Wednesday, December 30, 2015

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 12/30/2015

December 30th2015. Our stories include;
• The Intercept is reporting that a Geo Group private prison enslaver senior executive assured investment bankers that the so-called criminal justice reforms floating around Congress will do nothing to stop them from profiting off of 21st Century Slavery. So feel free to continue investing.
• While the DNC faces charges from the Sanders campaign of trying to give an advantage to Hillary Clinton, the current DNC head U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a former Clinton adviser in her last campaign for President, has another reason to favor Clinton. In 2011, she expressed support for immigration detention facilities run by the world’s largest private prison enslaver CCA.
• Regarding the Clintons, people like to point to the Clinton administration and talk about how prosperous the USA was under his economic policies. However, what is not discussed is how private prison slavery contributed to that so-called prosperity. Let’s look back at how California’s prison factories alone produced$150 million in sales annually during the Clinton regime.
• Speaking of California, it has become the first state in the nation to ban grand jury hearings involving police shootings and excessive force cases. Prosecutors will now be responsible for deciding whether or not press criminal charges against law enforcement officers. While this is being seen as a “reform” victory, we say not so fast. What kind of difference would that have made in the case involving cops killing Tamir Rice in Cleveland.
• As you have noted when states are standing out we’ll stop our alphabetical order of examining states and go directly to said offender. Today the offender is of the highest order. Ohio Is ‪#‎Ferguson‬
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Clarence Moses-EL who was sentenced to 48 years in prison after a woman said she dreamed he was the man who raped and beat her in the dark. He who was granted a new trial after spending 28 years in prison and released in this month.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is John Rankin (1793-1886), a white southerner by birth, was active in the original burst of antislavery sentiment from the American Revolution and Second Great Awakening. When Henry Ward Beecher was asked after the end of the Civil War, “Who abolished slavery?” he answered, “Reverend John Rankin and his sons did.
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 12/23/2015



Our stories tonight include;
• A report from the Daily Xexus say The University of California has sold approximately $25 million worth of indirect investments in private prison corporations after the Afrikan Black Coalition, which encompasses UC’s nine Black Student Unions, revealed in November that the University held shares in private prisons.
• A study by Vera Institute of Justice says that U.S. jails now hold nearly 700,000 inmates on any given day, up from 157,000 in 1970, and the Vera Institute of Justice found that smaller counties now hold 44 percent of the overall total, up from just 28 percent in 1978.
Jail populations in mid-sized counties with populations of 250,000 to 1 million residents grew by four times and small-sized counties with 250,000 residents or less grew by nearly seven times, Vera’s analysis shows. In that time large county jail populations grew by only about three times.
• A report from Counter Current news cites an injunction filed by the FOP which insists that preserving records that may be used against corrupt CPD violates Section 8.4 of its bargaining agreement with the City of Chicago and they have begun to destroy evidence.
• In a microcosm example of a widespread issue nearly 10 per¬cent of the Greenwood, Mississippi’s 15,000 population was on probation for minor offenses like traffic violations and owing fees to ta private Probation Company. The company had entitled itself to profits of at least $48,000 a month, all paid for, as one county official said, “off the backs of the poor people.”
•The Los Angeles Police Department has announced that of 1,356 allegations of biased policing against them by civilians, zero of those allegations were valid.
Imagine that.
In our America Is #Ferguson Series I get to speak from personal experience. As a NJ native I feel it is my honor and duty to expose this slave state. So tonight I take it home and show with facts that New jersey is Ferguson.
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Ramona Brant. Brant, 52, had been serving a life sentence for a first-time, nonviolent cocaine possession charge. Brant was one of 95 federal inmates whose sentences he commuted Friday, the vast majority of whom were nonviolent drug offenders like her.
• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Robert Smalls (1839 – 1915).

