(rawstory) During protests in Warsaw last weekend, one crafty activist deployed a flying drone to spy on riot police.
YouTube user latajacakamera — or “flying camera” in Polish — uploaded the amazing video that the drone effortlessly captured as it hovered over teargas-filled streets.
In another video, the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) floats in front of a formation of police in riot gear as they rush towards demonstrators. None of them appear to notice.
editor-in-chief Chris Anderson confirmed
that the flying machine was built by the Polish company Robokopter
Watch this video from latajacakamera, uploaded to YouTube Nov. 12, 2011.
(libcom.org) On March 7 we learned that one of the most active members of the tenants’ movement, Jolanta Brzeska, was found dead in the woods.
Her body had been burnt beyond recognition and it is unclear whether she was alive or dead when it happened.
Jola was 64 years old. She was one of the founders of the Warsaw Tenants’ Association, a good speaker and committed activist who went to all demonstrations, who blocked evictions and advised other tenants. She herself was involved in a battle with Warsaw’s most notorious slumlord, Marek Mossokowski, and was the last tenant left in a valuable piece of real estate at the time of her death. Read More