Demonstrations will be held Friday and Saturday, March 19 – 20, to protest the deployment of 5G — a technology that poses health risks, encourages debris-generating satellite collisions, causes depletion of the ozone layer by the huge number of launches planned and is a major factor in the weaponization of space.
The “5G SpaceX Satellite Protest” will take place March 19 at the headquarters of SpaceX in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX, of which Elon Musk is founder and CEO.
Details about the protest can be found here.
On March 20, a “5G Global Protest Day” will take place with protests planned around the world. Details can be found here.
SpaceX is deeply involved in launching the small satellites being placed in low-earth orbit for 5G. Last week, the company launched a rocket carrying another 60 satellites, and it plans to send up tens of thousands in the next few years under its Starlink program.
Last year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) granted SpaceX permission to erect up to one million antennas on earth to serve as transceivers linked to the satellites.
“The planet is calling out to us,” said Julie Levine, coordinator of 5G Free California. “If ever there was an existential crisis on earth, we are in it now. Please join us in taking action.”
Telecommunications companies are advertising heavily to promote 5G, described as the fifth-generation of wireless, to consumers. And with the military component a large factor, there has also been a big push by the Pentagon.
Dafna Tachover, director of the Children’s Health Defense Stop 5G and Wireless Harms Project, said: “Science on the health risks of wireless radiation has been accumulating for decades. Heedless of the dangers, government and the telecom industry continue to propagate wireless technologies and infrastructure, helped along by captive regulatory agencies and successful effort, including legislative, to silence public debate about health effects.”
Tachover added: “At the same time, media campaigns and apps designed to addict the public — and especially children — have been effective in generating consumer enthusiasm.