Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Uri Avnery & MJ Rosenberg on Israel’s Latest Mishugas

Editor’s Note: It’s hard to know the right reaction to Israel’s latest craziness (mishugas)—its attempts to block Obama’s deal with Iran to stop the potential militarization of Iran’s nuclear capacity. Israel is trying to block the deal by using its American allies to push the Senate to vote on new sanctions against Iran now, instead …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner – Heather Linebaugh on Ending Drone Program

Heather Linebaugh’s personal account of her work on the US drone program gives one set of reasons for why that program should be stopped immediately. Another reason was given by the Prime Minister of Pakistan two days ago: the use of drones in Pakistan violates the national sovereignty of that country and is protested by …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Conflict of Two Judaisms — Judaism of Love and Judaism of Conquest

A Jewish State Would Not Be Oppressive or Racist Toward the Powerless, the Immigrants, the Homeless, The Other–an essay by Uri Avnery Editor’s Note: Uri Avnery, a committed atheist, and chair of Israel’s peace movement Gush Shalom,  recognizes that the real problem in Israel today is not that it is a Jewish state, but that it …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: War on Poverty Round Two — Theater, But Worth Noting… + Poverty RECAP

Great news! Congessman Keith Ellison, who represents Minneapolis/St Paul in the U.S. House of Representatives, introduced a resolution in effect endorsing the NSP version of a Global Marshall Plan into the House of Representatives as H Res 439. It was referred to the Republican controlled Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives. Please read …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Obama Suppressing 6,000-Page Report on CIA Torture Adopted by Senate Intelligence Committee

Obama Suppressing 6,000-Page Report on CIA Torture Adopted by Senate Intelligence Committee by: David Harris-Gershon on December 14th, 2013 | 3 Comments » Over a year ago, the Senate Intelligence Committee voted to adopt a historic, 6,000-page report which contains “startling details” about CIA misdeeds related to its torture program. The report, which cost $40 …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Mandela’s Utilitarianism and the Struggle for Liberation

Tikkun’s Contributing Editor Stephen Zunes shows why non-violence became so significant in the struggle for liberation in South Africa.  Mandela’s utilitarianism and the struggle for liberation STEPHEN ZUNES 13 December “Mandela was a great leader because he recognized that the movement had become a civil insurrection, a largely nonviolent struggle. A great leader is one who …