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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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The parable of the blind men and an elephant is a story of a group of blind men who have never come across an elephant before and who learn and imagine what the elephant is like by touching it. Each blind man feels a different part of the elephant's body, but only one part, such as the side or the tusk. They then make a determination of what creature they are touching based on the limited knowledge. This week we explain the 4 competing groups attempting to dominate the US justice system narrative. What groups? What narratives? What's the difference? What do they have in common? Is it a problem? How? Using music, poetry, and dialogue, we'll discuss all that and more. As always, we'll also bring the words of our abolitionists ancestors back to life for a new generation in our Bridging The Gap segment. Abolition Today is available for streaming on all major podcast platforms. Program archives www.abolitiontoday.org Video playlists www.youtube.com/abolitiontoday Remember to like, follow and subscribe. If you don't, the ancestors might haunt you until you do.
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This week we're joined by political activist, former member of the Black Panther Party, and the Black Liberation Army who served 49 years in prison, 13th Forward Coalition member Jalil Muntaqim to discuss his trials, tribulation and journey that... more

This week we're joined by members of 13th Forward to discuss the No Slavery in NY Act (S.225/A.3412). The New York anti-slavery bill. Our guests will be Jesse Koklas, Statewide Director for Ending Mass Incarceration at Citizen Action of... more

This week we are joined by Pat Gailey. Author of Fundamentals of Well-Being: Four Qualities You Can't Live Without. Pat is also the lead organizer for #AbolishSlaveryKY and a member of the Quaker community. Last but not least... more

Silence can be destructive in the face of injustice because it can perpetuate the injustice by allowing it to continue unchecked. When people remain silent in the face of injustice, they are essentially condoning it and sending a message to... more

A program hosted by, produced by, and featuring callers who are all currently incarcerated. Max and Yusuf are both tied up in abolition related efforts this weekend. So, In leue of our regular program we'll air episode 1 of our... more

Continuing with our 2023 "New Breed" interviews, this week our returning guests are Jamilia Land and Samual Nathaniel Brown. This husband/wife duo are two of the lead organizers for the "End Slavery In California Act". On... more

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... more

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... more

In this last episode for the 1st month of 2023, we focus on the issue of modern slave-catchers. AKA police. The incentivization of incarceration, police arrest quotas, jail, fines, fees, and the utter inhuman brutality that results from such a... more

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