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Anti-War Movements: What Changed?

Anti-War Movements: What Changed?

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have long been compared to the US aggression in Vietnam. The similarities are obvious: broad support for an imperialist project at first until guerrilla fighting tactics prove the US soldiers are in over their...

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LD 1816 to Promote Labor Education

LD 1816 to Promote Labor Education

Both the Maine House and Senate have recently passed LD 1816, An Act To Promote Labor Education through the University of Maine System. This bill would direct the University of Maine System to establish a labor and community education center at the...

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Struggles Over Care Will Shape the Future of Work

Struggles Over Care Will Shape the Future of Work

A version of this article was originally published on Bill of Health, the blog of Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard Law School, as part of a digital symposium, Build Back Better? Health, Disability, and the Future of Work Post-COVID. The author draws...

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Parents Organizing for Power

Parents Organizing for Power

If you’ve heard of Parent Ambassadors from Educare you’re likely a preschool parent. Either that, or you are on one of the various boards, agencies or advisory groups that count one as a member. Or you’re one of the government officials or...

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Putin, Biden, Big Oil, and $5 Gas

Putin, Biden, Big Oil, and $5 Gas

As the world places sanctions on Russia for the invasion and occupation of Ukraine, prices at the gas pump have skyrocketed. Two interpretations of this phenomenon have dominated the political discourse, and they’re both wrong. MAGA Republicans are...

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Review: Come and See, war is hell in (Belo)Russia

Review: Come and See, war is hell in (Belo)Russia

Sharky is a Maineiac from Portland rambling about all things art, and music of every stripe, including rock, progressive, jazz, symphonic, Lieder… and food, too. He writes regularly at Shark on Arts. In 1985 Russian filmmaker Elem Klimov released...

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Ukraine Series #2: Putin must not destroy Odessa

Ukraine Series #2: Putin must not destroy Odessa

The seizure of Odessa would solidify President Vladimir Putin’s control of Ukraine’s Black Sea coast. Russian troops have already captured several smaller port cities, shelling civilians and destroying infrastructure along the way. An assault on...

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