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Response to our appeal and FAQ from proponents of “Controlled Digital Lending”

There’s been no direct response from the Internet Archive in the month since the NWU and dozens of other organizations launched our campaign against so-called Controlled Digital Lending (CDL). Unauthorized scanning and distribution of digital copies of printed books continues, unchecked. The defenders of CDL have, however, posted their own new FAQ which is obviously […]

In D.C., Audiences Can Visit North Korea Without a Passport

North Korea is perhaps the most secretive nation on Earth. In a new one-man show, Next Stop: North Korea, NWU member John Feffer aims to bring you as close to as you can get without a visa and a ticket to Seoul. The show is based on his visits to the country and work he […]

NWU Book Listserv Migrates to Riseup.net

The NWU Book listserv has found a new home. Instead of Yahoo Groups, you can now find it over at lists.riseup.net. The listserv is a place where members of the National Writers Union can organize, share resources, give advice, and support one another. The group is a home for those who have either written a […]

DC Member Launches Vietnam War-Era book on Veterans Day

Starting November 11th, you have the chance to experience the Vietnam War-era GI anti-war movement as told through a new book co-edited by NWU-DC member Barbara Doherty. Waging Peace in Vietnam: U.S. Soldiers and Veterans Who Opposed the War includes includes first-person accounts by those who protested and resisted from within the military, and by […]

Nautilus: Pay the Writers $180,000!

For Immediate Release Contact: Larry Goldbetter, President 212-254-0279  lgoldbetter@nwu.org We are a group of freelance writers and editors represented by the National Writers Union who would like to express our concern about the terms of the sale of NautilusThink to NautilusNext. The filing that has been submitted to the court states that NautilusThink still owes […]

‘ONE DAY LONGER, ONE DAY STRONGER’

Unions Continue Strike Against ASARCO As their strike at several Arizona and Texas copper mining company’s sites drags on, 1,800 workers at ASARCO have adopted the slogan “One day longer, one day stronger,” and waking the picket line since October 13, they’ve had plenty of time to become fortified. They held a rally and press […]

House of Representatives Passes Copyright Small Claims Bill

On October 22, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the “Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act of 2019” (CASE Act), H.R. 2426, by a vote of 410 to 6: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2426 The NWU along with many creators’ groups and the member organizations of the Authors Coalition of America  endorsed the CASE Act. The NWU submitted detailed […]

The Freelance Solidarity Project Announces Candidates For Organizing Committee

The Freelance Solidarity Project will be electing their first organizing committee this month. All members of FSP can vote for two co-chairs in each role. They’ll be responsible for communication between chairs and members, guiding conversations and facilitating open discussions, while also managing key areas of the project, such as strategy, research, and events, among […]

NWU Solidarity at GM Picket Line

Last Saturday, we hit the road, which stretched out into Appalachia, determined to visit striking GM workers at the Philadelphia Parts Distribution Center. A Turkish friend, Çağatay Öncü, asked to come along. We were nervous because our car has had mechanical problems. We didn’t want to get stranded on the way and miss out on […]

Writing and Healing Event with Yusef Salaam

The Yusef Salaam Writing & Healing Circle will premiere at Sister’s Bookstore and Cultural Center, 1942 Amsterdam Avenue, 156th St. We will write and read our works. There will be discussions about feelings reflected in each narrative: poetry, essay, letters, etc. Our goal is to engage, explore, and empower. To discover the restorative essence of […]