• Sask Dispatch

    Northern forests on the chopping block

    Logging has nearly quadrupled in the last 10 years, and northern residents are raising red flags about the pace of clear-cutting

  • Blog

    The Indigenous nation exposing the lie of Canada’s “world class” oil spill response

    A 2016 diesel spill exposed holes in Canada’s touted “world class” oil spill response regime. At a sentencing hearing today, Canada gave the company a slap on the wrist; but the Heiltsuk nation is fighting for real justice.

  • 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

    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.

  • Magazine

    Décroissance

    The degrowth movement calls for a radical downscaling of production and consumption, in order to save us from climate catastrophe. Today, the movement is blooming in Quebec.

  • 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?

  • Sask Dispatch Briefs

    Geothermal power plant to be built with $25.6 million from feds

    A major geothermal power generation facility is set to be built in Estevan, SK, Treaty 4 territory.

  • Magazine

    How can farmers fight back against the new NAFTA?

    NAFTA 2.0 is chipping away at hard-won policies that guard Canadian farmers from price volatility and ensure high labour and environmental standards. The National Farmers Union is fighting back – at the level of both grassroots and policy.

  • Magazine

    wepâhokiw

    “there is a scene in smoke signals where the sad native boy cries as he pours his father over bridge into / roaring angry always been there river / and i could not help but picture myself entangling in the meander.” Poetry winner of the Writing in the Margins contest.

  • Magazine

    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.

  • Magazine

    The war on boycotts

    Jason Kenney is borrowing from Israel’s anti-BDS playbook to take down environmentalists who threaten Alberta’s oil industry

  • Magazine

    The leftist’s case against the carbon tax

    It’s a fundamentally libertarian policy – and one that tends to just piss people off, not invigorate them about the possibility of a just and sustainable future.

  • Sask Dispatch

    Decarbonized, democratized, decolonized

    The NDP’s climate plan is too little, too late. Saskatchewan’s Just Transitions Summit brought people together to envision a more radical grassroots strategy.

  • Magazine

    The Oil Industry’s PR Offensive

    A climate justice journalist heads to the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary to see how the industry is pushing its messages, and who is doing doing the heavy lifting.

  • Magazine

    Checking in with the oil crowd

    The conference guidebook for the 50th annual Global Petroleum Show tells me we’re here “CELEBRATING THE FUTURE OF ENERGY.” Excuse my skepticism.

  • Magazine

    Burn now, bury later

    As we teeter on the brink of climate disaster, we’re drilling deeper wells in a desperate attempt to put the carbon dioxide that’s warming our planet back under the ground.

  • Magazine

    Something in the water

    As Canadian mining giant Goldcorp closes its Marlin mine, it’s walking away from fears of chemical contamination and deep social rifts in the once tight-knit Indigenous communities of rural Guatemala.

  • Magazine

    Farmer Fightback

    Amid neoliberal government policies, rampant climate change, and corporate land grabbing, the National Farmers Union continues to fight for sustainability, income security, and farmers’ dignity.

  • 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

    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.