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Tomorrow at Tent City University – Sex, Race and Class – Selma James

 
2pm Friday 25 November, Tent City University, Occupy London Stock Exchange site at St Paul’s Churchyard

Speaker:  Selma James,  Global Women’s Strike. Co-author of the women’s movement classic,Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community, and Marx and Feminism, and Sex, Race and Class.

Followed by discussion.

SELMA JAMES is a women’s rights, anti-racist & anti-imperialist campaigner and author.  She was recently featured on the BBC programme ‘Great Thinkers: In Their Own Words’ and is a regular contributor to the Guardian. Co-author of the classic The Power of Women and the Subversion of the Community(1972), she recently edited and introduced Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v the USA by Mumia Abu-Jamal.  She co-ordinates the Global Women’s Strike, and is a founder member of the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.

 

4 Responses to “Tomorrow at Tent City University – Sex, Race and Class – Selma James”

  1. This is the second time Selma James has spoken at St Paul’s, and the second time I’m unable to attend because I need to be in camden picking my kids up at 3, ironic given the subject matter

     
  2. Cultural Marxism – Ideology of subversion promoted by the Frankfurt School – has nothing to do with what Occupy is trying to do, in my opinion. It is a dangerous and destructive distraction.

     
    • The fact is that the occupy movement is acting as a “magnet” for those groups who were collectively referred to as “The Loony Left” in the days of Michael Foot- Remember him ?

      This is the best marketing opportunity that they have had for a generation & there is a new audience, ripe for indoctrination. Obviously it is in “their” best interests to keep the thing going for as long as possible & maybe even force a confrontation with the security forces. I doubt any of them are really concerned about the Church or the general public for that matter.

      Ultimately they will be forgotten, but from the inside the movement looks as if it is steaming forward. In reality most of the “99%” have already forgotten about it. Occupylsx is now consigned to a drawer next to “Greenham Common Women” & “CND”. The press has ceased coverage because nothing noteworthy is coming out of the place & however much the “occupants complain about U.K. society they are far better of than most of the world’s population. Any of the readers here been to the Philippines ? You have to pay an insurance premium just to be eligible for a fire brigade or ambulance service, if you cannot pay for healthcare you don’t get it & there is no public housing, unemployment benefits or pensions. Be thankful for what you have in U.K., it’s far better than most places !!!

       
      • Its all relative.
        We/I live in the UK society, and it is just as un-equal and humanly not right !

        Your comments about what has to be paid for in philippines is quite stupid really,
        we also have to pay for everything, its called INCOME TAX and N.I. and VAT and need I go on ?
        Its about how ‘wealth’ is gained and distributed !

         

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