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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

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This Sunday we're joined by Juneteenth Jamal Basill Bradley. Organizer and founder of SC's Juneteenth Joyfest. One of the largest Juneteenth events in the US. In this two episode set (This week and next) we'll be joined by organizers of National Juneteenth events and a member of the California Reparations Task Force. Two topics that would normally indicate a post slavery society. And yet, both of these organizers are slavery abolitionists. We believe their unique perspectives will help others gain understanding of the issue surrounding modern legal slavery in a nation hell bent on pushing a false narrative of full emancipation and absolute abolition. Can we celebrate/commemorate/elevate Juneteenth as a national holiday while still recognizing the critical need for slavery abolition in today's society? Tune in and find out.
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On-Demand Episodes

While we are on break between seasons we'll replay all 19 segments of Ossie Reads Fredrick along with the amazing music it was paired with. Tonight is part two of 2 featuring the incredible "Final Word" by Fredrick Douglass. Hear his... more

"They would not call it slavery, but some other name. Slavery has been fruitful in giving herself names ... and it will call itself by yet another name; and you and I and all of us had better wait and see what new form this old monster... more

While we are on break between seasons we'll replay all 19 segments of Ossie Reads Fredrick along with the amazing music it was paired with. Today you'll hear parts 1 through 10.

?It is among the evils of slavery that it taints the very sources of moral principle. It establishes false estimates of virtue and vice: for what can be more false and heartless than this doctrine which makes the first and holiest rights of humanity... more

It's our season finale. We'll be joined by Samual N. Brown calling from a Ca. prison and ASNN Member Jamilia Land.

?The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers. I could regard them in no other light than a band of successful robbers, who had left their homes, and gone to Africa, and stolen us from our homes, and in a strange land... more

Slavery Abolitionists Max & Yusuf are joined by artist, mathematician, and international media news contributor John Sims

If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst! James Connolly

We (nationwide abolitionists groups) made history over and over again this election season. Abolishing constitutional slavery in 2 states (Nebraska & Utah), returning voting rights to the formerly incarcerated in California, opening up the... more

?Now I've been free, I know what a dreadful condition slavery is. I have seen hundreds of escaped slaves, but I never saw one who was willing to go back and be a slave.? -Harriet Tubman

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