Articles

Fiction

The Empty Chair

After dinner his father would sit across the formica kitchen table and fire words at him. Bellicose, symbiosis, cartilaginous, revenant. The rule was, he did not have to go to bed until he got a word wrong.
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US Politics

Violence begets violence

We at Tikkun were glad to hear Senator Bernie Sanders unequivocally condemn the shooting by Bernie supporter, James Hodgkinson, who injured five Republicans, one of them a Congressman, who were part of the Republican Congressional group going to play a …
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Israel/Palestine

Wonder Woman, Radiohead, and BDS by Mark LeVine

Editor’s Note: Sadly, Tikkun does not have enough staff to be able to verify the claims made in our articles by various respected authors. Nor does Tikkun always agree with their political perspectives. Our aim is to foster vigorous discussion …
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War & Peace

Will the Neo-Cons’ Long War Ever End?

June 5, 2017   America’s Long War or Global War on Terror has taken some ugly turns as the West’s continued war-making in the Muslim world leads to new terrorism against Western targets, with no end in sight, explains Nicolas …
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US Politics

Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia

Editor’s Note: Glad to share with you another article from our media ally TomDisptacht.com with an introduction from Tom. I can’t really say “enjoy” because the message is so disturbing!– Rabbi Michael Lerner In the first paragraphs of George Orwell’s …
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Job Opening: Operations and Audience Development Manager

We are looking for a full-time Audience Development and Operations/Office Manager for Tikkun magazine and its consciousness-raising arm, the Network of Spiritual Progressives to work in our Berkeley, CA office. We are looking for someone who wants to transform our …
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US Politics

The Psychopathology of the 2016 Election

IT’S NO SECRET that the past several decades have witnessed growing economic inequality and deepening economic insecurity for a very large section of working people both in the U.S. and other capitalist countries around the world. Yet what most analysts miss …
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Fiction

Life So Good

There was another picture of her at their wedding. Two young boys in coffee-colored suits stood behind them, holding guitars way too big for their bodies, surrounded by a crowd of what must have been a hundred, their priest dressed in white toasting them with a big glass of red wine.
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Overcoming Trump-ism: A New Strategy for Progressives

WE ARE DEEPLY CONCERNED about the path our country is going to take under Donald Trump’s leadership. The racist, sexist, and xenophobic signals given during the 2016 campaign led to an escalation of acts of public hate against Latinos, Muslims, and Jews. Much of what liberal and progressive social change movements have worked for these past decades is about to be substantially reversed and dismantled. We cannot expect that militant demonstrations or protests by themselves are going to help much until we understand more deeply why a larger majority of Americans have not been willing to give liberals and progressives the kind of electoral victories necessary to actually implement the Left’s policies and programs.
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US Politics

The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War by Nicholas J S Davies

The U.S. mainstream media voiced moral outrage when Russian warplanes killed civilians in Aleppo but has gone silent as U.S. warplanes slaughter innocents in Mosul and Raqqa, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies April 2017 was …
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War & Peace

The American Way of War by William D. Hartung

Editor’s Note: Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for this valuable analysis of US spending for war (consistently and not a product of only one political party).   The American Way of War Is a Budget-Breaker Never Has a Society …
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Islam

Which Version of Islam Should Muslims Follow?

SHOULD MUSLIMS FOLLOW THE QUR’AN EPISODICALLY OR CHRONOLOGICALLY? AND HOW DOES THIS IMPACTS RELATIONS WITH JEWS AND CHRISTIANS[1] Saleem Ahmed, Ph.D[2] Summary       Many more Qur’anic verses promote violence than peace. Thus, non-Muslims cannot be faulted for concluding that Islam …
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US Politics

National Faith Leaders Statement on Anti-LGBTQ Bills

I’m proud to be part of this group of faith leaders challenging the anti LGBTQ moves that are being taken in many states in the wake of the Trump presidency. Please read our statement and the full list of faith …
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Israel/Palestine

Yom Ha’Atzma’ut –a rabbinic teaching

Atzma’ut and Atzamot: The Bones of Israel by Rabbi Emma Kippley-Ogman Reading haftarah on the seventh day of Pesach, we saw through the prophet Ezekiel’s eyes a valley full of dry bones (bikah meleah atzamot) declaring that their hope is gone (avdah tikvateinu). For …
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US Politics

Shutting Down American-Style Authoritarianism

[Note from Tikkun: We are happy to share with you the latest thinking of Tikkun's contributing editor Henry Giroux. We have a strategy to defeat Trumpism, and a training on how to be an effective progressive activist in the Trump …
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