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.

Most Recent Articles

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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Israel/Palestine

Wonder Woman, Radiohead, and BDS by Mark LeVine
by Michael Lerner
Editor’s Note: Sadly, Tikkun does not have enough staff to be able to verify the claims made in our articles by various respected authors. Nor does Tikkun always agree with their political perspectives. Our aim is to foster vigorous discussion …
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US Politics

The Psychopathology of the 2016 Election
by Michael Lerner
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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Job Opening at Tikkun: Managing Editor
by Tikkun Staff
Tikkun magazine is looking for a managing editor to produce its award-winning print magazine and manage its lively online content--someone who is aligned with our goal of contributing to the healing and transforming the world.
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Race

Meeting Martin Luther King Again for the First Time
by Obery M. Hendricks, Jr.
Editor’s note: Having just returned (Monday, Jan. 16, 2016) from participating in a demonstration and march in Oakland, Ca. today in honor of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, I was glad to receive this submission to Tikkun  (below) …
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Labor

Unions Facing the Trump Era
by Jonathan Rosenblum
Beginning in 1979 in Seattle, WA, Jim Levitt expertly fabricated custom aircraft parts and tools, helping make the Boeing Company one of the most successful businesses in the world. But in 2013, corporate executives issued a threat: They demanded that Levitt and …
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War & Peace

Russia’s Legitimate Fears
by Jonathan Marshall
Editor’s Note: Russia’s dictatorship is a far cry from the hopes that the Russian people had when they overthrew their communist regime and bought into the neo-liberal fantasies sold to them by global capitalism. The subsequent history has led many …
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