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US Politics

Muhammad Ali Memorial: Rabbi Lerner Invited to Speak

Rabbi Lerner Invited to Speak at Muhammad Ali’s Memorial Service It has been several decades since Rabbi Lerner worked with Muhammad Ali in the peace movement challenging the Vietnam War. The US government indicted both of them for their nonviolent …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery on The Right Wing Takeover of Israeli Institutions

I recently mentioned the German word Gleichschaltung – one of the most typical words in the Nazi vocabulary.

“Gleich” means “the same”, and “Schaltung” means “wiring”. The long German word means that everything in the state is wired up the same way – the Nazi way.

This was an essential part of the Nazi transformation of Germany. But it did not happen in any dramatic way. The replacement of people was slow, almost imperceptible. In the end, all important positions in the country were manned by Nazi functionaries.
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Inclusion in Each Other’s Humanity

In the very first chapter of Genesis, the Torah teaches us that the human being is created in the image of G-d. Ever since, tyranny and bigotry have been on notice—any doctrine that reduces other human beings to something less deviates from the nature of Creation.
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US Politics

Steven Zunes on Hillary Clinton’s Record on Foreign Policy

Please know that regardless of the concerns about Hillary’s Clinton’s foreign policy record I have expressed in my writings and I interviews, I recognize that the priority this fall for U.S. voters needs to be preventing Donald Trump from becoming president. And I also recognize the importance of rejecting the many false allegations against Hillary Clinton and categorically condemning any and all sexist attacks and misogynist language in reference to her or her candidacy.
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US Politics

Bernie is Israel’s Best Friend in 2016

 As a non-profit, Tikkun magazine does NOT endorse any candidate or political party. Nor does Rabbi Lerner. This article is a response to distorted media coverage of  Sanders’ appointment of prominent progressives to the Democratic Party’s Platform Committee whom the …
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Global Capitalism

Brazil: How Capitalist Institutions Undermined a Populist Regime

Editor’s Note: This article shows how near impossible it is to sustain a populist regime without dismantling the institutions of global capitalist society. In sober and careful analysis of what happened in Brazil, the author shows how the compromises and …
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Israel/Palestine

On Lieberman Israel’s New “Defense” Minister–by Uri Avnery

As a child I was an eye-witness to the last years of the Weimar Republic (so called because its constitution was shaped in Weimar, the town of Goethe and Schiller). As a politically alert boy I witnessed the Nazi Machtergreifung (“taking power”) and the first half a year of Nazi rule.
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US Politics

Rabbi Lerner Speaks in Boston & Cape Cod on Psychodynamics of American Politics

Rabbi Lerner is going to be speaking in Massachusetts the weekend of May 20-22nd, and wants to invite you to come hear him at one of these events!
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War & Peace

Victor Wechsler-Grossman on Refugees–our correspondent from Berlin

The Refugee Crisis WHO IS TO BLAME, May 12 2016   Back in 1963 Bob Dylan (soon to be 75) wrote a bitter song; Pete Seeger also sang it often. It asks, after the death of a young boxer: “Who killed …
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Israel/Palestine

Anvery and Lerner on Israel Independence Day 2016

Tikkun  to heal, repair and transform the world A note from Rabbi Michael Lerner Join or Donate Now!     Editor’s Note: It was 47 years ago that Mario Savio (the great orator of the Free Speech Movement) and I chose …
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Spirituality

Not Another Dark Holocaust Poem (by Renna Ulvang)

Not Another Dark Holocaust Poem: Chava, Miriam, Auschwitz   by Renna Ulvang It is tempting to dredge up ashy metaphors for your last days on earth To remain riveted, horrified, impaled by thoughts of what it must have been like …
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US Politics

Daniel Berrigan z’l Dead at 94

Daniel Berrigan was one of  the most inspiring figures of the anti-war and social justice movements of the past fifty years. He died on Saturday, April 30, 2016, and will be sorely missed by all of us who knew him. …
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Israel/Palestine

Norman Finkelstein on Sanders, the first Intifada, & BDS

Editor’s note: We thank Phillip Weiss for giving us blanket permission to reprint articles from the website Mondoweiss. Norman Finkelstein has been one of the courageous voices critiquing Israeli policies for several decades. In the conversation below, he makes many …
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Environment

Threats to Mother Earth and how to confront them by Leonardo Boff

Threats to Mother Earth and how to confront them      Leonardo Boff         Theologian-Philosopher       Earthcharter Commission   There are four threats that our Common Home faces, and which demand from us our special attention.  The first is how in modern times the Earth is viewed …
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Justice & Prisons

American War Crimes That Still Ought to be Prosecuted

American War Crimes That Still Ought to Be Prosecuted Let’s take a moment to think about the ultimate strangeness of our American world.  In recent months, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have offered a range of hair-raising suggestions: as president, one or the other …
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