| News |

Video of Activists Protesting in Front of New Times Building

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

Activists picketed in front of New Times' Phoenix offices this afternoon in protest of our parent company, Village Voice Media's, classified ad website Backpage.com.

The activists feel the website facilitates sex trafficking. More on the protest here.

VVM publications across the country have published articles disproving the myths surrounding sex-trafficking statistics -- links to these articles can be found below.

Valley videographer Dennis Gilman captured on film what turned out to be a tame demonstration involving from 15 to 20 protesters over a two-hour period. Gilman's video is posted above.

Lost Boys
Real Men Get Their Facts Straight
Women's Funding Network Sex Trafficking Study Is Junk Science
Ashton Kutcher Fights Human Sex Trafficking in Iowa Newspaper
Ashton Kutcher and the Problem of Underage Prostitutes
The Schapiro Group Responds to Our Cover Story About Sex-Trafficking Study

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.