“First they came for the communists...”

In May word spread in Poland of a police “visit” to an academic conference “Karl Marx 2018” organized at the Szczecin University holiday centre in the village of Pobierowo. Policemen admitted that they were tasked with verifying whether the event was linked to...


The threat of a bill banning abortion in cases of fetal malformation has been suddenly put into effect by the right-wing PiS (Law and Justice) dominated Sejm (parliament) . This met with an angry demonstration of against the right and the actions of the Catholic hierarchy.The threat of a bill banning abortion in cases of fetal malformation has...


At the beginning of January, two “Citizens’ Bills” on abortion rights were submitted to the Polish parliament. On the one side, reactionaries want a ban on abortion even when the foetus is malformed, while, on the other, the movement Ratujmy Kobiety (Save Women) demands the right of abortion on request for up to 12 weeks of...


The policies of Poland’s ruling ‘Law and Justice’ party, over the last two years, have thrown up one protest movement after another across the country. While largely maintaining its base of support among section of the working class due to a number of popular social reforms, the government's reactionary and Bonapartist measures keep...


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