Politics & Society

Tikkun’s vision is that we can create a caring society. What if our goal as political and social activists were both an equal society, in terms of wealth, rights, and power, and also an empathic society, where we cared about each other’s well-being? That would change the way we do politics. See our Core Vision. Please note that the articles we publish reflect a wider range of opinion and sometimes include ones arguing against our editorial positions.

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Israel/Palestine

Jerusalem and Chanukah–Rabbi Lerner’s letter printed in S.F. Chronicle
by Michael Lerner
Opinion Letters to the Editor, Dec. 9 San Francisco Chronicle December 9, 2017 Of course, Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. But it is also the capital of the State of Palestine, currently occupied by the Israeli …
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US Politics

Anti-Ageism: The Next Big Social Movement
by Michael Lerner
  By Ruth Ray Karpen A Review of Ending Ageism or How Not to Shoot Old People By Margaret Morganroth Gullette Rutgers University Press, 2017 Forty years ago, Erdman Palmore, a senior fellow at the Duke University Center for the Study …
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Israel/Palestine

Trump’s Arrogant Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel
by Michael Lerner
Rabbi Michael Lerner's insightful critique of Trump's arrogant recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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Global Capitalism

The Global Growth of Right Wing Extremism
by John Feffer
Editor’s note: Thanks to Tikkun’s media ally  TomDispatch.com for its analysis, below, of the European versions of Trumpism by John Feffer and the introduction by Tom Engelhardt. In that introduction, Engelhardt wisely notes that there is a method to Trump’s …
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Who Gets to Speak about Anti-Semitism? “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” at the New School for Social Research
by Shaul Magid
These panelists have right to talk about anti-Semitism the same way they have a right to talk about gender disparity, and racism, and police brutality, and poverty. Because in all of those, and more, they are in the streets fighting every day.
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US Politics

ESRA–the Environmental and Social Responsibility Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
by Michael Lerner
Full Text of the ESRA   [Note: the Constitution does not specify the length or form of Constitutional Amendments. With reactionary forces re-interpreting the Constitution to make corporations a person with rights while dismantling equal rights legislation when it applies to …
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Many Americans Know Little About Constitutional Rights
by Michael Lerner
(Editor’s note: All too often, people in the liberal and progressive world scorn those Americans who know little about their Constitutional rights or the rights of others. But actually it is more appropriate to respond with outrage at an educational …
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US Politics

We can’t transform American politics till we understand the psychodynamics at play
by Michael Lerner
I’m republishing this article I wrote a few months before the 2016 election because it contains an analysis which is absolutely essential for anyone who wishes to participate in transforming American political, economic, social, cultural and intellectual reality. Some of …
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Politics & Society

Nazis, Jews, and African Americans at Charlottesville
by Jonathan Wiesen
But the urgency of the political moment also makes a specific demand of Jewish-Americans: let us continue to earn the wrath of the alt-right by standing on the side of justice for all.
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Environment

The Invisible Monster of Climate Change
by Tom Engelhardt
  Editor’s note: Tikkun’s media ally TomDispatch.com has produced another valuable analysis, this time in the form of a dystopian forecast of what might be coming by 2050. Below is how its editor Tom Engelhardt introduces this scary yet sadly …
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