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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

MELISSA WOODWARD

When I first met Melissa Woodward online - I introduced myself as I always do to the new kid on the block.  That's what I used to do anyway in the beginning.  I did because I wanted to welcome them into the network and also find a way to insert them into our network of resources.  What I've been doing with the hotline since 1987 is "networking" people and resources together to form what people need when they call in.  So I of course want to find out more about her and to see how we might be able to use her services in the patchwork quilt.  

I had barely started to talk to her when I saw her posting on Facebook she wanted to raise money to help a victim get somewhere.  I went nuts!  I told her that this was putting out a red flag first of all her victim was there.  Second, what was to stop her pimp from calling up offering money?  He offers money and then he knows her bank account.   He knows her bank account and then he can track her account to see if she's buying a plane ticket, or renting a room, or what she's then doing with that money.  Which is just going to lead the pimp right back to her!  I am not even "online" when I'm getting a victim out because I don't want us tracked in any way!  

So I basically climbed all over her for one.  Then of course I asked her to let me take care of the victim.  I explained she didn't have to raise money and we had a system already in place to take care of the situation.  As I asked her to tell me about the victim so I could get her placed where she needed to be placed - this woman just fronts me off completely!  

Can you imagine?  It's like telling Bill Wilson you "don't need help getting someone sober"!!! I thought maybe she didn't understand fully who I was or what we do so I sent her over some more information and talked to her some more - only to then have her accuse me of "bothering" her.  It started to become very apparent to me there WAS NO VICTIM.  I hadn't seen anything like this at that time so it threw me at first.  It never even dawned on me to hold a fake fund raiser for a victim so I wasn't expecting it then out of anyone.  But with Melissa, and a few others that popped up about the same time as her - I began to see the trend develop.  The trend of the fake programs, the fake victims, the fake rescues - all in the name of raising money.  

She knew she was figured out so she rushed to block me and then tell everyone the usual thing predators do and that's to tell people the victim is "just crazy".  That's their standard tool in the tool kit.  

Sure enough her whole little circle soon was on me "how could you attack her like that?"  I explained I attacked because I thought she was endangering a victim by exposing her safety like she was and that's what was my concern - the safety of the victim.  Where was she taking her?  Who was she sending her to?  Very important questions because a lot of programs are the traffickers themselves!  Only Melissa wouldn't answer me and blew me off with picking a fight - which to me meant NO VICTIM.  

This was just like William Hilliar - take advantage of good hearted, sincere, warm people who really want to help but then that's also not only siphoning money away from legislature programs, but it's also teaching the public all the wrong information about what a real rescue looks like and what a real victim need. 

Her crowd came at me so harshly, and in so many numbers, the only thing I could do was back away.  

A few days ago I got a message from someone telling me they're going after having her prosecuted for raising over $100,000 by telling false stories about false victims.  She even claimed Lois Lee had "mentored her".  That's when I had to laugh because I know the only people Lois mentors is her own staff!  I've known this woman since 1979 and she doesn't mentor me!  But then again I don't ask.  I know working with juveniles is a whole other enchilada from what I do and I believe 1,000 times harder.  So I just leave her to it!
This person said they found me based on a blog post I'd left in 2014!  Wow time flies.  Sadly this isn't the first time I've seen fake victims being talked about and false rescues.  


After I got this message, I opened up my email to read a woman I had helped to get her photos off a website someone was using against her wishes agreed to give them back.  That was awesome!  This woman was trying to be a teacher now and photos like that could run her out of her new job.  I felt really validated I had helped this woman get these photos taken down off the internet.   I showed her how to deal with it if it happens again and it meant a lot to me to see that the women themselves love me to death. 

So far I'm batting 100 - the ones I've attacked as "fakes" have proven out to be just that "fakes".  The ones who are someone who actually needs help - are telling me I'm helping them and we're cool.  

So if you're in a circle of people who are all bashing me - you're in the wrong crowd.  Be sure to watch your wallet!


Saturday, February 11, 2017

NEWEST FORM OF SEX TRAFFICKING

Well I guess the pimps and scum bags have found out there's more money in blackmailing people than in the honest living sex work represents.  I do regular google searches on our name every week because people love to keep impersonating us for some reason.

In one search I found this website claiming we were "an undercover narc" operation of some kind.  I don't know because when I went to click on the ad it had been removed.  I did some homework on this site trying to figure out why they would falsely claim we had anything to do with law enforcement to find a bunch of people saying these guys were charging $300 to take your ads down.  In other words they were claiming escorts were narcs and then charging them money to remove the smear.  I guess they had a second thought about tangling with us and took it down before I got there.

Then this morning I had a woman calling the hotline about this.  She is a school teacher now having retired from sex work.  She got behind on the rent, had a weak moment, and placed an ad up on one of the many sites there are to advertise on these days.  Then she came to her senses and realized this could cost her any regular job and went to take it down.

Only the owner of the site wouldn't let her.  They demanded $300 from her to take it down.  Which isn't just blackmail by the way - but a form of sex trafficking.  To force someone to keep their ad up advertising for prostitution when they don't want to do this - that's a form of sex trafficking.

Now if the cops aren't afraid to arrest the owner of Backpage - they sure as hell aren't going to hesitate to go after this guy who is such an idiot they have listed on their website that women should "use a buddy system"?  For the maniacs I've run into in my day that is just delivering "two for the price of one" to them for victims!

These guys are clearly preying upon the desperate women who have been popping up in Backpage's absence.  Ladies - please realize that these scum bags now know your IP address, and your banking information.  Which means they are liable to clean you out and then what are you going to do?  Complain to your bank that you gave them this money for a prostitution ad?

It's always something with these scum bags.  Ladies - please please if you don't know what you're doing - don't use these sites.  Some sites are owned by the cops.  Some by these scum bags who are really really bad dudes who using these sites to get information on how to harm you.  They're liable to clean out your bank account and then if you go to the cops show up at your door and harm you even worse.  I've seen what people can do just knowing your IP address and the name off your bank card - and you need to be careful waving that around online believe me!

If you are in the middle of situation like this - please contact us for help.  I was able to help this woman get her ad taken down without involving the police.  

Friday, February 10, 2017

PHYLLISHA ANNE AND "ILLEGAL RECORDINGS"

Dear APAG Guild:

I came across this statement today on your site about supposed "illegal" recordings made by Phyllisha Anne you seem not only quite upset about, but seem upset that the IEAU board isn't doing as you're wanting them to do about the situation.  http://www.apagunion.com/a-p-a-g-defines-its-position-in-regards-to-i-e-a-u-founder-phyllysha-anne-and-the-disdain-and-inactivity-of-the-i-e-a-u-president-and-its-current-board/

Now I don't know either one of you in this situation but I do feel I know enough about such things as "confidentiality" laws and illegal recordings as to inquire a little more about something you feel so strongly about you're attacking a woman who founded the union in the first place from what I understand.  My understanding, maybe I'm wrong, is that in an attempt to whitewash the connection between James Deen and the Adult Performers Advocacy Committee, who had their president turn out to be a man accused of raping at least nine women who came forward, one of who is now dead from a drug overdose which we don't know if it was an accident, a suicide or something worse - you've basically repackaged yourself as this group.

