History & Politics – The Krakow Post http://www.krakowpost.com Thu, 14 Feb 2019 17:12:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0.3 100 remarkable women from Polish history to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage http://www.krakowpost.com/19820/2018/11/100-remarkable-women-from-polish-history-to-celebrate-100-years-of-womens-suffrage http://www.krakowpost.com/19820/2018/11/100-remarkable-women-from-polish-history-to-celebrate-100-years-of-womens-suffrage#comments Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:48:23 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19820 100 years ago today, Polish women got the right to vote and serve in government. To celebrate, here are 100 women who influenced Poland and the world

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Józef Retinger: Adventures of an Enigmatic Polish Patriot http://www.krakowpost.com/19578/2018/09/jozef-retinger-adventures-of-an-enigmatic-polish-patriot http://www.krakowpost.com/19578/2018/09/jozef-retinger-adventures-of-an-enigmatic-polish-patriot#comments Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:37:44 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19578 Krakow-born Józef Retinger (1888-1960) led a life of intrigue, adventure, controversy, and influence that shapes Poland and Europe even today

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Same-sex spouses have equal residency rights across EU, top court rules http://www.krakowpost.com/19181/2018/06/same-sex-marriage-residency-european-court-justice http://www.krakowpost.com/19181/2018/06/same-sex-marriage-residency-european-court-justice#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:46:37 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19181 The European Court of Justice has ruled that all member states must grant residency rights to same-sex spouses of EU citizens – including Poland, where gay marriage is illegal

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Poland’s Complex Relationship with Labor Day http://www.krakowpost.com/19012/2018/05/polands-complex-relationship-with-labor-day http://www.krakowpost.com/19012/2018/05/polands-complex-relationship-with-labor-day#comments Wed, 02 May 2018 12:47:43 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=19012 Labor Day is rooted in the international workers movement, but many Poles now struggle with the legacy the communist regime left it with. Is the holiday still relevant in capitalist Poland?

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Poland ties all-time low ranking in Press Freedom Index http://www.krakowpost.com/18995/2018/04/poland-record-low-press-freedom-index-reporters-without-borders http://www.krakowpost.com/18995/2018/04/poland-record-low-press-freedom-index-reporters-without-borders#comments Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:37:49 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18995 Poland continues its decline in the World Press Freedom Index, coming in at #58 out of 180 countries in the new 2018 listing by Reporters Without Borders.

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What are North Koreans doing in Małopolska? http://www.krakowpost.com/18504/2018/01/north-korean-workers-malopolska-poland http://www.krakowpost.com/18504/2018/01/north-korean-workers-malopolska-poland#comments Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:33:11 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=18504 Hundreds of North Korean laborers are legally employed in Poland, many locally – but critics fear they are being exploited to fund Kim Jong-un's repressive dictatorship.

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The Polish Way to Uber: Conflict and Opportunity in the Sharing Economy http://www.krakowpost.com/14742/2017/07/poland-uber http://www.krakowpost.com/14742/2017/07/poland-uber#respond Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:52:45 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=14742 Despite the hype over its popular transport app, "sharing economy" giant Uber has been plagued by controversy – and Poland is no exception

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International Women’s Day 2017: “Girls just wanna have fun(damental human rights)” http://www.krakowpost.com/14288/2017/03/international-womens-day-2017-strike http://www.krakowpost.com/14288/2017/03/international-womens-day-2017-strike#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 09:01:30 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=14288 International Women's Day is more than a one-way Valentine's Day. It was founded in the spirit of political activism, a tradition that continues to today.

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Smog, logging make Cracovian protesters 😠 [Photos] http://www.krakowpost.com/14246/2017/03/smog-logging-czysty-protest-krakow http://www.krakowpost.com/14246/2017/03/smog-logging-czysty-protest-krakow#comments Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:55:11 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=14246 About 300 people gathered on Krakow's main square last weekend for the "Czysty [Clean] Protest" against the city's severely unhealthy levels of smog.

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Poland’s true story: Coming to terms with a complex past http://www.krakowpost.com/14086/2016/12/polands-true-story http://www.krakowpost.com/14086/2016/12/polands-true-story#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:56:57 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=14086 Criminalizing Holocaust-related speech presents an offensive, distorted narrative about Poland's wartime history

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