Editorials & Actions

Environment

The need for a low-carbon energy based economy won’t go away

Jeffrey D. Sachs US must transition to low-carbon energy https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2016/11/20/must-transition-low-carbon-energy/fTMoMoFaNIFIYr4NBLYkhM/story.html Tesla electric cars are recharged at a supercharging station in Darien, Conn. Part of a weekly series on the economic choices facing the United States and its relations with the …
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US Politics

Another perspective on the November Election

LESSONS OF NOVEMBER Gennady Shkliarevsky   Several days have passed since New York real-estate tycoon Donald J. Trump became a new President-Elect of the United States.  The high drama of his election has generated a great deal of hype, hysteria, …
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US Politics

Shaming Whites and Men Has Backfired

Stop Shaming Whites and Men! by Rabbi Michael Lerner   RabbiLerner.Tikkun@gmail.com   It turns out that shaming the tens of millions of people who were supporters of Donald J. Trump is not a good political strategy. The liberal and left …
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War & Peace

Election 2016 and the Growing Global Nuclear Threat

Playing a Game of Chicken with Nuclear Strategy  By Michael T. Klare Once upon a time, when choosing a new president, a factor for many voters was the perennial question: “Whose finger do you want on the nuclear button?” Of all …
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Culture

Monetizing the Chicago Cubs & Entertaining Angels

by S.L. Wisenberg     My husband came in the front door and said I needed to go out and amuse our neighbor, Sharon. She was trying to sell her parking space to Cubs fans and was getting bored. Before …
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US Politics

Bernie Sanders is America’s Most Popular Politicians

The Popular Populist Bernie Sanders is the most-liked politician in the United States. What does that mean for the future of left politics here? by Matt Karp/Jacobin/October 18, 2016   The general election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump …
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Israel/Palestine

Throwing in the Towel What the Bankruptcy of White House Policy Means for the Israelis and Palestinians By Sandy Tolan

Editor’s note: Another excellent analysis from our ally TomDispatch.com introduced by their editor Tom Engelhardt   Okay, here’s your quiz of the day: What country, according to the Congressional Research Service, has been the “largest cumulative recipient of U.S. foreign assistance since …
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Working with the Refugees on the Island of Lesvos Greece by Cecilia Wambach

We are proud to share with you a talk given at our Yom Kippur services by a member of Beyt Tikkun and Tikkun’s interfaith and secular-humanist-welcoming NSP–Network of Spiritual Progressives who just returned from working with refugees on Lesvos, Greece …
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US Politics

Wiki Leaks Show How the Ruling Class Shapes the Democratic Party–and how to challenge that

Mark Wilson/Getty Images The Most Important WikiLeaks Revelation Isn’t About Hillary Clinton What John Podesta’s emails from 2008 reveal about the way power works in the Democratic Party. BY DAVID DAYEN October 14, 2016 The most important revelation in the WikiLeaks …
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American Politics: The U.S. Needs Repentance and Atonement

by Rabbi Michael Lerner Watching American politics these past months, culminating in the revelation of Donald Trump’s disgusting comments about women that he groped, I was overwhelmed by the sense of how much American politics needs a fundamental re-orientation. We …
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War & Peace

American Power at the Crossroads: a Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action

American Power at the Crossroads A Snapshot of a Multipolar World in Action By Dilip Hiro   and sent to us by our ally TomDispatch.com In the strangest election year in recent American history — one in which the Libertarian Party’s Gary …
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Judaism

Jacob Neusner: In Memoriam by Shaul Magid

Jacob Neunser: In Memoriam Shaul Magid, Indiana University/Bloomington Jacob Neunser (1932-2016) died early shabbat morning of Shabbat Shuva, the Shabbat between Rosh Ha-Shana and Yom Kippur. The New York Times called him the most published individual in history. In his excellent …
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Judaism

Philip Cushman on Rosh Hashanah 2016

Rosh Hashanah, 2016 Philip Cushman          The Akedah, the Binding of Isaac, is one of the most disturbing stories in the Hebrew Bible.  In it, Abraham was instructed by what he thought was God’s voice to make a human …
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Race

Police Assaults on African American Women: Close Encounters of a Dangerous Kind by Rev. Daniel Buford

Close Encounters of the Dangerous Kind : Unarmed Women, Girls of African Descent and Violent Police Encounters- Arbitrary Punishments, Detentions, Killings, Torture, Extra Judicial Punishments, Summary Executions 1982-2015 Complied by Daniel A. Buford, Executive Director Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute Berkeley, …
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Israel/Palestine

Obama screws chances for peace with his unprecedented $38 billion military aid package to Israel

Unprecedented Ten-Year, $38 Billion Military Aid To Israel Is Harmful To Both Countries THE UNPRECEDENTED TEN-YEAR $380 BILLION MILITARY AID PACKAGE FOR ISRAEL IS HARMFUL TO BOTH COUNTRIES                    BY   ALLAN C. BROWNFELD ———————————————————————————————————– In September, the U.S. signed an unprecedented …
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