Global Women's Strike UK

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Global Women’s Strike is an international multiracial network campaigning for recognition and payment for all caring work for people and planet - a Care Income. It is co-ordinated by the International Wages for Housework Campaign launched by Selma James in 1972.

On the Centenary of Our Revolution Against the Russian Empire

By Global Women's Strike | 7th November 2017

Today is the centenary of the Bolsheviks taking power.  We asked Giorgio Riva from Payday Men’s Network to write from memory some idea of what happened 100 years ago today.  (He is in Venice for his uncle’s funeral, and his books are not with him.) The attack on that revolution has been almost unanimous in…

Letter: Protest against the attack on homeopathy by NHS England

By Global Women's Strike | 19th October 2017

Camden New Journal 19 October, 2017 • NHS England is threatening to remove homeopathic and other complementary therapies and supplements from the list that doctors can prescribe. Anyone can send their objections directly to them www.engage.england.nhs.uk/consultation/items-routinely-prescribed/ Six million people in the UK, including the Queen, use homeopathy, and many more take supplements. To remove them from…

Lori Nairne, Presente!

By Global Women's Strike | 13th October 2017

I’m addicted to reading obituaries, especially of people I knew or know about. You find out important things about them that you could not imagine, and how people felt about them. But you also find out about the times in which they, we, lived, and can look again at how it was for us during…

Tories – the Blue and the Red

By Global Women's Strike | 24th July 2017

Towards the end of a long interview with Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell on the Andrew Marr Show last Sunday 16 July (BBC One), he was yet again asked to take back his statement that people at Grenfell Tower were “murdered by political decisions”.   The corporate media was so used to getting away with labelling social murder…

Burning All Illusions at Grenfell

By Global Women's Strike | 12th July 2017

The Grenfell fire was a watershed. Speaking in a debate about whether democracy is broken at Glastonbury the day after thousands serenaded Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell drew a line under the soft phrases from mealy-mouthed politicians that hide deep truths. “Is democracy working? It didn’t work if you were a family living on the 20th…

Grenfell: Burning Fury

By Global Women's Strike | 23rd June 2017

People in Grenfell Tower lost their lives because those who are to keep them safe didn’t think they were worth spending money on. Those put in tower blocks, which are hazards – and it turns out many of them are tragedies waiting to unfold – are treated as a liability, an unprofitable expense rather than…

“This is Our Chance”

By Global Women's Strike | 8th June 2017

Kilburn walkabout, 7 June 2017 A member of Kilburn Labour Party called for a walkabout to follow the boundaries of the Kilburn ward, as used to be the tradition before elections. About 60 people turned up and cheerfully walked together with placards and chants, backed by a mobile sound system playing Liar Liar and Get…

Woman’s Hour Arrogant and Nasty Interview with Jeremy Corbyn

By Global Women's Strike | 6th June 2017

This complaint was sent to Woman’s Hour on Tuesday 30 May: We were shocked by the arrogant and nasty way in which Emma Barnett interviewed Jeremy Corbyn. The clear purpose of the interview was not to inform the audience but to demean the person that many thousands of people (in the majority women) made leader…

A Woman’s Place is in the Labour Manifesto

By Global Women's Strike | 6th June 2017

MORNING STAR  6 JUNE 2017 Labour is offering a realistic and hopeful alternative to the Tories’ continuing attacks on us all, especially women, write NINA LOPEZ and SELMA JAMES Labour’s manifesto has permanently changed the political landscape. It offers what we always wanted but were told we couldn’t have — a welfare state funded by…

Meeting Magaretta D’Arcy

By Global Women's Strike | 16th May 2017

by Selma James Margaretta D’arcy had never seen the new Centre, on Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town, and so on a trip to London some weeks back, she finally visited. The All African Women’s Group had its bi-weekly meeting the same day, this time it was about 85 women and when appropriate Margaretta was invited to…