5 Articles by: Frances Fox Piven

Frances Fox Piven is on the faculty of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Frances Fox Piven on Why Protesters Must “Defend Their Ability to Exercise Disruptive Power”

Just last month, social movement scholar Frances Fox Piven predicted “waves of mass protest” in the US. She was right. In an interview with Jacobin, Piven discusses why disruption must be central to protests, the thorny questions of violence and property destruction, and how organizers should and should not see their role in the streets.