Opinion

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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Metabolizing Dissent

Metabolizing Dissent

Pine & Roses is a project of the Maine chapter of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Our publication mainly focuses on news and opinions about issues affecting working class Mainers and U.S. leftists. While the following piece is primarily...

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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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Anti-War Movements: What Changed?

Anti-War Movements: What Changed?

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have long been compared to the US aggression in Vietnam. The similarities are obvious: broad support for an imperialist project at first until guerrilla fighting tactics prove the US soldiers are in over their...

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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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Stop The Spiral From Becoming A Maze

Stop The Spiral From Becoming A Maze

This piece was contributed by reader and Southern New Hampshire DSA member Tim Denby. Tim attended Pine & Roses' January 22nd workshop where we asked attendees to write editorial pieces. If you live in northern New England and would like to...

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