Archive for the ‘IUSW Activist Posts’ Category

A letter from an Irish Seworker. please read and publish.

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Today Ireland’s Justice Committee is to start hearings on prostitution legislation. You can watch online, they are taking place in Committee Room 2 from 2 p.m. G.M.T. onwards. All of the organisations invited are members of anti-sex work coalition Turn Off the Red Light (TORL). TORL initially announced the news of these hearings last month, […]

Laura Lee and Lord Morrow on BBC Spotlight argue about criminalising clients

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Lord Morrow would like to criminalise sex workers clients, and impoverish end endanger the vulnerable in society.  This BBC Northern Ireland  put the the case for and against the criminalisation of sex workers clients.  Laura Lee was interviewed for this 30 minute television documentary.   Part 1   Part 2   Part 3

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 […]

Sex for Sale Ban will put lives at risk

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

This article appeared in the  Highland News  paper.  It appeared because there is a proposal to criminalise the purchase of sex, an implementation of the Swedish Law. A high profile call girl who regularly entertains clients in Inverness is warning a local MSP’s bid to outlaw buying sex in Scotland could put the lives of prostitutes in danger. Laura […]

Free advice and support on Criminal Prosecution for sexworkers through GMB membership

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

FREE ADVICE AND SUPPORT ON CRIMINAL PROSECUTION FROM AWARD WINNING LEGAL FIRM now included as automatic benefit of GMB membership (Branch I50 only) membership just £6.50/month – download a membership form [clicking here downloads a pdf]

Ground-breaking trial redefines obscenity law.

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

7th January 2012 For immediate release. Ground-breaking trial redefines obscenity law.  The International Union of Sex Workers is delighted by the unanimous verdicts of “not guilty” on all counts in the trial of Michael Peacock that concluded at Southwark Crown Court on Friday 6th January. Michael’s courage and determination in pursuing this case was the […]

Sex-positive feminism vs. anti-pornography feminism

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

A few recent videos.  The first from ZJemptv girlfriend Heather purports to compare extreme feminists with sex positive feminists. It though is very much from the sex work abolitionist  view point.  It even takes a recent poster from Turn Off the Blue Light poster campaign and accuses them of cherry picking sex workers. As if Sex-Negative feminists don’t […]

Google and its anti sex work stance

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

We love Google, we all use Google and look for good rankings in Google search to advertise are business.  Google can do no evil, or can it. Google can be a hindrance to sex workers.   Google does not allow paid adverts for escort services.  Try entering London Escort in search, and for the paid for adverts […]

NUS: Students turning to prostitution to fund studies

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Greater numbers of students in England are turning to prostitution to fund their education, the National Union of Students (NUS) claims. The NUS also says students are turning to gambling and taking part in medical experiments to fund their studies. It says increased living costs and fees, and cuts to the education maintenance allowance, play […]