Archive for the ‘Sex work friends’ Category

In support of Irish sexworkers in their hour of need

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

How To Blog Anonymously (and how not to)

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

This article of posting anonymously has was written by Brook Magnanti and is posted with her express permission. How To Blog Anonymously (and how not to) Further to yesterday’s post, this is a list of thoughts prompted by a request from Linkmachinego on the topic of being an anonymous writer and blogger. Maybe not exactly a how-to (since [...]

Decriminalise prostitution for safety’s sake!

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

KEY SPEAKER: TIM BARNETT New Zealand MP who introduced decriminalisation He is in London only for one day. Don’t miss him! Tent City University, Occupy London Stock Exchange, St Paul’s, EC4M 8AD Tim Barnett sponsored the 2003 Prostitution Reform Act which decriminalised prostitution in New Zealand, making it the first country to do so. This [...]

San Francisco sex workers run poster campaign

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

The St James Infirmary in San Francisco is running a poster campaign with the tag line of Someone you know is a sex worker. The campaign is their first major media campaign featuring local sex workers to raise public awareness about sex workers rights.  The campaign is based on a number of photographs of sex workers with different slogans. [...]

Niki Adams and Sheila Farmer, speaking at SLUTWALK

Saturday, October 1st, 2011

June 11 was the London slut walk, Niki Adams from the English Collective of Prostitutes condemns the UK laws and the police for the danger prostitutes are put in.  Shelia Farmer also speaks from personal experience on what happens to us when we work together for safety.  We can end up going to prison,  loose [...]

Sheila Farmer’s case delayed again

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Sheila Farmer’s case is now not starting on Monday 5 September. We expect it to start on Thursday 8 September but we shall not know definitely until Wednesday and will send out again then.

Protest Sheila Farmer prosecution

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Dear friends, We have asked you to write before in support of Sheila Farmer demanding that her prosecution for brothel-keeping be dropped. We ask now if you can please write again. Ms Farmer’s case has been widely publicised: despite her ill health she spoke to 5000 people at the SlutWalk march in Trafalgar Sq on [...]

American campaign group to fund pro sex work bill board

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

SWAAY- Sex Work Activists, Allies And You are raising money to fund a billboard in a prominent location in LA.  SWAAY set up by furrygirl is looking to raise $7300 by August 17.  The idea of the billboard is in response to increasing pressures from anti-sex worker campaigns this summer, SWAAY would like friends and [...]

Scarlet Alliance turns 21! Party at NSW Parliament House Nov 24th 1pm-5.30pm

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Scarlet Alliance turns 21! Party at NSW Parliament House Nov 24th 1pm-5.30pm It has come to our attention that the many people involved in the movement for sex worker rights over the last 21 years may not be aware this celebration is taking place. Please promote this among e-lists, forums, and to any colleagues you [...]

Note to anti-prostitutionists: Sex worker movements are nothing to sneer at

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Laura Agustin has asked for her repudiation to claims made in a book published by a sex work prohibitionist feminist to be disseminated as broadly as possible. The IUSW is happy therefore to publish her response on their website.  You will also see that Eckman has made unfounded allegations about the IUSW and GMB which [...]