Wednesday, June 29, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 6/29

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Today is June 29th 2016

In 2015 over 1200 people were Killed By Police but in the land of the forgotten called jails and prisons where there is far less scrutiny, compassion or concern and rarely any cameras, that number of deaths is at least triple every year.

Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we welcome attorney Hassane A. Muhammad. Founder of Warrior Law and CEO of NOI Lawyers and Law Students.

Hassane A. Muhammad will be discussing the case of Darius Robinson’s death inside a rural Oklahoma lockup which has been ruled a homicide, but no one has been charged with killing him as the prosecutor sits on the tape.

Today 35,000 people went to jail in America. Most for crimes of poverty or nonviolent drug related crimes. The vast majority of them are black and brown US citizens. 14 of those arrested and jailed today will never leave alive and 95% who go from jail to prison will never see a trial. Stay tuned for more.

We’ll go through this week’s collection of stories articles and events with an abolitionist perspective. We’ll discuss CCA and the recent articles from mother jones. One journalist spent 4 months on assignment inside CCA as a prison guard. What he saw and experienced is beyond unacceptable. We also have CCA by the numbers and will break some of those down for you.

Last week we told you about 3 senior NYPD police arrested for corruption. Today it’s the same story with 3 police chiefs in Oakland.

If you’d like to share a comment or question call in and join us 1-641-715-3660. The access code is 549032#

• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Malcolm Jabbar Bryant, 42 of BALTIMORE — A man who was has been in prison for about 18 years after he was convicted in the 1998 stabbing death of a 16-year-old girl. He was released last month after new tests showed that DNA on the victim’s T-shirt did not match his.

• Our abolitionist in profile is Mary Ellen Pleasant, (1814-1904. a conductor on the Underground Railroad.

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio

Thursday, June 23, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 6/22

Tune in for two hours of news, information and commentary related to 21st Century slavery and human trafficking.

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 6/1

Today is June 1st 2016. The 95th anniversary of the Tulsa Oklahoma massacre and you are tuned into the black talk radio network. 35 blocks housing 1,256 residences were destroyed, about 400 black people lost their lives, over 800 suffered injuries and 10,000 were left homeless. The most prosperous black community in America burned to the ground with attacks by an all-white militia that included dropping bombs from planes on people’s homes, public lynching’s and executions. We thought somebody ought to remember this day and here at new Abolitionist radio we will. • Tonight’s program will off the cuff. Unplanned and organic. Its been an exciting week and we’ll delve into events. Feel free to call in and join us 1-641-715-3660. The access code is 549032# • Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Marvin Lamont Anderson who became the ninety-ninth person in the United States to be exonerated due to post-conviction DNA testing. He was only eighteen years old when he was convicted of robbery, sodomy, abduction, and rape. Anderson was released on parole 15 years later, but it took another four years to be exonerated. • Our abolitionist in profile is William Wilberforce (1759 -1833): The Politician Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Abolitionists Radio Weekly 5/25/2016

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Tonight on New Abolitionists Radio we will be joined by The Rev. Cheryl Rivera of the Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations! Rev. Rivera was one of the leaders in the battle to keep the GEO Group private prison company out of their community.

• A heartbroken Bronx family says their 22-year-old son, who was serving prison time, died and was buried without them ever knowing. NY1's Dean Meminger filed the report we’ll be sharing tonight

• While there’s broad support for sweeping reforms, aptly named Arkansas Republican senator Tom Cotton argues that the United States doesn’t lock up nearly enough of its population and wants more prisons.

• The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Monday that Georgia prosecutors discriminated on the basis of race when they excluded two black prospective jurors from serving in the trial of a black defendant facing the death penalty. This can have large ramifications if we start challenging the tens of thousands of cases where an all-white jury sent black people to prisons.

• In the ongoing organized and simultaneous national prison rebellions the country faces right now we are seeing a pattern of abuse and retribution against prison organizers seeking nothing more than human rights, dignity and an end to prison slavery. They are in the fight of their lives and unless we let their stories be told no one will ever know the life and death struggles they face today. So saying our next story involves three men incarcerated in Massachusetts who were working with a prison reform caucus of state legislators and have been thrown in solitary confinement, in an apparent retaliation against their activism and an attempt to disrupt further communications.

• A story I’d like to cover if time allows is out of NY. Yesterday U.S. District Judge Frederic Block (E.D.N.Y.) issued an extraordinary opinion explaining his decision to impose a non-prison sentence on a young woman convicted of importing cocaine, based on the severe collateral consequences that she faces. While other federal courts have factored collateral consequences into the balancing of factors required by 18 U.S.C. § 3553(a), this is the first time a court has justified its action in such detail. We have the details of his written opinion.

• Our Rider of the 21st Century Underground Railroad is Keith Allen Harward. Keith was released from Nottoway Correctional Facility in Burkeville, VA on Friday, April 8, 2016 after being wrongly convicted of the 1982 slaying of a Newport News man and the rape of his wife.

• Our abolitionist in profile is Stephen Smith, (1795-1873). The chairman of the African American abolitionist organization in Columbia, Pennsylvania

• If you have war stories from the field we want you to call in and give us all updates. Especially regarding the upcoming national prison labor strike on September 9th and the current Alabama prison labor strikes. We want to hear about any divestment efforts also. So call us at 1-641-715-3660. The access code is 549032#

Expect all of that and more tonight on New Abolitionists Radio