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  • Obama proposes expanding Social Security benefits while the program careens toward insolvency

    06/02/2016 7:03:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 Jun, 2016 | Rick Moran
    For more than 20 years, the Government Accountability Office has been warning that the varioius Social Security funds would go broke in a matter of decades unless something is done to shore up the program. Unfortunately, there are limited options when trying to address this crisis. You can employ a combination of raising the retirement age and/or increase the FICA tax. Other than that, you're rearranging chairs on the deck of the Titanic. But President Obama – who is fully aware of the threat of insolvency – is now proposing that Social Security benefits be increased and wants the "rich"...
  • Newt Gingrich : 2014-06-27 : Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy

    06/27/2014 3:34:40 PM PDT · by Patton@Bastogne · 12 replies
    Newt Gingrich ^ | 2014-06-27 | Newt Gingrich
    . June 27, 2014 Newt Gingrich Obama's Insane Illegal Immigration Policy The flood of children coming to the United States is a much worse and more alarming story than you might imagine. This disaster is a direct result of deliberate Obama administration policy that encourages illegal immigration. In August 2012 the administration announced, basically, that it would not deport most children who come to the United States illegally. By any reasonable standard, the Obama policy is insane and the results were predictable. This is a humanitarian crisis that the President himself created. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the...
  • Rand Paul throws weight behind immigration reform [AMNESTY] effort

    06/11/2014 8:33:38 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 11, 2014 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Makes calls with Grover Norquist seeking conservative support Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday waded deeper into an issue that has proved perilous to some of his GOP colleagues, throwing his political weight behind an establishment lobby effort to get Congress to reform the country’s immigration system this year. Mr. Paul, a libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky and possible 2016 presidential hopeful, participated in a telephone conference call to conservative and business leaders in favor of immigration reform in an effort brokered by anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, The Washington Times has learned. The business group, the Partnership for a New American Economy,...
  • How Will Obama Handle Child Migrants?

    06/11/2014 1:03:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014 | Ramsey Cox
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called on Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to outline the administration's plan to handle a huge influx of children migrating across the U.S.-Mexico border. “What we need is a comprehensive look at what are the incentives that would convince parents to send their unaccompanied children on this horrific journey,” Cornyn said on Tuesday. “We need to know that the president’s plan is to deal with this.” Cornyn’s comments came as senators announced a nearly $2 billion deal to address the issue after the administration said 47,000 children have been caught crossing the border since...
  • Food stamp recruiter must enroll 150 seniors in the program a day

    04/24/2013 8:40:38 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/24/13 | Caroline May
    A Florida food stamp recruiter is tasked with enrolling at least 150 senior citizens in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, The Washington Post reports in a profile about SNAP outreach. Following 56 year old recruiter Dillie Nerios perform her task, to appeal to seniors to get them to sign up for food stamp benefits, The Post offers additional insight into the program — which has reached record participation levels in recent months — currently feeding more than 47 million people, or one in seven Americans. The story follows recruiter Dillie Nerios, 56, as she encourages approaches potentially SNAP-eligible seniors to...
  • Rosa Brooks, Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy

    08/08/2011 3:29:49 PM PDT · by jessduntno · 21 replies
    JessDuntno | Today | Various Sources
    Rosa Brooks serves as Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Michele Flournoy. In May 2010 she also became Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and then Special Coordinator for Rule of Law and Humanitarian Policy. She is running a new Pentagon office dedicated to those issues. She is on leave from her job as a law professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. Brooks is known as a columnist (most recently with the LA Times) and at the Pentagon her portfolio has included both human rights issues and global engagement and strategic communication. Her mother, Barbara Ehrenreich, is...

    05/15/2012 8:01:25 AM PDT · by ibytoohi · 28 replies
    05/15/2012 | SELF
    Forgive the vanity post...I firmly believe that Obama was the chosen one by his mentors, the powers that be on the radical far left to implement their master plan. Based on his upbringing, his associations, and his involvement in the Chicago community organizing movement he was groomed and promoted to higher office. From there he was launched by an incredible talent for oration, and a desire by the people for something other than the status quo. Change is what they wanted. The main stream media grabbed hold, forgot their jobs to investigate, and cheered all the way to his election....
  • ‘Democrats, Socialists and Communists…We Are All Together’: Piven Draws Chilling Connections

