Letter from the editor
Marx predicted that capitalists will always try to push down wages and undercut working conditions. He was right, and the working class can push back if it builds power broadly and intersectionally.
Racialized women are at the forefront of labour’s most promising campaign.
Where have Atlantic Canada’s regressive labour laws left the region’s casualized, non-unionized, and precarious workers?
In Atlantic Canada, where a succession of corporate-compliant provincial governments have created an environment conducive to scabbing and receptive to the business lobby, workers are bargaining not with employers, but with fear, fragmentation, and poor prospects for a stable future of work.
Resource extraction corporations boast of their generous job creation strategies for local Indigenous communities. But the lowest-paid and most dangerous jobs are filled by Indigenous peoples, and communities are left reeling from economic busts while managers walk away with millions after the boom. Corporations are after the resource-rich land – not sustainable, fair employment.
Few Indigenous labour history studies, especially in the post-fur trade era, focus on Indigenous women’s work, but labour functioned as a colonial tool to strip Indigenous people of title and status. Indigenous women faced the worst moral and social regulation, racism, and sexism at work, and so Indigenous women’s labour became a site of resistance to patriarchy, colonialism, and capitalism. The history of Indigenous nurses’ organizing was especially revolutionary.
Are we paying enough attention to the postal workers’ fight for a robust and public postal service?
An interview with writing contest judges, Joseph Boyden and Erín Moure
Briarpatch editor Tanya Andrusieczko caught up with our sixth annual writing contest judges to talk history, habits, politics, and writing.
Practicing Transformative Justice in – and Beyond – Black Communities
Accounting for the history of transformative justice and determining how it can best be put into practice in non-Black spaces.
Letter from the Editor
The capitalist extractive industrial logic sees water and land as collateral. In social justice logic, water and land are life.
At the heart of all social movements is imagination. Can the genre of visionary fiction be a conduit for organizing and radically re-envisioning a just future?