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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.

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In S3-E30 we'll discuss the August 14th premier of the documentary #SlaveState2022 held in Baton Rouge, LA and will be joined by some of those who were there for that historic event. We've also got some powerful teaching to do about the state of Louisiana. Its historical to present connection to chattel slavery, convict leasing, and mass incarceration. Pattern recognition is a superpower. We'll update you on the upcoming August 28th anniversary event for the Abolish Slavery National Network which will be held in Burlington Vermont, and spend some time in remembrance of the largest prison slave labor work strike in US history. The Millions For Prisoners Human Rights March on Washington, DC held on August 19th, 2017. A catalyst moment that changed everything. As always, the music and poetry mixes will be diverse, powerful, and on fire. This week we have a special Bridging The Gap segment that you don't want to miss. Orson Wells reading John Browns speech at his sentencing.
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We examine the 13th amendment through court cases. Our research provides some shocking conclusions. Things you weren't supposed to know and weren't supposed to be looking for at all. But we looked and on Abolition Today we... more

People keep asking if changing the constitution is symbolic. They also want to know what's next. We're here to answer those questions clearly. You may not like the answers but you're gonna learn today. Join Max and Yusuf as we bring... more

After 24 years, ACA3 co-author Samual Nathaniel Brown is finally released. We discuss his experiences and ask the question "What is Freedom?" ACA3 is the "Assembly Constitutional Amendment 3" which proposes to remove pro-slavery... more

We're back live with Season 3 Episode 1 of Abolition Today. Join Max Parthas and Yusuf Hassan Sunday, January 2nd, for the Season 3 Premier of Abolition Today. News on the slavery abolition movement, music, spoken word poetry,... more

Sincere Ignorance and Conscientious Stupidity The most dangerous thing in the world "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." -Martin Luther King Jr. Tonight we directly address the... more

Is it a lawless land? Has the constitution been so systemically violated that it's become the supreme joke of the land? Has our rights ever been respected or have they been denied generation after generation? Who violates?... more

We are joined by a special guest. Professor Joy James. The Ebenezer Fitch Professor of the Humanities at Williams College. Author of ; Shadowboxing: Representations of Black Feminist Politics; Transcending the Talented Tenth:... more

Award winning author and SUNY historian Robert Chase author of; "We Are Not Slaves' State Violence, Coerced Labor, and Prisoners' Rights in Postwar America.

We captured so many historically critical moments of 2021 like a goldfish in a bowl with music, spoken word, and poetry. On 11/21/21 we share 60 minutes of our favorites. Our use of art and music is one of the things that sets us... more

The first episode of 2021. We introduced the legal concept of badges and incidents of slavery as a tool for liberation. Putting the onus on congress and section 2 of the 13th amendment to address these ongoing crimes. "Section... more