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

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Camden New Journal: Let’s value the work of human survival

7th March 2020

Marking International Women’s Day on Sunday, Selma James argues the long-overdue case for a Care Income 06 March, 2020 — By Selma James IT’S almost 50 years since I marched, with thousands of others, behind the women’s liberation banner. Groups formed all over London and the UK, discussing what in our lives we wanted to change. Everything!…

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Grazia: The Problem Of Invisible Labour – And Why YOU Should Down Tools This International Women’s Day

7th March 2020

For International Women’s Day on 8 March, Grazia commissioned an exclusive survey that revealed women are still doing more at home. Writer Sally Howard, whose new book is about all the work women do to keep a household running smoothly, isn’t surprised… BY SALLY HOWARD | POSTED5 HOURS AGO On 8 March 2018, a year into my infant…

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Morning Star: The crucial work that women do is often overlooked

7th March 2020

Women’s caring role in society means we end up doing a ‘double day’ whether we like it or not, writes SELMA JAMES WHEN the women’s liberation movement began in 1970, groups sprang up all over London and all over Britain. You would have a meeting and establish some of the things you wanted to discuss…

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We must remember all victims of the Nazis

31st January 2020

CAMDEN NEW JOURNAL – Letters   30 January, 2020 http://camdennewjournal.com/article/we-must-remember-all-victims-of-the-nazis We must remember all victims of the Nazis • WE remembered the victims and survivors on this 75th anniversary of the Auschwitz-Birkenau liberation, including those currently persecuted, as Gareth Murphy’s letter said (Remember the Gypsy and Roma victims, January 23). There seemed little space for…

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Selma James & Women of Colour GWS sign letter: We stand with Jeremy Corbyn – just as he always stood with us

10th December 2019
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Selma James writes an open letter to Chris Williamson

10th December 2019

SELMA JAMES MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019 OpinionWe are in the midst of an anti-left witch-hunt Dear Chris, I read your statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn and your article in the Morning Star and was struck by your honesty, clarity and determination to win for Labour in this election. Though I wish you were running as…

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Selma James speaking at Latin America Conference 2019, Saturday 23 November

21st November 2019

Black lives Matter: Resisting Trump from Haiti & the Caribbean to the US In the era of Trump, racism is on the rise in the Americas, but countries such as Cuba, Bolivia and Venezuela show that the cause of black liberation can be advanced with self-organisation and progressive policies. The history and current uprising in…

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Actress Jodhi May cast as Selma James in Steve McQueen’s new BBC series, Small Axe

19th September 2019

The Observer Jodhi May says Scarborough, in which her character has a romance with a 16-year-old boy, is supposed to be uncomfortable to watch Vanessa Thorpe Sun 8 Sep 2019 07.59 BST  Jodhi May and Jordan Bolger in Scarborough, directed by Barnaby Southcombe. Actress Jodhi May, who stars in an uncompromising new film about a relationship between…

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Selma James in Monthly Review

19th September 2019

Beyond Boundaries by Selma James and Ron Augustin (Sep 01, 2019) Topics: Feminism , History , Marxism , Movements  Places: Europe , United Kingdom Selma James in July 2012. Photo credit: Crossroads AV Collective. Ron Augustin is a freelance journalist and editor based in Brussels. In collaboration with the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, he has been involved in editorial and digitization projects documenting anti-imperialist movements of…

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Selma James quoted in article: “What is killing marriage and the family?”

11th May 2019

It’s not just the free market or big government – there’s Big Sister too Belinda Brown | May 11 2019 |  1 Share on FacebookShare on Twitter forward by email Print Subscribe The male breadwinner … now just a privilege of the upper middle class? The birth of a new Royal baby here in Britain reminds us what privileged women…

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