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.

Most Recent Articles

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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Politics & Society

Not on My Watch: A Response to Hate
by Barbara Artson
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
by Ronald Aronson
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
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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