Abe and Joe continue last week's discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
By popular demand, Abe and Joe return to last week's topic: the latest flareup in the ongoing strife between Israel and Palestine. A cease-fire has been reached, but the conflict's deep roots -- and its players' implacable attitudes -- foretell more bloodshed in the future.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Colorlines publisher Rinku Sen about "We Are the Majority and We Demand Justice."
Rinku Sen spoke at the "Facing Race" conference in Baltimore on November 17th to discuss what happens next, after an election in which people of color were once again a deciding force. Sen says “This election proved to us that our alliances are gaining speed and strength.” What’s left, Rinku explained, is to marshal those alliances and fight for meaningful change.
A non-profit group representing atheists and agnostics filed a federal lawsuit this week calling on the IRS to prevent tax-exempt religious organizations from electioneering. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation, which advocates for the separation of church and state, says that failing to enforce the tax code allows churches to advocate for candidates and unfairly raise money for political causes. According to the group, American religious organizations receive more than one billion dollars in tax-exempt contributions annually. Congress barred churches from using tax-exempt funds for politics in 1954, but since then the IRS has only revoked the tax exempt status of one church.