Politics & Society

US Politics

The Obligation to Speak Up in the Age of Trump

  David Lehrer, who headed the West Coast ADL for 27 years, and now runs Community Advocates, Inc., a non-profit since then, sent Rabbi Moshe Levin this piece he published.  Rabbi Levin adds: “I can not imagine a better expression/response to …
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US Politics

The Politics of Neoliberal Fascism

Henry Giroux warns us about the ghost of Trump’s fascistic agenda disguised as neoliberal policies and the danger it poses to American democracy.
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Israel/Palestine

Uri Avnery, leader of the Israeli peace movement Gush Shalom, 1923-2018

Tikkun grieves and mourns the passing of the founder and leader of Israel’s peace movement, Gush Shalom, Uri Avnery. Until the last moment he continued on the way he had traveled all his life. On Saturday, two weeks ago, he collapsed …
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War & Peace

Homage to the Syrian Revolution by Andrew Heintz

Tikkun Editor’s Note: Tikkun does not have a position on the issues raised by the Syrian revolution, except to say that we oppose all violence and know that the forces seeking to replace Syrian dictator Assad were committed to non-violence …
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US Politics

Dr. Jerome Segal forms Bread and Roses Party

BREAD AND ROSES – NEW PARTY ESTABLISHED   A new political party has been formed in Maryland, ahead of the November elections. It’s being spearheaded by philosopher Dr. Jerome Segal, a conflict resolution expert at the University of Maryland, who …
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Politics & Society

When My Mother Wanted to Die

Ageism is so pervasive that we barely even stop to acknowledge it. This has drastic consequences when the limits of our compassion begin impacting healthcare policy.
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US Politics

Rabbi Lerner interviews Congressman Keith Ellison

Rabbi Michael Lerner interviews Congressman Keith Ellison. They cover everything from identity politics to the Global Marshall Plan to Ellison’s decision to leave Congress and run for Attorney General of Minnesota.
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Politics & Society

Suffer the Little Children

Through the lens of Trump’s Zero Tolerance policy, Michael Bader examines how we can channel our pain and empathy that are “fueled by feelings that originate in the deepest recesses of our psyches and find expression in a progressive political campaign.”
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Politics & Society

On the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination

On the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, Peter Gabel reflects on the history of racism in the U.S. and our failure to exist in mutual recognition of one another’s being.
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Politics & Society

Not on My Watch: A Response to Hate

Barbara Artson writes about the plight of the Rohingya people, “a Muslim minority forced to leave their homes in the predominantly Buddhist Myanmar (Burma), whose government claims they are illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, and therefore they deprive them of their rights as citizens.”
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Social Hope in the Time of Trump

In this article Ronald Aronson reports that, contrary to what many may have expected, there has been an increase in social hope––what he defines as “the disposition to act collectively to improve our situation”––since Trump took office.
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Israel/Palestine

Relinquishing Hope for a 2 State Solution

On Relinquishing Hope for a Palestinian State Alongside Israel By Jeff Warner and Eric A. Gordon Donald Trump’s December 6, 2017, decision on Jerusalem—to establish the United States Embassy there against our own past policy and world consensus—and his following …
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Martin Luther King Marches On

[Editor's note: I was there at MLKjr.'s speech in D.C. in the summer of 1963 and that March on Washington changed my life. When I met personally with MLKjr. in 1968, a month before he was murdered, as a representative …
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Global Capitalism

A Letter to the People of the U.S. from former Honduras President Jose’ Manuel Zelaya Rosales

  Manuel Zelaya: An Open Letter to the American People December 22, 2017By José Manuel Zelaya RosalesPeople of the United States:For the past century, the owners of the fruit companies called our country “Banana Republic” and characterized our politicians as …
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Read Bnai Brith attack on UN critique of Trump on Jerusalem to see why YOU should help Tikkun NOW

The Bnai Brith statement below, like that of the American Jewish Congress and other mainstream Jewish organizations, should remind you of why it is so important to have Tikkun in the public arena. When the UN voted overwhelmingly on Thursday, Dec. …
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