Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare

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

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Sunday, November 08, 2015
As Burma Votes, Watchdogs Warn Elections Anything But Fair and Free
Rights groups raise alarm about crackdown on free speech and and widespread voter disenfranchisement.
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Saturday, November 07, 2015
"Racism Isn't Funny": Trump's SNL Gig Draws Outrage, Calls to Disrupt Show
"There’s mounting evidence that Donald Trump’s racist demagoguery is resulting in real-world violence, including physical and verbal intimidation, against people of color."
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Saturday, November 07, 2015
As Mission Creeps in Iraq and Syria, Lawmakers Ask: Will We Ever Vote on War?
Amid intensifying U.S. military operations in Iraq and Syria, a group of 35 bipartisan House lawmakers issued an open letter on Friday calling for Congress to fulfill its responsibility by voting "as quickly as possible" on whether to authorize a war that is well over a year old. The missive calls...
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Friday, November 06, 2015
Ruptured Dams Engulf Brazilian Village in Toxic Mine Waste
At least two dams ruptured at a Brazilian open-pit mine on Thursday, sending a torrent of toxic sludge and wastewater pouring into a nearby village—submerging vehicles, sweeping away homes, and leaving over a dozen people feared dead. Located in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, the mine is...
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Thursday, November 05, 2015
Droughts, Snowstorms, Heatwaves: NOAA Ties Much Extreme Weather in 2014 to Climate Change
Deadly cyclones in the Pacific. Deluges in Europe. Heat waves in numerous regions of the world. According to a far-reaching study released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), many of the specific extreme weather events that defined 2014 were "influenced" by human...
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Thursday, November 05, 2015
New MSF Report Details Horrific Carnage as US Bombed Hospital
"The view from inside the hospital is that this attack was conducted with a purpose to kill and destroy."
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Introducing 'Keep It in the Ground' Bill, Sanders Goes Big on Climate
A handful of Democratic Senators, along with 2016 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, on Wednesday unrolled a bill that would go far beyond anything the administration of President Barack Obama has proposed by prohibiting all new coal, oil, and gas drilling on federally-owned lands and waters—from...
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
War-Torn Yemen Devastated as Cyclone Flooding Displaces Tens of Thousands
Over 1.1 million people have been impacted—and 40,000 displaced—after a rare and powerful cyclone dumped a year's worth of rain on Yemen this week, compounding the ongoing humanitarian disaster worsened by Saudi Arabia's seven-month bombing campaign that continued through the storm. The cyclone ,...
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Wednesday, November 04, 2015
In Blow for Transgender Rights, Houston Voters Reject Non-Discrimination Law
A years-long struggle for civil rights was dealt a major blow Tuesday when Houston, Texas voters rejected an ordinance that would have prohibited discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, country of origin, and numerous other characteristics. Houston Equal Rights...
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Tuesday, November 03, 2015
Hundreds of Women in Immigrant Prison on Hunger Strike for Immediate Release
Just one week in, an indefinite hunger strike at an all-women's immigrant detention center in Texas—operated by the for-profit prison company Corrections Corporation of America—has swelled to hundreds of refugees and migrants who are uniting behind a single demand: immediate freedom. While the...
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