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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"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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Sunday, April 07, 2013
Mobilization in Al Ma’sarah: “We Will Keep Coming Back”
“You must refuse to be in the army. Look into my eyes, we are all human,” declared Mahmoud Zwahre, popular committee leader in the West Bank Bethlehem district village of Al Ma’sarah, addressing dozens of M4 toting Israeli soldiers. “We are here to condemn what the Israeli government does against the Palestinian people. You must let us through.”
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Tuesday, April 03, 2012
'We Will Make Our Voices Heard': Chicago War Resister Speaks Out Against NATO
Iraq and Afghanistan veterans from across the country will march in protest against the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit meeting in Chicago on Sunday, May 20th and attempt to return their Global War on Terror military medals to NATO's generals.
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Tuesday, January 03, 2012
The End of War for Whom?
On the day I heard that President Obama had officially declared the Iraq war over, I was at the Danville Veterans’ Administration hospital (VA) with my partner S, an Iraq War veteran. S is six months into a disability application, a request for benefits and compensation for disabilities sustained during military service, which will likely take another year to process.
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Monday, February 21, 2011
Workers Fight Back: The Midwest Unites to Defend the Commons
I’d never been to Madison, Wisconsin before this Saturday, and seeing the city filled with 70,000 people demanding their rights on a cold, late winter day was the best possible first impression. Standing in front of the capital with firefighters, teachers, LVNs, nurses, teaching assistants, and other public workers and their supporters, I was one small part of an overwhelming crowd spilling over the capitol lawn and onto the streets, far too large to take in from any one vantage point.
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Monday, November 08, 2010
AWOL Soldier Refusing Deployment Because of Severe PTSD
"I am just trying to get help," insisted Jeff Hanks, active duty US Army infantryman, who has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. "My goal in this situation is to simply heal. And they wonder why there are so many suicides." Jeff spoke rapidly over the phone from Virginia, where he, his wife and his two young daughters are staying while he is AWOL from the military. Days earlier, Jeff had walked out of an airport, refusing to board a plane headed for Kuwait, which was to be his first stop on his way back to Afghanistan.
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Saturday, September 04, 2010
Another School Year, Another War Year
Classes have started again, and military recruiters are out in full force. Students spill onto the quad, the August sun blazes down on the sea of people rushing off to class or lounging in the grass. And there are my fellow students, standing tall in their uniforms, underneath a military tent where they pass out literature, start conversations, or just smile at passersby.
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