The Brief / Le Bref

The Brief is the NB Media Co-op’s two-page print publication. We distribute 1,500 copies of The Brief across the province in cafes, clinics, markets and other places every two months.

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Le Bref est la publication imprimée de deux pages de la COOP Média NB. Nous distribuons 1 500 exemplaires du Bref à travers la province dans des cafés, des cliniques, des marchés et d’autres endroits tous les deux mois.

Nous avons introduit une version bilingue avec des textes en français en juin 2023.

Connaissez-vous un endroit qui peut distribuer Le Bref? Voulez-vous nous aider à distribuer des copies? Contactez:

Nous avons archivé Le Bref ici pour votre consultation en ligne.

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Vol. 14 No. 6

Introducing the first English/French edition of The Brief. Featuring David Gordon Koch on tenants organizing for rent cap and New Brunswick’s mystery illness.

Voici la première édition d’En bref en anglais et en français. David Gordon Koch y traite d’un regroupement de locataires qui s’organisent pour le plafonnement des loyers et de la maladie mystérieuse du Nouveau-Brunswick.

Vol. 14 No. 5

Featuring Tracy Glynn and Aditya Rao on the NB Media Co-op’s role in standing up to Irvings’ corporate power, news of the publication of Bargaining Forward, a book by Susan O’Donnell and David Gordon Koch about the historic 2021 CUPE strike and Janelle LeBlanc on the need for paid sick days.

Vol. 14 No. 4

Featuring Data Brainanta on migrant workers and advocates taking action for granting permanent residency to all, David Gordon Koch on the drinking water advisories affecting Indigenous communities in New Brunswick and Arun Budhathoki on a tenants’ protest against the lifting of the rent cap.

Vol. 14 No. 3

Featuring Amy Floyd on protecting the land from the proposed Sisson mine project, Arun Budhathoki on the opposition to New Brunswick’s plans to build a prison in Fredericton and Harrison Dressler on the housing crisis.

Vol. 14 No. 2

Featuring Amy Floyd on Community Forests International’s efforts to protect and restore the Wabanaki forest, Bruce Wark on the launch of David Thomas’s new edited collection with Veldon Coburn, Capitalism and Dispossession, and Aditya Rao and Tracy Glynn on the misconceptions about public health care.

Vol. 14. No. 1

Featuring Duncan Murray on the student opposition to the New Brunswick government abandoning the EI-Connect program, Data Brainanta on the Moncton tenants organizing at the national level and Harrison Dressler on the missing Indigenous perspectives on nuclear in the Brunswicks News papers such as the Telegraph-Journal.

Vol. 13 No. 6

Featuring an excerpt from the book, Len & Cub: A Queer History, by Meredith J. Batt and Dusty Green, Dallas McQuarrie on opposition to Bill 75 that gives mining companies more rights, and Susan O’Donnell on honouring workers killed on the job.

Vol. 13 No. 5

Featuring Tracy Glynn on the Postmedia takeover of Irving’s newspapers, Mike Fleming on the trucker convoy and Janice Harvey on how fossil fuel and nuclear regimes threaten global security.

Vol. 13 No. 4

Featuring Tracy Glynn and Aditya Rao on New Brunswick’s mystery illness, Aditya Rao and Tobin LeBlanc Haley on tiny homes and Bruce Wark on the news desert in New Brunswick.

Vol. 13 No. 3

Featuring the NB Media Co-op editorial board on the Irving media coverage of the CUPE strike, Luke Beirne on the government of New Brunswick’s move to ban territorial acknowledgements and Matthew Hayes on the faulty economic arguments used against rent control.

Vol. 13 No. 2

Featuring Tracy Glynn on Wolastoqiyik women halting the poisoning of Miramichi Lake, Joan McFarland on the privatization of nursing homes in New Brunswick and Kaitlyn Layden on how New Brunswick’s Household Income Policy discriminates against people with disabilities.

Vol. 13 No. 1

Featuring Tracy Glynn on the Sussex Vale Indian School, news of the NB Media Co-op and CHCO-TV’s new political talk show, the NB debrief, and Susan O’Donnell on CUPE’s 100-day campaign for fair wages.

Vol. 12 No. 7

Featuring David Frank on the 1992 General Strike in New Brunswick, Hugh Akagi on the Supreme Court ruling that affects Indigenous peoples on the Canada-U.S. border, Susan O’Donnell on St. Thomas University custodians losing their union due to contract flipping and Aditya Rao on how the government’s rental review highlights the needed for greater tenant protections.

