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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.

On-Demand Episodes

"The only difference between slavery and convict leasing Is that with convicts so plentiful, they were seen as disposable." Matthew J. Mancini - One Dies, Get Another: Convict Leasing in the American South, 1866-1928

While Max takes a few weeks to catch up on other projects, Yusuf will review episodes 1-4. You are invited to call in and share your stories or comments on legalized slavery.

?The second reason our race furnishes so large a share of the convicts is that the judges, juries and other officials of the courts are white men who share these prejudices. They also make the laws. It is wholly in their power to extend... more

We discuss the exploitation and suffering of inmate families and speak with abolitionist congressional candidate Josh Bowden

"No right was deemed by the fathers of the Government more sacred than the right of speech. It was in their eyes, as in the eyes of all thoughtful men, the great moral renovator of society and government. Daniel Webster called it a homebred... more

We talk about what's happening today in the abolitionist movement and the tactics slavers are using against us. We've also got some exclusive musical and poetic jewels to drop.

Exercising self determination and controlling our own narratives. "Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter one's thought and opinions has ceased to exist. That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants," - Fredrick Douglass Boston 1860

This week we examine the human trafficking and warehousing bodies aspects of modern legal slavery. America has the largest prison population in the world. With only 4% of the worlds population we have 25% of it's prisoners. Prison and jail... more

A conversation with Rep Sandra Hollins and Eve Hurwitz. Sandra Hollins is a Utah State Representative for the 23rd District and a member of the Abolish Slavery National Network. Eve Hurwitz is a combat veteran, Director of Finance... more

This week our guests will be Dennis Febo from Amend The 13th NJ and Kamau Waset, lead organizer of the Abolish Slavery National Network which officially launches August 28th 2020. Here on Abolition Today we are proud to herald... more

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