If it was for the Generation of today's 40-year-old Poland has always been something Meaningful, then the Great orchestra of Christmas help), short-WOŚP a 1993 by the journalist Jurek Owsiak founded the Charity action was the Wielka Orkiestra świątecznej Pomocy (. The Grand Finale of the Great orchestra takes place every year on the first or second Sunday in January, in Poland and in other countries. Poland would like to donate for charity and, because it is going to a good cause: donations neonatal special apparatus and other medical imaging devices, such as computers, hospital beds and health co-financed the car.
charity and not only alleviate the shortcomings of the Polish health care system and contributes to the fact that lives can be saved, but transformed, if only for a few days in the year, the more individualistic poles in a We-society. If someone agreed, in my country, right and Left, Conservative and Liberal, Young and Old, the Jurek was Owsiak and his fundraiser.
The national-conservative and eurosceptic PiS party and the Catholic Church Owsiak was because of its liberal and Pro-European worldview has always been a thorn in the eye. The Church distanced itself since the start of the fundraiser, finally, Charity is traditionally their domain, and competition is not tolerated. Owsiak had also set up the "bus-stop Woodstock" in Kostrzyn on the Oder, an Open-Air music festival, where the fear of the Church, to much corruption on young souls go sneak up behind. Also the political rights, commented on the "bus-stop Woodstock" several times, critically and made Attempts to ban the Festival. His Motto "love, friendship, music" is not in line with the new God-honor-Fatherland-Patriotism à la PiS: too colorful, too cosmopolitan, too liberal to go there. And Owsiak himself is a colorful bird, with his red glasses frame, with his in spite of his 65 years of youthful enthusiasm and his infectious Charisma.
The machinery of the slander was in full swing
But how do you denounce a man who runs a fundraising campaign, which is committed to something as Noble as the rescue of newborn life? This is difficult, but. First of all, you banished his event from the public television, then denied the participation of the army, which had been active since 1993 at the fundraiser. Both the action did not harm really. Since 2017, the private television channel TVN transmits the WOŚP Finale, which is recorded annually in a new fundraising records. Alone in 2018 of just under 30 million euros were collected.
In the Background the machinery of slander, but ran at full speed. The PiS MP Krystyna Pawłowicz tweeted – without providing any evidence – that Owsiak hatred spread. He also financed from the donations, so Pawłowicz, "except for medical purposes". A few days before the final on 13 July. January showed the public TVP a "satirical" animated film with plasticine characters. Jurek Owsiak appeared as a puppet to collect money, a tool in the hands of the former Warsaw mayor and opposition civic platform politician, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, the, collect, according to the film, most of the money itself, and the needy symbolic 10 Zloty leave. Anyone who followed the activities of the charity, can only shake the head, whether or not such a blatant manipulation of Opinion. The donations acquired medical equipment in hospitals in Poland. The finances of the Foundation are transparent and visible at any time.
Jurek Owsiak and his staff were left. The press spokesman for the charity, Krzysztof Dobies, said that the 27. The Finale of the action the expected flood of good information was much too large to waste his time with ruminations on hate campaigns. But then the accident happened. As on Sunday during the Open-Air Fund raiser came in Gdansk, the city's mayor, Paweł Adamowicz, on the stage, he was attacked by a perpetrator with a knife. Adamowicz was hard to delivering wounded to the hospital and died on Monday afternoon from his injuries. The 27-year-old offender is required immediately after the attack from the completely shocked the Moderator of the micro-and called that his act was a revenge for the fact that he was innocent in the prison, and of the civic platform tortured.
Adamowicz said his city was ready half for the reception of refugees
mayor Paweł Adamowicz, the civic platform in Gdansk with the build and has been associated with this. Adamowicz also made no secret of the fact that he was with the official policy of the Polish state does not agree. Warsaw bristled vehemently against the EU-redistribution plans of refugees, he allowed the immigration to Poland and said that his city is ready for the reception of refugees. He also sharply criticized the justice reform and stood up for the rights of Gays and lesbians.
Owsiaks opponents pounced immediately on alleged deficiencies in the Security, had left the assassin on the stage. This had a fake press pass. Rights portals fired off with satisfaction to the fact that it had come to the mishap during the WOŚP. Shortly after the death of Adamowicz on Monday afternoon, Jurek Owsiak, has officially announced his resignation as head of the charity and the Foundation. The fact that a life-saving event has a lost a life, have hit him hard. He said, but also of threats and hate letters that get the Foundation and to whom the police and the judiciary completely powerless. He expressed his hope that his resignation is perhaps the opponents of the charity and, finally, peace would give.More about
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