I know about these sorts of things because for years when I had been answering the only hotline in this country for years I never ever recorded a phone call.  When I launched the hotline for Prostitutes Anonymous, later renamed to Sex Workers Anonymous, we were literally the only hotline for adults to call if they got into trouble, needed help, or if they needed to reconnect to people who were also from the sex industry.

You have to realize things have changed in the world as well as the industry.  I say that because in 1987 when I launched the hotline if you were a prostitute, stripper, or porn performer you were considered by this country and law enforcement as nothing more than a "common criminal".  That was including if you didn't have one single arrest even on your record.  That included if you were strictly an exotic dancer who didn't take "tips" for the Champagne Room.  That included if you were a porn model or performer but also didn't prostitute as well.  That included if you were working at a legal establishment at a legal job.

Back then if you were beat the shit out of by your husband, not a trick, but your husband - and you tried to go to a domestic violence shelter for help they would refuse you based on just the fact you were involved in the sex industry.  You wanted to go into a detox?  Forget it.  If they even suspected you were involved in sex work - you would be denied treatment.  I literally once took a girlfriend of mine I had rescued out of a house after she had been stabbed 51 times and chained to a refrigerator after I found her and got her out of there and we didn't wait for an ambulance because those men could come back at any moment - when I took her bleeding all over me to the ER they refused to even touch her!  I had to literally threaten a medical complaint against them and a lawsuit in order to get the hospital to stitch her up.  Even then they refused to admit her after they stitched her up.

Why?  Because back then anyone in sex work was considered literally UNABLE to be a victim by virtue of prostitution being illegal.  What this meant was if you were kidnapped, beaten, raped, and otherwise violated victim services was not able to help you because you were considered a "criminal".  If a guy robbing a bank gets shot - he can't sue for "personal injury" because he was injured during the commission of a crime.  Essentially when the law considers you a "criminal" you have no rights.

Meaning if a housewife got herself beat up, raped, kidnapped, or whatever then the Office of Victim Services would step in and provide that victim with medical care, counseling, even vocational rehabilitation should the injury be so severe they couldn't work any longer, and even relocation if they needed to get physically away from their abuser in order to be safe from them.  BUT if you were a sex worker back prior to the passing of the Trafficking Act of 2000 - you would be told by Victim Services to go kick rocks basically.  Now since they wouldn't pay for these services - no one would take care of us when we were injured or in trouble.

I remember calling 911 one time when another girlfriend of mine had her pimp lock her in the house, shutting me outside of the apartment, and then I could hear him beating the shit out of her.  So I called 911 and told them she was being held inside the apartment and her "boyfriend" was beating her and I needed them to come rescue her.  You know what 911 did?  Laugh and hang up on me.  Why?  They knew the woman at this address was a prostitute - so as far as they were concerned they weren't going to risk injuring a cop to help save her.

Now this was taking into consideration it wasn't the cop fucking with us.  Because I had a cop get a thing for me who kept insisting he wanted my "services".  I refused because he was a cop and I got myself arrested for that refusal.  He threatened to keep arresting me until I gave in and agreed to see him.  Some of my girlfriends have been raped by cops, even pimped by cops.  So who do you call when the guy hurting you IS a cop?

We had no one to call for help which made a lot of women feel like they needed a pimp for protection.  But in most cases of course that guy wound up being the problem to and then who do you call?  Until the Trafficking Act of 2000 passed which allowed us to be able to be legally classified as a "victim" - we had nowhere to go for help when we got into trouble.  You would call the rape hotline and the minute they found out you were a prostitute - click.  Why?  Because their donors wouldn't donate to help "whores" who got raped because that's actually considered "theft of services" by most courts.

Now don't get me wrong - the Trafficking Act of 2000 passing didn't solve our problems by a long shot.  It was going to work well until the revision of 2003 came down where Randall Tobias gave all that money we had worked to make available to help us be handed over to the "faith based" groups who agreed to the "prostitution clause" which is they wouldn't view prostitution as part of "work" that is involved in the sex industry.  Meaning we got a long way to go because they'll now fund services for "victims" but not "sex workers".  Causing any group who wants money to help sex workers has to now fly under the radar by calling us all "victims".

But back to when I started our hotline, I got some really desperate life and death calls from people who couldn't turn to the cops for help.  Of course I advertised "all calls are confidential" and meant that.  I had the police come to me once asking about someone who called and they tried to slap me with a warrant to be me to talk to them about what she said.  I refused and because I was a 12 step group I am able to afford callers the same confidentiality as AA or NA does through laws grandfathered in by them.  But the warrant was given to me before a court ruled that anything said in an AA group is considered "privileged" so to fight it I went and got ordained as a minister.  It was quicker than trying to become a priest, doctor or lawyer overnight to be able to fight back against their demand for information.

So I take confidentiality very seriously.  But as we grew bigger and older - things started happening.  I had a call come in with respect to the Jessie Foster case where this woman was telling me information about the man she believed killed Jessie and three other prostitutes in Las Vegas.  She was in fear for her life and I frankly was also after she told me about this man.  The call was because she wanted help to get away from him and he hadn't been prosecuted for Jessie's murder according to her because he'd turned into a cop's informant.  Meaning if she tried to run she knew he might get his cop friends to help drag her back.  How did I know if everything she was telling me might not be the last thing she says on this earth?  What if I went to pick her up and she was already dead?  What would I tell the cops about what she told me?

I remember that call got me seriously thinking maybe I had better start recording the incoming calls to the hotline.  As I started getting more death threats, suicide threats, callers talking to me about children who were being trafficked, etc. I started thinking much more seriously that some of these calls needed to be recorded in case it was something literally involving saving someone's life.

When the death threat calls we started getting became more pin pointed - meaning the caller knew about members in our program, where they lived, what their real names were, etc., I started thinking even more seriously that I needed to start recording these calls to protect someone.  The last straw for me was after I saw the ACORN hidden video where this reporter pretended to be a pimp and he went into the ACORN office claiming he was a pimp and he recorded the staff there advising him how to traffick women across the Mexican border.  Of course the video made it appear the guy was actually advising him how to do this.  In reality, the man said he was stalling this guy until the police could come so the video was made out of context.

I decided to start recording calls then.  I did this only in case of an emergency - and started deleting the calls once I knew there was nothing we needed to keep the records for.  Which I did just in time because a few weeks after we started recording calls we had a completely phony person pretending to be a sex trafficking victim call us up begging for help to escape her pimp.  We arranged everything for her to be picked up at the bus stop, taken to the airport, flown to the USA into a year long program, her papers were arranged, her flight was arranged and we had everything ready to go for her - and then SHE didn't show up at the pick-up point.

Then this "catfish" victim started telling everyone on social media we had "abandoned her".  We had supposedly "promised to help her" and "left her stranded".  Only I was able to identify this woman was actually one of Swanee Hunt's minions (Swanee Hunt is the mastermind of these "end demand campaigns") who was trying to get us discredited.  We traced the IP address back to Rachel Moran.  The cell phone was registered to Rachel Moran.  The utility bills for her house were in Rachel's name.  We spoke to the local police who confirmed that was Rachel's house and she lived alone.   BECAUSE I had recorded the calls - I was able to post the tape online next to a taped interview of Rachel Moran's - and then anyone could hear this was in fact Rachel Moran yanking our chain here.

