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  • Magazine

    The People Who Own Themselves

    A grassroots collective is putting forward a different vision of a Métis future – one based on reciprocity, good governance, and anti-colonialism.

  • Magazine

    The growing struggle to access gender-affirming health care in rural Canada

    Demand for gender-affirming health care is surging across the country. Already facing the brunt of a primary health care crisis, small provinces and territories struggle to meet the need.

  • Magazine

    B.C.’s climate adaptation disability crisis

    In B.C., 2021 was one of the most extreme weather years on record. Each new crisis pulled the curtain back on an ugly truth about the province’s climate adaptation strategies: they leave disabled residents behind.

  • Magazine

    To save the bees, we must confront capitalist agriculture

    Honeybees pollinate millions of acres of monocultured crops and produce vast amounts of honey for sale. They have become workers in the landscapes of capitalist agriculture. But they’re dying at a terrifying pace, plagued by mites, pesticides, and poor nutrition.

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  • Announcement

    Call for pitches: Briarpatch’s 50th anniversary issue

    In this special issue, we’re celebrating half a century of Briarpatch, and we’re also looking for stories about the present and future of independent, left-wing media in Canada. Pitches are due September 5.

  • Online-only

    The memorialization of Mewa Singh

    Almost 100 years ago, Mewa Singh walked into Vancouver’s courthouse and shot William Hopkinson, an immigration inspector tasked with undermining anti-colonial organizing. What does it mean to commemorate Singh as an “anti-racist activist”?

  • Online-only

    Where there’s smoke, there’s no fire

    New Freedom of Information documents show the City of Toronto’s efforts to control the media narrative around encampment evictions last summer – inflating the number of fires in encampments and using media exclusion zones.

  • Magazine

    The right to return to work

    At the beginning of the pandemic, the Pacific Gateway and Hilton Metrotown hotels laid off their workers – then refused to hire them back. Hotel workers are fighting for their jobs, and for the future of the hotel industry after the pandemic.

Current Issue

July/August 2022

A grassroots collective is putting forward a different vision of a Métis future – one built on reciprocity, good governance, and police abolition. Plus: saving the bees means ending capitalist agriculture. Opposing Doug Ford's plan to increase suburban sprawl. The surging demand for gender-affirming health care in Canada's small provinces and territories. How disabled people are being left behind in B.C.'s climate adaptation plan.

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