Saturday, March 03, 2007

The riot police. In full riot gear. I saw them in Louisiana during the civil rights struggles, in the streets of Washington, DC in anti-war protests, on TV as alarmed Canadians protested the trading away of Canadian sovereignty for messes of porridge and yes, as the riot police turned up again and again in Indian struggles for sovereignty. But in the poorest streets of Vancouver against homeless and defenseless people? Give me a break.
And yet that’s exactly what I saw last night on film in Conrad Schmidt’s documentary THE THREE RING CIRCUS. This time riot police were called out to evict homeless people from an empty building slated to be up scaled for the Olympics. Why the riot squads? Well, the Olympics seem to be a killer like no other and all killers understand the use of violence. After all, The Olympics killed Eagleridge Bluffs, they killed Harriet Nahanee, and they are in the process of accelerating the exposure deaths of countless of sick and homeless people. So riot squads are necessary to stop protests against the killings.
Go see Schmidt’s film THE THREE CIRCUS. And come witness Madam Justice Brown sentence me to prison on Monday morning at 9:00 am (rally outside at 8:30 am at 800 Smithe St. entrance of Criminal Court) for my part in trying to help stop the killing of Eagleridge Bluffs and Harriet Nahanee. The Crown is asking for 9 to 15 months and I need your support. My love, Betty Krawczyk


  1. Anonymous8:14 AM

    Conrad's film is the Five Ring Circus:

    March 2nd - March 8th 9:pm
    Saturday and Sunday Matinee 4:30pm
    Showing at the RIO Theater
    (Commercial and Broadway )

  2. Anonymous8:50 PM

    I say Bravo, Betty