SUPPORT JAILED G20 ACTIVISTS
Seems like ages ago that the cops were kettling G20 demonstrators in Toronto streets. Imagine how long it feels for those protesters still incarcerated or facing charges related to the action. To offer some assistance, WordPress is making the Friday (January 4) launch of Appetites For Change: Recipes For Hungry Radicals! a fundraiser for G20 activists in conflict with the law. The party at Bike Pirates, 1292 Bloor West, features Janice Lee & the Free Radicals. 8 pm. $5 suggested. appetitesforchange.wordpress.com.
DEEP-SIXING LINE 9
One of the major goals on the protest agenda in 2013 is the defeat of Enbridge's Line 9, a proposed west-to-east pipeline reversal that could end up shipping tar sands oil from Alberta to Portland, Maine by way of Finch Avenue. Rock Against Line 9, a party and info-sharing session, raises cash for the campaign against this potential eco hazard and features a roster of performers including Sarah Burton, Illogik, Indigo Cabaret and more. Sunday (January 6), 2 pm to midnight. Tranzac, 292 Brunswick. facebook.com/events/420212661380166.
PHYSICIANS WHO TORTURE
What happens when health practitioners use their expertise for the forces of repression? Get set to be infuriated by what you see: the Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture, Amnesty International Canada and the Justice for Mahjoub Network host the premiere screening of Martha Davis's Doctors Of The Dark Side, the story of physicians and psychologists who help the U.S. military torture suspects in the so-called war on terror. A discussion follows. Tuesday (January 8), 6:45 pm. Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor West, $2-$10 suggested. cinemapolitica.org/bloor.