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US Politics

Can the World Unite Against Trumpism?

Editor’s Note: Thanks to our media ally TomDispatch.com for sharing this article with Tikkun. Can Donald Trump Unite the World (Against Himself)? The Rise of an Anti-Trump Movement Globally — and on His Home Turf By Dilip Hiro One thing already …
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Israel/Palestine

Palestinians Fearing “Normalization” of the Occupation–A critical perspective by Yoav Peck of the Sulha Peace Project

For 18 years, the Sulha Peace Project has brought together Palestinians from across the territories with Israelis from around the country, in order to hold people-to-people dialogue and solidarity-building. Of late, many of our Palestinian activists have endured harsh anti-normalization …
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Israel/Palestine

Tens of Thousands of Israelis Protest the New “nation state law” in Tel Aviv

Read the full story at : https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-israeli-arabs-to-lead-tel-aviv-march-in-protest-against-nation-state-l-1.6365103 Tens of Thousands Gather in Tel Aviv for Nation-state Law Protest Led by Israeli Arabs Protesters waving Palestinian and Israeli flags, chanting: ‘Nation-state is apartheid’ ■ Netanyahu: There is no better testimony for the …
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Israel/Palestine

When did Hitler Decide to Murder all Jews?

Adolf and Amin by Uri Avneri 28/07/18 BINYAMIN NETANYAHU is a perfect diplomat, a clever politician, a talented leader of the army. Lately, another jewel has been added to his crown: he is also a gifted story-teller. He has provided …
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Activism

From Protest to Paradigm: Two Keys to Success in Our Nonviolent Revolution

Michael Nagler describes how we can make the necessary shift in our vision and strategy in order to “liberate our imagination to describe the ideal world we’re working for, a world based on that higher image of humanity.”
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Judaism

Fasting An Act of Mourning & Protest–a note for Tisha B’av and beyond

Reflections on Fasting (and not Fasting) of Tisha b’Av (2018) Shaul Magid   I am lucky. I fast pretty easily. I always have. Once in 1978 when I was a steadfast macrobiotic and living in Albuquerque, New Mexico I fasted …
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Christian Liberation Theologian Boff on the Karmic Weight of Brazilian History

Editor’s Note: Christian Liberation Theologian Leonardo Boff presents a framework for understanding the current moment in the suffering and struggle in Brazil by stepping back from the details and contextualizing it in the cosmic evolution of a spiritual world seeking …
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Politics & Society

The Holocaust Did Not Begin with Killing; it Began with Words

Dr. Warren J. Blumenfeld recognizes the differences between Nazi Germany and Trump’s America, but still asks “why can we not understand as Jews the similarities in the themes of oppression, of scapegoating, of demonizing, of dehumanizing, of marginalizing people who are only asking for a better life?”
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Poverty Consciousness: Confronting Our Fear of Falling

“Our society underestimates the turmoil and cognitive dissonance educators experience having to manage complex layers of adversity.” Dr. Raquel Ríos introduces us to a framework to help combat this dissonance.
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US Politics

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years

Celebrating July 4th in the Trump Years: Make it Inter-Dependence Day to Challenge the Ideology of Right Wing Ultra-Nationalism  by Rabbi Michael Lerner  editor Tikkun magazine   A July 4th  “ Seder”  In past years, faced with July 4th celebrations that …
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US Politics

Zero Tolerance: An Open Letter from Jewish Writers about U.S. Immigration Policy

Several days ago, Donald Trump was forced by mounting protests to end his policy of separating children from parents accused of illegally crossing the American border. Once separated from their mothers and fathers, these boys and girls were transported to …
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US Politics

Ariel Dorfman: I was not in a cage, but was scarred for life

Many questions swirl around Donald Trump’s executive order that supposedly reverses his policy of breaking up families at the border, but one thing is certain amid so much confusion, hypocrisy and ineptitude: permanent damage has already been done, and more …
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US Politics

YES, I am a Socialist…A note from candidate for Dem. nomination for U.S. Senate from Maryland

[Editor's Note: Tikkun does not endorse any candidates for office. We are publishing this only to let you know that in Trump's America, a socialist can run for office, and even be heard by some people. That broadens the public …
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US Politics

The Audacious and Inspirational Gift of Pride: How 50 Years of Hopeful Resistance Can Inspire Us Today

by . Rabbi Mike Moskowitz and Rev. Dr. Amy Butler  A prominent progressive faith leader posted a question on Facebook this week asking other faith leaders and scholars “How are you doing with everything that is going on politically?”  This has been …
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Israel/Palestine

Intimate Violence and the Violence of Intimacy: Reflections on the Israeli TV Show Fauda

by Aryeh Cohen The Israeli show Fauda has become a celebrated example of a veritable renaissance in Israeli television. After much anticipation following its critically acclaimed inaugural season, the second season dropped at Netflix on May 24. This hit show …
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