Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

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

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Friday, December 11, 2015
The DuPont and Dow Chemical Merger: Bad Deal for People and the Planet
Watchdog groups are sounding the alarm after two of the oldest and largest corporations in the United States—DuPont and Dow Chemical— announced Friday plans to merge into a $130 billion giant, thereby establishing the world's biggest seed and pesticide conglomerate. The new behemoth, named...
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Friday, December 11, 2015
Decrying Draft Deal that 'Fails Humanity,' COP21 Protesters Draw Red Line
People from around the world on Friday stretched a large "red line" through the COP21 summit to register their outrage at politicians' failure to strike an ambitious draft climate deal—and to call for social movements in Paris and internationally to continue to take to the streets. "Once again,...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hillary Clinton Called Out for Hypocrisy on Islamophobia
Eleven advocacy organizations on Thursday accused former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of sending "mixed messages" on Islamophobia by denouncing fellow 2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump's racist rhetoric, yet retaining retired general Wesley Clark as a campaign surrogate—despite his...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Report Shows How Charter Schools Are in Business of 'Privatization and Profiteering'
The explosion of charter schools in the U.S. is allowing individuals, corporations, and organizations to use public funds to secure their own financial gain and private profit—often at the expense of the common interest they claim to serve, a new policy brief from the National Education Policy...
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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Hundreds of U.S. Groups Join Forces to Stand Against 'Dangerous Tide of Hatred, Violence'
It is incumbent on every public figure, elected politician, and media outlet to stand up against the "dangerous tide of hatred, violence, and suspicion" taking hold in the United States, over 700 prominent organizations and people declared in a full-page ad in Thursday's New York Times . "We grieve...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2015
Now Is the Time for Ambitious Action, Say Protesters, Flooding COP21 Summit
Wednesday's release of a weak and vague draft climate deal touched off angry and energetic protests, including a large sit-in at the COP21 summit, where civil society and social movement groups from around the world demanded global leaders take the truly ambitious action necessary to address the...
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Wednesday, December 09, 2015
'We Are United': COP21 Protest Connects Dots Between Conflict, Climate, Displacement
As politicians, diplomats, and corporate representatives gathered in Paris Wednesday in the second week of United Nations-brokered COP21 climate talks , grassroots groups from the frontlines of environmental destruction set their sights on a different audience: people imprisoned at a migrant...
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Friday, December 04, 2015
Chicago Cover-Up Deepens as 80 Minutes of Footage Confirmed Missing
Chicago's cover-up scandal is deepening after city officials were forced to release additional surveillance footage of the deadly shooting of 17-year-old African American Laquan McDonald by a white officer—and it showed an unexplained 80-minute gap covering the time the teenager was killed. The...
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Friday, December 04, 2015
Every Nation Backing This War—Including US—Must Answer for Clinic Bombing: MSF
"If we are not able to give hospitals in war zones some calmness and peace, I wonder how we should can continue as a community in the world."
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
The US Government Just Literally Put Dick Cheney on a Pedestal
The likeness of Dick Cheney—former vice president and, some say, war criminal —is now enshrined at the U.S. capitol, where his marble bust, perched upon a pedestal, was unveiled Thursday. Cheney himself, former President George W. Bush, Vice President Joe Biden, and Republican lawmakers attended...
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