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Citizens' Initiative Omega
Member of the Buergerwelle Germany (incorporated society)
Protectorate Union of the Citizens and Initiatives for the Protection
An Amnesty 2004 Campaign for the Human Rights of EHS sufferers?
To: Fiona Crowley, Policy Officer, Amnesty International Irish Section,
48 Fleet Street, Dublin 2, Ireland. Tel (+353 1) 677 6361 // Fax (+353
1) 677 6392
Dear Fiona: As Amnesty International approaches the end of its 2003
campaign for the rights of the mentally ill, I am writing to you again
to state my dismay at the following: This campaign by a leading Human
Rights organisation adamantly refused to address grave violations to the
Human Rights of the vast numbers of EHS (electrohypersensitive) persons
internationally who have been misdiagnosed as mentally ill, forced to
take inappropriate anti-psychotic medication that often increases their
suffering and as a final outrage are confined to psychiatric facilities
with unbearably severe electromagnetic radiative emissions for their EHS
My earlier open letter to you regards this issue is archived with the
date 15/1/03 on Citizens Initative Omega site (via Google), followed
with your 13/2/03 response. The wording of your response ("While we
appreciate your particular difficulty in trying to assert your right to
be correctly identified as electrosensitive, our campaign will promote
the rights of people with mental illness") suggests that you do not
appreciate the vast numbers of EHS sufferers who have been subjected to
the appalling medical treatment outlined in my introduction above and
who now have to live out the rest of their lives falsely labelled with
mental illnesses they do not have. Additionally, in ignoring the entire
EHS tragic medical bungling and insisting that your campaign would not
question the validity of any mental illness labelling, EHS
patient-victims have been forced to remain firmly throughout your 2003
campaign-- although their very presence and human rights grievances were
ignored by you--with the mentally ill population. This is an absurd
situation: compelled to identify and remain with a group whose
grievances were to be addressed while then deliberately ignoring the EHS
ignoring the innumerable Human Rights violations this EHS group sought
to have redressed and most of all ignoring their voices stridently
letting you know they had been misidentified and wanted out of there in
the first place.
I believe Amnesty International's cavalier treatment of EHS persons
Human Rights during its 2003 Human Rights for the Mentally Ill campaign
has ended up wounding very deeply indeed by perpetrating further Human
Rights violations against this vast group. The only way it can now
redress the damage is by A.I. launching a campaign in our support at the
earliest opportunity, 2004 if possible.
May I suggest that such a campaign while giving comprehensive coverage
to the wide variety of Human Rights abuses suffered by EHS persons
(refer to Citizen Initiative Omega, the Swedish EHS support site,
FEB.SE, www.powerwatch.org.uk archives for numerous examples of these)
highlights two major aspects of being misdiagnosed as mentally ill:
violating the right to one's good name/libel; the redefining of selfhood
imposed on the patient/victim in such tragic cases.
Regards EHS misdiagnosis and libel: The Irish Constitution specifically
includes a citizen's basic right to have her good name upheld by the
state. I have alluded to the libellous nature in the medical error of
pronouncing a sane person insane/psychotic/paranoid schizophrenic in a
recent communication with Mr. Des Hogan, at the Irish Human Rights
Commission. As it cuts to the quick of the matter, I will quote the
relevant excerpt below:
November 8, 2003
Dear Mr. Hogan:
. . .
The concluding sentence in my August 12th appeal statement to you (a
copy of my entire statement is pasted at end of this letter) reads as
follows: "It is not an exaggeration to say that what has been done to me
is equivalent to the very worst libel and due to this medical error I
have been doomed to a quality of life that is socially and in many other
ways a death-sentence." And verily, the close to seven years that has
passed since I returned to the country of my birth, in late 1996, to be
tricked into a psychiatric ward and forced to take anti-psychotic
medication that I had a very serious reaction to, almost every day of it
has felt like a death sentence. The reason for this is due to my
hitherto good name as a sane, emotionally stable, sociable, intelligent
person being destroyed permanently by that medical misdiagnosis in Cork.
