· November, 2009

Stories about Poland from November, 2009

Poland: Online Campaigning for the Rights of Employees

  20 November 2009

Sylwia Presley writes about the plight of and online campaigning by a group Polish citizens who work for IKEA via another, smaller, company called Solid Security: they claim to be earning amounts below the national minimal wage, being assigned to work up to 16 hours daily and lacking the basic benefits.

Poland: Creators of “Polish Rapidshare” Arrested

  18 November 2009

Earlier this month, the Polish police arrested creators and owners of OdSiebie.com service. The portal, which is currently down, was a clone of Rapidshare, and since its day one in 2007, it was continuously growing in traffic. Jakub Gornicki reviews the reactions from the Polish blogosphere.

U.S., Europe: Immigrant Writing; Diaspora Mentality

  16 November 2009

Maud Newton writes about a newly-published anthology of immigrant writing, “Becoming Americans.” Sublime Oblivion examines the views of “Russian political analyst & nationalist Konstantin Krylov” on “international diasporas” and “the diaspora mentality.”

Ukraine: Flu Stats, Panic, Gauze Masks (and Some Lingerie)

  10 November 2009

According to Ukraine's Health Ministry, 1,031,597 people in Ukraine have fallen ill with "flu, acute respiratory illness and their complications (pneumonia, etc.)" between Oct. 29 and Nov. 9 - and 174 of them have died. In the Ukrainian blogosphere, much of the discussion of the current medical emergency focuses on whether there are enough reasons to panic or not.

Lithuania: National Identities

  2 November 2009

“Everyone is a historian here, everyone is preoccupied arguing who Vilnius belonged to in the past, whose it should be now, and whether true Lithuanians were of Slavic or Baltic origin. It almost seems as if Lithuanian modernity was nonexistent,” writes Andrei Khrapavitski about online and offline debates in Lithuania....

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