Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 4:15pm
Mental Health Experts Warn of 'Emotional Toxicity' of Neoliberalism
Four hundred mental health experts signed an open letter released by The Guardian on Friday warning that Britain's austerity cuts, and neoliberalism more broadly, are profoundly damaging to quality of life and psychological well-being. "The past five years have seen a radical shift in the kinds of...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 12:15pm
Professor's Outrage at Son's "Terror-Based" Sex Education Goes Viral
When Alice Dreger, accomplished author and professor of medical humanities and bioethics at Northwestern University, attended her 9th-grade son's "abstinence-based" sex education class, she was so shocked by the presenters' baseless claims that she took to social media to live-tweet her outrage...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 3:30pm
'Profiting From Misery': Private Prison Corporations Driving Harsh Immigration Policies
Private prison companies are spending millions of dollars to lobby the U.S. government for harsher immigration laws that, in turn, spike corporate profits by driving up incarceration levels, a new report from the national social justice organization Grassroots Leadership reveals. Entitled Payoff:...
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Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 12:00pm
'I Know We Will Win': Largest Ever Low-Wage Worker Protest Sweeps United States
In what is being called the largest low-wage worker protest the United States has ever seen, tens of thousands of fast food, laundry, home care, child care, retail, and education employees walked off the job or staged rallies on Wednesday in more than 200 cities across the country. They were joined...
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 9:00am
Mothers Renew Hunger Strike Over 'Absolutely Horrendous' Confinement at Immigration Prison
For the second time this spring, mothers held in a southern Texas privately-run immigrant detention center with their children have staged a hunger strike and work stoppage to protest their inhumane conditions of confinement and demand immediate release for themselves and their families. Ten...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 3:30pm
UN Security Council Slammed for 'Endorsing Siege and Mass Starvation' of Yemenis
The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday passed a resolution, drafted largely by the Gulf countries leading the war on Yemen, imposing an arms embargo on Houthis but not the Saudi Arabia-led military coalition pummeling and blockading the impoverished country. Analysts warn that the measure...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 11:45am
War Authorization Dies in House But US Bombs Keep Falling on Iraq and Syria
President Barack Obama's controversial proposal for the authorization for use of military force (AUMF) in the war on ISIS, submitted to Congress in February, is now officially dead in the House. However, its floundering has no bearing on the war itself, which has now entered its 36th week, with at...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 2:00pm
Nearly 50 Aid Agencies Charge International Community Failing People of Gaza
Just six months after donors from around the world pledged $3.5 billion towards the rebuilding of Gaza, following Israel's 51-day military assault last summer, only 26.8 percent of these funds have been disbursed, reconstruction has "barely begun," and the civilian population remains strangled by...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 - 11:30am
Sanders 2016? Bernie to Announce Whether He Plans to Run for President
Vermont's Independent Senator Bernie Sanders will decide by the end of April whether or not he will run for the U.S. presidency in the 2016 election, his spokesperson told the Burlington Free Press on Sunday. As he weighs the decision, Sanders—who describes himself as a Democratic Socialist—is...
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Friday, April 10, 2015 - 2:30pm
With Weapons Pouring In and Aid Locked Out, Yemeni Civilians 'Willfully Abandoned'
Two weeks into a Saudi-led bombardment and siege, hundreds are dead, public infrastructure is decimated, and food, water, and medical supplies are running low
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