Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 - 11:45am
Donation of Prize Money by Canadian Activist Spurs Flood of Dollars to Tar Sands Fight
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, recipient of a prestigious Canadian literary prize, announced this week he is donating the $25,000 award to a grassroots coalition against TransCanada Corporation's "Energy East" pipeline. His challenge to people across Canada and the world to double his contribution to the...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 3:15pm
Uproar as Tony Blair Given 'Global Legacy' Award From Renowned Charity
International charity Save the Children is facing uproar, including from internal staff, for granting the "global legacy award" to former UK Prime Minister and Iraq War architect Tony Blair. The award was given to Blair by the U.S. arm of the organization at a gala in New York City last week. Save...
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 12:00pm
'Legacy of War': Obama Quietly Hiking US Troop Numbers in Afghanistan
President Obama announced in May that U.S. "combat operations" in Afghanistan will come to an end at the conclusion of 2014. However, a new revelation that the U.S. is quietly planning to increase troop numbers in Afghanistan above publicly pledged levels through 2015 is just the latest indication...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
In 'Targeted' US Drone Strikes, Vast Majority Killed Are Those Not Targeted: Study
The U.S. government's so-called " pinpoint " drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen are, in fact, leaving wide perimeters of death, as people on the Kill List are targeted—and even reported dead—again and again, according to a report published Monday by the UK-based charity Reprieve. While drone...
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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 9:15am
'Dropping Pretense of Democracy,' Israel Advances Bill for Jewish Nation-State
The Israeli Cabinet on Sunday passed a controversial bill which declares Israel a Jewish nation-state, institutionalizes Jewish religious law, and eradicates Arabic as a second official language. Critics warn that the measure, which still requires approval by parliament, would further codify...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 12:15pm
As Walmart 'Wages War on Workers and Earth,' Green Groups Join Labor Fight
With Black Friday now one week away, Walmart workers and their allies are gearing up for what they predict will be the largest strike in the retailer's history. Among the tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organizations that have vowed to support Walmart's low-wage workers are a growing...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 11:30am
Scientists Confirm: 2014 Set to Be Hottest Year in Recorded Human History
Don't let the winter cold spell fool you. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) revealed Thursday that 2014 is set to be the hottest year in recorded history, with October setting another record for monthly temperatures. This marks the fifth month out of the past six to set a...
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Friday, November 21, 2014 - 9:00am
'We Want Them Back Alive': Tens of Thousands March Through Mexico City Demanding Justice
Seven weeks after disappearance of Ayotzinapa students, outpouring from poor farmers, workers, students, and teachers in largest show of anger yet
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 3:15pm
Severe Racial Disparities In Arrests the Norm In America: Study
Ferguson, Missouri has become a flashpoint of anger and resistance to police racism and violence in America. But a new study from USA Today finds that, when it comes to racial disparities in arrests, what the people of Ferguson face is status quo. In fact, at least 1,581 police departments across...
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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Shock' As Global Arms Manufacturer Jockeys to Get Piece of UK's Privatized Health System
As one of the largest arms manufacturers in the world, Lockheed Martin has made billions off wars waged by governments from the United States to Colombia. Now the company appears to be maneuvering to profit from the British public's need for health care as the English government moves to privatize...
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