    03/23/2012 6:49:00 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 21 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 3/22/12 | Benny Johnson
    At last weekend’s Left Forum 2012, the annual pep-rally for liberal thought, renown leftist professor and activist Frances Fox Piven shown some light onto the makeup of the current America Left. In this minute of audio, Piven tells the packed auditorium which worldview philosophies embody their movement: “There is room for all of us. Religious leftists, people who think peace is the answer, those who think that wholesome food is what we really need, ecologists and old-fashioned Democrats, Democratic Socialists, Socialists and Communists.” Piven goes on to discuss the major undertaking that the leftist movement is working on and why...
  • Mitt Romney: It’s not like the president can “precisely set the price at the pump”

    03/07/2012 3:31:20 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 30 replies ^ | March 07 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he’s “not going to say outrageous things about the president.” Trouble with that statement is that “outrageous” is a pretty subjective adjective. Outrageous to whom? Apparently, Romney meant to say he’s not going to say anything about the president that would outrage the left — because he doesn’t seem to be afraid to say something about the president that would outrage the right. In fact, he did just that earlier today, when he essentially said the president shouldn’t be held responsible for the high price of gas. “I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely...
  • Medical Journal Article: 14,000 U.S. Deaths Tied to Fukushima Fallout

    12/28/2011 7:41:33 PM PST · by Veto! · 89 replies
    Radiation Public Health Project ^ | Dec 19, 2011 | Joseph J. Mangano
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – December 19, 2011 -- An estimated 14,000 excess deaths in the United States are linked to the radioactive fallout from the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear reactors in Japan, according to a major new article in the December 2011 edition of the International Journal of Health Services. This is the first peer-reviewed study published in a medical journal documenting the health hazards of Fukushima........Just six days after the disastrous meltdowns struck four reactors at Fukushima on March 11, scientists detected the plume of toxic fallout had arrived over American shores. Subsequent measurements by the U.S. Environmental Protection...
  • OWS Reveals the Paucity of Political Morality (Review of Frances Fox Piven book)

    11/06/2011 5:07:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Pacific Free Press ^ | November 6, 2011 | Tom Engelhardt
    The War Against the Poor: Occupy Wall Street and the Politics of Financial Morality by Frances Fox Piven. Tom Dispatch: We’ve been at war for decades now -- not just in Afghanistan or Iraq, but right here at home. Domestically, it’s been a war against the poor, but if you hadn’t noticed, that’s not surprising. You wouldn’t often have found the casualty figures from this particular conflict in your local newspaper or on the nightly TV news. Devastating as it’s been, the war against the poor has gone largely unnoticed -- until now. The Occupy Wall Street movement has already...
  • Frances Fox Piven:Occupy Everything, Because It Belongs To Us

    10/13/2011 11:30:38 AM PDT · by invaderzim · 52 replies
    Hear Us Now ^ | 10.13.11 | Hear Us Now
    "Last night an AFL-CIO sponsored National Teach In was held on line."
  • Frances Fox Piven Addresses Universities on OWS LIVE TONIGHT

    10/12/2011 1:47:51 PM PDT · by ct_libertarian · 26 replies ^ |
    Frances Fox Piven Addresses Universities on OWS LIVE TONIGHT This is the URL for the live thread.
  • VIDEO: 'Occupy Atlanta' in strange group chant, silences Civil Rights Hero John Lewis

    10/08/2011 4:06:40 PM PDT · by garjog · 156 replies
    Youtube ^ | Oct 8, 2011 | conservARTive
    Watch this video of strange group behavior. Effects of drug use? Mob rule psychology? Really strange people in control.
  • Alinsky Rules Return For Obama

    10/04/2011 6:18:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 4, 2011 | Editor
    Politics: The hippie horde attempting to mob and "occupy" Wall Street this week has a method to its madness. It's all about getting President Obama re-elected by employing classic Alinskyite tactics. At first glance, the latest protests staged by left-wing rent-a-mobs in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and elsewhere don't look terribly different from the World Trade Organization and global debt-amnesty spectaculars of a decade ago. Radicals swarm against some hated totem, chant, break a few Starbucks windows and leave scads of garbage for someone else to clean up. But the "Occupy Wall Street" mob that shut down the Brooklyn...
  • Liberal Icon Frances Fox Piven: “We Desperately Need A Popular Uprising”…

    10/02/2011 12:45:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 2, 2011 | Zip
    Barack Obama seen nodding in approval. FRANCES FOX PIVEN: “I teach at the Graduate School of the City University of New York. I am here because I am so enthusiastic about the possibilities of this sit-in, over the marches that are occurring over postal worker issues, the sister demonstrations that are starting in Chicago and Los Angeles, and maybe in Boston. I think we desperately need a popular uprising in the United States. None of us know. I study movements. None of us know the exact formula for when those movements erupt, but it could be. And if that is...
  • Frances Fox Piven vs. Milton Friedman, Thomas Sowell

    08/23/2011 10:01:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/23/11 | FreeToChooseNetwork
    In this clip from the 1980 Free To Choose, socialist Frances Fox Piven tangles with Milton Friedman and Thomas Sowell. We thought this would be interesting in light of the recent dustup between The New York Times and Fox News (Glenn Beck) on the subject of Piven.
  • Cloward-Piven Paradise Now? (Good commentary)

    08/01/2011 10:44:05 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2011 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Combine class warfare, demonizing the rich, getting as many people onto the welfare rolls as possible, and pushing the economic system to collapse and you have a flawless formula for Cloward-Piven 2.0 -- and a vehicle that ensures Obama remains in power. Cloward-Piven is a much talked-about strategy proposed in the mid-1960's by two Columbia University sociology professors named Richard Andrew Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. The Cloward-Piven approach was sometimes referred to as the "crisis strategy," which they believed were a means to "end poverty." The premise of the Cloward-Piven collective/anti-capitalist gospel decried "individual mobility and achievement," celebrated organized...
  • The Cloward-Piven Strategy, Saul Alinsky, and Their Influence on Obama

    07/30/2011 11:31:24 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-30-11 | Warren Beatty
    The Cloward-Piven Strategy The Cloward-Piven Strategy was published in The Nation in 1966. The strategy was developed by Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, professors at Columbia University in NYC. Piven was married to Cloward. They wrote an article titled "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty," advocating increased enrollment in social welfare programs in order to collapse that system and force reforms, leading to a guaranteed annual income. This political strategy has been referred to as the "Cloward-Piven strategy." The Cloward-Piven Strategy was inspired by the August 1965 riots in the black district of Watts...
  • Holder Launches Witch Hunt Against Biased Banks

    07/09/2011 7:11:24 AM PDT · by TimSkalaBim · 69 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/8/2011 | Paul Sperry
    In what could be a repeat of the easy-lending cycle that led to the housing crisis, the Justice Department has asked several banks to relax their mortgage underwriting standards and approve loans for minorities with poor credit as part of a new crackdown on alleged discrimination, according to court documents reviewed by IBD. [snip] Another Reno protege, Perez has compared bankers to Klansmen. Only difference is, he said, bankers discriminate "with a smile" and "fine print." He said this kind of racism, though more subtle, is "every bit as destructive as the cross burned in a neighborhood." Perez has put...
  • Subversion Inc., definitive book on ACORN, Cloward-Piven Strategy

    04/13/2011 1:49:38 PM PDT · by vadum · 13 replies ^ | April 13, 2011 | Matthew Vadum
    NOTE: I'm a longtime FR member. Some short-sighted admin who doesn't understand the importance of the work I do in uncovering the radical left (at least people tell me it's important) pulled my last post for "solicitation." I mean, seriously guys, is this any way to fight the left? Do you want to lose the fight against Obama et al.? How am I supposed to get the message out to the people who care about the subject matter the most? This time I won't link to anywhere where you can buy the book. Happy now, admin? Stop fragging the good...
  • Beck Was Right She is Dangerous: Cornel West & Piven Admit RIOTS Was What She Was Writing About

    04/12/2011 7:35:20 AM PDT · by Pacothecat · 21 replies
    Beck Was Right She is Dangerous: Cornel West & Piven Admit RIOTS & Social Chaos Was What She Was Writing About After Denying in Dozens of Interviews
  • Organizing for Revolution: The Final ‘Push’ To Transform America

    03/23/2011 12:21:49 PM PDT · by callisto · 56 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal ^ | March 23, 2011 | Liz Blaine
    “A revolution is an insurrection, an act of violence by which one class overthrows another.” ~ Mao We are currently in the midst of a battle for the heart and soul of America. This war is being waged at our schools, the workplace and in our communities. States struggling to moderate impossible debt and balance budgets are examining ways to free themselves from the fiscal and political shackles imposed by labor unions whose exorbitant pensions and benefits comprise the bulk of their debt. With the economy tanking and the fight over public union benefits and collective bargaining spreading across the...
  • It’s a Lunatic Story: Piven & NPR Go Into Mega Spin to Attack Beck for Daring to Discuss Her Theory

    02/27/2011 6:50:54 PM PST · by Pacothecat · 14 replies
    It’s a Lunatic Story: Kindly Grey-Haired Piven & NPR Go Into Mega Spin to Attack Beck for Daring to Discuss Her Theory
  • Documents show Wisconsin unrest orchestrated and spreading

    02/19/2011 8:47:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 73 replies
    Examiner ^ | 2/19/11
    While part of the current unrest in Wisconsin is driven by local issues, new information has been uncovered indicating an orchestrated attempt to stir up 'worker protests' not only in Wisconsin but in at least a dozen states. The coordinated effort is part of a 'revolution' spearheaded in part by a group called 'Heartland Revolution,' a Kentucky-based political action organization. The group was first envisioned by a Kentucky Democrat, John Waltz, who announced his candidacy in 2009 to oppose 2-term Republican Geoff Davis for the 4th Congressional District. Waltz was defeated in the November 2010 midterm elections but embarked on...
  • Cloward Piven Comes Undone

    02/18/2011 9:35:05 AM PST · by NCjim · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2011 | Henry Oliner
    I am reluctant to accept conspiracy theories. In 1966 sociologists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven proposed to overwhelm the political and economic system with welfare recipients forcing the government to guarantee a minimal national income. It has been interpreted as a desire to push a greater degree of socialism, forcing a collapse that would require central government control. It may have been a grand socialist strategy, but that does not necessarily translate into a conspiracy meant to overthrow the capitalist system. Regardless, it seems that although the system has become clearly overwhelmed with public pensions, unsustainable deficits, and reckless...
  • Flashback 2000 : Frances Fox Piven Calls For Violence at Socialist Scholars Conference

    02/12/2011 5:14:54 AM PST · by Tom Rounder · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Democratic Left ^ | February 11, 2011 | Robert Sauté
    CUNY DSA, the primary organizer of the Conference, sponsored major sessions that included DSA Vice-chair Frances Fox Piven, DSA NPC member and Temple professor Joseph Schwartz, Julie Eisenhardt of the Johns Hopkins Student Labor Coalition, speaking to a large audience on the subject of What Next? Organizing Strategies and Tactics for a Humane Globalism. Drawing on her experience as one of the leading strategists of the welfare rights movement, and analyst of social movements, Fran Piven pointed out that the usual way of organizing, individual by individual, to build enduring institutions, join in majority coalitions, and thereby deliver votes, doesn’t...
  • The Obama-Piven-Palin Strategy

    02/10/2011 10:12:44 AM PST · by GarthVader · 15 replies
    The Next Right ^ | 11/14/2010 | Adam Selene
    Obama associated with Marxists and other lefty radicals when he was young. This is not controversial. The real question is whether he still associates with such radical riff-raff today, or worse, is secretly carrying out their nefarious plans. In one case the answer is: we can only hope so. I am referring to the infamous Cloward-Piven Strategy, an undemocratic plan to force a basic income guarantee by overloading the welfare system with applicants.
  • Piven: Fiery and fearful: Socialist advocate for mob violence complains she is target

    02/01/2011 5:27:27 PM PST · by vadum · 15 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 (print version) | Matthew Vadum
    If you promote violent leftist insurrection for a living, should you be surprised when anonymous members of the public threaten you with violence? Apparently. Take the case of Marxist professor and community organizer Frances Fox Piven, a frequent target of conservative talk-show host Glenn Beck. In the Nation magazine just last month, Ms. Piven expressed outrage that Wall Street bankers weren't being dragged from their homes and led to the guillotine because of the country's high unemployment rates and an anemic economy. "So where are the angry crowds, the demonstrations, sit-ins and unruly mobs? After all, the injustice is apparent,"...
  • Violence: Frances Fox Piven Caught in the Crosshairs of Her Own Words

    01/30/2011 9:15:41 AM PST · by cj in tx · 20 replies
    Gulag Bound & American Thinker ^ | January 30, 2011 | Arlen Williams
    From deep in the article... The kill shot was taken six days later from a window of, by former White House accountant, James Simpson, in his now famous, "Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis." Now, that corpse still lays open and the autopsy goes on. Bio-testing of its body of evidence reveals the seed of many paramours, including two names that appear on numerous rap sheets: Soros and said Obama. It all tends to answer the oft repeated question, "They aren't that incompetent, what are they doing?" My only bone to pick with Kurtz' article is his...
  • The Left Defends Its Advocate of Violence

    01/29/2011 5:53:37 AM PST · by radioone · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1-29-11 | Arlen Williams
    Glenn Beck continues to suffer an onslaught of programmatic propaganda by progressives, who accuse him, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin's kitchen sink of inciting violence -- while at the same time assailing Beck for his exposing the true violation of Americans' lives and livelihoods by these neo-Marxists.
  • A call to protest ignites a call to arms

    01/26/2011 8:35:30 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 46 replies
    L A Times ^ | January 26, 2011 | Barbara Ehrenreich
    Why are Americans such wusses? Threaten the Greeks with job losses and benefit cuts and they tie up Athens, but take away Americans' jobs, 401(k)s, even their homes, and they pretty much roll over. Tell British students that their tuition is about to go up and they take to the streets; American students just amp up their doses of Prozac. The question has been raised many times in the last few years, by a variety of scholars and commentators -- this one included -- but when the eminent social scientist Frances Fox Piven brought it up at the end of...
  • Violent Riot Advocate Frances Fox Piven Invents Wild Accusations About ‘The Blaze’

    01/26/2011 6:24:22 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 19 replies
    Violent Riot Advocate Frances Fox Piven Invents Wild Accusations About ‘The Blaze’ Audio
  • Progressives Seek To Deflect From Frances Fox Piven Remarks By Calling Glenn Beck Anti-Semitic

    01/25/2011 1:34:20 PM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 1/25/11 | Dana Loesch
    I love when progressives who’ve stood against Israeli settlements and “zionists” suddenly find compassion for Jewish people, even if it’s manufactured compassion to feign straw man outrage at conservatives. Baby steps! While watching this interview with Frances Fox Piven posted below, I momentarily missed Olbermann. Sure, he was a far-left partisan, but he was an entertaining broadcaster, something from which his socialist views cannot detract. Here is MSNBC sub Cenk Uygur in a bizarre interview with Piven right after he tries to make Glenn Beck out to be anti-semitic because some of the people he criticizes are or may be...
  • Video: Frances Fox Piven Defends Herself On MSNBC, Gets A Little Tongue-tied

    01/25/2011 10:22:04 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 46 replies
    This is propaganda in its purest form. Grandma Piven knows the game well, and plays her victim card very competently – Beck plucked HER out of tens of thousands of people – she wrote a “little article” 45 years ago, she’s getting “death threats” etc… Alas, she gives the game away at the end when she starts down a forbidden road and then abruptly stops…Watch her closely at the 4:07 mark. Oops…I don’t think she was supposed to go there. Do you think she was wearing an earpiece, and someone told her to cheese it? In her December 2010 Nation...
  • The Ideas and VIOLENT RHETORIC of Frances Fox PIVEN

    01/25/2011 5:19:46 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 11 replies · 1+ views
    The Blaze ^ | January 24, 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Who’s really calling for violence, Glenn Beck or Frances Fox Piven? There’s been some talk recently criticizing Glenn Beck for speaking out against Frances Fox Piven and her calls for “angry” revolution. For example, the New York Times ran a story over the weekend saying Beck‘s expose of Piven’s strategy to overwhelm the government welfare rolls and have people rise up (and the stories about that on The Blaze) has incited violence. Piven’s favorite soap box The Nation ran a similar story on Thursday. Both stories references a few errant comments left on this website. But lacking from those...
  • How to create a crisis and steal a nation. Part II

