The LaborWave podcast interviewed Marianne Garneau about the women’s strike and her review of Feminism for the 99%. Listen here.
I do not think that power is developed by calling people out into the streets, because that is not a location where we have power. You may get a tremendous number of people out into the streets; that still doesn’t mean that that’s a significant deployment of power. Do protests apply some amount of pressure? Of course. But our power as the working class, even though we may be fragmented, has to the do with the fact that we have our hands on the levers of production, and we can grind the system to a halt if we learn how to use that power in solidarity with one another.