Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox-Piven On ‘Occupy Wall Street’; “Occupy Everything, Because It Belongs To Us”

Frances Fox-Piven On ‘Occupy Wall Street’; “Occupy Everything, Because It Belongs To Us”

On Wednesday, Frances Fox Piven was included in an AFL-CIO sponsored National Teach In where she spent a little over ten minutes speaking to students about past protests and their affect on the country, and then she spoke about the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement as one of those momentous revolutions that is gaining ground. Her comments include the usual social and economic justice rhetoric that we have come to expect from socialists and communists (including strengthening the unions, a 'big public sector', and free higher education for everyone), but her comment that, "The slogan of our movement should be 'Occupy…
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Frances Fox Piven On Glenn Beck

Frances Fox Piven: Glenn Beck Seeks ‘Foreign, Dark-Skinned, Intellectual’ Scapegoats by Kyle Olson Throughout much of 2009, Glenn Beck extensively covered the “Cloward-Piven Strategy” that was first brought into the public domain in a May 1966 article in The Nation magazine.  In the article, Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, two Columbia professors, developed a strategy by which the welfare system could be overwhelmed with demand, broken, and replaced with a “guaranteed annual income.” Beck has successfully made the argument that the Cloward-Piven Strategy was a blueprint for success at overwhelming that system.  Don’t think it worked?  Ask the leaders…
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