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: Oct 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Oct 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

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: Oct 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

700 reported arrests and still Liberty Plaza remains occupied by protesters declaring, "We Are the 99%."

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 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Sep 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

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

Posted on: Sep 12, 2011, Source: AlterNet

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 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

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."

Posted on: Aug 28, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As a global protest movement rises and spreads within the US, expect surveillance tactics honed in the "war on terror" to be used in the defense of wealth.

Posted on: Aug 26, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Hurricane Katrina hit nearly 6 years ago. As the Northeast readies for a major storm, who's being left out of the disaster preparation?

Posted on: Aug 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As scrutiny intensifies on Bank of America and pressure for a settlement mounts, Schneiderman isn't backing down.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Posted on: Aug 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Americans have been told that austerity measures and shared suffering are the path to economic recovery, but in fact, many fixes could dramatically improve our lives.

Posted on: Aug 19, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Recall victories in Wisconsin and plummeting approval ratings have John Kasich scared--and now he wants to make a deal with labor and progressive groups.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AT&T claims its purchase of T-Mobile will create jobs--but history shows it's far more likely to eliminate them.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

There's a staggering amount of bad paperwork in citywide foreclosures -- not just in New York, but around the country.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The nation's largest bank has only gotten bigger since the financial crisis and the government bailouts. But is big trouble ahead for the big bank?

Posted on: Aug 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Consumer borrowing hit its highest level since August 2007 this June; here's why that's not a good sign for the economy.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As Wisconsin progressives fight to recall Scott Walker's allies in the state senate, here are some of the conservative groups funding their right-wing agenda.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This Tuesday, six Republican state senators who supported Scott Walker's radical agenda face recall. Here's what you need to know about the issues at play.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new report finds that the vast majority of the jobs created in the so-called recovery have been low-wage jobs. That's a recipe for continued economic pain.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Rick Perry hasn't officially declared his candidacy, but ads are already on the air in Iowa. Here's why you should be worried he might run for president.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As inequality in the US grows, the ultra-rich are pouring their spare cash not just into private jets, but into private security. Think there's a connection?