Editorials & Actions

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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Health

The Alzheimer’s Party by Trish Vradenburg

A third party the Dems and GOP can get behind: Alzheimer’s Party UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, a nonprofit devoted to stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s by 2020, is calling to unify around the “Alzheimer’s Party.” (NJ Advance Media wire services) PrintEmail  updated March 17, …
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US Politics

The U.S. Role In Honduras by Stephen Zunes

The US role in the Honduras coup and subsequent violence People carry the coffin of indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Caceres after a five-hour autopsy at the Forensic Medicine Center in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 3. (CNS/EPA/Stringer) 1 2 Previous …
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US Politics

What Ever Happened to Civilian Control of the Military?

Pentagon Excess Has Fueled a Civil-Military Crisis How Civilian Control of the Military Has Become a Fantasy By Gregory D. Foster Item: Two U.S. Navy patrol boats, with 10 sailors aboard, “stray” into Iranian territorial waters, and are apprehended and held by …
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Pope Francis Restores the Good Sense of Jesus–by Leonardo Boff

Editor’s Note: We at Tikkun continue to rejoice in the good teachings of the world’s most prominent Spiritual Progressive– Pope Francis. If only his teachings could become mainstream within his own church instead of being resisted by so many conservative …
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Israel/Palestine

BDS Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions by Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery March 12, 2016                                       The Great BDS Debate   HELP! I am walking into a minefield. I can’t help myself.   The minefield has a name: BDS – boycott, divestment, sanctions.   I am often asked about …
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Spirituality

Notes on Spirituality

Cultivating a Spiritual Life By Dave Hood A man strolls through the woods, listening to the birds chirping, the rustling of the leaves, the river flowing in the background. A middle-aged woman takes photographs of her urban setting, and then …
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US Politics

Stop Talking About Trump. Talk Instead About How To Stop Racial Injustice

Let’s stop talking about whether Trump will, has or should disavow the KKK and start asking who will disavow the policies that perpetuate racial disparities and prevent us from achieving freedom and justice for all.
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Activism

Indigenous Activist Assassinated in Honduras

Indigenous Activist Berta Cáceres Assassinated in Honduras Human Rights Organizations Demand an Investigation of the Circumstances Surrounding the Assassination of Berta Cáceres, the General Coordinator of COPINH HONDURAS – At approximately 11:45pm last night, the General Coordinator of COPINH, Berta Caceres was …
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US Politics

A Solidarity with American Muslims Rally

  Here’s the story of one of the many “solidarity with American Muslims” events that the NSP has been supporting around the country. It appeared today, Monday Feb 29th,  in the San Jose Mercury. I thought you might want to …
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War & Peace

Jeffrey Sacks on How to End the Syrian War and Human Tragedy

 Editor’s Note: Whenever we paste articles on our home site, we do so because the perspective is one that is rarely discussed in the mainstrean media–NOT because we necessarily agree with it. This particular perspective is given little attention because …
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US Politics

Dr. Shaikh Ubaid: Irony–The Rise of Trump Can Be Good For American Pluralism

Dr. Shaik Ubaid: The irony that the Rise of Trump Can Be Good for American Pluralism I dislike Donald Trump. Yet I am grateful to him. No not because I believe in his particular philosophy of making America great again …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel’s New Police Chief and Kippot by Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery February 27, 2016 Holy Water HE APPEARED out of nowhere. Literally. The Israeli Police needed a new commander. The last one had come to the end of his term of office, several senior officers had been accused of …
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Israel/Palestine

Note From An Israeli to Fellow Israelis

TO MY FELLOW ISRAELIS – AN OPEN LETTER  by  Jonathan Ofir This is probably a culmination of nearly a decade’s reviewed study of our history. At some point, beyond the singular stories, cases and arguments, I feel something unequivocal and …
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