Spring 2017

 

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Tikkun Recommends

The Migrant Ship / #refugees welcome: Poems in a Time of Crisis
These two pamphlets from indie poetry presses in the UK showcase how poets across the pond have been responding to the Syrian Civil War, the confrontation with the West staged by ISIS, the refugee crisis that has arisen as a result, plus the immigration nightmare and its consequent social inequalities—all of which are felt more immediately and intensely there than in the U.S.#refugees welcome, which is a short anthology, includes English poets long associated with social action, such as Tom Phillips, alongside many younger voices originating from the Middle East, such as Alice Yousef and Zeina Hashem Beck. The poems vary widely, from verse reportage of working in the refugee camps (Thomas McColl), to spare, rhythmically taut images of violence (Kate Noakes), to the unsettling ironic distances between a world intact and another blown apart (Rosemary Appleton). The poems all evoke the radical American poet, Thomas McGrath’s idea of the tactical poem, intended to move and mobilize people to a cause, in this case social justice for the dispossessed. Murray’s The Migrant Ship works differently, teasing out the psychological implications of diaspora that are at once beautifully spare, allegorically open, and made with tough craft. How to Read the Rest of This Article

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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).

Readers Respond

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I very much appreciate your comments on the Left’s need for compassion, and I believe that compassion is always in order.

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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

Readers Respond

We welcome your responses to our articles. Send letters to the editor to letters@tikkun.org. Please remember, however, not to attribute to Tikkun views other than those expressed in our editorials. We email, post, and print many articles with which we have strong disagreements because that is what makes Tikkun a location for a true diversity of ideas. Tikkun reserves the right to edit your letters to fit available space in the magazine.

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Summer Rose will be live streaming our conference online via: www.SummerRose.us

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The conference is Saturday from 10:30 – 6:00pm Pacific Time and Sunday from 1:00pm – 6:00pm Pacific Time. We look forward to having you join us from wherever you are. More info about Summer Rose and her efforts can be found at VOTR.Party

Rabbi Michael Lerner and Peter Gabel at Tikkun Magazine and the Network of Spiritual Progressives

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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.