representatives can trespass onto your fields even when you
are not at
home, or fly over your field and spray Roundup to see if the
Immediately after Monsanto had obtained its judgement against
Schmeiser, the company had declared war on all Saskatchewan
Schmeiser received hundreds of phone calls from farmers who
contacted by Monsanto representatives and received demand
saying that they have unauthorised GM crops growing in their
must pay so many thousands of dollars to avoid lawsuit. Many
farmers who called Schmeiser were in the same circumstances:
bought any seed from Monsanto or signed any contract.
But things may be turning Schmeiser's (and our) way at long
In June 2002, a report from the Canadian Biotechnology Advisory
Committee said that the Patent Act should be amended to permit
to save and sow seeds from patented plants such as genetically
engineered (GE) crops.
It also said that farmers who find GE plants growing in their
through "the adventitious spreading of patented seed
or patented genetic
material or the insemination of an animal by a patented animal"
be considered as innocent bystanders and not be liable to
While biotechnology developments are patentable, the report
holder does not have "the right to market or even use
This is because some applications of the technology may pose
human or animal health or to the environment, challenge the
current approaches to protecting health and the environment
and or raise other
serious social and ethical questions that must be addressed."
The report suggests that the farmer be allowed to use the
seed of a GE
crop or the offspring of a GE animal for his or her own use
but not for
Better yet, in December 2002, the Supreme Court of Canada
ruled that the
genetically engineered Harvard oncomouse is not patentable
rejects patents on higher forms of life ", ISIS Report,
March 2003 ).
This opens the door to revoking patents on GM seeds, such
Roundup Ready canola. This could be the last nudge to get
GM crops off
Help Percy fight Monsanto and get patents on life revoked
for a GM-Free
world. Make a donation on his website: www.percyschmeiser.com
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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp