Frances Fox Piven Uses Class Lecture to Lay Out Strategy to Illegally Occupy Foreclosed Homes, Default on Student Debt

Benny Johnson
The Blaze

  • 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 assist in the reoccupation of foreclosed homes
  • Occupy should exert “pressure” so that the illegal occupation of homes become legal ownership by occupiers
  • Occupy should even figure out how to get the “utilities running” in illegally occupied buildings

The radical organizers of the Occupy movement are becoming notably desperate in their strategies for disruption. And as the movement continues to try to remain relevant, longtime Occupy cheerleader and radical CUNY professor Frances Fox Piven has offered her advice for some of Occupy’s most radical tactics.  In a Skype interview with UC-Berkeley students recently, Piven seemed to offer a game plan by expanding on illegal, and possibly dangerous, actions the movement has toyed with before.

Piven began by admitting to the classroom that Occupy should look beyond camping in city parks.

“My vision of the Occupy movement is that– well, I think it should find some new spaces,” she conceded. “I think Occupy has to relocate, occupy some other spaces.  Maybe it’s — it doesn’t have to be in Wall Street – it could be a university building.”

Piven proceeded to expand the idea of not paying back debt, an idea that’s been at the forefront of the movement since the beginning: “Here’s something public sociologists could do – I think we need to figure out exactly how students can protect themselves against reprisals if they refuse to pay their debts.  How can they protect themselves against having their wages garnished?”…

The article continues, with video, at The Blaze.

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