I have used the word libel repeatedly to describe the permanent damage
to my reputation that I have suffered. And the Irish State has a duty to
protect the good name of each citizen from libel. In THE IRISH TIMES
article on libel and the media--"The Right to one's good name is as
important as freedom of expression" (Thursday, October 20, 2003, page
14)--barrister Jim O'Callaghan points out: "Rather than being a relic of
British colonialism, the right to one's good name was one of the
progressive provisions introduced by the drafters of Bunreacht
nahEireann. Its origins extend beyond the narrow constrains of the
English common law. . . ." He also notes: "It is difficult to see how
any self-respecting republic could remove the right of each citizen to
his or her good name."
But that deletion of my constitutional right to my good name is
precisely what was done to me, an Irish citizen, here in Ireland, and
yet I was denied all legal help by Mr. O'Callaghan's professional
associates to redress this terrible injustice! I have enumerated in
documents submitted to you how I petitioned every possible Irish legal
source and was denied help by each one!
I also noted in my appeal letter to you that it is regrettable that
instances of medical misdiagnosis of patients as
psychotics/schizophrenics has not been firmly put on the agenda of Human
Rights violations, although there are numerous anecdotal reports of such
misdiagnoses happening. Even in a recent letter to THE IRISH TIMES,
("Prisons and the mentally ill", Friday, October 31) Edward Boyne
observes that due to pressure on prison doctors' "The dangers of
misdiagnosis are considerable in these circumstances.
To certify a person as insane is a most serious step with considerable
consequences for that person's future." Yes, indeed, it is the very
worst stigma a person could be lumbered with, as I know from personal
experience! Let me quote again how Dr. Rosemary McCabe describes
society's attitude toward schizophrenia: "Society, for the most part,
regards a person with schizophrenia as somewhat disgraced and
incompetent. The label 'schizophrenia' casts doubt on one's capacity to
act as a rational human being and calls into question one's value in
society in a way which, for example, 'cancer patient' does not." (Refer
to # 11 in copy of affidavit of June 5, 2001, which I submitted to the
IHRC) My good name could not have been libelled in a worst way than this.
. . .
Even a brief report in today's The Irish Times (page 4) notes a judge's
comments on the serious consequences to one's reputation which results
from libel: "In a small community, she said, a person's good name is
priceless, and the damage done could be incalculable."
Regards the Human Rights violations ensuing from the redefining of
selfhood imposed upon a person when misdiagnosed as mentally ill, I will
offer the following quotation from an online source:
"THE POWER OF LABELS
In 1952, when the first APA Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders (DSM) appeared, there were 106 forms of psychiatric
abnormalities listed. Forty-two years later, over 300 were listed, from
'Mental Depression' and 'Schizophrenia' to such designations 'Hypoactive
Sexual Desire Disorder,' 'Disorder of Written Expression' (which
involves poor grammar and bad spelling and handwriting), and 'lexical
anhedonia' (the inability to feel pleasure while reading). What are the
implications of so labelling people?
Labels have a tendency to become self-fulfilling prophecies. People tend
to conform to the labels others apply to them, which is referred to as
the PYGMALION EFFECT. In writing of the works of Michel Foucault and Ian
Hacking, Mary Douglas writes in HOW INSITITUTIONS THINK: As fast as new
medical categories (hitherto unimagined) were invented, or new criminal
or sexual or moral categories, new kinds of people spontaneously came
forward in hordes to accept the labels and to live accordingly. The
responsiveness to new labels suggests extraordinary readiness to fall
into new slots and to let selfhood be defined. . . . People are not
merely re-labelled and newly made prominent, still behaving as they
would behave whether so labelled or not. The new people behave
differently than they ever did before. (p.100)
What precisely is this saying? It is stating bluntly that frequently
people identify with their labels. So, in the case of EHS
victim-patients being misdiagnosed as psychotics not only are they being
subjected to the worst form of libel but they also need to have
remarkably high resilience to the power of medical labelling not to
start behaving as if really mentally ill!
Please share what I have to say with your colleagues and encourage them
to give due consideration to launching a campaign in defence of the
Human Rights of EHS victims.
Cc: when required
More mobiles, and sparrows take flight
New Delhi, Nov. 30
THE wireless telecom revolution is catching on at the expense of a tiny
winged creature — the house sparrow. The tiny birds are fast
disappearing from cities "contaminated" with electromagnetic waves
arising out of increased number of mobile handsets.
