Author Archives: Sarah Lazare

How Lawmakers Are Exploiting Public Fear After Orlando to Push More Police Militarization

To date, the Orlando Police Department has disclosed no definitive evidence that its military-style weaponry protected public safety the morning of the horrific massacre at the LGBTQ Pulse club’s Latin night. And the department’s chief has not ruled out that … Continue reading

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Report Details How Mass Incarceration Is Devastating Families, Society

Loved ones, especially women, forced to endure debt, poverty and trauma as result of having a loved one locked up “When we think of people who talk about safety and what safety means, we should think of safety as being … Continue reading

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‘You Have a Choice’: Veterans Call On Drone Operators to Refuse Orders

Drone operators at Balad Camp Anaconda, Iraq, August 2007. (Photo: Air Force/public domain) Dozens of U.S. military veterans released an open letter this week urging drone operators to “refuse to fly missions” or support them in any way—and letting them … Continue reading

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Solidarity Not Fear: World Social Forum Opens in Tunisia

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams and an independent journalist whose work has been featured in The Nation, Al Jazeera, TomDispatch, Yes! Magazine, and more. She is also an anti-militarist organizer interested in building people-powered global movements … Continue reading

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Alternative to U.S.-Led War

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for Common Dreams and an independent journalist whose work has been featured in The Nation, Al Jazeera, TomDispatch, Yes! Magazine, and more. She is also an anti-militarist organizer interested in building people-powered global movements … Continue reading

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Mobilization in Al Ma’sarah: “We Will Keep Coming Back”

“You must refuse to be in the army. Look into my eyes, we are all human,” declared Mahmoud Zwahre, popular committee leader in the West Bank Bethlehem district village of Al Ma’sarah, addressing dozens of M4 toting Israeli soldiers. “We … Continue reading

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Eager to Unionize. Grad Workers Wait for NLRB’s Thumbs Up

Eager to Unionize, Grad Workers Wait for NLRB’s Thumbs-Up By Sarah Lazare Originally published at Labor Notes: http://labornotes.org/blogs/2012/07/eager-unionize-grad-workers-wait-nlrbs-thumbs Students or workers? As grad employees wait for the NLRB to consider allowing them to unionize, some aren’t waiting for the legal … Continue reading

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The End of a War for Whom?

On the day I heard that President Obama had officially declared the Iraq war over, I was at the Danville Veterans’ Administration hospital (VA) with my partner S, an Iraq War veteran. S is six months into a disability application, … Continue reading

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Another School Year, Another War Year

CLASSES HAVE STARTED AGAIN and military recruiters are out in full force. Students spill onto the quad, the August sun blazes down on the sea of people rushing off to class or lounging in the grass. And there are my … Continue reading

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Pages to Prisoners

While American politicians repeatedly throw around words like ‘freedom’ and ‘liberation’ as cornerstones of their policies, approximately 1.4 million inmates sit in U.S. prisons. Why is this? Why does America have so many jails? One might be tempted to respond … Continue reading

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