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Shark! Reading Jaws in Trump’s America

Shark! Reading Jaws in Trump’s America

It’s beach season here in Maine, and killer sharks are in the news again. Maine occupies the northernmost range of the great white shark, but thanks to climate change, these apex predators are now stalking our rapidly warming coastal waters with...

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Maine Mural Podcast: Guns and Chipotle

Maine Mural Podcast: Guns and Chipotle

Today we're pleased to reintroduce the Maine Mural Podcast. After a long hiatus, the podcast returns to bring you readings of two recent Pine & Roses articles, Augusta Chipotle Workers Speak Out by Wil Thieme, and America's Desensitization to...

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Augusta Chipotle Workers Speak Out

Augusta Chipotle Workers Speak Out

On July 20th, in response to the sudden closure of the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Augusta that had recently announced their first-in-the-nation unionization campaign, comrades from Maine DSA drove up to support their fellow workers in protest. Also...

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Fake Abortion Clinics in Maine

Fake Abortion Clinics in Maine

We are re-running this piece from April in light of the on-going attack on abortion rights, and Maine DSA's growing new campaign to expose and put pressure on Maine's Crisis Pregnancy Centers to close up shop. As the article below will make clear,...

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IAM Conference: Between a Rock, Union, and a Hard Place

IAM Conference: Between a Rock, Union, and a Hard Place

On Saturday, June 4 the Maine State Council of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM or simply “the Machinists'') hosted their Biennial Conference in South Portland.  The conference featured twelve keynote speakers,...

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The Real Problem with Food Trucks

The Real Problem with Food Trucks

Many column inches have been dedicated to the recent food truck controversy on the Eastern Prom of Portland. The ‘debate’ is framed in traditional neo-liberal terms, with free-market entrepreneurs (the food truck owners) hustling for a living and...

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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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