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: Mar 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The choice to fast is both an evocation of the history of farmworker activism and a moral choice, made to highlight the poverty the workers face.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Even if stations ditch Limbaugh, there are still thousands of proto-Rushes waiting in the wings around the country.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Limbaugh is losing advertisers fast after calling law student Sandra Fluke a "slut"--but bad behavior is nothing new for Rush. Here are five of his worst moments.

Posted on: Mar 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The upscale grocery delivery service pays less than $9 an hour, has faced discrimination complaints, and is a union-buster--so why is New York giving it a handout?

Posted on: Feb 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Bruce Springsteen long ago achieved the American Dream, but he never stopped singing about the people he grew up, and never stopped identifying as a member of the working class.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 23, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Journalist Paul Mason covered the uprisings of 2011 as they occurred. His new book "Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere," explains why they all happened at once.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Millions of young people may have a much harder time paying for an education.

Posted on: Feb 20, 2012, Source: AlterNet

John Nichols talks about his new book, "Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Occupy Wall Street," and what happens next.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Americans' views on the most pressing issues of the day are actually solidly progressive, so why do the media keep getting the story wrong?

Posted on: Feb 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Multimedia photo essay from a community protest of a local grocery's exploitative treatment of its workers.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet

When state after state slashes education dollars, we see what matters to them--and where they spend while cutting schools tells us even more.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Santorum's success in the Midwest has come through a combination of race and class-based grievances as well as his appeal to social conservatives.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Right-wingers claim Obama and Democrats across the country are waging a war on religion -- and of course, conservatives are the civilian casualties.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Two progressive champions are facing off for one seat in Congress. What's a voter to do?

Posted on: Feb 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Feb 5, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Jan Brewer has decided to get in on the union-busting action, introducing a bill that makes Ohio's and Wisconsin's attacks on public workers look mild.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A new study on government employees' earnings has the Right buzzing -- and some progressive pundits repeating the myth that government workers are "overpaid."

Posted on: Jan 26, 2012, Source: AlterNet

The B of A death watch continues as a new petition calls for federal regulators to dismantle the big bank before it implodes.

Posted on: Jan 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Unless we act now, the current $1 trillion student debt bubble is going to look small in 18 years—and the only ones able to go to college will be the children of the 1%.

Posted on: Jan 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

USAS has been fighting steadily for workers' rights even when the issue wasn't front-page news--and they're helping spearhead a new movement for economic justice.