CARING FOR THE PLANET
We support the Global Women’s Strike's demand and perspective of a Care Income for all Caring Work for People and Planet, and call to make all work caring.
We campaign against the military as the single biggest polluter and destroyer of people and planet, and in support of those who refuse it: draft dodgers, deserters, conscientious objectors, whistleblowers and the loved ones, mainly women, who defend them.
Starting in 2006, Payday along with the Global Women's Strike supported the 7-year fight by one of Payday’s members in the US, a subsistence farmer, to protect his late mother’s farm from 'development'. More recently we are speaking out against industrial agriculture, its impoverishing and poisoning of land, waters, farmworkers, farmers, communities..., its forced removal of people from the land in the Global South and annihilation of the natural world everywhere.
With the Global Women's Strike, we are publicising the massive spread of natural farming by women’s self-help groups in Andhra Pradesh, India, and supported the victorious 12-month-long protest of Indian farmers against their impoverishment and takeover by multinationals.
The US military is the biggest single polluter on earth. Global military expenditures are about two trillion dollars annually. Imagine how that money could be used to repair the planet, end poverty & care for each other.
With the Global Women’s Strike and Women of Colour GWS, Payday has supported the Indian farm workers whose struggles brought the repeal of the hated Farm Laws in India in 2021.
On 13 June 2020, Dean Kendall, subsistence farmer and member of Payday, spoke on the poverty of US farmers ‘half of whom had a farm income below zero’ in 2019.
Speech by Dean Kendall, subsistence farmer and member of Payday
By subsistence farmer I just mean I grow for own use, letting me scrape by on a pittance of social security and meager wages from odd jobs. I don’t make an income from the farming.
By Sam Weinstein, Payday men’s network
We don’t know what work is really necessary. The military is not. We know that care work is, and a care income is an invitation to do that work – and the beginning of finding out about all the rest … Pay the women properly and the men will come.
By Dean Kendall, Payday men’s network
Payday men’s network along with Global Women’s Strike supported Payday member Dean Kendall’s successful 7-year fight to win protection for his late mother’s farm – the fields and woodland which nurtured him as a child and where he still resides as their caregiver.