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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

TRUMP AND WOMEN

I've been hearing the slams against Trump lately about his "attitude's towards women" and I want to weigh in on this.  As someone who has answered the hotline for www.sexworkersanonymous.com for 30 years, I talk to a lot of women.  When I lived on the east coast - I talked to a lot of women who had dealings with Trump during the 1990's.  I honestly never heard anything about his behavior other than he "was generous with beautiful women".

Contrast that to the repeated stories of rape and beatings done to women by Mike Tyson, all of which were being unreported to the police because he was doing this to prostitutes who we know don't stand a chance in court - and can we talk about Mike Tyson or Bill Cosby or even Martha Stewart's dancing with Snoop Doog WHO STILL HASN'T APOLOGIZED TO HIS VICTIMS during his 2003 "pimping revival fantasy tour" confessed to in Rolling Stone that we rescued victims from?

Can we talk about men who have done real, serious, damage to many women who still haven't been held accountable please?

The claims against Bill Cosby came out once victims knew they were being heard.  These attacks on Donald Trump are just "coincidentally" coming out right before the election?  Give me a break.  Especially in light of the fact Trump is the ONLY ONE I've heard talking about the false press we're dealing with in this country right now.

So you want to talk about Trump's "attitude towards women"?

Okay let's.  I know that most feminists talk about "all women" but when it comes to sex workers they act like we don't exist.  Even when they used to be one I'd like to add.  Case in point - Gloria Steinhem herself.   While Gloria has made money off talking about her past as a Playboy Bunny herself, which makes her an "ex-sex worker" 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/may/26/gloria-steinem-bunny-tale-still-relevant-today I've yet to receive any support, or publicity, from her, or her publications, for the only group I'm aware of in this country which doesn't just help "sex trafficking victims" but also "ex-sex workers".

 Case in point - listen to the interview I have up for a member of www.sexworkersanonymous.com at www.leavingtheliferadio.com  This woman clearly states she was never a "sex trafficking victim" but was someone who after being a Playboy bunny, model and stripper for many years she needed help from our group to make the adjustment to not being in the sex industry which she got from us.

Yet I've gone to Ms. Magazine asking them to do a story on us - and nothing.  I was told by Melissa Farley when I was asked to help her with the report on Nevada sex trafficking in 2008 Gloria was "going to give a $10,000 grant to fund your work" which turned out to be bullshit.  Clearly an enticement to convince me to do the press conference you can read about at www.hightechmadam.com

I run the only program for those leaving the sex industry that's run not only by a woman, but by a survivor of the industry and trafficking which founded this very movement which got American victims federal recognition for the first time in history when the Trafficking Act of 2000 was passed.  I"m not only a female, a survivor, but I'm single mother and disabled.  Now have I received anywhere near the fraction of support Gloria gave the fake Samoly Mam?

Not a word.  Not a breath.

You want to know what a "feminist" should be talking about?  The fact that no one who has been identified as a "prostitute" in this country has won a rape case.  That a man can take the head off of a prostitute with a hubcap like was done in Texas and the judge will call it "self defense" when she was decapitated by a "john" who simply wanted his money back.  Yet right he was the one defending himself - got it.

But "feminists" act like sex workers don't exist.  Even Amber Rose with her "Slut Walk" - I failed to see one group representing sex workers, or even a group like ours who helps someone exit the industry for whatever reason at this event.  I contacted the organizers and I asked to speak to them about representation for those TRULY HARMED by the label "slut" and got nothing.  http://amberroseslutwalk.com/

In fact, take a look at their "sponsors" who include Hustler (oh great depiction of sluts Amber - real empowerment there - I'd feel better if Suicide Girls was included if you wanted to include pornographers or even Playboy - but Hustler?), and AMERICAN APPAREL???   Are you fucking kidding me?  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/american-apparel-lawsuit-dov-charney-sexual-harassment_us_5617c6dce4b0082030a2067d

Speakers?  I do see one adult star - but I've not seen Bonnie Rotten doing one single activist action towards the issue of decriminalization of prostitution, helping sex trafficking victims, or with respect to how for example banks and landlords will discriminate against sex workers?  http://amberroseslutwalk.com/line-up/  I'd bee happier seeing Savannah Sly from Sex Workers Outreach Project, Desiree Alliance, SWEAT, if not myself who lives locally to the event and offered to be a part of this event - bringing along our local southern California members.  But we weren't even sent complimentary tickets!  

