Bill Daley as Obama's Assistant: The final nail in the coffin of progressive reform Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Daley and Sperling are far worse choices--you have no idea till you read this how far Obama has strayed from even the right-wing of the Democratic Party.
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How did Jews vote in 2010 midterm elections? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

If Christians voted the way Jews voted, American society would look very very different. Here is a note we received from J Street reporting on the Jewish vote.
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Should progressives abandon electoral politics? Then...what? Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Chris Hedges warns of the power of the corporate state, analyzes why the Democrats are gettng what they deserve, and calls for a new kind of movement that abandons electoral politics entirely. "The democratic system, and the liberal institutions which once made piecemeal reform possible, is dead." Hedges' position, while based on considerable evidence, seems too bleak for us at Tikkun, yet it speaks to an important set of truths that must accompany any serious political strategy in the period ahead. Unfortunately, Hedges does not embrace the Global Marshall Plan, the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, or any other such measure capable of articulating a progressive positive vision. His article appears on Truth Dig Sept. 13:


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Lighting the Anti-Muslim Fuse Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Anya Cordell, the recipient of the 2010 Spirit of Anne Frank Award, imagines what Anne Frank would say to the growing anti-Muslim sentiments in the U.S.

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An Alternative July 4th Celebration -- How to Do It Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Feel free to reprint this outline of how to do a July 4 celebration or to send it to your friends -- just let them know it came from Tikkun's educational outreach arm, the interfaith Network of Spiritual Progressives. Also feel free to rewrite parts, add, subtract, and make this your own!!!

If, by chance, you happen to be in the Bay Area, note the following:

Interdependence Day Celebration

When: Sunday, July 04 2010 @ 01:00 PM - - 04:00PM
Where: Strawberry Creek
1260 Allston Way, Between Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA
Description: Vegetarian Food only please. We eat first-- from 1-2:30. At 2:30 we will begin a program of music and ideas, sharing our celebration of all that is good in America, while affirming our interdependence with the planet and all the people and animals and plant life on it, as well as independence from the corporate powers that are currently dominating American society and destroying the life-support systems of the planet. Bring poems, songs, stories to share! Admission Cost: one large delicious vegetarian dish big enough to share with at least 10-12 others plus something to drink. To help us determine how many people will be coming and what we need in the way of supplies: RSVP to by the morning of July 2nd. Bring children. Bring musical instruments. Bring Friends. No fireworks or explosives of any kind please.


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Inter-Dependence Day Celebration Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

"Independence Day" is just around the corner.
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Obama to Nominate Jesus Christ to Supreme Court Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

But even Jesus will be a controversial choice for many Republicans who are committed to saying "NO" to whatever Obama comes up with--one good reason why he ought to nominate the most progressive candidate possible, and someone young enough to stay around on the Supreme Court for a long long time.

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Repairing the System Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

Richard Galloway makes an impassioned appeal for fundamental transformation of our politics and economics.
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Why Obama is Disappointing Us, and What We Can Do About It. Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

As in all articles that appear on this website, the opinions presetned here do not necessarily represent the views of the Tikkun editorial board nor the views of the Network of Spiritual Progressives. To read our perspective, check out the editorials in Tikkun magazine.


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Why Obama is Failing by Robert Parry Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 

He faced difficult choices and made ones that have undercut the progressive base that could have provided him with the support he needed.
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