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Hosted by Max Parthas and Yusuf Hassan, Abolition today is a weekly online radio program with specific focus on modern slavery as it is practiced through the 13th amendment of the US constitution and by private for-profit prisons worldwide. Airs live Sundays 7PM EST. 4PM PST and 5 Central. abolitiontoday.org Abolition Today is currently on hiatus for 2024. In his capacity as national campaign coordinator for the Abolish Slavery National network, our host, Max Parthas is currently assisting 18 states and DC with their campaigns to abolish slavery in their constitutions. Please follow him on social media for updates @MaxParthas. We will return as soon as time allows. Meanwhile enjoy our incredibly rich and educational archives.

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We've come a long way and covered a lot of ground since S1-E1 of Abolition Today on March 15th 2020. The day Breonna Taylor was murdered by Kentucky slave-catchers. We'll share some of the highlights, favorite moments, and look... more

Max & Yusuf cover Rikers jail and all the horrors behind that island of death. We'll be joined by Dr Stewart who has spent the last 3+ years on Rikers awaiting a trial. Unlike just about every other coverage you've seen, we examine this... more

It's the day after the Abolish Slavery National Network Quarterly Gathering and we're joined by Jean'na Anthony Kenney of Ohio's EPIC- Ensuring Parole for Incarcerated Citizens. A nonprofit prisoner rights advocacy group specializing in... more

In this episode we discuss false narratives surrounding the antebellum abolitionist efforts. To assist in that endeavor we're going to listen to some of Professor Manisha Sinha's lecture "Did Abolitionists Cause the Civil War?" Manisha Sinha... more

On this day, one day before the birthday of Frederick Douglass, Max and Yusuf are joined by ASNN leadership member Savannah Eldrige. Savannah Eldrige is a registered nurse and founder of Be Frank 4 Justice. Formed to help ensure... more

Max and Yusuf are joined by Curtis Davis. Author, abolitionist, and formerly incarcerated director of Decarcerate Louisiana. Curtis is a founding member and Executive Director of Decarcerate Louisiana, and the End Plantation Prisons... more

In this episode of Abolition Today we highlight legislative testimony in Nevada and Vermont. It is our goal to do so more often for every state fighting in the halls of legislation to remove pro-slavery constitutional language. The speakers channel... more

We examine the 13th amendment through court cases. Our research provides some shocking conclusions. Things you weren't supposed to know and weren't supposed to be looking for at all. But we looked and on Abolition Today we... more

People keep asking if changing the constitution is symbolic. They also want to know what's next. We're here to answer those questions clearly. You may not like the answers but you're gonna learn today. Join Max and Yusuf as we bring... more

After 24 years, ACA3 co-author Samual Nathaniel Brown is finally released. We discuss his experiences and ask the question "What is Freedom?" ACA3 is the "Assembly Constitutional Amendment 3" which proposes to remove pro-slavery... more

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