Something we never could have exposed if we hadn't of recorded those calls.  Initially I recorded them in case her pimp killed her and we needed them to prosecute him.  Then it turned out we needed them to not only show people we didn't abandon this woman - but also expose how people like Swanee Hunt operate.  Swanee funded the "Stop the Red Light" group that Rachel was a part of when this went down is why I say that about her.  So we did not let down someone calling for help as they were trying to make people believe.  I also hadn't posted the tape of a sex worker calling us - but someone PRETENDING to be one.  Had I not recorded those calls - we would not have been able to defend ourselves nor expose these tactics.

I also use these tapes to train our volunteers on our hotline.  We have pimps who routinely will send in certain women to try and find out where our groups meet.  I know the voices of these people but our newer members don't.  So I'm able to play these tapes for them to train them as to who to be aware is fishing for information.

I have no choice but to have the recorder on all the time because when you pick up the phone - by the time someone says their death threat to you - they're gone.  You don't have time to hit the record button.  You certainly aren't going to be able to ASK them for consent to record them threatening to slice your throat or the throat of one of our members.  Thanks to the recording - I was even able to record a police officer threatening us.  So that leaves having a recorder on the phone at all times in case of that type of call coming in.  Now for us, we delete every file of every call once we determine that call wasn't a threat.  They are not used in any way to violate a members' confidentiality as all calls that aren't threats like that - are immediately deleted.

Now I know that Phyllisha has gotten calls for help over the years where she's had to help people in crisis situations.  People who knew her and turned to her for help rather than calling our hotline because they didn't know us but knew her.   So on that basis alone I can understand why Phyllisha might want to record calls on her phone.

Even now I think she's right to do so because she's talked about threats she's received in the past.   So all the more reason why it would be extremely prudent and wise of her to be recording calls.  I don't know much about unions but if it's anything like I've seen in movies like "Hoffa" then I would imagine a lot of people wouldn't be too happy about her forming a union.  I know Sheldon Adelson isn't.  He's notorious for not wanting a union, and especially not wanting a sex worker union because he uses them a lot in his casino business.  Just because I think a union is a good idea for the sex industry - that man has had people threaten me, he's told me I've been "blacklisted" in any media he owns like the Review Journal, etc.  So based on just knowing how many people really don't want a union in the sex industry - frankly she'd be nuts not to be recording calls on her phone because of the threats I'm sure she's receiving for trying to bring a union to us.

Now I didn't take the decision to record all incoming calls from numbers I don't know yet lightly. First of all, I've had a gun pointed at me literally by a pimp demanding to know where someone was at who had left him and I refused to talk.  So I take the confidentiality issues here at one of life and death and I stand behind them literally with my life on the line sometimes.  Because more than once I've a pimp track me down and demand to know where someone who left them has gone to and they don't get a word out of me.

One of the fundamental reasons we choose to go with a 12 step structure is because of confidentiality.  I had a BIG  problem when I started out hotline and that was over the issue of confidentiality.  Someone running from the law could mean I get a warrant slapped on me and how am I going to answer that demand?  There are only a handful of ways you can refuse to answer a subpena or a warrant - and I'm not a priest, doctor or lawyer.  Those are the three main ones.  The other is a reporter trying to protect his sources -but even that's been challenged successfully.

Domestic violence hotline and drug treatment hotlines are covered under confidentiality laws - but the hotline for us, especially a hotline where sometimes the callers are criminals engaging in criminal activity was one I had to figure out how we can protect ourselves from being compelled to talk by a court.  In doing our legal homework we learned that AA was covered under the confidentiality laws - meaning a 12 step group is covered under the confidentiality laws.  So this was one thing we factored into the decision on how to structure our group/hotline.  If we had not gone with the 12 step structure - then we wouldn't have a leg to stand on when hit with a subpena or warrant.

Or this - that of being asked to inform on our members by the CIA, FBI, NSA, and all those alphabets because I have been asked by all of these agencies to do just that.  I have been offered a nice monthly salary to report back on what those who call us say.   I have been more than "offered" but I had a cop in Nevada actually threaten me and demand that I relay information to him on what our members were saying, who they were, who they ran with, etc.  Let me tell you - it was a day that brought back such horrible PTSD memories it took me two weeks to recuperate from the day those three cops stuck me in a car and started threatening me if I didn't report back to them everything I knew going on with our membership to them and I refused.  When Jeane Palfrey died, I had a warrant served on me to get copies of her emails and text messages which I refused also.  The cops spent a year harassing me over this refusal.

Let me explain why also this is such an important issue to me - and that's of our constitutional rights.  How can I ask someone who may be engaged in a criminal activity to call me and talk openly to me if in doing so they're incriminating themselves?   Because for me to do that would be asking them to literally violate their constitutional right not to incriminate themselves.  I mean how would it be to say "call this hotline for help and tell me about your criminal behavior and oh by the way I'm going to report this back to the cops if you do".  No - I can't do that.  So by us being covered on the confidentiality laws, recording the calls or not, they're not going anywhere - then I know callers aren't violating their right to not incriminate themselves.

However - not so with the National Trafficking Hotline.  They are NOT a 12 step group, a domestic violence hotline, a drug treatment hotline, nor a priest, doctor, lawyer, or reporter.   The person answering their hotline is not an ordained minister.  So when you are calling them and you're engaged in a criminal behavior - you are literally being asked to violate your 5th amendment right because Polaris  - very reluctantly mind you - admitted that if someone does discuss a crime with them they are obligated to report it back to law enforcement.   So actually you're less protected as to confidentiality when calling the National Trafficking Hotline than in calling us.  Besides, they get paid by the CIA to report back to them the content of their calls.   Polaris has partnered with Palantir Technologies - who crunches data for the CIA.  We however do not.  We take no money from anyone to relay any information back to anyone.  So recording or not - nothing that comes into our hotline is revealed unless there is a child involved or in immediate danger.

Which raises the question by the way about the confidentiality of what your union knows about it's members if you ask me.  I don't see anything on your site posted addressing the confidentiality issues with respect to the calls to you, your membership, etc.  So like before you get all hopped up about Phyllisha's recordings - can we talk about your confidentiality guidelines for what is said about those who call your union for help?

Now you admit she's the "founder".   But yet I don't think you really truly grasp what a target that's put on her back.  A target for which again I know she's been threatened, she's had things happen to try and intimidate her, and she's had enough things thrown at her to try and stop her from forming the union in the first place I would think you would understand why she'd have to do this to protect not only herself BUT the union.  I mean how do you know someone wouldn't accuse her of something which could have shut down the whole kit and kaboodle before it even got off the ground?  Well you wouldn't understand that position would you because you weren't the person who did found the union then are you?  Real easy to criticize how Phyllisha did what she did after she did it and then you get to run off with it now because that's what it appears like to me is what you're doing.

It's easy to criticize someone who started something you didn't start.  It's not so easy to be the one to start it.  So yes maybe she had good solid reasons to be recording calls and conversations because I'm sure she's not only received threats, but I'm also sure she's had to deal with people setting her up for things.  Things I've seen a lot of in this industry over the years.  I've seen sooooo many of us set up to shut us down over the years - she'd be a complete idiot not to be recording every word she says.

