Sarah Lazare is web editor and reporter for In These Times. She tweets at @sarahlazare.

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Congress Tried To Force Trump to End the Yemen War. Now They’ll Have To Do the Same With Biden.
Activists say it's not enough to trust Biden's promises to end U.S. support for the war: Congress must compel him.
Big Pharma Is Deciding Who Lives and Who Dies in the Global South
The chilling effect of the pharmaceutical industry's veiled threats.
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U.S. Media Outlets Are Still Banging the Drums for the Afghanistan War
Major press outlets are trying to goad Biden into staying in Afghanistan.
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Biden Says He’s Ending the Yemen War—But It's Too Soon to Celebrate
The details of Biden’s Yemen war announcement are what matter. Those are still not clear.
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The “Essential Worker” Swindle
How this label is used to justify a social order in which workers are abused, discarded and left to die.
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Biden Must Reject Trump’s “Vaccine Apartheid” Policy at the WTO
The president-elect pledged to combat racism. But he’s been mum about an urgent racial injustice taking place on a global scale.
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Equating White Nationalists and "Left Radicals" Is What Got Us Here in the First Place
Media outlets and politicians are baselessly claiming the pro-Trump crowd was made up of "socialists," "anarchists," and "antifa." Here's why that's so dangerous.
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2020 Exposed the Myth of American “Security”
The “security state” not only failed to keep us safe, but worsened the coronavirus pandemic and unleashed violence on the people hardest hit.
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Pfizer Helped Create the Global Patent Rules. Now it's Using Them to Undercut Access to the Covid Vaccine.
The pharmaceutical company is opposing a proposal at the World Trade Organization to expand vaccine access to poor countries.
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Biden’s Defense Secretary Pick Shows the Revolving Door for Military Contractors Remains
Industry ties were simply taken for granted in Biden’s defense secretary sweepstakes.
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Congress Is Deadlocked on Covid Relief But Came Together to Fund the Pentagon for $740 Billion
There is always money for war.
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Biden's Foreign Policy Picks Are From the Hawkish National Security Blob. That Is a Bad Sign.
Biden's incoming team helped shape some of the most militaristic policies of the Obama administration.
The Women Activists Rejecting Biden’s Pro-War “Feminism”
Why anti-war feminists don't want hawkish women like Michèle Flournoy in positions of power.
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One Third of Biden's Pentagon Transition Team Hails From Organizations Financed by the Weapons Industry
The president-elect is drawing from hawkish think tanks funded by arms companies.
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This Democrat Is Vying for a Powerful Foreign Affairs Role. His Ties To Right-Wing Groups in Colombia Could Haunt Him.
Rep. Gregory Meeks worked with Colombian politicians tied to right-wing paramilitaries to help push for a corporate-friendly "free trade" deal.
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Joe Biden Said He's Against the Yemen War. He Needs To End It on Day One.
Here's what Biden can do to halt all U.S. assistance to the onslaught he helped start.
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How Bipartisan Anti-China Rhetoric Is Being Used to Increase U.S. Military Spending
Republicans and Democrats are using the “menace” of China to justify pouring billions into the Pentagon's budget.
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The Terrifying Alliance Between End Times Christian Zionists and Donald Trump
This far-right Christian organization wants to use foreign policy to pursue the end times—and it has an ally in Trump.
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"We're Out Here Choking To Death": What It's Like Being Homeless on the Front Lines of the Climate Fires
A conversation with a homeless street medic working to save lives in San Francisco.
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"Colonizing the Atmosphere": How Rich, Western Nations Drive the Climate Crisis
New analysis finds the Global North is responsible for 92% of all excess global carbon dioxide emissions, while the Global South bears the brunt of the devastation.
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Anti-War Veteran Is Furious Trump Is Twisting His Video Protesting Biden's Iraq War Record
Air Force veteran is demanding Trump stop sharing a dated video of him confronting Biden.
Investigation
Inside the Endless Nightmare of Indefinite Detention Under “Civil Commitment”
After serving their criminal sentence, these men discover their punishment may never be over.
