• Sask Dispatch

    Regina Municipal Election 2020: Defund the police

    In preparation for Regina’s 2020 municipal election, the Sask Dispatch asked progressive community members, activists, and experts to pick one pressing issue facing the city, and write about how to address it. Michelle Stewart and Richelle Dubois, two long-time community activists, share their thoughts on defunding the police and making the city safer for Indigenous people, poor people, queer people, newcomers and other racialized and marginalized folks. 

  • Sask Dispatch

    Regina Municipal Election 2020: Sustainable transit

    In 2018, Regina city council committed to a 100 per cent renewable city by 2050. Free transit, electric buses, and bike lanes will be a huge component of a renewable city – so why is council so hesitant to implement them?

  • Sask Dispatch

    Regina Municipal Election 2020: Ending homelessness

    Without any city, provincial, or federal funding, Fougere’s plan to end homelessness has been an utter failure. What concrete steps can the city take to end homelessness?

  • Sask Dispatch

    Regina Municipal Election 2020: Public transit

    People who live in Regina know it’s nearly impossible to get around town using only public transit. It’s a huge barrier to access for disabled people, youth, seniors, newcomers, and low-income earners. What should we consider when beefing up public transit?

  • Sask Dispatch

    Regina Municipal Election 2020: Environment & Sustainability

    The city walked back its 2018 motion to use 100 per cent renewable energy by 2050; but environmental sustainability has never been a more pressing local issue. Here’s how local activists are envisioning a truly renewable Regina.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Regina Municipal Election 2020: Wascana Park

    For the past few years, the construction of the new Conexus and Brandt/CNIB buildings have been fiercely opposed by Regina residents who want no business in the park. How much power does the city have over the future of Wascana Centre?

  • Sask Dispatch

    Why you should (and shouldn’t) be invested in Regina’s municipal election

    From police brutality to accessibility to climate change – change starts at the local level. That’s why the Sask Dispatch put together a package of articles weighing in on the municipal election. So what’s at stake on November 9?

  • Online-only

    The history and politics of the Communist Party of Canada: an overview

    The CPC’s image may be radical, but its politics are tired Stalinist reformism 

  • Magazine

    Politics for the present and for the future

    In a recent article, Vijay Prashad argues that the challenge of the left is to be both present- and future-oriented at once. As the federal election looms, that’s what I’ve tried to do in this issue of Briarpatch.

  • Magazine

    From community organizing to electoral politics

    As we stare down a climate crisis and a hard-right political wave, women activists are setting out to transform electoral politics in Canada. But are the parties ready for them?

  • Magazine

    Is voting really “harm reduction”?

    People who say “voting is harm reduction” wrongly assume that in the lead-up to elections, all we can do is vote for the least-bad candidate or party.

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    How do we intervene in the Ontario elections?

    Five Ontario activists on how to change the message and build resistance before and after the 2018 election.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    Young Muslims and the Federal Election

    As the federal election approaches, young Muslim Canadians are leading new initiatives to engage with electoral politics.

  • Magazine

    Beyond Holding Your Nose

    What a politician is willing to do is never as important as what we can do together when we organize.

  • Magazine

    The Meaning of Elections for Six Nations

    The conflict between the hereditary leadership and the elected band council on the largest reserve in Canada provides an education in colonialism.

  • Magazine

    Why are Canada’s Political Parties so Uninspiring?

    Four activists discuss Canada’s federal election.

  • Magazine

    What to Do About the Federal Election

    Radical perspectives on the federal election.

  • Online-only

    Election Day in Alberta – and Beyond

    Electoral politics and grassroots movement building are often at odds; significant change in Alberta will hinge on independent organizing.

  • Online-only

    What is to be done about the Ontario NDP?

    Evaluating the provincial election and what’s next for Ontario’s left.