By Al Giordano

I'm running around a lot today in Manhattan, just back from the conference in the Berkshires on organizing and journalism (updates to come yet on that).

Meanwhile, here are some photos from the Narco News Ninth Anniversary Celebration last Wednesday night in New York City...

James Wolcott, Katie Halper and Baratunde Thurston, above.

Lisa Spellman, Laurie Lewis, Laura Carlsen and Anne LaBrousse.

Simon Fitzgerald (left) and Joshua Bregman (right), veterans of the 2006 "Other Journalism Road Team" in Mexico, flanking yours truly.

Sally Cohen, Philip Shelley and Frank Camarda.

Nate Silver and Katie Halper.

Baratunde Thurston (Jack & Jill Politics), Martin Longman (Booman Tribune) and Field Hand.

Some of the 70+ good folks who attended at the loft of artist Marianne Vitale on New York's Lower East Side. (More photos to come, but I wanted y'all who supported the celebration from afar to share in just a few of the images. Check the Field Hands site for more photos from New York - and also, soon, from the conference on organizing and journalism last weekend in Rowe, Massachusetts...)

Of course, if you haven't already, you may still toss a coin or two into the cup for the worthy cause for which we gathered.



OMFG! I went to school with Baratunde. Glad to see he's going well. Cool you had Wolcott there, too.

great to see you alive, Al

I've been checking in here every day to see if you had any commentary on the ongoing torture prosecution debate!  But it looks like you're busy entertaining the troops!  good to see you again!


Now I'm doubly sorry I couldn't make it. But at least I know what partying with the beautiful people looks like.


Thanks for the photos.  What a nice looking group of people.  Added a little bit more to the pot.  We are now more than half way toward goal.

I just love that picture of

I just love that picture of you, Martin and Baratunde! Throw in Nate and you have the four voices I count on for some sanity in the blogosphere.

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About Al Giordano


Publisher, Narco News.

Reporting on the United States at The Field.

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