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Sun May 4 2014Health Advocates Affix Health Warning Labels to Cell Phones in San Francisco Verizon Store
Sun May 4 2014Repeal of 'Right to Know' Law Leaves SF Cell Phone Users In the Dark About Health Risks
Health advocates from the California Brain Tumor Association and Stop Smart Meters! affixed health warning labels on cell phones for sale in Verizon’s Market Street store in San Francisco in defiance of the wireless industry’s legal bullying of cell phone safety ordinances across the nation. Store management removed the labels but did not summon police, possibly out of concern that potential arrests may highlight a health risk the industry would rather keep quiet. Further embarrassing the company, one of its employees stuck one of the labels to his own phone in an apparent act of defiance against his employer’s suppression of health information regarding its products.
In 2011, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a “right to know” law requiring cell phone retailers in the city to issue at the point of sale a fact sheet to each consumer including the World Health Organization classification and the manufacturer’s own language hidden in the phone or manual instructing phone users to keep phones 5/8 inch away from the body at all times when turned on. The Wireless Association (CTIA) sued the city (saying such “forced speech” represented a breach of the company’s First Amendment rights) and withdrew its annual conferences from San Francisco. According to then Mayor Newsom, “their behavior makes me even more concerned as to what they are hiding.” The City did not lose the lawsuit but under the leadership of tech friendly Mayor Lee the Board of Supervisors was coerced into repealing the law, leaving customers in the dark about the health effects of routine cell phone radiation exposure.
"Remembrance" On The 75th Anniversary of Roosevelt's Executive Order 9066 Monday Feb 20th 7:23 PM
Activists Protest Hewlett Packard Enterprise Profiteering from Racist Policies in Israel-Palestine and the U.S. Sunday Feb 19th 9:51 AM
San Francisco Hotline in Case of ICE Raids Saturday Feb 18th 8:02 PM
CWA AT&T Mobility Workers National Day Of Action-Time To Fight Telecom Bosses! Sunday Feb 12th 1:15 PM
Solidarity with Planned Parenthood San Francisco Friday Feb 10th 10:22 PM
Killing Iris Canada! One Hundred Year Old SF African American Woman Evicted By SF Sheriff Friday Feb 10th 9:10 PM
San Francisco, Sanctuary City, Closes McCoppin Hub Thursday Feb 9th 6:36 PM
SF Cover-up Blows Up At Superfund Hunters Point Naval Shipyard "Clean-up" Meeting (3 comments) Thursday Feb 9th 10:58 AM
Protest: Stop the Trump Program! Tuesday Feb 7th 9:12 AM
Thousands Protest Trump's Muslim Ban at San Francisco International Airport Tuesday Feb 7th 12:32 AMMore Local News...
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Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
Trump Election Exposes Crises of US Capitalism & Imperialism; Creates Opportunity (2 comments) Thursday Dec 1st 2:38 PM
Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors (1 comment) Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AM
Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? (4 comments) Monday Sep 12th 6:08 AM
Senator Ben Allen Nominated for Presidential Champions of Change Award Thursday Sep 1st 8:33 AM
The Politics of My OSC Complaint At OSHA/DOL Monday Aug 15th 9:55 AM
Killer whales remain protected in Washington Wednesday Jun 15th 5:03 PM
Pre-Paid Phone "Security" Law Threatens to Make Black Lives Even Harder Thursday May 12th 9:37 PM
Police evicts No Border Camp in Greece (2 comments) Wednesday Apr 20th 5:13 AMMore Global News...
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CA pols can't figure out what to do with Airbnb. $250,000 To Demo Hack Newsom Saturday Feb 4th 4:49 AM
Labor, Unions, Culture & Arts In The Era Of Trump Saturday Jan 21st 6:45 PM
UAW2865 UCB Workers Discuss J20 Mass Walk-Out and Trump Government Friday Jan 20th 11:19 AM
POA "Casciato’s campaign teeters on lies." "They’re desperately lying to unseat Meiberger Thursday Jan 5th 4:11 PM
"A Culture of Corruption" The Obama Perez Legacy And The Wells Fargo Criminal Syndicate - (1 comment) Friday Dec 30th 11:51 PM
SFPOA Racist Cop And SFERS Bd Member Sgt. Stansbury Wants To Keep Pension Funds in Guns Thursday Dec 22nd 9:12 AM
SFERS Retirement Board Election: The Wolves vs The Watchdog-Election Is About Hedge Funds (1 comment) Wednesday Dec 21st 11:30 PM
Sex-trafficking in America Wednesday Dec 14th 6:06 PM
Racist SF Tops At SFPOA & IFPTE Local 21 ED Bob Muscat Try To Pack Pension Board Friday Dec 2nd 5:47 PM
Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China (1 comment) Monday Nov 28th 3:13 AMOpen Newswire...
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