Opinion

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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Maine DSA Convention 2021 – Opening Speech

Maine DSA Convention 2021 – Opening Speech

To celebrate this weekend’s 2022 Maine DSA Convention, we offer this speech from last year’s Convention, lightly edited here. Delivered by Maine DSA Steering Committee member Aaron Berger on January 23, 2021, it reflects on events of 2020 while...

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Op-Ed: Portland Must Keep Hazard Pay

Op-Ed: Portland Must Keep Hazard Pay

Tonight, the Portland City Council will vote on whether to strip Portland workers of the hazard pay we started earning on January 1, 2022. This is the same hazard pay that was enacted by a ballot measure put forward by the Maine DSA; the same...

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Why Welfare is Such a Convoluted System

Why Welfare is Such a Convoluted System

Why is welfare such a convoluted system in Maine? Well, there’s a fitting convoluted answer: The welfare programs themselves have been designed to be difficult and dehumanizing, and the staff in charge of implementing these programs and processing...

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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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One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 2

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 2

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 2 While Maine has some of the least restrictive abortion laws in the nation, the anti-Roe v. Wade majority on the Supreme Court and a raft of anti-choice legislation from Texas to Montana has put women’s access to...

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One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 1

One Mainer’s abortion story, Part 1

While Maine has some of the least restrictive abortion laws in the nation, the anti-Roe v. Wade majority on the Supreme Court and a raft of anti-choice legislation from Texas to Montana has put women's access to abortion services in the crosshairs....

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Rural Mainers need transportation solutions

Rural Mainers need transportation solutions

Tens of thousands of working-class rural Mainers need to get from point A to point B. Sometimes for work, sometimes for medical appointments, sometimes for groceries. If you don't have a car, what do you do? Pine and Roses' Coral Howe examines the...

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