Back Issues

  • November/December 2014

    The work issue

    A roundtable discussion on women and capitalism. A photo essay from the Philippines on Canada’s temporary foreign worker program. Infographics on a labour movement in crisis. A feature investigation on migration, automation, and labour discipline from Michal Rozworski. Equity for Ontario’s midwives. Pushing back against privatization in the prison system. A gender transition at work. Plus, an interview with Candace Savage and John K. Samson!

  • September/October 2014

    This issue has feature articles on city politics and urban organizing, the rise of philanthrocapitalism, Inuit resistance to oil and gas exploration, Indigenous opposition to Canadian mining in Guatemala, solidarity networks in Honduras five years after the coup, the debate on sex work legislation, and the fight to sustain independent media today.

  • 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!