Stop the arrests during the Olympics

To answer the panic around the Olympics and the increase in police raids against sex workers, (already reported in East London boroughs of Newham and Tower Hamlets), a campaign has been launched to demand a moratorium and an end of the arrests.

http://www.moratorium2012.org/

No evidence has been found to the claims that human trafficking has increased during international sports events, however, these claims have been used to increase sex workers’ criminalisation and the deportation of migrant sex workers.  http://www.moratorium2012.org/the-evidence/

Please sign the campaign letter addressed to Boris Johnson and circulate within your networks so more organisations and individuals sign. http://www.moratorium2012.org/open-letter/

 

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About Thierry Schaffauser

Queer, sex worker, drugs user, student in Gender History, GMB trade unionist, migrant, wants to change the world, etc
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One Response to Stop the arrests during the Olympics

  1. Cliente X says:

    Laura Agustin wrote about it recently: absence of evidence is not relevant bcause “if the police haven’t found many women in chains, the victims must be too well hidden, which justifies further money for more intense policing”. That’s wonderful, with or without proofs they can claim to be right and justify the police pressure.

    Link to the mentioned post:
    http://www.lauraagustin.com/getting-money-to-prevent-sex-trafficking-even-if-there-isnt-any-london-olympics

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