I joined Molly Knefel on Radio Dispatch to talk about Rahm Emanuel’s decision not to run for reelection as Chicago mayor, the roots of today’s teacher strike wave, Americans’ bad historical memory and why more people should read Marx.
I joined Sonali Kolhatkar on Rising Up with Sonali to talk about Ireland’s historic vote to repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution and legalize abortion in some cases. “Nearly 70% of Irish voters on Friday chose to repeal their nation’s 8th amendment on abortion. The deeply Catholic nation has seen a cultural shift over […]
I joined Jeremy Scahill on the Intercepted podcast to talk about teacher strikes, class struggles, and why journalists and others are organizing.
I was on Background Briefing with Ian Masters on May Day to talk teacher strikes. Then finally we examine further the erosion of America’s middle class with 63% of Americans one paycheck away from the street and unable to deal with a $500 emergency, while over one third are running out of food, not being […]
I was on Your Call Radio with Rose Aguilar on May Day. On this edition of Your Call, we’ll mark May Day by talking about the labor movements that are sweeping the country. Workers in United States are more productive than ever, but since 1973, their wages haven’t kept up, according to the Economic Policy […]
EXTREMELY ONLINE SOCIALISM .Moderator Sarah Jaffe .Participants Alexis Goldstein, Shuja Haider, Emma Caterine, Kevin Borden In the wake of several troubling elections, the left has looked to online spaces to play an important role in organizing and publicizing socialist movements.
Laura Flanders gave me my start in journalism and I like to say she taught me everything I know. So it’s always an extra pleasure to be on her show. WORKERS, WILDCATS & NEW MODELS FOR LABOR ORGANIZING Laura talks to SEIU International President, Mary Kay Henry and labor journalist Sarah Jaffe about worker wins, […]
I joined PBS NewsHour host William Brangham to talk teacher strikes. Teacher strikes and walkouts have been spreading from West Virginia to Arizona. Thousands of Kentucky educators rallied on Friday at their state Capitol, as Oklahoma’s largest teachers’ union called for an end to their nine-day walkout. William Brangham talks with Sarah Jaffe, author of […]
I joined WNYC news for a quick hit on the Jersey City teachers’ strike.
In West Virginia, a focal point of Trump-era liberal armchair ethnography, teachers have won a historic statewide strike just as the Supreme Court is poised to rule in Janus, a case that will mark the culmination of a long right-wing effort to gut public sector unions. It’s a scary time—but maybe, just maybe, also an […]