Poland
Polish government’s decision to hold presidential polls draws severe criticism

The Polish government led by the Law and Justice Party has decided to hold the presidential elections on May 10 despite close to 4,000 COVID-19 infections being recorded in the country. The opposition has demanded it be postponed

Poland communists persecution In yet an another attack on communists, Polish court imposes fine on editors of Brzask

The court convicted the editors of the Polish Communist Party’s (KPP) web portal and publication Brzask on charges of promoting “totalitarianism.” They were ordered to pay a fine to the Victims Aid Fund and part of the costs of the trial

Polish right wing “The PiS-led Polish government is a combination of reactionary nationalism and social conservatism”

Representatives of the Communist Party of Poland, which is facing persecution at the hands of the government led by the Law and Justice Party, talk about the nature of the government, the policies it is implementing and the country’s shift to the right

‘Hands off the Communists of Poland’

For the last four years, the leadership of the Polish Community Party (KPP) and its publication Brzask have been undergoing persecution.

Polish solidarity Protest marches held in several countries against state persecution of Polish communists

Marches to the embassies and consulates of Poland were held in several countries in solidarity with the Polish communists on March 3. The conservative government of the country has made several attempts to persecute the party and its publication Brzask.

Polish organizations condemn law that gives free rein to boar hunters

The law which was approved by Polish president Andrzej Duda gives hunters a free hand to kill boars and penalizes anyone who obstructs or hinders them

Polish judiciary Polish Senate rejects conservative government’s bill to subjugate judiciary

The controversial bill calls for punishing judges, who criticize the government’s judicial reforms.

Poland judicial reforms Massive protests against controversial judicial reforms rock Poland

The conservative government in Poland led by the Law and Justice Party (PiS) is pushing judicial reforms in an attempt to subjugate the judiciary

Polish independence day Ultra-right mobilizations on Polish Independence Day condemned

The national Independence Day rally in the Polish capital Warsaw, on November 11, was ridden with hyper-nationalist and homophobic manifestations by extreme right-wing elements in the country

Poland elections The far right regains power in Poland riding on social conservatism, Euro-skepticism

The ruling conservative Law and Justice Party (PiS) secured a simple majority in the 460-member lower house of the parliament, the Sejm by winning 235 seats

LGBT groups condemn conferring of Lithuanian award on Polish right-wing leader LGBT groups condemn conferring of Lithuanian award on Polish right-wing leader

The Lithuanian government conferred the Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great on Jarosław Kaczyński, leader of Poland’s conservative Law and Justice, whose homophobic comments have influenced anti-LGBT groups in the country

LGBT Rights-Poland-Interview “We will not cease to exist just because they hate us”

Peoples Dispatch talks to Magdalena Pająk, Polish LGBTQ+ rights activist who works with the Equality Parade, Poland, about the future of LGBTQ+ rights in the country at a time of a major right-wing pushback.

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