Editorials & Actions

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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US Politics

Dan Brook states his 52 Reasons to Support Bernie Sanders for President

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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US Politics

Jeffrey Sachs, economist, says: Hillary is the Candidate of the War Machine

Editor’s note: Tikkun magazine does not endorse any candidate or political party. But as I’ve said in several previous emails, we will send out articles that have a serious or substantial intellectual content challenging the ideas of any of the candidates, …
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US Politics

Richard Falk Challenges UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon

Israel shoots the messenger: An open letter to Ban Ki-Moon Richard Falk Saturday 6 February 2016 While I was special rapporteur for Palestine, you chose to attack me in public on several occasions. Now Israel has turned its fire on …
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War & Peace

Refugee Aid: A Vision of International Solidarity and Love

Editor’s Note: Tikkun and our interfaith and secular-humanist-welcoming Network of Spiritual Progressives supports the work of Tamera and the Institute for Global Peace Work. –Rabbi Michael Lerner   Refugee Aid: A Vision of International Solidarity Statement following reports from our co-workers …
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US Politics

David Swanson on World Beyond War argues that Jill Stein’s Platform is more viable than Bernie’s

Editor’s Note: As we’ve noted each time we post something about the election, we are NOT endorsing any candidate or party, but allowing members of our community to explain why they have chosen who they’ve chosen to support. JANUARY 29 …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on the Current Reality of the Israeli Peace Movement

Uri Avnery January 30, 2016                        The Pied Piper of Zion HAMELIN, A small town in Germany (not so far from where I was born), was infested with rats. In their despair, the burghers called upon a …
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Israel/Palestine

Some Arab regimes have Black Slaves

Editor’s Note: Tikkun believes in the free exchange of ideas ala John Stuart Mill’s brilliant defense of free speech and the marketplace of ideas. For that reason we sometimes publish articles that are certain to offend a significant section of …
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