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Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven (born October 10, 1932) is an American professor of political science and sociology at The Graduate Center, City University of New York, where she has taught since 1982. Previously, she had been a member of the political science faculty at Boston University.

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WHAT IS OBAMA’S REAL MISSION? WHAT EVIDENCE DO WE HAVE TO SHOW THIS? WHERE IS IT GOING TO TAKE THE United States IF OBAMA HAS HIS WAY? Late on the afternoon of April 1, 1983, twenty-one-year-old Barack Obama entered the historic Great Hall of Manhattan’s Cooper Union to attend an event that would alter the course of his life. Within 24 hours his life had been transformed forever. It was there that Obama first encountered the love of his life. At that meeting, Obama became obsessed with the true love that continues to control, influence, and guide him to this day. So who or what swept Obama off his feet? The opening remarks were delivered by Frances Fox Piven, a woman with whom some believe Obama has had a long, ongoing relationship. It appears her philosophies have influenced Obama over the years too. But while she is an important supporter and mentor, she is not Obama’s secret mistress. She is, however, a key figure in unraveling the mystery surrounding Obama’s surreptitious relationship. You c . ...
Fun fact about the awful Edward Banfield: Frances Fox Piven was one of his students. Always makes me laugh.
In Switzerland a petition from 100,000 people, or about 1.25% of the population, creates a public referendum. By this means, last March, Swiss voters created strict limits on executive pay.[1] On November 24, the Swiss will vote on whether to take a further step -- limiting executive pay to no more than 12 times the lowest salary in the company. Such a maximum wage policy allows the CEO pay increases, but only if workers get at least a twelfth as much. If the Swiss can do it, why can't the U.S.? Click here to help us launch this campaign! The Swiss are also set to vote, on a date yet to be set, to create a guaranteed basic income of $2,800 (2,500 Swiss francs) per month for every adult.[2] That's about $16 per hour for a full-time worker, but it's guaranteed even for those who can't find work. You know what country can afford such a measure even more easily, given its vast supplies of wealth? The United States of America. Tell Congress and the President now! Here in the United States, had the minimum wage ...
“It’s better to have a little bit of fraud than to leave people off the rolls who belong there.” . Frances Fox Piven.
Fascinating event with Frances Fox-Piven on Poverty, Policy & Politics of the Poor with Piven, 12/4,
transform America. He is using philosophies & teachings of radicals like Saul Alinsky,Richard Cloward & Frances Fox Piven
The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, both Democrats, that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of "a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty" The two stated that many Americans who were eligible for welfare were not receiving benefits, and that a welfare enrollment drive would strain local budgets, precipitating a crisis at the state and local levels that would be a wake-up call for the federal government, particularly the Democratic Party. There would also be side consequences of this strategy, according to Cloward and Piven. These would include: easing the plight of the poor in the short-term (through their participation in the welfare system); *shoring up support for the national Democratic Party then-splintered by pluralistic interests *(through ...
Urgent. Tell Obama: Hands Off Snowden! that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is en route to Ecuador for political asylum, there is a real danger the U.S. government will try to grab him under the guise of law enforcement. Click here to tell President Obama: Hands off Edward Snowden! is urgent. Please do two things in the next minute: ** Click here to tell Obama that the U.S. government must not engage in any abduction or other foul play against Snowden. ALSO VERY IMPORTANT: Share this with people you know. -- The RootsAction.org team P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, and many others. www.RootsAction.org Background: The Guardian: NSA Collecting Phone Records of Millions The Guardian: NSA Prism Program Taps in to User Data The Guardian: Edward Snowden: the Whistleblower
Frances Fox Piven tangles with Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell. via
Milton Friedman vs. Frances Fox Piven on Free Enterprise: Piven is an *** via
Goldberg is a student of Frances Fox Piven, and is one of my dear, favorite friends. He gives me hope & energy.
.You're right. Also Tom Hayden of SDS/Weatherman background too. Has kinship with Frances Fox Piven.
