Stories by Sarah Lazare

Sarah Lazare is a staff writer for AlterNet. A former staff writer for Common Dreams, she coedited the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahlazare. subscribe to Sarah Lazare's feed

Posted on: Aug 18, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The DOJ's announcement is being met with considerable fanfare, but the plan will not reduce number of people in prison.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2016, Source: AlterNet

While authorities refuse to release body camera footage, police are smearing the man they killed.

Posted on: Aug 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Vernon Majors is accused of terrorizing his neighbors with racist attacks while police stood aside.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Cheering and clapping for the Olympic games was mistaken for gunfire and fighting, triggering a multi-agency 'counter-terror' response.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Sheriff David Clarke is declaring war on the black youth his city has failed.

Posted on: Aug 13, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Human rights campaigners are calling members of Congress to block the massive deal in light of war crimes.

Posted on: Aug 12, 2016, Source: AlterNet

After two years of war, the military refuses to disclose how many American boots are on on the ground.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

"This is my hood, and this is where I grow," says Sophia Buggs of her thriving Ohio farm.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2016, Source: AlterNet

It took an uprising to bring attention to the rampant racism of the city police department.

Posted on: Aug 9, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Patients groups are the focus of a new report that asks questions about ties to corporate pharmaceutical companies.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Proposed 'distracted driving' law poised to be harshest in the nation.

Posted on: Aug 8, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Young people are at the forefront of protests against the police killing of unarmed teenager Paul O’Neal.

Posted on: Aug 4, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Racial justice organizers say they won’t back down in the face of vicious attacks accusing them of "terrorist" sympathies.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Five individuals carrying American passports say they were branded "terrorist" and mistreated by Israeli security, then got no help from their own government.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2016, Source: AlterNet

A 15-year-old law has allowed the Bush and Obama administrations to turn the world into their battlefield.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Bill Bratton stoked fear over ISIS-style terror and the "war on cops" until his resignation. Expect the NYPD to stay on course.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Manning's lawyers report she faces "serious new charges related to her July 5th attempt to take her own life."

Posted on: Aug 1, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. is refusing to answer questions about Saudi Arabia's assault on civilians in Yemen.

Posted on: Jul 30, 2016, Source: AlterNet

Meanwhile, reports are emerging that more than 60 school children have been detained for treason.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2016, Source: AlterNet

The human rights campaigner was subject to surveillance due to her organizing in solidarity with Palestinians.