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  • Adriane Paavo

    Adriane Paavo

    Adriane Paavo was Briarpatch’s editor from 1987 to 1989. After a stint in Mozambique with Cuso International, she has worked for a number of Canadian trade unions and is currently the head of the United Steelworkers’ national education and equality department.

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  • Dawn Paley

    Dawn Paley

    Dawn Marie Paley is a journalist and author of Drug War Capitalism and Guerra neoliberal: desaparición y búsqueda en el norte de México. She’s on Twitter @dawn_.

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  • Eve Parker Finley

    Eve Parker Finley

    Eve Parker Finley is a 24-year-old equity educator, musician, and activist trans woman living in Montreal.

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  • Nisha Patel

    Nisha Patel

    Nisha Patel is an award-winning queer and disabled spoken word artist. She was the City of Edmonton’s 8th Poet Laureate, and is a Canadian Individual Slam Champion. You can find her @anothernisha. 

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  • Martha Paynter

    Martha Paynter

    Martha Paynter is a registered nurse, writer, and community organizer working in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her first book, Abortion to Abolition: Reproductive Health and Justice in Canada, will be released in May 2022 by Fernwood Publishing.

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  • Arno Pedram

    Arno Pedram

    Arno Pedram is a journalist based in Paris, France who has reported on race, justice, gender, LGBTQ+ issues and health in Canada, France, and the U.S. for various media, including the Associated Press, the Intercept, and WBEZ.

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  • Andy Peekeekoot

    Andy Peekeekoot

    Andy Peekeekoot (Kutawusin Mahikan) is a 41-year-old Cree man from Ahtahkakoop, a.k.a. Sandy Lake, Saskatchewan, going on 16 years in prison. 

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  • Danielle Peers

    Danielle Peers

    Danielle Peers researches, teaches, and makes video and performance art in Edmonton.

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  • Jacqueline Pelland

    Jacqueline Pelland

    Jacqueline Pelland is a Two-Spirited Métis woman from Winnipeg, Manitoba. She is a multi-disciplinary artist, a Sundancer, a law student at the University of Manitoba, a semi-retired stripper, and an advocate for all things decolonial. 

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  • Rachel Penner

    Rachel Penner

    Rachel Penner contemplates life with her cat in Regina, Saskatchewan, and entertains herself by dancing, singing, and playing with words.

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  • Julia Peterson

    Julia Peterson

    Julia Peterson (she/her) is a queer Jewish journalist currently based in Regina, Saskatchewan. As a writer and translator, her work has been featured in Eagle Feather News, the Quad Town Forum, StarTrek.com, Reading in Translation, and Alma. She adores musicals and has a knack for remembering lists of random words. Find her on Twitter @hark_a_julia.

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  • Jonathan Petrychyn

    Jonathan Petrychyn

    Jonathan Petrychyn is a SSHRC doctoral fellow and PhD candidate (ABD) at York and Ryerson Universities in Toronto. You can find updates at jonpetrychyn.ca.

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  • M. NourbeSe Philip

    M. NourbeSe Philip

    Born in Tobago, M. NourbeSe Philip is an unembedded poet, essayist, novelist, playwright, and independent scholar who lives in the space-time of Toronto. A former lawyer, her published works include the seminal She Tries Her Tongue: Her Silence Softly Breaks, the speculative prose poem Looking for Livingstone, and the genre-breaking book-length epic Zong! In 2020, Philip was the recipient of PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

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  • Geoffrey Picketts

    Geoffrey Picketts

    Geoffrey Picketts is a writer based in Calgary with a background in political science, sociology, and Marxist theory.

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  • Tanson Pitawanakwat Acoose

    Tanson Pitawanakwat Acoose

    Tanson Pitawanakwat Acoose is a self-led learner and reading enthusiast. At 10 years old, Tanson loves dance, books, video games, and his family. Tanson is a member of the Sakimay First Nation and older sibling to Morgan and Marin.

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  • Destiny Pitters

    Destiny Pitters

    Destiny Pitters is a Black, queer, and disabled second-generation immigrant with roots in Xaymaca. She passionately advocates for decolonization and abolition through writing, art, workshops, and volunteering. You can find her on Instagram at @_destinyeden and @tinderfruit.

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  • Justin Podur

    Justin Podur

    Justin Podur is an associate professor of environmental studies at York University where he teaches landscape ecology and geographic information systems. He blogs on international politics at podur.org

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  • Shanta Ponnudurai

    Shanta Ponnudurai

    Shanta Ponnudurai is a renowned bharatanatyam teacher and choreographer who has trained and mentored many established performing artists around the world today. She holds a first-class diploma from the prestigious Temple of Fine Arts Kalakshetra and a master’s degree in fine arts from the University of Mumbai.

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  • Samantha Ponting

    Samantha Ponting

    Samantha Ponting is an organizer, writer, and editor living in Vancouver, B.C., on the unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam First Nations. She currently works in communications for a public-sector labour union.

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  • Clare Powell

    Clare Powell

    Clare Powell has clocked more than three decades as an active contributor to Briarpatch, filling almost every role we have, including writer, editor, board member, envelope stuffer, and podcast host. After retiring from a long career in the labour movement in 1999, Clare remains active as an anti-nuclear activist, Briarpatch volunteer, and host of Eclectic Café on CJTR Community Radio 91.3 FM, where he kicks back to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Peggy Lee.

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  • Anna Pringle

    Anna Pringle

    Anna Pringle is is a writer, artist, and activist based in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal. Her current research project focuses on energy security, colonial violence, and tarsands expansion since the early 2000s. Follow her on Twitter @anna_pringle, and support Keepers of the Athabasca by attending events, donating, and following their work at www.keepersofthewater.ca.

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  • Annette Przygoda

    Annette Przygoda

    Annette Przygoda is a political scientist, researcher and lecturer who has been wrestling with and researching immigration issues since she came to Canada five years ago.

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