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Don't Worry Striking Writers, JVoices Is Right Behind You

By Daniel Treiman

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In a development that could help tip the scales in the ongoing writers’ strike, an obscure Jewish blog has weighed in on the side of the scribes — and done so forcefully.

The blog, JVoices, is following the lead of a number of TV-related blogs that suspended publication for a day in solidarity with the striking writers. But, JVoices notes, they’re taking things one step further.

“JVoices is shutting down in solidarity with the Writers Guild of America strike,” writes JVoices mastermind Cole Krawitz. “Not for just one day though. We’re shutting down until victory is won for WGA workers!”

I hope the writers at JVoices enjoy their vacation. I expect it to be a short one, as their brave action will undoubtedly bring the producers swiftly to their knees.

Cole Krawitz Fri. Nov 23, 2007

You're a funny guy Daniel. I appreciate your humor. But, the issue isn't about JVoices, or whether it will tip the scales, it's about keeping the strike in the forefront of peole's minds as one of the most important strikes the Writers Guild is embarking on in over 25 years. There are a number of ways to do that, and we took one route. So, I see you've got the humor part down. Now, what are you going to do to support the writer's strike, you know, as a blogger/web person/writer and all? I look forward to all the different vehicles and choices resulting in positive change.

Sorele Sat. Nov 24, 2007

Well, why not? And why aren't the other Jewish bloggers doing the same? Isn't there a strong history of support for unions in our secular tradition? I mean, yes, this is funny in a way, but it's also part of the American Jewish tradition, to show solidarity for people who are fighting for their rights.

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