Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 3:00pm
Bloodshed and Humanitarian Crisis in Eastern Ukraine As Fighting Continues
Numerous civilians are reported dead and wounded Friday from heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, as aid workers warn that the situation is growing increasingly dire for non-combatants—especially children—following the disintegration of a ceasefire between Ukraine and opponents of Kiev earlier this...
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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 11:45am
New Poll Shows Overwhelming Majority of Americans Want Lawmakers to Take Action on Climate
Ahead of the 2016 elections, the verdict is in: Most people in the United States—including a large number of Republicans—think global warming poses a serious threat to the world and want the government to take action to stave off climate crisis. A new nation-wide poll conducted by Stanford...
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Friday, January 30, 2015 - 9:15am
Moms and Doctors Have a Message for Monsanto: 'You're Making Us Sick'
As shareholders of the agrichemical giant Monsanto gather in St. Louis, Missouri for their annual meeting on Friday, they will be met by a coalition of doctors, concerned parents, and food and environmental safety advocates delivering a simple message: "You're making us sick." At issue are the...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 2:30pm
Classified: US Military Imposes 'Startling' Blackout On Key Details Of War In Afghanistan
In an unprecedented blackout, top U.S. military officials have quietly classified key information about how they are spending the over $65 billion dollars appropriated since 2002 to train Afghan forces. New York Times reporter Matthew Rosenberg, who broke the story in the press on Thursday,...
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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 11:45am
Parks But Not People? In Partial Victory, Pennsylvania Bans Fracking on Public Lands
Residents say partial moratorium is good first step but does not help the communities bearing the brunt of toxic drilling.
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 1:15pm
Obama Cements Ties With New Saudi King, Who's Already Overseen Four Beheadings
In the five days since Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud took the throne, he has already overseen at least four beheadings, which critics say underscores the brutality of the regime, as well as the hypocrisy of the United States for holding the oil-rich country as one of its closest...
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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 8:00am
Georgia Execution of Intellectually Disabled Man Slammed As 'Moral Stain'
Warren Hill was killed Tuesday after the state carried out a four year fight to put him to death, despite constitutional and ethical objections
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 1:45pm
Buyers Beware: New Grocery Merger Creates Mammoth That Puts 'Stranglehold on Consumers'
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced on Tuesday it has approved the $9.2 billion merger of Safeway Inc. and Albertsons, clearing the way for the creation of the country's third largest grocery retailer (behind Walmart and Kroger) and, according to critics, leaving consumers vulnerable at a...
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 9:30am
Obama Proposal to Open Atlantic Waters to Oil and Gas Drilling Slammed As 'Horrible'
Despite the objections of environmental groups and local residents, the Obama administration is moving forward with plans to open up large swaths of federally owned waters off the Atlantic coast to oil and gas drilling. The move was revealed by numerous media outlets, which cited anonymous sources...
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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:15pm
Setting Precedent for Public Institutions, Maine University System Pulls Funds From Fossil Fuels
After two years of student organizing, the University of Maine state-wide system on Monday became the first public land grant institution—and first university system—in the United States to divest any of its fossil fuel holdings, in step with world-wide grassroots efforts to take on the powerful...
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