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November 2017

Trouble Screening and Discussion – Hack the System

November 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us for a screening of Trouble # 8 - Hack the System: The Internet as a Battleground, and stick around for a discussion on hacking and digital security. Bring any devices that you're interested in installing encryption software on. --- ABOUT THE EPISODE: Every day, more and more of our activities and communications take place online. We've become addicted to connectivity.... to constant access to an endless catalogue of information, entertainment and engagement, all available at the click of…

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Anarchist Bookfair Open Meeting

November 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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The Steel City Anarchist Bookfair is a two-day gathering held in Hamilton, ON. Taking place on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday March 4th 2018, the event will welcome all those interested in anarchist and anti-authoritarian ideas for a weekend of workshops, presentations, film screenings, info tables, book sellers, and social events. The bookfair will introduce anarchist ideas, histories, and practices, as well as provide a space for in-depth conversations about anarchist involvement in practical, on-the-ground struggles and organizing. Join us…

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December 2017

Western Left and Media Politics in Context of War in Ukraine

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Presentation and Discussion. In the recent years, Russia has invested massive amounts in media and activist groups that would represent its perspective and support its politics in the West. Now Russia is reaping some fruit. A wide range of leftist and even anarchist groups became a mouthpiece for distributing the propaganda of the Russian state. Russia sometimes seems to fulfill the hopes of all the political spectre - from leftists to ultraconservatives, from antifa to traditional fascists ... How is…

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Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief

December 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join anthology editor and contributor Cindy Milstein for the Hamilton launch of "Rebellious Mourning: The Collective Work of Grief". This collection, as Silvia Federici, author of "Caliban and the Witch," puts it, "uncovers the destruction of life that capitalist development leaves in its trail. But it is also witness to the power of grief as a catalyst to collective resistance." The evening will introduce the book project, Cindy will share their thoughts on the themes that weave through the book,…

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Solidarity Work and Media Politics

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Solidarity is one of the most popular words in anarchist or leftist glossary. In leftist places of Western metropolies you barely can find a party with no "soli-" label, or a wall without "soli-" poster. There are a lot of stories and images about movements "from far away'' produced and distributed. Some of such stories seems to be much more interesting, fancy, inspiring and real for activists, than local activities. It became an essential part of political subculture of the…

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March 2018

Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair

March 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - March 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Southern Ontario Anarchist Bookfair www.steelcitybookfair.ca A regional bookfair in the Steel City! Saturday, March 3rd 10am-5pm & Sunday, March 4 11am-4pm Event Description: This winter, on Saturday March 3rd and Sunday March 4th, Hamilton will be hosting a two day-long Anarchist Bookfair. This event will welcome all those interested in anarchist and anti-authoritarian ideas for a weekend of workshops, presentations, assemblies, film screenings, info tables, book sellers, and social events. Our goal is to provide a balance of activities that…

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