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Global Capitalism

Theologian Leonardo Boff on How the Culture of Capital is Perpetuated

How the culture of capital is perpetuated Leonardo Boff       Theologian-Philosopher       Earthcharter Commission   In the previous article –The capitalist culture is contrary to life and happiness– we attempted to show theoretically that the strength of its perpetuation and reproduction lies in …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on Israel’s new Ultra-right Wing Government–will it survive?

Uri Avnery May 9, 2015                                       A Day and Night-mare:  Israel’s New Ultra-Right Wing Government   BINYAMIN NETANYAHU seems to be detested now by everyone. Almost as much as his meddling wife, Sarah’le. Six weeks ago, Netanyahu …
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Israel/Palestine

The New Israeli Government: It’s Worse Than You Think

The new Israeli government is a total victory for the most extreme elements in the extreme Right in Israel. The overtly racist party HaBayit HaYehudi, the party of the West Bank settlers, will control the Justice Dept. , the Education …
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Israel/Palestine

“Fire at Every Person You See”–an order to Israeli soldiers in Gaza last summer

“Fire at every person you see” :  Israeli soldiers reveal they were ordered to shoot to kill in Gaza – even if the targets may have been civilians Israeli campaign group Breaking the Silence interviews more than 60 members of …
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Baltimore Riots Against Police Violence –Tikkun and the Baptist Response

The anger underlying the violence in Baltimore is understandable. Living in neighborhoods where there are no jobs, no quality education, no livable wage, and the resurgence of racism all leads to a sense of hopelessness and despair. “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
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Yearning for a World of Love and Justice–the worldview of Tikkun and our NSP–Network of Spiritual Progressives

Yearning for a World of Love and Justice January 30, 2015 an introduction to the ideas of Tikkun and the NSP–Network of Spiritual Progressives by Rabbi Michael Lerner, editor, Tikkun Magazine and co-chair of the NSP with Vandana Shiva We …
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Judaism

Spend a weekend with Rabbi Lerner and Cat Zavis at ESALEN in Big Sur, California

Come spend a weekend with me (Rabbi Michael Lerner) and Cat Zavis June 12-14 (with a very small group of people).  Cat and I will have just gotten married and will be celebrating our honeymoon at Esalen, in part by …
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Global Capitalism

TPP: Is it possible Obama Doesn’t Realize he is Undermining Democracy?

OBAMA’S DRONE ASSASSINATIONS AND TPP = TOUGH PATOOTIES, PEOPLE       by Allen Roland  Senators Elizabeth Warren and Sherrod Brown have recently sent a letter to President Obama confronting the White House bluntly on the secrecy surrounding the TPP (Trans-Pacific …
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US Politics

Responding to Michael Dyson’s Attack on Cornel West

APRIL 27, 2015 Rethinking Michael Eric Dyson’s Attack on Cornel West The Perils of Being a Public Intellectual by HENRY A. GIROUX Michael Eric Dyson has launched in the New Republic a bitter attack on Cornel West.[1] At the heart of Dyson’s critique …
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The World Happiness Report

  The Path to Happiness: Lessons from the 2015 World Happiness Report by Jeffrey Sachs April 23, 2015 Getting richer but not happier: It’s a familiar story, for people and for nations. The purpose of the World Happiness Report, now in …
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US Politics

Only a sweeping Constitutional Amendment Can Save the Environment–Here IT IS

A Real Solution to Environmental Sustainability by Rabbi Michael Lerner   Only a sweeping Constitutional amendment can save us from a global environmental disaster beyond our imagination. It’s time to sweep aside all the illusions: * The illusion that the …
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Judaism

A Post-Colonial Feminist Look at the Exodus by Margot Stevenson

  “Horse and Rider He has Thrown into the Sea” : A Post-Colonial Feminist Look at the Exodus by Margot Stevenson *************************************************************************************** The Exodus story, which is at the center of the Passover Seder, recounts the liberation of the Israelites …
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Israel/Palestine

Calling for a boycott of goods from the Israeli settlers is now against Israeli law

Uri Avnery April 18, 2015                                “There Are Still Judges…”                                            THIS WEEK I won a dubious distinction: a groundbreaking Supreme Court judgment has been named after me. It is an honor I would have gladly …
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War & Peace

This time it is not Israel responsible for Palestinian suffering–see the situation in Yarmouk, Syria

Palestinians trapped dying in Yarmouk, Syria – a test for the left If, as progressives, we truly care about injustices done to Palestinians, if our goal as leftists goes beyond expressing fury toward Israel, we must raise our voices every …
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War & Peace

Islamic State Is the Cancer of Modern Capitalism by Nafeez Ahmed

Islamic State is the Cancer of Modern Capitalism    Nafeez Ahmed March 27, 2015 Middle East Eye The brutal ‘Islamic State’ is a symptom of a deepening crisis of civilisation premised on fossil fuel addiction, which is undermining Western hegemony …
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