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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery update from Israel during Chanukah 2014

Uri Avnery December 20, 2015                                                   Splendid Isolation   ALMOST A thousand Israeli personalities have already signed an appeal to European parliaments for their governments to recognize the State of Palestine.   I am honored to …
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Race

Strategy to Deal with Racist Police Forces by Reginald Lyles

For Whom the Bell Tolls by John Donne and Reginald Lyles Reginald W. Lyles  is 1.  the Senior Advisor for public safety to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan; 2.  a retired career law enforcement officer (Command level); 3.  a 30+-year Deacon of Allen Temple …
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US Politics

The Year of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs

The Year of Sustainable Development by Jeffrey Sachs                             December 9, 2014   NEW YORK – The year 2015 will be our generation’s greatest opportunity to move the world …
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Black Lives Matter

We at Tikkun Magazine urge you to read Rabbi Lerner’s impassioned plea on Huffington Post to stand with African Americans this Sunday morning when they have called for a Solidarity Sunday in suport of the position that Black Lives Matter. It’s a nonviolent and sweet way to show …
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US Politics

Invite to “Reclaim America–Strategy Conference” Dec. 14

From Tikkun Magazine www.tikkun.org, the Network of Spiritual Progressives www.spiritualprogressives.org, and the Metta Center for Non-violence The new Congress is going to be a catastrophe for the environment and for those most dependent on everything from social security, safety and …
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US Politics

Reclaim America Conference Dec. 14

After the 2014 Elections and Facing a Congress determined to dismantle environmental, health and social benefits for middle income Americans and the poor in 2015-2016 It’s critical that ethically sensitive people develop a strategy to: RECLAIM AMERICA YOU ARE INVITED …
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US Politics

After Ferguson

Repetitive Motion Disorder: Black Reality and White Denial in America by Tim Wise I suppose there is no longer much point in debating the facts surrounding the shooting of Michael Brown. First, because Officer Darren Wilson has been cleared by a …
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US Politics

Ferguson and American Racism After the Killer of Michael Brown Goes Free

This is a sad day. The grand jury’s decision is yet another sign that all of America’s sons’ lives are not yet valued equally in the eyes of our courts. All of America’s fathers, mothers and children should stay outraged …
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US Politics

U.S. Misguided Policy Assumptions Out of Touch With the World’s Reality

5 Bedrock Washington Assumptions That Are Hot Air by Andrew Bacevich Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com “Iraq no longer exists.” My young friend M, sipping a cappuccino, is deadly serious. We are sitting in a scruffy restaurant across the street from the Cathedral …
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US Politics

China Overtakes the US as World’s Largest Economy

China’s New Global Leadership  by Jeffrey D. Sachs The biggest economic news of the year came almost without notice: China has overtaken the United States as the world’s largest economy, according to the scorekeepers at the International Monetary Fund. And, …
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US Politics

Reclaim America after 2014 elections–Please come to our conference Dec. 14th

After the 2014 Elections and Facing a Congress determined to dismantle environmental, health and social benefits for middle income Americans and the poor in 2015-2016 It’s critical that ethically sensitive people develop a strategy to: RECLAIM AMERICA You, dear reader, …
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US Politics

Why the Right Keeps Winning and the Left Keeps Losing

Why does the Right keep winning in American politics, sometimes through electoral victories, sometimes by having the Democrats and others on the Left adopt what were traditionally right-wing policies and perspectives?
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Israel/Palestine

Why Have Jewish-Arab Relations so Rapidly Deteriorated Inside the Borders of the State of Israel?

Why Have Jewish-Arab Relations Deteriorated in Israel? The View of Sikkuy’s Ron Gerlitz, by Phyllis Bernstein What follows is a summary of remarks delivered by Ron Gerlitz, co-executive director of Sikkuy: The Association for the Advancement of Civic Equality, at …
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Israel/Palestine

ISIS is an Existential Threat to Israel–a note from Uri Avnery

Editor’s note: this is a selection from a longer article by Uri Avnery Isis as an Existential Threat to Israel  by Uri Avnery ISIS (“the Islamic State”) poses no military danger. The present and former generals who shape Israel’s policy can …
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NSP

Yearning for a World of Love and Justice

We live in a world filled with loving and caring people. We all crave a world filled with love and care. Yet most of us doubt that we can experience a loving and caring world beyond our own private lives …
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