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Democracy Now interview on Nation investigation 4/5/18, Part 2: How Big Wireless war-gamed the science on risks, while making customers addicted to their phones (VIDEO)

“…they were told 20 years ago that this could cause cancer in kids, and they kept doing it. Think about that. Think about that.” — Mark Hertsgaard From Democracy Now April 5, 2018 Video at above link. Guests:  Mark Hertsgaard, … Continue reading

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Democracy Now interview on Nation investigation 4/5/18: Part 1 — How the Wireless Industry convinced the public that cellphones are safe & cherry-picked research on risks (VIDEO)

From Democracy Now April 5, 2018 Video at link above. Guests:  Mark Hertsgaard, Environment correspondent and investigative editor for The Nation Article: “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe” Transcript This is a rush transcript. Copy may … Continue reading

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Capitol Weekly picks AT&T’s Bill Devine as 11th most influential person in Sacramento

Capitol Weekly publishes a yearly list of the top 100 influential behind-the-scenes power players in state government. AT&T lobbyist Bill Devine was rated #11 for 2017. Capitol Weekly describes him as “ubiquitous in Capitol corridors,” “AT&T’s Field General.” The Los … Continue reading

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AARP: Illinois telecom bill means end of affordable, reliable landline telephones

From AARP Illinois, PR Newswire PDF  May 31, 2017 PDF May 25, 2017  — on previous bill May 31, 2017 Passage of SB1839 opens door to safety and security concerns for 1.2 million landline customers Statement by AARP Illinois Director of … Continue reading

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Illinois surprise: AT&T and legislators eliminate landline phone service. Will Gov. Rauner sign or veto?

On May 31, Amendment 5 eliminating landlines in Illinois was introduced and added to a coal mining safety bill — SB 1839—  then voted on and passed — the same day — by both houses of the Illinois legislature. For … Continue reading

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California legislators meet with telecom lobbyists at hush-hush event on eve of 5G bill

Timing is everything. Last weekend, May 6-7, California Democrat Party Assemblymembers gathered for a lavish telecom industry fund-raising and lobbying event at Pebble Beach — the Speakers Cup. Hosted by the Speaker of the California Assembly – currently, Assemblyman Anthony … Continue reading

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Lobbyists go after Attorneys General; why some investigations go nowhere or don’t happen at all

From the New York Times, October 28, 2015 By Eric Lipton NYT series: Courting Favor The Peoples’ Lawyers Emails detail interactions between the office of Attorney General Pam Bondi of Florida and a law firm trying to sway her. When … Continue reading

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