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Hamilton, Ontario Anarchist Bookfair

category north america / mexico | anarchist movement | press release author Thursday May 15, 2008 08:55author by Common Cause Hamilton - Common Cause Report this post to the editors

On June 14, 2008 join Ontario anarchist organization Common Cause for Hamilton's first Anarchist Bookfair. Fellow underdogs will unite in underdog city for a day of workshops, discussion, networking and of course literature!

Date: June 14, 2008
Time: 10am - 4pm

Place: Westdale Highschool
700 Main Street West,
Hamilton, Ontario

June 14th marks the day that the Common Cause Hamilton local will be hosting our first Anarchist Book Fair. In a city with a vibrant history of working class struggle such as Hamilton, the Book Fair presents a unique opportunity for people coming together to network, learn and build community.

The Hamilton Anarchist Book Fair is a one day event being held at Westdale Secondary School at 700 Main St. West, just outside downtown. The day will kick off at 10am and go until 4pm. Radical bookstores, publishers and collectives will fill the cafeteria space of the school while the Hamilton Food Not Bombs chapter will be providing free vegetarian meals. Admission is free or by donation (pay what you can) and child care is provided.

Over 20 vendors have confirmed so far and we expect the number to grow as the date approaches. So far they include Exile Infoshop, Red and Black Notes, Upping the Anti, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), Great Worm Express Distro, Empowerment Infoshop, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Insurgence Records, Rebel Time Records, Free Society Distro, Internationalist Notes and others.

We have three workshops/panels featuring a number of experienced organizers and activists involved in a wide range of struggles. A member of the Ireland-based Revolutionary Anarcha-feminist Group (RAG) and a local feminist activist from CUPE 3906 will lead a discussion on radical feminist organizing. The IWW Toronto, a member of Hamilton-based U.S. Steelworkers 1005 and an organizer with a local migrant workers group will speak on the challenges of organizing workers in the 21st century. The third workshop focuses on indigenous struggles in Ontario. Several regional solidarity groups and a Six Nations organizer (tentative) from Caledonia will be on hand to lead the discussion. A schedule will be provided as soon as all workshop details are confirmed.

Anyone interested in anarchism and radical politics, or are just curious, should not miss this opportunity to learn more about it and meet others who want to fight for a new world.

Potential distributors: there is no tabling charge and there is still room available. Please contact us ASAP if you wish to table at the bookfair.



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