Press Release: Southern Maine DSA Endorses Mike Sylvester in June primary for Maine State Representative, District 39

For Immediate Release March 22, 2018 Meg Reilly, Chair megcreilly@gmail.com / (315) 404-1576 Southern Maine DSA Endorses Mike Sylvester in June primary for Maine State Representative, District 39 PORTLAND, ME – The Southern Maine chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (SMDSA) voted unanimously on Monday, March 12 to endorse Mike Sylvester for Maine House… Read more »

Heavy Rotation: Labor in the Time of Trump

Southern Maine DSA recently presented Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 play “It Can’t Happen Here,” which asked audiences if European fascism could take hold in America. The question is still relevant today, but it contains another more practical question: What can we do to stop it? California labor historian Fred Glass believes that labor history provides a… Read more »

The Roots of the Labor Movement Run Deep in Maine

By Mike Desjardins Note: This post is reblogged from https://medium.com/@mdesjardins/what-democratic-socialism-means-to-me-f361ea98138b In the late 1800’s, a young man named Adolphe was looking for work in his hometown of Lévis, across the river from Québec City. The economy in that area in that time wasn’t particularly favorable. To find work, he resorted to what many of his… Read more »

Ask a Socialist: “Do socialists really think that no one should work?”

By Jeremy Mele There’s a common misconception that socialists are “lazy” and that we only want “free stuff,” that we are “moochers.” If that’s the case, we must be really bad at those things, because volunteering for socialist organizations, campaigning for working class power, and running donation drives where we actively give away goods to… Read more »