Selma James is an antisexist, antiracist campaigner. In 1972 she put forward Wages for Housework (WFH) as a demand and a political perspective that redefined the working class. The International WFH Campaign she founded coordinates the Global Women’s Strike. She coined the word “unwaged,” which incorporates all workers without wages. She co-authored the classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community and is the author of other pathbreaking writing.

Book 2

Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet

SKU: 9781629638386
Author: Selma James • Foreword by Margaret Prescod • Editor: Nina Lopez
Series: PM Press
ISBN: 978-1-62963-838-6
Published: 06/2021
Format: Paperback
Size: 6x9
Pages: 256
Subjects: Feminism / Economics

Selma James - Latest news

Event: Selma James speaking “Food Poverty Is A Feminist Issue”

8th March 2021

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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Statement: International Women’s Day 2021

8th March 2021

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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Event: Selma James speaking at Wages for Housework symposium

4th March 2021

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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Renta de los cuidados_YA!

17th February 2021
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Morning Star: During a pandemic, food is a feminist issue

7th February 2021

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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CNJ: Child poverty is government policy

28th January 2021

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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Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod: Selma James On Biden-Harris Inauguration

22nd January 2021
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Verso Books: “Real Theory Is in What You Do and How You Do It”

12th January 2021

Selma James11 January 20210 comments Camila Valle interviews Selma James about feminism, anti-imperialism, and a lifetime of international Marxist organizing. Photograph by Eamonn McCabe, courtesy The Guardian Camila Valle: I wanted to start with what most people know as the heart of your work: the recognition of unpaid care work, disproportionately done by women. You actually coined…

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BBC: Vanessa Bryant, her mother’s lawsuit and the value of childcare

21st December 2020

By Ashitha NageshBBC NewsPublished2 days agoShare Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, has found herself at the centre of a torrid domestic drama, within a year of the death of her husband and daughter. She is being sued by her mother. In the lawsuit Sofia Laine argues that she should be…

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Ham & High: Camden civil rights activist Selma James remembers ‘crucial’ Mangrove 9 trial

10th December 2020

Sam Volpe COMMENTS Published: 4:36 PM December 10, 2020    Updated: 3:25 PM December 15, 2020 A still from the BBC’s Small Axe episode about the trial of the Mangrove 9. Among the defendants was Altheia Jones-LeCointe, here played by Letitia Wright. – Credit: BBC/McQueen Limited/Kieron McCarron “What McQueen saw in it was what we experienced. it was a crucial…

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