The Silent Slaughter of the US Air War by Nicholas J S Davies

The U.S. mainstream media voiced moral outrage when Russian warplanes
killed civilians in Aleppo but has gone silent as U.S. warplanes
slaughter innocents in Mosul and Raqqa, notes Nicolas J S Davies. By Nicolas J S Davies

April 2017 was another month of mass slaughter and unimaginable terror
for the people of Mosul in Iraq and the areas around Raqqa and Tabqa
in Syria, as the heaviest, most sustained U.S.-led bombing campaign
since the American War in Vietnam entered its 33rd month. The Airwars monitoring group has compiled reports of 1,280 to 1,744
civilians killed by at least 2,237 bombs and missiles that rained down
from U.S. and allied warplanes in April (1,609 on Iraq and 628 on
Syria). The heaviest casualties were in and around Old Mosul and West
Mosul, where 784 to 1,074 civilians were reported killed, but the area
around Tabqa in Syria also suffered heavy civilian casualties. In other war zones, as I have explained in previous articles (here and
here), the kind of “passive” reports of civilian deaths compiled by
Airwars have only ever captured between 5 percent and 20 percent of
the actual civilian war deaths revealed by comprehensive mortality
studies.

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 and Palestinian voices as well as those from the Jewish and Palestinian Diaspora. If you don’t yet subscribe, do so now at www.tikkun.org/subscribe. If you do subscribe,or are a member of the Network of Spiritual Progressives at the $50 or more level (www.spiritualprogressives.org/join) or you havdonated $50 or more this year,and have not yet gotten the new issue in the mail, Duke U. Press promises that it is in the mail already sodon’t worry, it’s coming and it’s powerful. If you “read it at the bookstore” and it is not at your local bookstore, please urge them to carry it–speak to the person in charge of ordering magazines and urge them to carry the magazine (they can contact Ingram book distributors which is now taken over by The News Group TNG.com which can be reached at  866-466-7231).

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Winter 2017 Table of Contents

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Tikkun Recommends

Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming
Recovering the Sacred: The Power of Naming and Claiming, Winona LaDuke, Haymarket Books, 2016

With Americans experiencing a growing awareness of the persistence of racism in every aspect of our lives, we welcome Haymarket Book’s republication of Winona LaDuke’s important focus on the way the Native American community is healing itself from the ravages of the genocide inflicted upon them even as that community must now recover power to slow the latest assaults on their land and their rights by the energy industry. LaDuke highlights the way Native Americans are healing through recovering their own sacred traditions, and in that process are increasingly able to lead the way to slow climate change. How to Read the Rest of This Article
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Tikkun 2017 Volume 32, Number 1: 2

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Fall 2016 Table of Contents

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Revolution: The NSP Newsletter, October 2016

 

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Revolution: The NSP Newsletter, October 2016
30th Anniversary Celebration and Conference
Did you know Tikkun is celebrating its 30th year? Amazing, right? We hope you will consider joining us at the event; Saturday, November 12th will be a full day event (with morning spiritual practices available for those who are interested) where we will explore “What’s Next?” after the presidential election. This is a critical time for progressives in this country and we need to get organized. On Sunday, November 13th we will give out the Tikkun Award to amazing people (like director Oliver Stone, singer and songwriter Holly Near and Clayborne Carson and many others) who have significantly contributed to transforming our world.

November/December 1992 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Chanukah Supplement

Clinton’s Victory and Ours

Editorial: The Sixties Generation Returns BY MICHAEL LERNER

Clinton and the ID BY PETER GABEL

Memo to Clinton BY GAR ALPEROVITZ

Memo to the Tikkun Community BY TOM HAYDEN

Articles

Dodging the Bisexual Boss BY MARIAN NEUDEL

The Future of Auschwitz BY JAMES E. YOUNG

Beyond Mitzrayim: Egypt, Israel, and Middle East Peace BY LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN

The Missing Melody BY GERSHOM GORENBERG

Special Focus: Nationalism and Ethnic Particularism

Nationalism and Identity in (Former) East Germany BY MARLA STONE

Jews and Latinos BY TSVI BLANCHARD

Roundtable on Nationalism in a World of “Ethnic Cleansing” BY MICHAEL WALZER, TODD GITLIN, JEAN BETHKE ELSHTAIN, MARSHALL BERMAN, GAIL KLIGMAN, AND BOGDAN DENITCH

Sport, African Cultures, Value for Money: A Return to South Africa BY JENEFER SHUTE

Fiction

Heartless Willie BY LEO LITWAK

Personal Essay

Mikveh BY SHIRA DICKER

Reviews

REGINA MORANTZ-SANCHEZ on Ellen Chesler’s Woman of Valor

DANIEL LAZARE on Michael Crichton’s Rising Sun

CHRISTINE STANSELL on Willima R. Taylor’s in Pursuit of Gotham

ARTHUR WASKOW on Marge Piercy’s He, She & It 

rEVOLution: The NSP Newsletter, July 2016

Wow, what a month it’s been! As you may be aware, Rabbi Lerner was invited to speak at Muhammed Ali’s memorial, and boy did he speak! As can be expected from Rabbi Lerner, he spoke prophetic truth to those in power, many of whom were in the audience at the memorial. Many people who saw his talk commented that this was the first time in their lives they have seen someone speak such truth on tv. It was certainly a powerful moment.

May/June 1993 Full Table of Contents

Letters

Publisher’s Page

Editorials 

Articles

Clint Eastwood: Unforgiven BY HARRY BROD

Fear and Violence in Israel BY STAN COHEN

How To Build Utopia in Only Minutes a Day in the Privacy of Your Own Home BY DON FUTTERMAN

A Tainted Legacy: Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto BY LAWRENCE L. LANGER

Philip Roth Symposium REACTIONS FROM SIDRA DEKOVEN EZRAHI, DANIEL LAZARE, DAPHNE MERKIN, MORRIS DICKSTEIN, AND ANITA NORICH

A No-Nonsense Look at Anti-Semitism BY GARY E. RUBIN

Burning in Hell, Conservative Movement Style BY JUDITH PLASKOW

The Therapeutic Function of Shiva BY JOYCE SLOCHOWER

Truth or Consequences: The “Liberators” Controversy BY LETTY COTTIN POGREBIN

Becoming Brothers BY ARTHUR WASKOW

Roundtable: Twentysomethings

Insecurity and Islam by GEORGE PERKOVICH

Reviews

James Miller’s The Passion of Michel Foucault BY FRANK BROWNING

Theda Skocpol’s Protecting Soldiers and Mothers BY NELSON LICHTENSTEIN

Sikkum (short reviews of Jewish books)

Poetry

Lost Continent BY NATAN ZACH