According to Frances Fox Piven:
- The Occupy Movement is made up of “All parts of the Left.”
- That includes proudly: “Democrats, Socialists, Communists, Anarchists.”
- Must all work together because of the “Huge task of transforming America and the world.”
- “We are all together”
“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 these ideologies must unite:
“We can work together because we have a really huge task before us, transforming America and the World.”
Both statements were met with applause and agreement from the audience of over one thousand.
The genesis of the Occupy movement was a theme that gripped the Forum this year. The evicted movement has made some dark predictions over their plans for this spring. However, Piven’s comments were just one of many revealing facts about the movement to come. Stay tuned.