According to Dr S. Vijayan, Director of the Salim Ali Centre for
Ornithology and Natural History (SACON), "A number of studies has been
conducted to find out the relationship between the increase in
electromagnetic waves and the decrease in the number of sparrows. A
positive correlation has been found between them."
"There have been studies in Spain which showed that sparrows disappear
from cities where electromagnetic contamination is very heavy," Dr
A study was initiated earlier this year in London by the British Trust
for Ornithology to investigate whether the explosion of electromagnetic
waves from portable handsets is wiping out sparrows in London. The
British study involves 30,000 birdwatchers who will examine the urban
sparrow population near cell-phone masts, where electromagnetic fields
are most concentrated.
London has witnessed a steep fall in its sparrow population — a 75 per
cent fall since 1994, which coincides with the emergence of the cell-phone.
Electromagnetic waves travel through the air to the cell-phone masts
located above tall buildings in the cities. These waves then travel to
and from between the handset and the tower while one is using the
handset, and this results in increased electromagnetic contamination in
The rapidly increasing number of cell-phone subscribers is resulting in
higher concentration level of electromagnetic waves in the air which
clashes with the earth's electromagnetic field.
Dr Vijayan also pointed out that sparrows are found to be disappearing
from areas where mobile towers are installed.
SACON has also initiated a detailed study to find out how exactly these
small birds are being affected.
"These are all circumstantial evidences. Now we need to prove how it is
exactly affecting the sparrows. My feeling is that it probably affects
their central nervous system. We are conducting studies with inputs from
various cities on the falling number of sparrows in which the effect of
electromagnetic contamination from mobile phones are also being
examined," Dr Vijayan said.
He said increased exposure to electromagnetic waves also affects small
animals. For example, in rats, it is found that the sperm count has
decreased while in the case of chicken embryonic, mortality has become
very high. There could be more examples, he added.
Thin helium ion 'microbeams' induce death in surrounding cancer cells
Well, It seems some evidence for damage due to low intensity radiation
is starting to show up!
Behalf Of Jerry Decker
Sent: Sunday, December 07, 2003 4:15 PM
Subject: [Keelynet] thin helium ion 'microbeams' induce death in surrounding
This 'btstander effect' to kill cancer cells is quite fascinating and
might be triggered with other methods, including the use of subtle
Microbeams may destroy cancer cells - Futuristic beams could kill
diseased tumors, study says
LONDON, Dec. 2 - Scientists testing the effects of microbeams have
discovered that targeting just a few cells with the futuristic beams can
cause massive destruction to other diseased cells.
'We're finding that it's possible to hit just a handful of cells with
much lower doses and let the cells' natural suicide machinery do the
rest.' - DR. KEVIN PRISE - Gray Cancer Institute
SCIENTISTS AT Britain's Cancer Research UK charity have dubbed it the
"bystander effect" because the cancer cells zapped by the microbeams not
only die but send out suicide signals to other abnormal cells, telling
them to self destruct.
"We used to assume that the only way to kill cancer cells with
radiotherapy was to hit every in Prise, of the charity's Gray Cancer
Institute in southern England, on Tuesday.
"Now we're finding that it's possible to hit just a handful of cells
with much lower doses and let the cells' natural suicide machinery do
the rest," he added in a statement.
The findings could have important implications for improving the
effectiveness of radiotherapy for cancer sufferers because hitting just
one cell with the microbeam, which launches streams of helium ions a
thousandth of a millimeter wide, has an effect on so many other cells.
Prise and his colleagues, who reported their findings in the journal
Cancer Research, tested microbeams in the laboratory on brain cancer
cells that were highly resistant to conventional radiotherapy. Although
they targeted the beam at a single cell, it had an impact and triggered
a significant proportion of other cells to commit suicide in a process
known as apoptosis.
Cancer develops when abnormal cells do not self destruct but continue
dividing and form tumors.
"If we could enhance the bystander effect within tumors, we could
develop much more effective systems of radiotherapy, perhaps using lower
doses to reduce side effects," Prise added.
"But of course it also means that even very low doses of radiation may
be doing more damage to normal cells than we'd thought, so we'll have to
look for ways of protecting healthy tissue more effectively."
An estimated 50 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer would benefit
from radiotherapy, which kills cancerous cells with tight beams or
radiation aimed at specific areas of the body.