No I'm sorry this event wasn't about "empowerment of women" or "sluts" - but it was an event staged to bring out such women so men from Hustler and American Apparel could tap into a new victim pool.  

If I'm wrong - where was Gloria Allred?  An attorney living in California is the only one who would take on cases like defending someone like Amber Rose if she were raped - and she wasn't included even!  

Why do I say this event had NOTHING  to do with what Amber was throwing around it was supposed to be about - which was seeing to it that women labeled as "sluts" could stop feeling like, and being treated like, they were of less value than other women?

First because I don't see ONE WORD  about how this label even DOES harm those labeled as "sluts" let alone doing anything to fix the situation.

Do you remember the "Hillside Strangler" case in the 1980's?  These two cousins used to kidnap random women off the street.  Then rape, beat, and torture them.  After getting their jolly's off - they then put this victim into a motel room where she was forced to prostitute for a few weeks with them taking the money as her pimp.  Once word hit the streets this woman was a "prostitute" she was turned loose.

Why?  Because then her word meant nothing in the eyes of the law and the fact this woman was "a known prostitute" gave them immunity.  Immunity which built up to cockiness which led to them murdering women.

How do I know "nothing" was done?  Because I took a woman who had been stabbed 51 times by these two to the police once we got her stitched up.  The Chief threw us out of his office.  When I demanded to know why he wasn't taking down their names, address, nor her report - he said "because her word is worthless in court that's why".  When I pushed further as to explain - he said that "no judge will issue a warrant based on the word of a whore".  I still didn't understand and he said that the court viewed our word as "worthless" because we were considered "criminals" because prostitution is illegal in most of the USA.  That it would be like trusting the word of a junkie or a armed bank robber.

Something I'm sure Patty Hearst can speak about how "worthless" her word is after being an armed bank robber.  You remember her?  She was sitting at home with her boyfriend when terrorists broke into her home and kidnapped her.  Then after brainwashing her - she was doing armed bank robberies to help the SLA raise money for their operations.  She was found guilty and put in prison but then pardoned by President Ford who realized she wasn't a "bank robber" anymore than some of these women are who are also forced and/or brainwashed into being a "prostitute" against their will also.

What I'm trying to say is the label "slut" DOES HURT WOMEN.  It robs them of the same protection under the law any other woman has the benefit of.  Something I think should have been addressed at Amber Rose's event.  But clearly the organizers, and Amber, didn't think so.

Which is why I say "feminists" seem to have a real blind spot when it comes to women who have been in the sex industry.  They degrade us by acting like we don't exist.  It's no different than when the "cool kids" in high school would walk by us in the cafeteria like we didn't exist.  It was "shade" pure and simple.

Now - what does this have to do with Trump?  Take a look at the "Apprentice".  Trump had on both La Toya Jackson http://www.playboy.com/la-toya-jackson  and Nene Leakes.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za_j0s4Sl4U

La Toya Jackson was in Playboy - fully nude.

Nene was a stripper at one point.

Meaning they were also women in the sex industry.  Now I wouldn't reveal if either of them have called our hotline, or are members of Sex Workers Anonymous, but know that their past qualifies them to be members if they so chose to be.

Two women who I not only saw on the "Apprentice" with Donald Trump - but who I saw him treat these women with the same respect he shows any other man or woman.   I also never saw him slam either of these women for those past actions either.

Now I ask you - can you show me ONE person that Hillary has worked with with the same past in the sex industry?  Is there a photo anywhere of her even SPEAKING to someone from the sex industry?

I'm not sure if the fact Dennis Hof and the legal brothels of Nevada have endorsed Hillary counts as her being cool with this community - but I find that actually interesting.  I mean WHY would the brothels endorse Hillary when it's Trump who has treated members of the sex industry with respect in a open public forum?

In fact, Dennis is even "pimping" to raise support for Hillary he wants her in office so badly.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hookers-4-hillary-clinton_us_56c37606e4b0b40245c81c87

Just as he does for Ron Paul.  Ron Paul clearly doesn't seem too discriminatory as to who donates money to him. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/08/indicted-ron-paul-aide-dimitri-kesari-rhode-island-burglary-investigation who lives in Rhode Island.

