Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 1:00pm
Meet the Corporate Villains Sponsoring the COP21 Climate Talks
Fresh revelations that yet another round of United Nations climate talks—this time the upcoming negotiations in Paris—will be sponsored by some of the very corporations driving global warming have been met with outrage and alarm that the global process continues to be " captured by big polluters...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 9:15am
'Justice Delayed is Justice Denied': Court Blocks Reprieve for Millions of Deportations
In a blow to undocumented people across the United States, a federal appeals court on Tuesday obstructed an initiative of President Barack Obama that could have deferred roughly four million deportations. Human rights advocates bemoaned the ruling, even as they insisted that Obama's program already...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 2:45pm
Israel Thanks Obama for Sabotaging Nuclear Nonproliferation Deal
The U.S. rejection of a global agreement aimed at eradicating nuclear weapons stockpiles has been met mostly with alarm and frustration around the world—but gratitude from one key U.S. ally: Israel.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
Amid Climate Crisis, Big Oil CEOs Rewarded for Massive Extraction Projects with Big Bonuses
Drilling the Russian Arctic. Expanding tar sands exploitation in Alberta. Exploring for oil in the South China Sea. These are just a few of the capital-intensive fossil fuel extraction projects that are translating into direct bonus payouts to the CEO's at the helm of the largest oil corporations...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 3:30pm
Say Her Name: In Expression of Vulnerability and Power, Black Women Stage Direct Action With Chests Bared
I fight for mothers. I fight for those have been murdered by the state. I fight for my girls to love their bodies. To end infant mortality. With love for female masculinity. These were some of the messages painted on the bare chests of black women as they blocked an intersection in San Francisco's...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 1:45pm
If You Thought the Southern Antarctic Peninsula Glaciers Were Stable, Think Again
A group of scientists on Thursday published evidence that the Southern Antarctic Peninsula, a region where glaciers were previously thought to be stable, is now undergoing sudden—and dramatic—ice loss due to the warming of the ocean. Published in the journal Science under the title Dynamic thinning...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 12:00pm
Iranian Official Raises Alarm to UN Over Israel's Thinly Veiled Nuclear Threats
Iran's top envoy to the United Nations this week sent a letter to the UN Security Council and Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to register his alarm at a recent thinly-veiled nuclear threat by a high-ranking Israeli official. UN Ambassador Gholam Ali Khoshrou, who wrote the missive, said that the...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 - 8:30am
Strangled By War and Siege, Gaza's Economy 'On Verge of Collapse': World Bank
Nine months after Israel's 51-day military assault on Gaza, a damning new report released by the World Bank finds that the 1.8 million residents of this besieged strip of land face the highest unemployment rate in the world and an economy on the "verge of collapse." Approximately 43 percent of the...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 2:00pm
Gyrocopter Pilot Faces Nearly Decade in Prison for Flight Against Money in Politics
Doug Hughes, the 61-year-old Florida postal worker who flew his gyrocopter onto the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building last month to protest money in politics, on Thursday pleaded "not guilty" to six federal charges, two of them felonies. Hughes, who is a grandfather, faces up to nine-and-a-half...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
Judge Rules Obama Can Keep CIA Torture Report in the Shadows
In a decision derided by the ACLU as "disappointing," a federal judge on Wednesday ruled that the administration of President Barack Obama cannot be compelled by the court to hand over the full Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA torture. With a lawsuit citing the Freedom of Information Act...
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