Publisher: The Briarpatch Society, 2138 McIntyre Street, Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 2R7
Periodical profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Pages: 32pp Price: 1.50
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2431
Briarpatch is an independent monthly newsmagazine published by Briarpatch Society, a non-profit organization in Saskatchewan dedicated to producing a magazine open to community groups and covering issues of concern to the disadvantaged and working people.
Abstract: Briarpatch is an independent monthly newsmagazine published by Briarpatch Society, a non-profit organization in Saskatchewan dedicated to producing a magazine open to community groups and covering issues of concern to the disadvantaged and working people.
The cover story for this edition focuses on the militancy of Saskatoon's police in relation to striking workers.
On June 4th, 1981, a picket line set up by picketing members of Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union at Canadian Linen Supply was broken up by police force. The action allowed trucks driven by non-union workers to leave the plant as a number of picketers were injured by police.
In July, 1981, Canadian Union of Postal Workers' members picketing a courier service suspected of delivering "Priority Post" parcels for the post office were broken up by police, "With virtually no advanced warning and no attempt to direct traffic or talk to picketers, they manhandled three picketers".
A feature on women in Third World countries shows how corporations and governments test birth control procedures on women who are often unsuspecting "guinea pigs".
An historical piece on Saskatchewan's previous CCF government, details how it acted to ensure a servile labour force for motives not very different than the governments of traditional parties.
Other news items include the formation of a Saskatchewan law union, uranium development in the province's north, and a recent seminar that pointed to the need to overhaul Canada's health system.
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