Now is Ron Paul a supporter of legal prostitution?  I mean Dennis Hof sure puts a lot of support behind Ron and he seems to be a supporter of legal prostitution.  I say "seems to be" because he also lives in Rhode Island which up until only a few years ago was the only "competitor" to Nevada's legal brothels in that prostitution was "decriminalized" there.

So you'd think Ron would be supportive of Rhode Island staying that way wouldn't you?  But then explain why Derek Ellerman, who says he "owes his career" to Ron Paul, joined forces with Katherine Chon, the co-founder of Polaris, to get prostitution in Rhode Island "re-criminalized" again.

In other words, Nevada's only competitor was shut down by a direct connection to Dennis Hof who had a vested financial interest in this action.

Oh it was DISGUISED  as about being "to end human trafficking" but the person who PROFITED most by this was Dennis Hof, Lance Gilman, and any other Nevada legal brothel owner.  http://www.browndailyherald.com/2007/02/15/local-activists-work-to-end-ri-human-trafficking/
  Which again if Ron Paul was about supporting the "prostitutes" - then he would have stepped up to stop this.  So clearly he's not about prostitution being legal for the prostitutes sake - but for the legal brothel owners sake who didn't have a stake in Rhode Island as it was "decriminalized" and thus no one like Dennis Hof or Lance Gilman getting a cut.

Which shutting down "competitor's" to the legal brothels in Nevada under the smoke screen of it being about "fighting sex trafficking" is nothing new.  In fact another "competitor" was recently arrested also under the same smoke screen - Carl Ferrer.

 http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/06/news/backpage-ceo-carl-ferrer-arrest/  Not surprised he was picked up in Texas either being this was where the phony "8 Minutes" was filmed falsely portraying sex trafficking as coming from Backpage which we got taken off the air by threatening to expose just this fact when we served producers and A&E with a "Notice of Intent to Sue for Defamacast".  The show was canceled within 8 hours of us serving this notice in fact.

Something which wasn't mentioned in the hour long CNN show entitled "The Truth about 8 Minutes" about the cancellation where the producers blocked us from even speaking to viewers on social media about the fact everyone on the show was staged with paid actors, set up to make it "appear" sex trafficking was coming from Backpage, and falsely leading the public to believe it was canceled because of "low ratings".  No show for "low ratings" has their videos taken down off line, and canceled after only three shows - just coincidentally within hours of being served with such a legal notice as I did.

Donald Trump also talks openly about just these problems with the media.  About how they've become a propaganda machine out of Hitler's wet dreams.  Has Hillary by the way said one word about what's happened to the press or talking about the need to straighten them out?  If anything, she's said she would "see Snowden arrested for treason" for trying to get the truth out to us.  http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2015/oct/14/hillary-clinton/clinton-says-nsa-leaker-snowden-failed-use-whistle/

You know I was asking myself the other day why it seems I've been seeing nothing but these "paid influencers" and "false flag events" and "catfish survivors" like Samoly Mam since 2008 - and also why I see Trump talking about how bad the media has gotten but not one word out of Hillary about the problem with the media and then I come across articles like this.  http://nypost.com/2016/10/18/trump-rally-disrupter-was-once-on-clinton-campaigns-payroll/

You know on a hunch I went and checked on the year Hillary started as Secretary of State https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hillary_Clinton%27s_tenure_as_Secretary_of_State and I was not surprised to see she took office in 2009.  The year 2009 is the same year I watched as every group in the USA run by a survivor of sex work to help others exist sex work and escape sex trafficking was either set-up, framed, harassed, attacked, and basically shut down.

It's when Sharnel Silvey was charged with "elder abuse" who had created the first alternative sentencing program for prostitutes in Nevada, Chong Kim was charged with fraud and arrested, and I could go on and on up to and including it's when even Jeane Palfrey was silenced in a very final way from her advocacy work also coming from a "real" survivor - not a paid influencer catfish like Samoly Mam, Rachel Moran, Stella Marr, etc.  I remember looking around in 2010 and realizing there were no more groups in this country run by survivors other than myself.  I had even had a guy come to me and try to set me up on some bogus donation for $10,000 in cash.  I insisted he sign a contract with me about why he wanted to give me this much cash and sure enough I had the cops coming after me claiming I had "conned" him out of the money.  I produced the contract and they left me alone scratching their heads.  No - there was a "house cleaning" which happened in 2009 - the same year Hillary took office and I've yet to hear her talk about this subject either.

