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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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In the words of George Jackson, "The only way the oppressor can maintain his position, is by fostering, nurturing, deadly contempt for the oppressed." In music and messaging, last week was one of our most powerful programs to date as... more

On this first day of Black August 2021, we look at how the cotton industry made kings in america. We'll keep you updated on the latest efforts in the slavery abolitionist movement and discuss recent news as it relates to the struggle.... more

The US is brazenly throwing accusations of crimes against humanity at other nations. Slavery, forced labor, systemic oppression, and genocide. Like we did with the legal definition of Slavery, we'll examine the international definition of... more

In our previous episode we connected the corporate dots between African for profit prisons and the US model which they have adopted. We also highlighted the unspeakable human rights atrocities being committed by the state in those... more

Bad news. Her Majesté Kpodjito Dòwòti Désir just contacted me. She has to reschedule due to severe illness. My apologies. Abolition Today will still be airing at 7 PM EST. We ask that you send The... more

"Slavery never ended. Not a solitary day has passed where it but for a single second suddenly ceased. It wasn't solved, it evolved from slaves on plantations to involve caged convicts being leased, Or, warehousing bodies for profit like living... more

This week we are joined by a special guest. Professor Joy James. The Ebenezer Fitch Professor of the Humanities at Williams College. Author of ; Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics; Transcending the Talented Tenth:... more

While everybody is doing the happy dance for Juneteenth being turned into a federal holiday and allegedly marking the end of slavery, this week we've had hearings to actually end slavery in three different states and introduced a joint... more

It's our last episode before Juneteenth, 2021. Last week we broke down the legal definition of slavery. This week we talk about Juneteenth, the upcoming introduction of the 28th amendment, and the committee hearings on slavery... more

As a slavery abolitionists it's amazing that after all this time, blood, destruction, and suffering, we still don't know what the most basic terms which define the history of this country mean. Ask ten people to define slavery and see what you... more

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