Activism Archive

Canadian Teachers Union Bans Cellphones in the Classroom

A resolution necessitating the children to switch off their cell phones in classrooms was passed by the  Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), which is the largest teachers union in Canada. This resolution was based on the grounds that the school-going children and teachers should be protected in the school premises. This was a great move on part of Ontario’s …

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Does WiFi In Schools Put The Health Of Students At Risk?

The Association of Chronic and/or Environmental Diseases and Poisoning in Italy has been protesting for more than 10 years to reduce the limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields. “Putting WiFi in schools could be social suicide,” says Francesca Romana Orlando, vice president of the campaign. Schools are facing immense health issues due to the wireless routers plugged in and around, supposedly …

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Juhi Chawla plays heroine against Cell Phone Radiation

Stepping up efforts in the movement against mobile towers in the city, Bollywood beauty and veteran, Juhi Chawla met Indian Chief Secretary of State Jayanth Banthia early this month, in an erstwhile plea to gather government support to spread awareness regarding the ill effects of radiation coming from mobile towers in India. Chawla has been championing her cause for quite …

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Leeds man’s 20 year phone masts fight

A master protester has his eyes on stopping a sixth mobile phone mast going up in his area in 20 years. Roy Bowler, from Middleton, has again been spurred into action again by proposals to build an almost 12-metre-high mast in Ring Road, Middleton – this time outside Middleton Park Golf Club. Last year Roy, 70, helped to stop Vodafone …

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BWCA cellphone tower lawsuit heads to trial

When campers in the remote Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness look up on a clear night, they expect to see spectacular starry skies, the Milky Way, maybe even some meteors or the Northern Lights. They don’t expect to see a flashing red light from the top of a cellphone tower. That’s why an environmental group is going to court Monday to …

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