Today is the October 3rd, 2018 live broadcast of New Abolitionists Radio with hosts Max Parthas andScotty T Reid. http://
• Tonight, we’re all Kanye West all day. We’re hoping he calls into the program as we’ve sent quite a few invitations. Big Shout out to our listeners and supporters who went full twitter bomb.
Why are we talking about Kanye West? Because that brother has publicly announced himself as a slavery abolitionist. In one single tweet, he had millions of people all over the country talking about the 13TH amendment for the 1st time.
We watched like hawks and tonight we go deep into it all.
On and near this day in history.
• October 1st, 1962, James Meredith, an African American man, attempted to enroll at the all-white University of Mississippi. Chaos soon broke out on the Ole Miss campus, with riots ending in two dead, hundreds wounded and many others arrested, after the Kennedy administration called out some 31,000 National Guardsmen and other federal forces to enforce order.
• Nat Turner (October 2, 1800, to November 11, 1831) was an enslaved African American who became a Christian evangelical preacher and made history as the leader of one of the largest slave revolts in America on August 21, 1831.
Following the insurrection, Turner evaded capture for six weeks, but he was eventually caught and later brutally lynched. The incident ended the emancipation movement in that region and led to even harsher laws against enslaved African Americans. While Turner became an icon of the 1960s black power movement, others have hypocritically criticized him for using violence as a means of demanding change while at the same time extolling the virtues of the American revolution.
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.
• Then also, remember to Vote Amendment A in Colorado to remove the exception clause to slavery from the state constitution.
• In honor of his birthday, Our Abolitionists in profile tonight is Nat Turner.
• Our Rider of the 21st-century Underground Railroad today is Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender whose life sentence was commuted after 21 years in prison. Johnson was convicted in 1996 of conspiracy to possess cocaine and attempted possession of cocaine and spent a third of her life in prison. Thanks to the lobbying efforts of Kim Kardashian, Alice’s sentence was commuted and she was freed in June of 2018.
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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.