Poland

Polish Government Purges Judiciary to Ensure Free Reign

July 6, 2018

Prof. Bartosz M. Rydlinski explains the new program of the Law and Justice Party and the implications these ‘copy and paste’ policies from Hungary are having on Polish democracy

Max Blumenthal: US is Arming Neo-Nazis in Ukraine

February 5, 2018

Max Blumenthal reports that the US has provided military assistance to the Azov Battalion, known as a bastion of neo-Nazism within the Ukrainian armed forces. He also discusses US and Israeli ties to the far-right government in Poland, where neo-Nazism is on the rise

Poland’s New Holocaust Denial Law Erases History

February 4, 2018

A new law passed in Poland criminalizes references to Polish complicity in the holocaust and is designed to shore up the rightwing Polish government’s nationalist credentials. Carol Schaeffer discusses the law’s background

Poland’s Far Right Gains Strength with Government’s Tacit Approval

November 30, 2017

The ​current ​form of ​Islamophobia and xenophobia expressed by the far right in Poland is​ rooted in the history of​ anti-semitism says Konrad Pędziwiatr of Krakow University of Economics, Poland.

Days of Revolt: The Ghetto

June 9, 2016
In Part I of this episode of Telesur’s Days of Revolt, Chris Hedges interviews Holocaust survivor Lola Mozes as she recounts her harrowing experience living in Nazi-occupied Poland

NATO Exercises Encircling Russia: U.S. Might be Sleepwalking into a Doomsday Scenario

June 9, 2016
On Monday, NATO launched its largest military exercise since the end of the Cold War. 31,000 troops are currently taking part in the training in Poland. European countries along the Russian border, including Poland and the Baltic states, want “reassurance” of the “commitment of the US to the NATO alliance.” But Richard Sakwa, professor at…

Reality Asserts Itself - Michael Ratner

March 13, 2014
Mr. Ratner tells Paul Jay that he warned of a growing police state a month after 9/11, as constitutional rights continue to evaporate in the name of national security

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (2/2)

March 13, 2014

Historian Per Anders Rudling traces the rise of Ukrainian right-wing party Svoboda from the nationalist myth-making of the post-Soviet diaspora in countries like Canada