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Photographs of Portsmouth Square

David Bacon Stansbury Forum
In presenting these images of Portsmouth Square, in San Francisco’s Chinatown, I’ve tried to keep in mind some of the ideas of Paul Strand, the great modernist and realist photographer.

Friday Nite Videos | October 8, 2021

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Sanders' Blunt Rejoinder to Manchin's 'Entitlement Society' Word Games. Happy 25th Anniversary Fox News! Here's Why Hollywood Crew Workers Have Authorized a Strike. There’s Hope in the Latest Climate Report. Blue Bayou | Movie.

Blue Bayou | Movie

The timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. A Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, struggling to make a better life for his family, discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

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America Was Eager for Chinese Immigrants. What Happened?

Michael Luo The New Yorker
In the gold-rush era, initial ceremonial greetings soon gave way to bigotry and violence as Chinese immigrants were tarred as a “coolie race” and cast as a threat to free white labor. The two books under review tell the story of how and why.

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Minnesota Rice: Twin Cities Chefs Team Up To Combat Racism

Cinnamon Janzer Food & Wine
Asian American chefs are sharing their stories the best way they know how—through food. "We're trying to get people to start that conversation about anti-racism, but start it by inviting people to the table," Minnesota Rice founder Nguyen says.

Tidbits - May 27, 2021 - Reader Comments: Palestine, Israel; George Floyd; Society Without Landlords; Military Spending; Chile; Asian & Asian American Books for Children & Teenagers; Solidarity with Palestine Resources; Memorial Day; Music Therapy;

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Reader Comments: Palestine, Israel; George Floyd Changed the World; Society Without Landlords; Military Spending; Chile; Asian & Asian American Books for Children & Teenagers; Solidarity with Palestine Resources; Memorial Day; Music Therapy; more...

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Narrative Napalm: Malcolm Gladwell’s Apologia for American Butchery

Noah Kulwin The Baffler
Portside typically aims at reviewing books offering a radical, cogent POV. This is not the case for the book here, a political slapdash whose trade-promoted author justifies if not glorifies mass slaughter in promoting war aims and imperial ventures.
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