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: 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 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 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Free health care, a sanitation team, a public library, solar power, and free childcare are just a few of the services the Occupy Wall Street protesters are providing.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Despite another clash with police, the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to gain support as unions and community groups march in solidarity.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Over a week in, and despite mass arrests, the protesters are still camped out around the corner from Wall Street, and the Internet is watching.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Will Democrats take back Congress? Here are five candidates worth keeping an eye on as we get closer to Election 2012.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Student loans have been going up since the recession began--and now defaults are up too. Something has to be done, but what?

Posted on: Sep 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The underground economy isn't just drugs and sex work.

Posted on: Sep 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Do we have it backward when we call for job creation? Could we instead radically rethink our economy to benefit everyone?

Posted on: Sep 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The latest WikiLeaks release comes with a bunch of accusations and confusion.

Posted on: Sep 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The FHFA filed lawsuits last Friday alleging nearly $200 billion in fraud by the nation's biggest banks. Could this be the beginning of accountability for the banksters?

Posted on: Sep 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Jobs are on everyone's mind and labor has been front-page news a lot this year; we need to remember to fight like the unions that brought us good jobs in the first place.

Posted on: Aug 30, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Republicans claim to have a job-creation plan, but what they've actually got looks more like a job-killing plan.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

On September 1, nurses will converge on congressional offices, calling on lawmakers to support a tax on financial transactions to raise revenues to "heal America."

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