Friday, November 23, 2007

Poland will be watching

A Polish TV documentary crew will be including the November 24th Vancouver rally in their doc about Dziekanski's death:
"(We've come) to show what happened. To tell the story, but at the very same time, to portray the reaction of Canadians themselves," said Marcin Wojcik with TVN, a national broadcaster in Poland.

In Poland, there is no ill will towards Canada but rather questions about the country's policing system, said Wojcik.

"Nobody is connecting the story with Canada itself," he said.

The TVN crew members plan to stay in Canada for the next 10 days and say they've been promised co-operation from many of the agencies involved in the incident.
If you are in the Vancouver area tomorrow, please stand up and be counted. Poland will be watching--and as my friend skdadl said, they know from rallies! (below: Solidarity leader Lech Walesa speaks at a Fiat factory in Bielsko-Biala, Feb 1981. Photo credit: Gérard Rancinan/Sygma/Corbis)
...but, then again, so do Vancouverites, seen here at the Nov 17 vigil at YVR airport (photo credit: Stuart Davis, Vancouver Sun):
In addition to Vancouver, there are Nov 24 rallies planned for Victoria and Toronto. I will be attending the vigil in T.O. If there are other rallies or vigils in the works, please let us know with your blog or, if you like, feel free to leave a comment on my little site. Most importantly...

Let the rest of the world know that Canadians will not tolerate State Executions in our name.


Blogger Alison said...

Vancouver rally will be led by Tania Lukasiewicz, a psychiatric nurse who manages to deal with violent psychotic people on a daily basis without the use of a TASER™.
I'm expecting it to be huge.

11/24/2007 10:12 AM  

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