Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on the War Netanyahu Almost Started Five Years Ago

Uri Avnery August 29, 2015                                                 The Molten Three I MUST admit that Moshe “”Bogie” Ya’alon did not top the list of my favorite politicians. The former army Chief of Staff and present Minister of Defense looked to me like a …
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Islam

A cry of outrage at ISIS by one of the many Muslims speaking out for human rights

Editor’s note:  There have been frequent communications to us at Tikkun claiming that ISIS reveals “the truth about Islam.” This is as big a slander as saying that Netanyahu and the racist remarks of some of the people in his …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel update Aug. 28, 2015

Editor’s note: In reporting on Israel’s latest outrages I do not mean to suggest that Israel is worse than many many other countries in regard to its abuses of human rights, but only that as a rabbi and champion of …
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US Politics

Noam Chomsky on “The Iranian Threat”

Editor’s note: Noam Chomsky’s analysis (read below after reading this) is an important counter to the endless drum of US propaganda from both parties about the threat from Iran. So much self-deception is thrown at Americans that we are not to …
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Socially Engaged Mysticism to Heal the World

Where are the missing mystics of the revolution? ERIKA SUMMERS-EFFLER and HYUNJIN DEBORAH KWAK 11 August 2015 Mysticism can undermine the social and political order in fundamental ways. Dorothy Day and Mother Teresa at the Maryhouse office in New York City on June …
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US Politics

The Sum Stratagem–a strategic plan for the remnants of the Occupy movement by Zevin X Cruz

Editor’s note: this strategy does not capture the strategic ideas we’ve develop in Tikkun and in The Left Hand of God book, in the NSP strategy paper “Yearing for a World of Love and Justice, we’ve developed at www.spiritualprogressives.org/covenant  and …
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Culture

Why I’m Not Going to Burning Man This Year by Daniel Pinchbeck

WHY I’M NOT GOING TO BURNING MAN THIS YEAR by Daniel Pinchbeck (from Reality Sandwich) I have gone to Burning Man 15 years in a row. When I went the first time, back in 2000, I was a journalist on …
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US Politics

Change the Conversation about Justice by Rabbi Rachel Mikva

Throw the [Good] Book at Them: Changing the Conversation about Justice by Rabbi Rachel Mikva   Romain Dukes says President Obama has given him his life back.  Expecting to spend the rest of his years in prison after being convicted …
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US Politics

I Worked at AIPAC 6 Years…But Now It Shames Me As an American Jew by M.J. Rosenberg August 6, 2015 mjayrosenberg President Obama’s speech at American University defending the Iran agreement against charges made by the Israeli government and its lobby in the United …
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US Politics

Two Apologies from Rabbi Lerner

Two apologies from Rabbi Lerner  a minor one and a major one 1) The minor apology is that the mailing of the Summer issue of Tikkun was delayed by something going wrong at the printers. That issue should have been mailed in …
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Israel/Palestine

Firebombing of Palestinian Homes & Murder of Palestinian Child, plus Murder at Gay Pride Demo

Editor’s Note: Faced with the horrendous crimes of an ultra-orthodox Jew stabbing participants in a gay pride demonstration in Israel, and the firebombing of Palestinian homes and resulting burning to death of an 18 month old Palestinian baby while others …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel’s “Divide and Conquer” Strategy for Palestine–by Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery August 8, 2015                                                   Divide et Impera   BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is not known as a classical scholar, but even so he has adopted the Roman maxim Divide et Impera, divide and rule.   The main (and perhaps …
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US Politics

Readers Respond to Our Conference Call with Obama

On July 30th, the Tikkun and Network of Spiritual Progressives (NSP) community, along with a variety of other groups, was invited to a conference call with President Obama. During the call he spoke about the nuclear agreement reached with Iran …
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US Politics

The Pope’s Anti-Capitalist Message

Will Pope Francis’ strong message meet resistance in US? Michael Sean Winters  |  Jul. 31, 2015 Francis in the United States Print  email  ANALYSIS   WASHINGTON Those looking for clues of what to expect from Pope Francis when he visits Cuba and the United States at …
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Global Capitalism

Death by Debt: Germany’s Treatment of Greece

  Death by Debt – My Response to The German Finance Ministry Guest contribution by Jeffrey Sachs Dr. Ludger Schuknecht, senior economist at the Germany Finance Ministry, explains his ministry’s viewpoint regarding Greece. This viewpoint essentially holds that Eurozone countries should …
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