Politics & Society

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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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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Israel/Palestine

UN Vote on Jerusalem

A UN security council resolution calling for the withdrawal of Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has been backed by every council member except the US, which used its veto. The unanimity of the rest of the council …
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Israel/Palestine

Jerusalem and Chanukah–Rabbi Lerner’s letter printed in S.F. Chronicle

Opinion Letters to the Editor, Dec. 9 San Francisco Chronicle December 9, 2017 Of course, Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel. But it is also the capital of the State of Palestine, currently occupied by the Israeli …
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US Politics

Anti-Ageism: The Next Big Social Movement

  By Ruth Ray Karpen A Review of Ending Ageism or How Not to Shoot Old People By Margaret Morganroth Gullette Rutgers University Press, 2017 Forty years ago, Erdman Palmore, a senior fellow at the Duke University Center for the Study …
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Israel/Palestine

Trump’s Arrogant Recognition of Jerusalem as Capital of Israel

Rabbi Michael Lerner’s insightful critique of Trump’s arrogant recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
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Global Capitalism

The Global Growth of Right Wing Extremism

Editor’s note: Thanks to Tikkun’s media ally  TomDispatch.com for its analysis, below, of the European versions of Trumpism by John Feffer and the introduction by Tom Engelhardt. In that introduction, Engelhardt wisely notes that there is a method to Trump’s …
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Who Gets to Speak about Anti-Semitism? “Anti-Semitism and the Struggle for Justice” at the New School for Social Research

These panelists have right to talk about anti-Semitism the same way they have a right to talk about gender disparity, and racism, and police brutality, and poverty. Because in all of those, and more, they are in the streets fighting every day.
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