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
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