“Universal Credit – a hostile environment for women”. Article in Morning Star.

SELMA JAMES AND SOLVEIG FRANCIS | TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2018 Women are more likely to be single parents and carers, which is why the attacks on welfare under the universal credit policy have been an act of political misogyny, writes SELMA JAMES and SOLVEIG FRANCIS THE FURY against universal credit (UC), imposing destitution and even … Continue reading “Universal Credit – a hostile environment for women”. Article in Morning Star.

£1 trillion worth of unpaid housework, figures show

The article by Lindsey German of Counterfire with its juicy quote about “unpaid work” was passed on to me, and I was delighted to receive it. [It said:] “The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has estimated that the amount of unpaid household work carried out in the UK is worth £1.24 trillion a year. The value has … Continue reading £1 trillion worth of unpaid housework, figures show

Equal Pay article by Selma James for What Women Want report

WHAT WOMEN WANT 2.0 EQUAL PAY: SELMA JAMES Co-ordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race & Class – The Perspective of Winning “[I want] wages for housework. Equal pay. Safety from violence and bullying.” Equal pay was a defining theme in the responses to the What Women Want 2.0 survey, showing … Continue reading Equal Pay article by Selma James for What Women Want report

On the Centenary of Our Revolution Against the Russian Empire

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 … Continue reading On the Centenary of Our Revolution Against the Russian Empire