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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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It's Easter Sunday and National Poetry Month. We've got Poets, Preachers and Teachers who will break down slavery in Black and White. - The story of Ota Benga - The History of White People in America - How America Invented Race... more

This week we are joined by members of United Tennessee to talk about their ballot measure to abolish slavery in the state for the first time. TN is one of FIVE states so far that will give citizens the opportunity to vote to abolish slavery in... more

In our first broadcast for National Poetry Month we'll be honoring the legendary wordsmith Gil Scott-Heron and discussing the critical role of proper perspectives. We know like he knew that "the first revolution is when you change your mind".... more

You heard a taste of her work and research a few weeks ago during S3-E8 Runaway Slave Syndrome. This week she joins us live! Professor Sinha has written for The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Review of Books,... more

(REPLAY) This week we examine the human trafficking and warehousing bodies aspects of modern legal slavery. America has the largest prison population in the world. With only 4% of the worlds population we have 25% of it's... more

We've come a long way and covered a lot of ground since S1-E1 of Abolition Today on March 15th 2020. The day Breonna Taylor was murdered by Kentucky slave-catchers. We'll share some of the highlights, favorite moments, and look... 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... more

It's the day after the Abolish Slavery National Network Quarterly Gathering and we're joined by Jean'na Anthony Kenney of Ohio's EPIC- Ensuring Parole for Incarcerated Citizens. A nonprofit prisoner rights advocacy group specializing in... more

In this episode we discuss false narratives surrounding the antebellum abolitionist efforts. To assist in that endeavor we're going to listen to some of Professor Manisha Sinha's lecture "Did Abolitionists Cause the Civil War?" Manisha Sinha... more

On this day, one day before the birthday of Frederick Douglass, Max and Yusuf are joined by ASNN leadership member Savannah Eldrige. Savannah Eldrige is a registered nurse and founder of Be Frank 4 Justice. Formed to help ensure... more

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