Welcome to BTR News w/ Scotty Reid and on this segment, I will be talking about the current outrage and calls for boycotts against Starbucks for racist treatment of Black people and the lack of outrage concerning its reported use of prison slave labor to increase its bottom line.
“Picture a multi-billion dollar industry with corporate ties ranging from Boeing, Macy’s, Nintendo, Starbucks, and Victoria’s Secret.” Prison Slavery is legal and they are profiting. #BoyCottStarbucks over the use of prison slave labor. https://t.co/HcxeZvxLhX pic.twitter.com/ENjoJGTuCF
— Black Talk Radio (@blacktalkradio) April 16, 2018
I also want to discuss the reported riot at Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville, S.C. that result in 7 dead inmates and whether or not prison officials and anyone else in government are responsible for maintaining conditions that breed violence and graft and should be brought up on charges of negligent homicide in their failure to provide humane conditions for the people entirely under their control.
Everyone in prison is not a savage but everyone in prison is subject to savagery. Imagine doing a 5-year bid for failing to pay taxes and realizing you are in a place where a dozen deaths happen in a few months… https://t.co/HssYO7Zei2
— New Abolitionists (@NAREndSlavery) April 16, 2018
Joining me in a discussion about these topics is slavery abolitionist Max Parthas, a host, and producer of the award-winning New Abolitionists Radio.
Author: Black Talk Media Project founder Scotty Reid is the host of BTR News and New Abolitionists Radio which he co-hosts. He has been hosting and producing news talk radio and podcasting since 2007 and has interviewed hundreds of guests on various topics. He is also a freelance writer who focuses on social and political issues from around the world and has been published by various outlets. Currently, the live program is on hiatus but check the feed for pre-recorded podcasts.