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 12/16/2015



December 15th 2015:
• Lawmakers in Massachusetts want prisoners to pay room and board. Under Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr’s (R-Gloucester) latest proposal, inmates would have to pay $2 a day for their food and housing. They would have two payment options: coughing up the money after they re-enter society or using money earned through prison labor. You heard it right. Work for slave wages so they can take it right back or leave prison in debt to the state.
• The Prison Policy Initiative released its report laying out the numbers in Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2015. We’ll examine their numbers.
• Using a tactic straight out of the black codes circa 1866 four students at Tennessee Bolivar Central High School were charged with indecent exposure for reportedly wearing sagging pants to school in November, and two of the students were jailed for the offense.
• In the oral arguments Wednesday for a Supreme Court affirmative action case,Justice Antonin Scalia—a well-known critic of affirmative action—suggested that the policy was hurting minority students by sending them to schools too academically challenging for them. Basically saying black children are too dumb for white schools.
• Representing a group of black pastors Bishop E.W. Jackson says “Police are an absolute necessity for the safety of law-abiding citizens in the community, and so calling them ‘pigs in a blanket’ and saying insulting things only serves to make things less safe for the average Black person that is not out there committing crimes. Secondly, that the black lives matter groups are disgraceful, demonic and evil. Also saying ” the fact that literally every year thousands of young Black men are dying in the streets in Black-on-Black crime is completely ignored” by Black Lives Matter.” We’re going to talk about this living in a bubble, white Jesus and slave master loving ignorance tonight.
• While Max gets reorganized in the new house our America is Ferguson Series will be on hold. I’m literally running on an internet that has 1/10th the processing power it should have making research online this week very difficult.
• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is George Allen Jr.was exonerated on January 18, 2013, in St. Louis, Missouri, after serving over 30 years in prison for the murder of Mary Bell, a young court reporter. Allen was convicted based in part on a false confession, police “tunnel vision” and blood type evidence that was said to include Allen, but actually eliminated him as a possible contributor.
• In honor of the past week’s events pertaining to the celebration of the 13th amendments 150th anniversary s Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)
Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The New Age of Slavery in the USA

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Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary on legalized slavery and human trafficking.

December 2nd 2015:

• In a bombshell discovery we uncover another story of false arrests by white racist police and court officials. Members of a narcotics investigation squad for the police department in Dothan, Alabama planted drugs and weapons on young black men since the mid-1990s with the approval of their superiors — one of whom is currently the state’s Assistant Director of Homeland Security.

• Also in Alabama Alexander City, will no longer jail people who are too poor to pay their fines. “Previously, the police department had been jailing all those who could not afford to pay without any consideration of their financial situation by the judge,” SPLC senior staff attorney Sara Zampierin told ThinkProgress in an email. “These changes abolish that practice and require the court to make the determinations required by the constitution.”

• The 1st of the Freddie gray trials began today and the defense actually used all six of their strikes on black people. The majority of which on men of color, many of them younger. Which conforms to many peoples' fears that young men of color may be seen as biased against the police and therefore be excluded from the trial. We’ll discuss it tonight.

• Per request on a need to know now basis, in our America is Ferguson Series we examine the state of Rhode Island. • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Donovan Allen. A Washington state man who was convicted of killing his mother 15 years ago will be freed from prison after investigators said new DNA tests linked another man to the crime.

• Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is James Forten (1766-1842)

Thursday, November 26, 2015

The fraud of the Congressional 13th Amendment Commemoration

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Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary concerning legalized slavery and human trafficking. Due to unforeseen circumstances, our America is Ferguson Series will continue next week.

Tonight our top story will be the continued fraud of the US Congress commemorating the passage of the 13th Amendment to the US Constitution that despite popular myths, did not abolish slavery and human trafficking associated with the slave trade. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced via his website that “On Wednesday, December 9, congressional leaders will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which formally abolished slavery in the United States.”

As Chicago marches to demand fundamental changes in the city and an end to systemic police criminality after the video of Laquan McDonald being murdered by Chicago police thug Jason Van Dyke, another story that was reported earlier this year is gaining attention again. A Burger King district manager is once again telling the media that after McDonald was killed in the street near one of the restaurants, four to five cops came in and asked to see video footage captured on store cameras and after they left, they had deleted almost an hour of the footage showing the execution. There is no known investigation into the conspiracy to cover up the murder of the 17 yr-old teenager. Will the

Feds finally start tracking the true number of people killed or shot by police in the United States? Considering US Attorney General Lorretta Lynch’s recent rejection of requiring police to report shootings to the feds, many activist remain skeptical.

A Sherriff blames jail overcrowding on the for-profit prison and jail industry.

This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Donald Eugene Gates, a man who spent 27 years in jail after being wrongly convicted of a crime he didn’t commit.

Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is evangelist, abolitionist, and feminist, Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio!

 
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Open Forum on ending legalized slavery in the USA

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Unfortunately, Max will not be with us tonight as his wife and partner in abolitionism suffered a medical emergency and has been hospitalized. Please keep Tribal Raine in your thoughts and prayers.
Tonight will host open phone lines and an open forum on the issue of legalized slavery and human trafficking. We will also share news related to the issue.

A couple of stories we will look at are as follows...

Pennsylvania was sued by political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal over the withholding of medicine from prisoners by prison officials. Oral arguments were heard today in the case Abu-Jamal v. Kerestes.

Twelve students from Black Students United — a student-run umbrella organization representing the interests of black Cornellians — entered President Elizabeth Garrett’s office Tuesday to submit a letter outlining demands for the University to divest its endowment from interests based in prisons and mass incarceration.

California officials voted on Thursday to divert US$500 million to open new jails, replacing jail beds with medical and mental health beds. Criminal justice and civil rights activists protested the decision, which counters the purpose of the popular Proposition 47, passed last year to re-classify low-level felonies to misdemeanors and redirect funds to reduce recidivism.

