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Documentary on the 1976 Downing of a Cuban Plane

In October 1976, a Cuban plane took off from Barbados to Jamaica. In a blip, Flight 455 disappeared from radar screens. Various aviation agencies, including the Cuban government, determined that two bombs hidden on the plane caused it to explode midair, the wreckage  plummeting into the Caribbean Sea.  All 73 people aboard were killed in […]

My Friend, Ursula

Ursula Le Guin and I first met in 1966 at a party at her house in Portland, Oregon. She was writing The Wizard of Earthsea, and I was cranking out fashion copy for a department store. We were both married to academic historians. She had three children and I, at the time, had none. When I […]

Journalists Say No to SB 98 Amendment Requiring Police Permission to Cover Protests

We, the undersigned organizations, which collectively represent thousands of California journalists, strongly oppose a recent amendment made to SB 98, a bill originally intended to protect journalists covering protests, demonstrations and civil unrest. This amendment may actually restrict existing press freedoms rather than expand them, turning this bill on its head and into something that […]

BOOM! Studios Begins Work with #DisneyMustPay Task Force

For Immediate Release May 25, 2021 For More Information Kevin Lampe Kurth Lampe Worldwide (312) 617-7280 kevin@kurthlampe.com TaskForce@WritersMustBePaid.org BOOM! Studios Begins Work with #DisneyMustPay Task Force LOS ANGELES (May 25) – The #DisneyMustPay Joint Task Force is pleased to announce that BOOM! Studios have begun to work with them to achieve the Task Force’s goals […]

Freelancers Support the PRO Act – Not Misinformation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Larry Goldbetter, lgoldbetter@nwu.org  Freelance Organizations Support The PRO Act, Condemn Misinformation MONDAY, APRIL 26 – The National Writers Union and the Freelance Solidarity Project reiterate our support for the PRO Act, which has also been endorsed by the Authors Guild, the Freelancers Union, the Dramatists Guild, and a host of other freelance writer and creator organizations. We urge […]

How The PRO Act Helps Freelancers: A Legal Analysis

In March, the National Writers Union and the Freelance Solidarity Project released a statement of support for the PRO Act, which has also been endorsed by the Author’s Guild, the Freelancers Union, the Dramatist Guild, and a host of other freelance writer and creator organizations. These organizations reject the false claim that the PRO Act’s […]

George Floyd and Moving Heaven and Earth

Let’s face it. It took millions of people taking to the streets for a solid year, thousands of arrests and literally moving heaven and earth to get the conviction of one racist cop who murdered George Floyd on camera, for the whole world to see. This is hardly balancing the “scales of justice.” In fact, […]

Announcing NWU National, Chapter and Delegate Elections  

It’s time for NWU elections. Later this month you will receive a call for nominations that will include a description of each office and instructions on how to self-nominate for the position of your choice.  All contested elections will be conducted electronically under the direction and supervision of E-Ballot. They will send out the ballots […]