Editorials & Actions

Israel/Palestine

Israeli Products from the West Bank

Products from West Bank Settlers or non-Palestinian Companies Operating from the West Bank Note from the Network of Spiritual Progressives: People who do not wish to boycott Israel itself, but do wish to avoid purchasing goods and services from the …
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US Politics

Are We In a New World? Tom Engelhardt on American politics 2016

Entering Uncharted Territory in Washington  Are We in a New American World?  By Tom Engelhardt The other week, feeling sick, I spent a day on my couch with the TV on and was reminded of an odd fact of American life. …
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US Politics

Clinton, Sanders, Trump and Cruz on Israel and US Foreign Policy

Editor’s Note:  It’s important for us to know what the foreign policy of the next President is likely to be. Since the wars we in Western countries  helped create or finance in the Middle East, our interventions in Iran, Iraq, …
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Judaism

Rabbi Dev Noily and others on the Book of Esther

A note from Rabbi Lerner: We have been struggling internally about how to deal with the Jewish violence and revenge that is part of the Purim story. Should we boycott this holiday entirely? Is there a way to challenge its …
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US Politics

What Can We Learn from the Presidential Race?

What Can We Learn from The Presidential Race? Michael N. Nagler I have never voted Republican, but I stand with those Republicans today who are aghast at what Donald Trump has done to the level of political discourse in this …
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War & Peace

Juan Cole: Hillary goes full Neocon at AIPAC– suggesting Trump isn’t militaristic enough

Hillary Clinton goes full Neocon at AIPAC, Demonizes Iran, Palestinians By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | March 22, 2016 I once heard Hillary Clinton give her AIPAC speech at a university. It doesn’t change much, just as US policy …
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US Politics

Gideon Levy on Israel’s Influence on America

In his keynote address to the March 18 “Israel’s Influence: Good or Bad for America?” conference, Israeli journalist Gideon Levy described where he would take, and what he would say to, a U.S. congressional delegation to Israel. He would take …
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Global Capitalism

Duty to Warn by Dr. Gary Kohls The Execution of Berta Caceres, the United Fruit Company and the US Military: A Historical Timeline Identifying Some of the Perpetrators By Gary G. Kohls, MD THE FOLLOWING QUOTES (EXCEPT AS NOTED) ARE …
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Israel/Palestine

AIPAC influence Bad for Israel and for America

  AIPAC Influence Bad for the US and Israel By Allan C. Brownfeld WASHINGTON, March 21, 2016 — The annual conference of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) has attracted almost 20,000 people to the Walter E. Washington Convention …
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US Politics

Philip Roth’s Warning About US Fascism

Philip Roth’s warning by Arthur J. Magida Posted on Mar. 16, 2016 at 8:43 am Cover of Roth’s “The Plot Against America”     Slightly more than a decade ago, Philip Roth warned how fascism would come to America – legally, …
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Health

The Alzheimer’s Party by Trish Vradenburg

A third party the Dems and GOP can get behind: Alzheimer’s Party UsAgainstAlzheimer’s, a nonprofit devoted to stopping the progression of Alzheimer’s by 2020, is calling to unify around the “Alzheimer’s Party.” (NJ Advance Media wire services) PrintEmail  updated March 17, …
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US Politics

The U.S. Role In Honduras by Stephen Zunes

The US role in the Honduras coup and subsequent violence People carry the coffin of indigenous leader and environmental activist Berta Caceres after a five-hour autopsy at the Forensic Medicine Center in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, March 3. (CNS/EPA/Stringer) 1 2 Previous …
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US Politics

What Ever Happened to Civilian Control of the Military?

Pentagon Excess Has Fueled a Civil-Military Crisis How Civilian Control of the Military Has Become a Fantasy By Gregory D. Foster Item: Two U.S. Navy patrol boats, with 10 sailors aboard, “stray” into Iranian territorial waters, and are apprehended and held by …
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Pope Francis Restores the Good Sense of Jesus–by Leonardo Boff

Editor’s Note: We at Tikkun continue to rejoice in the good teachings of the world’s most prominent Spiritual Progressive– Pope Francis. If only his teachings could become mainstream within his own church instead of being resisted by so many conservative …
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Israel/Palestine

BDS Boycotts, Divestment, Sanctions by Uri Avnery

Uri Avnery March 12, 2016                                       The Great BDS Debate   HELP! I am walking into a minefield. I can’t help myself.   The minefield has a name: BDS – boycott, divestment, sanctions.   I am often asked about …
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