The Ohio ACLU reported on a new trending issue within the jails that involves inmates being forced to pay fees during incarceration.


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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Remembering the vets behind bars over unjust laws and politics

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November 11th 2015: Today is Veterans Day and in case you didn’t know it, veterans make up 3/4s of a million people in our for-profit prisons today. Nothing says thank you for your service like being baked to death” inside a sweltering jail cell on Rikers Island as was the case with homeless veteran Jerome Murdough whose only crime was trying to stay warm outdoors on a cold night. The truth is millions of Americans are not enjoying the freedoms they gave their lives to gain. No one is safe from slavery. Not even our veterans.

• How bad is the problem of mass incarceration for military veterans? Let me read you a quote: "A conference, sponsored by the Justice for Vets division of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, focuses on veterans involved in the criminal justice system as a result of substance abuse and mental health problems. There are some grim statistics behind this issue: One in six returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan suffers from a substance abuse disorder; since 2004, the number of veterans treated for mental illness and substance abuse has increased 38 percent, and 81 percent of arrested veterans had a substance abuse problem." "VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, in his keynote speech at the conference Monday, said that homelessness also stands out as another key factor for incarceration. He said, “nearly 58,000 [veterans] are estimated to be homeless on any given night. I am told that incarceration is the No. 1 predictor of homelessness." From our story tonight -VA AND DEFENSE CHIEFS CONFRONT REALITY OF 700,000 INCARCERATED VETERANS

• In a research article by Scotty Reid we discovered that US taxpayers are spending an estimated $15,653,500,000.00 dollars per year to incarcerate veterans over non-violent drug offenses.

• The GEO Group and CCA, two of America’s top private prison enslavers had their quarterly earnings report and as usual Yohanan will give us the breakdown from the transcripts. If you want prophesies of prisons these are the men and women who will tell you where things are going. Straight from the enslavers mouths.

• In our America is Ferguson Series we examine the state of New Hampshire today.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Alfred Dewayne Brown, who spent 10 long years in a texas prison for a murder he did not commit and Our Abolitionist in profile tonight is the first African American diplomat Ebenezer D. Bassett, (1833-1908)

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Alabama puts a new biological twist on legalized human trafficking

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 Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary on legalized slavery and human
trafficking.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

More than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs acknowledge legalized slavery & human trafficking a problem in the USA

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Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary related to 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking. Asserting that “too many people are behind bars that don’t belong there,” More than 130 police chiefs, prosecutors and sheriffs — including some of the most prominent law enforcement officials in the country — are adding their clout to the movement to reduce the nation’s incarceration rate. The group includes the police chiefs of the nation’s largest cities, including William J. Bratton of New York, Charlie Beck of Los Angeles and Garry F. McCarthy of Chicago, as well as prosecutors from around the country, including Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney.

Wisconsin’s capital city arrested nearly one-third of the Black children who live there in 2013A report from the American Civil Liberties Union found that more more than 80 percent of the children who are sent to state juvenile detention centers from Madison’s Dane County are Black youth. Many Black children are arrested for normal childhood behavior, yet charged with crimes like “disorderly conduct.” According to Amren.com, a Black child is 14 times more likely to be arrested for disorderly conduct in Madison, than a white child.

• Rather than face federal investigations Judicial Correction Services Inc., a company that once was criticized by a judge as helping Harpersville run a "debtors prison" and "judicially sanctioned extortion racket," is being allowed to pull up stakes and leave scot free after dozens of towns cancelled contracts with the company around the state. JCS issued a brief statement Monday that it was ceasing operations in Alabama..

• Our message is getting out. A little-known provision in the Kentucky Constitution that still allows for slavery as a form of punishment is drawing calls for change in next year’s General Assembly. Specifically Section 25 of the Kentucky constitution states that: “Slavery and involuntary servitude in this state are forbidden, except as a punishment for a crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted.” “It’s inapplicable, and it’s outdated language,” said John Johnson, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. “The horrors of slavery and what it means — we ought not have that in our public constitution.”
The human rights commission is urging lawmakers to pass legislation next year to amend the wording. If adopted by a three-fifths majority in both the House and Senate, voters would still have to approve the changes in the 2016 general election.

• Tallying more than 600,000 online votes over the last few months, "Women on 20s" has been campaigning to replace Jackson with a woman has chosen Harriet Tubman, the 19th century abolitionist who escaped slavery and led other slaves to freedom via the ‘Underground Railroad.’ As their pick to adorn the $20 bill and now plans to petition the White House. Their goal is to have a new bill in circulation by the year 2020 .

