Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 3:15pm
Setting Precedent for Public Institutions, Maine University System Pulls Funds From Fossil Fuels
After two years of student organizing, the University of Maine state-wide system on Monday became the first public land grant institution—and first university system—in the United States to divest any of its fossil fuel holdings, in step with world-wide grassroots efforts to take on the powerful...
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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 12:00pm
Outpouring of Rage and Grief Follows Egypt's Bloody Crackdown on Revolution Anniversary
Thousands of people on Sunday attended the funeral of 32-year-old socialist and poet Shaimaa al-Sabbagh, who was among at least 23 people killed and 97 wounded over the weekend at rallies and vigils across Egypt to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the country's 2011 uprising that toppled...
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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 3:45pm
In Boon to 'Fight for $15,' Study Confirms Living Fast Food Wage Totally Doable
A growing movement of fast food workers has launched strikes, protests, and public pressure campaigns across the United States and world demanding an end to starvation wages and a minimum of $15 an hour, under the slogan "We are worth more!" Now, a just-released paper from economic researchers is...
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Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:15pm
And the Lifetime Award for Shameful Corporate Behavior Goes to... Chevron
As global elites gather in Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, the oil giant Chevron was singled out on Friday for a highly competitive—if unflattering—international distinction: the Public Eye Lifetime Award for its extraordinary corporate irresponsibility, which includes monumental...
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Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 12:15pm
Netanyahu Side-Steps White House in Bid to Sabatoge Iran Talks
At the invitation of Republican House Speaker John A. Boehner, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Washington in March to directly address Congress on Iran, side-stepping the White House in a maneuver that analysts say is aimed at sabotaging diplomatic talks. If negotiations...
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 8:45am
'Seedy Business': New Report Digs Beneath Agrichemical Industry's High-Cost PR Machine
What exactly is the agrichemical industry hiding with its high-cost public relations and lobbying efforts to convince the U.S. public that genetically modified organisms and pesticides are safe? According to a just-released study by the newly-formed nonprofit organization U.S. Right to Know , the...
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 1:45pm
Cancer-Causing Chemical Found in Drinking Water Following Pipeline Spill into Yellowstone River
Impacted residents, many of whom live near proposed Keystone XL pipeline route, say environmental disaster highlights dangers posed by shale oil extraction and transport
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 11:00am
Amid Rising Islamophobia In Germany, Thousands March Against Racism
Thousands of people marched through cities and towns across Germany on Monday calling for tolerance and racial equality in the face of the country's rising Islamophobic demonstrations that fall under the banner of the far-right, extremist organization Pegida. At least 17,000 people took part in the...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 3:30pm
Mass Die-Offs of Birds and Fish Increasing In Frequency and Magnitude: Study
Mass die-offs of birds, fish, and marine invertebrates have grown increasingly frequent and severe, hiking at a rate of approximately one major mortality event per year over the past seven decades, according to a new study published by Yale, UC Berkeley, and University of San Diego researchers. "...
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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:00pm
Ruptured Pipeline Pumps Tens of Thousands of Gallons of Shale Oil Along Yellowstone River
A pipeline rupture in Eastern Montana on Saturday, which spilled up to 50,000 gallons of Bakken shale crude oil into the Yellowstone River, has local residents worried that their water supplies may now be contaminated. "I am not saying the water is unsafe. I am not saying it is safe." —Mary Jo...
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