Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

Sarah Lazare was a staff writer for Common Dreams from 2013-2016.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015
MSF Hospital in Yemen Bombed by US-Backed Coalition
Update 5:15 PM Eastern Standard Time : Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières confirmed Tuesday afternoon that one of its small hospitals, located in the Haydan district in Saada Province, "was hit by several airstrikes beginning at 10:30 p.m. last night." "Hospital staff and two patients...
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Monday, October 26, 2015
Evidence Mounts that US Military Knew They Were Bombing Active Hospital
Reporting raises new questions about potential war crimes in U.S. bombing of Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan.
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Monday, October 26, 2015
With Child Health Uniquely Threatened, Pediatricians Call for Climate Solutions
A leading organization of American pediatricians declared Monday that children are "uniquely vulnerable" to the harmful impacts of human-made climate change—from natural disasters to food insecurity—and called for doctors to fulfill their duty by aggressively addressing the crisis. In a policy...
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Friday, October 23, 2015
Women with Facts Fight Back Against Fracking... and Sexism
Sexist comments this week made by a prominent fracking industry lobbyist stirred considerable outrage—and immediate social media backlash—from opponents of the dangerous and polluting gas drilling technique . Averil Macdonald, the newly-appointed chair of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, an industry lobby...
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Friday, October 23, 2015
'Mass Struggle Works': South African Student Uprising Wins Tuition Hike Freeze
'A famous victory won by the hard struggle of students. We are all humbled.'
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Palestinian Groups Condemn Violence, Ask World to Recognize Root Cause
Amid rising violence and tensions in recent weeks, Palestinian rights groups on Thursday condemned all "forms of attacks on civilians" and declared that the current situation cannot be "explained, addressed, or remedied" without a clear-eyed look at its root causes, which remain Israel's violations...
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Thursday, October 22, 2015
'Fees Must Fall': Student Uprising for Justice Sweeps South Africa
Continuing a week of mass demonstrations at 18 campuses across the country , thousands of students and workers on Thursday marched on South Africa's Parliament in Cape Town and the ruling party's headquarters in Johannesburg to protest a dramatic rise in the cost of higher education—and the racial...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
From Streets to Cells, Harrowing Violence Inflicted on LGBTQ Prisoners
From policing to sentencing to incarceration, LGBTQ people—especially those who are poor, black, and brown—are systematically targeted and then, once locked up, subjected to "constant violence by both prison staff and other prisoners," a harrowing new study reveals. Coming Out of Concrete Closets...
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
In Midst of War, US Approves $11 Billion in Combat Ships to Saudi Arabia
Defying the international call for an arms embargo over war crimes concerns, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced Tuesday it has approved an $11.25 billion deal to sell combat ships to Saudi Arabia, which has been waging a military assault against Yemen for more than six months. "The...
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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Cold War Redux? NATO Flexes Muscle In Largest 'War Games' In Decade
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Monday began its largest military exercise in more than a decade, deploying over 36,000 troops from more than 30 countries to the central Mediterranean in a massive show of force that analysts say revives Cold War posturing towards Russia. According...
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