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POLARIS FORUM AND GIVING UP YOUR 5TH AMENDMENT RIGHTS

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Has everyone forgot a little detail called the 5th amendment in this country?  

First of all, prostitution in the USA everywhere but a few tiny counties in Nevada is ILLEGAL.  Forced or not, many of the things sex trafficking victims are forced to do are ILLEGAL.  Even if it's a matter of unreported earnings to the IRS - we're still talking a possible criminal charge here could be over one's head.

Now unless that survivor has gone completely through the legal system and it's been determined by their lawyers there aren't any possible ways they can have a case come up on them in the future, or that they may be called upon to become an "informant" in an ongoing case, there are good sound solid reasons why a survivor would want to remain "anonymous" about who they are and what they've experienced.

Do I have to remind people what happened to Celeste Guap?  She wasn't supposedly a "criminal" but a "victim".  She spoke up in …

OP-ED ON ASHTON KUTCHER SPEAKING AT THE SENATE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

I’m writing in response to watching Ashton Kutcher testify at the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations not just on the issue of child abuse, but also about the issue of sex trafficking.   I can’t begin to express how offended I am by what I witnessed which in my opinion is actually an illustration of what the core problem is.  
Because I was witnessing a white male of wealth and celebrity who is not a survivor of either child abuse nor sex trafficking, a man who created a company which is soliciting donations on it’s website I’d like to ad, get up and speak FOR us in a meeting which we were NOT even invited to watch, let alone participate in.
Who am I?  I’m just the founder of this very movement for one thing.  I have news clips up verifying this statement at www.hightechmadam.com  For another, I run the oldest, and largest, group of survivors in the world - Sex Workers Anonymous.   
Back in 1984, a person labeled a “prostitute” or “sex worker” was a target on many levels.  We were the …

OPEN LETTER TO ASHTON KUTCHER

Jody Williams, Founder & Director Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly “Prostitutes Anonymous”) www.sexworkersanonymous.com www.swan-fellowship.us www.sexualexploitationanonymous.com (702) 488-1127 Cell/Text February 21, 2017
Ashton Kutcher Via Twitter/Facebook
Re:                         Your Sex Trafficking Testimony
Dear Mr. Kutcher:
Thank you for the words you expressed about who we are in this fight.  Now maybe a white male with money has stepped up to defend our cause – now maybe someone will listen to our voices.  I agreed with you when seeing the same things – we are not “whores”, nor “prostitutes” but in fact the product of those around us in power.  I learned from Noam Chomsky the power of not only words, but the power of who is saying them.  You Mr. Kutcher are not “one of us” and in fact are part of the problem.

You expressed how the child had her experience defined for her as "playtime" by her abuser.  The system of abuse itself involves those in power over us defining for u…

OPEN LETTER TO ASTON KUTCHER FROM FOUNDER OF SEX WORKERS ANONYMOUS

Jody Williams, Founder & Director Sex Workers Anonymous (formerly “Prostitutes Anonymous”) www.sexworkersanonymous.com www.swan-fellowship.us www.sexualexploitationanonymous.com (702) 488-1127 Cell/Text February 21, 2017
Aston Kutcher Via Twitter/Facebook
Re:                         Your Sex Trafficking Testimony
Dear Mr. Kutcher:
Thank you for the words you expressed about who we are in this fight.  Now maybe a white male with money has stepped up to defend our cause – now maybe someone will listen to our voices.  I agreed with you when seeing the same things – we are not “whores”, nor “prostitutes” but in fact the product of those around us in power.  I learned from Noam Chomsky the power of not only words, but the power of who is saying them.  You Mr. Kutcher are not “one of us” and in fact are part of the problem.

You expressed how the child had her experience defined for her as "playtime" by her abuser.  The system of abuse itself involves those in power over us defining for u…

NEVADA NUMBERS ON THE NATIONAL TRAFFICKING HOTLINE RESOURCE LISTING

On Tuesday 11/8/16 at 5:15 pm I went to the Nevada National Trafficking Hotline List of Resources and started calling to see who would be in if there was a crisis after hours.   The results I got were:
Alameda Prosecutor's Office – Celeste Guap is what happened with them.  Need I say more?
Alliance for Community Transformation Hotline – no answer
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Voicemail saying “will return your call within two days) when you push #1 for legal assistance
Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach – Voicemail
Awaken – Voicemail
CAST – doesn't have “resources in Nevada”.  The operator said they can “only help if you relocate to California”. 
National CAST Hotline (888) 373-7888 – was on hold for five minutes listening to music.
Community Against Sexual Harm – Voicemail
Community Violence Solutions - Disconnected
Courage Worldwide – not taking intakes until the fall on recording.
Fresno Central Valley – youth shelter for those under 18 years of age in Fresno, Ca…

WHY YOUR CONFIDENTIALITY IS IMPORTANT AS A SURVIVOR

Please note what this article says - http://www.biospace.com/News/merck-kgaa-release-company-and-palantir-launch-new/444170/company_profile.aspx?CompanyID=1530

It states that Palantir Technologies is now working with Merck Pharmaceuticals.  If any of you follow my blog - you'll note I've told you I'm receiving a lot of phone calls from survivors who are being put into experimental research studies - some of which are considered "off label".  

Palantir Technologies is a company that essentially is the CIA today.   https://www.palantir.com/about/  They crunch data for them anyway.  Same thing.

Palantir has provided Polaris with a large grant.  https://www.fastcompany.com/3008097/where-are-they-now/google-palantir-salesforce-fight-human-traffickers  This article talks about how Google and Palantir are now considered "partners" of Polaris.  

Polaris runs the National Trafficking Hotline.  Please note their privacy policy with respect to people who contact them,…

Letter to Christian Broadcasting about Sex Trafficking

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Dear 700 Club, Daystar TV, and Joyce Meyer Ministries:
When I first heard God's voice telling me to start what became the domestic sex trafficking revolution in this country back in the 1980's - I had reached out to your various shows/channels asking if I could bring on some of our "success" stories to the Christian community like I was doing on talk shows such as Donahue (you can see some of these shows at www.tinyurl.com/sexworkersanonymous)



Despite sending your various producers media kits to try and get us on some Christian programming, we were glossed over.  I thought maybe you didn't want to address the issue of sex trafficking at first - until I started seeing people coming on your stations/shows who were complete frauds such as Samoly Mam and William Hillar.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/man-who-profited-from-fabricated-military-resume-is-sentenced-to-21-months/2011/08/30/gIQAnKHfqJ_story.html?utm_term=.017ffacbcce7
When no one would believe me t…

WHY THEY'RE REALLY SHUTTING DOWN BACKPAGE

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http://www.backpage.com/statements/Children-of-the-Night-Statement.pdf

I came across this and after reading it my first reaction was "ditto".

Lois Lee had created "Children of the Night" in 1979.  I was 19 years old then and living in the same city as Lois.  I witnessed her creation of that program from her tiny apartment to the program it is today literally from the day it was just an idea Lois had.

I've spoken a few times about what Los Angeles was like in 1979.  If you know what it was like back then - then you know why Lois felt compelled to do what she did to launch her program.  I was witnessing the same war zone Lois was - and I agree - this was a war zone that existed long before Backpage or Craigslist ever existed.

I was actually right on the border of being one of Lois' clients.  I say that because I ran away from home when I was 13 years old myself in 1973.  Like so many youth who run away, I was being sexually abused by my father while being physica…