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: 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 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.

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 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.