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Sheila Dean is the blog editor for 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 . 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.

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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 8, 2013
5-11 Campaign wraps operations NEWS RELEASE - Digital privacy and identity rights campaign ceases operations later this month.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, October 6, 2012
NIST Grantmaking Evades Privacy - Steering Accountability For Online ID Initiative Government and business interests amid an NIST steering committee nearly uprooted public interest group representations the week NSTIC grants were awarded to contractors retrofitting government issue ID for smart phones and other privacy troubled devices.
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SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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?
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2012
The Militarized American Experience Encouraging words about spending years as a civilian in a military dictatorship engineered by the US government.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, March 16, 2012
The Power to End Real ID and National ID Mandates; Use It or Lose It Real ID will be evaluated in Congress next week by March 21st, 2012. Speak up now to end a national identity mandate. Congress is required to listen.
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, February 26, 2012
REAL ID: The Big Data concession stand v. "Mexican Terrorist" with drivers licenses Alabama and other states are bending to federal regulations over falsehoods governing mass data.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 22, 2011
Expect multiplied dissent by way of indefinite US military detention and human rights errors It may now be exceedingly apparent by now that locking up Americans and throwing out the Justice System with the bathwater is a good military solution to Obama's advisors.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 30, 2011
POLL: Should we repeal the Real ID Act? Today many Americans are losing the ability to drive legally as a consequence of the Real ID Act. Should we repeal it?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 24, 2011
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.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, November 17, 2011
Customs and Border patrol claim 75% of U.S. citizens agree with unreleased US-Canadian proposal According to Canadian press outlets, to unveil a Beyond The Borders trilateral security proposal featuring a 30 point plan has been deferred to a later date in December, 2011. Nevertheless, Canada's Post-Leader reported US Customs and Border Patrol administration state 3 out of 4 Americans agree with the proposal and there is bi-partisan support from the US Congress.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 14, 2011
It's not an abortion when Anne Coulter has one There is a double standard issued routinely by neo-conservatives; which is absolutist rule for them and whatever you get for you.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 30, 2011
SAUDI POLICE BEGIN ARRESTING WOMEN DRIVERS IN NIGHTTIME RAIDS Saudi Arabian police arrested five women for driving on Tuesday for the first time since dozens of women began testing the ban on driving on June 17, according to reports by local Saudi media.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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."
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        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.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, February 28, 2011
ACTION ALERT: Spread the truth and defund the Real ID Act Right now, we really need you to raise your voice again, to spread the truth and to ask Congress to defund Real ID.

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