My fave is when he annihilates Frances Fox-Piven.
On Tuesday, my dissertation committee told me I needed more of a theoretical basis for my presentation on voting reform. For the past three days, Frances Fox Piven, one of the leading scholars in the field of political participation (and many other things) has been a guest at Winthrop. I had about a 30-second conversation with her last night that I think solves my problem. Thank you Jennifer Leigh Disney for not letting me go home early.
The Department of Political Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Frances Fox Piven, professor of political science at City University of New York to WU. Dr. Piven will speak tonight at 7:00 p.m. in Richardson Ballroom about "Who's Afriad of Frances Fox Piven? The Professor Glen Beck Loves to Hate." FREE. Open to the public. Approvedl Global Learning Cultural Eevnt.
. Provoke conflict is a directive from Frances Fox Piven-- one of the first things O learned in Chicago in the 80s.
Literally so in love with Michael Eric Dyson, Frances Fox Piven, and Dr. Cornel West.
Nothing like a good Frances Fox Piven firearms liberty strategy.
Name yet TBD. George Soros, Frances Fox Piven, and a pimp still mulling it over.
Mark your calenders, Friday - November, 2 2012. A Variety Show and Telethon to Benefit the 99% (Because, you see, as the 99%, we need people like Frances Fox Piven, Janeane Garofalo helping us out). Starring: Janeane Garofalo, Lizz Winstead, Frances Fox Piven, Max Silvestri, Hari Kondabolu, David Rees, The Yes Men, John Cameron Mitchell, Jeff Mangum... I can't wait!!
I Am On Obama’s Enemies List October 25, 2012 by Wayne Allyn Root Hello. I’m Wayne Allyn Root for Personal Liberty. Before I even begin my video commentary today, I’d like to read you a major part of the Articles of Impeachment that Congress leveled at President Richard Nixon: He (Nixon) has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavored to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposes not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be initiated or conducted in a discriminatory manner. My commentary this week is a personal story. It’s as personal as you can get. You see, I am on Barack Obama’s enemies list. I believe Obama is employing the same tactics as President Nixon. If so, he should meet the same fate: Congress should investigate and, if proven true ...
For the Welfare of All Frances Fox Piven: The Left needs to proudly support social welfare
Featuring Susan Buck-Morss, Marina Satrin, Frances Fox-Piven and activists from Greece, Spain & the U.S.
Frances Fox Piven Says She Kind of Likes Being in Beck’s Tree of Revolution | Video |
Frances Fox Piven: Proud to Be in Beck’s ‘Tree Of Revolution’ and Still Has a Copy ‘Hanging on My Door’ via
went to hear Frances Fox Piven lecture at UVM; after 40 years of big biz-dominated politics, the richest country that ever existed has the highest levels of poverty, wealth concentration, and inequality of any economically developed country - I'm having a hard time understanding how either major-party capitalist candidate will change that.
Frances Fox Piven speaking tonight at UVM, Billings North Lounge 7:00 on Protest Movements and Social Change
Frances Fox Piven speaks at the booklaunch for Tariq Ali's book entitled "The Obama Syndrome: Surrender at Home, War Abroad" Full 1:40hr footage from the eve...
We're going to be stripped of my Frances Fox Piven endorsement after they find out is on steroids. Happened to Lance, too.
Peter Frase and Bhaskar Sunkara propose a larger and more centralized welfare system. (Burt Lum /Flickr/ Creative Commons)
Here's the accompanying editorial from Frances Fox Piven, has a nice endorsement:
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If at first you don't succeed in murdering America's constitutional legacy of limited government, try, try again. Marxist academic and activist Frances Fox Piven is back, and she's calling for a new strategic attack on the American system of government.
the Occupy movement was a theme that gripped the Forum this year. The evicted movement has made some dark predictions over their plans for this spring. However, Piven’s comments were just one of many revealing facts about the movement to come.
