Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:30pm
UN Official Fears Act of 'Mass Murder in the Mediterranean'
Up to 500 Palestinians, Syrians, Egyptians and Sudanese refugees and migrant workers died last week when their boat sank off the coast of Malta in what appears to be a deliberate ramming by human traffickers amounting to "mass murder," a United Nations official announced Friday. Survivors of the...
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Friday, September 19, 2014 - 9:15am
France Joins US War By Bombing Iraq
France launched its first airstrikes on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday, making it the latest country to join in direct military attacks in the ever-expanding U.S.-led war on Iraq. "This morning, at 9:40 am, our Rafale aircraft carried out a first attack against a logistics...
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Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 12:00pm
Brushing Your Teeth With Plastic? Dentists Say Microbeads Bad News
The small pieces of plastic known as "microbeads" found in some facial scrubs and body wash have recently garnered scrutiny, and a ban in the state of Illinois , for the pollution they send into waterways. But dentists warn that similar tiny plastic beads can also be found in major toothpaste...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 2:15pm
Laura Poitras Documentary Depicting First Contact With Snowden Slated For Release
Laura Poitras' new documentary about Edward Snowden's revelations of National Security Agency surveillance will have its global premiere on October 10 at the New York Film Festival, event organizers announced Tuesday. Poitras, an award-winning filmmaker and journalist, was the first reporter to...
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - 12:00pm
For-Profit College Chain Sued by Feds for Predatory Lending Scheme
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Tuesday sued for-profit college chain Corinthian Colleges for its operation of an elaborate "predatory lending scheme" that ensnares tens of thousands of students in costly private loans and bullying collections tactics. Corinthian, one of the largest for...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:45pm
Ukraine Grants Limited Self-Rule to Eastern Regions
Ukrainian legislators on Tuesday passed a law granting broader autonomy to the Donetsk and Luhansk eastern regions, with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declaring the move protects the "sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence" of Ukraine while advancing decentralization. The new...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:45am
Aiming at Roots of Climate Chaos, 'Flood Wall Street' Targets Capitalism Itself
What does climate change have to do with capitalism? According to "Flood Wall Street" organizers, who are part of a mass people's response to the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, the answer is simple: Everything.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
'We Will Lose This Battle:' Liberian President Implores Obama for Help Fighting Ebola
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf penned a letter to President Obama this week urging the U.S. government to take more aggressive action to help the West African country fight the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, which first broke in March and continues to spread rapidly. “I am being honest with...
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:30am
High Cost of Housing Forcing Elderly Americans to Cut Back on Food and Healthcare: Study
The high cost of housing is making it difficult for older Americans to pay for vital needs, including healthcare and food, and forcing them to live in financial insecurity into their old age, finds a recent report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Entitled "Housing America’s...
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:45am
UK Rhetoric Against ISIS Escalates Following Briton's Beheading
As British Prime Minister David Cameron escalates his rhetoric following the release on Saturday of a video that appears to show an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) fighter beheading British aid worker David Haines, critics warn that military reprisal would only bring more violence and...
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