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: 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.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The company that has shaped the modern economy turned 50 this week, but is a growing wave of protest enough to start forcing Wal-Mart to change?

Posted on: Jun 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The middle class is being hollowed out; increasingly, there are the super-super-rich, and there are the rest of us.

Posted on: Jun 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The country's biggest banks are happy to make their money from the same governments about which they love to whine.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The shocking observation that Mitt Romney might feel more comfortable in the company of other rich white people was enough to get Joe Williams suspended.

Posted on: Jun 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In contrast to an overpaid, clueless pundit or a blustering New Jersey governor, Bruce is the ultimate populist artist.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Beck might be gone from Fox, but he's got a plan--and it starts with Glee. Yes, the TV show about kids who sing.

Posted on: Jun 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Republican governors are still imposing slash-and-burn austerity policies on their populations, but the mainstream media isn't paying much attention.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Wisconsin's recall is being driven by the same activists who turned out by the thousands to occupy their capitol when Walker attacked workers' right to bargain collectively.

Posted on: May 31, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Investigations by the FBI into campaign donations and strong-arm tactics in Ohio's Republican Party implicate big-name politicians, like anti-union Governor John Kasich.

Posted on: May 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A coalition of unions, national and community groups managed to hit the trifecta--beating ALEC-backed deregulation bills in three states.

Posted on: May 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mary Glover is taking on Goldman Sachs and Wells Fargo--but a court decision could leave her and thousands of other homeowners without a hope of justice.

Posted on: May 18, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New York's billionaire mayor is so opposed to a tiny raise for workers at companies that get public money that he's vowed to sue. What's the deal with living wage laws anyway?

Posted on: May 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Shares of the social network go on sale Friday at an initial public offering expected to be one of the largest ever--so how's it managing to get a $3 billion tax break?

Posted on: May 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Around the country, families are being tossed out of their homes with astonishing regularity, with local law enforcement enlisted to do the bidding of big banks.

Posted on: May 8, 2012, Source: N+1 Magazine

David Graeber, Mike Konczal, Sarah Jaffe and Brian Kalkbrenner discuss debt--what it is, why we're drowning in it, why it's a political issue. Moderated by Astra Taylor.

Posted on: May 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Calling for an end to policies that make college less accessible to lower-income students, CUNY activists held a peaceful sit-in that was violently broken up by police.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Yesterday, Occupy recaptured the public's attention with rallies, marches, parties, and yes, arrests all over the country.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In his new book, Rory O'Connor traces the impact of social media on how we get our information -- and who we trust to bring it to us.

Posted on: Apr 29, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Organizers and activists have planned direct actions and mass rallies, marches and blockades, as well as mutual aid and concerts to include as many people as possible.