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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President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce new cabinet nominations at the Queen Theatre on December 11, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Biden Must Reject Trump's WTO Policy That Could Lead to "Vaccine Apartheid" in Global South
President-elect Joe Biden has repeatedly pledged that, in contrast to President Trump, his administration will act swiftly and effectively to curb the Covid- 19 pandemic. But so far, the incoming president has said nothing about whether he will reverse a key Trump administration action at the World...
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Pfizer’s appeals make it sound as though the frame­work of intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty rules and phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal monop­o­lies is a com­mon-sense glob­al order whose ben­e­fits to human soci­ety are appar­ent. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images) Views
Friday, December 18, 2020
Pfizer Helped Create the Global Patent Rules. Now It's Using Them to Undercut Access to the Covid Vaccine.
The phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal giant Pfiz­er, whose Covid- 19 vac­cine with Ger­man part­ner BioN­Tech was approved Decem­ber 11 for emer­gency use in the Unit­ed States, has emerged as a vocal oppo­nent of a glob­al effort to ensure poor coun­tries are able to access the vac­cine. In Octo­ber, India and...
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Then-General Lloyd Austin III, commander of the US Central Command, speaks during a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee March 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES) Views
Wednesday, December 09, 2020
Biden’s Defense Secretary Pick Shows the Revolving Door for Military Contractors Remains
Pres­i­dent-elect Joe Biden has tapped retired Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III for the pow­er­ful role of defense sec­re­tary, news out­lets revealed Decem­ber 7. Spec­u­la­tion over who Biden would pick had been brew­ing for weeks. All three top con­tenders for the posi­tion — Oba­ma admin­is­tra­tion...
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Hospital staff look on as the United States Navy Blue Angels pass over Medical City Dallas on May 06, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images) Views
Friday, December 04, 2020
Congress Is Deadlocked on Covid Relief But Came Together to Fund the Pentagon for $740 Billion
The annu­al approval of the gar­gan­tu­an U.S. mil­i­tary bud­get is one of the most reli­able rit­u­als in Con­gress. It is so ordi­nary and over­whelm­ing­ly bipar­ti­san, it’s bare­ly con­sid­ered news­wor­thy, and few out­lets fol­low the details of exact­ly how much the gov­ern­ment is allo­...
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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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