History & Politics – The Krakow Post http://www.krakowpost.com Wed, 23 May 2018 14:21:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 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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Bull on the Page: To Brexit or not to Brexit? http://www.krakowpost.com/12769/2016/06/bull-on-the-page-brexit http://www.krakowpost.com/12769/2016/06/bull-on-the-page-brexit#comments Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:06:52 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=12769 Bull on the Page weighs the pros and cons of the UK leaving the EU ahead of its June 23 referendum – and why it leaves immigrants here and there in the dark

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Cracovians to protest proposed abortion law with clothes hangers http://www.krakowpost.com/12032/2016/04/cracovians-protest-proposed-abortion-law http://www.krakowpost.com/12032/2016/04/cracovians-protest-proposed-abortion-law#comments Sat, 02 Apr 2016 19:37:33 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=12032 A proposed total abortion ban has drawn ire from Polish women's groups and others, who plan to protest it on Sunday at 14:00 on Krakow's Main Square.

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Fighting the phrase “Polish death camps” with education, not censorship http://www.krakowpost.com/11648/2016/02/fighting-phrase-polish-death-camps-with-education-not-censorship http://www.krakowpost.com/11648/2016/02/fighting-phrase-polish-death-camps-with-education-not-censorship#comments Sun, 28 Feb 2016 17:44:24 +0000 http://www.krakowpost.com/?p=11648 Poland wants to stamp out the misleading and offensive phrase ‘Polish death camps’ – but the proposal to outlaw it threatens academic freedom.

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