Stories by Sarah Jaffe

Sarah Jaffe is a staff writer at In These Times and the co-host of Dissent magazine's "Belabored" podcast. Her writings on labor, social movements, gender, media and student debt have been published in The Atlantic, The Nation, The American Prospect, AlterNet and many other publications, and she is a regular commentator for radio and television. You can follow her on Twitter: @sarahljaffe. subscribe to Sarah Jaffe's feed

Posted on: Sep 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's our on-the-ground reporting from the East and West coasts.

Posted on: Sep 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

If groups like Working America can build an awareness of economic issues among swing voters, it could be a game-changer.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Chicago's teacher strike is shaping up to be one of the most important labor actions in a generation. So why are people who consider themselves progressives siding with the bosses?

Posted on: Sep 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There are plenty of Democrats out there running on actual progressive issues, yet going all but unnoticed nationally. Here are a few worth watching.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Senator Sherrod Brown's race has become emblematic of post-Citizens United politics.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Many pundits describe the vice-presidential nominee as an intellectual heavyweight. He's not -- but you wouldn't know it from the mainstream media reports.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A special Labor Day interview with domestic workers organizer Ai-Jen Poo, one of Time Magazine's 100 most influential people of 2012.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Rockers scold Ryan for misunderstanding their music, while the world fawns over Russian self-styled punks Pussy Riot. Who says political music is dead?

Posted on: Aug 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Fifteen Occupy Homes Minnesota organizers face up to two years in jail for peacefully linking arms outside a house when the police came to enforce a foreclosure.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Student organizers from around the country (and the world) gathered in Columbus to help build a unified, strong student movement, learn from one another, and take action.

Posted on: Aug 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Economist Richard D. Wolff is known as a critic of capitalism, but lately he's been arguing for an alternative: cooperatives.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new study finds that opinionated reporting might be better at motivating the politically unengaged.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Brown, a former CNN and NBC reporter, is arguing against teachers' unions--but doesn't want to disclose that her husband is on the board of Michelle Rhee's anti-union organization.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In his new book "The Great Divergence," Noah digs into the causes of America's rapidly increasing inequality. In this interview, he talks to AlterNet about what he found.

Posted on: Jul 25, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new report from the Tax Justice Network found trillions of untaxed wealth that the world's richest people are hiding. Here's what you need to know.

Posted on: Jul 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Most low-wage jobs are at giant, profitable corporations. Here are some of the worst offenders.

Posted on: Jul 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Prominent women leaders are calling on Quinn to allow a vote on paid sick days legislation, but will she go against the wishes of her mentor, Mayor Bloomberg?

Posted on: Jul 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Whistleblower Eileen Foster recounts to AlterNet how the subprime lenders went wild in the mortgage crisis -- and the utter lack of consequences they face.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In each of the five boroughs of New York City, each week, there's a foreclosure auction. And this week, community activists turned up to try and stop it.

Posted on: Jul 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

According to multimillionaire Rush, the unemployed would go back to work if their unemployment benefits weren't so posh. Here's a reality check.

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