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Paying Job at Tikkun: Audience Development, Operations and Office Manager at our Berkeley, Ca. Office

Now Hiring: Audience Development & Operations and Office Manager by Tikkun April 17, 2016 We are looking for a full-time Audience Development and Operations Manager for Tikkun magazine and its consciousness-raising arm, the Network of Spiritual Progressives to work in our Berkeley, CA …
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US Politics

My Democracy Spring–a report from a Tikkunista at the D.C. Demonstrations for Money Out of Politics

My Democracy Spring by Michael Kramer, a member of Beyt Tikkun Synagogue-Without-Walls It started with an email many months ago about protesting the fact that what the people want has no influence in legislation, while money very much does.  If …
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Global Capitalism

Right and Left in Germany by our correspondent Victor Grossman

RIGHT AND LEFT IN GERMANY     by Victor Grossman Yes, Bernie won in Wisconsin. He also won in Berlin, Germany! 556 US citizens here, a record number, participated in the Democratic primary, and a full 79.5% voted for Sanders. …
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US Politics

Destroying the Remaining Decency in the Israeli Army by Uri Avnerygues

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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on the Shifting Alliances in the Middle East

Editor’s Note: Once again Avnery gives us the larger view of the conflicts in the MidEast and helps us understand how distorted the framework that the Western media presents about what is actually happening and the impact of the West …
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Israel/Palestine

Israeli Products from the West Bank

Products from West Bank Settlers or non-Palestinian Companies Operating from the West Bank Note from the Network of Spiritual Progressives: People who do not wish to boycott Israel itself, but do wish to avoid purchasing goods and services from the …
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US Politics

Are We In a New World? Tom Engelhardt on American politics 2016

Entering Uncharted Territory in Washington  Are We in a New American World?  By Tom Engelhardt The other week, feeling sick, I spent a day on my couch with the TV on and was reminded of an odd fact of American life. …
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US Politics

Clinton, Sanders, Trump and Cruz on Israel and US Foreign Policy

Editor’s Note:  It’s important for us to know what the foreign policy of the next President is likely to be. Since the wars we in Western countries  helped create or finance in the Middle East, our interventions in Iran, Iraq, …
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Judaism

Rabbi Dev Noily and others on the Book of Esther

A note from Rabbi Lerner: We have been struggling internally about how to deal with the Jewish violence and revenge that is part of the Purim story. Should we boycott this holiday entirely? Is there a way to challenge its …
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US Politics

What Can We Learn from the Presidential Race?

What Can We Learn from The Presidential Race? Michael N. Nagler I have never voted Republican, but I stand with those Republicans today who are aghast at what Donald Trump has done to the level of political discourse in this …
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War & Peace

Juan Cole: Hillary goes full Neocon at AIPAC– suggesting Trump isn’t militaristic enough

Hillary Clinton goes full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizes Iran, Palestinians By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | March 22, 2016 I once heard Hillary Clinton give her AIPAC speech at a university. It doesn’t change much, just as US policy …
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US Politics

Gideon Levy on Israel’s Influence on America

In his keynote address to the March 18 “Israel’s Influence: Good or Bad for America?” conference, Israeli journalist Gideon Levy described where he would take, and what he would say to, a U.S. congressional delegation to Israel. He would take …
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Global Capitalism

Duty to Warn by Dr. Gary Kohls The Execution of Berta Caceres, the United Fruit Company and the US Military: A Historical Timeline Identifying Some of the Perpetrators By Gary G. Kohls, MD THE FOLLOWING QUOTES (EXCEPT AS NOTED) ARE …
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Israel/Palestine

AIPAC influence Bad for Israel and for America

  AIPAC Influence Bad for the US and Israel By Allan C. Brownfeld WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 — The annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has attracted almost 20,000 people to the Walter E. Washington Convention …
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US Politics

Philip Roth’s Warning About US Fascism

Philip Roth’s warning by Arthur J. Magida Posted on Mar. 16, 2016 at 8:43 am Cover of Roth’s “The Plot Against America”     Slightly more than a decade ago, Philip Roth warned how fascism would come to America – legally, …
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