Past Appearances & Events


National Conference on Media Reform: The Future of Journalism is…Comics?

Comics are used in a variety of ways. They have the ability to create worlds on a page; they cost less than a film or TV crew; and they blend storytelling with images seamlessly in a way that even the best photographs can’t do. This session, presented at the National Conference for Media Reform in […]


Radio: This Is Hell

Obama’s incoherent Middle East / Moral panic in the 1980s / How to build a stadium / Politicians, not friends / Neoliberalism’s edge / Vaporware by gaslight.


Radio: This is Hell

I joined This is Hell to talk about the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising with a trip to Ireland, finds the ideas and ideals of the failed revolution still powerful, and still under attack by external forces – this time EU-imposed austerity policies and elite-driven privatization, and sees hopeful signs of an Irish left building […]

Event • Chicago, IL

People’s Summit 2016

I was a guest at the People’s Summit in June of 2016 to talk about media.

Event • Chicago, IL

Socialism 2016: Necessary Trouble

With Sarah Jaffe, Mike Shea and Flynn Murray We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political engagement and social activism. Pundits once fretted about Americans’ apathy, but in the last few years we’ve seen uprisings and protests across the country: the growth of the Tea Party; the successful fight for a $15 minimum wage; a […]

Event • NYC

Radio Dispatch Live!

Sarah Jaffe joins Radio Dispatch for the hour to discuss her new book Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt.

Event • Brooklyn

Troublemakers Reading Night: Pre-Launch for Necessary Trouble

Nation Books and Dissent invite you to raise a glass and hear Sarah give a special advance reading from the book, along with readings from some of Sarah’s favorite troublemakers—Melissa Gira Grant, E. Tammy Kim, Victoria Law, and Kate Aronoff.