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The Village Voice Is Getting Slammed For Promoting Sex Ads: I originally posted about the November 16th protest at the Village Voice here. It was co-sponsored by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women and Prostitution Research and Education and intended to protest the trafficking that takes place on backpage.com which is owned by the parent …

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Activists Picket New Times Building in Protest of Backpage.com: Last week a small group of anti-backpage protesters showed up at the office of the Phoenix New Times which is a Village Voice Media owned propaganda arm…I mean media outlet. At the protest were people claiming to represent the Frederick Douglas Foundation and the National Organization …

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Alicia Keys Rallies Fans To Join Protest Against Sex Trafficking Ads: I’ll be honest with you. I wouldn’t know an Alicia Keys song if it bit me in the face. However I do know that she’s an award-winning R&B artist who has an enormous fan base. Recently Ms. Keys took to that fan base to …

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Leading Human Rights Groups to Protest Village Voice Media in NYC on 11/16/11: Normally I don’t like to post press releases but this is an important one. In some of my past posts with the ‘Occupy’ movement going on I asked why hasn’t someone occupied the offices of Village Voice Media for their blatant disregard …

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Protest on Craiglist Doorsteps in San Francisco to End “Adult Services” Section: This is a blog post from Conchita Sarnoff at the Huffington Post about the human trafficking protest that took place at the office of craigslist last week in San Francisco. She goes over a lot of things that have already been discussed here …

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Protest planned at Craigslist office: Peter M. Zollman is one of the founders of the AIM Group. They’re the ones who determined how much craigslist makes off of its sex ads. While he does not think that craigslist should remove its adult services ads he has issued a challenge to craigslist CEO Jimk Buckmaster at …

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Activists to protest sex trafficking outside Craigslist office: The article I linked to has some more details about the human trafficking protest that is set to take place outside of the office of craigslist on 7/8. Craigslist is at 1381 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122. The protest is set to take place noon local …

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Leading Human Rights Groups to Protest at Craigslist’s HQ on 7/08/10: The article I linked to is a press release about a human trafficking protest that is scheduled to take place on the front steps of craigslist’s office in San Francisco. Let me just hit you with the highlights. On July 8, 2010 at noon …

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iranprotestYou know, I’ve been trying to stay away from politics because anymore there is no real political discourse anymore. It’s usually just one side yelling at the other for whatever reason.
However when you read about what’s going on in Iran you can’t help to wax political. However my post isn’t about Iran per se but more about the Western world.
First let me preface this by saying that I hope the people of Iran do gain their freedom. I know somebody will misconstrue my post somehow as support for the current regime in Iran.
Next I want to address all the people who are changing their Twitter icons to green to show support for the Iranians. That’s great, whatever floats your goat. However don’t get down on somebody who hasn’t, like me. I know you’re trying to bring awareness to the plight of Iraninans but to me it’s like the ribbon craze of the 90’s when everybody felt it was necessary to wear a colored ribbon for whatever cause. I didn’t need to wear a red ribbon then to show that I was concerned about AIDS. Conversely I don’t need a green Twitter icon to show I’m supporting the Iranian people. Not to mention the so called awareness factor. You’d have to be living under the proverbial rock to not know what was going on in Iran right now. If there are people that are that ignorant then they can’t be of any help anyway.
Now on to my main point. I would lay odds that the majority of you who are supporting the Iranians could have not given a rat’s ass about the freedom of the Iraqi people back in 2003. Forget why you think the war in Iraq was started. I don’t care if you think it was about oil or not the fact remains that the people of Iraq no longer live under a dictator who made Mahmoud Ahmadinejad look like Abraham Lincoln. I already know what you’re thinking though. You’re thinking that while the Iranians are trying to gain their freedom from within we ‘interfered’ with the ‘sovereign’ government of Iraq. To that I say we would have waited a long time before an internal revolution would have happened in Iraq. While Iran may not be as free as say the U.S. or Canada they obviously have a lot more freedom than the Iraqis did prior to the toppling of Saddam Hussein.
I know what else you’re thinking too. You’re thinking that this all started in Iran because of a fixed election. Then I guess you don’t remember the countless elections that Saddam Hussein won with 100% of the vote. Where were you then?
You’re either for freedom for all or you’re not.
As always it was your pleasure.
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Anti-abortion protest targets Absecon clinic: This is how an abortion protest/rally should be run… Standing abreast on the parking lot of a nearby real estate office adjoining the wooded office park, nine Catholic laymembers, many clasping rosaries, repeatedly recited the “Hail Mary” prayer. Patients leaving Sackstein’s office ignored the group, who shouted, “We’re praying for …

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