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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.

Corona Couture and the Fast-Fashion Face Mask

Ella Egidy Jacobin
woman making a COVID-19 mask The fast-fashion industry has long been known for exploitative practices, which have continued during the pandemic, despite the health risk to garment workers. “Fashion masks,” substitute actual protection for mere simulation.

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Coronavirus at the Bottom of the Supply Chain

James North The Nation
Kalpona Akter standing in front of a colorful abstract mural. The coronavirus will likely strike the Global South more viciously than it is currently hitting the United States and other well-off nations. The pandemic has the potential to devastate poorer nations with weak health care systems.

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