Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

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

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Monday, November 16, 2015
Vowing 'Merciless' Response, France Accused of Channeling Bush's Great Mistake
As the French government launches a major retaliatory bombing campaign against the ISIS-held Syrian city of Raqqa, observers warn that President François Hollande is taking a page from the widely discredited playbook of former American President George W. Bush. "France is at war," Hollande declared...
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Is ICC Actually Investigating Western Powers? Probe Targets NATO Torture and Abuse in Afghanistan
Prosecutors for the International Criminal Court declared Thursday that they have information which "suggests" that U.S.-led, international forces in Afghanistan are responsible for "physical and psychological" violence and torture that "debased the basic human dignity" of those detained. The...
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Big Oil Lines Up Against Kids Waging Legal Battle for Climate Future
The world's most powerful fossil fuel lobbyist groups have submitted legal filings to join the federal government against a lawsuit by youth plaintiffs seeking immediate action on climate.
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
University Settles in Flashpoint Academic Freedom Case
More than a year after firing Dr. Steven Salaita from a tenured faculty position for publishing personal tweets critical of Israel's 2014 military assault on Gaza, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has agreed to settle the professor's free speech and breach of contract lawsuits...
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Thursday, November 12, 2015
'Climate Not For Sale' Declares Public as Fossil Fuel Giants Drool over Federal Auction
As the federal government moves to sell off public land to private fossil fuel corporations, opponents from across the United States charge that such auctions constitute affronts to local communities, crimes against the climate, and attacks on the common good. That opposition was demonstrated early...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
This Armistice Day, Listen to Veterans Organizing to End Militarism
"It's important to speak out against militarism, particularly on Veterans Day, because there are still many people who think opposing militarism and America's wars means you don't support the troops or our veterans," Derek Matthews, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran with deployments to Iraq and...
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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
No Excuse, Says Human Rights Lawyer, Obama Can Still Close Guantánamo
After President Barack Obama agreed on Tuesday to sign a $607 billion "defense" bill that undermines his own plan to shutter the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, media outlets sounded the death knell for hopes that the facility will close before his term ends in 2017. But Omar Shakir, a...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
'Tying His Own Hands' on Gitmo, Obama Agrees to Sign Bloated Pentagon Budget
The White House has announced that President Barack Obama will sign the $607 billion "defense" bill overwhelmingly passed by the Senate on Tuesday, even though critics say he is tying his own hands and betraying repeated promises to close the U.S. military's offshore prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba...
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Outrage from Within and Without over Netanyahu Speech at Think Tank with Clinton Ties
With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu set to address the Center for American Progress (CAP) Tuesday afternoon, progressive groups and figures—as well as its own staff— are expressing outrage that the influential, Clinton-tied think tank would provide a platform to a proven enemy of human...
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Sunday, November 08, 2015
'Our Generation, Our Choice,' Say Youth, Readying for Mass Civil Disobedience
Buoyed by President Barack Obama's fresh rejection of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, thousands of young people from across the country are preparing to unleash on Monday what they say will be the "largest-ever civil disobedience for racial, climate, and immigrant justice." Under the Banner of...
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