Sarah Jaffe


Sarah Jaffe is an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is a Nation Institute fellow, author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, and runs the podcast series Interviews for Resistance.  Find her on Twitter at @sarahljaffe.


Samir Cabbarov

Donald Trump has been promising a big infrastructure plan since the campaign days. But what he's got is a whole bunch of nothing, says Hunter Blair of the Economic Policy Institute. more

Feb 15, 2018 2:00 PM Dispatches



Women around the world are coming together on March 8, International Women's Day, in a show of collective power. Organizers of the strike talk about what's in store. more

Feb 12, 2018 3:08 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


Kristian Hernandez

The Democrats gave in after just a few days of government shutdown, setting the stage for Trump to propose an immigration “compromise. Kristian Hernandez points out how that will do real harm to many under the guise of “helping” DREAMers. more

Jan 31, 2018 7:00 AM Dispatches


Office of the Speaker

Children's healthcare was a bargaining chip in the latest showdown in Congress, but with the government shutdown over for now, Republicans are planning more healthcare cuts. more

Jan 24, 2018 1:00 PM Dispatches


Library of Congress

In 2018 all eyes are on electoral politics. But what does that mean for social movements? more

Jan 17, 2018 12:17 PM Dispatches


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Trump has now revoked temporary protected status for immigrants from four countries, the latest being El Salvador. Union VP Jaime Contreras, explains what the protected status has meant for people and what is being done to fix the immigration system. more

Jan 10, 2018 10:00 AM Dispatches

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Down Home NC

Brigid Flaherty moved home to rural North Carolina after the election of Donald Trump to put her years of organizing experience to work “down home.” more

Jan 3, 2018 1:00 PM Dispatches



There was a lot to fight against in 2017, and it was sometimes hard to think about building for the future. But a new campaign aims to change that in 2018. more

Dec 26, 2017 1:00 PM Dispatches

Working with “Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson,” Alfredo Pacheco connects the dots between fighting deportations and fair housing. more

Dec 21, 2017 10:42 AM Dispatches 1 Comments

“If you had asked me in January where we would be today, I would have painted a darker picture. The reason is the millions of people who have called. emailed, gotten arrested, stood in the freezing cold to sing tax-themed carols and everything else.” more

Dec 18, 2017 12:21 PM Dispatches


Jesse Myerson

Constituents visited Indiana Rep. Trey Hollingsworth's office to confront him about the tax bill. They were stonewalled for eight hours. more

Dec 14, 2017 8:00 AM Dispatches

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Advocates say a majority of American Jews oppose the move, which they understand will bring more repression down on Palestinians. more

Dec 12, 2017 11:51 AM Dispatches

One of the remarked-upon features of the House version of the Republican tax bill currently headed to reconciliation is that it would tax tuition waivers given to graduate students as income. Graduate students are ready to fight back. more

Dec 8, 2017 12:50 PM Dispatches 1 Comments


MH Action

Members of Manufactured Home Action, a nationwide organization of mobile home residents, are fighting to connect their struggles around housing to the broad struggle against inequality. more

Dec 5, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches


Sarah Bigney

Maine Senator Susan Collins was one of three votes to stop ACA repeal. But last week, after getting empty promises that are already being walked back, she voted for a tax bill that include big healthcare cuts. Her constituents are not pleased. more

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 AM Dispatches


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Sarah Jaffe and Jody Calemine talk about the new tax bill,and its striking similarities to Reaganomics. more

Nov 30, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches

“Most people want to see the wealthy pay their fair share and to see government budgets that actually invest in and create jobs as opposed to just sprinkling helicopter-loads full of cash on rich zip codes.” more

Nov 29, 2017 6:00 AM Dispatches



The Working Families Party began in just a few states. But lately it's been lending weight to elections from Birmingham, Alabama to Albuquerque, New Mexico. more

Nov 22, 2017 10:00 AM Dispatches


Matt McLoughlin

Monica Trinidad of For the People Artists Collective and People's Response Team explains the fight over Chicago city council's vote to fund a new police academy. more

Nov 21, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches

Sarah Jaffe and socialist leader, David Duhalde, discuss election night wins for socialist and left wing candidates, and what that means for the 2018 midterms. more

Nov 16, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches