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Flash Pickets

San Diego, California|Heroes & Activism|Add Comment
By: VillageVoicePimps.com

In October 2011, Philip J. Cenedella of the National Association of Human Trafficking Victim Advocates organized and pulled off the very first protest of Village Voice’s backpage. When the “Editor-in-Chief” of the Village Voice, Tony Ortega, visited Cal State Fullerton, Cenedella and his troops were waiting for him armed with picket signs and chants of “Stop Sex Trafficking!” Mr. Cenedella may also be the first to implement a new tactic called the “Flash Picket”. We soon shall see.

Best Buy Distances Itself from Village Voice Sex Ad Flap

Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN|Advertisers|Add Comment
By: Ed Stych, Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal

Best Buy Co. Inc. doesn’t advertise with Village Voice Media, the publisher that owns the Minneapolis-based weekly City Pages. But the retailer is still being drawn into a controversy involving the sex-business ads that are run by Village Voice.

The nonprofit group Change.org, which is pressuring businesses to pledge not to advertise with the New York-based media company, said Thursday that Best Buy Co. Inc. (along with IKEA , AT&T , Barnes & Noble, the Miami Dolphins and other well-known companies) has agreed not to advertise in the paper.

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