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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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Artist Denies Cop Collaboration on Parkside Mural

Artist Denies Cop Collaboration on Parkside Mural

“Have you seen this?” a DSA comrade messaged me. “It’s a police badge!" Linked were two news stories about a mural at 82 Gilman Street in Portland, Maine that depicted two cats—one white, one dark blue, overlooking a sea of fish, with the words...

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Crash Course pt. IV: Socialism & Internationalism

Crash Course pt. IV: Socialism & Internationalism

This is the fourth and final installment of Maine DSA's Crash Course series. This series focused on introducing different topics related to socialism. One aim of this project was to have everyday working-class Mainers step up, research a topic, and...

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Crash Course pt. III: Socialism & Oppression

Crash Course pt. III: Socialism & Oppression

The Maine chapter of Democratic Socialists of America has put together an introductory crash course series on socialism and how it interacts with various topics. This is a program built to encourage everyday working folks to step up, do research,...

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Advocating for minor leaguers’ work

Advocating for minor leaguers’ work

The following was originally published by Marc Normandin on June 30th, 2021 via his Patreon Newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission from the author. Sea Dogs fans, pay attention. When Advocates for Minor Leaguers formed back in early 2020,...

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As Delta variant surges, anti-vaccine protesters march

As Delta variant surges, anti-vaccine protesters march

Howa Mohamed shared this video and commentary with Pine and Roses' readers after witnessing an August 14 march in Portland, Maine protesting Gov. Janet Mills's Covid-19 vaccine mandate for healthcare workers in Maine starting October 1. The march...

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Crash Course pt. IV: Socialism & Internationalism

Maine DSA presents: Socialism 101 Crash Course

Maine Democratic Socialists of America presents: Socialism 101 Crash Course. This video is part of a series designed to introduce new DSA members and anyone who's curious to the ABCs of socialist politics. In this episode, Joe D and TK compare and...

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