We've also had more cases of sex trafficking in connection with our own government SINCE Hillary took over as Secretary of State including the "largest fake case" in history.  http://reason.com/blog/2016/03/04/the-somali-sex-slave-ring-that-wasnt

Now I'm not questioning the women who say Trump sexually abused them as to their honesty.  I am questioning the fact the press is talking about it right before the election in more media manipulation which is the cause of many problems right now in this country.  I'm questioning why the media is digging up one woman after another on the subject right now.

But I'd like to take the eye for a moment off the idea of "how he treats women" and instead put it on "how he treats sex workers" because again from where I sit - the two aren't treated the same by women, feminists, and even women like Gloria Steinhem or Amber Rose.

So yes Hillary is a woman.  Yes Hillary talks about things like women having "equal rights".  But I ask you - how does Hillary TREAT those who fall under this category where we are being treated as less than other women because of the label "slut" or "sex worker"?

You watch the way Trump treated Ms. Jackson and Nene and I say he treated them with respect.  I challenge you to show me one of "us" that Hillary has treated openly with as much respect or even acknowledgement we exist for that matter.

I've seen Hillary acknowledge "Black Lives Matter" who is a newer, smaller, and to be honest a group who has had less impact on this country than ours.  It was our group which led to the sex trafficking movement, the Trafficking Act of 2000 being passed, and what is a revolution in the way this country is treating the issue of prostitution, sex work and sex trafficking.  We've got textbooks being rewritten because of our work.  Yet I don't remember being invited up on stage for the same acknowledgment she's given "Black Lives Matter".

Most inmates in this country are African American.  You walk into any woman's prison and I GUARANTEE you that over 2/3 of those women are African American prostitutes.  Women our organization is trying to serve.  Women we HAVE  served for decades if you look at any of the interviews given by Brenda Myers-Powell who openly thanks our program for her recovery and documentaries.
http://www.nbcchicago.com/investigations/Jail-Inmates-Start-Prostitutes-Anonymous-Group-277845151.html

In fact, Brenda created the first program in jails for transgender prostitutes - most of who were also African American.

Have we been acknowledged in the same way "Black Lives Matter" has by Hillary?  http://thehill.com/homenews/288747-clinton-to-call-on-black-lives-matter-at-dem-convention  She even called them up to acknowledge them at a democratic convention.

Come to think of it - I don't think I've seen her at any of the congressional hearings on sex trafficking, nor even heard the words come out of her mouth "sex trafficking" nor speak about decriminalizing prostitution so we can put more traffickers behind bars and rescue more victims because people will then not have to worry about incriminating themselves on the issue any longer.

I'm sorry but Hillary treats us as most of these white feminists seem to treat us - which is by acting like we don't even exist.  Which just contributes to us continuing to be victimized by not just predators - but also by this country.

No wonder Dennis Hof endorses her.




















Thursday, October 22, 2015

OPEN LETTER TO AFRIKAN BLACK COALITION

Dear Members of ABC:

Please allow me to introduce myself.  Now let me ask you a couple of questions before going further.

1.  Have you heard of sex trafficking happening today in America?

2.  Are there legal brothels in California?

3.  Have you heard or seen of the Mob Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada?

Here's why I ask.  In the late 70's and early 80's - America devoutly did not believe sex trafficking was real.  So much so that the "Happy Hooker" was on the NY Times Best Seller list, the XXX film "Deep Throat" was being played in mainstream theaters that if you were "hip" you saw it, Playboy had it's "Gold Key Club" across the country that wealthy businessmen had their business functions at, and Dolly Parton was singing "nothing dirty going on" in her musical about a brothel in Texas with Sylvester Stallone as her romantic lead where she was the madam and he was the local sheriff (based on a true story).  The "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" was a huge musical romantic comedy by the way where the song Whitney Houston later remade of "I will always love you" was the hit song of the musical.

When Linda Lovelace herself got up and told America she had been forced to film "Deep Throat" with her pimp pointing  gun on her off camera, and the film had been financed by the mob, with no one on the set stepping up to stop him or free her - audiences in America would literally "boo" her or shout out "liar" to her when she was on talk shows.  

Prostitutes were viewed as either "worthless criminals" where the police would go out weekly in buses and arrest them in "sweeps" while churches organized "projects" where they would go out and chase the prostitutes out of that area like they were cockroaches - and their murders were being completely ignored.  The "Grim Reaper" had murdered so many African American women in Los Angeles, leaving their bodies in dumpsters, that even when their mothers protested how LAPD was not investigating these cases - nothing was done until 25 YEARS later when a white reporter here in the states picked up on the story.  They were also viewed so much as a "health risk" that in 1986 a Bill was proposed to try and put prostitutes on an island to "quarantine" them from harming "society".  

I want you to have an idea what I was up against and why the first "safe house" for adults in this country was called a "brothel" in the news.  You can see the clip at www.hightechmadam.com where it shows I had a warehouse next to the police station with iron bars and surveillance cameras which shot footage sent to a camera off site where I would put those we had to hide from traffickers.  Why not just put them in a shelter or drug treatment program?  Because if you were a prostitute in Los Angeles - one prostitute who had been stabbed 51 times was refused to be admitted by a hospital, the drug treatment centers and the shelters would REFUSE them admittance because back then you were a "criminal posing a health risk".  

I knew the media wouldn't believe that warehouse wasn't a brothel for the very reasons I set it up - no one believed any of this stuff was real any longer.  In the 1968 "Thoroughly Modern Millie" starring Julie Andrews - it was a musical comedy about Asian sex trafficking where the owner of a hotel for young actresses was drugging them and then selling them into an opium den brothel.  The "finale" was her organizing a rescue and burning the place down.  It was very clear they were spoofing these ideas as "jokes" and not "real" if you watch the film today.  

So from 1984 until 1987 - I got mentored.  I went out and put together a board of people who had not only been a part of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous but who had also "changed the world".  I mean people used to think that alcoholics were winos in alleys.  Not until Betty Ford stepped up to confess she was one - did they really believe this disease could affect anyone.  Which meant 12 step fellowships also brought about change.  

Yet while AA was accepted - in the early days of NA addicts who would attend would be arrested.  For that reason, the early meetings of NA had to be organized like drug deals!  Laws had to be passed just so they could meet in peace and addicts on probation wouldn't be violated for "associating with felons" by going to their NA meetings to stay clean.  Imagine that world - where to stay clean and attend an NA meeting you had to hide it for your probation officer because he might violate and arrest you for such an act!  

I had also got a lot of help for my own PTSD with a holocaust survivors group I joined.  The members there taught me a lot about how Hitler came into power, as well as the way propaganda was used to justify the way they were being treated.  I mean something had to be spun to stop people from marching up the street to shut down the gas chambers who were burning so many people the cafeteria owners would have to come in early just to sweep up the ashes from the bodies that would float down over their cafes overnight.  

They introduced me to some people who were organizing some events at the East West Center.  They introduced me to people who had walked with Gandhi, and knew Malcolm X personally.  So by the time I walked onto that first talk show stage in 1987 to say that (1) sex trafficking was real, (2) our country needed to change in order to help us stop this from happening and provide the victims with proper care afterwards, (3) not all prostitutes were junkies with pimps, and (3) promote our hotline and program which was the first national program for ALL adults (male, female and transgender) who were straight and LGBT, as well as any, or no, religion - I had a lot of people behind me who had armed me with knowledge of the American civil rights movement, Gandhi, Nazi Germany, prohibition, womens' movement - and essentially any movement which required changing the world view in order for change to be accomplished.

The reason why I asked about if you'd seen brothels in California is just the next year, 1988, Joe Conforte, the previous owner of the Mustang Ranch brothel, had decided he wanted to expand the legal brothels into the state as a "solution to the HIV crisis".  He bought himself a college to research his brothel and declare that "no brothel prostitutes have HIV" which the street walkers of Los Angeles had shown an 80 percent infection rate.  Joe also put up a $1,000,000 into a PR firm to help him win on that project.  

