Urban Guerrilla Art

Cover story: Guerrilla Traffic Control: Using public art to stick it to car culture. Also in this issue: Haiti’s political prisoners; how the ethanol craze will suck us dry; the one-state solution for Israel/Palestine; a critical look at the “naturals” industry, and more…

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    Letter from the editor

    Community is a broad, amorphous concept that, when we use it, reveals a lot about our ideals and our utopian dreams.
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    A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen

    Book review of A Great Restlessness: The Life and Politics of Dorise Nielsen

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    Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

    Film review of Unrepentant: Kevin Annett and Canada’s Genocide

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    Guerrilla traffic control

    STOP eating meat. STOP driving. STOP bush junior. No, I’m not trying to tell you what to do with your life. But somebody is.

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    Bursting the ethanol bubble

    Ethanol’s environmental credentials are dubious at best. Governments everywhere have managed to ignore this mounting evidence. Instead, they have piled aboard the ethanol bandwagon, plowing significant amounts of taxpayer dollars into the production of ethanol and other “biofuels,” claiming this will help both the environment and farmers’ net incomes.

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    Naturally suspicious

    Does the rise of the “naturals” industry represent a small step in the right direction or merely a distraction from a much larger problem?

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    Dinner plate ethics

    As long as hunting is dismissed as unethical while the act of paying for food at the grocery store is seen as benign, we are unlikely to make much progress

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    Alternative routes

    Shayna and Dominique have just set out on a cross-Canada trip to seek out intentional communities and learn from their experiences. They’ll be blogging about what they find right here on www.briarpatchmagazine.com.

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    Justice denied

    Who is in jail in today’s Haiti, it seems, has a lot more to do with stifling political dissent than with bringing criminals to justice. And Canada has played a key role

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    The One-State Solution

    Hassan Husseini interviews Joel Kovel, author of Overocming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine