Should every mother have the right that Anne Romney had to raise her own children? Breaking news: in response to the growing national debate about whether or not being a mother is work, some Democrats have introduced a bill in Congress to classify child-rearing as work under welfare’s work requirement.
Guests include: Congressman Pete Stark (D-CA) who introduced the bill. Lynda Brewer a mother and grandmother in inner city LA and Selma James who has put forward the demand of “wages for housework”, and whose new anthology “Sex, Race and Class – The Perspective of Winning A Selection of Writings 1952-2011 was recently launched to much acclaim in the US.
Also for our weekly “Earth Segment”, Rebecca Manski of Occupy Wall Street fills us in on Occupy plans for Earth Day and how they are planning to make visible ecological justice in actions around the May 1st general strike.