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US Politics

What Can We Learn from the Presidential Race?

What Can We Learn from The Presidential Race? Michael N. Nagler I have never voted Republican, but I stand with those Republicans today who are aghast at what Donald Trump has done to the level of political discourse in this …
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War & Peace

Juan Cole: Hillary goes full Neocon at AIPAC– suggesting Trump isn’t militaristic enough

Hillary Clinton goes full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizes Iran, Palestinians By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | March 22, 2016 I once heard Hillary Clinton give her AIPAC speech at a university. It doesn’t change much, just as US policy …
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US Politics

Gideon Levy on Israel’s Influence on America

In his keynote address to the March 18 “Israel’s Influence: Good or Bad for America?” conference, Israeli journalist Gideon Levy described where he would take, and what he would say to, a U.S. congressional delegation to Israel. He would take …
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Global Capitalism

Duty to Warn by Dr. Gary Kohls The Execution of Berta Caceres, the United Fruit Company and the US Military: A Historical Timeline Identifying Some of the Perpetrators By Gary G. Kohls, MD THE FOLLOWING QUOTES (EXCEPT AS NOTED) ARE …
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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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