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, which tripled in the...

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 their workers with...

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 Day. It isn’t “our”...

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 contract on April 8...

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 focused on DSA, its...

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, sometimes referred to as...

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), by asking a series of...

MIAC ‘shadow report’ raises questions about surveillance, targeting of vulnerable Mainers

The following was authored by Dan Neumann and originally published in the Maine Beacon. It is reprinted here with permission.   Ahead of the first public internal audit by the embattled police anti-terrorism agency, the Maine Information Analysis Center (MIAC), a...

Ukraine Series #5: European Left Solidarity with Ukraine

The following is a reprint of a statement published on March 8, 2022, by a coalition of seven leftist European parties calling for leftists and governments to show material solidarity with Ukraine as that country faces an invasion by Russia. This reprint is part of...

Ukraine Series #4: Statement on the Temporary ‘Ban’ on Some Parties

The following is a reprint of a statement by the Ukrainian democratic socialist political party, Sotsialnyi Rukh (Social Movement), on the recent move by the Ukrainian government to ban political parties it claimed were either sympathetic to or cooperating with...

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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 this city of 1,000,000 people will place Putin’s name alongside Tsar Nicholas II and Joseph Stalin as one of the Russian Empire’s greatest criminals. 

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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 this city of 1,000,000 people will place Putin’s name alongside Tsar Nicholas II and Joseph Stalin as one of the Russian Empire’s greatest criminals.