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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See Selma’s acceptance speech here: Occasionally, a person comes along whose experience, analysis and sheer fighting passion shift the way we think about the deepest systems of power. When they do, they are a gift without equal because they create new space to imagine a different, better way of living. Selma James is one of those people.   Campaigning background Selma James is…

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Join us for a rally broadcasting live on our Facebook page with Welsh and international speakers including: SELMA JAMES Founder, International Wages for Housework Campaign in 1972. Author, The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community & Sex, Race, and Class – the Perspective of Winning. REBECCA BODEN Tampere University, Finland. For over…

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Global Women’s Strike & Women of Colour GWS – International Women’s Day 2021 CARING for PEOPLE and PLANET Against POVERTY and DICTATORSHIP Women (and men) in a number of countries are calling for a Care Income Now!, an income for all those – beginning with women, the first carers everywhere, and extending to all genders…

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Dear friends, Please see below the e-poster for the Symposium “Debates For And Against Wages For Housework”, being held on-line, 4-6 March. Selma will be speaking on Saturday 6 March, 9-11am UK time (14.30-16.30 IST).Registration link is here. Details of the full programme for the three days are in the attached pdf. Please share and…

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The relationship between poverty and parenting is translated into an accusation, a shameful label of individual inadequacy. Ann Czernik discusses so-called ‘women’s work’ with feminist writer and activist SELMA JAMES ORCED to make the harsh choice between food or warmth, mum-of-one Laura burst into tears. It was the moment the 32-year-old single mum realised she…

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It’s time the crisis of mothers’ and children’s poverty and the climate crisis were prioritised 28 January, 2021 — By Selma James and Nina López MARCUS Rashford, called “leader of the opposition” for his campaign against child poverty, speaks of the suffering of his mother when she couldn’t afford food for him and his siblings…

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