Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract

by M. Germon April 27 2022: Union nurses and supporters picket for first contract at Maine Med. (National Nurses United) After eight long months of negotiations, the nurses at Maine Medical Center are turning up the heat. Hundreds of people showed up in solidarity to an informational picket organized by the Maine Med nurses’ unionContinue reading “Maine Med Nurses Picket for Good First Contract”

Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit

by Ashley Rogers April 6 2022: Ukrainian National Guardsman, taken in 2022 during the Russian-Ukrainian War. (Wikimedia) It’s been over three months since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. After a push to capture key Ukrainian cities in the first few weeks of the war, stronger resistance than expected forced Russian military leaders toContinue reading “Russian Invasion Stalls, U.S. Arms Companies Profit”

Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!

by Elisabeth Wichser Working women in Argentina, Ireland, and Colombia have won access to abortion in the last decade, yet in some countries, like the U.S., the right wing has escalated attacks on abortion rights. In response to the leaked Supreme Court opinion draft against Roe V. Wade, protests to defend abortion rights—like the thousandsContinue reading “Organize and Fight for Reproductive Rights!”

Pride is a Protest!

by Emery Addams (Maine Educators Association, personal capacity) Over 50 years since the Stonewall Riots and the political origins of Pride month, the LGBTQ+ community is under attack. The most recent right-wing offensives are laws targeting trans people, and trans youth in particular. These range from Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill, which bans any mentionContinue reading “Pride is a Protest!”

Meet A Socialist – May 2022

by Jai Chavis During the 2016 election cycle, I desperately searched for solutions to the problems of police brutality, mass incarceration, and systemic racism in all its forms. It was then that I was introduced to the organization now known as the Independent Socialist Group who hosted a meeting discussing BLM and how to organizeContinue reading “Meet A Socialist – May 2022”

Inflation Crisis Hurts Workers

by Gray Hauff & Milena Germon With the prices of everyday goods on the rise and wages failing to keep up, working-class people are looking for answers and economic alternatives. Essentials are rising in cost—gas, groceries, and rent, to name a major few—and nobody in power seems to be doing anything to help working people. Continue reading “Inflation Crisis Hurts Workers”

“Don’t Say Gay” Bill Shows No Rights Guaranteed Under Capitalism

by Char Scott March 11, 2022 – Students in Iowa walk out to protest a new law to prevent transgender students from competing in sports. Photo by Phil Roeder via Flickr. (CC BY 2.0) Multiple states across the nation, including Tennessee, Alabama, New Mexico, Arizona, and Florida, have recently proposed or passed laws that threatenContinue reading ““Don’t Say Gay” Bill Shows No Rights Guaranteed Under Capitalism”

Recession Looms, Workers are Already Paying the Price

by Jacob Bilsky Economists and bankers are talking about a possible recession in the United States and the world economy. Falling stock prices are slowing the capitalists’ profits, and they will make the working-class pay the price with layoffs, inflation, and government bailouts for corporations. Working people are already feeling the effects of the growingContinue reading “Recession Looms, Workers are Already Paying the Price”