Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 2:45pm
Great Recession Linked to Rising Suicides Among Middle-Aged Americans
Economic crises kill in more ways than one. The Great Recession can be tied to a jump in suicides among middle-aged people in the U.S., a new article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine reveals. Suicide rates among Americans aged 40 to 64 have been climbing since 1999, far out-pacing...
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Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:45am
Methane-Explosion Craters Could Be Latest Indicators of a Warming Planet
Numerous newly discovered massive craters across Siberia—believed to have been formed by methane gas exploding through a thawing permafrost—may be the latest visible signs that climate change is here, and it's changing the very contours of the earth's surface. A 100-foot crater was first spotted...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 2:30pm
Top European Court Deals Blow to Iraq War Resister Seeking Asylum
U.S. war resister and former soldier André Shepherd, hailed internationally as a hero for refusing to take part in the occupation of Iraq, was just dealt a blow from Europe's highest court in his bid to win asylum in Germany. The Luxembourg-based European Court of Justice said Thursday that 37-year...
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Thursday, February 26, 2015 - 12:15pm
UN Reveals 'Credible and Reliable' Evidence of US Military Torture in Afghanistan
The United Nations revealed Wednesday it has "credible and reliable" evidence that people recently detained at U.S. military prisons in Afghanistan have faced torture and abuse. The UN's Assistance Mission and High Commissioner for Human Rights exposed the findings in a report based on interviews...
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 1:00pm
Kerry Makes It Clear: Obama Wants Authority to Deploy Ground Troops in Iraq and Syria
Secretary of State confirms proposed AUMF would allow for boots-on-the-ground in fight against the Islamic State.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2015 - 9:00am
Netanyahu Admits Sabotage of Iran Talks His Primary Mission
'It is my obligation,' says Israeli prime minister, 'to do everything that I can to prevent this agreement.'
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 12:00pm
Net Neutrality Activists Take Civil Rights Fight to Doorsteps of Telecom Giants
Rallies sweep country as fight for net neutrality heats up ahead of FCC vote.
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 1:30pm
Israeli Claims About Iran Nuclear Program Denied By Own Spy Agency
Leaked internal assessment, obtained by Al Jazeera and the Guardian, contradicts Netanyahu's claim in 2012 that Iran was within a year of possessing an atom bomb.
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Monday, February 23, 2015 - 11:30am
Get Used to It: DOT Predicts Oil Train Derailments Will Be Commonplace Over Next Two Decades
Dangerous wrecks expected to average 10 a year, putting large numbers of people at risk, according to Department of Transportation projection reported exclusively by the Associated Press.
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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 11:30am
Pentagon's Disclosure of Looming Offensive On Mosul Raises Concerns Over Civilian Impact
Analysts warn the U.S. is 'doubling down' on failed military solutions.
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