Editorials & Actions

US Politics

Could Hillary Be Any Worse? Sure, add Tim Kaine to the Ticket–by David Swanson

Editor’s note: Tikkun magazine does not endorse or oppose any candidate or political party. But we do encourage our readers to send us articles representing their perspectives. We again request that those of our readers who support or oppose any …
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War & Peace

The Trojan Drone

An Illegal Military Strategy Disguised as Technological Advance By Rebecca Gordon (originally published at TomDispatch.com) Think of it as the Trojan Drone, the ultimate techno-weapon of American warfare in these years, a single remotely operated plane sent to take out a …
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Race

Is Violence Justified to Resist Racist Oppression?

Is Violence Justified to Resist Racial Oppression? Editor’s Note: While I disagree with the author’s argument for use of violence to resist oppression, I do think that his points have validity and that those of us who believe in the …
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Race

Stop the Violence!!!!!

Join or Donate Now! STOP THE VIOLENCE! We mourn all the victims of violence, including the large volume of violence against people that goes unreported and underreported, including poor people and people of color, but also we mourn for the …
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Islam

A significant Muslim Voice on Recent Mass Murders Supposedly in the Name of Islam

From the Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California (ICCNC)   July 4, 2016 It is with great sadness and profound grief that we have to once again express our deep sympathy to the recent victims of the savage crimes of …
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Israel/Palestine

Will Marwan Barghouti Be the Palestinian Mandela?

Nearly a decade and a half after he began serving multiple life sentences for his role in the killings of the second intifada, Marwan Barghouti is still seen – among most Palestinians, many Israelis and world leaders – as the …
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US Politics

Turn Columbus Day into Muhammad Ali Day

MAKING THE CASE FOR A “MUHAMMAD ALI DAY” by Abdul Cader Asmal MD PhD Muhammad Ali’s legacy can perhaps best be remembered through the words of his wife Lonni who stated, ‘Muhammad wanted to use his life and his death as …
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US Politics

Hillary’s Militarism

How Hillary Clinton Ignores Peace July 2, 2016  by Robert Perry [ In the 1980s, Robert Parry wrote the Iran-Contra news reports – exposing the Ronald Reagan / George H.W. Bush administration’s covert cocaine to money to weapons “triangle trade” …
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Spirituality

Connecting to God from Leonardo Boff

How to experience God today Leonardo Boff         Theologian-Philosopher       Earthcharter Commission The present present times are so politically afflicted that we are psychologically altered. Seeing no path forward, walking blind, adrift like a rudderless ship, extinguishes our spark to live.  We wind up forgetting what is essential. …
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US Politics

Leftist Follies

Editor’s Note: We’ve been trying for a long time to get articles on the current elections and there aftermath that are not just praises of Bernie Sanders (not because we disagree with those, or agree, but because we are a …
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Judaism

A variety of perspectives on Elie Wiesel

Editor’s Note:  Elie Wiesel was an important leader of the section of the Jewish world which believes that the highest, perhaps the only, commandment left to observe after the Holocaust is “don’t forget what happened to us Jews.” He used …
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Turn July 4th into INTER-Dependence Day

Turn Independence Day Into an Interdependence Day Celebration  July 4th   (by Rabbi Michael Lerner   rabbilerner.tikkun@gmail.com)  (and if you happen to be in the S.F. Bay Area and want to come to our pre-Interdependence Day celebration and potluck on July …
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinian Man Kills 13-Year-Old Girl Asleep in Her West Bank Settlement

  The brutal murder of a young girl asleep in her bed in a West Bank settlement  (Kiryat Arba) justifiably has evoked outrage and condemnation–including from me and Tikkun and the Network of Spiritual Progressives. While anti-occupation activists have pointed …
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Global Capitalism

The Real Meaning of Brexit: A Cry of Pain

Editor’s Introductory Note:  The vote by a majority in the UK to exit from the European Union  (Britain exiting, now called Brexit) is actually a cry of pain by the working people of Britain, and a reflection of the growing …
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Interfaith

A Call for Love in the Face of Hatred: Rabbi Lerner’s talk at Muhammad Ali’s Memorial

In case you who missed it, here’s Rabbi Lerner’s talk at Muhammed Ali’s funeral. His vision is all the more relevant given the horrific killings in Orlando and the way it is being used to promote fear, hatred and Islamophobia. It has gone viral on social media and inspired over a million people already. If it inspires you as well, please read below for how to be an ally with Rabbi Lerner to help build the world he describes.
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