Vol. 12 No. 6

Featuring Abigail Smith’s coverage of tenants mobilizing during a housing affordability crisis in New Brunswick, Tracy Glynn on the RCMP presence at the launch of Joan Kuyek’s book on Canadian mining companies, Dallas McQuarrie on New Brunswick’s punitive wage claw back policy for social assistance recipients, and Data Brainata on The Backstays’ ode to Saint John workers, No Hot Cargo.

Vol. 12 No. 5

Featuring Susan O’Donnell on Higgs’ attempt to squeeze money from front-line public sector workers as billionaire wealth rises, Matthew Hayes on the need for rental reform in New Brunswick and Data Brainata on the Maritime bus cuts and Higgs’ refusal to fund public transportation.

Vol. 12 No. 4

Featuring Jim Emberger on the RCMP’s response to the 2013 shale gas protests, Susan O’Donnell on government support of nuclear reactors and how nuclear energy does not address the climate crisis, Matthew Hayes on the nursing shortage, and Susan O’Donnell on the Green Party’s bill to protect tenants in New Brunswick.

Vol. 12 No. 3

Featuring Aditya Rao on the need for affordable housing in New Brunswick, Hannah Martin on the Mi’kmaw fisheries crisis, Brian Beaton on the New Brunswick Nurses Union’s call to end privatization of long-term care homes, and Drew Gilbert on this year’s drought.

Vol. 12 No. 2

Featuring Cortney MacDonnell on Colombian coal and just energy transitions, Matthew Hayes on what the COVID pandemic can teach us for city planning in a time of climate change, and Cortney MacDonnell on how a Canadian start-up is using the demand for renewable energy to promote mining the seafloor.

Vol. 12 No. 1

Featuring Matthew Hayes on how the CERB is a subsidy to the banks, Judy Burwell on the last-ditch efforts to save Clinic 554 and Amy Floyd on farming and permaculture in Bayside.

Vol. 11 No. 10

Featuring Tracy Glynn on the sacred fire lit for Chantel Moore and the calls to defund the police, Shaunessy McKay’s response to the police shootings of Indigenous people, Aditya Rao on police spending, and Tracy Glynn on MLA Kevin Arseneau’s move to ban financial assistance to companies like J.D. Irving that use tax havens.

Vol. 11 No. 9

Featuring Josephine Savarese on justice for Brady Francis, Raluca Bejan on what is missing in the calls to have temporary foreign workers enter New Brunswick and Hannah Moore on food security and food sovereignty in New Brunswick.

Vol. 11 No. 8

Featuring Sharon Murphy and Lynaya Astephen’s tribute to Sheila Croteau, Kaitlyn Layden on how social assistance policies need to change for people with disabilities, Tracy Glynn on a Woodstock wood producer supporting Wolastoq loggers earning a livelihood, and Simon Ouellette on how public sector kitchens could support New Brunswick’s farmers.

Vol. 11 No. 7

Featuring Susan O’Donnell’s interview with Sharon Teare with the New Brunswick Council for Nursing Home Unions, Sarah Taha’s reflection on wearing a hijab in Fredericton, Tracy Glynn’s tribute to Viola Van Dijk, an advocate for Indigenous women and people living off reserve, and Kylie Bergfalk’s call to municipal candidates to take action against gender-based violence.

Vol. 11 No. 6

Featuring Gordon Edwards with Michel Duguay and Pierre Jasmin on how small modular nuclear reactors are not green, Dallas McQuarrie on the Common Front’s myth busting anti-poverty campaign and Alicia Noreiga on her experiences being Black in Fredericton.

Vol. 11 No. 5

Featuring Tracy Glynn on Canada under-reporting deforestation rates, Doug James on how seniors in Saint John pay more for water than the Irving pulp mill, Lawrence Wuest on how the Higgs government is promoting uranium mining as the “next genie,” and Tracy Glynn on gains made by the Edmundston pulp mill workers.

Vol. 11 No. 4

Featuring Matthew Hayes on what the Canadian election results would have looked like with proportional representation, Lawrence Wuest on how the myth of Sisson mine has been used as a way to save New Brunswick and Tracy Glynn on Upham citizens’ concerns over the approval of the J.D. Irving gypsum mine.

Vol. 11 No. 3

Featuring Susan O’Donnell on the campaign to save Clinic 554, Joan McFarland on how neoliberal proponents are using ageism, and Tracy Glynn on stopping the jailing of immigrants in Canada.

Vol. 11 No. 2

Featuring Lauren Korn on fast fashion, Stacey Gomez on lessons from the El Paso shooting, Christine Wu on poetry for the climate crisis and Abram Lutes on the privatization of water.