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The Search for a Covid Vaccine Is Not an Arms Race
Treating vaccine research like a national security secret endangers us all.
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The Forgotten History of the Jewish, Anti-Zionist Left
A conversation with scholar Benjamin Balthaser about Jewish, working-class anti-Zionism in the 1930s and '40s.
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First You Bomb and Starve a Country. Then You’re Praised for Sending in Aid.
The perverse diplomatic charade of Saudi Arabia starting a fire then getting credit for providing fire blankets.
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Union President Says Minneapolis Is Trying to Punish Transit Workers Who Wouldn’t Help the Police
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The National Guard Crushes Protests Just Like the Military Does
Democratic mayors and governors who oppose Trump's threat to send in the military should take their own advice and end National Guard deployments.
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Amid Minneapolis Uprising, Anti-War Veterans Call On National Guard to Stand Down
"We urge you to have the courage to do the right thing. Refuse activation orders."
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Asian-American Groups Demand Biden Take Down His ‘Anti-China’ Ad
Progressive organizations condemn Biden for contributing to a climate of anti-Asian racism and belligerence.
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Trump’s “Reopening” Is a Red Herring
We should not concede the language of “reopening” to right-wing liars who are sending poor people to their death.
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Look at How Much Sense It Makes to Do the Green New Deal Right Now
We can get out of this depression and save the planet all at once.
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The Pentagon Wants Workers in Other Countries to Risk Their Lives for U.S. Arms Industry Profits
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Right-Wing Think Tanks Are Using Covid-19 To Push War with Iran
The Foundation for Defense of Democracies and American Enterprise Institute are aggressively campaigning for military escalation and a tightening of sanctions.
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Koch-Funded Think Tanks Are Lobbying to Send Workers to Their Deaths
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Joe Biden’s Cowardly Position on Iran Sanctions
The presumptive Democratic nominee is failing to call for sanctions to be lifted, even if just for the duration of the pandemic.
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As the World Economy Grinds to a Halt, the U.S. War Machine Churns On
Weapons manufacturers get a life raft while the rest of us drown.
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As Sanctions Kill Iranians Stricken With COVID-19, Democratic Leaders Are Silent
Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are calling on Trump to curb the suffering. Where is Democratic leadership?
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The GOP Is Exploiting Fears of Rising Suicides to Protect Wall Street Profits
If Republicans really cared about stopping deaths of despair, they’d advocate for a robust social safety net.
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We Should Be Very Wary About the Growing Military Response to the Coronavirus Crisis
The reliance on the military for emergency response is a testament to the failures of the U.S. welfare state.
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Illinois Prisoners Say They Don’t Have Access to Hand Sanitizer, Cleaning Supplies or Soap
Illinois state prisons are a coronavirus time bomb, activists warn.
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U.S. Sanctions on Iran Are Increasing Coronavirus Deaths. They Need to Be Stopped Now.
The measures—imposed by Trump with bipartisan complicity—curtail desperately needed medical supplies.
Labor
Coronavirus Shows Capitalism Is a Razor’s Edge
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There Have Been 21 Debate Questions About Paying For Social Programs, Zero About Paying For War
Democratic debate moderators are sending the message that we can afford policies that spread militarism—but not those that protect human life.
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Bernie Sanders Is the Only Leading Presidential Candidate Publicly Opposing the Patriot Act
Many Democrats are still acquiescing to a George W. Bush-era policy that has been in place for nearly 20 years.
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Buttigieg and Centrist Dems Want a Military Response to Climate Change. That’s Dangerous.
The Pentagon sees climate victims as threats.
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War Is an Enormous Threat to the Climate Movement
Unless challenged, U.S. military power imperils any serious response to the climate crisis.
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The 2020s Has To Be the Decade We Stop Climate Change—Not Start Another War
We can't let Trump's belligerence undermine the climate fight of our lives.
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CAP Publicly Distanced Itself From the UAE. 8 Months Later, It Was Still Meeting with UAE Lobbyists.
A foreign policy expert at the influential think tank remained close to UAE lobbyists.
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