Editorials & Actions

Interfaith

Protecting Egypt and its Coptic Christians by James Zogby

Editor’s note: Tikkun presents this note from the Arab American Institute in part because it highlights the need of people of the world to stand up in defense of Christians in the Middle East who are often under attack from …
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Global Capitalism

U.S. Imperialism–Changing Direction?

 Editor’s note: As in all articles published by Tikkun, except our editorials, Tikkun does not necessarily agree or endorse the views we publish. We choose our articles to present views that are rarely aired in the mainstream media and which …
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Embracing the Chaos & Finding Your Mission in the Midst of our Society’s Spiritual Crisis

http://gratefulness.org/blog/12-reasons-embrace-chaos-move-forward-life/ 12 Reasons to Embrace the Chaos and Move Forward in Life BOB MIGLANI “What’s the point?”, I sometimes ask myself. It’s such an uncertain world out there. I mean, “It all looks so bleak. Why should I even bother …
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War & Peace

Will the Neo-Cons’ Long War Ever End?

June 5, 2017   America’s Long War or Global War on Terror has taken some ugly turns as the West’s continued war-making in the Muslim world leads to new terrorism against Western targets, with no end in sight, explains Nicolas …
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War & Peace

What would war with Korea look like?

Here’s a reasonable question to ask in our unreasonable world: Does Donald Trump even know where North Korea is? The answer matters and if you wonder why I ask, just remember his comment upon landing in Israel after his visit …
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War & Peace

Civilian Victims of War

Whose Children?  A World that Cares Little for Civilian Victims of War www.counterpunch.org A little over a month ago a suicide car bomb blast hit a convoy of civilians outside of the towns of Fua and Kefraya west of Aleppo …
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War & Peace

Is Trump Instigating Sectarian Violence Between Shia and Sunni Muslims?

Editor’s Note:  Shia and Sunni forces have engaged in sectarian violence long before there was a president Trump. But as the authors suggest, his attempt to put together a Sunni alliance against Iran will likely contribute to an escalation of …
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US Politics

Down the Memory Hole: Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia

Editor’s Note: Glad to share with you another article from our media ally TomDisptacht.com with an introduction from Tom. I can’t really say “enjoy” because the message is so disturbing!– Rabbi Michael Lerner In the first paragraphs of George Orwell’s …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel denying human rights of prisoners

Zeid urges Israel to respect the human rights of detainees GENEVA (24 May 2017) – UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Wednesday expressed serious concern as the mass hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons entered …
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US Politics

The Psychopathology of the 2016 Election

IT’S NO SECRET that the past several decades have witnessed growing economic inequality and deepening economic insecurity for a very large section of working people both in the U.S. and other capitalist countries around the world. Yet what most analysts miss …
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Culture

Seeing Double: A Middle Eastern Comedy of Errors

In the 1980′s, few Americans knew much about life in the territories Israel had occupied in 1967. Fewer still understood the PLO’s historic offer to settle for a state in less than half what had been Palestine. Yet in 1989, the San Francisco Mime Troupe produced Seeing Double, a mistaken-identity farce that argued for a two-state solution. The seeming unfitness of the genre for the topic proved the secret of the show’s success: laughter allows room for hope.
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Culture

The Women’s Balcony–a delightful film

The Women’s Balcony, a movie which captures a beautiful slice of Israeli life, is a huge upper at a time when many people are feeling depressed and saddened by the state of our world. The movie captures the way that …
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Overcoming Trump-ism: A New Strategy for Progressives

WE ARE DEEPLY CONCERNED about the path our country is going to take under Donald Trump’s leadership. The racist, sexist, and xenophobic signals given during the 2016 campaign led to an escalation of acts of public hate against Latinos, Muslims, and Jews. Much of what liberal and progressive social change movements have worked for these past decades is about to be substantially reversed and dismantled. We cannot expect that militant demonstrations or protests by themselves are going to help much until we understand more deeply why a larger majority of Americans have not been willing to give liberals and progressives the kind of electoral victories necessary to actually implement the Left’s policies and programs.
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Israel/Palestine

The Settlement Legality Debate by Nathaniel Berman

Editor’s Note:  The Spring 2017 issue of Tikkun Magazine is entirely devoted to the 50th anniversary of the Six Days War and the beginning of the Occupation of the West Bank by Israel. It includes a wide range of Israeli …
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War & Peace

Wisdom from a man who prosecuted Nazi war crimes

Introducing: 60 MINUTES ALL ACCESS LEARN MORE + Unlimited, ad-free viewing of 60 Minutes archives, Overtime and extrasToggle  The Nuremberg Prosecutor 60 MINUTES OVERTIME When Ben Ferencz met Marlene Dietrich 60 MINUTES OVERTIME Learning history from a man who made it 60 …
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