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· January, 2009

Stories about Poland from January, 2009

Russia, Poland: Robert Amsterdam's Interview

Translation of Robert Amsterdam's interview in the Polish Gazeta Wyborzca – at Robert Amsterdam Blog.

Poland: Maanam

the POLSKI blog writes about Maanam, a Polish band that, in the early 1980s, was “the epitome of cool, largely thanks to their unique sound and the distinctive voice and...

Europe: The “Two Cows” Jokes

Inspired by the “two cows” joke that's “been around for years in one form or another,” 20 east comes up with a few ones of his own.

Poland, UK: “Reverse Migration of Poles”

As more Poles are reportedly leaving the UK, the POLSKI blog notes that “it may imply that the era of cheap Polish labour – and jokes – might be coming...

Poland: Racism, Bad Roads and Euro 2012

Writing about Euro 2012 and racism, the beatroot concludes: “There are some nasty little racists at Poland’s football stadia, but believe me, Poland’s roads are a lot bigger threat to...

Poland: Name Days vs Birthdays?

the POLSKI blog writes about celebration of ‘name days’ in Poland.

Poland: Back Home From the UK

the POLSKI blog writes that due to the crisis, many Poles are returning home from the UK – and others are encouraged to by a UK-based organization called “Poland Street.”

Poland: Obama, BBC and ‘CIA Prison’

The beatroot writes about a BBC reporter's failed attempt to find out whether Poles were “pleased with Obama” for his decision to shut down Guantanamo “and all rendition camps, one...

Poland: “No More Scapegoats”

The beatroot writes about what George W. Bush's departure might mean for Poland: “And now Bush has gone, who are they gonna blame for all the other stuff he wasn’t...

Poland: A View on Entropa

The beatroot comments on Entropa: “I don’t know which is sadder: the state of some contemporary art, which has to delve into crude stereotypes to get its kicks; or politicians...

Poland: Katarzyna Hejna on Feminism

Katarzyna Hejna talks about feminism in Poland – at Polandian.

U.S.: Polish Place Names

A compendium of U.S. towns with Polish names – at Polandian.

Poland: A Trip to Łódz

20 east writes about a trip to Łódz.

Europe: Entropa

Belatedly, links to some posts on Entropa: Margarete of The Foreigner's Guide to Living in Slovakia believes “it should be taken down”; Kosmopolito thinks that “the debate around the project...

Poland, Israel: “Using the Holocaust to Beat the Israelis”

The beatroot wrote on Jan. 8: “When protestors – who know little of either Gaza or Warsaw – shout slogans involving ‘holocaust’, or ‘genocide’ or ‘Warsaw ghetto’ they degrade all...

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Accounts by Wojciech Tochman and Peter Lippman

Kirk Johnson of Americans for Bosnia writes about the newly-published English translation of a collection of Polish-language articles by journalist Wojciech Tochman (“Like Eating a Stone: Surviving the Past in...

Poland: Nuclear Power?

Leopolis writes about the prospect of nuclear power in Poland.

Estonia, Poland, Ukraine: The Holocaust

A Step At A Time quotes from an article on the “European complicity and responsibility” for the Holocaust and the ways in which Poland and Ukraine are dealing with “vague...

Poland, UK: Abortion

Polandian notes that thousands of Polish women are having abortions in the UK: “With it being illegal here in Poland, they are forced to travel to other countries thereby adding...

Poland: Allegations of homosexuality as political instrument

The beatroot comments on the allegations made by a populist politician against former Polish Prime Minister Lech Kaczynski for being gay.

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