The STOP 5G Campaign (Stroud)’
At the end of May, a group of Stroud residents formally launched a new “STOP 5G” campaign due to their growing concerns about the implications of this new and untested technology. A major public meeting has been organised for Sunday 16th June at 7.30 p.m. at Lansdown Hall, Stroud, which will include a talk from 5G authority, Joe St Clair.
5G broadband is coming to Stroud as early as this July without any public consultation or evidence of the health and safety implications. In particular, this will be of huge concern to the many thousands of people suffering from EMF intolerance and sensitivity, which is now formally recognised in Sweden as a severe medical condition.
There is mounting research evidence from thousands of peer-reviewed scientific papers on the subject of exposure to high radiation. This research suggests that 5G frequencies harm all cellular organisms, including trees, plants, insects, birds, bacteria and human beings. Particularly worrying is the fact that due to the way 5G frequencies are transmitted, it requires the deployment of thousands of new masts and transmitters that are currently being installed in towns and cities across the world, enhanced by the launch of many more satellites. This 5G technology will shortly be rolled out in Stroud without any proper independent research in relation to the likely health-effects, and without any public debate or democratic consultation.
In response to this situation, a range of concerned residents have formed a local campaign group – STOP 5G (Stroud) – and they are urging the public to join them in their campaign to halt the 5G rollout until independent research is undertaken to clarify the health-threat implications. The Stroud group is currently raising awareness and encouraging discussions with the general public – with a twice-weekly street stall, badges, stickers and a range of factual information about 5G. A recent 38 Degrees petition has so far been signed by 650 people.
Similar local groups are now springing up across the world. Glastonbury Town Council has recently voted to ban 5G, and the cities of Brussels, Geneva, Florence and the XII Municipality of Rome, as well as G20 countries such as Australia, have refused to sign the licence enabling the 5G roll-out until conclusive tests have been carried out. UK anti-5G groups are demanding that the UK government does the same.
A recent 5G Appeal, signed by 233 scientists, states that: ‘The current ICNIRP “safety guidelines”, which are used by Telecoms Companies to justify their actions, are obsolete and outdated. New, independently researched safety standards are therefore necessary.’ The Stroud STOP 5G group believes that Gloucester County Council should urgently invoke the ‘Precautionary Principle’ and, at the very least, halt the roll-out of this as-yet-untested technology until public safety can be assured.
Joe St Clair, UK Director of “The World Sustainable Development Forum” and member of the STOP 5G Campaign, said: “There is clear and unequivocal scientific evidence that 5G frequencies damage biological cells and yet Telecoms Companies are openly admitting they are continuing to roll out this technology with no independent safety trials. This issue needs to be urgently addressed at the highest levels in order to protect the public.”