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Abolition Today

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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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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

Max and Yusuf are joined by The Queen Mother of Benin, West Africa to discuss international prison systems and modern slavery abolition movement from an African centered global perspective. Her Majesty The Kpodjito... more

We discuss organized prison rebellions past and present. Starting with #ShutemDown2021. This week we'll acknowledge many historical events whose anniversaries occurred either within the past week or will come up this week... more

"I fear I am integrating my people into a burning house. Let us not stand by and let the house burn. We should become the firemen.? - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr as told by Harry Belafonte⁠ The American house is ablaze. Denial is rampant.... more

One year and a day after the official launch of the Abolish Slavery National Network we look back. We're broadcasting live from ACA3 land in Sacramento California. Also one day after the nationwide March For Our Voting Rights rallies... more

A week before the August 28th March On for Voting Rights rallies we dig deep into voter disenfranchisement. How, why, and who. Welcome to America. Where you have to pay taxes but can't vote. Where a single criminal conviction can... more

On 28 August 1833, the Slavery Abolition Act was given Royal Assent and came into force on the following 1 August 1834. Its full bill title was ‘An Act for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies; for promoting... more

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

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