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Lech Kaczynski

Poles Are Taking to the Streets in Massive Numbers to Protest the Country's Shift to the Right

Christian Borys | Posted 05.07.2016 | World
Christian Borys

LVIV, Ukraine -- In the past few months, alarm bells have been raised in Poland as critics of the country's new ruling party, Law and Justice, or PiS, speak out against what they believe are dangerous infringements on democracy and a wave of conspiratorial panic in the country. On Saturday, they flooded the streets to "defend the rule of law in Poland and its place in the European Union."

Poland's Tea Party Movement

John Feffer | Posted 03.02.2016 | World
John Feffer

In the current Polish culture war the "worst sort" of Poles are fighting back. Demonstrations have again become commonplace in Warsaw, and the liberal left is banding together in the face of the new threat.

Reinventing Republicanism in Poland

John Feffer | Posted 04.17.2015 | World
John Feffer

Poland has never been a particularly liberal country. In other words, its political culture has not focused on the individual or individual rights. Consider the great confrontation of the 1980s: between the collectivist ideology of the Communist Party and the spirit of solidarity of the opposition.

Polish Minister Resigns After Damning Report On 2010 Plane Crash That Killed President

Posted 09.28.2011 | World

Poland's defense minister has stepped down after a stinging new report that blamed Polish officials and Russian air traffic controllers for the April ...

Russia, Poland, and "Rehabilitation"

Allan Gerson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allan Gerson

Will Russia and Poland finally close the book on Katyn with dignity? If so, it can serve as a beacon to a troubled world wrestling with closure to state-sponsored crimes.

President Komorowski

Marek Matraszek | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marek Matraszek

If Komorowski fails to disarm the opposition, in just over a year's time he may well find himself in the position of his predecessor -- possessing a popular mandate, but facing a hostile government and with no real influence.

Polish Constitution Day Parade A Time Of Mourning, Celebration

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Polish Constitution Day Parade started with a tribute to the country's late president, Lech Kaczynski, and the 95 others killed in a plane crash l...

The Death of Polish President Resurfaces Old Tragedy

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Kolonko

Lech Kaczynski, has died tragically, 70 years, almost to the day, after the Soviets committed the mass murder of over 22,000 Polish officers.

Polish President's Pilots 'Knew Plane Was Doomed'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Harrowing details have emerged of the final moments before the plane carrying Poland's president crashed in Russia last weekend. According to invest...

Kaczynski Burial Plan Causes Split

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A row has broken out over the decision to bury Polish President Lech Kaczynski in Wawel Cathedral in Krakow - a place reserved for Poland's kings and ...

Kaczynski Twin Death: Jaroslaw Loses Brother Lech, President Of Poland

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Thousands upon thousands of Polish people are mourning the tragic plane crash death of their president, Lech Kaczynski. They've packed churches, light...

Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Grieving Twin, May Step Into Polish President's Shoes

Times Online | Roger Boyes | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Kaczynski rang his brother Jaroslaw from the cabin of his official Tupolev 154 jet. "It's all going according to plan," he said. "We'll be l...

Why Obama Should Attend President Lech Kaczynski's Funeral

Dominika Jaworski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dominika Jaworski

Maintaining strong diplomatic relations and friendship in a time of profound national grief with Poland can be accomplished easily: President Obama should attend President Kaczynski's funeral.

Chicago Mourns Polish Plane Crash Victims

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago churches plan to hold memorial services Sunday honoring the 97 victims killed in the plane crash that killed Poland's president and a Chicago ...

Astoria Characters: The Proud Parader

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The famed Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade excludes gays and lesbians. Brendan Fay and his peers were allowed to march on Fifth Avenue only once -- in 1991.

Bush Legacy: FP's 5 World Leaders Who Miss George W. Bush

Foreign Policy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Barack Obama might still be overwhelmingly popular around the world, but here are five heads of state who probably wish they could have the old guy ba...

Georgian and Polish Presidents Say They Were Met With Gunfire At Russian Checkpoint

New York Times | OLESYA VARTANYAN and ELLEN BARRY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TBILISI, Georgia - Presidents Mikheil Saakashvili of Georgia and Lech Kaczynski of Poland said they were met with machine-gun fire when they visited a...