•Today we will not be doing our America is #Ferguson segment. Instead we’ll open the lines for callers and continue next week with Nevada is #Ferguson.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Shawl Whirl. More than 25 years after police tortured him into confessing to a murder he didn't commit, Shawl Whirl walked out of an Illinois prison Wednesday afternoon, finally free. An appeals court in August threw out his conviction and ordered a new trial, but he never went back to court. Prosecutors dropped the case, and on Tuesday, a judge dismissed all charges.

• Our Abolitionist in profile is William Lambert, (1817-1890)

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

#Montana is #Ferguson

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Tonight is open forum as we deviate from usual format. Give us a call and discuss any news you have learned concerning 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking.

In the news....
  • The US government just weeks after President Obama visits a prison, thousands of drug war victims are due to be released with tens of thousands more to be released later. This is big news and a jubilant time for the freed and their families.
  • US AG Loretta Lynch made the ridiculous statement that she does support mandates to require cops to track those they kill. During the same interview she did say she supports states right's to legalize cannabis.
  • California is granting amnesty for traffic and non-traffic tickets. Why is forcing the state to give up a sizable chunk of money derived from policing for profit?
  • Washington State police have a virtual license to kill? The state is discussing revoking that license.
  • A state population that is 90% white and .06% black. If you’ve been following the America is Ferguson series you already know how this is going to look. Like someone is hunting black people and throwing them in cages in unbelievably unequal numbers. Today we show that...Montana is #Ferguson.
  • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Eric Caine, 24, and Aaron Patterson, 25, who were tried together in 1989 and convicted by separate juries of stabbing an elderly couple to death on the south side of Chicago. On March 16, 2011, 25 years after his conviction, the state of Illinois dismissed all charges against Caine and Cook
  • Our Abolitionist in profile is Sarah Remond (1826-1894). an African-American abolitionist, an eloquent orator, and inspiring leader – who made her first speech against slavery when she was just sixteen.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

#JusticeIsNotForSale Act w/ activist attorney Nekima Levy-Pounds

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Sept 30, 2015 - We have a special guest joining us tonight to provide an analysis on the historic Justice Is Not For Sale Act submitted by Bernie Sanders on September 18th.

Our guest is Nekima Levy-Pounds. The Abolitionist Attorney. An award-winning professor of law, civil rights attorney, and a nationally recognized expert on a range of civil rights and social justice issues at the intersections of race, public policy, economic justice, public education, juvenile justice, and the criminal justice system.

Professor Levy-Pounds also serves as a consultant to various civil rights groups, business entities, public policy organizations, academic institutions, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

She also serves as the chair of the Minnesota State Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and is the co-chair of Everybody In, a regional collaboration of over 40 stakeholders across different sectors working to close the racial unemployment gaps in the region by 2020.

Professor Levy-Pounds is active in the local community, serving on the boards of the Minneapolis Foundation, Catholic Charities, the African American Museum, and Growth & Justice. She is also the author of numerous scholarly articles and essays on structural and systemic issues that impact poor communities of color. She is one of the leading voices in #BlackLivesMatter Minneapolis, and in May of 2015 was elected as president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP

• We’ve helped expose this crime and today we report a victory. Whole Foods has announced it will stop using their prison labor program after multiple protests around the country and a barrage of negative media coverage from national news outlets.

• In a constant miscarriage of justice In 2014 there were 700,993 arrests for marijuana in the United States. That's one every 45 seconds. That's also 7,000 more than the last year, with nearly 90 percent of those arrests for simple possession.

• This week it was announced that Oregon will be expunging the old records of marijuana offenders, along with their new legalization plan. It’s a tricky deal and we’ll tell you how.

• Members of the Florida Republican Party conducted a secret meeting to lay out a plan to unseat Congresswoman Corrine Brown through redistricting. The plan – spearheaded by Florida State Rep. Janet Adkins – would pack inmates/felons who are ineligible to vote into the 5th Congressional District. As lawmakers and GOP activists in the meeting were secretly plotting against Brown, they were also secretly being recorded. We’ll play it for you tonight.

• Today on New Abolitionists Radio we examine the state that inspired our investigations and studies. A state that has been charged with gross constitutional violations and unlawful acts by its courts, governing body and police departments. Where the extortion is so blatant that the city asked the police to increase revenues and 33,000 outstanding arrest warrants, or an astonishing 26 per resident are issued in one city alone.A state proven to be racist and discriminatory up to and including murdering unarmed civilians in cold blood. Like Mike Brown and Kajeme Powell. THE STATE which brought out national guards, tanks and tear gas on civilians protesting their violated rights as human beings. THE STATE which was so egregious that it started a series of national movements. Today we take it home and show you that this state is truly represented by the uncovered nightmares of a key city Missouri is #Ferguson

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Reginald “Reggie” Griffin, 53, was sentenced to death for the July 12, 1983 stabbing of James Bausley in a yard at the Moberly Correctional Center (then known as the Missouri Training Center for Men). In August 2011, the Missouri Supreme Court vacated Griffin’s conviction after finding the state had withheld evidence related to another prisoner who was likely involved in the murder. The charges were dropped in October 2013 after prosecutors indicated they did not have sufficient evidence to convict him.

