Reports

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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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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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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Revolutionary Optimism

Revolutionary Optimism

In the summer of 2020, I became radicalized. Somewhat. In quarantine, I was exposed to left wing ideas that clicked with my experience with the world so far. I had been given language to articulate the discontent and inequality that my previous...

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Parenting through the pandemic

Parenting through the pandemic

Does it feel like living in a fascist state on a dying planet is a lost cause at this point? It’s a serious question I don’t have an answer to. I’d like to say “no” but no matter which party is in charge, they will continue to empower the police...

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Gov. Mills throws public power a curveball

Gov. Mills throws public power a curveball

Wil Thieme from the Maine Public Power campaign looks at Gov. Janet Mills's legislative entry into the fight to make our electrical grid a public good.  ***** Gov. Janet Mills knows CMP is deeply unpopular and can see what that might mean when we...

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Driven Out By Burnout

Driven Out By Burnout

This is part of a series, “The Great American Burnout,” that focuses on interviews with Mainers who experienced burnout during the pandemic. Sam Spadafore sat down with LCPC turned realtor Kary Goodman to share her story on leaving the social...

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