Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 2:45pm
War on Drugs Doesn't Decrease Use, UK Gov't Report Finds
There is no "clear correlation" between tough-on-drugs laws and lower drug use, finds a landmark UK government study based on a comparative analysis of narcotics laws around the world. Published Thursday by the Home Office, the report was signed by the Conservative home secretary Theresa May and...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
Sweden Officially Recognizes Palestinian State
In the midst of a stalled peace process and mounting political isolation for Israel, Sweden on Thursday joined over 130 other nations in officially recognizing the Palestinian state. In response to the development, Israel immediately recalled its ambassador to Sweden, Isaac Bachman. The formal...
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Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 8:45am
Targeted by Global Boycott, SodaStream to Close Factory in Occupied West Bank
Campaigners for Palestinian rights are declaring success following Wednesday's announcement by SodaStream International, a controversial Israeli-owned company targeted by a global boycott campaign, that it will be shuttering and relocating its factory that is housed in the occupied West Bank. "We...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:15pm
In Record 'Dark Money' Election, Chamber of Commerce Top Shadowy Spender: Report
This election season, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is coming out ahead—as the number one dark money spender of 2014, watchdog Public Citizen revealed in a report released Wednesday. "In a record year for dark money expenditures, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is leading the way," reads the report,...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 2:00pm
Ferguson Protesters Turn to UN for Human Rights Protections
Michael Brown's family members and grassroots organizations from Ferguson are pressing the United Nations to intervene in response to what they say are U.S. police violations of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment, they revealed Wednesday. Organizers...
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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 11:15am
Media Outlets 'Outraged' After FBI Caught Falsifying AP Story to Target Suspect
Major media outlets expressed outrage following revelations this week that in 2007, the FBI crafted a news story under a false Associated Press byline, and possibly mimicked the Seattle Times website, as part of a covert effort to locate a suspect in a bomb threat. Chris Soghoian of the American...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 1:45pm
BP Spill Left Oil Ring Size of Rhode Island on Ocean Floor, Scientists Find
Over four years after BP's Deepwater Horizon explosion spilled millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, scientists say they have discovered a ring of oil pollution on the sea floor the size of Rhode Island. Researchers from the University of California at Santa Barbara, University of...
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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 11:45am
'A Generation Cast Aside': Child Poverty On Rise in World's Richest Countries
Children remain "the most enduring victims" of the recession in the world's wealthiest nations, where 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line since 2008, a new report from UNICEF reveals. The annual study, Children of the Recession: The impact of the economic crisis on child well-...
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 3:30pm
Climate Change Doubles Probability of Freezing Winters in Eurasia: Study
As the planet warms, people across Europe and Asia face double the probability of harsh, cold winters. This finding, published Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience , is based on a computer simulation study and is just the latest research tying declining Arctic ice with extreme weather. The...
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Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 10:15am
'Three Years for Peaceful Protest': Egypt Expands Crackdown on Dissent
An Egyptian court on Sunday defied global calls for the freedom of 23 democracy and human rights activists, sentencing them to three years in jail each for allegedly demonstrating against an anti-protest law. The defendants were hit with the maximum jail sentence allowed under the law, fines of...
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