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 …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Lynce Pinkard on Revolutionary Suicide – Risking Everything to Transform Society and Live Fully

Revolutionary Suicide: Risking Everything to Transform Society and Live Fully by Lynice Pinkard Tikkun, October 22, 2013 Global capitalism is a system, or rather, an interlocking network of systems. Permeating every area of our lives, it operates much like the Catholic Church operated in Europe before the Reformation. It transcends nationhood but is immersed in …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Lerner: Sigfried Gold on 7 Reasons for Spiritual Progressives to Engage Humbly with Fundamentalists

7 Reasons for Spiritual Progressives to Engage Humbly with Fundamentalists by: Sigfried Gold on November 12th, 2013 | 6 Comments » Progressives deliver lofty words about embracing people who are different from us, but we often fail to put those words into practice when it comes to religious fundamentalists. In truth, there are many deep …

Rabbi Michael Lerner: 40 BIllion Habitable Planets?

Spiritual Progressives need to take time away from dealing with the craziness of politics and economics on our planet, and even from the huge amount of suffering caused by those systems and the way the values of selfishness and materialism get internalized into the consciousness of so many of us, and just celebrate the amazing …

Journal: Rabbi Michael Lerner, Barack Obama, and the Washington Cesspool Update

Save Obama – by running against him By Michael Lerner The Washington Post Saturday, December 4, 2010 EXTRACT:  The basic platform for such a candidate is clear: Unequivocally call for an immediate end to the presence of U.S. troops, advisers and private U.S.-based security firms in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan, and replace the “war on …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Turner: What Do the Suicides of Fifty-Year-Old Men Reveal? Public Health Emergency Exposes Economic and Existential Crisis

What Do the Suicides of Fifty-Year-Old Men Reveal? The Public Health Emergency Exposes an Economic and Existential Crisis Margaret Morganroth Gullette Tikkun, Spring 2014 ver the past decade of devastating recession and feeble recovery, there has been a sharp rise in suicides of men aged fifty and over — almost 50 percent, according to the …

Tikkun Rabbi Michael Turner: Death Pangs of the Religious Right

Those Sounds You Hear? They Are the Death Pangs of the Religious Right One might think, given the record number of anti-gay bills being proposed across the United States, that the religious right’s legislative influence – and cultural entrenchment – is growing. In fact, they are evidence that the exact opposite is the case. What …