• Our Abolitionist in profile is Frederick Starr Jr. (1826-1867),

Abolish Private Prisons #JusticeIsNotForSale

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Are “Americans” Comfortable With Prisons For Profits & Modern Slavery?

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On the anniversary of the passing of The Fugitive Slave Laws, Senator Bernie Sanders released legislation to ban private for profit prisons from the US. The “Justice Is Not For Sale” Act. The 1st presidential candidate or sitting president to have done so since the birth of privately owned corporate prisons some 45 years ago and the 1st to try and legislatively end the practice of selling people on the open market since Abraham Lincoln. We consider this a major victory in our efforts to end modern slavery in America. You’ll hear about to hear it word for word in a moment.

• We have a clip from an interview with Noam Chomsky that we want you to hear. It helps explain why we need such legislation and we need it now.

• Similar to the Annie Duhkan case Hundreds of criminal cases in Oregon are being reevaluated after accusations that forensic analyst Nika Larsen of the Oregon State Police Laboratory stole drugs she tested. We’ll give you the info.

• A car chase turned deadly in Northern San Bernardino on Friday, when police shot and killed an unarmed man from a chopper. Yes. Like Mutual of Omaha. Like a big game hunter. We’ll share the story later.

• In what we consider another abolitionist victory, a delegation of the human-rights arm of the Organization of American States received an earful Monday from alleged victims of police abuse in Miami-Dade County, during the first leg of a fact-finding mission into racial discrimination and police violence in the U.S.

• A panel of activists, researchers, community members, and other volunteers on Monday unveiled a new report with 189 “calls to action” to address the scourge of racial inequity in and around St. Louis, Missouri, illuminated by a year of protests following the police shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last August. Yohanan has the details

• We skipped it last week so let me ask again. What state did not actually ratify the flawed 13th amendment until 2013? What states longest running commissioner of prisons facing prison himself for using the entire states corrections system as his own personal money maker? What state has had federal judges call their juvenile detention centers “Cesspools of unconstitutional violations?” Where were the very last plantation chattel slaves in America freed from? The answer is Mississippi. Tonight we show that Mississippi is #Ferguson.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Michelle Dawn Murphy who was 17 years old when she was convicted of first degree murder involving her own child in November 1995. She was freed in May 2014 based on DNA evidence and was exonerated four months later when Harris declined to retry her because of insufficient evidence.

• Our Abolitionist in profile is Anna Murray Douglass (1813-1882) who is best known as the first wife of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass. Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Modern Abolitionism w/ Muhiyyidin D’baha & Christopher Irvin




We have a special program tonight featuring two incredibly active and powerful voices from guests who also happen to be New Abolitionists.

Muhiyyidin D’baha will be on shortly. He is a lead organizer in the Charleston, SC chapter of BLM, a social activists and an abolitionist. He’s on the ground and on location across America’s rebellion hot spots. He’ll be featured in an upcoming PBS documentary which tapes this weekend. Muhiyyidin and I have had some incredibly memorable experiences together over the past year and tonight he shares his insights with us and you.

Our second guest will be Christopher Irvin. Abolitionist, Social activist, human rights advocate, a lobbyist on behalf of post sentence prisoners’ rights and a City Council candidate in Baltimore. MD.

• We’ve also got a few big stories on our list and if time allows we’ll try and squeeze them in. Be sure to follow us in real time on our facebook page for links to the articles we’ll discuss.

• Here’s a few questions. What state did not even bother to ratify the flawed 13th amendment until 2013? What states longest running commissioner of prisons is in prison himself for using the entire states prison system as his own personal money maker? What state has had federal judges call their juvenile detention centers “Cesspools of unconstitutional violations?” The answer is Mississippi. Tonight we show that Mississippi is #Ferguson.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is 34-year-old Jarrett Adams who was incarcerated after a rape conviction in Wisconsin at 17. With help from the Wisconsin Innocence Project, Adams was exonerated after 10 years in prison.

• Our Abolitionist in profile is Anna Murray Douglass (1813-1882) who is best known as the first wife of black abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

If you are convinced that slavery was never abolished in the USA and you want to join with other abolitionists, join the group Move To Abolish 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

NYPD punishes cops who will not practice racism on the job


Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary on 21st Century Slavery and human trafficking. September 9th 2015:

• More than two years after a class action lawsuit exposed the quota policy behind the NYPD’s rampant use of stop-and-frisk, new lawsuits filed this week allege the system requiring officers to make a certain number of arrests and issue a specified number of tickets and summons, is still in effect. And officers of color are threatened and punished for speaking out against it.

