Mock justice

In this, our 35th anniversary issue, Briarpatch tackles stories ranging from an in-depth look at the outrages of the Omar Khadr case to the politics of immigration in France & Canada, from an assessment of the alternatives for Canada in Afghanistan to an exploration of the culture of youth gun violence in Canada’s capital.

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    Letter from the editor

    A celebration of Briarpatch’s jade anniversary.

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    Peace begins at home

    The U.S. imperial project in Afghanistan has faltered. The government created by the United States lacks credibility and legitimacy. The vast majority of the people remain poor. The drug economy is dominant. Despite an increase in NATO military forces, the armed resistance led by the Taliban is increasing in strength. So what should Canada’s response be?

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    Mock justice

    An examination of the Omar Khadr case and why he should walk free.

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    Not wanted after the voyage

    It’s a Tuesday evening in Paris, and in the predominantly immigrant neighbourhood of Belleville, people from all corners of the world are crowding into the metro station. Tension is high tonight; for many, this ride home could be their last in France.

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    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t

    Once Hydro-Québec completes work, now started, to divert most of the kilometre-wide Rupert River into reservoirs along the Eastmain and La Grande River systems further north, the impact on the traditional hunting, fishing and trapping grounds—and on the culture they sustain—will be devastating. Seeking to stop the development, the province’s 16,000 Cree have tried tactics ranging from protest to legal action, but have had very little success so far in shaking the public utility’s addiction to mega projects.