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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 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

Max & Yusuf cover Rikers jail and all the horrors behind that island of death. We'll be joined by Dr Stewart who has spent the last 3+ years on Rikers awaiting a trial. Unlike just about every other coverage you've seen, we examine this hell... more

This week we're in Vermont for the Abolish Slavery National Network Anniversary Celebration. In honor of the special date, we're revisiting the beginning of the journey. Our broadcast from August of 2020 when the ASNN was newly formed... more

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... more

Max and Yusuf are joined by Curtis Davis. Author, abolitionist, and formerly incarcerated director of Decarcerate Louisiana. Curtis is a founding member and Executive Director of Decarcerate Louisiana, and the End Plantation Prisons... more

It's our 1st episode of Black August 2022. Martin Luther King Jr. warned that we face 3 evils in the world. Racism, Poverty, and War. In the 50 plus years since his assassination, racism has returned to its roots of forced bondage. Rebuilding a... more

3 Abolitionist Yankees met in Sumter South Carolina... it's not the start of a joke. It's today's reality. Max, Yusuf, and Tag will be broadcasting live from the Paul Cuffee Abolitionist center in Sumter, SC. With that in mind, we're going to talk... more

Max is back, +1. If you know you know. This week we're calling out the blatant hypocrisy of US elected officials. Frankly, we're sick and tired of it. It's the same old song over and over. Everything is called slavery BUT slavery. A... more

While Max is away, Yusuf will be joined by guest co-hosts Tag Harmon and Jean'na Kenney. We'll have a candid discussion about the forgotten and most times ignored history that 40% of the enslavers were white women. We'll... more

This is a special episode. We'll be joined by Shifa Rahman and Brian Palmer of the Convict Leasing and Labor Project and Savannah Eldrige of the Abolish Slavery National Network. The mission of the Convict Leasing and Labor Project... more

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