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War & Peace

Lets Avoid War with Korea

[A note from our friends at Just Foreign Policy] Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently seemed to suggest that a pre-emptive U.S. bombing of North Korea was an option “on the table.” [1] As the Los Angeles Times editorial board stated, such …
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Israel/Palestine

Should Women Be in the IDF Combat Units?

Editor’s Note: Though this article starts out exploring the debate between secular and religious Israelis about the “right” of women to be in combat units, it turns to the deeper issue–should anyone be in those combat units as long as …
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US Politics

Deportation, Immigration Bans & Racial Cleansing: America and Nazi Germany

Seeds of Destruction: Deportation, Immigration Bans, and Racial Cleansing in America and Nazi Germany   By John Smelcer   We’ve all read the history with horror and with the certainty that it could never happen to us: The rise of …
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War & Peace

The Iraq War Disastrous Surge

A note from Tom Engelhardt, the editor of Tikkun’s  media ally TomDispatch.com where this article appeared orignally. Every now and then, I think back to the millions of people who turned out in this country and across the globe in early 2003 to protest …
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US Politics

Trump’s Greatest Allies Are the Liberal Elites (NY Times, etc)

  By Chris Hedges March 06, 2017 “Information Clearing House” -  “Truth Dig” - The liberal elites, who bear significant responsibility for the death of our democracy, now hold themselves up as the saviors of the republic. They have embarked, despite …
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Global Capitalism

Response to Martha Sonnenberg’s Kaddish for Che

March 6, 2017 Reader response to Martha Sonnenberg’s Kaddish for Che:   Querido Che: Che está Presente by Nancy Scheper-Hughes   The spiritual and political afterlife of Che, like the afterlife of Jesus of Nazareth, begins with their brutal torture …
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US Politics

Anti-Semitism is Back…and Wont Go Away

Tikkun  to heal, repair and transform the world   By Rabbi Michael Lerner   Suddenly anti-Semitism is back. Over one hundred headstones in a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia were overturned in a hate act early Sunday February 26, a week after …
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US Politics

Trump Using Typical War Propaganda

Trump’s Use of Navy SEAL’s Wife Highlights All the Key Ingredients of U.S. War Propaganda http://portside.org/2017-03-02/trumps-use-navy-seals-wife-highlights-all-key-ingredients-us-war-propaganda  PRINTER-FRIENDLY VERSION This is standard fare in U.S. war propaganda: We fixate on the Americans killed, learning their names and life stories and the plight of …
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery– The Great Rift Between the 2 Jewish Peoples

Editor’s note: Though I fully agree with Uri Avnery’s depiction of 2 Jewish peoples, I disagree that it can be understood best in terms of ethnic background. Rather, it reflects two different worldviews, delineated in my book The Left Hand …
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Global Capitalism

The Fear and the Passion

Editor’s note: Here is a perspective from the U.K. which presents an overview of how some British Muslim progressives are trying to make sense of Trumpism, the British exit from the UK’s previous integration into the Common Market, and the …
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US Politics

Trumpaclysm

From our media ally TomDispatch.com The Art of the Trumpaclysm  How the U.S. Invaded, Occupied, and Remade Itself  By Tom Engelhardt It’s been epic! A cast of thousands! (Hundreds? Tens?) A spectacular production that, five weeks after opening on every screen of …
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US Politics

Inequality

INEQUALITY IS NOT JUST AN ECONOMIC ISSUE, BUT A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE. EXTREME INEQUALITY IS THE ANTITHESIS OF HUMAN RIGHTS(Philip Alston) [Taken from ‘From Disparity to Dignity: Tackling Economic Inequality Through the SDGs’, Human Rights Policy Brief, CESR, November 2016. …
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US Politics

A Cry of Pain From Standing Rock

  Introductory note From Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor, Tikkun: Last night I received an urgent call from a spokesperson for the courageous Water Protectors at Standing Rock. In pain and shock, they reported vicious assaults on them even as they planned …
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US Politics

US Hypocrisy on Yemen

  By Jonathan Marshall Only a few months ago, interventionists were demanding a militant response by Washington to what George Soros branded “a humanitarian catastrophe of historic proportions” — the killing of “hundreds of people” by Russian and Syrian government bombing of rebel-held neighborhoods …
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US Politics

Pence at Dachau Concentration Camp: Not Merely Hypocritical

Editor’s Note:  The Israeli right and their allies in the U.S. have used the technique of bringing young people to Nazi concentration camps as a way of communicating them the message “this is why Israel must be given blind support–because …
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