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Abolition Today

Abolition Today

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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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"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 will assume, in what new skin this old snake will come forth." Frederick Douglas
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After a few weeks in the organizing trenches Max is back to join Yusuf Hassan in another master class of modern slavery abolition.Today we update you on the states with ballot initiatives to end legal slavery. We also drop the people's... more

??Thus far I had outwitted him, and I triumphed over it. Who can blame slaves for being cunning? They are constantly compelled to resort to it. It is the only weapon of the weak and oppressed against the strength of their tyrants.??... more

After showing beyond a reasonable doubt that the 6th amendment is a myth which does not exist in reality, we move on toreviewing the primary tool used by prosecutors forcing the minorities and the poor to take plea deals at a 95% rate.... more

??Thus far I had outwitted him, and I triumphed over it. Who can blame slaves for being cunning? They are constantly compelled to resort to it. It is the only weapon of the weak and oppressed against the strength of their tyrants.??... more

We will revisit The 13th Amendment Trap Door (Episode 5) and the Myth of the 6th Amendment (Episode 7). Where the 13th Amendment came from, how it's used, the effect it has on the criminal justice system, what opposition it has... more

"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

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