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Selma James

Selma James is an anti-sexist, anti-racist, anti-capitalist campaigner and author. Selma coined the word "unwaged" to describe most of the caring work women do and in 1972 she founded the International Wages for Housework Campaign. In 2000 she helped launch the Global Women's Strike, which she continues to coordinate. She was the first spokeswoman of the English Collective of Prostitutes, a founding member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network, and has worked alongside CLR James for the movement for Caribbean federation and independence. She is the co-author the women’s movement classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community. Selma continues to lecture internationally.


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