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US Senate: End Prison Slavery in the USA

US Senate: End Prison Slavery in the USA

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It’s time to abolish slavery in the United States! Slavery in America never went away but it simply moved to the prisons of the US.

Many of our children are being locked up and forced to work for big corporations in the so‐called “land of the free”.
Our 13th amendment was written to create a new category of slavery in America. The 13TH AMENDMENT states:
"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

The documentary film, "The 13TH" reviews the loophole in the 13th amendment.
  • Although the US has 5% of the world’s population it has about 25% of the world’s prisoners.
  • More than 60% of the people in US prisons are people of color.

How could this happen? How can such a deeply rooted racism exist in our world today? Worse than racism is that institutions don’t want to change the system because of profit.

Let’s call out to the United States Senate and demand that they remove the slavery system in our prisons. Let’s all build a future together that we can believe in.
Posted: 20 January 2017 (Updated: 8 February 2017)