    01/24/2011 9:45:21 PM PST · by Rabin · 1 replies ^ | Sam Sewell, Aristotle the Hun, The Rev. Big Goon and Good Shepherd Sam
    Obama's role as a radical community organizer and Acorn "leadership trainer" is well established. Kurtz continues: "Acorn's tactics are famously "in your face." Just think of Code Pink's well-known operations (i.e. threatening to occupy congressional offices, interrupting the testimony of General David Petraeus) and you'll get the idea. Acorn protesters have disrupted Federal Reserve hearings, but mostly deploy their aggressive tactics locally. Chicago is home to one of its strongest chapters, and Acorn has burst into a closed city council meeting there. Acorn protestors in Baltimore disrupted a bankers' dinner and sent four busloads of profanity-screaming protestors against the mayor's...
  • Glenn Beck, Frances Fox Piven, and How the New York Times Falsely Depicts the Controversy

    01/24/2011 7:00:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 23, 2011 | Ron Radosh
    Death threats are no small matter, and are to be taken very seriously. I know how upsetting they can be because in the 1980s, I was subject to them myself. After The Rosenberg File was published and received a favorable front-page review by Alan Dershowitz in The New York Times Book Review, I began to get phone calls threatening my family and me, many of them around 3 am in the morning. One caller told me: “I know where your children live and their school schedule, and you and they better watch out, because we will get you.” I phoned...
  • Frances Fox Piven’s Violent Agenda

    01/24/2011 4:57:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 24, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    The campaign to use the tragic shootings in Tucson to silence conservatives continues. The latest twist is an attempt to highlight anonymous threats against leftist scholar and strategist Frances Fox Piven as a way of forcing Glenn Beck, a critic of Piven, off the air, or at least prohibiting him from mentioning her on his Fox News television show. This affects me as well, since an excerpt from my recent appearance on Beck’s show to discuss Piven has been aired in the course of the controversy. My new book, Radical-in-Chief, extensively treats Piven’s influence on contemporary leftist strategy, and on...
  • Glenn Beck Target Frances Fox Piven Reports Death Threats From Viewers

    01/23/2011 4:31:07 AM PST · by markomalley · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 1/23/11 | Frances Martel
    CUNY sociology professor Frances Fox Piven has found herself in the midst of a political crossfire for a work she published 45 years ago. Piven, along with husband Richard Cloward published a work in the 1960s that now forms the crux of the attacks on the Obama administration from The Glenn Beck Program, and now Piven is speaking out against Glenn Beck and Fox News for death threats she has received via email since becoming a major character in Beck’s narrative. “Of course he’s not accurate,” Piven argues in a video interview released to counter claims made on Beck’s program...
  • Spotlight From Glenn Beck Brings a CUNY Professor (Frances Fox Piven) Threats

    01/22/2011 5:38:16 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 146 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER
    On his daily radio and television shows, Glenn Beck has elevated once-obscure conservative thinkers onto best-seller lists. Recently, he has elevated a 78-year-old liberal academic to celebrity of a different sort, in a way that some say is endangering her life. Frances Fox Piven, a City University of New York professor, has been a primary character in Mr. Beck’s warnings about a progressive take-down of America. Ms. Piven, Mr. Beck says, is responsible for a plan to “intentionally collapse our economic system.” Her name has become a kind of shorthand for “enemy” on Mr. Beck’s Fox News Channel program, which...
  • Union Protesters Overwhelm Security and Barge Into Banking Meeting

    01/19/2011 12:53:29 PM PST · by blueyon · 45 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01/19/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    A group of about 200 union protesters overwhelmed security at a Washington, D.C. hotel and barged into a mortgage banking meeting on Wednesday, according to the Huffington Post. HuffPo says protesters dressed in hardhats and overalls yelled “Where are the jobs?“ and ”Where is the money?“ as they pushed through security in a ”scrum” and burst into a conference room of stunned bankers. The protest was reportedly aimed at the Pulte Group — which protesters say has received $900 million in tax breaks but has not created a sufficient number of jobs. “Those tax breaks were supposed to create jobs,”...
  • Updated Cloward-Piven Strategy to Overwhelm Americas Financial System from Frances Fox Piven

    01/07/2011 7:32:07 AM PST · by Pacothecat · 21 replies
    Uncovered: New Calls for the Updated Cloward-Piven Strategy to Overwhelm Americas Financial System from Frances Fox Piven with SEIU and Bertha Lewis Coordination
  • Change: Old Socialist Seeks Europeanesque ‘Strikes And Riots’

