Assaulting the H.E.A.T. Watch Conference

Whores get revenge

On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012, queers and hookers and other bad bitches fucked up the H.E.A.T. Watch conference. H.E.A.T. Watch is an ongoing campaign facilitated by the Alameda County District Attorney, The City of Oakland, the OPD, and a few select piece-of-shit non-profits.

We set out with the intentions of shutting the fucker down and started the event with the distribution of some dope literature, some inflammatory speeches, the harassment of mainstream media and of course, the all-out taunting of the police. It got taken a step further when the crowd attempted to enter the lobby of the Marriott Convention Center. This all resulted in a rumble with the pigs, the vandalized facade of the convention center entrance with eggs and paint, and a march to and from Oscar Grant Plaza. We would say that this was a nice way to spend an afternoon and, for a brief moment, fulfilled our goal of shutting the fucker down.

Much love to our comrade Melvin who was kidnapped by the OPD. This is not the first time he has been targeted by those bastards for being tall, black and mobbin. Since his arrest, he has been released with no charges filed. He was initially booked on two charges related to allegedly  assaulting a security guard.

To our enemies the DA Nancy O’Malley, the christian scum bag Linda Smith and all the pigs and other such trash attending the conference: this is only a small taste of what some pissed off hoes are capable of. We acknowledge your invitation of war against sex workers and all those subjugated by the continued existence of capital. Bring it on motherfuckers.

This action comes at a time we might call a “lull” in street based struggles in Oakland. Conversations regarding sex work are unpopular at best and unspoken at worst. The alienation of our daily lives as whores and our desire to act in response to this display of blatant pig harassment of sex workers drove us to this action of revenge. We hope this action is an inspiration to other anarchists and sex workers (and everyone!) who hate work–a demonstration of what we are capable of.

This is a call for bonds of utility. Our means to survive fuels our desire to fight. We look to strengthen networks that demand communicating the attacks on our shared enemies.

Against exploitation,
Bitches who will fuck you up.

This is a text that was read aloud and distributed:

FOR HOES, BY HOES. AGAINST H.E.A.T. WATCH. TOWARD SEX WORKER REVOLT
For Hoes, by hoes. Against H.E.A.T. Watch and toward sex worker revolt.
June 13, 2012

Every day we are at war with politicians and police, their collaborators and apologists. Today is unique, because we get to do it in public. And we know how to give one hell of a performance.

We role play with federal judges. We spank senators with wooden paddles. We massage prostates inside the anuses of lobbyists. We wake neighbors with the thudding of headboards while fucking lawyers, doctors, corporate executives, union organizers, detectives, campaign directors, the list goes on. Point being: we’ve seen these mother fuckers at their finest. We’re practically on the government’s payroll. These poor bastards couldn’t give two fucks about trafficked children. And no, there are NO good cops.

If Nancy O’Malley and Jean Quan are pimps, then the non-profits, religious groups, and state institutions (such as Child Protective Services, among others), are their little money makers. In an attempt to hypnotize the public, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley “in partnership with The SAGE Project and Shared Hope International,”  look to increase surveillance, develop sophisticated policing strategies, and raise incarceration rates by tugging at the foundational heart strings of our lives: violence and exploitation.

The state wages war against markets that they cannot manage or profit from. They’re not interested in protecting those who are sacrificed to the dark trades of guns and drugs and human beings. But they have much incentive to ensure that those people are rehabilitated just enough to run the machines of their monster economy, paid or unpaid. If they cannot be rehabilitated, they’re left to struggle through the exclusion of a life of crime, killed, or condemned to line the pockets of nasty bankers who invest in prisons. Oh yeah–sucked plenty of banker dick as well.

We are unfit for the moralistic duties of citizenship, the reformist projects of legislation or “volunteer efforts”. We’re not just bitter because the social services and rehabilitation programs can’t cure our emotional and economic poverty. We’re sick of being pimped by rehabs, abused by police and their justice system. We’re sick of being regarded as disposable cum rags when we refuse to cooperate with the law. We’re hungry for a life worth living.

We are great performers, but one thing is certain: They are in control of this shit show. Not us. Today we set the stage for something much different.

Beyond the legal confines of this circus that is the H.E.A.T. Watch conference, there is a world of lawless ones. Networks of prostitutes and other exploited people exist that attempt to support each others’ emotional and physical well being as well as material livelihood.  It is our belief that these networks of care are more than capable of forming networks of vengeance such that no john would dare to assault or fool any one of us; networks of hookers and other criminals so effective in retaliation that police are too afraid to arrest prostitutes, and judges too terrified to convict. Through the self organization of whores and rent boys and parents and divas and bitches and sugar babies and loved ones, we are capable of destabilizing entire supply and demand chains of human exploitation – and all the horrors of capitalism.

AT WAR WITH ALL WHO SEEK TO MANAGE OUR LIVES
AGAINST THE NETWORKS OF DOMINATION COMPRISED OF POLICE, PIMPS AND OFFICIALS
TOWARD NETWORKS OF REVENGE AND COMMUNITIES OF SOLIDARITY

TO THE PIGS INSIDE THE H.E.A.T. WATCH CONFERENCE: FORFEIT YOUR CRUSADE. OR ELSE.