More From the DC March!

San Francisco Day to End Violence Live Videos

These are the raw, archived videos from the livestream of the event. More polished, edited video to come:

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Sadie Lune performs “I Want You” & Kirk Read welcomes us to 850 Bryant

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Shelly on her experiences with the law enforcement, Acire from SWOP-Sacramento, Melissa Gira reads sex workers’ demands, & Naomi Akers from St. James Infirmary

December 17th Media Round-Up

Washington DC:

Sex Workers Criticize Law Enforcement- Washington Post

Dozens of sex workers marched through the streets of downtown Washington yesterday, demanding better treatment from law enforcement officials of prostitutes who become crime victims.

What Sex Workers Want – News Week

Prostitution is legal in only a few parts of Nevada, but legalization initiatives elsewhere in the United States have failed. On Nov. 4, San Franciscans voted down a proposal that would have prevented city government from using city funds to prosecute either johns or prostitutes. Sex worker activists and the San Francisco Democratic Party supported the legalization efforts. But whether legalization would help reduce violence against sex workers is unclear.

London:

Sex worker singalong – New Statesman

Whether it’s a group of sex workers gathering together to share an evening of informal solidarity, to public actions; from the confrontational – a mass die-in in Chicago in 2007 – to the quirky – carol-singing hookers scampering round Soho in Father Christmas hats, this evening (17 December) in London.

Sydney:

Bringing sex workers into the light – LiveNews

Yesterday morning I joined a group of Sydneysiders gathered at a Darlinghurst café for some morning tea.

Like any other group they basked in the sun passing around chocolate biscuits, sipping on coffee and puffing on cigarettes.

Nova Scotia:

Gathering marks sex workers’ deaths – The Chronicle Herald

Current and former sex workers from around Halifax Regional Municipality will gather privately today to remember others who have been killed in the sex trade.

Calgary:

Sex workers face violence: Expert – Metro

Jayme knows the stigmatism surrounding the sex-trade industry, but she knows the dangers within the industry even more.

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National March For Sex Workers Rights Video

We’re drunk and we’re celebrating and it took us a while to get the fucking video up and it’s rough but d.c. was amazing today! Here’s a taste of what happened today…more to come later. The March was a great success! Today, sex workers of all colors, all genders, and all religions joined together  in support of ending violence against sex workers.