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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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We'll share history and make history in one night. In Columbia SC at the capitol building on June 27th, 2015 Thomas Washington, Tribal Raine and Max Parthas recorded the reading of "I Denounce the So-Called Emancipation as a Stupendous Fraud" by Fredrick Douglas (1888) in a 9 part series. They are powerful eye-opening and moving presentations that can be used for education purposes with students, viewing and conversation with friends or family, or just to show someone the truth. On a historical level, the readings were done June 27th at the South Carolina Statehouse. The day after Reverend and state Senator Clementa Pinckney, (one of nine victims in the June 17, 2015, shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC), lay in state at the capitol with his body having to pass under the rebel flag. This was the same day and same place Bree Newsome cut the confederate flag down just yards away. The monument we recorded at is one of the few in America dedicated to the history of the African Diaspora. In the center of the display is a marble dais with the 4 stones of the 4 African nations where Enslaved Peoples in SC originated. A direct connection to those ancestral lands. Our intention was to speak to the state and the nation using not our words, but those of a man who was arguably the greatest statesman we have ever know. His words ring true today. A sad truth that most have never heard. Hidden and muted on purpose because it didn't fit the false narrative. The productions include news clips of current events (at the time) which drive all of his points home like a prophet. During this black history month of 2023, we will play the Denouncement series on Abolition Today for the first time in its entirety. This week, the whole episode IS the Bridging The Gap Segment.
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Max and Yusuf are traveling this week to continue fighting the good fight of ending slavery. Enjoy a rebroadcast of our 4th of July broadcast from last year. We'll be back July 10, 2022 God-willing with a new LIVE broadcast. "Slavery... more

FREEDOM FEST 2022 kicks off at Grant Park in Atlanta, GA on July 2nd. This week we'll be joined by the activist, slavery abolitionist, and creator of Freedom Fest Damita Bishop. Damita is also the founder of Fighting Against... more

We're broadcasting live from the birthplace of the slavery exception clause! From June 18th through 21st, the abolitionist crew are rolling into the grand-daddy of all exception clauses, Vermont, for Juneteenth events. With Curtis Davis, Tribal... more

In every sense this episode is going to be a master class on the how, what, who, when, why, and where of contemporary constitutional slavery. On 6/15/2022 The ACLU National releases the full 170 page bombshell report titled: Captive Labor... more

This week Max and Yusuf are joined by multiple abolitionists from the California and Louisiana campaigns. Sylvester Ani Jr. and Angelique Evans representing #ACA3 with Laramie Griffin and Maria Harmon representing #hb298. Deep Red... more

This Sunday we face the issue of potential civil war as it is and not as we want it to be. We'll let you hear what we've heard and listen to what the experts are saying. We'll also let those calling for a civil war speak for themselves. From... more

This week we discuss the system of modern enslavement as it affects US descendants of slaves. The false narratives, the systemic traps, the criminalization processes, and the racial disparities which are uniquely over-represented in... more

We'll spend some time listening to the brave leaders of modern American constitutional slavery abolition from across the country. They deserve to be heard. Speakers include Samual N. Brown, (Original author of ACA3 The California... more

We are joined by private Attorney General Andy "Hope" Williams. Andy was a 2020 Presidential Candidate and resurrected the Democratic-Republican Party. The mission of the party is to abolish slavery, eradicate poverty, and end... more

Author, public speaker, writer, and 2020 Presidential Candidate Mark Charles returns to Abolition Today. Mark Charles is a dynamic and thought-provoking public speaker, writer, and consultant. The son of an American woman (of Dutch... more

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