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Maine Mural

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Never Saw Labor Mural He Ordered Removed | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

What did Paul LePage, Maine's Republican governor, see in a state agency's labor mural that he found so troubling that he ordered it removed and spark...

Judge Says Maine Mural Removal Was Legal

Maine Sunday Telegram | Posted 06.24.2011 | Arts

AUGUSTA - A federal judge ruled Friday that Gov. Paul LePage did not violate the free speech clause of the First Amendment when he ordered a mural rem...

Maine Attorney General: Mural Removal Is 'Government Speech'

AP | CLARKE CANFIELD | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

PORTLAND, Maine — Gov. Paul LePage's administration was exercising its right to "government speech" when it removed a labor history mural from t...

Amanda Terkel

EXCLUSIVE: Artists Behind Maine Mural 'Photo-Bombing' Discuss Their Stunt | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has admitted regret over ordering his Department of Labor to remove a mural depicting the state's labor histo...

Is The Removal Of The Maine Labor Mural Illegal?

ARTINFO | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts

Last weekend, Maine's Republican governor, Paul LePage, had a 36-foot mural removed from the state's labor department after claiming that it was "one-...

Amanda Terkel

Federal Government Intervenes In Maine Mural Controversy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal government is stepping into the labor mural controversy in Maine, demanding that the state either put the artwork back up at...

Amanda Terkel

Maine Governor Regrets Stirring Up Labor Mural Controversy | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just days after gaining national attention for pulling down a labor mural from a state agency, Gov. Paul LePage (R-Maine) appears to be ...

Battle Over Censorship of Maine Murals Part of a Larger Struggle for Basic Rights and Justice

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Many Americans are angry about the attack on our living standards and basic rights by the right-wing forces around the country -- of which the Maine mural controversy is but a small part. It's time for Obama to take a stand.

Amanda Terkel

Maine Labor Mural Is GONE | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Maine Department of Labor quietly took down a mural depicting the state's labor history over the weekend, after Gov. Paul LePage (R)...