• Magazine

    A just transition requires a planned economy. But whose plan?

    Corporate, for-profit planning, aided and violently enforced by the settler colonial state of Canada, will not bring about a just transition.

  • Magazine

    To avoid climate disaster, we need local media

    The climate crisis is the biggest story of our time, but it’s a story that’s extremely difficult to tell. And as corporate owners shutter local newspapers, we’re losing our best tool in understanding what climate change looks like on the ground, and our best method to empower people to fight back.

  • Magazine

    There’s no journalism on a dead planet

    Corporate media owners are killing local newspapers – which is making it difficult for everyday people to understand the on-the-ground impacts of the climate crisis.

  • Magazine

    Mutual aid for the end of the world

    Conversations with disabled, trans, and racialized survivalists who are changing what it means to be a disaster prepper

  • Magazine

    Student climate strikes are structure tests

    In the preparation for a global general climate strike on September 20 – that’s centred around a tactic that came directly out of the labour movement – where are the unions?

  • Sask Dispatch

    Saskatoon welcomes premiers with climate justice protest

    While Canada’s premiers visit Saskatoon, Treaty 6 territory, activists are camping out for four days in Kiwanis Memorial Park to urge action on climate change.

  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    Sask Wildfire operations funding remains “inadequate”

    Despite minor funding hikes for wildfire operations over the past four years, the budget this year is only three-quarters of what it was in 2007-08. As wildfires become more frequent and serious, what is our government going to do about it?

  • Sask Dispatch

    Will the labour movement lead the charge for a just transition in Sask?

    It’s past time for serious planning in Saskatchewan toward a just transition. The question remains: will unions take the lead before it’s too late – and which union will lead the charge?

  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    Student strike!

    On March 15, Regina students gathered in front of the Saskatchewan legislature building as part of a global youth action to push for concrete measures to be taken to address climate change.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    Bridging the gap with Saskatchewan’s coal communities

    As the Canadian government phases out coal, we set out to learn what a just transition could mean for Saskatchewan’s coal-producing communities

  • Magazine

    This is what Indigenous energy sovereignty looks like

    Just as Indigenous peoples are at the front line of climate impacts, we must also be at the forefront of climate solutions. This is where Indigenous Climate Action was born.

  • Magazine

    Decentralizing climate justice in Halifax

    Environmental organizations can sometimes act as gatekeepers of environmental work. In response, the Imagining 2030 Network is creating new connections in Halifax’s climate justice movement.

  • Magazine

    Transition and resistance in the Global South

    People in the Global South are least responsible for climate change historically but suffer most from its impacts. Here are four snapshots of struggles for just transition in the Global South.

  • Magazine

    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?

  • Magazine

    How will we pay for a just transition?

    Should we rely on governments to provide money for the just transition, or can we build our own non-extractive economies?

  • Magazine

    The climate crisis calls for a planetary politics

    By this, I mean: a world democratic socialist republic

  • Magazine

    “We can only glimpse our future reflected in our past”

    Generations from today, a group of young activists sends a letter to a historian of the 21st century, hoping that she will be able to settle an argument about tactics. Her letter gives us a glimpse of what life is like in the 22nd century – after a just transition.

  • Magazine

    FOR THE DREAMERS

    “In the palm of my hand, I delicately finger a pair of unfamiliar ID cards printed on worn pieces of coloured paper, yellow and salmon pink. The faded type reveals they were issued in the spring of 1941 with approval from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.” Creative non-fiction winner of the Writing in the Margins contest.