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Sara Birrell is a socialist, settler, writer, and student from southern Saskatchewan.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Regina’s 92-million-dollar problem

    A crisis of underfunded social programs leads to an increased crime rate, which is used to justify ballooning police budgets. Activists are making the case for defunding the police.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Does Saskatchewan need a citizen watchdog for the police?

    A fatal police-involved shooting has prompted calls for Saskatchewan to create an independent citizen oversight body. But what if most civilian committees aren’t made up solely of civilians at all?

  • Sask Dispatch

    The sorry state of abortion access in Saskatchewan

    From lack of access in rural and northern areas to an astonishing number of homegrown anti-abortion politicians, Saskatchewan is ground zero for attacks on reproductive rights.

  • Sask Dispatch

    What happened to the Co-op?

    The Co-op was founded on principles of equality and solidarity. But now workers and members say management is trying to run it “like a corporation.” How did we get here?

  • Magazine

    Sending Josephine home

    Josephine Pelletier was shot to death by Calgary police in May. Her life and death shed light on the complicated interplay between colonialism, incarceration, and police brutality. This is her story.