This is a Rescue Mission

by Todd Blanchette What is democratic socialism to me? I could go a number of directions with this. I could explain that democratic socialism is my blue-collar, pro-union Pépère who struggled as a train station worker his whole life. Or that it seeped into my consciousness from my mom, an educator whose union fought so… Read more »

Get revved up about revolution this October

Happy October, comrades! It’s the month of revolution. So, what better way to spend it than by reading about a historic revolution from Octobers past? The Russian Revolution of 1917 was a major achievement in the socialist movement, a blow against capitalism and its hold over the world. It’s also still hotly debated and dissected… Read more »

American Socialist: Film Screening & Candidate Forum

Saturday, October 2oth 6:30-9:30 pm Maine Irish Heritage Center 34 Gray St, Portland, ME 04102 “I hope anyone who feels we can be a more just and humane society sees this film before November’s elections.”– San Diego Uptown News In 2016, Bernie Sanders reawakened American class consciousness with a presidential campaign that put income inequality… Read more »

Southern Maine DSA Endorses the National Prison Strike

Southern Maine DSA Endorses the National Prison Strike On August 21, a National Prison Strike began in 17 states, organized by the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated. This strike was called in response to a riot in a Bishopville, South Carolina prison, in which prison employees did nothing to quell the violence or tend to the… Read more »

Press Release: US Senate Candidate Zak Ringelstein Arrested outside McAllen, TX Child Internment Camp

For Immediate Release June 22, 2018 Meg Reilly, Chair megcreilly@gmail.com US Senate Candidate Zak Ringelstein Arrested outside McAllen, TX Child Internment Camp Portland, ME — Zak Ringelstein, the Maine Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate running against incumbent Angus King, was arrested this morning outside a detention center in McAllen, Texas, where immigrant children are being… Read more »

My Socialist Roots

By Ken Bailey My parents were children of the Great Depression, living on government cheese and powdered eggs. Dad was a WWII vet who worked in the Post Office. Mom was a nurse who started as a Nurse’s Aide and went to night school at Bellevue Hospital in New York City to complete her R.N…. Read more »