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· September, 2006

Stories about Poland from September, 2006

Poland: Coalition-Building Crisis

The beatroot reports on Poland's government crisis: “So even the Peasants don’t want to get into bed with PiS, it appears. Which shows how bad the image of the government...

Poland: Elevator Graffiti Transformation

Boo writes about an anti-Semitic graffiti in a Polish elevator that was later replaced with a message of tolerance.

Poland: “The Polish Watergate”

The beatroot has posted three entries so far about the beginning of a major corruption scandal, already labeled the “Polish Watergate”: one, two, and three. “It looks very bad for...

Poland: Early Election in November?

The beatroot writes that Poland may be “on the verge on an early election. Again.” Even though things may still change, “it’s a brave person to bet on anything in...

Eastern Europe: Video documents homophobia on the rise

The latest twist in the long-running saga of anti-gay violence and state oppression took place yesterday in Moscow, as an appeals court upheld the earlier lower court ruling to ban...

Poland's Pulse in the Blogosphere

The 16th century town of Kazimierz Dolny in Poland – by Gustav (Warsaw Station) The Polish Farmer and the Dell? From bovinechips to microchips, Polish Matters reports on the largest...

Poland: U.S. Entry Visas

Chris Borowski of Traveling Life cites official documents confirming that Polish citizens should not expect visa-free travel to the United States anytime soon.

Poland: Socialist Realism Award

Drawing on a previous entry, the beatroot announces the Socialist Realism Award contest: “We aim to find the most ridiculous (and by definition, the most fantastic) piece of socialist realism...

Poland: 1,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

The beatroot writes about homosexuality in Afghanistan and the possible alternatives to sending more Polish troops there.

Poland: Polish President Briefly Meets U.S. Counterpart

The beatroot comments on the brief meeting between George W. Bush and Jaroslaw Kaczynski during the latter's visit to the United States.

Poland: 9/11 Memorial

The beatroot writes about the opening of a 9/11 memorial in a Polish town that saw a pogrom against Jews in 1946 – and about the effects of the 9/11...

Poland: Socialist Realism

The beatroot writes about Socialist Realism: “…mostly a patronizing celebration of all things ugly and pompous.”

Poland: The Week's News Selection

In the past week, the beatroot has covered these subjects: a Polish goalkeeper in “the wonderful world of Scottish sectarian football”; 26 years later, something's wrong with the Polish Solidarnosc;...

Europe: Free Movement of Labor

Further Ramblings of a N.Irish Magyar writes on the free movement of labor and the backlash against East European migrant workers in Western Europe.

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