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November 2017

Queer and Trans Social

November 22 @ 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! 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 whatever they needs to be from hangouts, games, crafts, discussion, to anything that gets…

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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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Prisoner holiday card party and calendar launch: Hamilton

December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us as we launch *Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2018: Awakening Resistance* We'll spend a cozy afternoon writing holiday cards for prisoners, and you can pick up your copy of the 2018 calendar. Makes a great gift! The Certain Days Calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Toronto, and New York, in partnership with three political prisoners being held in maximum-security prisons in New York State: David Gilbert, Robert Seth Hayes…

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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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Queer and Trans Social

December 13 @ 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! 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 whatever they needs to be from hangouts, games, crafts, discussion, to anything that gets…

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Safer Gigs Presents: “A Guide to Safer Gigs” Zine Making Party

December 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join Safer Gigs Hamilton for a casual community driven roundtable discussion of special topics influencing the local music community- Including but not limited to sexual assault, safe(r) substance use, mental health and well-being, and topics of making inclusive safe spaces. Come help brainstorm plans, points, and strategies for making the community you enjoy -or would like to enjoy- better! In this space we will be compiling data and submissions for our Safer Gigs zine, which will be launched in the…

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Class & Colonialism: Settlers Reading Group

December 18 @ 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. In light of the rise of violent reactionary movements, it is a good time to reflect on the legacies of colonialism and the complicity of our communities in the ongoing oppression of Indigenous and POC folks. Come read up with us. And also there will probably be snacks. For the next group which…

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