Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

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

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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
2015: The Year Police Killings in America Were Counted
Heightened visibility alone, however, has not effectively ended such slayings or brought justice to victims.
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Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Come Again? State Department Claims It Brought Peace to Syria in 2015
State Department spokesperson John Kirby is raising eyebrows after he released a recap of 2015 "success stories."
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Friday, December 25, 2015
Russia Warming Over Two Times Faster Than Rest of Planet
Country's environment ministry issues climate change warning in annual report.
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Judge Rules Mall of America Can't Silence Black Lives Matter Protesters
A Hennepin County judge on Tuesday afternoon struck a blow against an effort by the Mall of America to block a Black Lives Matter-Minneapolis protest slated to take place at the iconic shopping center on Wednesday. The court ruled that the mall can legally ban three people who it claims are Black...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Paging Public Editor! Rightwing Billionaire Revealed as Influential Newspaper's New Owner
Now that casino magnate and billionaire rightwinger Sheldon Adelson has been outed as the mystery buyer of an influential Nevada newspaper, a watchdog group is demanding that the publication appoint an independent public editor to monitor conflicts of interest and ethical breaches. "Vigorous,...
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Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Despite Soaring Support for Abortion Rights, Anti-Choice Crusade Continues
Public support for legal abortion in the United States is at its highest point in two years, with nearly six out of ten people backing the reproductive right, according to a new poll (pdf) conducted in the wake of last month's mass shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic that killed three...
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Monday, December 21, 2015
On Both Sides of Atlantic, Muslims Organizing to 'Reject Dehumanization'
Amid rising anti-Muslim attacks across the United States, many from within targeted communities are calling on U.S. society to address the root causes of this violence by examining deep and "structural" Islamophobia, manifested in modern U.S. history—from the War on Terror to the 2016 presidential...
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Monday, December 21, 2015
Rights Group Says Disregard for Civilian Life by US and Saudi Arabia Is 'Appalling'
The United States has been party to numerous apparent war crimes committed by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen, yet—along with all nations responsible—is violating international requirements to investigate bombings of homes, schools, and refugee camps, Human Rights Watch (HRW) declared on...
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Friday, December 18, 2015
'Off the Charts' Violence Against Muslims Ravaging US Communities
From an attack on a hijab-wearing sixth grader in the Bronx to the arson of a mosque near Palm Springs, r eports of hate crimes targeting Muslims are more than troubling anecdotes, but rather, reflect a measurable nationwide rise in Islamophobic violence, according to two separate studies released...
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Thursday, December 17, 2015
"People's Injunction" Launched to Block Canadian Pipelines
In the wake of the Paris climate talks , environmental groups on Thursday called for a " People's Injunction " against corporate proposals for major pipelines across Canada, charging that the resultant boom in tar sands extraction would be incompatible with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's stated...
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