New Abolitionists Radio: The Impact of Modern Slavery on Voting Rights


Today is the September 26th, 2018 live broadcast of New Abolitionists Radio hosted by Scotty T Reid and Max Parthas.

Tonight, we’re going deep into Felony Disenfranchisement laws and its history. From Greece’s Civil Death codes to the black codes after the Civil War. From Civil rights to now. I’ve peeped the slavers game. Been researching all week and ya’ll know how I am when I get my teeth into something. I look for thing’s others can’t see because they aren’t using an abolitionists perspective.
If you have a background in the issue, something to add, or you just want to learn out loud with us, today is the day.

On and near this day in history.

• On September 29, 1975 on channel 62 in Detroit, Michigan, the first television station in the United States owned and operated by African Americans began broadcasting. Founded by William Venoid Banks, It was Banks’ vision that WGPR-TV provides African Americans with crucial training and experience in the television industry, allowing many local blacks the opportunity to work “behind the camera” in producing, directing and other roles which placed content on air. The station ran till 1995.
http://www.blackpast.org/aah/wgpr-tv-1975-1995

In direct action news.

• The RIGHT 2 VOTE CAMPAIGN
Needs your support. It is a nationwide campaign being initiated by people currently confined in the United States. This campaign grew out of the August 21 National Prison Strike Demands, specifically, point #10: The voting rights of all confined citizens serving prison sentences, pretrial detainees, and so-called “ex-felons” must be counted. Representation is demanded.
http://sawarimi.org/right-2-vote-campaign

• Then also, remember to Vote Amendment A in Colorado to remove the exception clause to slavery from the state constitution.
https://ballotpedia.org/Colorado_Amendment_A,_Removal_of_Exception_to_Slavery_Prohibition_for_Criminals_Amendment_(2018)

• Our Abolitionists in profile tonight is William Lloyd garrison.
In 1831, Garrison published the first edition of The Liberator. His words, “I am in earnest — I will not equivocate — I will not excuse — I will not retreat a single inch — AND I WILL BE HEARD,” clarified the position of the NEW ABOLITIONISTS.
Garrison was not interested in compromise.
http://www.ushistory.org/us/28a.asp

• Our Riders of the 21st-century Underground Railroad today Valentino Dixon. Mr Dixon, 48, had maintained his innocence during 27 years behind bars for a shooting in Buffalo, New York.
He walked free this month after another man formally confessed to the murder.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45582610

As always, we have a little time and a lot to cover.
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New Abolitionists Radio is an award-winning weekly radio broadcast and podcast series started in 2012 to bring awareness to legalized slavery and human trafficking in the United States which is inadequately referred to as “mass incarceration”.


The 13th Amendment of the US Consitution did end slavery when it carves out the exception clause that led directly to Jim Crow laws across the country, primarily in the South to target the  large African-American populations the vast majority who were formerly enslaved and put them into what became known as the convict leasing system which is still in practice in less barbaric ways than in the 1800s. Because of the 13th Amendment, all persons of every age, sex, gender, race, religion or national origin can legally become of slaves regardless of guilt or innocence.

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