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Sarah Jaffe

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Sarah Jaffe is a reporting fellow at the Type Media Center, covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. She is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, and the co-host of the podcast Belabored.  She is currently working on her second book. Find her on Twitter at @sarahljaffe.

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While others on the left waffle on questions of imperial power and foreign relations, the freshman Democrat takes on American hegemony. Read more

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Janos Marton of the ACLU’s Smart Justice program talks about a growing public awareness of the rampant inequality perpetuated by prisons, jails, arrests, and prosecutions, and what people on the outside can do. Read more

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Celine McNicholas of the Economic Policy Institute talks about a new moment to imagine the power of organized labor. Read more

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The West Virginia teachers won a raise, but the biggest fight, says Rebecca Diamond, teacher and member of the American Federation of Teachers-West Virginia, is still ongoing. Read more

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Listen to what Black Lives Matter Charlottesville is planning for the first anniversary of the “The Unite the Right” rally. Read more

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This week was the 53rd anniversary of Medicare, created in the middle of the social agitation of the 1960s. Benjamin Day of Healthcare-NOW! talks about how today, we are in the middle of similar upheaval. Read more

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Cata Santiago of Movimiento Cosecha talks about how the world’s biggest retailer is lending technology to Trump's deportation machine. Read more

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The Democratic Senate Leader has been hearing from his constituents a lot lately, demanding he stand up and fight. That’s the message brought by Indivisible Nation BK. Read more

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George Ciccariello-Maher explains how Occupy ICE has heightened contradictions between the proclamations of "sanctuary" by elected officials and their actually existing policies of repressing protest. Read more

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Saqib Bhatti from the Action Center on Race and the Economy explains how different decisions by the Supreme Court work together and harm working people. Read more

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When it comes to family separation, no one knows better than migrant domestic workers the myriad ways U.S. immigration policy has kept people from their loved ones. Read more

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A local activist talks about what happened after last year's ‘Unite the Right’ rally and why the eyes of the nation should still be on Charlottesville. Read more

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National Economic & Social Rights Initiative's Cathy Albisa explains how the organization's newly released report, "A New Social Contract," offers a path to a better world. Read more

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Sarah Jaffe talks with Alexis Goldstein, senior policy analyst at Americans for Financial Reform, to learn more about how the ongoing wave of bank deregulation makes us vulnerable. Read more

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Immigration attorney Eve Stotland discusses what the Trump administration is and is not doing to migrant children and their families, and tells us how to fight for fair treatment for migrants and for everyone. Read more

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Rebecca Vallas of the Center for American Progress speaks on how a Republican Farm Bill proposal collapsed under the weight of it’s own cruelty. Read more

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In a matter of weeks, more than 30,000 Toys 'R' Us employees will be out of work with no severance. Read more

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The network trains people to take charge of the narratives around police shootings, and to help communities heal. Cat Brooks describes how it's done. Read more

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Gabriel Quintero, a member of Voces de la Frontera, spoke to me about the group's goals for the day as well as organizing in the Trump era. Read more

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Arizona teachers voted for a strike this coming Thursday. We talk with Noah Karvelis of Arizona Educators United. Read more

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