Editorials & Actions

US Politics

Challenging the Power of the Banks

The Stone That Brings Down Goliath? Richmond and Eminent Domain Tuesday, 04 March 2014 10:09By Ellen Brown, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin of Richmond, California, in front of a boarded-up house in Richmond, December 20, 2013. Many Richmond residents owe more money on …
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War & Peace

Ukraine: What is Really Happening

Editor’s Note from Rabbi Michael Lerner: One thing I’m sure of is that media accounts available in the United States are so tainted by anti-Russia and U.S. nationalist and capitalist interests that we have no idea of what is really …
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US Politics

Uri Avnery on Germany Trying to Deal with its Nazi Past?

[Editor's Note: Avnery doesn't deal with another important aspect of Germans' continuing feelings of guilt for what their Nazi past did to the world and to the Jewish people: the way that that guilt keeps Germany from actually doing what …
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Israel/Palestine

Avrum Burg on BDS

Avrum Burg was chair of the Jewish Agency and the World Zionist Organization, a member of Knesset, chair of the Knesset, and for a brief moment even served as interim Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Here are his …
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Culture

Pete Seeger: A Personal Remembrance

I could scarcely believe my ears when staff members at Tikkun told me that Pete Seeger had just called to ask if he could perform at the first national Tikkun conference in New York City in 1988. I had raised my son on Seeger’s music, and had myself been moved by some of his radical songs. He was already a legend, and I was already a fan when I was in high school.
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on Netanyahu’s Demand that Palestinians Recognize Israel not Just as a State, but as a Jewish State

Uri Avnery January 11, 2014                                          Bibi & Libie   PERHAPS I am too stupid, but for the heck of me I cannot understand the sense of the Israeli demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel …
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Israel/Palestine

Boycotting Israeli Universities–The Right Way to Fight the Israeli Occupation?

The Israel Boycott Movement and Controversy – Differing Views  Omar Barghouti; Linda Gordon; Robin D.G. Kelley; Sydney Lev January 4, 2014 Debate over Israeli policy on settlements in the occupied lands, the on-going discrimination against Palestinians and Jews of color …
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Israel/Palestine

A Jewish State Would Not Be Oppressive or Racist Toward the Powerless, the Immigrants, the Homeless, The Other–an essay by Uri Avnery

Editor’s Note: Uri Avnery, a committed atheist and chair of Israel’s peace movement Gush Shalom,  recognizes that the real problem in Israel today is not that it is a Jewish state, but that it is not Jewish at all in the …
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Congressman Keith Ellison Introduced to Congress a resolution in Support of the Tikkun/NSP version of the Global Marshall Plan

Great news! Congressman Keith Ellison, who represents Minneapolis/St Paul in the U.S. House of Representatives, introduced a resolution in effect endorsing the NSP version of a Global Marshall Plan into the House of Representatives as H Res 439. It was …
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Israel/Palestine

The ‘Peace Process’ Delusion is Worse than Apartheid

Editor’s note: The article below is an important challenge to the major fantasy encouraged by the Obama White House and Sec of State Kerry: that the “peace process” negotiations might yield a reasonable outcome. Lev Grinberg shows why that is …
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Pope Francis–an extraordinary message to read during the holidays!

The newest statement from Pope Francis (reprinted below)  should be read, contemplated, and discussed with your family and friends during the next few weeks when you have winter vacation! We at the interfaith and secular-humanist-welcoming NSP– Network of Spiritual Progressives …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel’s Self-Boycott by Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery December 14, 2013                                                            Self-Boycott   CAN A country boycott itself? That may sound like a silly question. It is not.   At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, the “Giant of History” …
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Israel/Palestine

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at the XXVII Guadalajara International Book Fair

A Letter From Elliot Sperber The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict at the XXVII Guadalajara International Book Fair by MALU HUACUJA DEL TORO AND ELLIOT SPERBER Considered the most important Book Fair in the Spanish-speaking world, and second in the world only to …
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Pope Francis: A Breath of Fresh Air?

 Even as we mourn the loss of Nelson Mandela, hope springs high for the possiibility that Pope Francis might become another warrior for peace, economic justice, environmental sanity, and love among all human beings. Matthew Fox, himself silenced by Cardinal …
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Judaism

Celebrate Chanukah, the First National Liberation Struggle (You Don’t Have to be Jewish)

Chanukah celebrates the first recorded national liberation struggle–when the people of Judea rallied around a guerrilla war against the remnants of Alexander the Great’s empire, and the subsequent attempt by the Syrian (Seleucid) branch of that empire to impose Hellenistic …
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