Organising around everyday life struggles — to change and reorganise everyday life around new and different principles — is, in fact, part of trying to organise people around the big ideological questions. Organising around financial literacy and servant leadership, for example, as foundations for developing ones own business addresses the everyday realities of unemployment, foot-to-mouth existence, low wages, migration, and financial security in old age.
The conditions of realisation are just as important as the conditions of production. Class struggles over realisation of value — and not just production of value —is as important. Capitalists learned long ago that they could take back what they give to the working class.
Thus, organising around everyday life struggles can open up spaces for more revolutionary outcomes. But to achieve this, ‘localising resistance’ should have an anti-capitalist agenda.
There must be an organised intent to politically change the system in its entirety. There must be a clear political project. Otherwise, the powers that be will just reassert themselves.
For example, don't just end with helping poor people rebuild their homes lost to a super-typhoon, but also wok to consolidate the gains from this kind of activity to form something that can more continuously challenge policies that make poor people’s housing and job conditions insecure. Or not just teach entrepreneurs how to become better in their practice but challenge them to be sytempreneurs — solve community and social problems in a systemic way -- and that includes changing systems.