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Pedestrian Deaths in Portland are No Accident

Pedestrian Deaths in Portland are No Accident

Earlier this week, in broad daylight, 44-year-old cyclist Christina Holt was killed in a collision with a motor vehicle in downtown Portland. This continues a tragic trend in Maine, as well as nationwide, of a rapid increase in pedestrian deaths,...

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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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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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On the Line with Striking Machinists

On the Line with Striking Machinists

This piece was drafted on March 25, when Maine DSA members joined the picket line in solidarity with striking machinists at Cummins Inc. Pine & Roses is happy to report that after nearly two months on strike, the workers voted to ratify a new...

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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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Fake Abortion Clinics in Maine

Fake Abortion Clinics in Maine

For someone experiencing an unexpected pregnancy in Maine, there appears to be ample women’s health clinics to choose from to discuss options. However, at least twelve of these clinics are not what they appear to be. Fake abortion clinincs,...

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Author Hadas Thier to Speak!

Author Hadas Thier to Speak!

All are welcome to join the April 13th, 6 pm conversation with Hadas Thier hosted by Maine DSA’s Political Education Committee. RSVP here for the Zoom details. Hadas Thier frames her popular book, A People’s Guide to Capitalism (Haymarket, 2021),...

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