T. Sinclair

T. Sinclair has an M.A. in History from the University of Maine. They are a life long Mainer and member of the Pine & Roses Editorial Collective.
Articles by T. Sinclair
America’s Desensitization to Gun Violence

America’s Desensitization to Gun Violence

Ten people in Buffalo, NY on May 14. Twenty-one people in Uvalde, TX, including nineteen children, on May 24. Most people will recognize the events alluded to here: recent mass shootings in the United States. We know about these two events because...

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May Day and Migrant Justice in Portland

May Day and Migrant Justice in Portland

On May Day, 2022, hundreds of people from thirty communities rallied to their nearby Hannafords to urge the corporation to respect dairy farm workers. As it stands, Hannaford cannot guarantee that the dairy they offer comes from farms that treat...

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LD 1816 to Promote Labor Education

LD 1816 to Promote Labor Education

Both the Maine House and Senate have recently passed LD 1816, An Act To Promote Labor Education through the University of Maine System. This bill would direct the University of Maine System to establish a labor and community education center at the...

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Ken Bailey: Radical Black Socialist

Ken Bailey: Radical Black Socialist

Ken Bailey was born February 20, 1946 in New York City. He was raised in St. Albans, a neighborhood on the south east side of Queens, by Black working-class parents who influenced Ken with their leftist thoughts and actions. Now, almost 76, Ken...

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Maine DSA Holds 2022 Statewide Convention

Maine DSA Holds 2022 Statewide Convention

How do we organize a campaign to democratize the entirety of Maine’s energy grid? Engage with local debates about national flashpoints like teaching racism in schools? Unite renters at risk of eviction at a time when neighbors talk less and less?...

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Portland Faces Critical COVID Decisions

Portland Faces Critical COVID Decisions

As both the Delta and Omicron variants of COVID-19 wash over Maine, the Portland City Council will soon debate whether to extend the city’s State of Emergency (SoE). This debate appears to highlight the classic division between, on the one hand,...

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Maine Socialists Offer COVID Vaccine Clinic

Maine Socialists Offer COVID Vaccine Clinic

On Monday, December 27, the Maine Democratic Socialists of America (MDSA) sponsored a pop-up COVID vaccine and booster clinic in Portland. As with all COVID vaccine clinics so far, this event was offered at no cost to the public regardless of their...

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Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

Landlords Resist Granting Tenants Rights

On Wednesday, June 16, 2021, Justice Marygay Kennedy heard oral arguments in Portland’s Maine Superior Court for a case that cuts to the heart of the new rent control law in Portland: the ability of people to regulate the rental market during an...

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