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August 2017

Fundraising Dinner: Solidarity with Virginia Anti-Fascists

August 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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On Saturday August 12th, a car drove into a crowd of anti-fascists protesting a gathering of white supremists in Charlotteville, Virginia. At present, one anti-fascist, Heather Heyer, was killed and two dozen more were injured. The "Unite the Right" rally was seeking to bring together a barrage of vile far-right forces from throughout the United States. The recovery for those who were attacked will be long, difficult, and costly. The medical bills and other related recovery costs will be substantial.…

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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’s 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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September 2017

The Tower Potluck Social

September 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us for our next potluck! Starting in April, we will be hosting a monthly potluck dinner at the tower to share food, conversation, and ideas. This is a great opportunity to drop in for the first time or as a repeat offender, bring a dish to share and stay for the company and food. Everyone is welcome, please bring a food item to share and please identity foods with animal products, nuts, wheat or just bring a list of…

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Queer and Trans Social

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us for to the next queer & trans social night! 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…

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Hamilton Anti-Authoritarian and Anarchist Assembly

September 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Calling all revolutionaries, radicals, agitators, organizers, shit-disturbers and rabble-rousers: Let's meet up! Want to get involved with local organizing? Need to share a new project, critique, or proposal? Got ideas how to improve the Tower? Looking to meet like minded folks in the city? Generally miserable and fed-up with the world as it currently exists? Join us for the 3rdHamilton Anti-authoritarian & Anarchist Assembly! This quarterly event provides a space for discussion and networking in a way that contributes to…

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Queer and Trans Social

September 27 @ 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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A Look Back at 2010: story-telling from a big year in Ontario

September 28 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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It's been over seven years since tens of thousands of people overwhelmed Canada's largest ever security deployment to take back the streets of Toronto from the G20 summit. It's been even longer since co-ordinated actions across the country disrupted the Canadian state's attempt at celebrating the olympics. The events of 2010 deeply influenced those who participated in them and continue to shape the social terrain in Southern Ontario today. Particularly, it has contributed to our understanding of what state repression…

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Why Don’t The Poor Rise Up?

September 29 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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Join us for a presentation, discussion, and book launch with Ajamu Nangwaya, co-editor of the book Why Don’t the Poor Rise Up? Organizing the Twenty-First Century Resistance. The book brings together a collection of voices to examine “that explores the question of revolution, its objective and subjective prerequisites, and its increasing likelihood in our time”. The authors note that “ven mainstream media like the New York Times and The Economist have recently posed the question: Why don't the poor rise…

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October 2017

Queer and Trans Social

October 11 @ 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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Bring Back Stim – SubMedia Taco Dinner/Screening and Fundraiser

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Tower, 281 Cannon St E
Hamilton, ON L8L 2B4 Canada
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$5-20 (PWYC) After a coordinated cyber attack by alt-right trolls knocked out their paypal account, our comrades at subMedia have launched an emergency fundraiser to help rebuild their sustainer base and bring everyone's favourite floating eyes-and-mouth construct, the Stimulator, back out of retirement. Wanna help #BringBackStim? Come out to the Tower for a scrumptuous taco dinner, then kick back as we watch a curated collection of subMedia films, including the upcoming episode of Trouble, entitled Adapt & Destroy: Counterinsurgency and…

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