Topics – Economy

Economics ultimately concerns the forms of value generated and destroyed through our means of production and exchange. Within capitalism all things—land, water, and even human capacity or “labour”—are converted into private goods for exchange and profit. Exploitation of life and land, endemic poverty and forced migration are all manifestations of the rise of capitalism as the dominant economic paradigm. While holding industry and government to account through investigation and analysis, Briarpatch highlights the resistance struggles that open pathways to a post-capitalist future.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 6

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

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 5

    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?

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 4

    Kyla Sankey: How do the authors invoke David Harvey’s concept of accumulation by dispossession?

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 3

    Simon Granovsky-Larsen argues that the greatest contribution of Blood of Extraction lies in the use of documents released through access to information requests in Canada.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America: Page 2

    Jerome Klassen on Blood of Extraction demonstrates how Canadian foreign policy in Latin America can be viewed in relation to global dynamics of economic, political, and military power.

  • The Ottawa Connection

    Symposium on Blood of Extraction: Canadian Imperialism in Latin America

    A six-part discussion on the contributions of the new book by Todd Gordon and Jeffery Webber, Blood of Extraction.

  • Trading On Mobility

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership expands the role of private businesses in determining workers’ access to Canada and their mobility rights.

  • Inside Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

    An adapted excerpt from Fault Lines: Life and Landscape in Saskatchewan’s Oil Economy

    How are workers in the oil and gas industry affected by Saskaboom’s bust?

  • The Kids Are All Right, But They Need Your Help

    The decks are stacked against young people and the last thing they need is your hate.

  • Everything Goes Up But Pay

    Racialized women are at the forefront of labour’s most promising campaign.