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· June, 2006

Stories about Poland from June, 2006

Poland: Communism Vs Capitalism

An angry comment forces the beatroot to continue an endless debate on whether life was better during communism.

Poland: Troops to be Relocated from Iraq to Afghanistan

The beatroot writes that 500 Polish troops are being transfered from Iraq to Afghanistan: “This will be a much more dangerous mission than the one the Poles got involved in,...

Poland: Poznan Uprising of 1956

The beatroot writes about a little-known 1956 uprising in Poznan, Poland, which preceded the famous Hungarian events.

Poland: Minorities

The beatroot writes that Polish “minorities” can't agree on “just how bad” things are getting for them in Poland. An interesting discussion is taking place in the comments section: “Polish...

Poland: “Sex Slaves” Rumor

The beatroot writes that despite the worries of “Polish nuns, green feminists and George W. Bush,” there are no 100,000 East European “sex slaves” servicing the World Cup fans in...

Poland: Hungary In 1956 Vs Iraq Now

The beatroot writes about “the major difference between Hungary back then and Iraq today”: “Hungarians led the uprising, which was later crushed by a Superpower. In Iraq today, a Superpower...

Poland: Offended Blog Reader

The beatroot responds to a commenter's request to take down a post he perceives as offensive: “I mean… can you honestly imagine writing to a web site asking them to...

Poland: Terrorism Risks

the beatroot discusses the risks of terrorism in Poland.

Polish Blogosphere Roundup

With almost 20,000 names (and counting) added to a digital petition against a restrictive DRM (Digital Rights Management) bill in the Polish legislature, Poland IP news and resources reports that:...

Poland, World Cup: Almost a Tie

Dayhawk writes on Poland's resistance to Germany during a World Cup game yesterday: “The Polish, who have not won a football match against Germans in 85 years, were shooting for...

Poland: Homophobia and the EU's Mild Response

Srdjan Cvijic of The TransAtlantic Assembly writes about the EU's unfairly mild reaction to homophobia and intolerance in Poland: “More importantly, the case of Poland, and the mild reaction of...

Poland: Warsaw Equality Parade

The beatroot posts Joseph Vogt's pictures from the Equality Parade that took place in Warsaw on June 10, and writes about the event that drew from 2,000 to 10,000 people:...

Poland: Council of Europe's Report Inconclusive

The beatroot writes that the conclusions of the Council of Europe's investigation on whether the CIA had its secret prisons in Poland are not based on strong evidence.

Poland: Equality Parade to Take Place Saturday

Poland's Equality Parade will take place Saturday; Becca of Boo writes on her plans to participate and also muses about the importance of “standing up for fundamental rights in what...

Poland: “Stalinist War Criminal” Extradition Order

J. Otto Pohl explains his support for an academic boycott of Israel: “The state of Israel currently harbors a number of Stalinist war criminals guilty of abusing, torturing and murdering...

Czech Republic: Election Ends in Stalemate

On June 2 and 3, the fourth election to the Chamber of Deputies since the 1993 split of Czechoslovakia took place in the Czech Republic – and ended in stalemate....

Poland: “Dinner in Warsaw” Challenge Cancelled

A Polish reader of the Economist claimed it was impossible to find “a Briton who speaks fluent Polish.” Edward Lucas, the magazine's Central and East European correspondent, decided to prove...

Poland: Politics and Protest

The beatroot writes about the recent Law and Justice Party convention: “…a victory rally. Not much else, really.” He also writes about the upcoming “summer of protest”: “The Tolerance Parade,...

Poland: History and the Present

The beatroot writes about an unfriendlyy Auschwitz encounter between Lebanese and Israeli tourists; a 1980 opinion poll taken secretly in Poland; and the belated investigations of the alleged Communist spy...

Poland: Poet Juliusz Slowacki

Our Man in Gdansk writes about a Polish poet Juliusz Slowacki and his work called Anhelli.

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