• More than 2,000 criminal cases in Baltimore could be thrown out as a result of a retrial motion accusing the state’s attorney’s office and police of “deliberate and willful misrepresentation” of their methods of evidence collection—and attorneys say there may be many more such cases.

• Baltimore officials have reached a $6.4 million settlement with the family of Freddie Gray, an agreement they say is the right step for a city still recovering from riots and demonstrations sparked by the 25-year-old’s death from an injury suffered in police custody.

• If you’re looking to make some money, try locking up toddlers. One for-profit prison company has found that incarcerating infants, toddlers, children, and mothers—as long as they’re undocumented immigrants—is a great way to boost their revenue by upward of $49 million over the previous year..

• Black men have been killed by police in California at eight times the rate of other residents over the past decade, according to records released under the first in a series of new state initiatives to disclose data on the use of deadly force by law enforcement.

• A two billion dollar DOC budget with over 15 thousand employees. More than 100,000 people in jails, prisons and under DOJ supervision. In our Ferguson is America series, Tonight we show how Michigan is #Ferguson.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Bobby Johnson. A 16 year old boy with an IQ of 69 against a homicide detective who claimed a 100% success rate framed him and forced him into a confession. In July 2007, Johnson pled guilty to murder and was sentenced to 38 years in prison. On September 2, 2015, New Haven State’s Attorney Michael Dearington filed a motion to vacate Johnson’s conviction after it was found that critical evidence had been supressed. On September 4, 2015, the motion was granted, the charge against Johnson was dismissed and he was released.

• Our Abolitionist in profile is Reverend James William Charles Pennington. 1807 – 1870. Educator, clergyman, orator, author, and abolitionist. New Abolitionists Radio seeks to educate listeners to the glaring fact that slavery was never abolished and is still practiced by the state and federal governments constituting the United States of America along with multi-national corporations.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

COINTELPRO Media Attacks on BLM


September 2nd 2015:

 • The Black Lives Matter movement is facing a string of concentrated ad hominem attacks. We’ll question why this is so from an historical and abolitionists perspective and offer our opinions.

 • Brooklyn’s own freedom fighter Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson is at it again. The Brooklyn district attorney’s office has found a smoking-gun email that blows up a senior prosecutor’s sworn claim that for years she couldn’t find a key piece of evidence in a murder conviction that was being appealed. Because that Ruddy Quezada, who has served more than 23 years in prison may gain his freedom.

 • Jamycheal Mitchell, arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5. We’ll talk about the details.

 • In a new article Ring Of Fire Radio said: "For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don’t have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don’t like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells." The new abolitionists will expand on this phenomenon of prison slave labor.

 • As of late we’ve seen right wing racist media parade out their champion slavecatcher Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr of Milwaukee, Wisconsin as an “expert” and a mouthpiece for white supremacy. We’ve had to do this before and we’ll do it again. Let’s talk about Sheriff “black lies matter” and his city of Milwaukee.

 • As you know every week we do our research on a state and it's connection to the Prisons (private and federal), DOC budgets, Parole, Probation, Juvenile detention, Population by race, and State Rates of Incarceration By Race and Ethnicity. We call it the America is ‪#‎Ferguson‬ Series. Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we expose the truth behind the state of Wisconsin. What they are doing, who they are doing it to and why. You will not believe your eyes or ears. Wisconsin is #Ferguson

 • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Jeff Mizanskey of Jefferson City, MO. After 21 years behind bars for a marijuana-related crime, Jeff became a free man Tuesday.

 • Our Abolitionist in profile is Osborne Perry Anderson (1830–1871). An African-American abolitionist and the only surviving African-American member of John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry,

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio. New Abolitionists Radio seeks to educate listeners to the glaring fact that slavery was never abolished and is still practiced by the state and federal governments constituting the United States of America along with multi-national corporations.


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Abolishing Private Prisons


Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary. Today's Topics: • Ferguson’s new municipal court judge, Judge Donald McCullin, issued an order Monday to withdraw all arrest warrants issued before the end of last year saying he is “continue the process of restoring confidence in the Court” yea right. Let’s talk about that. • More than a dozen once-profitable private prisons in Texas have failed, including one this month in South Texas. Let’s check the details and find out what is going on in Texas. • Philadelphia police officer Matthew Zagursky is being accused of extortion after a video surfaced online that shows him forcing a driver to buy tickets to a fundraiser - or else. • Last week in Sumpter, Sc I went to see Bernie Sanders speak on abolishing private prisons and spoke with his team there. We’ll listen to what I heard and discuss it here on New Abolitionist Radio. • Speaking of Senator Sanders, Today on New Abolitionists Radio the America is #Ferguson series continues. There is no rule making us do each state in alphabetical order. So let's break the pattern and go with what's relevant. Today the senators home state of VERMONT is #Ferguson. • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is 32-year-old John Grega of Vermont. In December 1994, Grega was arrested and charged with aggravated murder and aggravated sexual assault. After DNA evidence found him innocent He was released on bond on August 22, 2012. And then it got worse… we’ll tell his story. • Our Abolitionist in profile is Vermont’s U.S. Sen. William Upham. (August 5, 1792 – January 14, 1853)



