Cardiff People’s Assembly hosting an event with Selma James, “Women Race and Class: Uniting Our Struggles”.

Selma James – on struggles of women 21 Nov 2017 /Oindrila Gupta On 30th November, Cardiff People’s Assembly is hosting an event with Selma James, “Women Race and Class: Uniting Our Struggles”. men and women on a protest against austerity (picture credit: Cardiff People’s Assembly) Selma James, celebrated author and the founder of the international Wages for Housework … Continue reading Cardiff People’s Assembly hosting an event with Selma James, “Women Race and Class: Uniting Our Struggles”.

International Women’s Strike planning meeting Tues 20 Nov, 6pm

Come to a planning meeting for the International Women's Strike (IWS: 8 March 2019) 6pm, Tuesday 20 November 2018 Liz Hilton (EMPOWER-Thailand) is in London for a few days. So we are meeting now to benefit from Thai women’s struggle and especially their mass movement of sex workers. Also, Liz, Selma James and Nina Lopez (Global … Continue reading International Women’s Strike planning meeting Tues 20 Nov, 6pm

“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

US Poor People’s Campaign launch 6 weeks of action

14 MAY 2018 – POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN LAUNCH SIX WEEKS OF NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION ACROSS THE UNITED STATES A new multiracial mass movement has been growing in the United States. The Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) is launching its first nation-wide event on May 14, the day after the US Mothers’ Day. Through highly publicized, non-violent … Continue reading US Poor People’s Campaign launch 6 weeks of action

The Global Women’s Strike has evolved into a worldwide protest

Decades after Iceland’s ‘day off’, our women’s strike is stronger than ever Selma James The Global Women’s Strike has evolved into a worldwide protest with myriad demands Thu 8 Mar 2018 06.00 GMTLast modified on Thu 8 Mar 2018 13.12 GMT  ‘As a result of Poland and Argentina coming together, the International Women’s Strike was formed.’ Women march in … Continue reading The Global Women’s Strike has evolved into a worldwide protest

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

8 March: Protest Unilever, disinvest from Myanmar!

8 March 2018 International Women’s Day 5-6pm  PROTEST outside UNILEVER HQ UNILEVER House, 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DY Why UNILEVER? UNILEVER claims to embody principles that respect the dignity and rights of women and girls, especially in the marketing of Dove products. UNILEVER has been so successful in this that the company holds the … Continue reading 8 March: Protest Unilever, disinvest from Myanmar!

8 March: Family Courts on Trial – speak out outside Parliament

PRESS RELEASE 8 March 2018: International Women’s Day Speak out: FAMILY COURTS ON TRIAL 12-2pm, Old Palace Yard, Westminster  All Welcome On the centenary of (some) women’s suffrage, mothers, grandmothers and women’s organisations will expose and protest the devaluing of mothers and the unwarranted rise in children being taken into care and adopted against the wishes of … Continue reading 8 March: Family Courts on Trial – speak out outside Parliament