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July 2017

Okja Screening – Let’s Talk Liberation

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Hey all, Jaydene here! Many of you know I love chatting about animal lib politics and I've been a little out of the scene for a while. So let's get some folks together to watch a new film on Netflix called Okja and chat about all things animal liberation while eating some super delicious vegan snacks. Okja is a new movie by Korean director Bong Joon-Ho (the same person who made The Host & Snowpiercer). It's about the relationship between…

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Queer and Trans Social: Games Night!

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Come out to the next queer & trans social for a games night! There will be lots of games, snacks and friendly faces! Queer and trans social night is creating a space where queers of all identities and friends can strengthen the connection we share together and create the support we need. With the closures of queer spaces around the city it is important to remind ourselves that we exist and can take up space. These events can look like…

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Class & Colonialism: A Settlers Reading Group

July 31 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Running on the last Monday of the month at 7pm. Join friends as we read through Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat from Mayflower to Modern. Originally published in the 1980s, it was re-released in 2014 (this will be the copy the facilitator is working off of though the two are almost identical). J Sakai wrote the book after decades of anti-capitalist activism that centered anti-racist struggle. The book became an important text in both socialist and anarchist thought…

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August 2017

This Month in Texts: Critiquing Canada

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Introducing what will hopefully be a new series at The Tower. This Month in Texts is intended as a space to read and discuss a few anarchist or anarchistic texts that have come out in the past month. But unlike other reading groups, we'll read the texts together over tea and snacks before talking about them. There will be printed copies of the articles available at The Tower, so all you have to do is show up ready to read.…

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Revolutionary Time: Forms of organizing in the Syrian Revolution

August 31 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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"A revolution is an exceptional event that alters the history of a society while also transforming each human being. It is a rupture in time and space, during which humans live two experiences of time simultaneously: authority‚Äôs time and revolutionary time." Omar Aziz, an anarchist born in Damascus, opened his text, The Formation of Local Councils, with these words in 2012. The text would go on to motivate the formation of grassroots councils and assemblies across the Syrian territory. Though…

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