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Culture

Darwin’s Ghosts by Ariel Dorfman reviewed by Deena Metzger

  After many years, Ariel Dorfman, who has been writing essays, memoir, stories, plays, poetry and countless articles for news agencies and journals, has returned to the novel. For those of us who met him through his fiction, Widows, for …
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Israel/Palestine

Mourner’s Kaddish for Gaza Palestinians

Instead of mourning privately––a betrayal of Jewish values––Andy Ratto encourages us to follow his example and publicly mourn the death of Palestinians in Gaza in a “not only personal, but also a public act of spiritual and political solidarity.”
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Culture

Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era

Review of Zazu Dreams: Between the Scarab and the Dung Beetle, A Cautionary Fable for the Anthropocene Era by Cara Judea Alhadeff (Elfrig Publishing, 2017) Dreaming of Home ‘There is something peculiar about this book: the fact is the cover gives it …
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Israel/Palestine

2 Tikkun perspectives on Gaza, Israel and Palestine

Below are two perspectives both of which deserve to be taken seriously even though they differ in tone and direction. Tikkun has always supported open debate and disagreement among those committed to healing and transforming the world. Or as the …
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War & Peace

Gearing Up for the Third Gulf War

Michael Klare warns that history may repeat itself in yet another “geopolitical struggle for control of the greater Persian Gulf region, with all its riches, between two sets of countries, each determined to prevail.”
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1968: A Missed Chance for Socialism

1968: A Missed Chance for Socialism Dr. Dieter Duhm Precisely 50 years ago, the international anti-imperialistic students’ movement culminated in the uprisings in France. At that time, Dieter Duhm, a psychoanalyst and sociologist, was a spokesman of the “new left” …
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Our New, Happy Life? The Ideology of Development by Charles Eisenstein

In George Orwell’s 1984, there is a moment when the Party announces an “increase” in the chocolate ration – from thirty grams to twenty. No one except for the protagonist, Winston, seems to notice that the ration has gone down …
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Unfashionable Fascism

[Editor's note:  What happens when lesser-evil politics leads us to embrace politicians to fight the horrific Trump regime who themselves have their hands filled with blood? It's a difficult choice, because we don't want to be like the German communists …
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Race

Killing White Innocence : A review by Stephen Brookfield of George Yancy’s Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America

Editor’s Note: Please read this important review and George Yancy’s book Backlash, just now published Rowman and Littlefield,  in conjunction with some alternative perspectives presented in Tikkun’s Winter/Spring 2018 edition focused on Identity Politics, particularly the essays by African American …
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Global Capitalism

Lula, servant of the Brazilian people, now jailed (article in English and in Spanish)

Lula, the charismatic leader, servant of the people                                                  by  Leonardo Boff           …
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Environment

Theologies of Genocide and Earth Day Ethics

While waiting to speak at an environmental event earlier this year, another speaker told me a fascinating story. As part of his work for a university program dedicated to energy research, he invited a prominent fossil fuel executive to a …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel Independence Day–3 different approaches plus our Tikkunish thoughts

  Below are three different takes, from 3 organizations each of which we at Tikkun support for their important work (Hazon in developing Jewish environmental consciousness, Torat Tzedeck for Rabbi Ascherman’s courageous work in defense of refugees, Palestinians, and Bedouin in Israel/Palestine, …
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Judaism

Zvi Ish Shalom’s Primordial Torah….a review by Aubrey L. Glazer

The Torah Before The Torah…A Review of The Kedumah Experience: The Primordial Torah by Zvi Ish-Shalom (Albion-Andalus, 2017) —Aubrey L. Glazer Tikkun Book Review   If indeed, as the late great scholar of kabbalah, Gershom Scholem, once quipped that “the …
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US Politics

Eyeless in Gaza

{Editor’s Note: Uri Avnery is the leader of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom. Hundreds more were wounded today. Please send it out to everyone you know, also send it on Facebook and all social media, and post it on …
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War & Peace

A Tale of American Hubris

A Tale of American Hubris Or Five Lessons in the History of American Defeat  By Tom Engelhardt The lessons of history? Who needs them? Certainly not Washington’s present cast of characters, a crew in flight from history, the past, or knowledge …
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