    12/31/2010 2:28:25 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 13 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 12/31/2010 | David Hogberg
    Ron Radosh notes that socialist Frances Fox Piven is back in the Nation magazine calling for a revival of the “Cloward-Piven Strategy.” For those unfamiliar with that strategy, Piven formulated it with her late husband, Richard Cloward, for an article in a 1966 issue of the Nation. According to DiscoverTheNetworks, the Cloward-Piven Strategy “seeks to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse.”
  • Frances Fox Piven Calls for a new Cloward-Piven Strategy for Today

    12/30/2010 10:01:19 PM PST · by TenthAmendmentChampion · 30 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | December 30, 2010 | Ron Radosh
    Writing in The Nation magazine on May 2, 1966, sociologists Richard Cloward and his wife Frances Fox Piven published what was to become in later years one of the most famous and influential of leftist articles. Titled “The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty,” the two socialist intellectuals developed a new so-called “crisis strategy” — that of trying to use the existing welfare system to create chaos that would weaken the corporate capitalist state and eventually foment revolution. “Discover the Networks” has a good summary of their thesis... [snip] Writing in the current issue, Piven presents a...
  • Frances Fox Piven: Obama Has Done Good things “Under the Radar”

    10/30/2010 7:30:21 AM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    KiWiki Blog ^ | 10-30-10 | ???
    Cross-posted from the New Zeal blog Frances Fox Piven is a prominent U.S. sociologist, writer and socialist activist and is an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. Fox Piven was a DSAer since the organization’s founding in 1982. By 1985 she was listed as a member of the Feminist Commission of the organization. In 1994 she was listed amongst over 100 activists who were builders of Barack Obama’s New Party. Piven is also listed as an endorser of Progressives for Obama.
  • Leftists Unhinged: Piven Advocates Violence When “It’s…A Big Part Of Your Strategy”

    09/17/2010 4:25:45 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 25 replies
    There was a time when violence was equated with those on the fringes of society: groups like the Ku Klux Klan, the Black Panthers, or the Weather Underground. I’d say that most Americans still feel that way today. Unfortunately, we’ve seen a rise to power on from some of these people who not only had no qualms about using violence, but who have advocated it as a valid tactic. An interesting video surfaced earlier this week on Glenn Beck’s new news and opinion website The Blaze in which influential Leftist sociologist and author Frances Fox Piven shares her theories on...
  • EDITORIAL: We can't afford this government

    08/22/2010 9:04:30 PM PDT · by starczar66 · 14 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/19/10 | The Washington Times
    "Whether by design or incompetence, the Cloward-Piven Strategy lives. Named after two leftist professors at Columbia University, the scheme calls for overwhelming government obligations to the point of collapse, therefore providing an excuse for a radical government takeover of the whole economy. Three news stories yesterday show the Cloward-Piven day of reckoning is creeping perilously closer..."
  • Why Cloward-Piven Will Eat Itself

    07/03/2010 12:34:50 AM PDT · by neverdem · 90 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | July 03, 2010 | Hoss Varad
    Long considered a tool for fomenting socialist revolution in America, the "Cloward-Piven Strategy" was a sociopolitical theory developed by left-wing ivory tower-dwellers Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. I'm sure the foil hat-wearing adherents of this line of thinking will complain here about my oversimplification of the plan and general lack of nuance, but basically, it seeks to undermine the (American) government by overloading said government with dependents needing welfare. Apparently, this will force the government into recognizing that there are a lot of dependents out there (artificially created, no doubt), which would inevitably lead to the United States' government...
  • The Cloward - Piven Strategy - eyewitness account of its unveiling at Socialist Scholars Conference

    06/26/2010 10:19:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    the real barack obama ^ | 6/26/10 | Trevor Loudon
    Many commentators on the U.S. left have tried to minimize the significance and importance of the Cloward-Piven Strategy, made famous by writer James Simpson and TV personality Glenn Beck. According to Simpson and Beck, Columbia University sociologists, husband and wife team Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven, devised a strategy in the early 1960s, to crash the U.S. economy and bring on socialist revolution by deliberately overloading state welfare rolls to the point of bankruptcy. Many on the left regard this hypotheses as gross exaggeration at best, deliberate misrepresentation at worst. [caption id="attachment_732" align="aligncenter" width="404" caption="Richard A. Cloward"][/caption] Cloward and...