Ms. St. James, right, in 1976 with the feminists Ti-Grace Atkinson, left, and Florynce Kennedy. Above them is a banner for COYOTE (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics), a group Ms. St. James founded to promote sex workers’ rights.Credit: Leif Skoogfors/Corbis via Getty Images

Introduction

The purpose of this research is to empirically analyze the way sex work has been framed in anti-trafficking policy in the United States over time with a specific interest in identifying how the legislation characterizes people engaged in the sex trade. Since the passage of the 2018 anti-trafficking legislative package…

Schmitter and Karl (1991) defined modern democracy by explaining how a variety of competitive processes and channels compete for the expression of interests and values. As such, there are many different forms democracy can take. Common features of democracy include majority rule, cooperation in order to compete, and representatives who…

Origins of U.S. Anti-Trafficking Policy: Colonialism, Racism, and Labor Exploitation

In recounting the history of farmworkers’ struggle in California during the 19th and 20th centuries, Sam Kushner (1975) provides historical context for the way the colonization of California informed the practice of foreign labor exploitation. Following the genocide of the…

Graphic describing the delivery of services from CCAs to their customers.
Image from: https://blog.ucsusa.org/laura-wisland/community-choice-aggregation-puts-communities-in-control-of-their-electricity

This piece will provide a description of the Community Choice Aggregation program in California’s utility market, beginning with an overview of the history of CCA models and eventual adoption by the state. It will additionally discuss the composition of partnerships within California’s utility market and the role of the California…

Introduction

In the spring of 2018, a legislative package containing two bills, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA), was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump. There are three major implications of FOSTA…

I offer the following thoughts on police and prison abolition to facilitate a larger discussion about these goals.

I will not pretend to have the answers. There is much I have left to learn. Regardless, I have chosen not to wait around to reach the optimal level of political education…

Emily Elyse

Friendly neighborhood anarchist || she/ they

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