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.

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. 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. more




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. 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. 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. 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. more


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. 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. more


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. 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. more



Fibonacci Blue

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. 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. more


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


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The Working Families Party has had a busy week: parting ways with Andrew Cuomo, helping push Paul Ryan into retirement, and honing a much-watched national strategy going into November. more



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Puerto Rican teachers are struggling to get their schools up and running after the hurricane, but they are in danger of being privatized too. more


I don’t know what I expected when I walked out of the Parliament building in the shadow of Big Ben, but a child in a rubber Donald Trump mask wasn’t it. And yet there he was. more


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Activist, organizer, and author Jane McAlevey brings her breadth of experience to the question of the future of labor in Trump’s America. more


"We've got to help people understand that these puppets have strings, man, and that we're being manipulated." more

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Ady Barkan became a household name for speaking out during the fight for the Affordable Care Act and then against the GOP tax cut bill, which threatens healthcare programs. He's got a lot more things to say. more



Movimiento Cosecha

Sarah Jaffe speaks with Maria Duarte and Omar Cisneros from the Seed Project of Movimiento Cosecha fighting for their right to stay in America and to preserve DACA. more