So by 1988 - not only we were founding the modern day sex trafficking movement which achieved federal recognition with the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000, but we also defeated the push to expand the brothels into California.  By the way - no one stood up with me on that fight.  They were all too scared of Joe because of how he murdered that boxer in cold blood and didn't do one day in jail!

The Mob Museum in Las Vegas didn't just appear overnight.  For quite a while, the mayor, Oscar Goodman, and brothel owners like Dennis Hof and Lance Gilman, along with many celebrities who included Gene Simmons for one, and many business owners like the Cashman family who owns the Cashman Center and the car dealership - wanted to put a legal brothel where that museum now stands.  Also on that clip site I sent you is him being quoted as talking about how they could build "magnificent brothels" in Las Vegas.  Something Oscar would promote to investors about how profitable it would be with it being an "international stop for businessmen from all over the world".  

I was also the only person I saw around me fighting that fight also.  In fact, when we walked into the legislature in February of 2013 to testify against the project to expand the brothels into Las Vegas - we were literally the ONLY opponents to speak up against the brothel lobbyist at that hearing.  We watched 45 so called "abolitionists" get up and walk out of the legislature right before that hearing started in fact.  Not one of them would even join us for moral support.  The important thing is the legislature did the right thing and voted against that idea.  

So when I approach you I do so as the "founder of the modern day sex trafficking movement" with documentation attached to prove this statement.  I also am the reason why we don't have legal brothels in California or where the Mob Museum now stands in Las Vegas.  I'm telling you this because I want you to first of all understand I don't come to you with a bunch of "theories" or "opinions" but with actual real world experience at literally "changing the world" and "starting a movement".  

Tell me if Vegas isn't going to be a different place entirely now with not only that museum there instead of a brothel - but also because of the arts district that went in around that area also, which led to a farmers market, and now talks of a grocery store moving into that part of town where many poor and disabled live because of the cheap rents.  All things I accomplished without any money, looking like Barbie, or having rich famous powerful "friends" in high places.  I mean let's get real - by the early 1980's I was considered one of those "junkie prostitutes".  

We have a lot more in common than maybe you realize at first glance.  First of all, I appear "white" but in reality I'm the descendant of a union between a slave owner and a freed slave who ran off to have a family together.  I also am part of a Native American and white couple - so slavery and 'forbidden love" are part of my ancestry.  It also means I'm African American by blood.  Something I wasn't even aware of until I did my genealogy.

One of the reasons why I wanted to change things was because I was in the middle of what's now been called Iran Contra.  For those of you who don't know anything about this - I'd suggest "Charlie's War" for one, as well as "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind", "Cocaine Cowboys" and also "Crack in the System".  Essentially, our government wanted to buy guns for the Contra's but couldn't get the budget officially to do so.  So to raise cash "off the books" they didn't have to answer to anyone about - they were the ones who arranged to flood this country with cocaine. 

All while blaming the African American gangs for the epidemic.  Ice T also talked about this being part of the frustration that became the LA Riots in his documentary.  Remember, we didn't have the internet back then.  The major media was blaring it's propaganda with the only voices they had in south central being rap music which was being sold out of the trunks of cars - and the Molotov cocktail.  John Singleton took to writing to carry his message in films like "Boz in the Hood" and Mario Van Peeples in "New Jack City".  

But realize that the music and film industry of the 1980's that was revealing the whole true story to us - wasn't controlled by the very people who were part of the problem back then unlike today.  After the Telecommunications Act of 1995 - things changed dramatically.  For one - the law REQUIRED that every time Joe went onto TV in 1988 - he had to have a "counter opinion" air with him.  Something not required today by the way.  

I used to run public service announcements all over this country with our hotline number on it.  That meant if you turned on the TV at 2:00 a.m. in New York, Seattle, Chicago, etc. you would see Frances Nuyen saying "do you want help to leave - call (818) XXX-XXX".  We also had a weekly public access show we filmed here in Los Angeles.  I would interview a different survivor every week on that show.  Then I'd duplicate it and mail a copy to another TV station in another city who would air it there, and so on and so on until we had these airing across the country on public access channels.  This gave voice to survivors in their words unedited and unsponsored - and not asking for money either.

