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.

Organizing in Washington, D.C. means a front-row seat to all the action, whether it be sit-ins against Trumpcare or marching with Juggalos. more

Sep 20, 2017 2:59 PM Multimedia

Eber Garcia Vasquez had been and NYC Teamster for 26 years when he was deported in September. His union fought to keep him here, but when their campaign was unsuccessful, Teamsters Joint Council 16 moved to ensure that this happens to no one else. more

Sep 19, 2017 3:33 PM Multimedia


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Amy Zachmeyer of Houston Democratic Socialists of America on rebuilding, mutual aid, climate change and more. more

Sep 15, 2017 11:02 AM Multimedia

A lot of attention has been paid recently to “antifa,” but where does it actually come from? Historian Mark Bray talks about past tactics and motivations for anti-fascists as well as today’s resistance to white supremacy. more

Sep 13, 2017 11:03 AM Multimedia 1 Comments

Young immigrant organizers speak out at a rally to save DACA and create legal status for all immigrants. more

Sep 6, 2017 2:17 PM Multimedia


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Even as Hurricane Harvey battered Texas's coast, its politicians were creating more fear for the state's immigrant residents. more

Sep 5, 2017 2:00 PM Multimedia


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To effectively protest, you have to know who you're protesting and where the pressure points are. The folks at LittleSis have a new project to help bring those research skills to people across the country. Take a listen! more

Sep 5, 2017 10:06 AM Multimedia

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Diego Lozano

Donald Trump's pardon of infamous "Sheriff Joe" Arpaio was a signal to his base. But Arizonans aren't done fighting. more

Aug 29, 2017 3:05 PM Multimedia


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"It feels terrible to be scared of the President of the United States." more

Aug 25, 2017 1:24 PM Multimedia

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Mary Roach

Why is it important to have an independent political movement that doesn’t revolve solely around Trump or focus on electoral outcomes for Democrats? more

Aug 25, 2017 11:14 AM Multimedia


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Former Ohio state senator Nina Turner hopes a "people's platform" will help shift the direction of the Democratic Party. more

Aug 22, 2017 11:50 AM Multimedia

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In the wake of the white supremacist attacks on Charlottesville, Virginia, in North Carolina, a place laden with a history of racial violence, protesters pulled down a statue of a Confederate soldier outside of the Durham County Courthouse. more

Aug 17, 2017 9:45 AM Multimedia

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Heather Wilson

The eyes of the country turned to Charlottesville this weekend, but organizers there have been fighting white nationalism for a while. more

Aug 14, 2017 10:52 AM Multimedia

Eight months into the resistance, we’re doing OK, says longtime organizer Ordower. But what does real change look like? more

Aug 10, 2017 2:25 PM Multimedia

A breakdown of what went wrong for the Republicans, how Trumpcare is undead, and what to watch for in the budget fight. more

Aug 8, 2017 12:43 PM Multimedia

We want to be sure that companies like JPMorgan Chase are not profiting off of the backs of immigrant families. more

Aug 3, 2017 11:03 AM Multimedia

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Jennifer Flynn Walker

With Trumpcare now also on the shelf, Cordes is running for office and working on the ground to continue to make universal healthcare a reality. more

Aug 1, 2017 11:03 AM Multimedia


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Organizers from all over the country have been battling to save Medicaid, and Arkansans have had some success.  Take a listen to one of the organizers about how that's happened. more

Jul 27, 2017 9:55 PM Multimedia

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Lauren Klinkhammer

Not everybody is comfortable with getting arrested and that is okay. You don’t have to get arrested to be a voice, to share your story more

Jul 27, 2017 9:42 AM Multimedia


Mackenzie Harris

"Nuns on the Bus" helped pass the Affordable Care Act in 2010, with a letter that countered the Catholic Bishops' opposition to the bill. more

Jul 25, 2017 11:31 AM Multimedia