Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

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

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Thursday, December 03, 2015
No Place to Run: Pacific Islanders 'Trapped' in Path of Rising Seas
The rising seas pose an existential threat to the Pacific Islands , and with them, the irreplaceable cultures and societies they house. Now, a new report presented Wednesday by the United Nations University and European Union reveals that—among those in Kiribati, Tuvalu, and Nauru willing to...
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Thursday, December 03, 2015
Zuckerberg's Facebook Giveaway: 'Charity' or Tax-Dodging Scheme?
Massive 'gift' merely reshuffles $45 billion into limited liability company controlled by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
At Least 14 Dead; 17 Wounded in San Bernardino, CA Shooting
Update: At a press conference just before 5 PM EST, San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan announced there are at least 14 people dead and sevteen people wounded as a result of the mass shooting, clarifying that while that number is "reliable," it is also subject to change. According to Burguan...
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
This is Justice? Judges Seeking Reelection More Likely to Hand Out Harsh Sentences
Criminal judges are imposing harsher punishments on defendants—including death and lifetime sentences—in attempt to bolster their reelection bids, a disturbing new study by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law reveals. The researchers reviewed 10 empirical investigations into the...
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Wednesday, December 02, 2015
New Report Confirms: World's Wealthy Fueling Carbon Pollution as Poor Suffer
As politicians, diplomats, and corporate representatives gather in Paris for the COP21 talks , a new report released Wednesday by Oxfam International confirms what civil society groups have long charged: while the richest people and countries are disproportionately driving climate change, the poor—...
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Without Prosecution of Bush Officials, Obama Legacy 'Forever Poisoned'
With just a year left in office, President Barack Obama must launch a full criminal investigation of former President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and all U.S. officials behind the CIA torture program—and provide redress to its victims—Human Rights Watch (HRW) demanded Tuesday. "It's...
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Mission Creeps on as US Announces More Boots on the Ground
Marking the next phase of mission creep , the United States is deploying more special operations forces to Iraq, where they will be given license to operate unilaterally in neighboring Syria, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Tuesday. Speaking before the House Armed Services Committee,...
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Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Climate Artists Commit 'Brandalism' to Expose Corporate Hijacking of COP21
As the French state cracks down on public protests , a group of artists has devised a creative—and clandestine—way to illustrate public outrage at what they call the "corporate takeover" of the ongoing COP21 United Nations climate talks in Paris. Naming their campaign " Brandalism ," over 80...
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Friday, November 27, 2015
Comedians, Artists, Writers Warn Against Britain's 'Dangerous' Rush to Bomb Syria
Just days before a London anti-war march is expected to draw thousands, Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle united with artists, writers, and trade unionists on Thursday in an open letter denouncing the "dangerous" British rush to bomb Syria. "Far from tackling terrorism, the last fourteen years of war...
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Witnesses Say 'White Supremacists' Behind Shooting at Black Lives Matter Protest
Gunmen described by witnesses as voicing white supremacist remarks shot and wounded five Black Lives Matter protesters as they gathered in Minneapolis on Monday night to protest the police killing of unarmed African-American man Jamar Clark earlier this month. "Tonight, white supremacists attacked...
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