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Compassionate Perspectives on Criminal Justice, Civil Rights, Animal Rights, and Social Change

Nourishment for Social Justice Activists and Supporters

Compassionate Scholarship

Blog posts, articles, and books on social justice, the criminal justice system, human rights, social justice and animal rights.

Compassionate Practices

Mindfulness meditation, heart practices, and musings of how to be present and awake with what arises.

Compassionate Cooking

Awesome vegan recipes and writings on food, family feasts and food justice.

Recent posts

Worried about Vaccine Mandates Potentially Causing Prison Understaffing? Guess What Actually Causes Prison Understaffing: COVID-19.

At first glance, today’s COVID-19 numbers for California prisons appear to be a grim reprise of the two previous outbreak waves: thousands of cases, with major outbreaks in several facilities.
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Omicron, Sirhan Parole Denial, Academic/Activist Exhaustion: Four Thoughts

Denying parole to aging, infirm people at this moment in time is… maddening. Several journalist friends called me yesterday about Gov. Newsom’s reversal of Sirhan Sirhan’s parole grant. Anyone who
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Omicron Is Here, and We’ve Learned Nothing

Let’s cut straight to the chase. Today’s CDCR ticker is showing 1,343 new cases and only three prisons with no cases (one of them is San Quentin, which may be
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Meaningful Ways to Support Animal Liberation through Criminal Law

Happy Return of the Light to all my readers! I hope the lengthening days and multifaith holidays of light are giving you some hope, even in the face of some
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