Elections and Protest Movements

Frances Fox Piven talked about the 2004 elections and addressed charges of voter fraud and voter suppression, the latter of which she said… read more

Frances Fox Piven talked about the 2004 elections and addressed charges of voter fraud and voter suppression, the latter of which she said has a long history in the United States. Professor Piven argued that new progressive social movements need to be created to stop the Democratic Party from moving to the right. She spoke after receiving a lifetime achievement award from the University of Wisconsin’s Havens Center. After her address “Elections and Protest Movements in the Struggle for Democracy” she responded to questions from members of the audience.

Professor Piven is the author of many books, including Regulating the Poor, Poor Peoples' Movements, The New Class War, and Why Americans Don’t Vote (all co-authored with her late husband Richard Cloward). Her latest book is The War at Home: The Domestic Costs of Bush’s Militarism. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Allen Hunter Senior Research Analyst New York University->Center for International Studies
  • Frances Fox Piven Professor City University of New York->Political Science

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Elections and Protest Movements

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Madison, Wisconsin, United States
First Aired:
Dec 11, 2004
Last Aired:
Jan 2, 2005

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  • Dec 11, 2004 | 12:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 13, 2004 | 3:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2005 | 1:16am EST | C-SPAN 2
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