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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

A Visit to Tulane

For the first time since Fall 2019, I got on a plane on Monday and flew to New Orleans; Professor Adam Feibelman very graciously invited me to participate in the
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Health and Fitness Update

Back in July, when I wrote this, I was so touched to receive an enormous amount of support from friends and colleagues; my journey back to health was even featured
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What is the CA Attorney General’s Job?

On July 9, 2020, the #StopSanQuentinOutbreak coalition held a press conference outside the prison gate to draw attention to the medical crisis behind bars. The five weeks that preceded the
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BREAKING NEWS: Tentative Ruling in San Quentin Cases; Judge Howard Declares that CDCR Caused“the Worst Epidemiological Disaster in California Correctional History.” Appeal in Plata; Order Blocked in North Kern

This week has seen several important developments in the legal cases associated with COVID-19 in prisons, the most recent of which is a tentative ruling (subject to objections from the
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