Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 3:45pm
Ukraine Grants Limited Self-Rule to Eastern Regions
Ukrainian legislators on Tuesday passed a law granting broader autonomy to the Donetsk and Luhansk eastern regions, with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko declaring the move protects the "sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence" of Ukraine while advancing decentralization. The new...
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:45am
Aiming at Roots of Climate Chaos, 'Flood Wall Street' Targets Capitalism Itself
What does climate change have to do with capitalism? According to "Flood Wall Street" organizers, who are part of a mass people's response to the upcoming United Nations Climate Summit in New York City, the answer is simple: Everything.
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 2:30pm
'We Will Lose This Battle:' Liberian President Implores Obama for Help Fighting Ebola
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf penned a letter to President Obama this week urging the U.S. government to take more aggressive action to help the West African country fight the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, which first broke in March and continues to spread rapidly. “I am being honest with...
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 11:30am
High Cost of Housing Forcing Elderly Americans to Cut Back on Food and Healthcare: Study
The high cost of housing is making it difficult for older Americans to pay for vital needs, including healthcare and food, and forcing them to live in financial insecurity into their old age, finds a recent report by Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies. Entitled "Housing America’s...
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Sunday, September 14, 2014 - 8:45am
UK Rhetoric Against ISIS Escalates Following Briton's Beheading
As British Prime Minister David Cameron escalates his rhetoric following the release on Saturday of a video that appears to show an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL) fighter beheading British aid worker David Haines, critics warn that military reprisal would only bring more violence and...
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 3:15pm
Federal Judges Roll Back Wisconsin Voters' Rights
In what critics say is a blow to voters' rights, a federal appeals court on Friday gave the state of Wisconsin the green-light to require voters to provide identification as a condition of casting a ballot. Opponents of the rule say it imposes an unnecessary and often prohibitive requirement that...
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Saturday, September 13, 2014 - 9:30am
Is US Waging War? Top Obama Admin Officials Give Conflicting Answers
Obama administration officials late this week made conflicting statements about the critical question of whether the United States is at war with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIL). The White House and Pentagon on Friday used the word "war" to describe U.S. military actions in Iraq and...
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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 1:15pm
Green Groups Fight to Uphold Colorado Town's Ban on Fracking
A coalition of environmental organizations this week filed a motion to preserve the groundbreaking ban on fracking enacted by Longmont, Colorado voters in 2012. Our Health Our Future Our Longmont , Food & Water Watch , Sierra Club , and Earthworks , represented by the University of Denver Law...
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Friday, September 12, 2014 - 9:45am
Public School Police Receive Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle
The police department for San Diego's public schools recently revealed that they have acquired a large armored combat vehicle from the U.S. military. The $700,000 mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle (MRAP), which is designed to withstand blasts from improvised explosive devices and mines, was...
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Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 2:45pm
Israel's Deadly Attacks on Gaza Schools Constitute War Crimes: Human Rights Watch
Israel's military attacks on United Nations schools in Gaza that were sheltering thousands of displaced people slaughtered dozens of civilians "in violation of the laws of war," Human Rights Watch declared in a report released Thursday . The humanitarian organization investigated three separate...
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