Ireland

Selma James speaking at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Selma James Distinguished Writer, Global Women’s Strike Co-Ordinator, & Founder Of The International Wages For Housework Campaign

How can women defeat austerity?

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13 March. 10:30am. John Hume Boardroom 3rd Floor, John Hume Building NUI Maynooth

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Distinguished Author and Women's Movement Icon Selma James to Speak in Ireland

On the occasion of her recently published anthology Sex, Race and Class, The Perspective of Winning – A Selection of Writings, 1952-2011, Selma James has been invited to speak at universities in Dublin, Maynooth and Galway, and by the women's committee of the Irish network against racism, at the offices of the National Women's Council of Ireland next Tuesday and Wednesday, 12th -13th March (schedule below).

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Selma James speaking at University College Dublin 12 March

university_college_dublin_1.jpgSelma James Activist (Global Women’s Strike Co-ordinator and Founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign) Speaking in UCD on Tuesday 12th March

Room E114, Newman Building (Arts)
2:30pm to 4:30pm

Defending Caring and Welfare in Careless Times

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Why the Irish Constitution Must Recognise Workers in the Home and Pay Equity

VILLAGE magazine, Ireland's Current Affairs Weekly, 2-8 September 2005 by Maggie Ronayne for the Global Women’s Strike, Ireland

Some say Article 41.2 of the Constitution is sexist and should be abolished. While it is sexist to refer to work in the home as a woman’s “life” and “duty”, it would be even more sexist to obliterate the only constitutional recognition of unwaged caring work done at great personal cost by generations of women, and its vital contribution to society’s survival and welfare.

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Irish Times letter: International protest by professionals against privatisation and the market's dominance

Irish Times, Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

Archaeology in Ireland

Madam, - Margaret Gowen ("Archaeology in Ireland can be proud of its standards", July 22nd)) was responding to the latest protest from professionals internationally against the Market's domination ("Archaeology needs to recover its core principles and ethics", July 15th). The general public understands that to be "market-led", as Ms Gowen justifies, is to undermine a "deep and genuine interest" in principles and public accountability.

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