Politics & Society

Tikkun’s vision is that we can create a caring society. What if our goal as political and social activists were both an equal society, in terms of wealth, rights, and power, and also an empathic society, where we cared about each other’s well-being? That would change the way we do politics. See our Core Vision. Please note that the articles we publish reflect a wider range of opinion and sometimes include ones arguing against our editorial positions.

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Israel/Palestine

Relinquishing Hope for a 2 State Solution
by Jeff Warner & Eric A. Gordon
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
by Ariel Dorfman
[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
by José 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
by Michael Lerner
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
by Michael Lerner
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
by Michael Lerner
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 Michael Lerner
  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
by Michael Lerner
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
by John Feffer
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
by Shaul Magid
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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