Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 1:15pm
Potential for 'Guantánamo North' Could Keep Indefinite Detention Alive
As the administration of President Barack Obama publicly floats the possibility of opening a "Guantánamo North" on U.S. soil, rights campaigners warn that a mere transfer of the men and boys to another prison across national borders will not rectify the grave human rights violations committed...
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Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:30am
Cover Up? TTIP Negotiators Outed for Secret Talks With Big Tobacco About [Redacted]
European Union officials face charges of evasion and cover up after concealing basic information about their negotiations with tobacco companies over a pair of pending "trade" deals, including the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), in response to a freedom of information request...
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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 4:15pm
When It Comes to Global Arms Control, US May Not Get Customary Veto Power
A conference on the global regulation of conventional weapons just reached an agreement to make decisions according to majority vote, not consensus, in what advocates of disarmament and oversight hope will prevent a United Nations Security Council-type scenario, where powerful countries like the...
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Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:15am
Stability, Diplomacy, Peace: Scholars Say Benefits of Iran Deal Go Beyond Nonproliferation
Just one day after people across the United States took to the streets to demonstrate their support for the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, over 70 prominent international relations scholars took to their pens on Thursday, signing an open statement declaring the pact to be a "strong and...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 4:00pm
Declaring 'Power In Numbers', People Rally Nationwide for Peace with Iran
People across the United States are taking to the streets, rallying at their local representatives' offices, and submitting open letters on Wednesday calling on Congress to choose a path to peace, not war, by saying yes to the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran. The national day of action...
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 12:15pm
Aid Groups to World Leaders: Time to Force Israel to Lift Blockade on Gaza
'We urge you to take action to press for an end to these restrictions now, so that families are lifted out of the rubble and homes, schools, and hospitals can be built.'
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Outrage As Rupert Murdoch Says No Problem With Great Barrier Reef
Australian business magnate and multi-billionaire Ruport Murdoch created even more enemies when he declared on Tuesday that the Great Barrier Reef, which has suffered severe destruction at human hands, looks "to the naked eye...fully as good as it did 50 years ago." Murdoch made the comment in a...
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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 4:00pm
Demanding Water Rights, Indigenous Protesters Tell McCain 'Get Off Our Land'
When Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) visited the Navajo Nation's capital in Window Rock on Friday, he was met with angry protests over the violation of Indigenous communities' water rights and, according to some accounts, chased off the land. McCain made the visit, along with Republican Arizona...
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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 12:30pm
ACLU Threatens Action over McCarthy-Era Loyalty Oath for Teachers
The Nebraska chapter of the ACLU is threatening to sue one of the state's public school districts over its invocation, for the first time in decades, of a McCarthy-era state law that requires employees to sign an oath of "love and devotion" to the United States. Dating back to 1951, the law...
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Monday, August 17, 2015 - 9:30am
Journalists, Dissenters Targets of Egypt's Draconian 'Anti-Terror' Law
President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who already rules by decree, further tightens grip on power with sweeping new legislation.
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