Tag: Poland

Image shows an internal chamber of the Seimas, the seat of Lithuania's parliament in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Civil partnerships and reproductive rights in Eastern Europe: an interview with Laima Vaige

rs21’s Leslie Cunningham interviews Dr. Laima Vaige, a feminist and LGBTQ activist from Lithuania, on same-sex partnerships in Lithuania, abortion rights in Poland, and LGBTQ people's experiences across Europe during the Covid crisis.

Poland’s feminist uprising

Women in Poland are making their own cause for hope by taking the streets. rs21 spoke with several feminist activists in Polish union Inicjatywa Pracownicza about the recent wave of feminist strikes and protests.

Poland: the right holds fast

The European elections in Poland showed the Law and Justice Party staying firmly in the driving seat of Polish politics

Polish government lend legitimacy to far-right speakers in Slough

Polish government's promotion of "Cursed Soldiers" remembrance day in Slough gives legitimacy to far-right speakers among Poles in Britain and must be opposed, argues JL On Sunday, a day-long celebration of the Polish national remembrance day dedicated...

A turning point in Polish politics: the #czarnyprotest and Monday’s women’s strike

Large protests have taken place in Poland against a proposed ban on abortion in all cases. On Monday (3 October) Polish women are taking part in a nationwide strike to defend their basic reproductive...

Poles resist the attack on women’s rights

Aleksandra Wolke reports on a protest against the proposal to ban abortions in Poland, the largest Polish-led political protest in the UK in recent years. On Saturday 9 April thousands of people demonstrated across Poland...

From democracy to neoliberalism – from Poland to Ukraine

Following recent waves of labour struggles in Poland, Jan Ladzinski reflects on the contradictions of movements for democracy that result in neoliberal reforms and suggests possible lessons from the Polish experience for Ukraine. This...

Beyond the Holocaust – POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews

 Jan Ladzinski discusses how POLIN's attempt to place the Holocaust and subsequent emigration of Polish Jews in the wider context of the one thousand years of shared Polish-Jewish history is not only useful politically but...

Poland’s Gender Trouble

Dan Swain examines the debate over gender issues that is dominating Polish politics.