Editorials & Actions

US Politics

The Clear and Present Menace of SciLence

  The Clear and Present Menace of SciLence David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM FollowDavid L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM  Founder, True Health Initiative   I heard from a public health colleague this week, whose work …
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War & Peace

Against Amnesia: the American Empire Under Obama

Against amnesia: The empire under Obama There is already nostalgia for the Obama years among people who care about justice and peace. But we should question the rosy picture, writes Khury Petersen-Smith. President Barack Obama speaks to U.S. soldiers EVEN BEFORE …
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US Politics

Who Trump Wants on the Supreme Court

Editor’s note:  Judge Pryor is one of the 3 top candidates Trump is said to be considering for the Supreme Court.  The Freedom From Religion Foundation has issued a report on him which we are reprinting below. We support a …
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Israel/Palestine

Avoidable tragedy in Israel

אם אינך רואה אימייל זה כראוי לחץ/י כאן If you have trouble reading this newsletter, view the web version here Haqel: Jews and Arabs in Defense of Human Rights An Eyewitness Account of The Preventable Tragedy in Umm Al Hiran Dear Friends …
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US Politics

Abby Caplin: The Day America Killed Itself

THE DAY AMERICA KILLED ITSELF   by Abby Caplin     The day America killed itself, I watched reruns of What’s My Line, where Dorothy, Bennet, Martin, and Arlene sat blindfolded, trying to decide who the mystery guest was. I …
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War & Peace

Obama’s last killings in Iraq and Syria: 450 civilians

Former U.S. President Barack Obama spent the last months of his term leading a coalition in Syria and Iraq that killed hundreds of civilians. As liberals mourn the end of the Barack Obama administration, a monitoring group reported that the …
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A note to spiritual activists of the Buddhist or meditative variety

Why Do We Turn Off Unneeded Lights Before We Leave a Room, or Before We Sit? by Dale Pendell The Case: When, fundamentally, there are no lights. Why would (almost) any of us stoop to save a sentient being, when, …
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US Politics

Charles Eisenstein on The Election of Hate, Grief and a New Story

Editor’s note:  This was written after the election in November but before we knew with whom Trump would surround himself in his Cabinet and key government positions. So Eisenstein’s optimism about what might happen can be forgiven. But much of …
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War & Peace

2/3 of Israelis support Two States

Last week, J Street commissioned a new poll of Israeli public opinion, conducted by a respected Israeli pollster. The poll posed a series of questions about Israelis’ views on the Obama administration and US policy toward Israel and the Palestinians. We wanted …
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US Politics

Henry A. Giroux on Militant Hope in the Age of Trump

Editor’s note: We are proud to announce that Professor Henry A. Giroux has just joined Tikkun’s editorial board as a Contributing Editor. You can read his amazing article on education at http://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/defending-educators-in-an-age-of-neoliberal-tyranny-2 (it appears in the Fall, 2016 issue of Tikkun magazine). …
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Politics & Society

Obery Hendricks on MLK jr. and His Legacy

­­­  Editor’s note:  Having just returned (Monday, Jan. 16, 2016) from participating in a demonstration and march in Oakland, Ca. today in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, I was glad to receive this submission to Tikkun  (below) …
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US Politics

Juan Cole: Is MLK’s Legacy Being Reversed

Editor’s Note: Some of us are reacting to Trump as though he had emerged from nowhere with his reactionary agenda. Actually, the movement that came to his aid has been seeking for several decades to undo much of the liberal and …
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US Politics

Obama’s Farewell

Editor’s Note:  As is my custom in many of the articles I put up on this section of the website, I try to provide you with analyses that you are not likely to read in the mainstream media. In this …
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Health

Dems help defeat lower costs for prescription medications

I found the following on the internet, do not know who authored it, but do believe that it is accurate in reporting who voted against lowering costs for prescription medications by allowing them to be brought in from Canada which …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel Embassy in UK Caught Plotting to “Take Down” a Senior Tory Minister

From Alfred Gluecksmann of the ArgentumPost.com Israel Embassy in the UK Caught Plotting To “Take Down” a Senior Tory Minister While the US “Fourth Estate” MSM in collusion with the” Deep State” is busy disseminating U.S. best interests by by engaging …
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