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.

Fracking Rears Its Head Again. We are talking to The Nanas Against Fracking, Lincolnshire.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th October 2022

Following the horrendous government decision to lift the ban on fracking forshale gas in the UK, Nanas against Fracking sent us the October 2022 FrackFree Lancashire Newsletter which we thought you might want to see –please see attached.  And one of the founding Nanas, Tina, wrote thisOpinion piece for the Guardian – see below also…

Free Assange Human Chain: Surround Parliament on Saturday 8 October.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th October 2022

A number of us will participate in this action in defense of Julian Assange organised by the Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign on Saturday 8 October. See their mailing below. Hope you can join us there. Will you be the next link in our Human Chain to Free Assange? We have 3549 links out of an…

Selma James is speaking at the Anarchist Bookfair, London

By Global Women's Strike | 17th September 2022

16.30-17.30pm : Autonomy – Central to Organizing and Unity. UPCOMING EVENT : Selma James is speaking at the Whitechapel Gallery this weekend! Workshop with Q&A at the London Anarchist Bookfair Clore Creative Studio in the Whitechapel Gallery (close to the Bookfair) 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX. The Global Women’s Strike is also having…

Islington Tribute: It’s 50 years since the Wages for Housework campaign was launched. Angela Cobbinah asks how far it has come

By Global Women's Strike | 24th August 2022

Waging war It’s 50 years since the Wages for Housework campaign was launched. Angela Cobbinah asks how far it has come Thursday, 11th August — By Angela Cobbinah Women’s Centre premises in King’s Cross in the 1970s IT is some time in the mid-1970s and a pensioner is stopped in a London street by a BBC…

Screening Great Archive Films: Friday 8 July, 6pm at Crossroads Women’s Centre.

By Global Women's Strike | 6th July 2022

Our Time is Coming Now, 1971 : Selma James, a socialist and feminist uses her own experiences working in low paid jobs and being a mother and housewife as a starting point in this investigation into whether women are exploited in all areas of society. All Work and No Pay, 1976 : Made for Open…

Selma James has been invited to speak at Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove Library

By Global Women's Strike | 15th June 2022

UK – Rwanda migration plan: What does it mean for the Refugee Convention? About this event: Activists, a thinker, and a newly arrived asylum seeker will address the questions, how does the UK in fact, treat forced migrants? Who really supports them? And what must be done?  The United Kingdom is portrayed as one of…

Vital Discussions: RSL Remembers C. L. R James with A Lloyd Banwo, Margaret Busby & Selma James

By Global Women's Strike | 20th April 2022

ONLINE ONLY. Free for RSL Members and Digital Events Passholders. Members can also book one discounted online ticket for a guest for £3. LOG IN to book or join HERE. Non-Members can book public tickets through the BRITISH LIBRARY. Ahead of a special event on James’s life and times at Trinidad and Tobago’s premier literature festival, the NGC Bocas…

Selma James attends disability demo – and is quoted in Disability News Service.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th April 2022

Among the allies who attended the action was 91-year-old writer, feminist and social activist Selma James, co-founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. She told DNS that “remembrance” was “an important part of our movement” and that “winning is power”, and “not only what you win then but…

Special offer on these brilliant books via the Crossroads online bookshop.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th April 2022

www.crossroadsbooksonline.net OUR TIME IS NOW: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet. A Selection of Writings by Selma James: From Wages for Housework to a Care Income (1977-2020), Introduction Margaret Prescod, Editor Nina Lopez.  PM Press, 2021.  £13.00 “Selma James is a force of nature in the flesh and on the page. She…

Events – Organizing Stories: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Selma James 6 April 12.15 EDT

By Global Women's Strike | 29th March 2022

Join us for a conversation with Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Black feminist theorist and theoretical physicist and author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred (2021), and her grandmother Selma James, long-time feminist activist and ‘Wages for Housework’ co-founder, on Wednesday, April 6th, 12:15-1:15pm. In keeping with this spring’s Organizing…