Vol. 11 No. 1

Featuring Susan O’Donnell on New Brunswick’s refusal to support Clinic 554 and fully fund abortion services, Katalin Koller on the Wolastoq Grand Council’s legal challenge to save Mount Carleton Park and Dallas McQuarrie on how New Brunswick is stirring up racism in its fracking announcement.

Vol. 10 No. 10

Abram Lutes on challenging NB Power’s use of Colombian blood coal, Susan O’Donnell on New Brunswick’s action and inaction on the climate crisis, and Lawrence Wuest on how industry has captured regulators in New Brunswick.

Vol. 10 No. 9

Featuring Tracy Glynn’s story on Upham residents challenging a J.D. Irving gypsum mine, Lauren Korn’s story on the need to transition to renewable energy, David Frank on the 100th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike and a note in memory of Peter deMarsh.

Vol. 10 No. 8

Featuring an interview with Alain Deneault on how New Brunswick enriches the Irvings, Gerry McAllister on Andrea Bear Nicholas’ talk on Maliseet history, Tracy Glynn on Daniel Legere’s time at CUPE New Brunswick and Susan O’Donnell’s interview with Bruce Campbell, author of a book about Lac Mégantic and rail safety.

Vol. 10 No. 7

Featuring Brian Beaton on New Brunswick nursing home workers’ struggles for fair wages and decent working conditions, Tracy Glynn on the coalition against using Nashwaak’s brooks for the Sisson mine’s waste, Gül Çalişkan on the solidarity with the victims of Christchurch and Bruce Wark on the youth rallying for climate action.

Vol. 10 No. 6

Featuring Jared Durelle’s coverage of the rally in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en in Fredericton, Susan O’Donnell on Funké Aladejebi’s talk on the erasure of black history and identity in Canada, Tracy Glynn on living the good life in rural Taymouth and Sophie Lavoie on Marcello Di Cintio’s new book on the artists of Palestine.

Vol. 10 No. 5

Featuring Norm Knight’s coverage of the protest picket in Saint John against the shipment of Canadian arms to Saudi Arabia, David Frank on recognition of the International Longshoremen’s contributions and Gerry McAlister and Susan O’Donnell’s call to action on protecting language rights.

Vol. 10 No. 4

Featuring Tracy Glynn’s coverage of the return of shale gas opposition in New Brunswick, Sophie M. Lavoie’s coverage of Alanis Obomsawin’s film screening and talk at St. Thomas University and Tracy Glynn’s profile of Charles Thériault and his thoughts on corporate capture in New Brunswick forest management.

Vol. 10 No. 3

Featuring Tracy Glynn’s profile of Ron Tremblay, the Wolastoq Grand Council Chief, Tabatha Armstrong’s commentary on the anti-duality politics of the People’s Alliance of New Brunswick and Susan O’Donnell’s coverage of a meeting where four political parties discussed spraying the forest.

Vol. 10 No. 2

Featuring Tracy Glynn on Masuma Khan’s thoughts on student activism with indigenous resistance, Susan O’Donnell on the pay equity win for rural postal workers, Brian Beaton on Open Farm Day and the NB Media Co-op editorial board on the provincial election.

Vol. 10 No. 1

Featuring Dallas McQuarrie on a study that reveals Monsanto’s manipulation of the science on glyphosate, Tracy Glynn on the fight to save the elms at Officer’s Square and Jean-Claude Basque on a living wage for New Brunswick workers.

Vol. 9 No. 10

Featuring Tracy Glynn on allies extending solidarity to the Wolastoqiyik grandmothers  defending the land from the Sisson Mine project, Dallas McQuarrie on renewable energy projects of Collette residents and Susan O’Donnell on the postal worker union’s win for rural workers and pay equity.

Vol. 9 No. 9

Featuring Sophie M. Lavoie and Tracy Glynn on the company behind the Sisson Mine project, Dallas McQuarrie on a study that reveals consensus that tracking is not safe and Sylvia Hale on Fredericton’s unjust panhandling laws.

Vol. 9 No. 8

Featuring Jared Durelle on the UNB student opposition to tuition hikes, Amy Darwish and Gwendolyn Muir on the deportation of Lucy Granados and Norm Knight on what the New Brunswick government is doing on climate change.

Vol. 9 No. 7

Featuring Jared Durelle on the calls for action for justice for Tina Fontaine, Tracy Glynn on the opposition to use fish-bearing brooks for Sisson’s mine waste and Oscar Baker on Angee Acquin’s search for kidney donor and work to raise awareness about diabetes in indigenous communities. 

