Selma James, Global Women’s Strike, speaking at a demonstration in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal, US Embassy, London, 9 Nov 2010
Niki Adams of Legal Action for Women and I went to see Mumia some years ago. At that time when you came to visit with him, his hands were shackled. It took a visit by Archbishop Desmond Tutu who then complained to the prison (very polite is our Archbishop – more asked a question about the shackles than complain) before the prison authorities allowed Mumia, even when people visited him, to see visitors without his hands being shackled.
Shouts of: Shame
Letters The Guardian, Friday 19 November 2010
The UN forces came to police the 92% of Haitian voters who had elected President Aristide and protested about his overthrow by a US coup. They were never "heroes" – except to the elite "cocooned in luxury and indifference" who backed the coup (Heroes to zeros, 17 November 2010).
Tuesday 9 Nov, 5-7pm
Grosvenor Square, London
Women and men in this country are joining worldwide demonstrations to save the life of Mumia Abu-Jamal, award-winning journalist and former Black Panther.
Mumia, as he is known to millions, was wrongly convicted in 1982 of killing a policeman in a trial steeped in racism. He has spent the last 29 years on Pennsylvania’s death row.
Families with children will bear the brunt of privatisation and cuts – leaving carers with more unwaged work than ever
22 October 2010
Campaigners win battle over Dalston CLR James Library name
Widespread outrage causes Town Hall bosses to think again
Friday 22 October 2010
Cyril Lionel Robert James, Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist and social theorist
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
Listen to speak in Ireland: "How can women defeat austerity?"
Other countries we work with (so far...)
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UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
Mon 13th May 13
USA Sat 11th May 13