transdada

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Sunday, August 29, 2004

TAKE ACTION NOW!!!!

concerning the articles (see below). Lakeview prostitution sting yields 19 arrests
By Imran Vittachi
Tribune staff reporter, August 29, 2004
&
20 nabbed in prostitution sting -- 15 men dressed as women
BY CHERYL V. JACKSON Staff Reporter


these news "articles" ARE an egresses act of violence.

NOT only are trans folkz an unprotect GROUP OF PEOPLE who lack adequate heath care and social services; MANY are unable to get employment during transition and ARE reduced to prostitution; leading to arrests, humiliation and shame or worse. BUT, these reporters found it necessary to DOUBLE-signify these individuals as men in dresses... then go on to describe them as transgenders in transition.. this is overt hate language if I have ever seen it...

when will this gendercentric hetronormative social oppression stop . . . and when will there be adequate employment and social support for all people..?

when will capitalism's evol stop enforcing "the other" (female) woman into prostitution, AND when will it stop arresting those who are trying to survive...?

when will reporters stop leading readers into voyeuristic aspect of the other reduced by feminization... when will feminist see that this is an act of violence on woman as well, and demand an end to it...?

Please take action now!!!

E-mail the staff of the Chicago Tribune

Ann Marie Lipinski, Editor
ctc-editor@tribune.com

Imran Vittachi
IVittachi@tribune.com


Chicago Sun Times

letters@suntimes.com


Lakeview prostitution sting yields 19 arrests
By Imran Vittachi
Tribune staff reporter


Nineteen suspected prostitutes, four of them women, were nabbed in the sting.
The rest were men in drag and others who were undergoing sex changes, Waldera said. Of the 19 arrested, 18 were charged with prostitution, a misdemeanor, and one was charged with being caught for prostitution more than once, a felony, said Chicago police spokeswoman JoAnn Taylor.




20 nabbed in prostitution sting -- 15 men dressed as women
BY CHERYL V. JACKSON Staff Reporter

A prostitution sting in the midst of a near-blinding rainstorm early Saturday netted 20 arrests on the North Side -- including 15 men dressed as women, Chicago Police said.



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Protesters Pour Into Manhattan Streets
Thousands Gather on Eve of Republican Convention
By SARA KUGLER
The Associated Press


NEW YORK -- Protesters poured into Manhattan's streets by the thousands Sunday to protest the war in Iraq and demonstrate against other Bush administration policies on the eve of the Republican National Convention.

Marchers planned to chart a circular course through the security-laden city to the convention site at Madison Square Garden and then back south again.

"Today we send our message," said Leslie Cagan, a leader of United for Peace and Justice, which sponsored the march, expected to be the largest demonstration of the convention week.

The group had sued to force the city to allow a rally in Central Park -- a bid rejected last week by a state judge. City officials said the event would damage lawns in the park.


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