Vol. 9 No. 6

Featuring Oscar Baker on 11-year-old Kendra Levi-Paul’s calls for changes for better education for indigenous children, David Frank on Paul Robeson’s music and politics and his time in Saint John and Jean-Claude Basque’s commentary on the need for a $15 minimum wage. 

Vol. 9 No. 5

Featuring Madison McLaughlin on the rallying to stop the deportation of former child refugee, Abdoulkader Abdi, Daniel Legere’s commentary on threats to transparency with public-private partnerships and Dallas McQuarrie on a Kouchibouguac community garden. 

Vol. 9 No. 4

Featuring Jackie McVicar on hip hop artist Rebeca Lane’s tour in Canada to raise awareness of state femicide in Guatemala, Tracy Glynn on the release of white substance from the Irving Oil Refinery in Saint John and Norm Knight on workers’ call for better compensation for injuries suffered on the job.

Vol. 9 No. 3

Featuring Andrea Harden-Donahue and Maude Barlow’s commentary on the death of Energy East, Sophie Lavoie on a film that told the story of Gladys Simon and missing and murdered indigenous women and Chris Walker’s interview with Luc Walhain on the need for a political solution to the U.S. and North Korea conflict.

Vol. 9 No. 2

Featuring Sophie M. Lavoie’s coverage of the Bruce Livesey talk on his award-winning series, “The House of Irvings,” Marilyn Merritt-Gray on opposition to J.D. Irving’s take on forest spraying in Petitcodiac and Jordan House on prison labour in a New Brunswick start-up business. 

Vol. 9 No. 1

Featuring Matthew Hayes on a Miramichi salmon group standing up to J.D. Irving and their spraying of the forest, Tracy Glynn on Jacinda Mack’s sharing of experiences with the Mount Polley spill to New Brunswickers concerned with  the proposed Sisson mine and a commentary by Tracy Glynn, Matthew Hayes and Chris George on how the Irving media’s editorials crossed a line in its depiction of First Nation opposition to the Sisson mine. 

Vol. 8, No. 10

Featuring Tracy Glynn on what lessons can be learned from the Mount Polley tailings disaster for the proposed Sisson mine in the Nashwaak, Sophie M. Lavoie on St. Mary’s First Nation students winning the first Indigenous Youth Writing Award, David Frank on George Vair’s work to document the lives of the Saint John working class and Mark D’Arcy on the rallying to protect the Bay of Fundy and communities from the proposed Energy East bitumen pipeline. 

Vol. 8 No. 9

Featuring Tracy Glynn on the efforts to change the name of the Saint John River back to its original name, the Wolastoq, an interview with Akram Ben Salah about the NB Refugee Clinic and Sakura Saunders on the struggles from women of Papua New Guinea women against Barrick Gold.

Vol. 8 No. 8

Featuring Dallas McQuarrie on the rise in support of the NB NDP post-Dominic Cardy, Sophie M. Lavoie on the rise of fake news and Susan O’Donnell on concerns with a property tax exemption for an anti-choice clinic in Fredericton.

Vol. 8 No. 7

Featuring Tracy Glynn on the efforts to make Fredericton a sanctuary city, Susan O’Donnell on the creeping privatization of health care in New Brunswick and Abram Lutes on one students’ fight to end discrimination in Canada’s blood and organ donation system. 

Vol. 8, No. 6

Featuring Gül Çaliskan’s speech at the rally against Islamophobia, Sophie Lavoie on the Women’s March and Susan O’Donnell on the hand over of hospital cleaning and food services to multinational corporation, Sodexo. 

Vol. 8 No. 5

Featuring Bruce Wark on Charles Thériault’s work on exposing forest mismanagement on New Brunswick’s public lands, Najat Abdou-McFarland on the ongoing calls for accessible post-secondary education in New Brunswick and Tracy Glynn on concerns over Fredericton’s purchase of  a light-armoured vehicle for its police force. 

Vol. 8 No. 4

Featuring Dallas McQuarrie on Elsipogtog’s filing of Aboriginal Title Claim for Sikniktuk to protect the territory, Maggie Fischer and Sarah Enright on uneven access to services for LGBTQIA+ students in Fredericton and Sophie M. Lavoie’s account of Kevin Donovan’s launch of his book on the Ghomeshi story in Fredericton.  

Vol. 8 No. 3

Featuring Josephine Savarese on the Wil-Doo Community Bike Club, Blake Sheppard-Pardy on the fight to protect people from the Muskrat hydroelectricity project in Labrador, Tracy Glynn on the Migrant Dreams film tour and Asaf Rashid on Patrick Colford’s resignation from the board of the Miramichi Emergency Center for Women over labour concerns. 

