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29.04.2020

EU opens legal case against Poland over judicial reform

EU opens legal case against Poland over judicial reform

Poland passed judicial reforms that would give the government new oversight over judges’ work and careers. The European Commission fears that politicians could use the reforms to control rulings. The European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, has launched a legal case against Poland for introducing a new disciplinary regime for… »

03.12.2018

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

Poland hosting crucial UN climate summit

A crucial United Nations (UN) climate conference has opened in Poland, with representatives from 200 countries in attendance. The 24th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, or COP24, kicked off in the city of Katowice on Sunday. Representatives of countries most threatened by climate change — including by rising sea… »

18.11.2017

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Poland, Forum for the Future of Culture Manifesto: Let Us Get Together!

Forum for the Future of Culture 18th and 19th of November 2017,  Powszechny Theatre, Warsaw In the autumn of 2016, this slogan brought together nearly three thousand participants of the Congress of Culture. We met up in Warsaw and talked about culture in Poland during three days. We finished the meeting with the… »

16.01.2017

US Troops Enter Poland

US Troops Enter Poland

U.S. and other Western nations have carried out exercises on NATO’s eastern flank in past years, but the new deployment — which includes some 3,500 U.S. troops — marks the first-ever continuous deployment to the region by a NATO ally. US troops enter Poland, 1st deployment at Russia’s doorstep… »

18.12.2016

Opposition lawmakers in Poland block parliament to protest media rules

Opposition lawmakers in Poland block parliament to protest media rules

CPF 17/12/2016  Opposition lawmakers in Poland sang the national anthem and chanted ‘Free media’ in protest at planned limits on journalists. Work on the state budget was blocked for several hours. The protest was the first of its kind in the parliamentary chamber in a decade. It began as a single… »

19.11.2016

Mass protests held in Poland against educational reform

Demonstrators in Poland have protested against a controversial decision by the government on bringing about a significant educational reform in the public school system. Thousands of teachers and students’ parents, along with social activists and critics, held demonstrations all over the country, including in the capital Warsaw, on Saturday, calling… »

05.10.2016

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Massive uprising by Polish women just forced right-wing Government to drop abortion ban

Ruling far-right party surprised opponents by reversing position on draconian abortion ban by  Nika Knight, staff writer for Common Dreams Poland’s ruling far-right Law and Justice party has reversed its support for a draconian abortion ban after women across the country went on strike to protest… »

04.10.2016

Tens of thousands in streets, on strike in Poland over draconian abortion ban

Tens of thousands in streets, on strike in Poland over draconian abortion ban

Solidarity protests were also held in Paris, Berlin, Brussels, London, and elsewhere in Europe and the United States by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams Wearing black as a symbol of mourning for lost reproductive rights, tens of thousands of women in Poland and beyond… »

10.07.2016

NATO Counter Summit demands the dissolution of the military alliance and the creation of a cooperative security system

NATO Counter Summit demands the dissolution of the military alliance and the creation of a cooperative security system

Press release by the No to War – No to NATO network in their counter summit in Warsaw, Poland. Six Polish organizations of peace and social movements as well as the international network No to War – No to NATO conducted a NATO Alternative Summit “No to War – No… »

10.07.2016

Time to rethink NATO

Time to rethink NATO

This article is republished with kind permission of Alice Slater.  Credit goes to the Hill’s Congress Blog and the original article can be found here. Donald Trump angered the D.C. establishment when he said that NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Alliance, may be obsolete and the U.S. should… »

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