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Zoom Despite being a millionaire it turns out Robin Williams not only knew the value of solidarity but came out in support of the Writers Guild strike in 2007.


We saw this picture of him on the picket line on the We are not Leaving page and checked into the story behind it. It’s from the picket line at the Time Warner Center in New York, Nov 8th 2007. Williams along with other actors had brought bagels to the picket line of the two labor unions that represent film, television and radio writers working in the United States. Over 12,000 workers were effected.

The strike was to demand a share for the writers of the new income that was coming from internet sales. On the picket line Williams told the Hollywood Reporter that;
"This is not about millionaire screenwriters. They don’t need to be on strike. This is not about me, I’m fine. This is about a large amount of people who are simply trying to get their fair share."
His death has affected millions, and, his solidarity and activism with people is to be commended. His statement ‘I’m fine’ speaks volumes about the stigma attached to depression and suicide and how it is dealt with in Society as a whole, and has undoubtedly raised awareness of these not often enough talked about issues for all of us, and how these issues can be dealt with and challenged.
Via Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)
Despite being a millionaire it turns out Robin Williams not only knew the value of solidarity but came out in support of the Writers Guild strike in 2007.

We saw this picture of him on the picket line on the We are not Leaving page and checked into the story behind it. It’s from the picket line at the Time Warner Center in New York, Nov 8th 2007. Williams along with other actors had brought bagels to the picket line of the two labor unions that represent film, television and radio writers working in the United States. Over 12,000 workers were effected.

The strike was to demand a share for the writers of the new income that was coming from internet sales. On the picket line Williams told the Hollywood Reporter that;

"This is not about millionaire screenwriters. They don’t need to be on strike. This is not about me, I’m fine. This is about a large amount of people who are simply trying to get their fair share."

His death has affected millions, and, his solidarity and activism with people is to be commended. His statement ‘I’m fine’ speaks volumes about the stigma attached to depression and suicide and how it is dealt with in Society as a whole, and has undoubtedly raised awareness of these not often enough talked about issues for all of us, and how these issues can be dealt with and challenged.

Via Workers Solidarity Movement (Ireland)

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