Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

New Poll on US Attitudes on Israel/Palestine

  Poll on US Attitudes on Israel/Palestine   Evangelical Republicans Favor Pro-Israel Policies At Odds With Majority of Americans, Including Non-Evangelical Republicans     A new poll shows that in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict overall, an overwhelming 77% of …
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War & Peace

America’s Reckless War Against Evil  Why It’s Self-Defeating and Has No End  By Ira Chernus Oh, no! Not another American war against evil! This time, it’s the Islamic State (IS). After the attacks in Paris, Barack Obama, spokesman-in-chief for the United …
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US Politics

Emperor Weather: Turning Up the Heat on History

Emperor Weather  Turning Up the Heat on History  By Tom Engelhardt For six centuries or more, history was, above all, the story of the great game of empires. From the time the first wooden ships mounted with cannons left Europe’s shores, …
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Chanukah & Christmas: A Return to Hope in Troubling Times

Honestly, do you know anyone who hasn’t been suffering from a case of acute despair, depression or cynicism about the world in the past few months? For some it might have started long, long ago, when three of the more …
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Environment

Over-Consumption–a key to California’s Water Crisis

This Holiday Season Let’s Redefine Over-Consumption By Rev. Brooks Berndt             A common lament around this time of the year is the rampant consumerism of a culture that bombards us with messages to buy more and more. As the complaint …
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US Politics

Barbara Ehrenreich: America to White Working Class Men: “Drop Dead”

    America to Working Class Whites: Drop Dead!  by Barbara Ehrenreich    December 1, 2015. It’s the American mean season. No question about it. Racism. Xenophobia. Refugee bashing.  Seemingly endless blatant police killings (and other kinds of mistreatment) of black citizens. All …
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US Politics

Top Ten Differences Between White Terrorists and Others

Juan Cole on the Top Ten Differences Between White Terrorists and Others 1.  White terrorists are called “gunmen.”  What does that even mean?  A person with a gun?  Wouldn’t that be, like, everyone in the US?  Other terrorists are called, like, …
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Environment

Demonstrations for Environmental Sanity Around the World as Paris Talks Open

November 30, 2015  Paris, France Demonstrations for Environmental Sanity Around the World as Paris Talks Open We did it! Despite losing our flagship Paris event, this weekend’s Global Climate March still broke records as the largest climate mobilisation in history! From São Paulo …
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US Politics

Bernie Sanders’ Immigration Plan

Editor’s Note: Tikkun does not endorse any candidate or political party–we are not allowed to do so as a 501-c-3 nonprofit. But we do from time to time present alternative perspectives on candidates or parties and on the stances that …
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US Politics

Has the US Been Responsible for Millions of Deaths Since World War II ?

Editor’s Note: In the article below, the author claims that the U.S. has been responsible for 20 millions deaths since World War II. I’m doubtful about this claim, but also believe that we all have a responsibility to do the …
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War & Peace

Uri Avnery on Why There is NO Such Thing as International Terrorism

Uri Avnery November 28, 2015   The Reign of Absurdiocy   There is no such thing as “international terrorism”.   To declare war on “international terrorism” is nonsense. Politicians who do so are either fools or cynics, and probably both. …
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US Politics

How Canadians are Dealing with the Refugee Crisis

  How Canada is Dealing with the Refugees by John Trent A little while ago, Rabbi Michael Lerner wrote to U.S. citizens  via Tikkum  to encourage them to: “Please call your Senators to tell them you Welcome Syrian Refugees and urge them …
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Fear, Doubt and the “the Muslims”– Jacob Returns and Encounters Esau: Torah reading Vayishlach

Fear, doubt and “the Muslims” (Vayishlach 2015) by: Rabbi Zalman Kastel  National Director of the  Together for Humanity Foundation Late one evening this week, I received yet another Facebook private message expressing hostility towards Muslims and Islam. This kind of hostility is often …
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War & Peace

Johann Galtung Sets the Paris Violence in Historical Perspective

Johan Galtung Violence In and By Paris: Any Way Out? EDITORIAL, 23 November 2015- TRANSCEND Media Service Atlanta, Georgia, USA   The atrocity in Paris seems to trigger the word “terrorism” with a higher frequency than ever, in the media, …
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A word about how to make your Thanksgiving spiritually meaningful and deep from Rabbi Michael Lerner No matter how difficult it may be in a world filled with pain and cruelty, in a world just partially recovering from the latest …
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