Briarpatch is a contemporary issues magazine with a chip on its shoulder and a fire in its belly. Fiercely independent and frequently irreverent, Briarpatch tackles today’s most pressing problems from a radical, grassroots perspective. Publishing bimonthly, Briarpatch conspires to provoke, inspire and empower its readers in their efforts to build a better world.
Since 1973, Briarpatch has been serving up regular doses of news and analysis from its home in Regina, Saskatchewan. Believing that a truly free press is essential to the creation of a truly democratic society, Briarpatch provides a thoughtful, principled, and irreverent alternative to the false consensus of the corporate media. As Maude Barlow says, we’re “one of the few voices that will still challenge the corporate agenda and present workable alternatives.”
“…fresh, imaginative and tough. This is writing by free thinkers for free thinkers. Canadians are lucky to have a magazine so committed to truth, justice and inspiration.”
— Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
“…honest, insightful, and incendiary. Read Briarpatch, and then go start the revolution.”
— Derrick Jensen, author of A Language Older Than Words and Endgame
“…lively, irreverent, informative.”
— Noam Chomsky
“…an impassioned piece of Canadian craftsmanship.”Briarpatch is published bimonthly by Briarpatch Incorporated, an independent non-profit organization overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors. Briarpatch is a member of the Canadian Magazine Publishers Association and the staff are members of RWDSU Local 568.
— Utne Reader
Briarpatch is printed by union labour on Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper using vegetable-based ink.
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