Todd Chretien

Todd Chretien is a high school Spanish teacher, translator, and author. He runs Fair Share Farm in Wayne and is a member of Maine DSA and the Pine and Roses editorial collective.
Articles by Todd Chretien
Ukraine Series #2: Putin must not destroy Odessa

Ukraine Series #2: Putin must not destroy Odessa

The seizure of Odessa would solidify President Vladimir Putin’s control of Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. Russian troops have already captured several smaller port cities, shelling civilians and destroying infrastructure along the way. An assault on...

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Ukraine Series #1: Five Reasons to care about Ukraine

Ukraine Series #1: Five Reasons to care about Ukraine

Why should people in Maine care about the Russian invasion of Ukraine? As the great American socialist Eugene V. Debs put it, “Wars throughout history have been waged for conquest and plunder. The master class has always declared the wars; the...

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Review: Farming While Black

Review: Farming While Black

Farming While Black: Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land, Chelsea Green Publishing, White River Junction, Vermont, 2018, $34.95 Leah Penniman’s Farming While Black is a groundbreaking contribution to the fight for social...

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MOFGA and the Organic Farming Revolution

MOFGA and the Organic Farming Revolution

This week's We Are What We Eat column by Todd Chretien reviews the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association's The Organic Farming Revolution: Past, Present, Future Family farms hold a special place in American history as symbols of...

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Farming for a Better World

Farming for a Better World

Global climate change is tightening its grip on Maine. It’s set to be 40 degrees or more and pouring rain on Wednesday, January 5, from Kittery to Farmington. I don’t know about you, but I find reaching for my umbrella after Christmas depressing....

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Tahmoor Khan speaks about racist attack in Bangor

Tahmoor Khan speaks about racist attack in Bangor

On Friday night, August 20, two individuals committed a hate crime against Tahmoor Khan and his family, spray painting racist graffiti on his car and destroying the family garden. Pine and Roses’ Todd Chretien spoke to Tahmoor to get his views on...

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