By Sylvia Slegers
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Apeldoorn, a city with 165,000 inhabitants in the province of Gelderland in the center of the country, has been transformed into the Netherlands’ first “smart city” – new speech for surveillance city – by the World Economic Forum (WEF) without consulting residents. An unknown Austrian company, RadioLED, has built a 5G network in the city based on a secret agreement with the municipality.
The municipality receives no revenue from the project, and the responsibility lies with RadioLED, with notorious offshore center Liechtenstein as their operations center. This company also manages the data from thousands of sensors that accompany the citizens of Apeldoorn wherever they go.
Apeldoorn Smart City is just one of the many projects that WEF is implementing in the Netherlands. The network organization from Switzerland is intertwined through many tentacles with Dutch politicians – from Queen Maxima to Sigrid Kaag and Mark Rutte – who are implementing the globalist agenda of the great leader Klaus Schwab, the ‘Great Reset’.
Schwab seeks a global “4th industrial revolution” that would lead, among other things, to a “digital identity” for every inhabitant of the planet and even to a fusion of humans and technology (transhumanism) through the implantation of chips in the human body.
(Klaus Schwab and Google co-founder Sergej Brin)
However, criticism of the WEF’s influence is growing. The organization is undemocratic, and the agenda its ambassadors implement in the Netherlands is not subject to parliamentary or public debate.
Schwab himself makes no secret of his influence. In a 2017 interview at Harvard, he openly states that the WEF intrudes on governments. “At a reception for Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau, I found that half of his cabinet had participated in my Young Global Leader program,” he said.
The same is true for the government teams of Argentina and France. The WEF offers training for “political talent” that has been taken in the past by numerous heads of state and government, including Angela Merkel, Emmanuel Macron, Nicolas Sarkozy, Tony Blair and Bill Gates.
“Schwab can call any world leader,” WEF member Ben Verwaayen, an officer of the Order of Orange-Nassau, said in an interview.
CITIZENS ON THE SIDELINES
In Apeldoorn, Austrian technology company RadioLED became the first company in the Netherlands to launch a public 5G network. But what this company does with the data it collects about Apeldoorn’s citizens and what other agreements it has with the municipality is being kept secret. Inquiries to the city yielded nothing.
Apeldoorn is the first municipality in the Netherlands to start its smart city project at the end of 2021. A project in which the city – in collaboration with technology company RadioLED – will be equipped with a superfast and free public 5G network, traffic lights that ensure cyclists don’t have to wait too long for a green light when it’s raining, traffic lights at an intersection that indicate whether another road user is approaching, and sensors that monitor the cleanliness of the air.
All of this is intended to contribute to a livable city and address issues of sustainability, climate, housing, and transportation. Proponents say, “Clever, it makes city living more efficient, easier, and more fun.”
But what do the people know about the RadioLED company? What does the Smart City project actually entail, and who will benefit? How many antennas will there be, and where will they be placed? Do citizens have a say? When will it be the turn of the rest of the Netherlands? And also: what about privacy, and what are the health risks?
RadioLED is an Austrian technology company that develops, builds, and operates wireless networks in the Netherlands and abroad using its own patented technology.
To implement the Smart City project, the municipality of Apeldoorn and RadioLED signed a secret agreement in 2021, giving RadioLED permission to install 500 small transmitters (square white boxes) on lampposts. The cost so far is 1.7 million euros. The project was initiated by the World Economic Forum WEF.
The number of white boxes in public outdoor areas will be expanded in the future. The total cost of this project is estimated at 17.8 million euros and will be borne entirely by RadioLED.
The company does not specify how this investment will be recouped, but it is obvious that it is about collecting and selling data. A lucrative business in which the citizens have to foot the bill. The municipality of Apeldoorn receives no revenue from the Smart City project, all profits go to RadioLED.
Thus, complete control of the Smart City project is in the hands of an unknown Austrian technology company. However, the website of the municipality of Apeldoorn states that it is shaping the Smart City project “together with residents, businesses, educational and knowledge institutions.”
But then why did the municipality enter into a secret agreement with RadioLED? And why does the municipality of Apeldoorn respond to questions from citizens by announcing that they should contact RadioLED with questions about the content of the Smart City project? And are residents really waiting for this smart city project?
The members of the ‘Werkgroep Bezorgde Burgers’ (Concerned Citizens Workgroup) certainly do not. One of the initiatives of this working group is the petition “Stop Smart City Apeldoorn and the rollout of the boxes of RadioLED”, calling on the Apeldoorn authorities to immediately stop the implementation of the Smart City until citizens are fully informed and given a say, and until there is clarity on liability for privacy and/or health damages.
The secret contract Apeldoorn signed with RadioLED is strongly reminiscent of the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ agreement – also secret at the time – with telecommunications companies, which stipulated that municipalities would be left out of the loop and that the Dutch population could not object to the deployment of (future) wireless communication networks.
Although Apeldoorn is the first municipality in the Netherlands to implement the Smart City project, this project is also on the agenda in the other municipalities. However, the political debate on the radiation and 5G dossier in The Hague has been hushed up.
However, the report “5G and Health”, published by the Health Council 2020, shows that the impact of 5G on health has not yet been researched in part, that the actual health risks are not known, and that a link between 5G and health damage for several diseases cannot be ruled out.
This, in effect, makes us the guinea pig. This report was on the House of Commons agenda three times in late 2020, but the discussion was postponed each time. Since then, no politician has returned to it.
The first phase of the 5G (700, 1400, and 2100 MHz auction) is now a fact. The proceeds for the state: 1.23 billion euros. The second phase (auction of 3.5 GHz) is scheduled for the end of 2022. This will bring nationwide coverage through a comprehensive network of 5G small cells (micro antennas).
This will literally land our privacy on the street, and the door to the surveillance state will be wide open.
This post is mirrored and was first published on deanderekrant.