Archives for August 2015

NWU Picnic a Breeze

Nineteen people attended the National Writers Union, New York Chapter’s annual picnic on Saturday, August 23, at Riverside Park in Manhattan. The ambiance was perfect. The Hudson River, shimmering blue like Apache jewelry, offered bountiful breeze, and the trees, limbs stretched out like tents and dressed in grand, garden-green, served as shade from the sun; […]

Poem: Cali Quake—whose fault is it?

Cali Quake—whose fault is it?   If an earthquake comes shocking, shaking, rattling and rolling Cali is it Yogi Bear, Hugo Pinell’s parting words?  It rained forty days and forty nights the week Bunchy was assassinated…   If an earthquake comes shocking, shaking, rattling and rolling Cali whose fault is it? Round up the usual […]

NWU, Allies Advocate for Writers in Washington

Representatives of the NWU, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) met in mid-August with key Congressional and White House staff responsible for copyright policy. The delegation of writers included NWU’s Edward Hasbrouck, book division co-chair, and Ann Hoffman, former 1st VP; SFWA’s past […]

Greetings from the International Federation of Journalists

Please let me convey the warmest greetings to the delegates at your 2015 assembly on behalf of the IFJ Executive Committee and our unions of journalists worldwide. We wish all of you a strong and fruitful conference. We are all very proud of the efforts made by the NWU to advance the professional and social […]

Greetings from the National Union of Journalists

On behalf of the NUJ we wish to extend fraternal greetings to you and to all delegates on the occasion of the 2015 Delegate Assembly of the NWU. The NUJ and the NWU share common objectives and continue to work closely through the International Federation of Journalists. Our joint participation in the World Forum on […]

The Dissident Arts Festival- Day 2

As reported by John Pietaro… On Day two, August 16, we moved The Dissident Arts Festival to ShapeShifter Lab, a beloved home of new music for years now. What a gift to have two spaces that have equally caring, professional and considerate staff members. We opened this day with a jaw-dropping piece of multi-media art, downtown […]

The Dissident Arts Festival- Day 1

As reported by John Pietaro…  The Dissident Arts Festival, the annual gathering of revolutionary creativity, feted its 10th anniversary with a special weekend-long event on Saturday August 15 and Sunday August 16 at El Taller Latino Americano (Manhattan) and ShapeShifter Lab (Brooklyn), respectively. The event was sponsored by the Len Ragozin Foundation and the Rosenberg […]

Solidarity Greetings from Amin Yousuf, Secretary General PFUJ

The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) sends greetings to NWU on your 2015 Delegate Assembly. The PFUJ represents over 10,000 journalists working the length and breadth of Pakistan. Despite working in one of the most dangerous regions in the world, PFUJ continues to struggle for the rights and welfare of our members, for the public’s […]

International Greetings to the NWU Delegate Assembly (Pt.I)

The NWU Delegate Assembly was held in New York City, August 6-8. This is Part I of the International Greetings we received from our colleagues around the world! GREETINGS FROM MALAYSIA The National Union of Malaysia sends warm greetings to the delegates of the NWU on this important event. We hope that all decisions and […]