Back Issues

  • July/August 2014

    Our first ever colour issue includes critical stories on the Peoples’ Social Forum, queer mothering, gay sex on public transit, Indigenous land struggles (Tsilhqot’in in B.C. and Mi’kmaq in New Brunswick), Canadian radicals and the Spanish Civil War (with children’s illustrations from the war), and a photo essay on a Burmese migrant village built on a dump in Thailand. Plus, a book review on solidarity journalism from former editor Dave Oswald Mitchell.

  • May/June 2014

    Amid a crisis of violence against Indigenous women in Canada, this issue’s cover story documents decolonization projects in women’s emergency shelters. Alessandra Naccarato reveals the hope of inner-city beekeeping. Laura Ellyn has a comic on the gendering of pain and depression. Aleksandra McHugh explores the great neoliberal education mash-up. And we bring together Ai Weiwei and the Walking With Our Sisters project. These stories – and more!

  • March/April 2014

    From ADHD to major depression, physician and writer Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay investigates the power and politics of psychiatry’s modern boom. Megan Kinch interviews Indigenous activists about environmentalism and settler allies. Kelly Fritsch asks us to re-evaluate our understandings of disability and accessibility. And Naomi Moyer imagines a black Vancouver. All this, plus our 2014 creative writing contest winners in this issue of Briarpatch.

  • January/February 2014

    How is science actually done today and what is its role in social change? Can a student divestment campaign curb the tarsands? How are tenants organizing for better housing? What is the G8’s plan for African farmers? How does unemployment shape self-worth? What’s ahead for northern Saskatchewan’s wild rice harvesters? This issue tackles these questions and more!

  • November/December 2013

    This issue of Briarpatch looks at the politics of precarity, labours of love, and the outsourcing of family obligations. Katie Mazer argues that the crisis of East Coast economies has been thoroughly planned, and it’s funnelling workers westward to Alberta’s tarsands industry. Comic artists Althea Balmes and Jo Simalaya Alcampo explore stories of Filipina migrant workers, and investigative journalist D’Arcy Handy reveals how the uranium industry bought the Village of Pinehouse — and what residents are doing to take it back.

  • September/October 2013

    From the unsettling threat of hunger strikes to the problem with anti-bullying rhetoric, this issue is brimming with testy content. The battle for Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Rosa Luxemburg in the 21st century, letters from survivors of sexual violence, farmers vs. Monsanto, a firsthand account of the Sixties Scoop — and more!