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.
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
Selma James in Hunger Magazine "READ THE MOST INSPIRING QUOTES FROM THE WOMEN OF HUNGER 14" “In the recent months what has happened is that women in prominent positions have complained about what they suffer, and that has been very useful. It can be even more useful when they include the rest of us in … Continue reading Selma James in Hunger Magazine
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
We were so incensed by the way the scandal of Oxfam was being presented, and how the issue of the money collected and whether it reached people was not mentioned, that some of us wrote this letter to The Guardian. It gave us a chance to focus public attention on the way that Haitians in … Continue reading NGO crimes go far beyond Oxfam
I’m so tired of hearing Tories brag about how unemployment has gone down dramatically. We must remind them that under slavery there was no unemployment at all (except for the Masters class). The difference between slavery and wage labour is, they may remember, the little matter of the employed getting wages. But the wages of … Continue reading Only the Rich are Unemployed
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
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 … Continue reading Lori Nairne, Presente!
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 … Continue reading Tories – the Blue and the Red
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 … Continue reading Burning All Illusions at Grenfell