Sarah Jaffe is a Type Media Center Fellow, co-host (with Michelle Chen) of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, and a columnist at The New Republic and New Labor Forum. She was formerly a staff writer at In These Times and the labor editor at AlterNet. Her previous book is Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, which Robin D.G. Kelley called The most compelling social and political portrait of our age.” You can follow her on Twitter @sarahljaffe.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast, as well as a columnist at The New Republic and New Labor Forum.

She has a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University in Philadelphia and a bachelor’s degree in English from Loyola University New Orleans. Sarah was born and raised in Massachusetts and has also lived in South Carolina, Louisiana, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, and currently calls New York home.

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Interviews for Resistance: On the Commodification of Education
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Interviews for Resistance: Bird-Dogging To Stop Trumpcare in the Senate
This organizer is training activists on how to track down representatives and ask questions.
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Interviews for Resistance: Why the Fight for Single-Payer Is More Important Than Ever
A physician talks about the House vote on Trumpcare and what should happen next.
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Interviews for Resistance: “Money for Our Streets—Not for Wall Street”
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May Day Isn’t Just About One Day—It’s About a Movement
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Interviews for Resistance: “We Are in a Massive Moment of Transition”
Since the election, a lot more people are interested in exploring alternatives to the way things are. A longtime organizer talks about how to seize that opportunity and bring them into the fight.
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Interviews for Resistance: “Shutting It Down” on May 1
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Interviews for Resistance: How To Stop “Neoliberalism on Steroids”
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Interviews for Resistance: IBM Workers Tell Company To Practice What It Preaches
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Interviews for Resistance: How Criminalized Communities in Chicago Are Working Together
An immigrant rights organizer connects her work with the organizing being done in Black, Latino and Muslim communities.
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Interviews for Resistance: Reproductive Justice Is About Way More Than Abortion
Access to abortion is critical, yes. But so are a whole host of other healthcare issues.
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Interviews for Resistance: No, Donald Trump Is Not Bringing Back Coal Jobs
A climate justice organizer for People’s Action talks about what it takes to move from protest to power.
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Interviews for Resistance: A Democratic Socialist on Running to Transform the Democratic Party
A candidate for city council in South Fulton, Georgia, talks about running for local office as a way to infiltrate and transform the Democratic Party.
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Interviews for Resistance: There’s Still Time To Shape the Budget—Here’s How
Trump ran on not being a regular candidate. But his budget shows that he is, in many ways, a typical Republican.
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Interviews for Resistance: On Recovering the Word “Strike”
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Interviews for Resistance: The Opioid Crisis Is a Public Health Crisis Rooted in Poverty
A healthcare organizer in Maine talks about the importance of engaging people wherever they are.
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Interviews for Resistance: Workers Are on the Frontlines of Making Sure Banks Don’t Rip Us Off
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Interviews for Resistance: “It Is Just Open Season Now” on Undocumented Immigrants
A longtime organizer talks about the brutal intersection of being black and undocumented.
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Interviews for Resistance: The March 8 Strike Is About Building Feminism for the 99%
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Interviews for Resistance: Protests Show Immigrants’ Economic Power Cannot Be Ignored
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Interviews for Resistance: What New York Taxi Workers Teach Us About Fighting Back
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Interviews for Resistance: On Putting Your Body on the Line to Stop Deportations
An organizer arrested for trying to stop a deportation talks about what's needed to prevent more families from being split up.
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Interviews for Resistance: “Standing Rock is Everywhere Right Now”
The director of the Native Organizers Alliance on why we must do more than mobilize.
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Interviews for Resistance: On Treating Trump Like a Bad Boss
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Interviews for Resistance: Why Teachers Unions Are the Best Bet To Transform the Labor Movement
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Interviews for the Resistance: Live From the Spontaneous Protests at JFK Airport
Hundreds gather to protest Donald Trump's refugee and Muslim bans, and to demand the release of those held at the airport.
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Interviews for Resistance: Biola Jeje of BYP100 on Why Direct Action Is So Powerful Right Now
It's not enough to protest. We must "put our bodies on the line."
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Interviews for Resistance: Strike Targets Donald Trump and Home Depot
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Interviews for Resistance: Don’t Just March this Weekend—Strike!
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Interviews for Resistance: Mariame Kaba on Why the Time To Push for Single-Payer Is Now
The longtime organizer on how we can unite across difference to agitate for real progress under Trump—and push the Democrats left in the process.
Culture
David Bowie’s Radicalism
The artist blew our minds wide open.
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The Bad Boss Tax
Workers at Target, Walmart and McDonald's need food stamps to survive. Should the companies be taxed accordingly?
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The Right to Parent, Even If You Are Poor
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The Limitations and Possibilities of Student-Labor Coalitions
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Why Harris and Hobby Lobby Spell Disaster for Working Women
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Andrew Cuomo’s Primary Challenger Has More Than Just a Memorable Name
Zephyr Teachout's background in campaigning, law and education makes her a venerable candidate in the race to become New York's governor.
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Will Cuomo Keep His Promises?
The Working Families Party went out on a limb when it endorsed the conservative Democrat.
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Walmart Moms’ Walkout Starts Friday
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In Upset, Reform Candidate Wins Massachusetts Teachers Association Presidency
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Brooklyn Teachers Strike a Blow Against Excessive Testing with May Day Boycott
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Organizers Come Together To ‘Move from Checkers to Chess’
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Fighting the Big Apple’s Big Inequality Problem
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Post-Occupy, #myNYPD Makes New York’s Blood Boil
As Occupier Cecily McMillan stands trial, the city's 99% rediscovers its anger toward the NYPD.
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The Rise of the Digital Proletariat
Astra Taylor reminds us that the Internet cannot magically produce revolution.
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How 250 UPS Workers Fired for a Wildcat Strike Won Back Their Jobs
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Barbara Ehrenreich on Science vs. Mysticism
In Ehrenreich's new book, she comes out about mystical experiences in her teens. Then she puts them under a microscope.
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Teachers’ Strikes, Catching Fire
From Oregon to Minnesota, school is out unless teachers and communities are heard.
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The End of Jobs?
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