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Anarchy in a Small Pond: New zine on being an anarchist in smaller places

  • Posted on: 10 June 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From 613 Anarchy

This new zine published in Kingston, Ontario discusses both the challenges and advantages of being an anarchist in smaller places. The first two pieces are reflections on workshops facilitated by the authors on these questions in North Carolina and Virginia. The third piece is a From Embers interview with Christine from Prince Edward County on rural organizing. The last piece is a report-back on Kingston's 2018 May Day.

On “Hate”, the Hamilton Police, and Mexican Food

  • Posted on: 21 May 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

After a tense week-long standoff between city bureaucrats, local journalists, and police, it seems anarchism has finally been cleared of being a hate crime in the city of Hamilton. On Thursday, Mayor Fred Eisenberger issued a statement indicating that he had been misinformed after equivocating anarchists and the circle-a symbol with white supremacists and the swastika - this coming two months after he referred to a group of anarchists as "terrorists" for their part in a Locke Street anti-gentrification demonstration.Well, it seems this isn't the first time the city's wealthy and their defenders have been a bit confused about the whole hate crime thing. As the drama unfolded over the past week, I couldn't help but be reminded of a little piece of Hamilton history that never really got the press it deserved.

Hamilton orders removal of anarchy symbol, calling it 'hate material'

  • Posted on: 16 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

The City of Hamilton has forced a local anarchist group to remove the circle A anarchy symbol from its headquarters, saying it is "hate material" similar to the swastika.

City officials say they're taking direction from Hamilton police on the issue, but police say that's not the case.

Anarchism is beautiful, even when it’s ugly

  • Posted on: 14 May 2018
  • By: thecollective

But yes; anarchism and the way it plays out in my life is beautiful. It's not what media says it is; it's not all black masks, smashing windows and \"f\" the police. Of course it is some \"FTP\" because we do hate hierarchical, dominant and abusive systems of control — but also it's about supporting and building friendship and community. It's about love — for each other and for what this world could be instead of what it is now, and fighting for that better thing.

Canada, Hamilton Community Defence Fund

  • Posted on: 17 April 2018
  • By: thecollective

Fundraising for legal defence in Hamilton in the wake of conspiracy charges.

To Donate via e-transfer, please contact thetower@riseup.net

In the early morning hours of Friday, April 6th, police raided a home associated with some of those involved with organizing The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair and The Tower. The door was kicked in, a flash grenade was thrown into the house, and a full SWAT team entered with assault rifles drawn. Three people were detained, and one person was arrested.

Another Day, Another Broken Door: The Tower's Statement on Recent Events

  • Posted on: 8 April 2018
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

Early Friday morning, Hamilton police raided a home associated with some of those involved with organizing The Hamilton Anarchist Bookfair. The door was kicked in, a flash grenade was thrown into the house, and a full swat team entered. With their assault rifles drawn, the swat team proceeded to pull everyone out of bed some of whom were naked, and with one exception, put everyone in handcuffs. Three people were detained and one person arrested. Cedar, a member of The Tower Collective and our cherished friend, was arrested, taken away, and currently remains in custody.

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