Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
In 'Targeted' US Drone Strikes, Vast Majority Killed Are Those Not Targeted: Study
The U.S. government's so-called " pinpoint " drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen are, in fact, leaving wide perimeters of death, as people on the Kill List are targeted—and even reported dead—again and again, according to a report published Monday by the UK-based charity Reprieve. While drone...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:15am
'Dropping Pretense of Democracy,' Israel Advances Bill for Jewish Nation-State
The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday passed a controversial bill which declares Israel a Jewish nation-state, institutionalizes Jewish religious law, and eradicates Arabic as a second official language. Critics warn that the measure, which still requires approval by parliament, would further codify...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:15pm
As Walmart 'Wages War on Workers and Earth,' Green Groups Join Labor Fight
With Black Friday now one week away, Walmart workers and their allies are gearing up for what they predict will be the largest strike in the retailer's history. Among the tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organizations that have vowed to support Walmart's low-wage workers are a growing...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Scientists Confirm: 2014 Set to Be Hottest Year in Recorded Human History
Don't let the winter cold spell fool you. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed Thursday that 2014 is set to be the hottest year in recorded history, with October setting another record for monthly temperatures. This marks the fifth month out of the past six to set a...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:00am
'We Want Them Back Alive': Tens of Thousands March Through Mexico City Demanding Justice
Seven weeks after disappearance of Ayotzinapa students, outpouring from poor farmers, workers, students, and teachers in largest show of anger yet
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:15pm
Severe Racial Disparities In Arrests the Norm In America: Study
Ferguson, Missouri has become a flashpoint of anger and resistance to police racism and violence in America. But a new study from USA Today finds that, when it comes to racial disparities in arrests, what the people of Ferguson face is status quo. In fact, at least 1,581 police departments across...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Shock' As Global Arms Manufacturer Jockeys to Get Piece of UK's Privatized Health System
As one of the largest arms manufacturers in the world, Lockheed Martin has made billions off wars waged by governments from the United States to Colombia. Now the company appears to be maneuvering to profit from the British public's need for health care as the English government moves to privatize...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 4:15pm
Calls for IMF and World Bank to Cancel Debts of Ebola Ravaged Nations
An alliance of African mayors is demanding that the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank cancel debts owed by West African nations that are in the grips of an Ebola crisis. The call was issued this week in a Communiqué entitled "The Accra Accord on Ebola," which emerged from a three-day...
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
'Duty to Refuse': Top Medical Groups Back Nurse Who Said 'No' to Force-Feeding Guantanamo Hunger Strikers
Leading medical groups are speaking out in support of a U.S. Navy nurse who refused on ethical grounds to force-feed hunger strikers held captive at Guantanamo Bay. The American Nurses Association announced Wednesday that they have penned letters to U.S. government and military officials strongly...
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 4:30pm
'Unnecessary and Disproportionate': Spanish Authorities Detain Greenpeace Protest Ship
Greenpeace is reporting their "Arctic Sunrise ship" was detained Tuesday by Spanish authorities following a peaceful protest against oil drilling in the Canary Islands. Neither the captain nor the crew are being held. The announcement follows what appears to be the deliberate ramming on Saturday by...
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