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    Just transition: a vision and a plan

    Around us, we see fear and uncertainty about the world that is coming into being. This issue of Briarpatch came from a desire to articulate a hopeful vision of the future, and a plan for how to get there by addressing interwoven social and environmental crises.

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    What’s in a just transition?

    We convened a roundtable of activists from different movements to talk about what a just transition means to them, and what it looks like on the ground.

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    Qu’est-ce que la décroissance?

    Pour les partisans de la décroissance, il est urgent que nos sociétés rompent avec la course à la croissance économique avant que les limites biophysiques de notre planète ne nous imposent une décroissance forcée et brutale. Aujourd’hui, le mouvement fleurit au Québec.

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    Confronting economic barriers to a just transition

    I sat down with six economists to ask them two pressing questions: first, what are the biggest economic barriers to a just transition in Canada and, second, how do we overcome them?

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    A nursery tale of the sea

    “There is a Sunday quietness / to the sea with just one diseased whale with sad, ulcerous eye / and her dead calf swirling around the tepid / teacup of brown water.” Best of Regina winner of the Writing in the Margins contest.

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    The theft of the present

    Winnipeg has been shaped by settler city planners and capitalists who sidelined Indigenous plans for decolonized urban development. Emily Leedham reviews Stolen City: Racial Capitalism and the Making of Winnipeg by Owen Toews.

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    The lie of anti-consumerism

    Anti-consumerism is a noxious, tone-deaf, and fundamentally reactionary concept that absolves capitalism of its crimes – and should quickly be banished from serious leftist discourse.

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    Seeing a strike on the big screen

    Sorry To Bother You shows why we need anti-capitalist art that’s both radical and popular.

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    The students of Nicaragua’s April uprising

    Autoconvocados – self-organized student protesters – are mobilizing against the repressive Ortega government. But their movement threatens to fall into the hands of nationalists and pro-capitalists.

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    Socializing and decolonizing Saskatchewan’s oil

    Could a new crown corporation – SaskOil – allow us to wind down the industry, get off oil, keep people employed, and repatriate land, resources, and decision-making to Indigenous peoples?

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    Who will publish eulogies for the victims of Barrick Gold?

    On Peter Munk’s dark legacy

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    The Honduran Election Crisis

    Canadian capital stands to benefit from the fraudulent election of a far right-wing government that has brought down the full force of the military on Hondurans – particularly on activists like Berta Cáceres.

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    Silencing Opposition of the Site C Dam

    Protesters of the Site C dam in the Peace River Valley are facing a civil suit from both BC Hydro and the B.C. government.

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    The Fishy Atlantic Fossil Fix

    Nature tourism won’t save Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing industry from oil’s hegemony.

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    Moving Past Precarity

    The world of work has changed and the labour movement has to meet this challenge and move beyond it.

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    Postcards From the End of America

    What can a book portraying economic ruin in America teach us about Canada’s future?

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    Cannibal 150: Exposing the Canadian Windigo

    Indigenous peoples have been battling Windigo – a haunting, cannibalistic beast – for far longer than 150 years. Windigo is at the core of the Canadian government and society, and the best defence against it is Indigenous resurgence.

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    The Queer Film Festival Quandary

    Queer film festivals on the Canadian Prairies are being squeezed: facing scarce funding and pressures to grow, many are turning to big corporations for funding. But what happens to anti-oppressive queer politics when the purse strings are held by capitalist interests?

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    The Ottawa Connection

    Authors’ responses to the interventions and comments that emerged through the symposium

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    The Ottawa Connection

    Nicole Fabricant: What does the hyper-militarization of resource-based capitalism in the Andes and mean for social movements in the region, for Indigenous peoples, and for alternative socio-ecologies?