Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 4:15pm
'Eroding Legitimacy' of Fossil Fuels Industry, Divestment Movement Gains Ground
"What is happening?" asked author and activist Naomi Klein in a recent piece penned for the Guardian . "Are fossil fuel companies – long toxic to our natural environment – becoming toxic in the public relations environment as well? It seems so." As fossil fuel divestment victories pile up this fall...
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Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:30am
Philippine President Says Alleged Murder by US Marine Won't End Military Agreement
Philippine President Benigno Aquino sparked outrage on Monday when he declared he will not meet growing calls across the country to scrap the U.S.-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) following the alleged murder of a transgender Filipina woman, Jennifer Laude, by a U.S. service member in...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Justice for Jennifer': Protests Sweep Philippines Following US Marine's Alleged Murder of Transgender Woman
Protests continue across the Philippines following news of the murder of Jennifer Laude, a transgender Filipina woman, allegedly at the hands of a U.S. marine in Olongapo City. Coming just months after the U.S. signed a controversial pact to boost its military presence in the Philippines,...
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Friday, October 17, 2014 - 11:15am
Monsanto Spends Millions in Bid to Defeat Local GMO Labeling Initiative
Monsanto, the largest genetically-modified seed corporation in the world, has so far spent over $4 million in a bid to crush an Oregon initiative , up for vote in November, to mandate the labeling of genetically engineered food. Records from the Oregon Secretary of State's office show that the...
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:15pm
'Assassination' of Public Health Systems Driving Ebola Crisis, Experts Warn
Neoliberal economic policies that defund health infrastructure responsible for current crisis in West Africa and across the globe, say analysts.
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Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 9:00am
Obama's Claimed War-Making Authority for Syria and Iraq Called 'Preposterous'
The White House is facing criticism for its declaration on Wednesday that it can continue to escalate war in both Iraq and Syria without approval from Congress because it is granted authority from two pieces of legislation passed 12 and 13 years ago. "These are illegal underpinnings for what is a...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:15pm
Yemeni Man Sues Germany for Role in US Drone Killings of Civilians
A Yemeni man who lost two family members to a U.S. drone strike is suing the German government for its role in the attacks through its hosting of a U.S. military installation—Ramstein Air Base— which is critical to the covert drone war. "Were it not for the help of Germany and Ramstein, men like my...
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 9:00am
Just Weeks Before Elections, Fed Judges Reinstate Texas's Harsh Voter ID Law
Just a few weeks before the November elections, a federal appeals court on Tuesday temporarily reinstated Texas's harsh voter ID law, despite warnings— including from the Department of Justice—that it suppresses people of color, the poor, the young, and the elderly from casting their ballots. “...
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Victims of Iraqi Shi'a militias pictured in Amnesty International Report. (Photo: Amnesty International) News
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 3:30pm
Shi'a Militias Committing War Crimes Against Iraqi Civilians: Report
As the U.S. expands its war on the Islamic State (ISIS), rising Shi'a militias within Iraq—many of them armed and backed by the U.S.-allied Iraqi government—are "taking advantage" of a climate of violence and impunity to abduct, execute, and disappear scores of Sunni civilian men, according to a...
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Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 11:15am
Hundreds Protest NATO Bombing that Allegedly Killed Afghan Civilians
Hundreds of villagers in the Afghan province of Paktia staged protests on Monday following a NATO bombing on Sunday, which witnesses say struck civilians—killing seven of them, including a child, and wounding one. The protesters brought seven dead bodies from the Udkey area of Gardez city to the...
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