Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:30pm
Seven Years Later, Blackwater Guards Found Guilty of Massacre in Iraq
More than seven years after guards with the private mercenary company Blackwater opened fire on Iraqi civilians in downtown Baghdad, killing 17 people and wounding 20, a federal jury on Wednesday found four of the men involved with the massacre guilty in the case. Former guard Nicholas Slatten was...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 3:30pm
Chris Christie Says He's 'Tired of Hearing About the Minimum Wage'
Chris Christie, governor of New Jersey and potential Republican candidate for the 2016 presidential election, is facing criticism after he declared on Tuesday that he is "tired of hearing about the minimum wage." "You know what regular folks are tired of?" asked Maria Myotte, communications...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
2014 Set to be Hottest Year in Recorded Human History: NOAA
2014 is set to be the warmest calendar year in recorded human history, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Climatic Data Center revealed in its latest monthly report . This is already an era of climate firsts. The "combined average temperature" of land and ocean surfaces...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 9:15am
Water Shutoffs Robbing Detroit Residents of 'Dignified' Life: UN Investigators
Detroit's "unprecedented" shutoff of water utilities to city homes condemns residents to "lives without dignity," violates human rights on a large scale, and disproportionately impacts African-Americans, United Nations investigators declared Monday following a two-day inquiry. "Denial of access to...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:15pm
'Eroding Legitimacy' of Fossil Fuels Industry, Divestment Movement Gains Ground
"What is happening?" asked author and activist Naomi Klein in a recent piece penned for the Guardian . "Are fossil fuel companies – long toxic to our natural environment – becoming toxic in the public relations environment as well? It seems so." As fossil fuel divestment victories pile up this fall...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:30am
Philippine President Says Alleged Murder by US Marine Won't End Military Agreement
Philippine President Benigno Aquino sparked outrage on Monday when he declared he will not meet growing calls across the country to scrap the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the alleged murder of a transgender Filipina woman, Jennifer Laude, by a U.S. service member in...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Justice for Jennifer': Protests Sweep Philippines Following US Marine's Alleged Murder of Transgender Woman
Protests continue across the Philippines following news of the murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina woman, allegedly at the hands of a U.S. marine in Olongapo City. Coming just months after the U.S. signed a controversial pact to boost its military presence in the Philippines,...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:15am
Monsanto Spends Millions in Bid to Defeat Local GMO Labeling Initiative
Monsanto, the largest genetically-modified seed corporation in the world, has so far spent over $4 million in a bid to crush an Oregon initiative , up for vote in November, to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered food. Records from the Oregon Secretary of State's office show that the...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Assassination' of Public Health Systems Driving Ebola Crisis, Experts Warn
Neoliberal economic policies that defund health infrastructure responsible for current crisis in West Africa and across the globe, say analysts.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:00am
Obama's Claimed War-Making Authority for Syria and Iraq Called 'Preposterous'
The White House is facing criticism for its declaration on Wednesday that it can continue to escalate war in both Iraq and Syria without approval from Congress because it is granted authority from two pieces of legislation passed 12 and 13 years ago. "These are illegal underpinnings for what is a...
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