Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

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

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Refugees Stranded at Border Sew Mouths Shut to Protest Cruel Treatment
At least seven people sewed their mouths shut and many more blocked trains on the Greece-Macedonia border Monday to protest the intensifying Balkan crackdown and profiling of refugees and asylum seekers that is impacting those fleeing war and poverty from across the globe. The demonstrations have...
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Monday, November 23, 2015
New Report Digs the Dirt on the Corporate Criminals Sponsoring Climate Talks
From financial giant BNP Paribas to fossil fuels company Engie, the same corporations that deny science and drive carbon pollution are now sponsoring, co-opting, and interfering with the upcoming United Nations climate talks in Paris, a new exposé reveals. Fueling the Fire: The corporate sponsors...
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Friday, November 20, 2015
France Asks UN to Back 'Merciless' Military Response to Paris Attacks
Just days after French President François Hollande vowed a "merciless" response to the Paris attacks, his government on Thursday submitted a resolution for the United Nations Security Council to "take all necessary measures" against ISIS. The French proposal, which could face a vote as early as...
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Clinton Sheds Progressive Façade with Bold Rightward Lurch
From her call for a major air and ground war against ISIS to her attack on single-payer, observers note that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is rapidly shedding her "progressive" façade as she grows increasingly confident she has the Democratic nomination locked down (an assumption which,...
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Armed With Fear, Not Facts, Officials Go After Encryption in Wake of Paris
Despite no available evidence that terror suspects used encryption to plan the Paris attacks, U.S. intelligence officials and lawmakers are seizing on the massacre to demand access to protected communications—in what critics warn is a blatant attempt to exploit fear in order to expand state...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
With Demands for Racial Justice, Student 'BlackOut' Actions Sweep US
Students at colleges and universities from coast to coast walked out of class, held rallies and teach-ins, and protested on Wednesday as part of a coordinated national day of action demanding racial justice both on- and off-campus. #StudentBlackOut Tweets The actions were both inspired by and in...
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
'Wrong Side of History': Outrage as US Congress Moves to Block Syrian Refugees
The xenophobic rhetoric that erupted on the state level in the U.S. in the immediate wake of the Paris attacks is now taking the national stage, where Republicans and some Democrats in Congress are attempting to rush through legislation before the Thanksgiving recess that would block Syrians...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Leaders Urged to Resist Fear-Based Call to Build 'Fortress Europe' as Response to Paris Attacks
By erecting fences, sealing off external borders, and withholding aid in the wake of Friday's massacre in Paris , the European Union would be embracing death—or the threat of such a fate—as a deterrent to those seeking refuge, rights organizations are warning. "Giving in to fear in the wake of the...
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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Despite Atrocities, US Approves $1.29 Billion Deal to Re-Arm Saudi Arabia
The Pentagon announced on Monday that the U.S. has approved a $1.29 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, despite mounting evidence of the country's mass atrocities and possible war crimes in neighboring Yemen. The U.S. State Department on Friday approved the sale of over 10,000 bombs, munitions, and...
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Monday, November 16, 2015
Climate Justice Advocates Say COP21 Mobilization in Paris More Important Than Ever
'We can think of few better responses to violence and terror than this movement's push for peace and hope.'
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