Stories about Poland from September, 2006
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 has become: in the past 17 years since parliamentary democracy began in Poland PSL have been known to get into...
Boo writes about an anti-Semitic graffiti in a Polish elevator that was later replaced with a message of tolerance.
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 a government that has fashioned itself as the ‘anti-corruption’ government.”
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 the weird and whacky world of Polish politics.”
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 Moscow's Gay Pride March in May 2006. The gay rights activists who brought the case will now attempt to challenge...
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 single US investment in Poland from computer-maker Dell. The plant is slated for construction next year in Lodz and will...
Chris Borowski of Traveling Life cites official documents confirming that Polish citizens should not expect visa-free travel to the United States anytime soon.
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 art ever.”
The beatroot writes about homosexuality in Afghanistan and the possible alternatives to sending more Polish troops there.
The beatroot comments on the brief meeting between George W. Bush and Jaroslaw Kaczynski during the latter's visit to the United States.
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 “media hysteria.”
The beatroot writes about Socialist Realism: “…mostly a patronizing celebration of all things ugly and pompous.”
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; a missile defense competition between Polish and Czech governments that both “would rather lose”; Elton John meets Lech Walesa at...
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.