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

Morning Star: Campaigners demand end to ‘cruel and inhumane’ prison segregation units

8th December 2020

CEREN SAGIR MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020 CIVIL rights icon Angela Davis demanded that the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) stop endorsing “cruel and inhumane” prison segregation units in a letter today. The letter from over 60 organisations and 200 campaigners was signed by Davis, journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, author Selma James, former chief inspector of prisons…

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CNJ: “Bill is a move towards a police state”

27th November 2020

Camden New Journal 27 November, 2020 ‘This bill is a significant departure from natural justice and towards a police state.’  • TOM Foot’s November 19 report of the Undercover Policing Inquiry highlighted police surveillance in Camden. Women are giving evidence about abusive sexual relationships with police spies, and the Lawrence family about infiltration to discredit their justice…

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Event: How the Mangrove Nine Won

3rd November 2020

Available to watch until 11 January 2021 here:UK: A fundraiser for Haiti Emergency Relief Fund How the Mangrove Nine Won Steve McQueen’s ground-breaking BBC1 Small Axe series has brought the story of the Mangrove Nine to public attention. Watch how their historic trial against police racism was won in two compelling accounts by protagonists:…

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Event: Care During COVID-19

17th October 2020

Political Freshers’ Week: Care During COVID-19 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6 PM UTC+01 – 7:30 PM UTC+01 Hosted by Cambridge SU Women’s Campaign and Cambridge University Justice 4 Workers Campaign Online Event This Political Freshers’ Week, the Women’s Campaign and Justice 4 Workers Cambridge have teamed up with Global Women’s Strike to discuss one of the most…

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Event: Selma James & Nina Lopez at Gender, livelihood & impact of Covid

1st September 2020

Tuesday 1 Sept, 2.30-4.30pm: Selma James and Nina Lopez speaking at conference session on: Gender, livelihood and the impact of Covid organized by the Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance. To register: This session is organized by the Feminisms and Degrowth Alliance (FaDA). It contains intersectional feminist reflections on Covid-19 and the politics of social reproduction, the Care Income, and…

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Event: Selma James speaking at McStrike #StrikeforBlackLives Solidarity Zoom Rally. Sun 19 July 2020.

15th July 2020

Tuesday, 14 July 2020 10:26 AM 0 On July 20, 2020, members of the McStrike’s sister union, SEIU will take action across the United States in a Strike for Black Lives. Join The McStrike’s Zoom Solidarity Rally to show your solidarity and raise up our voices as together we forge a path forward to demand racial…

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The Independent: I founded the Wages for Housework campaign in 1972 – and women are still working for free

10th March 2020

Forget basic income, those who care for people and the planet deserve to be recognised for the unpaid work they already do Selma James 1 day ago 25 comments In 1972, a paper I wrote was discussed at the women’s liberation conference in Manchester. It had six demands: the right to work less; the right…

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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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