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US Politics

Bernie is Israel’s Best Friend in 2016

 As a non-profit, Tikkun magazine does NOT endorse any candidate or political party. Nor does Rabbi Lerner. This article is a response to distorted media coverage of  Sanders’ appointment of prominent progressives to the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee whom the …
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Global Capitalism

Brazil: How Capitalist Institutions Undermined a Populist Regime

Israel/Palestine

On Lieberman Israel’s New “Defense” Minister–by Uri Avnery

As a child I was an eye-witness to the last years of the Weimar Republic (so called because its constitution was shaped in Weimar, the town of Goethe and Schiller). As a politically alert boy I witnessed the Nazi Machtergreifung (“taking power”) and the first half a year of Nazi rule.
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US Politics

Rabbi Lerner Speaks in Boston & Cape Cod on Psychodynamics of American Politics

Rabbi Lerner is going to be speaking in Massachusetts the weekend of May 20-22nd, and wants to invite you to come hear him at one of these events!
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War & Peace

Victor Wechsler-Grossman on Refugees–our correspondent from Berlin

The Refugee Crisis WHO IS TO BLAME, May 12 2016   Back in 1963 Bob Dylan (soon to be 75) wrote a bitter song; Pete Seeger also sang it often. It asks, after the death of a young boxer: “Who killed …
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Israel/Palestine

Anvery and Lerner on Israel Independence Day 2016

Tikkun  to heal, repair and transform the world A note from Rabbi Michael Lerner Join or Donate Now!     Editor’s Note: It was 47 years ago that Mario Savio (the great orator of the Free Speech Movement) and I chose …
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Spirituality

Not Another Dark Holocaust Poem (by Renna Ulvang)

Not Another Dark Holocaust Poem: Chava, Miriam, Auschwitz   by Renna Ulvang It is tempting to dredge up ashy metaphors for your last days on earth To remain riveted, horrified, impaled by thoughts of what it must have been like …
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War & Peace

Noam Chomsky: Who Rules the World?

Editor’s Note:  Noam Chomsky is one of the great contemporary analysts of the global impact of American power. I first met Chomsky when we both were involved in challenging America’s disastrous war in Vietnam–never yet adequately mourned by the U.S. …
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US Politics

Vt. State Senator David Zuckerman responds to our Spring 2016 “Food Politics” Issue

May 4, 2016 Dear Tikkun Editor, Alexis Latham’s article “Food as Medicine: Vermont Youth Grow Food for the Hungry”, in the Spring 2016 issue of Tikkun is a thoughtful description of the challenges our current food system faces.  Because we …
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US Politics

Daniel Berrigan z’l Dead at 94

Daniel Berrigan was one of  the most inspiring figures of the anti-war and social justice movements of the past fifty years. He died on Saturday, April 30, 2016, and will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him. …
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Israel/Palestine

Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first Intifada, & BDS

Editor’s note: We thank Phillip Weiss for giving us blanket permission to reprint articles from the website Mondoweiss. Norman Finkelstein has been one of the courageous voices critiquing Israeli policies for several decades. In the conversation below, he makes many …
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Environment

Threats to Mother Earth and how to confront them by Leonardo Boff

Threats to Mother Earth and how to confront them      Leonardo Boff         Theologian-Philosopher       Earthcharter Commission   There are four threats that our Common Home faces, and which demand from us our special attention.  The first is how in modern times the Earth is viewed …
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Justice & Prisons

American War Crimes That Still Ought to be Prosecuted

American War Crimes That Still Ought to Be Prosecuted Let’s take a moment to think about the ultimate strangeness of our American world.  In recent months, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have offered a range of hair-raising suggestions: as president, one or the other …
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War & Peace

Drone Whistleblowers Step Out of the Shadows

Pratap Chatterjee, Inside the Devastation of America’s Drone Wars Posted by Pratap Chatterjee on Tikkun’s media ally: TomDispatch.com A note from Tom Engelhardt:   In our part of the world, it’s not often that potential “collateral damage” speaks, but it happened last week.  …
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US Politics

Pro Hillary vs. Pro Bernie

Tikkun magazine is a 501-c3 and hence prohibited from taking stands in support of or opposition to any candidate or political party. But we can and do present analyses of positions taken by political candidates and also allow our writers …
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