Look at what happened to Dr. Sharon Mitchell and how the AIM clinic got shut down.  When people wanted to get her clinic shut down because they wanted the control she had taken away from her as a leader in this industry - she was framed in my opinion on that bribery accusation.  Something she probably could have defended herself a little better if she had recorded all transactions.

I watched Sharnel Silvey get framed.  She was caring for an elderly man who was dying and he told her to use his card after he died to "buy herself some clothes".  Sharnel set up the first diversion and alternative sentencing program for prostitutes in northern Nevada.  She, at her own expense and at her own risk, was doing outreach within the brothels of Nevada when no one else was.  When someone needed help to get away from a pimp - we were able to go into action.  To avoid jail, keep custody of their kids, not lose their home - because of Sharnel they could go to meetings of her program instead of going to jail if convicted of prostitution charges.  She did a lot of things to help a lot of sex workers and in return she was framed.

After the man died, Joe Conforte asked Sharnel to come to Brazil and help him auction off virgins.  She refused and wanted to continue helping prostitutes in Nevada instead.  Out of nowhere the dead man's family pops up and accuses her of stealing that credit card.  Because she did not record him giving her permission to use that card - she was charged not only with theft but also elder abuse.  Because he was a senior - on her first conviction, with no prior record, she had to serve five years in prison with no parole because of that one accusation for which if she had recorded it - she'd not have gone to prison for five years.

In 2009, people were approaching all of the groups founded by ex-sex workers and offering them $10,000 in donations.  Those who took it, had the person later turn around and claim they were "conned" out of the money.  One by one by one I was getting calls from these women telling me how they had just been arrested for this supposed crime.  I asked each one of them if they had made any recordings of the conversation, was anything in writing - and not a one of them did.  A few of them went to jail and many now have records for phony accusations which were done to try and drive out groups led by actual ex-sex workers so these people funded by Swanee Hunt could instead take over who try and convince the world that porn is "evil" and should be outlawed.

So Phyllisha had better damn well be recording all of her conversations to protect her ass and that of the union.  Now I don't know what she recorded or where because I don't know her well, nor have I heard the tapes but your accusation that they were "illegal" may not be completely accurate.  There are MANY situations where it is in fact legal to record without all parties consent.  Here's a few of those exceptions talked about here - https://www.casp.net/california-anti-slapp-first-amendment-law-resources/statutes/civil-code-section-47/ and here https://oag.ca.gov/privacy/privacy-laws and there's more here - http://www.justanswer.com/law/7wbay-exceptions-ca-recorded-audio-two-party.html

Meaning it's not just flat out wrong in all cases to record someone simply because we're in California. One big exception to the law which gives her the right to record someone without their consent is if she's trying to collect evidence on something in order to put together a criminal case against someone.  No one is going to knowingly incriminate themselves - so the law does allow you to record someone who is trying to harm you.  If you think someone may be going to threaten you with harm - then yes you can record that conversation to get the threat on tape.

If you're in a public place, you have the right to photograph that person as well as record them.  I hate to say it but it's true.  If I'm out in a public restaurant it's legal to record without consent and we saw that in the Planned Parenthood video tape scandal.  Those people got the Planned Parenthood people out into a restaurant and recorded them and broadcast that tape and it was all legal because it was in a restaurant.  Why?  Because you are giving up your privacy when you're in a restaurant.  It's understood other people are going to see you and hear you so you are consenting to that by your presence.  That's how they were able to broadcast the tape - because it was recorded in a restaurant.  The privacy laws only protect you if you "take steps to make the conversation private" in other words.

What bothers me here is a union is supposed to be about protecting those in this industry yet here you are attacking Phyllisha Anne in a very public way.   So who else is going to do something you don't agree with and then you're going to blast them all over the industry?  I'm sorry but "scape goating" is the tool slave owners used to keep the slaves under control, and the Nazi's used also.  You pick out one leader, the strongest ring leader you can find and you hold them up to everyone else and you kill them, beat them, humiliate them or whatever and it sends a message to the rest - you better not piss me off or this is what I'm going to do to you.  First day in jail?  Find the biggest guy and beat the shit out of him and then everyone leaves you alone.  I'm sorry - but this is the tactic bullies use.  I sure don't see you printing any of Phyllisha's response to this accusation in the letter so you're not even allowing her to defend herself or her position here.

So frankly I don't care whether what she did was illegal or not right now.  What I do care about is that this very letter is a tactic used to try and control people.  It's to try and intimidate other people into following your lead and doing what you want them to do.  Frankly I don't think that's what the union is supposed to be about.  You took up a very public forum to attack another sex worker, someone who is trying to give workers more protection and more of a voice and you have openly attacked her.  This is a woman who has her face and name all over social media - yet I don't see even your name at the bottom of this letter so who the fuck are you even?

If you thought what she did was illegal - where's your lawsuit?  I don't see you've filed a complaint against her in a court of law.  I don't see you letting a judge decide if what she did was in fact illegal.  I don't see you filing for a TRO to stop her from recording.  So because YOU think it's illegal that's then just all there is to it?  Again - the way bullies think if you ask me.  

If you're going to attack someone - how about attacking the producers who are trying to get the performers not to wear condoms on a set when they want to use condoms?  How about attacking THAT?  How come I'm not seeing a "list of shame" of producers who have tried to bully and intimidate workers into not using condoms on a set?  I'd like to see that on this page - a list of shame for producers who have been trying to make films where performers are refused to be allowed to use condoms or protection.

How come I don't see you calling out James Deen for his rape of other women in this industry?  I've read that he raped a woman on a set anally until she was torn and was bleeding all over the set.  I've read that the crew APPLAUDED that man after he did this.  I've read one of his victims was threatened by the AVN with a breach of contract lawsuit if she didn't stand next to this man at the AVN instead of them paying for her a lawyer to sue the shit out of him for what he did to her.

Jennifer O'Hare is all over social media claiming she was raped by Dennis Hof.  I don't know if that's true or not but how come you're not talking about it?  There's rumors that Lamar might have even been deliberately drugged and then robbed of $75,000 cash at the ranch.  I don't see you addressing any of Hof's behavior in your forum here.  I mean if you're going to print rumors - how about printing those kinds of rumors?

I'm reading about women being sent home from a shoot because they were insisting they didn't want to perform without a condom.  How about calling out the producers that did this?  I do see you made a statement about Nicki Benz being abused and her 800,000 or so followers.  But frankly I think you did that because she's got over 800,000 followers and you're sucking up.   I mean you should say something - but why am I only hearing about her with all the followers?  How come I'm not hearing about those who have been hurt who have maybe 200 followers?

But what's going on in the James Deen rape accusations?  I'm not seeing a word about that anywhere on your site - but I see a whole page attacking Phyllisha Anne.

Oh and whose bright idea is it to have Melissa Hill leading your "support group" for those "out of the industry"?  Can you answer me that please?  The woman isn't "out of the industry" so how exactly is that supposed to work?  That is no different in my opinion than holding an AA meeting in a bar lead by the bartender who had a drink right before the meeting.  I mean what in the hell is that about?  I joined a "support group" once for ex-sex workers in 1986 called Catharsis.  Everyone in that group was completely fucked up and no one knew what the hell was wrong.

