Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

Articles by this author

News
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 4:30pm
Research Confirms Hydroelectric Dams Not Environmentally Friendly After All
A new study by University of East Anglia researchers confirms what numerous Indigenous communities have long charged: gigantic hydroelectric dam construction projects are not environmentally friendly, as proponents claim, but in fact pose a profound threat to biodiversity and life in the Amazon...
Read more
News
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 12:00pm
Will US Government Be Made to Answer for Fueling Yemen's Approaching Famine?
With Yemen on the verge of famine, and civilians paying a devastating toll in the relentless Saudi-led bombing campaign, one key question emerges: Will the U.S. government ever be held to account for its role in the crisis? The United Nations warned Wednesday that the country of 26 million faces...
Read more
News
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 12:30pm
New Project Connects History of Racial and Economic Oppression with Vision for System Change
From slavery to Jim Crow to the modern era of mass incarceration, racism and economic dehumanization in America have long been intertwined, argues MIT Professor Phil Thompson in a stunning new short video. The release is the latest installment of The Next System Project , which describes itself as...
Read more
News
Wednesday, July 1, 2015 - 8:30am
Black Church Near Charleston Sixth to Burn in 10 Days
A historic black church just north of Charleston, South Carolina was on fire Tuesday night, making it the sixth predominantly black church in the United States to burn in the less than two weeks since a white supremacist massacred nine people, all of them African-American, at their parish. This is...
Read more
News
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 4:15pm
As Powers Inch Closer to Nuclear Deal, Groups Call for Diplomacy, Not War
With a nuclear deal between Iran and other world powers "tantalizingly close," civil society groups on Tuesday urged U.S. lawmakers to embrace the diplomatic process, back the agreement, and reject the "new push for war." In a letter released Tuesday, 40 U.S.-based organizations called on lawmakers...
Read more
News
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:15pm
Rejecting Israeli Narrative, Freedom Flotilla Campaigners Say Tasers Were Part of Violent Assault on Ship
Directly contradicting initial reports from the Israeli Navy that the boarding of a Swedish vessel traveling to break the blockade of Gaza was an " uneventful " incident, campaigners reported Tuesday that several people on board, in fact, were violently treated and shot with tasers. "At least four...
Read more
News
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 11:15am
Egyptian President Vows to Fast Track Process of Putting People to Death
Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi vowed Tuesday to escalate his clampdown on dissent and political opposition by expediting the process of putting people to death. The announcement is the latest sign the U.S.-backed head of state is enforcing full-blown authoritarian rule, which some analysts...
Read more
News
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:00pm
High Court's Ruling, Say Critics, Endorses 'Torturing People to Death'
In the most closely-watched death penalty case in years, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled 5-4 (pdf) that Oklahoma can use the controversial and experimental execution drug midazolam that was behind the last year's horrific killing of 38-year-old man Clayton Lockett—who writhed and groaned for...
Read more
News
Monday, June 29, 2015 - 9:00am
After Freedom Flotilla Kidnapped by Israeli Navy, Global Campaign Vows to Sail Again
Global supporters still have not heard from the 18 people aboard the Marianne of Gothenburg, captured early Monday morning en route to Gaza.
Read more
News
Friday, June 26, 2015 - 12:45pm
After Palestinians Submit Formal Complaint with ICC, US Backers of Israel Lash Out with Threats
For the mere act of submitting documents to the International Criminal Court detailing Israel's ongoing human rights violations and history of war crimes on Thursday, the Palestinian Authority is now facing a barrage of threats and rebukes from U.S. lawmakers and the White House. The warnings...
Read more

Pages