Vol. 8 No. 2

Featuring Najat Abdou-McFarland’s story on the campaign to reopen the Dorchester prison farm, Tracy Glynn’s interview with Jean Louis Deveau on the fight to protect Mount Carleton Park and David P. Ball on journalist Kevin Donovan’s book in breaking the Jian Ghomeshi story.

Vol. 8 No. 1

Featuring Josephine Savarese on the resurgence of indigenous women in Atlantic Canada, Dallas McQuarrie on the opposition to spraying the province’s forests and Tracy Glynn’s interview with Kristin MacEachern at the Canadian Union of Postal Workers on their proposal to deliver community power.

Vol. 7 No. 10

Featuring Tracy Glynn on Guatemalan youth resistance to Canadian mining abuses, Matthew Hayes on Imagine Fredericton and Bruce Wark on Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman’s book on the need for alternatives to the capitalist state.

Vol. 7 No. 9

Featuring Jean-Claude Basque on the Irving newspaper’s defense of Irving’s LNG tax deal, Norm Skelton on addressing homelessness with a Housing First strategy and Dallas McQuarrie on the plans of the Mi’kmaq to launch a legal challenge over their ancestral lands.

Vol. 7 No. 8

Featuring stories by Pamela Palmater on how Trudeau’s first budget fails to deliver on promises made to First Nations and Lynaya Astephen, a Red Head resident, on her opposition to the Energy East pipeline.

Vol. 7 No. 7

Featuring stories by Asaf Rashid on the Covered Bridge workers’ strike, Tracy Glynn on the $15/hour minimum wage campaign in New Brunswick and Christopher Pearson on cuts to the civil service in New Brunswick.

Vol. 7 No. 6

Featuring stories by Tracy Glynn and Asaf Rashid on migrant workers organizing in the Maritimes, Christopher Pearson on the struggles for abortion access in New Brunswick and Asaf Rashid on Canada’s participation in the NATO mission that is stopping refugee boats from crossing the Aegean Sea.

Vol. 7 No. 5

Featuring stories by Asaf Rashid on the Covered Bridge Potato Chip workers’ strike and boycott, Tracy Glynn on Fredericton’s refugee welcome effort and Dallas McQuarrie on the Gallant goverment’s disconnect between its climate action talk and its allowance of clearcutting.

Vol. 7 No. 4

Featuring stories by Tracy Glynn on Colombian blood coal use in NB, Margo Sheppard on an art exhibition that shows concern for NB’s forest and Sophie M. Lavoie on a play about Ashley Smith.

Vol. 7 No. 3

Featuring stories by Miles Howe on the government and industry collusion on messaging on herbicide spraying, Judy Haiven’s book review of Miles Howe’s book on shale gas resistance and Dallas McQuarrie on jobs in the renewable energy sector. 

Vol. 7 No. 2

Featuring stories by Tracy Glynn on the refugee solidarity, Asaf Rashid on Charles LeBlanc’s need for legal aid and David Frank on honouring New Brunswick labour heroes. 

Vol. 7 No. 1

Featuring a stories on the Miramichi rally for jobs by Terry Wishart, Fredericton’s use of kindness meters and how it affects panhandlers by Asaf Rashid and disturbing images of indigenous women at Bathurst’s hospitality days by Miles Howe. 

Vol. 6 No. 10

Featuring a commentary by Red Head resident Lynaya Astephen about why she opposes the Energy East oil pipeline and Tracy Glynn on the criminalization of indigenous land defenders from Guatemala and Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik territory.

Vol. 6 No. 9

Featuring stories by Tracy Glynn on Red Head opposition to Energy East oil pipeline and Dallas McQuarrie on opposition to the spray of of glyphosates over NB’s forest.

Vol. 6 No. 8

Featuring stories by Robert Devet on Annie Clair fighting charges connected to defending Mi’kmaq territory from shale gas, Dallas McQuarrie on the investigation of RCMP actions at the Rexton anti-shale gas camp in October 2013 and Josephine Savarese on Cindy Gladue.

Vol. 6 No. 7

Featuring stories by Sunny Freeman on Miramichi workers in Alberta, Tracy Glynn on forest herbicides and Nikita Hartt on mobilization against Bill-51, Harper’s anti-terrorism bill.

Vol. 6 No. 6

Featuring a transcript of Jesse Brown’s CANADALAND show in Fredericton and a story by Connor Albers of environemntal deregulation for a J.D. Irving-owned mine in Maine.

Vol. 6, No. 5

Featuring stories by Tracy Glynn on the return of clinical abortion services in Fredericton and by Shawn Martin and Matt Mosher on a worsening housing crisis in New Brunswick.

