Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 1:45pm
As NYPD Union Vows 'Wartime Policing,' Questions Of 'Have We Learned Nothing?'
A declaration by the New York Police Department Union that it will engage in "wartime policing" in response to Saturday's killing of two city law enforcement officers has raised alarm among protesters and civil rights advocates, who ask: " Have we learned nothing ?" A statement released Saturday by...
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Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 8:15am
In Midst of Holiday Shopping, Protesters Disrupt Business-As-Usual to Declare 'Black Lives Matter'
Iconic Mall of America flooded with demonstrators chanting, "While you’re on your shopping spree, black people cannot breathe."
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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:45pm
As Four Afghan Men Released From Guantánamo, Calls to Free All Who Remain
Following the Pentagon's announcement on Saturday that it has repatriated four men incarcerated at Guantánamo Bay to Afghanistan, human rights advocates are urging the United States to release all who remain captive in the U.S. military prison "without delay." Mohammad Zahir, 61, Khi Ali Gul, 51,...
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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 11:30am
In Boon to Fast Food Worker Strikes, NLRB Goes After McDonald's For "Violating Employees' Rights"
Marking another victory for fast food workers who have staged strikes and protests across the United States, the National Labor Relations Board announced Friday it is taking joint legal action against McDonald's Corporation and several franchisees for violating employees' rights to organize. The...
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Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 9:15am
West Africa's Ebola Death Toll Continues to Climb: WHO
The Ebola death toll in the three West African countries most impacted by the virus has climbed to at least 7,373 of 19,031 known infections, the World Health Organization revealed in data released Saturday. Western Sierra Leone is the " hotspot " of the ongoing outbreak, according to the WHO,...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 3:45pm
Sanders Slams GOP For Maneuvering to Slash Social Security and Medicare
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday slammed the GOP for jockeying to slash Social Security and Medicare in the next Congress, denouncing the plan as a "moral outrage." "At a time when poverty among seniors is increasing, and millions of elderly Americans lack sufficient income to buy the...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 - 11:45am
How One Indigenous Woman Took On a Multinational Mining Corporation... And Won
For over three years, indigenous Peruvian farmworker Maxima Acuña de Chaupe has refused to allow a U.S.-based multinational corporation to turn her land into an open-pit gold mine, withstanding multiple violent eviction attempts by corporate and state agents. On Wednesday, Acuña de Chaupe finally...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 11:30am
Wealth Gap Between Rich and Poor Americans Highest on Record
The gulf between rich and poor people in America has hit a new record. An analysis released Wednesday by Pew Research Center finds that the wealth gap between the top 21 percent of families and everyone else is the widest since the Federal Reserve began collecting such income data 30 years ago...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 1:00pm
Secret WTO Trade Deal Threatens Internet Freedom, New Leak Reveals
Global governments are secretly negotiating a little-known mega trade deal that poses a threat to internet freedoms and boon to corporate interests, analysts warned Wednesday, citing a just-leaked U.S. proposal . The Trade in Services Agreement (TISA), under discussion between a 50-country subset...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 8:30am
Amid Grief, Warnings That Pakistan Gov't Retaliation Could Violate Human Rights
As people across Pakistan and the world mourn the at least 148 people—most of them children— killed by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) fighters in the city of Peshawar on Tuesday, critics warn that retaliatory measures by the Pakistani government could lead to further human rights violations. On...
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