racial justice

federal

Hundreds rally in support of Maine immigrants

More than two hundred Mainers braved the soggy weather to stand together in Congress Square Park in Portland against an escalating attacks on immigrants by the Trump administration. The event

Maine Restaurant Association

Rep. Golden stands up to corporate lobby to fight wage theft

A new bill introduced by House Assistant Majority Leader Jared Golden would crack down on wage theft by unethical employers in Maine. The bill is designed to address a widespread

Angus King

Three things you can do right now to help Maine immigrants targeted by Trump

Last week the Trump administration once again attempted to put in place a new travel ban targeting a set of majority-Muslim nations, and once again federal courts blocked the ban

racial justice

Maine immigrant leaders blast Trump’s new Muslim ban

Maine immigrants and civil rights advocates are calling the new immigration order released by the Trump administration on Monday both unjust and unconstitutional. The Executive Order, which is written to

democracy

Maine students fight for their voting rights

Lawmakers in Augusta heard testimony on Wednesday from Maine students speaking out against Republican-sponsored legislation to restrict voting rights. The two bills, one to require Photo ID to vote and

USM Future

Rising tide of white nationalism prompts free speech debate at USM

The normalization of bigotry in the wake of Trump’s election has taken new heights. Nationally-known racist, Sen. Jeff Sessions, has been confirmed as Attorney General and Steven Bannon, a white

education

Why it matters that a Black Lives Matter flag flies over UMaine

Black lives matter is such a simple concept and yet even now there are those who do not believe the black community needs to say it, or that it is

money in politics

Bangor protesters stand in opposition to Trump SCOTUS nominee

Chanting “Our bodies. Our Lives. Our families. We decide,” and “Voting is a basic right, not just for the rich and white,” demonstrators gathered in West Market Square in Bangor on Thursday

religion

The birth of Maine’s resistance and where we go from here

This week on the Beacon Podcast, Taryn, Ben and Mike talk about the flood of marches, campaigns, rallies and actions in the first two weeks of Trump’s presidency and discuss

podcast

Women take over the Beacon Podcast to discuss week one of The Resistance

Amy Halsted and Taryn Hallweaver take over the podcast this week to talk about the women’s march, movement-building, intersectionality, and the fight ahead. They’re joined by June Sapiel of the