Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

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

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Wednesday, January 06, 2016
'Beyond Shameful': Democratic Lawmakers Join Communities in Denouncing Obama's Immigration Raids
President Barack Obama's " holiday raids " targeting refugees from predominantly Central American countries have provoked outrage—and terror—among asylum-seekers and their loved ones, as well as condemnation from a handful of Democratic lawmakers. Critics note that the harsh actions of the...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
If Obama is a Climate Leader, Why Is US Oil Industry Booming?
Despite President Barack Obama's claims of climate leadership, the U.S. oil industry is booming under his watch. Bloomberg Business journalist Jennifer Dlouhy reported on Tuesday that "U.S. oil production has surged 82 percent to near-record levels in the past seven years and natural gas is up by...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Surprise! Corporate America Is Throwing Down for the TPP
American big business has now officially endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership ( TPP ), giving many all the proof they need that the 12-nation deal—poised to be the largest ever—is bad news for people and the planet. An association of Chief Executive Officers known as the Business Roundtable (BRT...
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Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Canada Condemns Saudi Executions, But Arms Sales Speak Louder Than Words
Amid mounting evidence of human rights abuses, the Canadian government said this week it is moving forward with a controversial $15 billion weapons sale to the Gulf state.
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Monday, January 04, 2016
Children Caught In Sweep as Feds Begin Mass Deportations
The New Year was just hours old when the administration of President Barack Obama began rounding up and deporting at least 121 people, some reportedly as young as four years old, presumably back to the drug wars and violence they are fleeing in predominantly Central American countries. The...
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Monday, January 04, 2016
Saudi Mass Executions Provoke Region-Wide Escalation
Bahrain, Sudan, and the United Arab Emirates on Monday severed or downgraded diplomatic ties with Iran, in the latest sign that Saudi Arabia's rash of brutal executions over the weekend has touched off escalating—and dangerous—geopolitical rift with region-wide implications. While Bahrain and Sudan...
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Friday, January 01, 2016
2015 a Deadly Year as Journalism 'Put Daily to the Sword'
From targeted bombings to fatal crossfire, the year 2015 was violent and deadly for journalists around the world, particularly those based in the Americas and Middle East, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said Friday. According to a survey by the organization, at least 109...
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Thursday, December 31, 2015
Ten Weather Extremes That Defined Hottest Year Ever Recorded
From droughts to floods to mega-storms, extreme weather over the past 365 days raises disturbing questions about future of climate chaos.
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Accused of Gatekeeping India's Internet, Facebook CEO Lashes Out
People across India are crying foul at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's scheme to bring internet "Free Basics" to the South Asian country, and the multi-billionaire is not happy about it. In an op-ed published Monday in the Times of India , Zuckerberg lashed out at those raising the alarm over an...
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
If Top General Gets His Way, America's "Longest War" Will Become Even Longer
If the highest ranking U.S. and NATO military commander in Afghanistan gets his way, America's longest official war could become even more protracted. Army General John Campbell said in a USA Today article published on Tuesday that he wants to keep the 9,800 American troops currently in Afghanistan...
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