After the Trafficking Act of 2000 got passed - I made the mistake of thinking "we're done".  The truth is it had just begun.  That's what I'd like to talk to you about.  Because everything I learned about social change and activism was done BEFORE things changed.  If you have watched the movie about "Wikileaks" you'd know that basically the internet created a world where many people in power realized they couldn't hide a lot of things any longer.  What this did was set about a way of "countering" movements using technology and the understanding of people into "smear" campaigns.  

Take a look at what's happening right now to KFC as but one example.  They're suing a marketing company who created a social media campaign against their company who was spreading rumors they were serving "deep fried rats" and other such horrible lies to smear them.  Now I want you to think about how much money KFC generates in sales - and compare it to what you think sex and drug trafficking mean - and you'll realize that if certain people use these types of smear campaigns over chicken - they sure as hell will when it comes to other things also.  Especially when it comes to things like how our country just set aside over TWO BILLION dollars to "fight sex trafficking" in countries where prostitution is legal by the way.

Let me ask you something - if you were a politician and you wanted to go into a country who had no "weapons of mass destruction" what would you do?  Now Bush went into Iran even after being told they "didn't have any" under a thin veneer of saying he "thought they had them".  But what's the one thing some countries do have that don't have weapons of mass destruction that could be something so powerful as to incite this whole country to agree that it's "worth invading them over".  

Welcome to what's happening right now with the modern day Iran Contra.  Only to push this agenda - it's also become the new "war on the African American community".  I came out saying that the traffickers we were fighting were men in power - police, politicians, prosecutors, film makers, etc.  The people who hijacked our movement - follow around behind African American men calling them "traffickers".  

When Jada Pinkett-Smith led the CNN Freedom Project on their crusade against "traffickers" where did she go?  Did they go where we held a press conference in 2007 to say it's an "out of control epidemic"?  Where Bob Herbert from the NY Times wrote that he validated my statement that you could "throw a rock and hit a victim" that had Oscar threatening him with a "baseball bat to the head"?  

No.  She led you into Atlanta, Georgia where every "trafficker" shown was an African American male and every "victim" was a young African American girl.  Check out this no "No Such Thing" campaign funded by the McCain Institute with Malika Saar wearing corn rows and their "poster child" is an African American girl.  Meaning if you watch every major media show right now out about sex trafficking - you will see the brainwashing of America into thinking this is about the African American community.  

While the reality is the traffickers I'm fighting today wear badges and are of every color and country.  So I was hoping maybe I could just connect to some of your group and we could talk.  I wanted to also point out that the methods I learned from the "masters" of social change - lived in a different world.  I say that because I'm seeing many groups report they're getting hurt by not updating their methods.  I have seen Monsanto protesters report their cell phones were cut off during  protest, and hackers went in and canceled their events.  I'm reading people at the Million Man March speak about how major media didn't even cover the event except to smear them.  

I have sat by and watched as major media has outright lied and staged things that are beyond believable when it comes to sex trafficking.  Things the FCC has told me there is "nothing that they can do" and even now Fox has won the legal right to not only spread a false story - but further can threaten to fire a reporter who balks at reporting a lie.  I don't mean "spin" either - but I can show you articles and pieces where they've even set up "fake" meetings of ours to blast out on media to destroy a reputation that took me 30 years to build they destroyed in seconds.  That was even after I sent them a legal notice threatening to sue them - they still aired a segment on NBC where it was entirely staged.  I did threaten to sue them for copyright and trademark infringement for using our group's name without my consent  - but the damage is already done.

I can show you things they've done that would led me to believe that even Sandra Bland's being pulled over for no accident.  Her story is tied to why I had to tell every member of SWA to not "identify" as such.  We had to take down our groups, our facebook profiles, our forums, etc. and we had to tell every member to remove all reference to our name even on their profiles because we were having members report back to us of being stalked, threatened, even fake criminal charges suddenly appearing on their records.  

So I'd like to talk to you about the "modern day tactics" if I might.  I'm working on a book about the whole thing right now I'm going to call "Anatomy of a Movement" but while I'm working on it I was hoping maybe we could talk.  

Thank you for your time.


Jody Williams