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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.

LGBTQ community fights prejudice on the streets of Poland

Defying the homophobic threats from the far-right, pride marches continue in Poland

Demanding wage hike, school teachers embark on strike in Poland

The Polish Teachers’ Union said that educators in 15,179 of the 20,403 (74.29%) schools and kindergartens in the country are participating in the strike. Students also staged a solidarity demonstration

COP24 COP24: achieving nothing, cementing a trend

The Rulebook at the conference was indeed successfully finalized, but only after diluting several provisions and kicking many important issues down the road.

Protests organized across the world against persecution of Polish communists

The Polish Community Party has been accused of propagating “totalitarian ideas” and its leaders are likely to face trial on December 7. The party has long been a target of the Polish establishment

Polish communists protest demolition of WW2 memorial Polish communists protest demolition of WW2 memorial

The Polish Communist Party said the recent dismantling of the monument dedicated to Red Army soldiers was similar to the acts of the Taliban and Islamic State against historical structures

Protests break out in Poland against bid to suppress judiciary

Among the latest laws is a a provision that cuts short the term of nearly a third of the judges of the Supreme Court by reducing the retirement age

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