Vol. 6, No. 4,  Back

Featuring Anthony David Peter-Paul’s story on Maliseet opposition to the Energy East pipeline, Nikita Hartt’s story on the dress code protest by Fredericton high school students and Matt Mosher and Tracy Glynn on first responders’ struggles with PTSD.

Vol. 6, No. 3Back

Featuring Cameron Fenton’s commentary on the Energy East pipeline, Shawn Martin’s review of a book about Indigenous suicide in Canada and Matthew Hayes and Nikita Hartt on Fredericton firefighters taking the brunt of Woodside’s spending decisions.

Vol., 6, No. 2, Back

Featuring Shawn Martin’s story on transit cuts in Fredericton, Matt Mosher on sketchy Social Impact Bonds and Tracy Glynn on the historic Green Party win in Fredericton.

Vol. 6, No. 1, Back

Featuring a word of thanks and invitation from the NB Media Co-op’s board members and Dallas McQuarrie’s story on how mould in a home in Eel Ground First Nation is threatening a teen’s life.

Vol. 5, No. 10Back

Featuring Joyce Arthur on New Brunswick inviting the return of unsafe abortions, Dave Zirin on how indigenous people fight to be seen from the World Cup to the Washington Football and John Bonnar on health care professionals rallying against dangerous cuts to refugee health care.

Vol. 5, No. 9Back

Featuring Asaf Rashid on the opposition to the JD Irving-NB government forest plan, Dallas MacQuarrie on the volley of gunfire directed at a shale gas opponent’s property that failed to interest police and Rachel Small and Joanne Jefferson on a public memorial held for a slain teenage Guatemalan activist against Canadian-owned mining.

Vol. 5, No. 8  Back

Featuring Jula Hughes on the closure of the Morgentaler Clinic and the rule of law in NB, Tracy Glynn on a powerful gathering of youth for climate justice and Toni MacAfee on the threats facing our public postal service.

Vol. 5, No. 7,  Back

Featuring the pay equity struggles of group home workers by Tracy Glynn, Darryl Leroux on the death of his student Loretta Saunders and a story on how a private blueberry patch on public land is causing concern in northern New Brunswick by Randy LeBouthillier.

Vol. 5, No. 6 March 2014,  Back

Featuring Ruth Breen on the a subsidized manufacturing company firing workers after they signed up to unionize, Miles Howe on the lack of spiritual elders for the jailed Mi’kmaq warriors and Tracy Glynn on the Alward government’s plan to give more timber from the public forest to J.D. Irving.

Vol. 5, No. 5 February 2014Back

Featuring Asaf Rashid on the strategic use of arrests and charges to clear a path for fracking, Nicole Saulnier on reaction to the Supreme Court of Canada decision that struck down Canada’s prostitution laws and Mike Palecek on work and struggle at Canada Post.

Vol. 5, No. 4 December 2013-January 2014,   Back

Featuring Tracy Glynn on a Mayan widow fighting for justice in Canada,  Asaf Rashid on workers facing Harper’s EI changes and Najat bdou-McFarland on the unity and solidarity rally against shale gas.

Vol. 5, No. 3 November 2013Back

Featuring Dallas McQuarrie on the raid in Rexton at the blockade against shale gas, Sarah-Jane Thiessen on food insecurity and Derrick O’Keefe on Elsipogtog solidarity. 

Vol. 5, No. 2 October 2013, Back

Featuring Gary Heathcote on ma and pa shops mistreating their workers, Tracy Glynn on the province of New Brunswick’s poverty reduction plan in a time of unimaginable equality and Joan McFarland on more job creation potential in clean energy than in oil and gas.

Vol. 5, No. 1 September 2013, Back

Featuring Tracy Glynn on St. Thomas students striking back against tuition hikes, Dallas McQuarrie on the Alward government’s flip-flopping on wetlands and Beth Lyons on the arrests of Moncton sex workers.

Vol. 4, No. 10 July/August 2013, Back

Vol. 4, No. 9 June 2013, Back

Vol. 4, No. 8 May 2013Back

Featuring Matt Abbott on Charlotte County residents’ concerns over their MP’s flyer on First Nations, M.L. Sheppard on the gloves coming off in the salmon wars & Jean-Claude Basque on Harper’s messaging on EI cuts.

Vol. 4, No. 7 April 2013, Back

Featuring Cameron McLean on prosperity and pipelines, Tracy Glynn and Tomi Gbeleyi on economic hardships facing Generation Y and Cheryl Norrad on Frank McKenna, philanthropy and homelessness.

