Sarah Jaffe

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Sarah Jaffe is the author of Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt. She is a Type Media Institute reporting fellow and an independent journalist covering labor, economic justice, social movements, politics, gender, and pop culture. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe NationThe New Republic, the Atlantic, and many other publications. She is the co-host, with Michelle Chen, of Dissent magazine’s Belabored podcast. 

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Sarah Jaffe

In the U.K. election’s final days, the feeling on the ground is very different from the story told in the news. Read more

America and the World

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The December 12 parliamentary election has brought out Labour’s secret weapon: organizers who have been working for years to end austerity and bring a new politics to the U.K. Read more

America and the World

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Labour’s best hope for victory in a general election, just as it was in 2017, is to get people talking about something besides Brexit. Read more

America and the World


Sarah Jaffe

As Brexit looms, a surge of community organizing from within is bridging political divides and refocusing the British Labour Party. Read more

America and the World


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As gridlock in Parliament mounts, Jeremy Corbyn must find a way to move his leftist agenda to the center of the conversation. Read more

America and the World

Instead of raising taxes, labor leaders in collective-bargaining talks have a new proposal for closing state budget gaps: Go after the financial institutions that ripped off governments. Read more

Money, Politics and Power

In South Carolina, an Obama campaign veteran puts his organizing strategies to work in government. Read more