New Abolitionists Radio is an award-winning weekly radio broadcast and podcast that started in 2012 to bring awareness to legalized slavery and human trafficking in the United States preserved by the 13th Amendment of the US Constitution. This issue is often inadequately referred to as “mass incarceration”. Legalized slavery through prisons, jails and detention facilities and the mistreatment of those incarcerated in them constitute severe Human Rights violations per The Universal Declaration of Human Rights on a mass scale.
NA Radio – Take Back The Bronx w/ Jessica & Jamal
Jessica Rodriquez, a member of Take Back The Bronx and works with Root & Branch Collective NYC, will join us in a discussion concerning obtaining accurate information from inside jails and prisons about the horrors of prison slavery. To that end, another group has emerged called Eyes On You NYC that is taking up some of these issues.
I am a mother and a grandmother who has a son who has been through the system his whole teenage life and adult life. All my children and grandchildren's fathers have been held captive at one point or another in these cages they call jail/ prison.
As part of the Eyes on you Committee, it is our goal to push our way into these cages to directly speak with the people who are suffering there. We want to be the eyes and ears to deliver accurate and true information about the horrors that go on inside, we want it to be told directly from those suffering. We want people released. Cages kill, we know this. They kill not only the spirits of our people but their physical bodies as well. - Jessica Rodriquez
Jamal has been a Take Back The Bronx Member since 2019, a writer, political organizer born and raised in the Bronx.
Recent press release from Eyes On You NYC about these issues:
NA Radio – Talking In The Spirit of Mandela
In the Spirit of Mandela is holding its 4th Webinar ahead of October's Tribunal called 'Fulfilling Our Mission: Youth Against Genocide'. There will be a panel discussion w/ organizers focused on youth, spoken word poetry, film, music, and Q&A.
Guests: Emok & Kevin
NA Radio – A Modern Abolitionist’s Journey w/ Max Parthas
Join Tag and Scotty as they speak with Max Parthas, a former co-host of New Abolitionist Radio and the current executive producer and co-host of the Abolition Today radio show and podcast. We will be talking with Max about the latest developments in the New Abolitionists Movement to abolish slavery first by removing language from individual state constitutions and the US Constitution's exception for slavery and involuntary servitude, which allow both practices in the United States in federal, state and private prisons.
Max Parthas's Bio:
Max Parthas is a multi-published, multi-recorded, Spoken Word Artist, Slavery Abolitionist, and Social justice Activist. Mentored by poetic activist legends Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets, and the leader of the Black Arts movement Amiri Baraka, Max comes from a proud lineage of artistic social changemakers. In addition to being named national Poet of The Year twice, he is the recipient of the Missouri CURE Marc Taylor Activism Award, the Will Bell Humanitarian Award, and the “In The Spirit of Malcolm X” award from MX Media for his abolitionist activism.
His decades-long volunteer work includes being the current Acting Director for the Paul Cuffee Abolitionist Center in Sumpter, SC. A State Operations Co-Director for the Abolish Slavery National Network. Abolishslavery.us. and Co-host/Executive producer of Abolition Today (a unique online modern-slavery abolition episodic podcast with an international audience.) abolitiontoday.org
In the past 5 years, Max Parthas was instrumental in organizing two of the largest prison slavery work strikes in US history. (2017/2018) where he also spoke as a keynote speaker. He directly assisted in removing slavery exception clauses from the state constitutions of Colorado (2018), Utah, and Nebraska (2020). And aided in divestment campaigns that have cost private prison industries over 15 billion dollars to date, and according to recent speculations, left one of the largest privately owned corporations on earth (The GEO Group) near bankruptcy. 48% chance.
Max has also been key to organizing over 30 states under the ASNN objective of ending constitutional slavery. Tennessee and Oregon are already ballot items for 2022 and over a dozen others states presently have similar anti-slavery legislation making its way through bill processes.
New Abolitionist Radio: Free Prakash Rally in Queens NYC
We spoke with Prakash & Max about the struggle to get charges dropped against Prakash who, at the age of 15, was convicted of murder based on a coerced confession.
The Free Prakash Alliance are holding a rally in front of the Queens criminal courthouse, Wednesday July 14 @ 1pm EST.
For more info on how to support:
NA Radio: NYC Stop The Police/Slave Catcher Raids!
Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio, several guests will join us for a discussion on the upcoming fundraiser and panel discussion related to the police raids in New York City. View the live stream on our New Abolitionists Radio Facebook page. Make sure to like and follow the page.
Sis Basir Sirajuddin is an area activist who currently has a son in prison slavery due to a wrongful arrest and prosecution.
-Yodaa Kreep is a rapper from the Bronx, who was taken from his community during the Boston Secor gang raids in 2017. Yodaa came home from prison in 2020 and is one of the participants in this year's We Home event from the Stop the Raids coalition.
-Max is an outside organizer with the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee-NYC and a member of the Stop the Raids coalition. Outside of organizing activities, Max is a teacher and researcher.
New Abolitionists Radio: Prison Slave Narratives – Pendleton Correctional Facility, Indiana
Calls from those currently experiencing prison slavery in the United States of America.
Pendleton Correctional Facility, Indiana
Sirajuddin Fundraiser: https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8kkHX4pukS
More Info on Sirajuddin’s Case: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Az0YAknpE8IxW1VtrXOVbeztvhSJekRO/view
The Pendleton Correctional Facility, formerly known as the Indiana Reformatory, is a state prison located in Fall Creek Township, Madison County, near Pendleton and about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Wikipedia
Address: 4490 W Reformatory Rd, Pendleton, IN 46064
Phone: (765) 778-2107
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This is one of my favorte podcast, I recommend this to just about everyone that I speak too. Very informative and has helped to inspire and encourage me to gt involved in this fight.