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: 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 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Activists from New York community groups hit mega-investment bank's annual meeting to demand answers to their questions.

Posted on: May 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

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.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The collective weight of American student debt is a drag not just on those paying the debt, but on our entire economy.

Posted on: Apr 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Apr 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Labor is an integral part of the progressive coalition, one of the only forces capable of acting as a counterweight to the organized money that's taken over our politics.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mitt Romney's wife held a tax day fundraiser in New York--and found a day of protest from working people angry at the Romneys and their 1% friends' low tax rates.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Here's how the banks are still doing exactly as they please when it comes to homes. But there's hope.

Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

While there's almost nothing B of A does that is for the people, it sure as hell is paid for by the people. Now activists are pushing to break it up before it breaks down--again.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Ohio will be a battleground come November, but the big money groups are spending lavishly now in hopes of unseating the Senate's best economic populist.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The bans on collective bargaining, enacted in Wisconsin and overturned in Ohio, have had effects not just on organizing, but on workers' daily lives.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

One of the companies AlterNet covered last year, ITV, is dragging its heels and fighting the union.

Posted on: Mar 21, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Mar 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

In a new revision of the news organization's 2003 code of ethics, NPR commits itself not just to finding “balance” in its stories, but to prioritizing truth.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet