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Leszek Miller's Degeneration To The Far-Right

Leszek Miller's Degeneration To The Far-Right | real utopias | Scoop.it
One wonders whether Miller's political degeneration has reached its lowest point, or whether there are even deeper levels of reaction he can reach.
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In right-wing shift, new Polish parliament has no left wing - U.S. News & World Report

In right-wing shift, new Polish parliament has no left wing - U.S. News & World Report | real utopias | Scoop.it
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The weekend election won by Poland's right-wing and anti-migrant Law and Justice party has also created Europe's most right-wing parliament — one without a single party that is left of center on social issues.
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Reinventing the Left in Poland - Huffington Post

Reinventing the Left in Poland - Huffington Post | real utopias | Scoop.it
Poland was both the most likely and the most unlikely place to expect the rebirth of the Left....
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Should Poland celebrate a quarter century of democracy? - Aljazeera.com

Should Poland celebrate a quarter century of democracy? - Aljazeera.com | real utopias | Scoop.it
Should Poland celebrate a quarter century of democracy?
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How Poland Became Europe's Most Dynamic Economy

How Poland Became Europe's Most Dynamic Economy | real utopias | Scoop.it

The oldest coffee shop in Warsaw has been in operation nearly without interruption since the end of the 18th century. In the upstairs room, a young Frédéric Chopin played one of his last concerts before emigrating to Paris. During the Nazi occupation from 1939 to 1945, the cafe was strictly for Germans. When the city rose up at the end of the war, the building, like much of the old city around it, was completely destroyed—then reconstructed from photographs in the years following. The cafe was state-owned under communism and privatized in 1989 after the fall of the Iron Curtain, sold to a journalist and a jazz musician. “And now,” says Polish businessman Adam Ringer, sitting in the cafe in early October, “it’s been bought by an international company.”

 
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Explains how Poland's economy has become so strong

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Poland must rediscover the true meaning of solidarity - The Guardian

Poland must rediscover the true meaning of solidarity - The Guardian | real utopias | Scoop.it

On 11 September an "autumn of discontent" started in Poland. The three union federations – Solidarność (Solidarity), the post-communistAll-Poland Alliance of Trade Unions (OPZZ) and the Trade Unions Forum (FZZ) – together organised four days of action against the recent austerity measures of the Civic Platform government (the party's majority now teetering on the brink as a result of the defection of a third MP in as many weeks).

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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation