Sarah Lazare

Sarah Lazare

Sarah Lazare is web editor at In These Times. She comes from a background in independent journalism for publications including The Intercept, Common Dreams, The Nation, and Tom Dispatch. She tweets at @sarahlazare.

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Antony Blinken. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Biden's Hawkish Foreign Policy Picks Are a Very Bad Sign
There was no rea­son to think that a Biden admin­is­tra­tion would be to the left of the Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion when it comes to for­eign pol­i­cy. Biden comes with a long polit­i­cal career of sup­port­ing the wars of the Unit­ed States and its allies, from the 2003 inva­sion of Iraq to Israel’s...
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"As of 2015, the Unit­ed States bore respon­si­bil­i­ty for 40% of ​'excess glob­al car­bon diox­ide emis­sions,'" writes Lazare. "And the Glob­al North (defined as the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, Europe, Israel, Aus­tralia, New Zealand and Japan) is respon­si­ble for 92%." (Photo: Elizabeth Stilwell/flickr/cc) Views
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
"Colonizing the Atmosphere": How Rich, Western Nations Drive the Climate Crisis
The cli­mate dis­as­ter fuel­ing unprece­dent­ed fires across the west­ern Unit­ed States, threat­en­ing to swal­low the Mar­shall Islands into the ocean, and unleash­ing peren­ni­al hunger crises on South Sudan is a glob­al cat­a­stro­phe. But the glob­al respon­si­bil­i­ty is not born equal­ly...
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Sunday, June 28, 2020
First You Bomb and Starve a Country. Then You're Praised for Sending in Aid.
The United Nations describes itself in its charter as an international moral authority created to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war." But activists who are trying to end the U.S. war on Yemen say that, in a dark twist on this mission, the international body is withholding...
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A worker installs solar panels at the Solarpark Eggersdorf solar park on September 4, 2012 near Muencheberg, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Covid-19 Is a Reason To Start the Green New Deal Now
Our political leaders, Republican and Democrat, are leaving tens of millions of people in free fall. Instead of a guaranteed income and universal, single-payer healthcare, we are offered paltry, one-time checks and unemployment payments (for those who qualify—and many don’t, including all...
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Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg speaks at a town hall event in Coralville, Iowa on Feb. 2, 2020. (Photo by Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Buttigieg and Centrist Dems Want a Military Response to Climate Change. That’s Dangerous.
Mayor Pete Buttigieg says that if he were elected president, he would use the Department of Defense to fight climate change by creating “a senior climate security role in the Secretary of Defense’s office responsible for managing climate security risks” and boosting the Pentagon’s budget to “allow...
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U.S. President Donald Trump confers with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) while departing the U.S. Capitol following a St. Patrick's Day celebration on March 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Monday, January 06, 2020
To Stop Trump’s War with Iran, We Must Also Confront the Democrats Who Laid the Groundwork
Since President Trump took office in 2017, the leadership of the Democratic Party has overwhelmingly supported the precursors to today’s dangerous U.S. escalation towards Iran: sanctions, proxy battles and a bloated military budget. Yet, now that we stand on the brink of a possible U.S. war of...
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"Once we started blocking the train, that’s when the big support came in. That’s when people took notice." (WYMT/screen shot)   Views
Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Kentucky Miners Are Blocking a Coal Train for Back Pay. We Talked to One About a Just Transition.
On July 29, coal miners in Cumberland, Kentucky began blocking a train carrying more than $1 million worth of coal to protest their former employer, Blackjewel LLC, which declared bankruptcy on July 1. According to CNN , the company wrote bad checks to 350 miners in Harlan County alone, prompting...
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Both media and politicians love to use coal miners as anti-environmental props—as in Donald Trump's February 16, 2017, signing ceremony for a bill removing protections for streams. (Photo: AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM) Views
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
The Media Uses Coal Miners To Attack the Green New Deal—Then Ignores Their Pension Fight
Anna Attie, Eleanor Colbert and Daniel Fernandez contributed research to this report. To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, at least 80 percent of coal reserves must stay in the ground, according to a conservative estimate in the journal Nature. This means that coal miners would see...
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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Judge Orders US Government to Stop Suppressing Evidence of Torture and Abuse
A federal judge on Friday ordered the U.S. government to release more than 2,000 photographs showing abuse and torture of people detained by the American military in Iraq and Afghanistan. The decision is the latest development in a more than 10-year-long legal battle , in which the American Civil...
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Sunday, May 19, 2013
Nerds, Jocks & Conscientious Objectors: The Hidden World of Israel’s High School War Resisters
When the 19-year-old Israeli war resister Noam Gur attends weekly demonstrations against the occupation of Palestine, the soldiers who suppress the protestors—with tear gas, stun grenades, and occasionally live fire—aren’t just strangers in uniform. Among them are her former high school classmates, who have been conscripted into the Israeli army.
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