Vol. 4, No. 6 March 2013Back

Featuring Tracy Glynn’s story on the lack of air quality monitoring in Penobsquis and how it casts doubt on the NB government’s ability to regulate shale gas, Dave Thomas on the pay hikes and perks of the top brass at NB’s universities and Tomi Gbeleyi on a new film about feminism in Canada that features Fredericton’s reproductive justice activists.

Vol. 4 No. 5 Feb 2013 FrontBack
Featuring Dru Oja Jay’s myth-busting commentary on subsidies and natives, Stephanie Merrill on how Bill C-45 threatens our rivers and lakes, and Tracy Glynn on the unity found in the active Idle No More movement in New Brunswick.

Vol. 4 No. 4 Dec 2012/Jan 2013 FrontBack
Featuring Joyce Arthur on pro-choice activism, Matthew Hayes on Fredericton’s Great Gathering spurring social innovation and Jason Edwards on why food bank usage is up in Atlantic Canada.

Vol. 4, No. 3 November 2012, Back
Featuring Jean-Louis Deveau on the Alward government’s dodging of a shale gas moratorium in New Brunswick, Chris Walker on his experiences working at the XL beef plant in Alberta and Tracy Glynn on the ongoing struggles for justice in the industrial-affected community of Penobsquis.

Vol. 4, No. 2 October 2012, Back
Featuring Matthew Hayes on Fredericton’s move to protect the Sunset berry fields and forest, Amanda Hachey on La Bikery Co-op in Moncton and Adam Melanson on how Quebec students stopped a tuition hike.

Vol. 4, No. 1 September 2012, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on the Wabanaki Confederacy Conference, Chris Walker on what’s behind the Harper reforms to Employment Insurance and Stephanie Merrill on how the Nashwaak watershed could be affected by a proposed large open-pit tungsten and molybdenum mine.

Vol. 3 No. 10 July/August 2012, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on PotashCorp’s PR claims and the reality at their operations in Penobsquis and Students for Direct Democracy on the red square.

Vol. 3, No. 9 June 2012, Back
Featuring Stephen Downes on the anti-fracking rally in Moncton, Tracy Glynn on what NB Power has to do with the extinction of the indigenous Wayuu in Colombia and Tracy Glynn on a Supreme Court ruling that throws into question who pays when your well is sucked dry and your home is damaged by industrial operations.

Vol. 3, No. 8 May 2012, Back
Featuring Mary Burnet on making sense of the tragic death of Raymond Taavel and Chris Walker’s interview with labour organizer Mario Fortunato about current labour struggles in New Brunswick.

Vol. 3, No. 7 April 2012, Back
Featuring Ella Henry on what NB students can learn from the Quebec student strike, Chris Walker on the lack of pay equity in New Brunswick and Tracy Glynn’s goodbye to Florian Levesque.

Vol. 3, No. 6 March 2012, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on a Fredericton postal workers’ activism on climate justice, Najat Abdou-McFarland on the situation of temporary foreign workers in Canada and Ayesha Ali on the photoshopping of real bodies.

Vol. 3, No. 5 February 2012,  Back
Featuring Sarah Hunt on New Brunswick students calling for tuition decrease, Chris Walker on how two-tiered minimum wage squeezes more out of workers and Tracy Glynn’s goodbye to Jon Oliver.

Vol. 3, No. 4 December 2011/January 2012, Back
Featuring Armand Paul about the opposition behind shale gas, Chris Walker’s interview with Susan Machum about rural communities being bullied by shale gas and Roy MacMullin on the media monopoly in the province.

Vol. 3, No. 3 November 2011, Back
Featuring  Tracy Glynn on why students and workers are coming together at Occupons Edmundston, Taeyon Kim on why she is participating in Occupy Fredericton and Justin Podur on the logic of Occupy Wall Street for Canada.

Vol. 3, No. 2 October 2011Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on retired miner Roger LeBlanc’s fight for compensation for workplace illness, Stephanie Merrill on the intimidation faced by shale gas opponents and Najat Abdou-McFarland on the Raging Grannies.

Vol. 3, No. 1 September 2011, Back
Featuring Debbie Hopper on why New Brunswickers marched against shale gas, Tracy Glynn on the Stanley blockade against shale gas and Jody Dallaire on the minimum wage increase delay.

Vol. 2, No. 10 July/August 2011, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on the postal worker lock-out, Dave Zirin on the Vancouver hockey riots and Tracy Glynn on midwifery access in New Brunswick.

Vol. 2, No. 9 June 2011, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on the government of New Brunswick’s decision to reduce wildlife habitat, Najat Abdou-McFarland on the fight against homophobia in Canada and Najat Abdou-McFarland on the Open Sky Co-operative in Sackville.

