Sarah Lazare

Sarah Lazare lives in Portland, Maine where she is an assistant news producer for Common Dreams. Sarah is an independent journalist and organizer in U.S. anti-war and anti-militarist movements, as a member of War Times and The Civilian-Soldier Alliance, an organization that supports veteran and G.I. movements against U.S.-led wars. Sarah has organized around issues of Palestine solidarity, economic justice, and migrant rights, and she is co-editor of the book About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War.


June 2, 2014
Image created by Heidi Andrea Rhodes

Despite the Memorial Day “celebrations,” claims that the Afghanistan War is coming to an end, and talk of “humanitarian” military deployments to Nigeria, the naked violence of the U.S. role in the world showed through the verbal fog this month. President Obama tried to argue that an indefinite military presence is "how war ends in the 21st century." We argue instead that building movements for rehumanization and solidarity, against U.S. military power in its overt and covert forms, is how we can bring a real end to war in the 21st century.

February 19, 2014

A bipartisan team of senators, backed and funded by the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), was narrowly defeated in its recent bid to pass the Kirk-Menendez Iran sanctions bill (S. 1881) that would have torpedoed ongoing P5 +1 talks with Iran and nudged the U.S. closer to war.

November 26, 2013
T-shirt for sale at U.S. Cavalry, the Army surplus store facing the main gate at Ft. Campbell

One year ago I embarked on an investigative story about how the U.S. military makes invisible and denies the wounds of war that spouses and families of service members bear and abandons them when they need mental health care.

September 17, 2013

California prisoners announced the suspension of their most recent hunger strike September 5th, yet the fight to end solitary confinement and other forms of torture, inhumanity, and injustice continues. Meanwhile, the bonds of solidarity built during this struggle with people and organizations around the U.S.

May 17, 2013
Poster from the Break the Chains conference held at the University of Oregon in 2003.

In a month filled with the killing of innocents from Boston to West, Texas and from Baghdad to Yemen, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, Sarah Lazare calls attention to what we all have to learn from the Palestinian people's resistance to brutality and dispossession.  

April 5, 2013
Courtesy of Amine Ghrabi

The 13th World Social Forum concluded last Saturday with a massive Land Day march, marking the anniversary of the deadly 1976 Palestinian protests against Israeli plans to displace Palestinians in the Galilee region. Tens of thousands marched through Tunis’s streets, boisterously closing this global gathering that boasts over 4,500 participating organizations from five continents.

March 5, 2013
Mural on Mohammed Mahmoud Street of Khaled Said, a young man who died in 2010 after being arrested by police in Alexandria. Photo: Scott Kimball.

As the U.S. pledges $250 million more in aid to Mohamad Morsi’s military-run Egyptian government, journalist and anti-war/anti-militarist organizer Sarah Lazare returns to Tahrir Square to learn about the revolution still underway, witness the challenges and obstacles organizers face, and have conversations about building international solidarity at a difficult moment.

September 8, 2012

As the war in Afghanistan drags through its eleventh year, discussion of U.S. occupation has been forgotten in election cycle discourse.