Pine and Roses Editorial Collective

PineandRoses.org is dedicated to building solidarity with working-class, feminist, anti-racist, indigenous, ecological, immigrant, LGTBQ, housing, and education struggles across the state of Maine from Kittery to Calais, from Madawaska to Rumford. We're socialists fighting to make Maine life the way it should be.
Articles by Pine and Roses Editorial Collective
May Day Thoughts

May Day Thoughts

The office is empty today. Folks are with family or friends, celebrating the holiday or the good weather, as they should be. May Day doesn’t always fall on a Sunday, but when it does, it feels right. Most Americans don’t give a thought about May...

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Ukraine Series #3: DSA Statement on Ukraine

Ukraine Series #3: DSA Statement on Ukraine

This is the third installment of our Ukraine Series, a number of pieces focused on the invasion of Ukraine by Russian state forces. This is all in lead-up to Maine DSA's next General Meeting on April 3, 2022, which will be a panel discussion open...

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On This Labor Day, Remember

On This Labor Day, Remember

It’s Labor Day yet again, and while many of us will spend it grilling, visiting family, or meeting up with friends, many of us aren’t familiar with the hard and arduous road it took to achieve this day of respite for workers. And, even fewer of us...

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Will Gov. Mills’s veto pen open the door to LePage?

Will Gov. Mills’s veto pen open the door to LePage?

Gov. Janet Mills deserves more thanks than most governors for her competency in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s little doubt that her steady hand reduced the death toll significantly in Maine. Credit where credit is due. And she has...

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Solidarity with Nasreen, fight for a radical charter

Solidarity with Nasreen, fight for a radical charter

It’s been a rough year for the Chamber of Commerce and its friends at City Hall. Last November, Portland voters passed four referenda providing for a $15 an hour wage, renter protections, Green New Deal building codes, and a ban on police use of...

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Running Back Cove for Breonna

Running Back Cove for Breonna

While out supporting our local farmers market in Payson Park (temporarily relocated from Deering Oaks owing to a browntail moth infestation), Pine and Roses bumped into Nina Boutin, sporting a Justice for Breonna Taylor racing bib pinned over her...

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Mainers Want Pine and Roses

Mainers Want Pine and Roses

“Welcome to Maine: The Way Life Should Be.” That’s what the sign said when you crossed over the Piscatiqua River bridge into Maine starting in 1987. And we’ll be the first to say that there’s a big kernel of truth to that sentiment. Then along came...

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