United States; Trafficking – a justification for increased deportations and a moralistic crusade against prostitution


1. The public’s understandable concern for victims of trafficking including young people is being used to promote a moralistic and dangerous crusade against prostitution. The anti-trafficking campaign allied with law enforcement and the religious right claims that all prostitution is rape/sexual exploitation. It … Continue reading

United States: In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety Project


In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety For women who work the streets, massage parlors, clubs, in a house, as dancers, escorts, mistresses, models, on parole…it’s ok to use your working name or any other name – we respect your privacy. We … Continue reading

United States: San Francisco press conference against cuts


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Rachel West, In Defence of Prostitute Women’s Safety, (project of US Prostitutes Collective and Legal Action for Women) speaking at a press conference on the steps of City Hall, San Francisco, against cuts in funding to groups addressing violence against … Continue reading

United States: US PROStitutes Collective model letter to oppose trafficking bill in Congress


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Dear Friends, The US PROStitutes Collective has asked the Global Women’s Strike to circulate a model letter to Senators opposing provisions in HR 3887, the William Wilberforce Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2007. The law is currently before the … Continue reading

United States: Mobilize against anti-sex censorship passing for anti-trafficking


By US Prostitutes Collective, Thursday, 11 August 2011 at 23:53 Defend Village Voice under attack for adult ads. Protest Women’s Funding Network undermining sex workers’ rights & safety. Village Voice is under attack for running Backpage.com the on-line adult classified ads … Continue reading

United States: Sex workers groups and other oppose protest of Craigslist


STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…STOP PRESS…Thursday July 8, 2010 Contact: Rachel West (US PROS)  415-640-4250   Sex workers groups and others oppose protest of Craigslist US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) and others will be holding a counter protest at Craigslist today at … Continue reading

United States: Debating Whether It’s a Crime to Rest on San Francisco’s Sidewalks


SAN FRANCISCO — Starchild, a self-described sex worker and a candidate for San Francisco supervisor, says there is absolutely no reason that his beloved city needs any more rules. “I think that with a lot of laws, half of it is … Continue reading

United States: Stand-In against Arrests and Sit/Lie


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On a busy sidewalk in San Francisco’s Polk Street neighborhood on May 20, about 25 people took part in a “Stand-In” to protest the arrests of sex workers and “Sit/Lie” – a proposed bill to make it illegal to sit or … Continue reading

United States: Activists – Stop Cracking Down on Prostitution


By Traci Grant NBCBayArea.com updated 2:19 p.m. ET Feb. 8, 2010 In many cities, members of the community would take to the streets to call their police department to task for not addressing an increase in prostitutes walking the streets. But in … Continue reading