Editorials & Actions

Race

The Tragedy of Selma

The Tragedy of “Selma” URL: http://www.truth-out.org/buzzflash/commentary/selma-is-a-brilliant-riveting-film-but-racism-is-still-a-powerful-force-in-the-us STEVEN JONAS FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT (Photo: Peter Pettus)   The “Tragedy of Selma?” you might ask.  Wasn’t it a triumph for the civil rights movement?  Did it not lead to further advances in that struggle?  And if you are …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avneri on What Is Zionism?

Uri Avnery January 31, 2015                                       Zionists All   MANY TIMES people ask me: “Are you a Zionist?”   My stock answer is: “Depends on what you mean by Zionism.”   This is quite sincere. The …
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Race

Reflections on the Movie “Selma”

Thoughts about the greatness of Selma, truth, black and white unity, King and the clamor of racist patriarchs…  by Alan Gilbert     The movie “Selma,” directed by Ava DuVernay, is a subtle, restrained account of a period of  the most …
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Culture

Chris Hedges on the movie “American Sniper”

Editor’s note: While we at Tikkun do not feel it fair to blame Christianity or imply that all Christians somehow implicitly support the kind of Christianity that leads some American Christians to feel that their murdering of Arabs or Muslims …
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Christianity

Re-inventing the Church by Berit Kjos

Below I’m presenting the view of what I take to be a reactionary writer who resists all the changes that have taken place in the Christian world’s thinking in the past 150 years. What I find intriguing is that her …
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US Politics

Internship with Rabbi Lerner at Tikkun

  Heal and Transform the World INTERNSHIP with Tikkun Magazine and the NSP interfaith and secular-humanist and atheist-welcoming Network of Spiritual Progressives a few blocks from the UC Berkeley Campus.   Are you worried about climate change and upset about …
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Environment

Environmental Crisis Puts Human Life on Earth at Risk

The ESRA–Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the US Constitution could provide the most effective way to block this environmental destructiveness. Please check it out at www.tikkun.org/esra Environment Rate of environmental degradation puts life on Earth at risk, say scientists …
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Islam

Tariq Ali: France Tries to Hide Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values

‘France Tries To Mask Its Islamophobia Behind Secular Values’ The Pakistan-born British commentator seldom minces words. PRANAY SHARMA INTERVIEWS TARIQ ALI   Pakistan-born British commentator Tariq Ali seldom minces words. As a political activist, journalist, writer and film-maker, he has cou­rted controversy and ruffled …
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Oriental (Mizrachi) Israelis and the Coming Israeli Elections

Uri Avnery on Oriental Jews in Israel and The Coming Elections   January 10, 2015 Half of Shas THE SHAS party has split into two. Opinion polls show that both parts are hovering around the 3.12% threshold which is now …
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Mourning the Parisian Journalists Yet Challenging the Hypocrisy

You can also read this article in Rabbi Lerner’s column on the front page of Huffington Post (and if you do go there, please “like it” (if you like it) and add your own comments. Mourning the Parisian “Humorists” Yet …
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Vandana Shiva is the new co-chair of the NSP! And a request from her…

We at the Network of Spiritual Progressives are delighted to announce that Vandana Shiva, the internationally acclaimed environmental activist from India has become the international co-chair of the Network of Spiritual Progressives along with Rabbi Michael Lerner. Dr. Shiva has …
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Israel/Palestine

Dennis Ross, you must Stop Blaming the Palestinians

DENNIS ROSS: STOP BLAMING THE PALESTINIANS  by Richard Forer   Dennis Ross has done it again. In “Stop Giving Palestinians a Pass” (NY Times, January 4, 2015), he blames the Palestinians for the lack of peace with Israel. Citing “three …
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Israel/Palestine

A Palestinian’s New Year’s Message

To all those who yearn for peace with justice   from Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh Happy new Year 2015. May it bring all of you peace (internal peace at least!). We Palestinians have one top wish for 2015 as in every …
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Islam

The Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Who Is A Muslim? An Intense Struggle within the Muslim World for the Soul of Islam By Dr Abdul Cader Asmal for New Age Islam 15 Dec 2014 Well before Cheryl Bernard concocted her whimsical compartmentalization of Muslims into arbitrary …
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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 be among …
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