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Global Capitalism

Ariel Dorfman: A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda

A Lesson on Immigration From Pablo Neruda By ARIEL DORFMAN  FEB. 21, 2018     The poet Pablo Neruda in 1952. He persuaded Chile’s president to offer asylum to some of the mistreated Spanish patriots rotting in French internment camps. Credit Gamma-Keystone, via Getty …
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War & Peace

A Pentagon Style Trip Down Memory Lane

You can read this online at :https://www.tikkun.org/nextgen/a-pentagon-style-trip-down-memory-lane The Light at the End of the Corner  A Trip Down Memory Lane, Pentagon-Style  By Tom Engelhardt   We thank Engelhardt and his TomDispatch.com, our media ally, for sharing this article with Tikkun readers. If …
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US Politics

Rabbi Rachel Barenblat: God in Exile, School Shootings, and the Mishkan (Sanctuary)

 Rabbi . Rachel Barenblat a.k.a. The Velveteen Rabbi .   This appeared first at the website of the Velveteen Rabbi and is reprinted here with her permission God in exile, school shootings, and building the mishkan together February 17, 2018 .  In …
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US Politics

Henry A. Giroux | The Ghost of Fascism in the Age of Trump

In the age of Trump, history neither informs the present nor haunts it with repressed memories of the past. It simply disappears. Memory has been hijacked. This is especially troubling when the “mobilizing passions” of a fascist past now emerge …
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Gender & Sexuality

Missing Shulamith and the Dialectic of #MeToo

   Missing Shulamith and The Dialectic of                              #MeToo by Martha Sonnenberg I was 24 years old in 1970, when I read Shulamith Firestone’s The Dialectic of …
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Global Capitalism

Report from Berlin by Victor Grossman

MAKING EVERYONE HAPPY Victor Grossman   Tikkun’s Berlin Correspondent   February 12 2018 Thanks be to God! – Gottseidank! That, on Wednesday, was surely the reaction of millions of even nonbelieving Germans! After four and a half months of haggling and recrimination …
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Climate Change

Countdown to Zero by Marisa Handler

Marisa Handler, a native Capetonian, reflects on the water crisis in Capetown, which is on the verge of becoming the first major city to exhaust its water supply: “it’s a dire parable about the convergence of climate change, inept governance, and collective denial.”
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Economy/Poverty/Wealth

Christian Leaders Speak Out Against the Trump Tax Cuts

Editor’s Note: For those who automatically assume that Christianity leads people to a conservative consciousness, the recent statements of many Christian leaders against the Trump tax cuts need to be deeply aborbed–they are a potent counter to the religio-phobia that …
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Israel/Palestine

Has Trump Unwittingly Doomed The Israeli State?

Has Trump Unwittingly Doomed The Israeli State? By Henry Siegman Trump’s move on Jerusalem achieved what years of Israel’s settlements failed to do—shatter the illusion of a two-state outcome. The question whether “liberal Zionism” can survive the far right trends that …
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Environment

Animals Endowed With Rights by eco-theologian Leonardo Boff

                    Animals: endowed with rights                                            Leonardo Boff         …
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Global Capitalism

Victor Grossman on Politics in Germany

Editor’s Note: Victor Grossman is Tikkun’s correspondent in Berlin. Here he reports on the struggle inside the socialist party about whether it should join the government of Angela Merkel, primarily out of fear that a new election might give the …
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Israel/Palestine

Israel’s Refugee Crisis

URGENT APPEAL TO THE READERS OF TIKKUN from Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi   There are times when one confronts a non-negotiable moral duty. This is one of those times.   I suspect that most readers of Tikkun in Israel, in America …
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US Politics

At the Circus with Donald Trump

  [Editor’s Note: We are grateful to our media ally Tom Englehardt and his TomDispatch.com for sharing this and other writings with Tikkun. In this article, he has begun to unravel the seemingly impossible to understand fascination with Trump that perplexes …
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War & Peace

The Destructive Power of Nationalism: Eric Weitz reviews Omer Bartov’s Anatomy of a Genocide and Bartov Responds

The Destructive Power of Nationalism Eric D. Weitz A review of: Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz by Omer Bartov Simon & Schuster, 2018   “Human life is cheap” in Casablanca, says Major …
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War & Peace

Stop the Edging Toward War With North Korea

Being Edged Toward War With North Korea by David McReynolds   One feels a bit helpless trying to deal with Trump and his push toward war – who is listening? If you think the points I’m making should be shared, by …
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