‘We are not forced to sell sex, we want to’ – hookers’ fury after Soho brothel raids

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SEX is why people go to Soho – even if they don’t know it. By Jaymi McCann / Published 28th April 2014 SEX INDUSTRY: Working girls in Soho say they are being unfairly targeted [GETTY] The millions of revellers who descend on the central … Continue reading

Sex workers join ‘Soho Hobo’ video shoot on day of protest against brothel raids by police

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Scenes on Sunday at the filming of Tim Arnold’s single The Piccadilly Trot Published: 4 April, 2014 by ALINA POLIANSKAYA SEX workers joined Soho’s artisan community in a day of protest against police brothel raids as they took to the streets … Continue reading

Soho Sex Workers Hold Biggest Ever Protest Against Brothel Raids

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MAR 2014 Monday 31ST posted by Morning Star in Britain English Collective of Prostitutes joined by artists, actors and musicians to fight ‘ham-fisted’ police action Soho sex workers held “their biggest protest to date” in London’s Piccadilly yesterday against recent raids on brothels. Musicians, actors, … Continue reading

How Paul Raymond’s riches are being used to drive the sex out of Soho

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Paul Raymond, with the”Bunny Girls” of King magazine, in the 1960s Damian Whitworth Published at 12:01AM, March 26 2014 The late porn baron’s company wants to redevelop London’s village of vice — but without the sex, will it lose its … Continue reading

Channel 4 News: ECP & Melissa Gira Grant on sex workers’ safety & against criminalisation

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See video here. TUESDAY 25 MARCH 2014 UK Prostitution: should the laws be reformed? As sex workers from across Europe gather at the House of Commons to argue against proposals to criminalise their clients, Channel 4 News asks one woman what effect … Continue reading

Vicar says Soho community feels police ‘were not honest’ about brothel raids operation

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Members of the English Collective of Prostitutes were joined by Soho residents on Wednesday in a noon protest against the raids. They also collected signatures in opposition to a move in the European Parliament to criminalise sex workers’ clients. Below, … Continue reading

Protest criminalisation & police raids vs sex workers TOMORROW 11am

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STOP CRIMINALISATION: SAFETY FIRST PROTEST AGAINST RAIDS, EVICTIONS AND CRIMINALISATION. Walkers Court, Soho. Wednesday 26 February, 11am-12pm.         A motion by MEP Mary Honeyball to criminalise sex workers’ clients is being voted on in Europe tomorrow Wednesday … Continue reading

Judge overturns decision to shut down BROTHEL after prostitutes prove they were not being forced to work there

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Two flats raided in London’s Red Light district last December by 200 police Officers believed sex workers were being illegally controlled for gain However, judge has quashed closure on two flats in Brewer Street, Soho Said there was no evidence … Continue reading

Closure of Soho brothels raises risks for women, says local priest

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Police operation condemned with claims that it will ‘push sex workers back on to the streets’ Mark Townsend The Observer, Sunday 23 February 2014 Jump to comments (189) A parish priest in Soho’s red-light district in London has claimed that the behaviour of police during raids on local … Continue reading