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    Inside Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

    How are workers in the oil and gas industry affected by Saskaboom’s bust?

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    States of Emergency

    In this Andrea Walker Memorial Fund winning piece, Lindsay Nixon explores what makes the colonial world risky for Indigenous peoples with HIV.

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    The End of Protest

    Micah White’s conclusion – that the future of efforts to change society will be a combination of electoral politics and cultural “meme warfare” – misses the mark.

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    Who Controls the Climate Discourse?

    Do we have a problem imagining carbon neutrality?

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    Feet to the Flame

    Introducing the January/February 2017 issue.

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    An Interview with Richard Van Camp

    Catch up with Richard Van Camp, our creative non-fiction judge in the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    Joint Statement on the Criminalization of Journalist Justin Brake

    As editors, publishers, and journalists working in independent media, we condemn the criminalization of Indigenous land protectors and journalist Justin Brake.

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    Mexico’s Education Standoff

    When Mexican teachers went on strike to protest President Enrique Peña Nieto’s neoliberal education reforms, the state, backed by major financial institutions, cracked down in a bloody attempt at democratic suppression. What does the teachers’ fight signal for the future of public education?

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    The Kids Are All Right, But They Need Your Help

    The decks are stacked against young people and the last thing they need is your hate.

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    Marx Was Right

    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.

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    Everything Goes Up But Pay

    Racialized women are at the forefront of labour’s most promising campaign.

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    Regression Analysis

    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.

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    Accumulation by Dispossession

    Corporations are after the resource-rich land – not sustainable, fair employment.

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    Silenced

    Revisiting a book published in 1989 shows us that racialized women’s domestic labour continues to be legislated exploitation.

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    The Indigenous Nurses Who Decolonized Health Care

    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.

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    Challenging the Mail Gaze

    Are we paying enough attention to the postal workers’ fight for a robust and public postal service?

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    Writing Across Borders

    Briarpatch editor Tanya Andrusieczko caught up with our sixth annual writing contest judges to talk history, habits, politics, and writing.

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    If Black Women Were Free: Part 2

    Accounting for the history of transformative justice and determining how it can best be put into practice in non-Black spaces.

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    Extractive Logics

    The capitalist extractive industrial logic sees water and land as collateral. In social justice logic, water and land are life.

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    Visions of the Future

    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?