Author Archives: Sarah Lazare

“Not Here, Not in My Town”: Charlottesville Black Lives Matter on Why We Must All Resist Fascism

Communities in Charlottesville, Va., are reeling from a murderous Nazi and white supremacist march on their town—one that stole the life of anti-Nazi protester Heather Heyer and wounded many more. I spoke with Lisa Woolfork, a member of Charlottesville’s Black Lives Matter … Continue reading

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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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