Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 1:30pm
Ultra-Rich 'Philanthrocapitalist' Class Undermining Global Democracy: Report
From Warren Buffett to Bill Gates, it is no secret that the ultra-rich philanthropist class has an over-sized influence in shaping global politics and policies. And a study (pdf) just out from the Global Policy Forum, an international watchdog group, makes the case that powerful philanthropic...
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Friday, January 15, 2016 - 10:00am
'Ludicrous' as Flint Tells Residents: Pay for Poisoned Water or We'll Cut You Off
Amid a crisis that has poisoned the water supply of an entire city, authorities in Flint, Michigan are under renewed fire on Friday for sending out shut-off notices to residents who are behind on paying their water bills. Slammed as "ludicrous, the move comes as Republican Governor Rick Snyder...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 3:45pm
On Behalf of City Poisoned By Water, Residents File Suit Against Gov. Snyder
Michigan residents who say they've suffered injury from drinking lead-contaminated water have filed a class-action lawsuit against Gov. Rick Snyder , the state , and the city of Flint. Plaintiffs Doris Collins, Robin Pleasant, and Jason Phinisee, all Flint residents who paid for—and in some cases...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 1:00pm
As French Government Threatens to Destroy Camp, Refugees Defiant
Migrants and refugees are vowing to peacefully defy the French government's imminent plans to destroy the makeshift homes of up to 2,000 people living in the Calais camp known as the "Jungle." The government has given residents just days to leave before roughly a third of the camp, located in...
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Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 10:15am
'Richest Generation'? Baby Boomers Face Deep Inequalities
It's a familiar trope in U.S. society that baby boomers are the " richest generation ." But a report released online Thursday by the Population Reference Bureau shows that wealth is unequally distributed among this demographic, with people born between 1946 and 1964 facing pronounced disparities...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 1:45pm
Obama Doesn't Have to Deport Central American Refugees: Report
President Barack Obama doesn't have to continue the widely-criticized practice of detaining and deporting Central American refugees en masse. In fact, according to a new report from the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC), Obama has the legal authority—right now—to grant temporary protection to...
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 10:30am
Deadly Bombing of Polio Clinic Points to CIA's Chilling Legacy
At least 15 people were killed and 25 wounded on Wednesday when a bomb blast targeted a polio eradication center in the city of Quetta, located in southwestern Pakistan. The bomb reportedly hit a police van that was accompanying health workers in a drive aimed at immunizing young children. "The...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 4:00pm
McDonald's Slammed for Super-Sized Grip on European Economy
From poverty wages to poor working conditions, the business practices of McDonald's are facing mounting protests world-wide. Now the iconic brand is facing another powerful challenge, this time from three Italian consumer organizations that are demanding an anti-trust investigation from the...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 1:00pm
Bernie Nabs Double-Digit Lead in NH as Women Ditch Clinton for Surging Sanders
Is former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's support among women crumbling? Less than one month out from the first primary in the United States, Senator Bernie Sanders now has a 14-point edge over Clinton in New Hampshire, thanks in part to a new-found lead among the state's women voters...
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Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 9:45am
Seeking Justice for Israeli High Seas Attack, Survivors Turn to US Court
Survivors of Israel's 2010 deadly attack on a humanitarian flotilla are now turning to a U.S. federal court to demand compensation for their wounds and inhumane treatment. Israel garnered global condemnation five years ago when it attacked a six-ship "freedom flotilla," bearing humanitarian aid,...
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