The scientists said the bystander effect is linked to a molecule called
nitric oxide which plays a role in cell suicide. Nitric oxide seems to
be important in sending out suicide signals in cells when they are hit
"Making sure that there are high amounts of the molecule produced within
tumors may be essential to optimise the bystander effect and improve
treatments," Prise said.
"We also think the mechanisms involved in the bystander effect might be
different in healthy at protect normal tissue from radiotherapy while
leaving cancer cells more vulnerable," he added.
Screen dermatitis and electrosensitivity: Preliminary observations in
the human skin
Please, note that I have had a book chapter just published:
Johansson O, "Screen dermatitis and electrosensitivity: Preliminary
observations in the human skin", In: Electromagnetic Environments and
Health in Buildings (ed. D Clements-Croome), Spon Press, London & New
York, 2004, pp 377-389.
(Olle Johansson, assoc. prof.
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
171 77 Stockholm
Re: Fwd: The truth about EMF radiation - Implant the truth and they will
come - S...
....Maybe I missed, but don't think so....What about spatial/reflected
Microwaves and other radiance form coming from the sky/space? Not
Natural Cosmic/gamma radiation, but the kind that is generated in
Gatkona, Alaska at HAARPS and focused-beamed to the Inosphere where most
is reflected back to the Earth's Surface....in a slightly enlarged
MW/Beam. Any comments from the Professional Gallery out there to include
Artifical-reflective Source, in their equations. I would be
particularily interested in muscle/cartilage
deterioation/acclerated-loss and degenerative effects.
That's a mouthful....
Dr. Mike Castle
Castle Environmental Concepts
The Sonic Weapon of Vladimir Gavreau
I think to have - also received by another informer - "WHAT did this":
In the business of military research, Dr. Gavreau believed he had
discovered a new and previously "unknown weapon" in these infrasounds.
Aware of the natural explosives by which infrasonics are generated, Dr.
Gavreau began to speculate on the application of infrasonics as a
defense initiative. The haphazard explosive effects of natural
infrasound in thunderclaps were quite effective in demonstrating what an
artificial "thunder-maker" could do. But, how could a thunderclap be
artificially generated in a compact system? These thoughts stimulated
theoretical discussions on the possibility of producing coherent
infrasound: an infrasonic "laser".
From Dr. ANNA FUBINI medico chirurgo - specialista nell' ELENCO
PSICOTERAPEUTI Ordine dei Medici Prov.Torino via Ormea 82 Home & Office
Tel. 0039-011-6687080 10125 TORINO Italy c.f.: FBNNNA32T56L219S P.I. :
Autonomous sensing and communication in a cubic millimetre
Bush Administration Abuses Power By Prosecuting Greenpeace
Arctic Inuit say climate change is human rights abuse
Inuit hunters said Wednesday that a thawing of Arctic ice threatened
their human rights in a novel bid to raise pressure on the United States
to do more to fight global warming.
GM Crops Increase Pesticide Use
Animals Avoid GM Food, for Good Reasons
Why government must be abolished
Your innocence is no protection
Bush, Congress, and America
US faces backlash over contracts
Pull the plug on Iraq fantasy
Informant: Thomas L. Knapp
Newt Gingrich, “Americans Can’t Win In Iraq”
The losing battle for Iraqi hearts and minds
High Payments to Halliburton for Fuel in Iraq
U.S. Bars Iraq Contracts for Nations That Opposed War
The privatisation of war
Iraqis grow cynical of U.S. pledge of democracy
Is a new Iraqi civil war around the corner?
Iraq and Vietnam: Battles of will
The Bodies Come Home
A warning from deep inside the Pentagon
Australia: Journalists face jail under laws
Slowly Destroying Bill of Rights
Operation Iraqi Freedom?
U.S. - China: Quest For Peace
Kennedy, Vietnam and Iraq
From Information Clearing House
Corporate Media Ignores US Hypocrisy on War Crimes
`War on terror can't be won at expense of innocent lives'
One-third of new soldiers in Iraq army quit
Delivered Into Hell by U.S. War on Terror
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Is it not from your passions that make war within your members?
You covet but do not possess.
You kill and envy but you cannot obtain; you fight and wage war.
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