• Magazine

    There’s no journalism on a dead planet

    Corporate media owners are killing local newspapers – which is making it difficult for everyday people to understand the on-the-ground impacts of the climate crisis.

  • Magazine

    A dignified death

    End-of-life doulas are gaining popularity, as people begin to resist highly-medicalized palliative care and seek a gentler, more personalized death. But will they ever be integrated into Canada’s public health system?

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    Mutual aid for the end of the world

    Conversations with disabled, trans, and racialized survivalists who are changing what it means to be a disaster prepper

  • Magazine

    The loud silence of queer poverty

    In every sense that matters, poverty is a 2S-LGBTQ issue. So why aren’t mainstream Canadian 2S-LGBTQ organizations treating it as such? And who’s picking up their slack?

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    Come work at Briarpatch!

    Briarpatch is hiring a new Publisher. Applications are due September 30, 2019.

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    To avoid climate disaster, we need local media

    The climate crisis is the biggest story of our time, but it’s a story that’s extremely difficult to tell. And as corporate owners shutter local newspapers, we’re losing our best tool in understanding what climate change looks like on the ground, and our best method to empower people to fight back.

  • Magazine

    The Canadian state and Black disregard

    If “the 1990s were Black,” why is anti-Blackness still cemented into Canadian society today? Phillip Dwight Morgan reviews Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi’s BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom.

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    Student climate strikes are structure tests

    In the preparation for a global general climate strike on September 20 – that’s centred around a tactic that came directly out of the labour movement – where are the unions?


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September/October 2019

A deep dive into the death of local news in Canada, and what it means for our ability to understand climate change on the ground. Conversations with disabled, trans, and racialized disaster preppers. Lessons from high-school organizers fighting Ford’s education cuts. Reporting on the fight against new security screening at Winnipeg’s downtown library.

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