Struggle

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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Ukraine Series #3: DSA Statement on Ukraine

Ukraine Series #3: DSA Statement on Ukraine

This is the third installment of our Ukraine Series, a number of pieces focused on the invasion of Ukraine by Russian state forces. This is all in lead-up to Maine DSA's next General Meeting on April 3, 2022, which will be a panel discussion open...

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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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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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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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Portlanders rally for COVID hazard pay

Portlanders rally for COVID hazard pay

On January 3, Portland’s City Council will vote on whether or not to repeal the state of emergency that was enacted on August 2, 2021. Without a state of emergency in place,  Portland minimum wage workers, or any worker making less than $19.50/hr...

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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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