trade

environment

Turning Maine into a hellhole won’t bring the mills back

Another mill is closing in rural Maine. The shuttering of the Madison mill leaves over 200 people out of work. Is there anything that can be done about the loss

housing

Mainers make their cases for Bernie and Hillary

In this week’s episode of the Beacon podcast, Mike is joined by MPA lead organizer Gen Lysen and Maine Small Business Coalition director Will Ikard, who make strong cases for

organizing

MPA straw poll gauges support for Clinton, Sanders

In an email sent to the group’s members on Thursday, the Maine People’s Alliance announced the launch of a text message straw poll to gauge relative support for presidential candidates

environment

Mainers rally against climate damage from TPP

As the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement was signed on Thursday on New Zealand, members of the Maine Fair Trade Campaign, 350Maine and Food and Water Watch held a demonstration in

federal

We have a chance to stop the TPP

In just a few short days, the United States and 11 Pacific Rim nations will sign a disastrous, job-killing free trade agreement. The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a massive giveaway to

human rights

TPP would damage Maine small businesses and communities

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is an enormous and expansive trade deal, arguably the largest in United States history, and it deserves a full hearing to examine its likely impacts, globally, nationally, and