Sarah Lazare, staff writer

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams.

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 2:30pm
Federal Investigation Finds Cat Litter Partial Cause of Radiation Leak
The U.S. Department of Energy says it has identified a key culprit behind a radiation leak last year at its underground nuclear dump in southeastern New Mexico: one of the drums contained "chemically incompatible contents," including the wrong kind of cat litter. The finding is included in a 277-...
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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 12:15pm
2014 Deadliest Year for Palestinians Since 1967, UN Report Finds
Palestinians suffered a dramatic increase in fatalities last year, with more killed by Israel in 2014 than any other annual period since the 1967 war nearly 50 years ago. A new report from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the occupied Palestinian territory...
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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 8:30am
Citing US Airstrikes, Reports Indicate Some Militia Forces May Abandon Battle for Tikrit
Marking another twist in a faltering offensive on Tikrit, key Shiite militias involved in the operation expressed anger that the U.S. is launching air strikes to back the operation, and according to reports , thousands of combatants are boycotting the fight on those grounds, with some threatening...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:30pm
Indiana Governor Signs Law Legalizing Discrimination Against LGBTQ People
Indiana Republican Governor Mike Pence just signed into law controversial legislation that gives legal cover, under the guise of "religious liberties," to any businesses or individuals who wish to violate anti-discrimination laws. The legislation is part of a nation-wide push to legalize...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 2:15pm
Body Count Report Reveals At Least 1.3 Million Lives Lost to US-Led War on Terror
How do you calculate the human costs of the U.S.-led War on Terror? On the 12th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, groups of physicians attempted to arrive at a partial answer to this question by counting the dead. In their joint report— Body Count: Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the 'War on...
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:15am
TPP vs. Democracy: Leaked Draft of Secretive Trade Deal Spells Out Plan for Corporate Power Grab
WikiLeaks reveals negotiators are planning to dramatically expand the power of corporations to use closed-door tribunals to challenge—and supersede—domestic laws, including environmental, labor, and public health protections.
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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:00am
French Prosecutor Alleges Co-Pilot Intentionally Crashed Germanwings Plane Into French Alps
The French public prosecutor heading the investigation into the Germanwings airliner crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people earlier this week alleged at a news conference on Thursday that the crash was caused deliberately by the plane's co-pilot, identified as Andreas Lubitz, a 28-year-old...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 1:15pm
Israel's Seizure of Palestinian Taxes Sparks Economic Devastation, Mounting Resistance
As Israel continues to withhold $130 million a month in revenue from the Palestinian Authority, officials warn that the West Bank's already choked economy is teetering over the edge, with most public employees facing salary cuts of 40 percent or more and the government close to default. "We have...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 11:45am
In Fight Against UPS Discrimination, Pregnant Workers Get Boost From Top Court
A former United Parcel Service delivery driver demanding restitution for discrimination she allegedly faced while pregnant just won a favorable ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. In a 6-3 decision on Wednesday, the justices tossed out a lower court ruling that had dismissed the case of the...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 9:30am
Stepping Up Collaboration With Iran, US Now Directly Backing Tikrit Offensive
Stepping up its de-facto collaboration with Iran, the United States military is now giving direct air support to the Iran-backed offensive by Iraqi forces and Shiite militias on the city of Tikrit, northwest of Baghdad. Launched over three weeks ago, the operation on the hometown of Saddam Hussein...
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