Are you people aware there's a very real thing that for lack of an official name we call it "post prostitution syndrome".  Here's a tape we have online about PPS to explain more about it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cO-AVboR0eE  I interviewed over 4,000 ex-sex workers from all over the world, men and women, illegal and legal - and in almost every single case, over 90% of those ex-sex workers had very common symptoms.  Here - read the words of Airforce Amy describe what she went through when she tried to simply quit the industry "cold turkey" without proper after care:






Notice Amy talked about "being so depressed she turned to drugs and alcohol" because of the severe depression she went through.  But Melissa Hill wouldn't know about this wall sex workers hit when quitting the industry entirely because she's still working in the industry.  She hasn't gone off to be a doctor or lawyer or something removed from the whole industry.  Belle Knox wrote openly about the suicidal depression she went through when people found out she was in porn.  That's just found out she was in porn.  Other young women have left suicide notes about killing themselves because they couldn't cope with the stigma of people knowing they'd been in porn.

Are you aware that the FBI has changed their whole undercover policy ever since the first FBI agent went undercover into the porn industry?  He went undercover for two years and came out of the industry so mentally fucked up they now revised their own policy to not leave an agent in the industry more than six months - and then after they come out they get special aftercare.

Do you realize that people who are just EXPOSED to the porn industry sometimes need professional psychological treatment?  Here read this about a special therapy system that's been set up for agents who are just EXPOSED to our industry without actually working in it and they get fucked up behind it and need help - http://unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/Law%20Enforcement%20Work%20Exposure%20to%20CP.pdf

So let me get this straight - you have someone who is not out of the business at all yet leading your support group for people who have left the industry?  Soldiers coming back from Iraq need PTSD treatment just as they did during Vietnam.  It's not even all about war as much as it is about adjustment back to the American way of life after having been in another country.  It's about culture shock and believe me leaving the porn industry and going into the world outside of the industry is a huge culture-shock.  When I was on probation and had to stay out of the industry - I had to learn how to not only dress differently, talk differently, but even how to WALK differently!

So are you really going to tell me that there isn't a huge adjustment process that happens when someone leaves the industry totally when for 30 years now I've been seeing people going through the exiting process and I have never ever ever seen someone just up and walk out of this industry who doesn't go through a HUGE adjustment crisis.

Are you even preparing people for that wall they're going to hit when they do quit the industry?  Now before a whole bunch of people STILL IN THE INDUSTRY want to climb down my throat and claim that this isn't true - save it.  You go and quit this business for longer than 24 hours and then you come back and tell me if it was just a breeze and you had no problems at all walking away from this culture.  This is one of the things these trafficking people have completely fucked up is they're making it appear that the only people who have problems and need help to adjust afterwards from sex work are trafficking victims and I'm sorry but that's not the case.

And I don't mean someone who quit the business but then is getting loaded every day either.  Sure I have met PLENTY of people who tell me "oh yeah I quit the industry and I haven't had one problem adjusting" while they're sitting there smoking meth, popping pills, or they're on five different medications while smoking medical marijuana.   I don't mean those who quit the industry but are stoned or drugged out of their minds so they wouldn't know a feeling if it bit them.  I mean quit the business entirely while also not being in a drugged state - then come tell me it's all a piece of cake to just walk out of this industry after it's been your identity for some years.

Why am I bitching about this?  Because one of the reasons I believe there's a need for the union is the very basic fact that those who do leave this industry need help going through that adjustment.  They need exit services.  Whether they were trafficking victims or not, whether they were addicts or not, whether they were sexually abused or not - there are those who aren't any of the above who still need help to go through the exiting process.  They may need vocational rehabilitation which I would like to see the union lobby the state to start doing something about this.

Think this isn't relevant?  You go spend 20 years working at a legal brothel and then one day you get told you're HIV/AIDS positive and suddenly your license is revoked.  Go on - put yourself in that person's shoes right now.  Imagine you just got told you're positive and your license to work as a prostitute is now revoked.  That's it.  No warning.  No pension.  No retirement plan.  No IRA.  Now what?  What the fuck you going to do now?  

That is a fundamental purpose for the union to exist is to make those aftercare and exit services available to members.   Now how are you going to do that when you think it's as simple as having Melissa Hill run a "support group" and that's it?  If you ask me the very fact you're acting like that's all there is is because whoever is running things over there at APAG now isn't Phyllisha.  Phyllisha is a sex worker.  She knows at the bottom of her gut that if she got mangled by a bus accident tomorrow, or became a victim of a horrible fire which disfigured her, or if she God forbid came down with HIV/AIDS - then now what?  What is she going to do?  She's planning on being in this industry the rest of her life.  I doubt she's got a back-up plan or a nursing degree or something to fall back on.  Even if she did have a nursing degree - what if the bus accident cut off one of her legs?  Then what?

Would vocational rehabilitation pay to retrain her to do something other than be in sex work?  I'm sorry but this is a fundamental issue for sex workers and where the union should be thinking about those very things.  So I'm actually deeply offended by this group making it appear that it's not a big issue when it's a CORE issue for why the union should exist - and that's to make sure employers in this industry realize that our careers are like that of dancers and athletes - it came be a short-lived one and one for which special considerations need to be built into the profession and that's where the union is supposed to be addressing those needs.

Which makes me think who is behind this APAG right now might be more for the "owners" than the "workers" in terms like that.  I mean question - how many who are back there are just workers themselves?  I'm asking because I also don't see a list of your officers on your website like I see on the IEAU website.    I see the board of IEAU is that of sex workers - not producers, not owners of companies, not people like Dennis Hof who owns a couple of ranches, not the owner of a string of strip clubs - but workers.  Workers who know the needs of the workers they're representing and defending and trying to make the field a better place for them.

So who exactly are you back there?  What are your roles within the industry?  How much do you know about how absolutely impossible it is to leave the industry should you have to suddenly due to injury or illness?  Christy Mack was horribly beaten.  After she announced she was staying in the industry.

However, she could.  What if War Machine, God forbid, but what if he had poured gasoline on her and lit her on fire as some women have had done to them in this industry?  What if she was so disfigured she couldn't possibly work in this industry again?  I assure you she would need special services to exit this industry even without being injured because there is a study out showing that literally 98% of those who try and leave sex work without the proper after-care fail.  They get clinically depressed, turn to drugs and/or alcohol, or even compulsive gambling as one study talked about, and they can't make the transition.

Those who can't go back wind up on SSI or welfare.  I know because 2/3 of the members of SWA have some kind of autoimmune disease they got from the industry and they're now living on SSI including myself.  I got chronic fatigue syndrome when it first hit the sex industry in the 1980's.  I spent my first year out of sex work laying on my couch because I was too tired to get up and go to bed.

But back to who are you over there running this "union" exactly?  I've learned how to tell red flags about abusers and exploiters and this form of intimidation and control you're exhibiting here is one of them.  You are attacking another member of the industry, a woman who created this very organization according to you out of nothing, at her own expense from what I understand, but I don't see a copy of a lawsuit along with it.

I also happen to know you're wrong - there ARE exceptions to when you can legally record someone in California and I don't see a word of that mentioned here meaning you're not only bullying, shaming, and intimidating another woman in this industry - but you're also misleading your readers and members by falsely claiming there are no exceptions to that rule.

Meaning you're lying to the industry in this letter.  That's all I got to know about the situation right here.  There are situations where one can legally record conversations in California and you aren't mentioning that at all here.  

