Sharing treaty land in Saskatchewan

A new network of Indigenous treaty holders and settler land holders are creating a new way to share land in rural Saskatchewan. Looking back on a year of COVID-era hunger strikes in Canadian prisons. Talking to Filipino workers across the country about pandemic inequalities. How coverage of Indigenous land defence reveals journalism's symbiotic relationship with white supremacy. Service users and front-line workers in Montreal discuss what happens when social services focus on control, not care.

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    Celebrating two magazine awards

    The Land Back issue’s National Magazine Award is a testament to the activists behind the Land Back movement, who have worked tirelessly to force the Canadian state and Canadian media to reckon with the literal and figurative foundations of this country.

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    “Chip away at it”

    From March 2020 to March 2021 there were more than 21 hunger strikes in Canadian prisons. Briarpatch looks back on a year of prisoner rebellions during COVID and what they won.

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    Filipinos across Canada respond to pandemic inequalities

    From live-in caregivers to meat packers, Filipino workers have been at the front lines of COVID – but have received little protection or recognition.

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    “Built on a foundation of white supremacy”

    Coverage of Indigenous land defence reveals journalism’s symbiotic relationship with settler colonialism. Can we chart a path forward for decolonial and anti-colonial journalism?

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    Sharing treaty land

    In rural Saskatchewan, a network of settler landholders and Indigenous people are finding a new way to share land.

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    When security infects social work

    A Montreal homeless shelter recently laid off its front-line workers and replaced them with security guards. Service users and front-line workers in Montreal discuss what happens when social services focus on control, not care.

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    The co-option of mutual aid

    Mutual aid is rooted in Black and Indigenous resistance to state violence. We cannot allow white organizers, non-profits, and philanthropists to co-opt our teachings in a time of panic.

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    Raising the floor

    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of CUPW’s 1981 strike, which won postal workers paid maternity leave, and raised the floor for maternal benefits throughout Canada.

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    Between swing and split

    Five Tamil artists in Toronto respond to “A Feller and The Tree,” a short film about the 26-year-long armed conflict in Sri Lanka and its fallout.

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    The Indian farmers’ protest is a window on a new world

    Since September 2020, tens of thousands of farmers and farm labourers and over 40 unions have been waging resistance to three agricultural farm bills in India. The protest’s sustained presence, immense scale, and diverse solidarities have shaken the legitimacy of Prime Minister Modi, and provided us all with a renewed ethical orientation and political vision for a new world.