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Resistance is not enough: On labor, strategy and the path to power.


We're in such a crisis in this country right now, we all know that. I've been imploring people in the movement to understand that we can't dig our way out of the Trump era, and the really dangerous times we're in, unless we go back to workers being able to challenge capital at the point of production - in the workplace.

Organizer Jane McAlevey charts out a course for claiming power in the Trump era - around the bought-off electoral system captured by the rich, and beyond the short-term battles of the online left - towards true power for the American worker, and explains why that path starts with class conciousness and a willingness to battle capital at the point of production.

Jane is author of No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age from Oxford University Press.

Interview transcript via Antidote Zine

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Jane McAlevey

Jane F. McAlevey is an organizer, writer and Post Doctoral Fellow in the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School.


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