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Thursday, August 20, 2015

Devilish Liars


At New Abolitionists Radio we've uncovered a nest of evil liar breeding dragons called "the narratives". A wicked bunch of reptilians indeed. So tonight we pull our swords of truth out and start fact hacking them to pieces. • False narratives like “you can fight it in court”, “black on black crime is an epidemic”, “we’re in a post racial society” and “Don’t commit a crime and you won’t go to prison.”• Tonight the America is ‪#‎Ferguson‬ series continues. We've reached Massachusetts and will put it under the abolitionist microscope. • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is CHRISTOPHER ABERNATHY. On January 15, 1987, a jury convicted Abernathy of first-degree murder, aggravated criminal sexual assault, and armed robbery. Because he was 17 at the time of the crime, Abernathy was not eligible for the death penalty. Instead, he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. After DNA testing and 30 years imprisonment, On February 11, 2015 Christopher walked away a free man. • Our Abolitionist in profile is William C. Nell (1816-1874) Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

A former prison guards perspective on the prison plantation



Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we are joined by former prison guard and military veteran Thomas Sanders. Two weeks ago Thomas briefly explained how things go down from a 1st hand witness’s perspective. Last week a power outage forced us to reschedule his return. Don’t miss his interview tonight. • Top prison enslavers and profiteers CCA and GEO group have had a recent quarterly earnings report. Often hearing their reports is like listening to a promise of what new efforts to incarcerate and monitor the population is on the enslavers agendas. Yohanan listened closely and we’ll give you the breakdown. • A new report from the Washington Post shows how the most poorest and crime ridden communities are as lucrative as a condos in the Hamptons. We’ll explain how mass incarceration creates ‘million dollar blocks’ in poor neighborhoods. • On the 1 year anniversary of the #Ferguson rebellion the city is once again in a state of emergency with multiple shootings, deaths and heavily armed possibly racist militias roaming the streets. Over 100 arrests are reported including notable names like Cornel West and leading journalist. Activists have even shut down a major highway as they demand justice and freedom from oppression & tyranny. • In our #Ferguson is America series, today we zoom in on the state of Maryland. We're looking at patterns and practices of institutional racism statewide. Fiscal relationships to private, state and federal prisons. Population disparities represented in prisons and jail. Budgets and expenditures. Police forces, business ownership and more. • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Anthony Ray Hinton, 58, who spent half his life on Alabama’s death row, sentenced to die for two 1985 murders that for decades he insisted he did not commit. • Over 28 years, the outside world changed while Hinton spent his days largely in a 5ft by 8ft prison cell. Children grew up. His mother died. His hair turned gray. Inmates he knew were escorted off to the electric chair or the lethal-injection gurney. He was set free on this April after new ballistics tests contradicted the only evidence – an analysis of crime-scene bullets – that connected Hinton to the slayings. •Our Abolitionist in profile is Anthony Bowen (1805-1872) Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Cops and the horrors of legalized neo slave catching


Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary on 21st Century Slavery & Human Trafficking

• Tremaine Wilbourn turned himself in after a fatal encounter with Memphis police. He’s already been tried and convicted by the police chief and the media yet no one has seen the dash cam video. His bail is 10 times that of Dyllan Roof who massacred 9 people in Charleston, SC this past June.

• United Auto Workers Local 2865, the union representing 13,000 teaching assistants and other student workers throughout the University of California, called on the AFL-CIO to end its affiliation with the International Union of Police Associations (IUPA) in a resolution passed by its governing body on July 25. We’ll tell you why abolitionists should support this idea.

• On the heels of a public apology in June by Whole Foods CEOs over allegations that the store overcharges customers for seafood, produce, and other goods weighed by the pound, the grocery chain is now under fire for its use of cheap prison slave labor to produce some of those goods in a central Colorado prison complex where inmates are paid as little as 74 cents a day for the goods and services made at CCI. Dennis Dunsmoor, director of the program says CCI makes about $64 million a year, and employs about 2,000 inmate slave laborers.

• Attorney generals across America are facing serious criminal charges. So what happens when a state’s top cop is corrupt? You call it tomato, we call it reasons for RICO charges and we’ll explain why tonight.

• In our ‪#‎Ferguson‬ is America series, today we focus on Maine. Where private prison company CCA just spent $25,000 on behalf of Republican candidate Paul LePage, A man that is now Maine’s newly-elected governor. State law forbids putting Maine prisoners in a for-profit prison. So instead the governor is looking to use human trafficking tactics by sending Maine prisoners to the company’s prisons outside of Maine.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Everton Wagstaffe. After nearly 23 years behind bars, and an even longer legal battle to prove his innocence, he is finally free. Everton Wagstaffe was declared innocent July 2015 of kidnapping, sexual assault and murder

• Our Abolitionist in profile is Samuel Burris.


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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking in the USA

Tune in for two hours of news and discussion on 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking. Join Max, Scotty and Yohanan as they cover some of the recent news related to modern slavery and weekly segments featuring “Riders of The 21st century Underground Railroad”, “America is Ferguson” and “Abolitionists in Profile”.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

Slavery is real it is here and you are a target


Tune in for two hours of news and discussion on 21st Century Slavery and Human Trafficking. Join Max, Scotty and Yohanan as they cover some of the recent news related to modern slavery and weekly segments featuring "Riders of The 21st century Underground Railroad", "America is Ferguson" and "Abolitionists in Profile". Join our Facebook Group Move To Abolish 21st Century Slavery today and become a New Abolitionists.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

White Supremacy, terrorism and slavery


Our stories tonight include:

• On July 18th from 12 noon and also 3-5 PM in Columbia, SC the KKK and other white supremacist terrorist groups will be allowed to hold a huge rally at the statehouse capitol grounds exactly one month after 9 innocent Charleston, Sc AME church parishioners including a state senator were murdered by a disciple of such groups. By all reports this could end up as a national event and a possible flashpoint as many opposing groups and individuals are coming from all across America to stand in opposition to this form of state sanctioned terrorism.

• The president just commuted the release of 46 nonviolent offenders. He will also be visiting an Oklahoma prison and recording for a documentary. We’ll talk about that as well as his speech yesterday at the NAACP's 106th National Convention.

• In our #Ferguson is America series, today we focus on the state of Kentucky. A state that practices human trafficking, is ranked 7th in the top ten most racist states and recently released a police union open letter to activists threatening their lives and freedom if they dare call police racists. Week after week the patterns and practices become clearer and clearer. America is #Ferguson.

• This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Levon Brooks who served 16 years in Mississippi prisons for a 1990 rape and murder of a three-year-old girl that he didn't commit. In 2008, DNA testing cleared another man, Kennedy Brewer, who had been sentenced to death for a nearly identical murder that happened in the same town less than two years after the crime for which Brooks was convicted. The DNA results implicated the perpetrator of that crime, and he confessed to committing both murders, clearing Brooks.

• Our Abolitionist in profile is Sojourner Truth (c. 1797-1883) An evangelist, abolitionist, and feminist.

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.
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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Burn & Bury Confederate Flag Revisted w/ John Sims



Tonight we’ll be re joined by our guest John Sims, an artist from Sarasota, Florida, who honored the constitutional right of self-expression by staging burnings and burials of the Rebel flag, that troublesome symbol of the Old South that many, particularly African-Americans, associate with slavery, white supremacy and state-sponsored terrorism and lynchings. He came to Columbia, Sc to personally direct the 13 flags Burn and Bury project. We’ll talk about the experience. Our stories include:

 • The NYPD and city lawyers are engaging in a “stunning pattern” of evidence destruction in a high-stakes class-action case alleging cops have issued 850,000 bogus summonses due to a quota system, new documents charge..

 • An astounding new study released on Tuesday morning by the San Francisco based Women's Donor Network has completely blown the lid off the complete lack of diversity of America's elected prosecutors.

 • According to an investigation conducted by Dana Liebelson, there are currently 6,000 children throughout the Land of the Free currently being held in prison facilities for adults. In her alarming report, Liebelson outlines the details of several cases of horrific abuse of children within the US Prison System 

• NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of New Yorkers accused of low-level or non-violent crimes won't face the prospect of raising cash for bail under a plan that seeks to keep such suspects out of the troubled Rikers Island jail complex.

• In our ‪#‎Ferguson‬ is America series, today we focus on the state of Kansas. Week after week the patterns and practices become clearer and clearer. America is Ferguson.

 • This week’s Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Alan Newton who On July 6, 2006, was exonerated of rape, robbery, and assault charges. He had asked for DNA testing in 1994, and his request was denied because evidence had been presumed to be lost. In 2005, at the Innocence Project’s request, the district attorney’s office found the rape kit after an exhaustive search. Postconviction DNA testing then proved that Newton was not the perpetrator of this crime

 • Our Abolitionist in profile is David Walker 1796 - 1830 Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio. Join the Move To Abolish 21st Century Slavery