Newsletter (13 December 2003)

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

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

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:

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:


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.


Imelda O’Connor

Cc:  when required


More mobiles, and sparrows take flight

Ambarish Mukherjee

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 Vijayan added.

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 air.

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.

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!


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Subject: [Keelynet] thin helium ion 'microbeams' induce death in surrounding cancer cells

Hola Folks!

This 'btstander effect' to kill cancer cells is quite fascinating and might be triggered with other methods, including the use of subtle energy devices;

Microbeams may destroy cancer cells - Futuristic beams could kill diseased tumors, study says

LONDON, Dec. 2

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.

Cancer develops when abnormal cells do not self destruct but continue dividing and form tumors.

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 by radiation.

"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 and cancerous tissue, so it might be possible to develop drugs that protect normal tissue from radiotherapy while leaving cancer cells more vulnerable," he added.


Screen dermatitis and electrosensitivity: Preliminary observations in the human skin

Dear All,

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.

Best regards



(Olle Johansson, assoc. prof.

The Experimental Dermatology Unit

Department of Neuroscience

Karolinska Institute

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 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. : 01280630011


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