History is cracking right in front of us: it's the protest age, the age of disruption, movements being created all around us. How does one define a majority when minorities cease to be treated as minorities--as "less than," as "the other"? Who, exactly, is the majority? What is a majority? To that end, here are two ideas I've been marinating on all week. "Successful movements do not require majorities. They succeed if they: 1) disrupt institutions in their daily business; and 2) communicate new frames. In that space, sometimes a new social order can take hold."-- Frances Fox Piven "Before we can begin to speak of minority rights in this country, we’ve got to make some attempt to isolate or to define the majority.”--James Baldwin
Who are the Moderators for the next 2 POTUS debates? Roseanne Barr & Frances Fox Piven?? While I think Ryan won, why do Conservatives always allow themselves to get their pictures taken with their heads inside the lions mouth??
No sign of Obama at Columbia. 400 classmates say they never heard of him or saw him there. Root noted he drew wide attention as the Libertarian Party vice presidential candidate in 2008 when he contended that although he and Obama were both pre-law and political science majors in Columbia’s class of 1983, he never even heard of Obama during his time at the university. None of the classmates with whom he’s spoken, knew of him either, he claimed. A 2008 Wall Street Journal article cited a Fox News survey of 400 people who were Columbia students from 1981 to 1983 and found no one who remembered him. On the campaign trail, Root predicted Obama would follow the radical, collectivist strategy of former Columbia professors Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven to overwhelm the welfare system for the purpose of collapsing it and replacing it with a system of guaranteed annual income. Columbia University in New York City Root declared in 2008 that Obama “is going to try to badly damage the economy and bankr ...
In 1982, partisans of the Cloward-Piven strategy founded a new "voting rights movement," which purported to take up the unfinished work of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Like ACORN, the organization that spear-headed this campaign, the new "voting rights" movement was led by veterans of George Wiley's welfare rights crusade. Its flagship organizations were Project Vote and Human SERVE, both founded in 1982. Project Vote is an ACORN front group, launched by former NWRO organizer and ACORN co-founder Zach Polett. Human SERVE was founded by Richard A. Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, along with a former NWRO organizer named Hulbert James.
What is power from below? Public Sociology -- Lecture 11: Power from Below, Frances Fox Piven: via
Kudos to the crowd on this one. No surprise that Frances Fox Piven would repeat the typical, brain-dead, rooted-in-unreality accusation that the Tea Party is racist — but rather a surprise that a little push-back inspired her to stop clutching her talking pointsquiteso tightly.
Frances Fox Piven wants Obama reelected, no surprise!
In perhaps one of the least shocking headline of the year, leftist CUNY professor Frances Fox Piven announced on the leftist outlet Democracy Now that we need to re-elect Barrack Obama. But the reason is a little less expected: it's because he will be "vulnerable" to the demands of Occupy...
The New York Timesrecently reported that frequent Glenn Beck target Frances Fox Piven has been receiving death threats. The threats against Piven are the latest in a growing series of threats and incidents of violence linked to Beck's extremist rhetoric.
Reconstruction era tatics used to keep down vote
Love that I can run into Frances Fox Piven in the kitchen here at work, where she's talking about CrimethInc and Anonymous.
Shocking Video: Frances Fox Piven and Fellow Professors Indoctrinating College Students at CUNY To Get Involved and Be Ready Violent Streets Battles and Brea...
Two words for this. Or rather, two names: Richard A. Cloward. Frances Fox Piven.
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Maybe Rahm is helping old buddy O whip up some of that "chaos in the cities" which Frances Fox Piven keeps asking about & yearning for.
Frances Fox Piven Calls for a new Cloward-Piven Strategy for Today - she yearns for Watts riots via
And don't forget that Frances Fox Piven served on Obama's transition team !!
