Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery– The Great Rift Between the 2 Jewish Peoples

Editor’s note: Though I fully agree with Uri Avnery’s depiction of 2 Jewish peoples, I disagree that it can be understood best in terms of ethnic background. Rather, it reflects two different worldviews, delineated in my book The Left Hand …
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Global Capitalism

The Fear and the Passion

Editor’s note: Here is a perspective from the U.K. which presents an overview of how some British Muslim progressives are trying to make sense of Trumpism, the British exit from the UK’s previous integration into the Common Market, and the …
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US Politics

Trumpaclysm

From our media ally TomDispatch.com The Art of the Trumpaclysm  How the U.S. Invaded, Occupied, and Remade Itself  By Tom Engelhardt It’s been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens?) A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen of …
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US Politics

Inequality

INEQUALITY IS NOT JUST AN ECONOMIC ISSUE, BUT A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. EXTREME INEQUALITY IS THE ANTITHESIS OF HUMAN RIGHTS(Philip Alston) [Taken from ‘From Disparity to Dignity: Tackling Economic Inequality Through the SDGs’, Human Rights Policy Brief, CESR, November 2016. …
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US Politics

A Cry of Pain From Standing Rock

  Introductory note From Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun: Last night I received an urgent call from a spokesperson for the courageous Water Protectors at Standing Rock. In pain and shock, they reported vicious assaults on them even as they planned …
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US Politics

US Hypocrisy on Yemen

  By Jonathan Marshall Only a few months ago, interventionists were demanding a militant response by Washington to what George Soros branded “a humanitarian catastrophe of historic proportions” — the killing of “hundreds of people” by Russian and Syrian government bombing of rebel-held neighborhoods …
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US Politics

Pence at Dachau Concentration Camp: Not Merely Hypocritical

Editor’s Note:  The Israeli right and their allies in the U.S. have used the technique of bringing young people to Nazi concentration camps as a way of communicating them the message “this is why Israel must be given blind support–because …
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US Politics

Trying to take down Trump for his failure to support a new Cold War with Russia. Why?

https://consortiumnews.com/ 2017/02/15/progressives-pile- on-flynns-ouster/ Consortium News       February 15, 2017 Progressives Pile on Flynn’s Ouster President Trump is so despised by progressives that many are rallying behind neocon-driven demands for a New McCarthyism to silence those who object to a …
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US Politics

Trump as Narcissist

Editor’s note: The article below by MIchael Brenner, cleverly presenting an argument for why Trump should be analyzed as a clinical narcissist,* is not atypical of the kinds of analyses that have been floating around on the internet. Brenner is …
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US Politics

The Case for a Progressive Version of Patriotism while Fighting Trumpism

Editor’s Note:  From the start of Tikkun magazine close to 31 years ago, we’ve been trying to convince people on the Left that we should be embracing and celebrating all that is good in the U.S. even as we critique …
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US Politics

America Third by Michael Klare

America Third  Donald Trump Is Giving the Phrase “Multipolar World” New Meaning  By Michael T. Klare If there’s a single consistent aspect to Donald Trump’s strategic vision, it’s this: U.S. foreign policy should always be governed by the simple principle of “America …
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US Politics

Through the Looking Glass How Can We Recognize Our Friends in the Mixed-Up World of Donald Trump?

By Rebecca Gordon (an article from our media ally TomDispatch.com) You know you’re living in a looking-glass world when former Vice President Dick Cheney speaks out against one of Donald Trump’s executive orders. He’s a good example of how past adversaries of movements …
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Israel/Palestine

Peter Beinart’s Take Down of Jared Kushner and the Problem of Palestine

By Mark LeVine It is heartening to see the wide reading being received by Peter Beinart’s January 31 j’accuse in The Forward against Jared Kushner and the Orthodox Jewish religious and educational establishment that produced him. Beinart’s article asks some …
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US Politics

Sometimes even a sociopath speaks truth

Editor’s note: here is a perspective on some of Trump’s statements that may help us understand why some people continue to see him as a champion challenging the mush of the establishment. What the author below fails to see is …
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War & Peace

The New Balance of Terror in Syria

 Interview with Joseph Daher: The new balance of terror in Syria https://socialistworker.org/2017/02/07/the-new-balance-of-terror-in-syria The new balance of terror in Syria February 7, 2017 The scorched-earth war of the Assad dictatorship, backed by allies Russia and Iran, against the Syrian Revolution has …
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