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Sheila Dean is the blog editor for BeatTheChip.org and speaks for the 5-11 Campaign, an anti-national ID advocacy campaign.
Sheila promotes American Bill of Rights retention and deliverance from the federal banking system. She also produces podcasts featured at Beat The Chip.org . She openly supports trans-partisan and grassroots movements with aims to rise above 2 party deadlocks in Washington. Her priorities are: war reform, monetary reform, ecological conservation, civil & human rights, civil liberty and truth in reporting.
Some of the organizations she has helped are: World Can't Wait, The Los Angeles National Impeachment Center, Dennis Kucinich, 9-11 Truth, Author Michael Weinstein, David Swanson, Ron Paul, and Focus The Nation.
She currently lives in the Seattle Metro are with her partner, John P. Edwards, a VFX supervisor.
Shava Nerad's memorial to Aaron Swartz
Tending fires of Internet Liberty is a longterm task that belongs to all who enjoy those freedoms now. We are Aaron's legacy. We are the guardians of the future of Internet freedom.
"It is part of the principles of formal nonviolence theory that you must not hold the passive evil as irredeemable and non-negotiable. This is what the truth and reconciliation process is about, " says MIT organizer Shava Nerad.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Why you shouldn't let Big Data run with federated ID
Perhaps by overstating the obvious it might mirror exactly how obnoxious it is to hear the Dept. of Commerce's privacy apologists tell us how "okay" it will be if we just allow them decide what's private and endorse federated ID for the Net along with them.
5 Signs You Are Dealing with Real ID in 2012
May 11th, 2012 will mark four years since DHS' original deadline challenge to States to comply with Real ID regulations. The law became virtually unenforceable as a national identity system, but are citizens and residents really free and clear of the negative impacts stemming from Real ID?
Current Events or Undertow? Riding out the rising tide of disgust
There's a certain point when you realize you are merely surfing large waves of uncontrollable events. One can reach a point where the cascade of reports automatically transport you from observer to participant. These are the situations where local authorities become abusive to hometown communities.
Broad coalitions gather over the Legal Workforce Act markup
At least 2 national groups have organised campaigns expressing concerns about the Legal Workforce Act, a bill being heard in Thursday's House Judiciary Committee. The bill would mandate that States adopt E-Verify technologies , require employers to verify workers social security numbers in a USCIS database and use a new infrastructure integrating State drivers license records with I-9 and W-2 information.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
OpBart televised coverage plagued with fatigue, excuses
As the sun sank, agent provacateurs could not be distinguished from the rest of the crowds: firecrackers were lit, bottles broken and even reports of spitting on BART riders and police. Cameras were present from every television station in San Francisco, and to their shame no one was feeding live news to the web.
Eleven Privacy and Civil Liberties Groups Urge U.S. to Uphold Privacy Values in E.U. Negotiations
U.S. privacy groups have reached out to their European counterparts, privacy and civil liberties NGOs, and are working with them to see that the strongest possible agreement is reached. It should reflect broader interests of both populations, rather than, as their letter to
President Obama put it, "the narrow, questionable desires of bureaucratic security agencies for ever more data about individuals."
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Birthers may doubt your citizenship
What would life be like in America if a political group could simply doubt you out of your citizenship and subsequently, your rights? What would happen if they didn't like: your race, your parents, your State of origin or who you were married to? If the Birthers were a smashing success, you could share President Obama's fate.
Thursday, March 3, 2011
ACTION ALERT: Spread the truth and defund the Real ID Act
Many of you have been committed to actions which helped to combat a dangerous national ID card program in the US. Right now, we really need you to raise your voice again, to spread the truth and to ask Congress to defund Real ID.