What's worse is I don't even see a signature at the bottom as to who wrote this attack and misleading accusation.


To top it off, you're attacking her board for not "muzzling" Phyllisha simply because you asked them to.  Again - did you serve anyone with any legal papers?  Was a formal legal demand letter sent to anyone there at the  IEAU?  Can you please tell me what the other board members at the  IEAU have to do with what Phyllisha does?  What exactly is it you're calling them out for not doing?  Not what exactly?

Meaning you're not just attacking Phyllisha - you're attacking the whole board of IEAU over this something you say is illegal but I don't see you filing any legal papers about it.  I mean is this how you're going to represent your members?

Shame on you.

I don't see a signature here but I'm willing to lay down a $100 bet that whoever wrote this letter was a man.  Yet another man beating up on a woman in this industry and shaming her for protecting herself, and her baby, and then the other women who are standing behind her.   Which I'm sorry but I think that it's things like that why the union was started in the first place.  Meaning from where I'm standing it looks like some men came in and took this group away from Phyllisha and now they're trying to cover up what they did by victim blaming her.

If I'm wrong - then please please how about a statement about how exactly it was you're now running APAG and Phyllisha got shut out?  I mean I saw shit like this when the white man comes into America and kicks out the native American's for being "on his land".  Then I see all these westerns growing up where the white man is protecting himself from the "savage indian attacks" without addressing that it's the Indians who were the ones being ran off their land not the other way around.   So please - how about more of an explanation of how this split exactly took place because that's what this letter looks like to me - the white man talking about the horrible indians who attacked them!

Oh yes I know the tactics well.  I remember one time kicking the ass of a pimp who was beating up on my girlfriend and when the cops came he was crying how I beat the shit out of him.  I remember how my ex-husband went around all of our friends crying how "mean I was for taking his baby and leaving him" but of course leaving out of that whole conversation I did so after he broke down my front door and threatened to kill my daughter and myself.  That's what this looks like to me - so please - love to hear your side of what the break was about.

Along with a copy of the lawsuit against Phyllisha for these illegal recordings.  If you're not going to file a lawsuit then I think you need to retract that letter attacking other women in this industry while claiming you're there to represent their needs.  Also from a legal viewpoint.  Because I don't see the words "in my opinion" in these accusations.  Plus you're wrong - there ARE exceptions to the tape recording laws in California.  So what I see you're doing is defaming Phyllisha and even the IEAU which could also be considered a form of "economic interference".  In other words, you wouldn't be trying to steer prospective members towards your group over hers with these accusations now would you because that is also a crime.

You know how to reach me - so please enlighten me as to who is exactly the person who wrote this letter and what type of work they do in this industry?



Gabriela Leite - Brazilian Counter-Part

http://www.akissforgabriela.com/?page_id=2736

It's funny how when you're in the middle of things and you're young you think you're the "only one in the world" going through stuff.  As I've gotten older I've learned there is nothing really "new" and that if it's happening to you, then it is happening to someone elsewhere also.

I just came across this information on Gabriela Leite.  It seems she started up her work in Brazil in 1987.  I believe there's a reason for that and it's connected to what happened to me also personally.  I'm also seeing a connection between this and the Olympics - not sure what yet but there is.

If you do a google on the high class madams in the USA during 1984 - you'll discover that every one of them was arrested in 1984.  Now at first when Alex Adams, Cheri Woods and myself were all arrested in 1984 - I thought it was the cleaning up of the town to prepare for the Olympics.  I knew there was some connection there - but just didn't know what.


What threw me was they also arrested Sydney in New York in 1984 also.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Biddle_Barrows  So this wasn't just the Olympic people cleaning up LA - not when the east coast was also having their high class madams arrested.

So if you know me - you know I was on the phone back then trying to figure out why all of us?  Not just in California - but why back in New York?  I was trying to figure out what was it that connected all of us together.

This is what got me more interested in Iran Contra - especially their use of prostitutes.  There's a series on Netflix right now called "Narcos" and it does show how a lot of the government intelligence actively used prostitutes to get information - and the risk it subjected them to also.  Good film.

In reading about Gabriela, I began to imagine what it must have been like for them during this same time period.  If you watch the series "Narco" you see that Pablo used prostitutes regularly - even had them shipped into him and his men while he was in jail.  I can totally see why Gabriela would want to organize the women because they were being used in the drug wars - without getting the same perks and benefits that police, DEA, FBI and other agents get for doing the same work.  It also made sense why she's start up her group in 1987 there like I started ours in 1987 here - we were dealing with the same kinds of issues.

Only I did mine with a focus on getting women out of jail - hence the 12 step format we chose.  She however didn't have to worry about that since prostitution was legal in Brazil.  She wasn't seeing buses going out weekly and rounding up women like cattle and them being slapped into the criminal justice system which was making it impossible for them to leave sex work when they wanted to!  I remember what they put me through with probation - the only way to actually do what they were asking me to do was to lie!  I mean what boss is going to hire me if I have to have him speak to my probation officer?  What kind of job would do that?

I see she died in 2013.  I can see now why so much has changed since Robin died in 2012, and Gabriela died in 2013.  I can see now why so many of these groups which were started by well meaning sex workers themselves have now been taken over.  My daughter reminded me how it's like the big corporations buy up little companies like Burt's Bee's who aren't really done by that little guy any longer - it's just his face and "brand".  That seems to be what I keep finding behind all of this stuff - corporate tactics!  Corporate takeovers!

All corporations who sure as hell don't want a union developed either!

In doing more homework on Gabriela, it appeared that someone was carrying on her work after her death.  Why was I not shocked to read that he just beat down an attack upon him spoken about here - http://jeanwyllys.com.br/wp/nota-do-conselho-nacional-de-igrejas-cristas-pelo-arquivamento-do-processo-contra-jean-wyllys




Thursday, February 9, 2017

THIS IS AN ORGANIZED EFFORT TO "DIVIDE AND CONQUER" THE SEX INDUSTRY


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7am_sRIVhs&t=1s&oref=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2F&has_verified=1

After watching what happened to Dr. Sharon Mitchell, it was the final nail in the casket for me.  If you were to sit down and make a list of people who those in the sex industry looked up to as someone they trusted to lead them, trusted had their best interests at heart, and trusted them as to things like what petitions to sign or what to vote for - I have watched as everyone on that list, including myself, have been systematically targeted.

But I've been trying to figure out why.  I did some homework on what happened to Sharon after this, and it appeared she briefly had announced she was going to reopen in connection with Harmony Dust at the "I Am Treasure".  Only that church outreach had been focusing on strip club outreach where women were being taken to homes ran by Mercy Ministries.   Mercy Ministries got exposed as targeting these women to use them in baby mills.  So bold were they that they actually would call the homes on their websites "safe houses for trafficking victims" while having adoption applications right on the same sites!

Then poof!  Nothing.  I can't find a trace of Sharon or AIM anywhere.  People in the porn industry have been disbursed.  Just as the African American community has been disbursed since the riots.  I did a google search on all of the local charities right now in the south central part of Los Angeles - Watts, Compton, etc.  What I found was over and over again there were Catholic Charities being run by white people.  I couldn't even find a major church in those areas being run for the community by the community.  Even volunteers were being shipped in from the valley - without them generating volunteers within the local community.

