Thursday, May 15, 2014

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 5/14/2014

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Our main stories for May 14th 2014 are: • The CCA Corrections Corporation Of America had it’s quarterly Earning call. Yohanan breaks down the information and some connections. • Prison Labor BOOMS as unemployment remains high and companies reap the profits. • It’s simple math. 23 Miami cops fire 377 bullets killing two men who had zero guns and injuring two police in the process almost killing one. • What is CCA? In their ongoing efforts to expose prison profiteers The ACLU drops facts and we share them today. • In the state newspaper an article by guest columnist Victoria Middleton Millicent brown says: “On this week’s 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Brown vs. Board of Education decision striking down de jur segregation, the school-to-prison pipeline once again is teaching children of color that they are indeed separate and that they are certainly not equal.” We pour salt in that wound with a report on the one person of Color sitting on the CCA board of directors. • Bold Blue Magazine publishes a great story by Madison Paige about the New Abolitionists and the modern Move To Abolish 21st Century Slavery. • In our state by state examination this week we review the Indiana state constitution for slavery language. The home of our friend Rev Mmoja Ajabu who recently ran for congress in Indiana on an abolitionist platform. • Our abolitionists in profile will be Harriet Jacobs (1813 –1897)

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