Editorials & Actions

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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Economy/Poverty/Wealth

The Sanders “Economic Plan” Controversy

ECONOMY & WORK The Sanders “Economic Plan” Controversy Economist Gerald Friedman did an analysis of Senator Bernie Sanders’s plan suggesting it would produce significant growth in the economy — and then a group of left-leaning economists flipped out. BY DAVE JOHNSON | …
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Justice & Prisons

S.F. Police Murders (Murderous Police in the City of Love)

 Murderous Police in the City of Love Posted by Rebecca Gordon In one of the widely circulated cellphone videos of the killing of Mario Woods by San Francisco police in December, you can hear the young girl filming his death screaming. “Are you …
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Israel/Palestine

Major American Jewish Leader Changes His Mind About Israel

An Amazing Turn for a Major Leader of the American Jewish mainstream: David Gordis Rethinking Israel David Gordis  has served as vice-president of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and of the University of Judaism in Los Angeles (now American …
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US Politics

Henry Giroux on The Crazy Direction of American Capitalism

Editor’s note: Henry Giroux, a frequent contributor to Tikkun, highlights some of the destructive tendencies in American and global capitalism, in this introduction he wrote to a new book on inequality. At times he may be going beyond what I …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery Laments the Latest Israeli Assault on Free Speech and Democracy

Uri Avnery February 20, 2016 When God Despairs RIGHT AFTER the foundation of Israel, God appeared to David Ben-Gurion and told him: “You have done good by my people. Utter a wish and I shall grant it!” “I wish that …
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The Campaign to Make Criticism of Israel’s Occupation Illegal (can you believe this?)

Editor’s note: Can you believe this?  Some Israeli and Jewish forces around the world and in the U.S. are succeeding in making it illegal to criticize the Occupation of the West Bank or to advocate for BDS (boycotts, sanctions and …
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US Politics

Chris Hedges Challenges The Sanders Movement

Editor’s Note: Just as we are prohibited from endorsing candidates, so we are also prohibited from critiquing them. But as a 1st amendment protected 501-c-3, we can priint the wide variety of views held by our readers (hey, that’s YOU). …
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Israel/Palestine

Knesset Attempting to Throw Out Its Arab Members–by Uri Avnery

February 13, 2015 A Lady With A Smile               by Uri Avnery IT IS not easy to be an Arab in Israel. It is not easy to be a woman in Arab society. It is not easy to be an …
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US Politics

Stephen Zunes on Hillary Clinton’s Record on Foreign Policy

Editor’s Note: I once again want to encourage those who support Hillary, or Jill Stein, or other candidates, to write articles for us about why they do so. We don’t endorse any candidate or political party–can’t because we are a …
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