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US Politics

The Colors of our Future

The Colors of Our Future by Ellie Lyla Lerner Where the pot of gold used to lie is now a vortex of gasoline, a gloss, floating on the water we hold most dear. This rainbow is not the fairy tale …
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US Politics

Nate Terani: Donald Trump’s America– Already Hell Enough for this Muslim-American

[Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for sharing this article by Nate Terani. The introduction is from Tom Engelhardt who edits Tom Dispatch] Who could possibly keep up with the discordant version of musical chairs now being played out in …
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War & Peace

We Never Needed to Use an Atomic Bomb–not in WWII, NEVER

By Anthony Gronowicz This entire race to mutual destruction began with the dropping of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that were militarily unnecessary: President Truman misled the American people into thinking that Hiroshima and Nagasaki that  were military targets. …
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US Politics

A note from Keith Ellison about Farrakhan and hatred

  Rep. Keith EllisonFollow Member of Congress from Minnesota’s Fifth District. Vice-Chair, @USProgressives Mar 18   [ Editor’s Note: When you read this, it becomes even more striking and upsetting that the leaders of the Women’s March could not be …
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Activism

Radical Social Theorist Richard Lichtman is Dead at 87 z’l

One of the most profound radical thinkers in the U.S. was found dead in his bedroom Friday, March 16. Lichtman, who would have turned 77 in a few days,  a professor philosophy at U.C. Berkeley and then of social theory …
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Judaism

Redeeming Religion from Slavery by Rabbi Mike Moskowitz

“If she wants to wear a dress and sit in the women’s section, she is welcome to come to shul”, said the Rabbi of my [old] synagogue, in Lakewood, NJ informing me of the new policy of trans-exclusion. Using the …
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Global Capitalism

New Government in Germany: New Faces but Not New Policies

NEW FACES AND NOT POLICIES Victor Grossman    Tikkun’s Correspondent in Berlin , March 14 2018   After nearly six months of haggling uncertainty the three-party German coalition puck is in the goal box. The suspense is over, the chickens have …
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Farrakhan & the Women’s March: An Unholy Connection

Cat Zavis reflects on what healing and reconciliation can look like when anti-Semitism (or any other -ism) rears its ugly head.
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Israel/Palestine

An Exchange on Best Path To Peace for Israel/Palestine (Jeff Warner & Yossi Khen & response by Richard Falk)

[Editor's Note: Neither of these positions below represent Tikkun's position.  We call for a focus on healing the PTSD on both sides while simultaneously calling for a campaign for "One Person/One Vote" in an Israel/Palestine with a new constitution that …
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Global Capitalism

Sunday Suspense in Berlin: a report on German politics from our Tikkun correspondent in Berlin

SUNDAY SUSPENSE Victor Grossman Tikkun’s Correspondent in Berlin    February 27 2018 Speaking politically, Germany is holding its breath. The drama, the quarreling and haggling since last September’s elections, is approaching a climactic decision –on March 4th, next Sunday. Angela Merkel’s position …
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No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments a Review of Ana Levy-Lyons Book

No Other Gods: The Politics of the Ten Commandments by Ana Levy-Lyons Published by  Center Street/ Hachette 2018 Reviewed by Natan Margalit {Editor’s Note: You are invited to a NYC book launch of Ana Levy-Lyons new book at Book Culture (Columbus Ave. & 82nd …
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US Politics

Shootings are the Symptoms, Violence Is the Disease

Shootings are the Symptoms, Violence is the Diseas By Simon Mont A gun problem, a shooter problem, a racism problem, a mental health problem, a human problem.   A violence problem.   Violence. It’s not just a bullet or a …
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US Politics

Gun Violence as State Sponsored Domestic Terrorism

Editor’s Note:  In a society which has never acknowledged its violent foundation from the genocide of Native peoples, to slavery, to the violent overthrow of governments around the world in order to impose regimes that favor U.S. corporate interests, its …
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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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