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International Sex Workers Day 2019

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Taking Back the Neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization; sponsored by Coyote RI June 2nd, 2018 Sophia Wright   Christopher Johnson Bella Robinson of COYOTE RI: Steven and Daniel from PrYSM Michael Galipeau Jesus Holguin Jocelyn DoCouto Catarina Lorenzo   David Veliz Monica Huertas Terri Wright Justice Gaines Vanessa Flores Maldonado MJ Robinson Anthony Hollins John Prince Elena Shih, COYOTE RI Osiris… Read more »

The Other Legalization: A Sex Worker’s Dream for Decriminalization in Rhode Island

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  Every Wednesday night she parks her tangerine Nissan Rogue inside the faded lines of the lot by the McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts on Broad Street, a spot she says the working girls often visit between shifts. It’s eighteen degrees tonight and her truck is one of the few stragglers in the glazed parking lot. It’s supposed to snow any… Read more »

2 NH Prostitution Raids, 25 Asian Migrant Sex Workers at Risk of ICE

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2 NH prostitution raids, 25 Asian migrant sex workers at risk of ICE Let’s take a look at how the police frame this ” Two homes in the city one in a middle-class neighborhood  were used as houses of prostitution in a sex trafficking ring that involved as many as two dozen Chinese women under the control of a Concord… Read more »

Know Your Rights Cards (English)

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IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY THE POLICE…KNOW YOUR RIGHTS… 1) STAY CALM, No matter how agitated or hostile the police act, DON”T lose your temper. 2) ASK THE OFFICER, if you are “BEING ARRESTED OR IF YOU ARE FREE TO GO”. 3) DON”T TALK: TEll the police officer that, “YOU WOULD LIKE TO INVOKE YOUR RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT” 4) DO NOT WRITE OR… Read more »

How to be an Ally to Sex Workers (Korean)

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How To Be An Ally to Sex Workers-  Coyote RI 성노동자와 연대하는 법 1) Don’t Assume that you know why a person is in the sex industry.  Most people make a choice to enter the sex industry because it is the best option for them.  Many sex workers only have to work a few hours a week because sex work… Read more »

Know your Rights Card COYOTE RI ( Mandarin Chinese)

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Know your Rights Card COYOTE 罗德岛:权利须知卡 IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY THE POLICE…KNOW YOUR RIGHTS… 当你被警察拦住时,记住你的权利…   STAY CALM, No matter how agitated or hostile the police act, DON”T lose your temper. 保持冷静,无论警察表现得有多粗鲁和凶狠,不要对警察发脾气。   ASK THE OFFICER, if you are “BEING ARRESTED OR IF YOU ARE FREE TO GO”. 向警察询问,“你现在是否被逮捕,还是可以离开”。   DON”T TALK: TEll the police officer that, “YOU WOULD LIKE… Read more »

WAVAW- To The Sex Worker Community – We Owe You An Apology

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    July 18, 2018 To the sex worker community, As an organization, we always say that systems and perpetrators of violence need to be held accountable. This is no different when we have enacted harm ourselves. Today, we’re writing this letter to take accountability. We have taken actions that have caused harm to sex workers, and it is important… Read more »

SESTA/FOSTA = DEATH #AIDS2018

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The USA Further Endangers Sex Workers and Threatens Internet Freedoms. Sex Workers are dying and are at an increased HIV risk under the recent passing of USA policy (SESTA/FOSTA) with global implications.   The legislation SESTA/FOSTA,  signed by President Trump on April 11th, 2018, shuts down websites where sex workers advertise, and it removes the online safety tools that sex… Read more »

WHAT TO DO AT AN ICE CHECKPOINT: ESPECIALLY IF YOU’RE A WHITE CITIZEN

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  I saw someone post that they encountered an ICE checkpoint in NYC. Here’s the deal -Border Patrol can verify citizenship within 100 miles of a border or “external boundary.” This includes coastlines, so NYC, Philadelphia, and all of NJ are within the 100-mile zone. -Border patrol can only ask brief questions about citizenship, and they cannot hold you for… Read more »

Watch Out Congress, US Sex Workers are Coming for Their Rights

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Did Congress really think that Sex Workers were gonna just lay down? I have always said that sex workers are some of the most resilient people I know. Last week Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote RI  (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) attended a historical US sex worker Summit in LA. It was awesome.  Coyote RI was thrilled that we were recognized… Read more »