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: Jan 11, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Sam Mayfield is finishing a documentary on the fight for union rights in Wisconsin this past year, and she tells AlterNet her story.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Teachers, parents and activists are organizing to fight standardized testing in schools -- and the big companies that profit from the tests.

Posted on: Jan 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

With a new year comes new chances for change--and we have some guesses as to where we'll see some exciting actions in 2012.

Posted on: Dec 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Members of Congress have only gotten richer over the last 25 years, while their constituents have gotten poorer.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This year saw working people around the world begin to stand up and fight back. Ten organizers share their most inspiring moments from the U.S.'s year of action.

Posted on: Dec 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Savvy organizer and big thinker Stephen Lerner talks to AlterNet about how to take power back from Wall Street.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2011, Source: AlterNet

After the Obama administration's decision to overrule the FDA on the morning-after pill, activists are asking yet again, what went wrong?

Posted on: Dec 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Dec 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Though Congress has averted government shutdown, working people and the unemployed are still waiting for help.

Posted on: Dec 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Is the narrative around taxes finally shifting? Thanks to heavy public pressure, Governors Cuomo and Brown propose taxing their states' ultrarich.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AT&T withdrew its application from the FCC to take over T-Mobile. So is the merger dead? And if so, who killed it?

Posted on: Dec 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Mayors and police around the country have pretended public health is the reason for shutting down Occupy protests, but their actions belie their words.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

With the nation's (and the world's) focus back on Wall Street, the possibility of a financial transaction tax is looking more likely.

Posted on: Nov 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

After major crises at hierarchical institutions from Penn State to the Catholic Church, it's time to give the Occupy movement's horizontal structure a chance.

Posted on: Nov 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the student movement grows and rallies around the country, we look at the lenders raking in cash off the backs of the U.S.'s students.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The 99 percent showed up around the city to stand in solidarity with the evicted occupiers and express their support for a growing movement.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Just days after the brutal raid on the Occupy movement's home base in Liberty Plaza, a huge day of action is planned to take the movement to another level.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

In the past couple of weeks, Occupy Wall Street has spurred dedicated education activists into some of the most innovative and inspiring actions.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Nov 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Around the country, in groups and individually, Americans voted with their dollars this week to move away from the banks that caused the economic crisis.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

What does it mean to stop cooperating with the banks? Some activists, organizers, and technologists think the answer might be mass refusal to pay debts.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Are the sustained protests in Manhattan's Financial District and around the country getting to the wealthy bankers who are being targeted?

Posted on: Oct 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We've ranked the banks based on how shamelessly they game the political process through lobbying, revolving door politics and campaign donations.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Tuesday night, Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to give New York Governor Cuomo the message: Stand with the people, not the 1%.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff talks to AlterNet's Sarah Jaffe about building a better Internet, the job-free future, and how Occupy Wall Street could save us.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Oct 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet