At 91, Selma James has been an activist for longer than I’ve been alive, times three. A Jewish woman born in New York, in 1952 she published her first book, A Woman’s Place, aged just 22 – a radical piece of work underlining the frustrations of women’s lives in the home and the significance of their unwaged labour…

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Dear friends,  Haiti urgently needs our practical solidarity following another devastating earthquake – so far the death toll is over 1,300 people.  Donations are crucial to support and save lives after the earthquake and in the face of imminent storm Grace. Please see the appeal below from Haiti Emergency Relief Fund haitiemergencyrelief.org with whom we…

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Sam Volpe0 Published: 9:34 AM August 4, 2021    Selma James holds a Q&A celebrating her new book – at the age of 91 – in Kilburn – Credit: Global Women’s Strike/Sara Callaway One of Camden’s most enduring civil rights campaigners Selma James launched a new book, at the age of 91, last week.  Selma James helped found the Crossroads…

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At the launch of Selma James’ latest book, Angela Cobbinah finds the 91-year-old as resolute and sagacious as ever 13 August, 2021 Selma James pictured at the publishing event for her book, Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Care for People and the Planet IT is only to be hoped that someone who has…

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Dear Friends, Selma James will be speaking about her much anticipated second anthology, Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet, at a virtual event on3 September. JOIN on your computer or mobile app Click here to join the meetingOr call in (audio only) +44 20 3787 4277,,614729267#For more information see below and poster…

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Date: Friday July 23, 2021From: Care Income Now!/US (CIN!)*, coordinated by Global Women Strike and Women of Color/GWS careincomenow@globalwomenstrike.net  Unpaid family caregivers are workers! Mothers and others welcome the re-introduction of the Worker Relief & Credit Reform Act making unpaid caregivers and students eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit. Today, as US Congresswoman Gwen…

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Out now! The much-anticipated new collection by SELMA JAMES Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet. Selma James, who launched the International Wages for Housework Campaign (WFH) in 1972, will be 91 this August. She was recently honoured with the Sheila McKechnie Long-term Achievement Award. WFH will be celebrating…

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