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Advocates: The U.S. Still Profits from Slavery Because the 13th Amendment Perpetuates Prison Labor

Democracy Now! presents Ava DuVernay's film on 13th, which traces the legacy of the 13th Amendment as a "new" slavery in which incarcerated individuals are treated as slaves. This section of the episode includes clips from the film and a short talk with Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Kevin Gannon of Grand View University, who both feature in 13th.

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As Ava DuVernay’s new documentary “13th” opens at the New York Film Festival, we speak to two people featured in the film: Malkia Cyril of the Center for Media Justice and Kevin Gannon of Grand View University. Read more...