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  1. I just started reading Laura’s book last night, and it is truly amazing!

    (It’s also nice to be the first person to check a new book out of the library, but that’s another topic altogether.)

  2. It’s pretty good and easy reading for the lay folks.
    And documentation up the yin yang, for Europe.
    Not the US of A, unfortunately.
    Some chapters had 100 plus references, unlike Farley’s book where she frequently sites herself.
    Laura Spoke at UC Berkeley speak last week but first they showed a movie call
    Remote Sensing made in 2001.
    It was a horrible piece of propaganda that was and long and repetitive bullsh*t, with no documentation I might add.
    The contrast effect I guess.
    So the next work that ought to be coming out is how much money are the poverty pimps getting from pimping the goverment pimps propaganda on trafficking, in the US of A.?

  3. About one month ago, the Human Trafficking office admitted that they could only find 1100 trafficking “victims” in the US in comparison to the 400,000 they estimated they would find in the 8 years the law has been in force. THe US govt has spent $1 billion on this progrma. I dont doubt that there are true cases of it, but 99% of willing adult women working for the money. Obviously, we have been sold a large bill of goods with the lies perpetuated by hysterical sensationalists.

  4. who saw this piece of shit reporting on
    MSNBC?
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3096434/

    Sex Slaves in America.

    It’s focused on San Francisco and they racially profile the Asian Massage Parlors by showing the hidden carmera footage. Again.
    And they talk about Operation Gilded Cage, (2005) and misrepresent the facts as usual.
    They didn’t mention the 59 women who got deported and how this is a sanctuary city.
    I think all this video is about mobilizing the public to pass H.R. 3887 because the TVPRA 2207/11 has been stuck all year in congress.

  5. TVPRA 2007/11 passed the house Tuesday. Below is the link for anyone who has the time to read it in in its entirety. The sections relating to the sex industry clearly conflate all sex work with sex trafficking and the consequences for all workers in our industry I believe could be quite horrific. I believe the passage of the TVPRA 2007/11 through the house should be considered an emergency and all workers and allies should mobilize before the legislation gets to the Senate for a vote.
    I want to know if the porn industry has had any concerns with this legislation. In reading the legislation , I believe sex workers who work on camera have every reason to be as concerned as the sex workers who work “off camera.”
    The most troubling aspect of this legislation is that not only does it conflate all sex work with sex trafficking but also that for the way our industry operates, where workers are frequently crossing borders to work, be it national or international, the potential for massive arrests and long periods of prison time are very distressing. Note, up to 10 years for the worker and up to 30 years for the support staff.
    Any body else feeling this?

    http://frwebgate.access.gpo.gov/cgi-bin/getdoc.cgi?dbname=110_cong_bills&docid=f:h3887rh.txt.pdf

    Lisa Roellig
    Erotic Service Providers Union

  6. […] Roellig, on December 7th, 2007 at 5:57 pm […]

  7. Lisa- I am going to repost your comment as it’s own comment on the blog. This is so important!

  8. […] Roellig, on December 7th, 2007 at 5:57 pm […]

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