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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Politics & Society

After Pittsburgh: Grieve, Rejoin the Fringes of America, and VOTE!
by Arthur Waskow
Rabbi Arthur Waskow urges us not to abandon our commitment to compassion in the wake of the Pittsburgh shooting. Instead, we must "respond by putting every effort for one week into Growing the Vote to renew and strengthen American democracy."
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US Politics

The Obligation to Speak Up in the Age of Trump
by Michael Lerner
  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
by Henry A. Giroux
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
by Michael Lerner
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
by Tikkun Readers
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
by Jerome Segal
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
by Margaret Morganroth Gullette
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
by Rabbi Lerner & 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
by Michael Bader
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
by Peter Gabel
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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