Why?  Disbursement.  Divide and conquer.  A few months ago I could see the problem right now in the industry is all the glue has been removed.  We need to start banding together again.  So I looked up Phyllisha Anne and Amanda who are working on organizing a union right now that ties together all of the sex industry.  I found smear after smear and attack on them in the social media for the industry.

Now I warned Phyllisha when I met her that once word hit that her and I were talking together about working on bringing the community together as a whole that she was bound to be getting some "friend" making a phone call putting a bug in her ear that she needed to stay away from me for some reason.  I warned her about this in November.

I explained that's how they've been preventing people from creating new bonds to replace the ones that are being destroyed by these people.  I had seen the same thing happen when these same people took over control of both Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.  They got rid of the old guard and then when the ones left over started to regroup - they would step in and break down those ties from connecting also.  Always with some back door phone call from some "friend" issuing some "warning" about why they needed to "stay away from so and so".

But it appears they've already begun.  I've been getting text messages from someone who appears to have Phyllisha's phone number.   It's very easy to spoof text messages by the way.  Here's one site of many for example which allow you to do this very thing - https://www.spoofmytextmessage.com/

I've been getting text messages that tell me "Amanda" is a separate person from "Phyllisha".  Next thing I know she's sending me an email claiming I'm "not paying attention" and pissed off that I don't know these are not two separate people.  What a great way to get people fighting with each other!

Here's another one of their tactics to "divide and conquer".  Some of you who follow this blog know I had posted something about John Meekins in the past.  Something I misunderstood about him.  He reached out to me and we talked and I realized I had been misunderstanding something.  So I deleted the blog post and printed a retraction.

He and I started talking.  John was working as a guard at a prison where a lot of the women there were prostitutes.  He told me they were getting ready to unblock the phones to allow inmates to be able to call Polaris.  I had said what a great idea and could we also get them to unblock our hotline number also seeing as I actually run a program which will help these women do re-entry once released whereas Polaris just refers them to call programs like mine?

I thought we were building a great alliance.  John even told me of a publisher who ships a lot of books to the inmates who I could donate some bookmarks with contact information on them for www.sexworkersanonymous.com  So we had started building an alliance.

Only I stopped hearing from John for a while.  Then I went online one night and he was lashing out at me pissed as all hell.  I finally managed to get him calmed down and ask him why he was so angry at me.  He then tells me how he got fired because of me.  I was like "how?" clearly because I had no idea what he was talking about.

He then tells me he was pulled into an office of the Florida Inspector General's office who told him I had called them up and accused him of trying to pimp women out of the facility.  Further he says they played him a phone call that was supposedly me calling them to make such an accusation and showed him emails I'd sent them supposedly of our conversation on Facebook.

Only I never made that call and I never sent anyone copies of any Facebook conversation.  Oh course John thinks I'm lying to cover my own ass so I demanded to know the name of the person who pulled him into this back room and made such an accusation.  He told me the woman's name was Cynthia Paddock.

So I wrote to this office about the fact they did this to John and blamed me and demanded to know who this "Cynthia Paddock" is.  Let me show you an email I just got back from them about this:


What do I make out of this?  Is it possible to disguise my voice and make a recording that someone can say is me?  It's so easy it's scary especially since I know multiple people myself who sound just like me on the phone.  For one my daughter.  People have talked to her on the phone and they've gotten angry at me because they think it's really me they're talking to.  It's not.  My daughter sounds identical to me on the phone.

But she's not unique.  We have two other members of SWA who sound identical to me on the phone.  One of them is Karen.  I have her answer the hotline a lot for me when I'm sick because people think she's me because she sounds identical to me.  I don't have an accent.  I was put in speech therapy as a kid to get rid of a southern accent I had.  So actually my voice is pretty generic.  The only thing that's really unique about my voice is my laugh.  But my voice can be easily duplicated with modern technology and using people easy enough to find.

Now what do I make out of that?  Is John lying?  No he's pretty upset so I believe him that he got fired and I was blamed for his firing.  I think that's the point.  Send John off into the trafficking arena claiming I "was the one who got him fired".  Great way to "divide and conquer" isn't it?

This was exactly what I was talking to Bill Margold about before he died.  He was one of the few people left who seemed to be able to get two or three different factions talking to each other.  Bill had agreed with me that everything was all disconnected now in the industry and we needed to find a way to rebuild the sense of "community" that the industry once had that was OUTSIDE of within the corporate culture.  Sure the people at Vivid bond together as a "family".  But where is the bonds OUTSIDE of that office?  Where does the industry bond together from say Playboy or Hustler and Vivid?  The AVN?  That's another whole corporation and machine that's not the industry.  It's the OWNERS of the industry - not the WORKERS.

If you watch this film with Sharon Mitchell you can see what I mean.  She was a point of reference that bonded the industry together outside of one corporation/production company, as well as outside of the AVN corporate structure also.  Sharon was able to shut down the whole industry with one phone call.  She caught the HIV/AIDS outbreak within a matter of DAYS.  This clinic had that kind of power.

Since AIM has shut down - we are in the middle of another HIV/AIDS epidemic that's struck the industry.  Yes Talent has got three offices where the industry can be tested but note it's THREE.  There isn't one person, nor one office, nor anything that unifies the industry through those offices and the industry sure as hell doesn't trust Michael Weinstein at the AHF.

The charges I saw coming down at these people were all bogus and manufactured - leading me to know right off the bat that I'm sure the accusation she was taking bribes was also probably manufactured.  How else did anyone know about it otherwise?  What happened after she started to regroup with this church outreach who was probably connected to her shutdown in the first place?  Am I wrong?  Look at what they did to Snowden - traitor.  Look at what they did to Assange - rapist.  Dave Elms - tried to murder a sex worker supposedly.  It's a pattern as clear as the nose on my face that when these people want you shut down - suddenly charges are manufactured against you for something.

I've made a list of the leaders and shakers in this industry and I've seen every single one of them now targeted, shut down and most of them had some kind of criminal charges manufactured against them.  It's literally so clear to me that unless I see they're coming after you then I don't believe you're of any threat to them.  The question is why?

It may not seem related but it is.  Watch the film "Concussion".  It shows how the NFL spend a lot of money to make sure the players didn't know how badly they were injured or about traumatic brain injury.  Why?  Look at how much it's costing them now to pay for that damage.  Dr. Amen's been setting up a whole clinic not only teaching these men how to help repair that brain damage, but also he's been able to get a lot of those men off opiate pain medications for those injuries.  I watched how Dr. Omahu was also attacked the same way Dr. Sharon Mitchell was.  He had to move and also you can't reach him easily because of the threats he was receiving.  I saw an online campaign organized against him to try and stop the movie from being made.  There was even a petition to try and get Will Smith not to be in this film because that would guarantee it would be made.

They did the same thing with the people who blew the whistle about the water quality in Michigan.  In a documentary I saw on this every single person who tried to alert the public to this being a health hazard was also soon discredited, smeared, even arrested.  Same as they're doing in North Dakota with those people protesting the oil pipeline there.  Amy Goodman was another one arrested just trying to report on that!  http://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/dakota-pipeline-protests

Oh and by the way - the medical association has been coming after Dr. Amen basically calling him a "quack" just like they did John Mack with his research on people saying they were abducted for research purposes.  Same as they came after Dr. Omahu trying to clam he had screwed up on some case also.  I watched this film out recently about Hemingway and how they were coming after him also.  Now it appeared he really was running guns to help Cuba but the point still remains that in the film it showed how the government was targeting him to press criminal charges to try and stop what he was doing.  Makes me wonder if he really committed suicide now to be honest.   I say that because I've seen how the ones who keep going past that point - they either wind up a "suicide" or found hung somewhere like they did Sandra Bland.

