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Survival of the Kindest: The Evolution of Sympathy

By Faye Flam Inquirer Staff Writer TONY AUTH / The Philadelphia Inquirer (tauth@phillynews.com) Darwinism is more often associated with the liberal left than the conservative right, but it’s moved a long way across the political spectrum from Darwin’s day, when it was embraced by advocates of free-market economics, colonialism, and similar ideas today associated with […]


The Real Dr. Doolittle Show with Val Heart

Judith Trustone, Cats’ Secret Guide to Living with Humans | The Real Dr. Doolittle Show | Animal Talk | 504a1f9eaaec278218cd59526b4132d1


Torture the New Black? How We’ve Come Accept Cruel Treatment for Anyone Perceived as an ‘Enemy’

How “enemy creep” is Guantanamo-izing America. By Karen J. Greenberg Just in case you thought that “political correctness” had been thoroughly discredited in the culture wars of the 1990s, it’s back — and this time it’s being treated as a stalking horse for terrorism and getting pummeled all over again. You only had to listen […]


Global Kindness Revolution Teleseminar Part I

If you missed Part I of the Global Kindness Revolution Teleseminar, not to worry. You can access the complete audio file for the Global Kindness Revolution Part I using the link below: Global Kindness Revolution


Global Kindness Teleseminar Part II

The Global Kindness Revolution Part 2 Mini Seminar Free & Open to the Public Led by Judith Trustone of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, Founder of Sagewriters & TrustOneKindness Program Description— The Global Kindness Revolution is an antidote to violence and the lack of civility on both sides of prison walls. In this two-part program (the second part […]


Three Mile Island Woman

In remembrance of the upcoming anniversary of the Three Miles Island nuclear disaster and its relevance today, I’m posting “Three Miles Island Woman” which was published in a variety of places, none of which I’ve recorded. When friends who were sailing around the world stopped for a while in New Zealand, they saw the poem […]


Life Without Parole: When You Know You’ll Spend Your Whole Life in Prison

Even prisoner advocacy groups focus mainly on the conditions of confinement, without necessarily questioning sentences that drive prisoners to despair. By Liliana Segura Shawangunk Correctional Facility sits on a long swath of land in Wallkill, NY, just west of the Hudson River, and about an hour and 45 minutes north of New York City. Opened […]


Professors: Prison fails mentally ill women

By Chris Foreman TRIBUNE-REVIEW Sunday, March 13, 2011 Rosemary Gido calls state prisons asylums for the invisible, particularly women. A criminology professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Gido said an estimated 42 percent of women in U.S. jails and prisons are mentally ill, compared with 24 percent of men. In Pennsylvania, the Department of Corrections reports […]


Throwing Away the Key: Michelle Alexander On How Prisons Have Become the New Jim Crow

By Arnie Cooper In 1998 Michelle Alexander had just been hired by the northern-California chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (aclu) to head its Racial Justice Project. She was running to catch the bus to her new office when she glimpsed a bright orange poster proclaiming, “The Drug War Is The New Jim Crow.” […]


Group of formerly incarcerated people visit area, discuss prison reform

They have turned around their own lives, and now they want to turn around the di rection of the U.S. prison system. That is part of the message being presented by a group of formerly incarcerated people from across the country that employs the slogan “serving our country after serving our time.” Dubbed the Formerly […]


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