Editorials & Actions

Many Americans Know Little About Constitutional Rights

(Editor’s note: All too often, people in the liberal and progressive world scorn those Americans who know little about their Constitutional rights or the rights of others. But actually it is more appropriate to respond with outrage at an educational …
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US Politics

A 99% Manifesto in honor or the Anniversary of the Occupy Movement

A 99% Manifesto Dan Brook     A specter is haunting America and the world; the specter of gross inequality. The inequality is economic, to be sure, but also social, political, racial, sexual, educational, medical, occupational, gastronomical, geographical, and otherwise. …
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US Politics

How to Read Donald Trump

(Editor’s Note: Ariel Dorfman has been sharing his writing with Tikkun for several decades, so it is a joy to share this latest article, via our media allyTomDispatch.com . Dorfman was one of those profound thinkers who worked with the democratically …
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Environment

The Real Homeland Security Threat

[Editor's note: if after reading Juan Cole's article below you feel a desire to do something, join the Network of Spiritual Progressives at www.spiritualprogressives.org and  become active with us in seeking endorsements for the most comprehensive approach to stopping corporate …
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Israel/Palestine

A Note from Israeli Gush Shalom peace movement leader Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery September 9, 2017   A Confession   TODAY IS the last day of the 93rd year of my life. Ridiculous.   Am I moderately satisfied with my life until now? Yes. I am.   If by a miracle …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel Update mid September 2017

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017 An enemy image is a vital munition of war 1) A shooting in Hebron shakes the Israeli society The following article is due to be published in German by Internationaler Versoehnungsbund, the Austrian branch of the …
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Judaism

High Holidays with Rabbi Michael Lerner & Beyt Tikkun

The spiritual task of the ten days that start the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Wednesday Sept. 20 (10 days from now) and continue to its climax on Yom Kippur is to delve seriously into what changes we need in the …
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War & Peace

The U.S. Military Role in the World

  (Editor’s Note: This article, coming to us from our media ally TomDispatch.com, should give us some perspective on the U.S. military role in the world. Perhaps it might even awaken us to another important question: why exactly are we …
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US Politics

Ralph Nader on the Republicans and Dems

[Editor's Note: I still wish Nader had taken my advice in 2000 and told his voters in states where the election was close to not vote for him but vote instead for Nader. I also urged him to introduce spiritual …
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War & Peace

What the Media isn’t Telling You About North Korea Missile Tests

[Editor's Note: We Americans have barely a clue about the mischief the U.S. military has been up to for most of the past decades. It has often been provocative when it hasn't gone the full length of military interventions, sometimes …
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US Politics

We can’t transform American politics till we understand the psychodynamics at play

I’m republishing this article I wrote a few months before the 2016 election because it contains an analysis which is absolutely essential for anyone who wishes to participate in transforming American political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual reality. Some of …
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US Politics

Berkeley needs a Non-Violent Containment Squad by Jo Freeman

What Berkeley needs is a Non-Violent Containment Squad November 20, 1964: March to Regents’ Meeting; L to R: Mona Hutchin, Ron Anastasi, … John Leggett, John Searle, Michael Rossman, Jack Weinberg, Sallie Shawl, Mario Savio, Ken Cloke. Bob Johnson photo ©FSM Archives …
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Awe Trumps Polarization

(Editor’s Note:  When we’ve talked about a New Bottom Line as a central part of Tikkun’s message, some people react negatively to the last few words where we call for “awe, wonder and radical amazement at the universe.” What they …
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Islam

Profound Rethinking by Muslims of The Meanings of Their Holy Texts and Traditions

{Editor’s Note: Most of us in the West have very little familiarity with the complexities of sophisticated intellectual and theological debate that takes place in the Islamic world. Just as in the Jewish world a tradition of interpretation developed which …
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Global Capitalism

Grassroots Venezuelans in the Midst of the Economic War

https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/11177 The Real Price of Trump’s Venezuela Sanctions https://venezuelanalysis.com/analysis/13332   By RYAN MALLETT-OUTTRIM, August 25th 2017 TAGS economic crisis 2017 U.S. sanctions Five hundred and sixty seven thousand dead children. That was the death toll of international sanctions on Saddam’s Iraq, according …
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