· August, 2006

Stories about Poland from August, 2006

Poland: On Migrant Labor, Again

  30 August 2006

The beatroot writes about “free movement of labour” and responds to a “deranged” commenter who, among other things, is “favorably comparing the Nazi invasion and the Holocaust to the influx of a few hundred thousand Poles and others to the UK.”

Poland: Suing the Homophobes

  30 August 2006

The beatroot writes that Polish gay rights activists are taking the wrong cases to court: “But going to courts over the two pieces of infantile nonsense […] is not the right way to go about challenging officially sponsored homophobia in Poland.”

Russian-Language Blogs: Miscellanea (3)

  29 August 2006

Israeli blogger pilka writes (RUS) about a surreal experience of eating next to three clowns at a hospital in the wartime Haifa: […] I had breakfast with clowns today. I work at the children's department, okay? So strange, a clown on the right, a clown on the left, a vegetable...

Poland: Miss World and the Topless Mermaid

  24 August 2006

The beatroot writes about the upcoming Miss World contest (to be held in Warsaw Sept. 30) topless mermaid controversy: “Not want to attach what to the Miss World contest? Erotic? Oh, I see. It's a contest that is without any sexy bits at all – it's a contest to promote...

Ukraine: On To Poland on the Tuk Tuk

  24 August 2006

Jo and Ants The Tukkers of Tuk to the Road share their impressions of Odesa, Lviv and Poland, and the Ukrainian traffic police: “We’d been warned that the police here could be even trickier than the Russian or Kazakh ones -who turned out to be more nosey than tricksome –...

Poland, Russia: Mutual Blockades and Other Issues

  17 August 2006

Copydude writes about the blockade of the Polish Port of Elblag by Russia, the visa blockade of Kaliningrad Russians by Poland, and other aspects of Poland's complex relationship with Russia on one side and Germany on the other.

Hungary, Poland: Crime Roundup

  16 August 2006

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes about the deportation of ex-con Gabor Magosztovics (aka Joe Dinardo, aka Ironman “during his heavyweight boxing career”) from Canada to Hungary. The beatroot writes about Scottish teenagers being punished for attacks on Polish immigrants with a trip to Poland. Our Man in Gdansk...

Poland: Britain's Fear of the “Polish Plumber”

  1 August 2006

The beatroot criticizes the coverage of Polish migrant workers in two British newspapers, the Daily Mail and the Guardian: “But, alas, PC seems to cover every ethnicity these days except the white working class, and those from central and eastern Europe.”

Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere

  1 August 2006

Gushers of cool at the local Mall in Warsaw – by Embe, WarsawDaily Poland is a hotspot in a few ways this week. While the heatwave is starting to take its toll on fan stocks (Warsaw seems to be sold out of them), Blog from Poland reports on the annual...

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