Vol. 2, No. 8 May 2011, Back
Featuring Stephanie Merrill on NBers standing their ground against shale gas development, Mike Palecek on postal workers preparing to strike and Marie-Christine Allard on a Fredericton youth’s LGBTQ book drive.

Vol. 2, No. 7 April 2011, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on the axing of the Advisory Council on the Status of Women, Stephanie Merrill on the need to protect wetlands and Andrea Bear Nicholas on academia failing First Nations.

Vol. 2, No. 6 March 2011, Back
Featuring Stephanie Merrill on the David Vs. Goliath battle in Penobsquis, Frank Jr. Molley on Chief Hugh Akagi’s thoughts on paying attention to indigenous struggles and the Workers International League on the workers’ uprising in Wisconsin.

Vol. 2, No. 5 February 2011, Back
Featuring Najat Abdou-McFarland on connecting the dots for youth with complex needs and Tracy Glynn on remembering the battle to save Christmas Mountains.

Vol. 2, No.  4 December 2011/January 2010, Back
Featuring Mitch Rayner on breaking out of the gender binary, Marylynn Cote on the planned bus route cuts and Sylvain Schetagne on job losses in Miramichi.

Vol. 2, No. 3 November 2010, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on Colombia’s blood coal being part of New Brunswick’s energy mix, Alex Corey on wages and welfare lagging behind food prices and Marie-Christine Allard on NB Rebelles giving oppression the boot.

Vol. 2, No. 2 October 2010, Back
Featuring Raphael Shay on debunking the myths around nuclear power, Marie-Christine Allard on taking back the night in Fredericton and Marylynn Cote and Najat Abdou-McFarland on the community garden movement.

Vol. 2, No. 1 September 2010Back
Featuring Jean-Louis Deveau on the controversial fracking method used in shale gas extraction, Craig Mazerolle on Fredericton’s first Pride Parade and Marie-Christine Allard and Tracy Glynn on postal worker solidarity with Palestine.

Vol. 1, No. 12 July/August 2010, Back
Featuring Marie-Christine Allard on New Brunswickers fighting back against the Graham Liberal government agenda, Julie Michaud and Alex Corey on the G-20 Summit’s attack on workers and Alex Corey on Project Hero, education and occupation.

Vol. 1, No. 11 June 2010, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on the struggles of Maya women fighting a Canadian-owned gold mine in Guatemala and Anne Drea Allison on tenant rights not being protected in New Brunswick.

Vol. 1, No. 10 May 2010, Back
Featuring Elsie Hambrook on breast cancer and how it’s marketed, Julie Michaud on Canadian trade unionists in solidarity with Filipino workers and Alex Corey on the Conservatives’ attempts to gut Canada Post.

Vol. 1, No. 9 April 2010, Back
Featuring Marie-Christine Allard on Argentina honouring Saint John’s Longshoremen for their act of international solidarity in 1979, Tracy Glynn on local concerns with Ocean Spray’s cranberry operation and Julie Michaud on building hope in Esgenoôpetitj.

Vol. 1, No. 8 March 2010, Back
Featuring on Ella Henry and Alex Corey on the red squares on campus, Alex Murphy on War Child’s Battle of the Arts and Julie Michaud on Bob Young’s thoughts on war and peace.

Vol. 1, No. 7 February 2010, Back
Featuring an editorial on the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Tracy Glynn on Haiti’s untold story and Julie Michaud on accessibility in New Brunswick.

Vol. 1 No. 6 January 2010, Back
Featuring Rebeka Frazer-Chiasson on a protest to save family farms in New Brunswick, Julie Michaud on a media expert exposing the marketing of the proposed NB Power sale and Edee Klee on Inka Milewski’s study on cancer in communities in New Brunswick.

Vol. 1, No. 5 December 2009, Back
Featuring Alex Corey on support for nursing home workers, Julie Michaud on Penobsquis people fighting for the right to water and Greg Anderson on Malalai Joya’s call for withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan.

Vol. 1, No. 4 November 2009, Back
Featuring Tracy Glynn on Kedgwick women opposing the spraying of the forest, Fraser MacPherson on the response to Hilary Bonnell’s disappearance , Ryan Hebert on Fredericton’s Critical Mass Bike Ride, Marylynn Cote on New Brunswick’s deaf community educating the public to eliminate stigmas and Edee Klee on challenging perceptions of poverty.

Vol. 1, No. 3 October 2009, Back

Vol. 1, No. 2 September 2009, Back

Vol. 1., No. 1 August 2009, Back

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