I went and did some research on if this was true by looking into Brazil where it's legal over there.  I saw the same thing - their sex worker advocates and organizers have all suddenly disappeared.  Websites are down.  Phone numbers disconnected.  I can't find a way to reach certain people.   I mean what's this all about?

When I was arrested in 1984 I remember specifically asking the cop who formed a task force to get me arrested what was so fucking important about me to do this?  I asked him why me when I'm surrounded by monsters who are beating, kidnapping, raping, and otherwise horribly abusing women in this industry - why are they coming after me when I'm creating a safe working environment, and setting up women I'm working with things like unemployment, disability, long term nursing home care if needed, paying their taxes, and even getting them credit ratings so they can buy a house or car one day.  Why come after me when I'm doing this?

I asked him "why are you coming after me when the alternative would be for me to be standing on a corner with a needle in one arm and a pimp on the other"?  He replied to me "that's just why I'm coming after you because that's where you all belong".  I didn't understand that for years and years until I started really looking at what would happen if we did become an industry like any other.  Meaning we could also file for unemployment benefits, workers compensation, disability, etc.?

What does that mean to the state in the terms of dollars?  Imagine if a porn performer or stripper could actually qualify to get disability for 52 weeks if we went through another crash like 2008?  Imagine if they get HIV/AIDS then they can qualify for vocational rehabilitation.   How much does all of that cost then the state to be shelling out?

Damn that's a lot of money.  Now there's laws against union busting.  So anyone who tries and organize a union can't be stopped or they can step in with the lawyers.  If all of this is really to try and stop a union from forming - then what would be the most effective way to stop it if you can't directly do any "union busting"?

I've watched other organizations such as PETA, NRA, the Monsanto protestors, and even the civil rights movement groups - how were they brought down?   They weren't really brought down by the direct opposition as much as the "insiders".  I read last night how a completely bogus group called the "Invaders" was set up to try and discredit Martin Luther King.  This group gave out wooden sticks to kids and stirred them up to break store windows.  Then Martin Luther King was blamed saying he was a "hypocrite" because here he was "using violence when he preaches non-violent protest".

Let's translate this into modern terms.  Could there be a completely fake group out there trying to say they're trying to organize a union for sex workers while in reality NOT doing that?

How do these guys fight?  For one thing, when they really want to fight you they won't print your name anywhere.  Take a look at the social media for me - and you won't find my name anywhere.  I saw whole sites taken down and rebuilt just to wipe out all traces of my name including the site for the show "8 Minutes".  It was taken down so all traces of my comments even were removed.  The Tits N Sass blog was taken down, my name white washed, and then put back up again with them featuring the leaders THESE people wanted them to feature.

So we know when they're really coming after you - they don't print your name.  You won't find my name anywhere in the Review Journal post-2007 except for one quote one reporter had to slip past his publisher to get printed to show I was still there.  I can't find anything like an interview with Sharon Mitchell or Dave Elms since they were both shut down.  It's like they, and I, don't exist anymore.

Meaning in a way you can tell more about someone by what's NOT being said here than by what is.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

WHY THIS HAS BECOME SUCH A GLOBAL WAR

http://www.akissforgabriela.com/?page_id=2742

HOW THIS WAR IS FOUGHT

When looking into past civil rights movements - one where you can really see how our American system works is how Martin Luther King was opposed.  How much effort went into one man is mind boggling.  What's even more mind boggling is how did he ever accomplish anything with all this opposition?

Read this article so you understand their tactics - http://thefreethoughtproject.com/fbi-memphis-polices-admitted-involvement-assassination-mlk/

First, they had a photographer following him around that MLK thought was a "trusted friend" who in reality was an informant working against him.

Second, they "attacked his marriage".  If anyone remembers, Julian Assange had a woman come on to him sexually and then cry "rape".  How convenient for the people trying to shut him up.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-11949341  I'm sorry but statistically very intelligent people aren't rapists.  Rape is about control and intelligent people know 1000 other ways to control and dominate someone without resorting to sex or violence.

Third, they "tried to get him to commit suicide".  They sent tapes of his affairs and threatened to expose them to the public that he was just human after all.  It was only when he refused to kill himself, that they then resorted to assassination.

Fourth, take a good look at this group "The Invaders" spoken of.

"According to the House Select Committee on Assassinations, a black civil rights group named the Invaders sabotaged the March 28 demonstration by distributing hundreds of two by two sticks attached to placards into the hands of impressionable black children caught breaking store windows. The Invaders allegedly incited violence which MLK was opposing."

This group, the "Invaders" claimed to be a group in support of the movement but in reality were being used to try and discredit MLK.  

We are in a "civil rights movement" of another sort today - that which is affecting members of the sex industry.  We are being treated as less than human.  By being called "criminals" and now even "sex offenders", the government justifies all kinds of injustice against us.  

People don't use effective tactics and then just give up on them.  This shows the tactic of a fake group being set up to supposedly be about something while in reality taking it down.  Now ask yourself - who would be such a group today claiming to want to help sex workers?

I have been approached by "fake" photographers before.  Including this woman who claimed she was coming all the way from Finland to supposed do a whole art piece on sex trafficking survivors.  Only when she showed up at the meeting I insisted upon before allowing her to photograph any SWA members - she showed up without a camera.  REAL photojournalists don't go anywhere without their camera's!  

I handed her my camera and asked her to show me how to use it.  It was painfully clear she didn't know how to use a camera.  Strange I thought since she'd sent me a copy of her portfolio.  Only when I went home I put the images into Google Search.  It turned out her portfolio had been purchased from stock photo sites.  I called the magazine she said she was working for and the editor said she had "volunteered to be an intern there but hadn't submitted any work yet".  Not hard then to get that reference set up.  

Here was a man following MLK around claiming to be someone "documenting the history" who was in reality an informant.  What better way to get photos sent back to the FBI and Cointelpro than right out in the open?

Which explains some of these documentary workers who keep calling up wanting to do a "reality show" about our work.  It's why I've always turned them down also.  I remember watching an interview with Michael Jackson once where the guy made him appear to be a nutjob.  Only Michael had been running his camera's too at the same time.  When I saw the UNEDITED version from Michael's camera - it was a whole other story.  So Michael wasn't being paranoid after all - he was well aware of how the media can be used against you if you're not careful.

The most important thing to learn from this is that those opposing the civil rights movement focused most of their efforts onto discrediting one person - MLK.  They took his human failings and used that to stop people from organizing behind him.  He was HUMAN.  Not a God.  An only an imperfect human being would see that as African American's they weren't being treated like humans.  Those who stood behind MLK knew it wasn't about MLK - it was about THEM.  

Now look around and ask yourself - who could be that fake group today claiming to be about helping sex workers while in reality selling them out?  

Who today is attacking someone in this movement for their human failings?  

Learn from history!