Obama pays illegals to come here Frances Fox Piven
I think that there might be some insight to his beliefs about America, and who influenced him, Saul Alinsky & Frances Fox Piven
Who's Afraid of Frances Fox Piven?: The Essential Writings of the Professor Glenn Beck Loves to Hate e-book downlo
Frances Fox Piven has fired another shot across the Tea Party bow in her latest attempt to make the movement look barbarically racist. Piven, professor of Sociology at City University Of New York, made some startling accusations about her views on race while speaking on a panel in Stony Brook, N.Y. ...
This is an amazing yet not surprising video on a video conference that Frances Fox Piven had with some students regarding Occupy Wall Street. She has been a known proponent of this movement, and has encouraged violence and strategies in the past. The tactics she is encouraging now are taking ...
You can add Margaret Sanger and Frances Fox Piven to that line-up. That makes it EVIL times 6...!!!
these "food stamp parties" that the GOV'T is promoting sounds exactly like Frances Fox Piven trying to "break" the system!
Frances Fox Piven is crying tears of joy today. Her life's work is now complete.
ACORN and Project Vote are being investigated for widespread electoral crimes in America’s closely contended states -- potentially millions of fraudulent voter registrations and the destruction of those of Republican voters. The door is open for fraudulent votes and election theft. They have driven intimidated citizens into early voting, telling them how to vote. Obama has funneled $800,000 to ACORN for their 2008 General Election operations and then lied about it. Obama organized Project Vote activities in Chicago, in 1992 and has trained ACORN operators. Obama’s campaign in its Web site has tried to deny these facts. Obama as ACORN’s lawyer, sued Illinois in 1993, to make voter registration laxer. Obama as ACORN’s lawyer, sued Citibank in 1994 (Buycks-Roberson case, above), to force them into giving subprime loans to home buyers with poor credit ratings, setting the stage for the mortgage meltdown. Obama promised in 2007 to let ACORN and related groups "help us shape the agenda" of his presidenc ...
Katrina Vanden Heuvel is the liberal editor of “The Nation” magazine, the favorite mouthpiece of Frances Fox Piven. This weekend she appeared on ABC’s “This Week” to talk about Obama’s new immigration policy and announcement. And while she gleefully compared it to Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proc...
Conservative women look like this: Liberal women look like this: Any questions?
also, it's too bad she's become politically toxic, bc Frances Fox Piven wrote a book in voting I'd consider essential on this topic
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"I don't know of a movement that unfolds in less than a decade." -Frances Fox Piven
Three years after the May 1968 uprising that swept the world, the great French philosopher Michel Foucault observed that a key strategy of power is to “appear inaccessible to events.” Power, Foucault argued with a nod towards 1968’s failed insurrection, acts to “dispel the shock of daily occurrences...
Who's up for a fun cruise with Frances Fox Piven and Code Pink???
In this classic video footage from Free To Choose Network, Milton Friedman debates Frances Fox Piven on free enterprise. Piven is skeptical that free enterpr...
Elections should be held on April 16th- the day after we pay our income taxes. That is one of the few things that might discourage politicians from being big...
Laura Flanders, Paul Mason, Cornel West, Barbara Ehrenreich and Frances Fox Piven kick off day 1 at The Left F...
CUNY Prof. Frances Fox Piven gave a recent talk laying out new, radical plans for the Occupy movement According to her, the movement has to relocate, change tactics Public sociologists should help students “refuse to pay their debts” and avoid consequences when they default Academia should also *** ..
.Sorry, no. Bill Ayers, Frances Fox Piven, Angela Davis, Van Jones are at CENTER, not margins of OWS.
An Injury to One, is an Injury to All: Occupy the Justice Department on April 24th, 2012 Danny Glover, Frances Fox Piven, Norman Finkelstein
Danny Glover, Frances Fox Piven, M1 of dead prez and Others Will "Occupy the ...
Frances Fox Piven seems to be taking a break from all her caliphatin'. Somebody alert Crazy Glenn. (Beck, not the other one.)
When we last heard of Frances Fox Piven, she was being attacked by Glenn Beck!
Jane Fonda would make a more convincing Frances Fox Piven than any 1st lady but especially Nancy Reagan.
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