Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet
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DescriptionFor over sixty years, Selma James has been organizing from the perspective of unwaged women who, with their biological and caring work, reproduce the whole human race--along with whatever other labor they are performing. When this work is not economically prioritized, politically protected, or socially supported, there are dire consequences for the whole of humanity, beginning with women and children. Our Time Is Now compiles several decades of James's work with a focus on her more recent writings. Steeped in the tradition of Marx, James draws on half a century of organizing across sectors, struggles, and national boundaries with others in the Wages for Housework Campaign and the Global Women's Strike. There is one continuum between the care and protection of people and of the planet: both must be a priority, beginning with a care income for everyone doing this vital work.
February 01, 2021
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About the Author
Selma James is a women's rights and antiracist campaigner and author. She cofounded the International Wages for Housework Campaign and helped launch the Global Women's Strike. She was the first spokeswoman of the English Collective of Prostitutes and is a founding member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network. She coauthored the classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community. Nina López is the joint coordinator of the Global Women's Strike. Her writings and edited volumes include: Prostitute Women and AIDS: Resisting the Virus of Repression and Some Mother's Daughter: The Hidden Movement of Prostitute Women against Violence. Margaret Prescod, author of Black Women Bringing It All Back Home, is coordinator of Women of Color in the Global Women's Strike and an award-winning journalist on Pacifica Radio.