Julie McIntyre

is an educator who has worked with children and youth in schools, libraries, art organizations, and residential detention centers. She lives and works in Santa Cruz, CA.

Care Work and the Power of Women: An Interview with Selma James

Care Work and the Power of Women: An Interview with Selma James

In their 1972 pam­phlet The Pow­er of Women and the Sub­ver­sion of the Com­mu­ni­ty, Sel­ma James and Mari­arosa Dal­la Cos­ta pre­sent­ed an orig­i­nal and influ­en­tial analy­sis of “unwaged work.” This con­cept, which iden­ti­fied the care work that women do in the home as an essen­tial ele­ment of the repro­duc­tion of cap­i­tal­ism, opened the door to pow­er­ful new forms of strug­gle among work­ing class women and men. James found­ed the Inter­na­tion­al Wages for House­work Cam­paign, based on the demand that women should be paid for their round-the-clock care work, since it repro­duces labor-pow­er day after day.

Turn on the Heat: The Underground History of Occupation

Turn on the Heat: The Underground History of Occupation

In the ear­ly twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry, hun­dreds of thou­sands of African-Amer­i­cans migrat­ed from the Deep South to Harlem. Racist white res­i­dents fled to the out­er bor­oughs and the sub­urbs, and land­lords began to dou­ble and triple Harlem rents, cap­i­tal­iz­ing on the lim­it­ed geo­graph­ic options pre­sent­ed to new black New York­ers. Fam­i­lies crammed into sin­gle rooms, but when the first of the… Read more →