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  • Warsaw bans religious symbols in city hall and require staff to respect preferred pronouns

    05/19/2024 8:07:37 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 43 replies
    notesfrompoland ^ | 05 16 2024 | Staff
    The mayor of Warsaw has banned the display of religious symbols such as crosses from city hall, making it the first city in Poland to do so. He has also informed officials that they must respect the rights of same-sex couples and people’s preferred pronouns. News of the regulations were first reported today by Gazeta Wyborcza, a leading daily newspaper. It notes that the policies are part of new internal guidelines intended to counteract discrimination. “Warsaw is the first city in Poland to adopt such a document,” Monika Beuth, the spokeswoman for mayor Rafał Trzaskowski, told the newspaper. Under the...
  • Poland to Invest $2.5 Billion to Build Up Border Fortifications with Russia and Belarus

    05/18/2024 9:31:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications has already begun. Poland is on the eastern flank of NATO and of the European Union and Tusk stressed it bears additional responsibility for Europe’s security.
  • Who is Best for Learning Polish OnLine

    05/12/2024 9:57:57 AM PDT · by Pontiac · 42 replies
    Self | 5-12-24 | self
    My wife and I are planning a trip to Poland in the fall and I would like to pick up a little of the language prior to the trip. What would be the best on line source for a self administered course of learning? I respect FreeRepublic's inhabitants opinions on learning.
  • Poland Reinforces Border Wall With Belarus to Deter Hybrid Warfare Immigration

    05/09/2024 8:53:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/09/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland’s defense minister said Thursday his country is strengthening the metal barrier along its border with Belarus to deter illegal migration. “We are mending the barrier on the Polish-Belarusian border, we are strengthening this barrier,” Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said on private Radio Zet. “The spending on these purposes is the highest in (Poland´s) history.” Kosiniak-Kamysz said the increased presence of Polish and allied military forces in regions close to the border is also helping to tighten the eastern frontier of NATO and the European Union. That presence has been increased since Russia’s aggression in Ukraine in 2022.
  • Dick Marty: highly likely that European governments were aware of ‘rendition’ affecting Europe

    01/24/2006 12:22:18 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 296+ views
    Council of Europe website ^ | January 24, 2006
    Strasbourg, 24.01.2006 – It is highly unlikely that European governments, or at least their intelligence services, were unaware of the “rendition” of more than a hundred persons affecting Europe, according to Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly investigator Dick Marty, whose interim assessment was made public today in an information memorandum. Citing statements made by American officials and others, Mr Marty said there was “a great deal of coherent, convergent evidence pointing to the existence of a system of ‘relocation’ or ‘outsourcing’ of torture”. He added: “It has been proved – and in fact never denied – that individuals have...
  • Who really broke Enigma? - lecture by Sir Dermot Turing in Dublin [2:39]

    05/05/2024 8:47:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 11, 2023 | Polish Embassy in Ireland
    Sir Dermot Turing, renowned historian and nephew of Alan Turing, delivered a lecture based on his book "X Y & Z: The Real Story of How Enigma Was Broken" on 29 March, 2023, in Trinity College Dublin.Drawing on recently declassified archives Sir Dermot Turing told in full the real story how Enigma was broken. He fully acknowledged the groundbreaking work of Polish mathematicians produced as early as 1930s which subsequently led to the joint efforts of the French, British and Polish secret services (X, Y and Z) during the Second World War.Who really broke Enigma? - lecture by Sir Dermot...
  • Trump's sit-downs with foreign officials are 'annoying' some in Biden's camp

    05/04/2024 11:55:11 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 66 replies
    nbc ^ | 5/1/2024 | Jonathan Allen, Carol E. Lee and Katherine Doyle
    WASHINGTON — As Donald Trump rolled out the red carpet for a parade of foreign dignitaries in recent weeks, some aides to President Joe Biden took notice — and umbrage — at what they saw as the former president playing pretender-in-chief. In less than two months, Trump has hosted Polish President Andrzej Duda, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso and David Cameron, the former British prime minister who now serves as the U.K.’s foreign secretary. He’s also talked with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and others by phone. It’s not unusual for a party...
  • Five skeletons found under Wolf’s Lair home of Hermann Göring in Poland

    04/30/2024 3:21:35 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies ^ | April 30, 2024 | Deborah Cole
    Amateur archaeologists have unearthed five human skeletons missing their hands and feet under the former home of the Nazi war criminal Hermann Göring at Hitler’s Wolf’s Lair military headquarters in present-day Poland. The remains, believed to be that of a family, were discovered as part of a dig at the site near the north-eastern town of Kętrzyn, where Nazi leaders spent large stretches of the second world war. Mystery surrounds the chilling find, first reported by Der Spiegel, including the identity of the victims, the circumstances of their burial, and whether the Reichsmarschall knew the bones were there while he...
  • Ukrainian Men Protest at Consulate in Warsaw

    04/27/2024 9:39:13 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    The New American ^ | April 25, 2024 | D. Michael DeRidder
    Ukrainian men are protesting at the consulate in Warsaw, Poland, after Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba announced men aged 18 to 60 would be denied consular services earlier this week.Polish Defense Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz stated of the 950,000 Ukrainians living in Poland, Warsaw would assist Kyiv in enforcing the conscription requirements for the Ukrainian men.Kosiniak-Kamysz also stated that many Poles were upset seeing military-aged male Ukrainian refugees throughout Poland despite the amount of support that has been sent to Ukraine:I also understand the frustration of Poles who see young Ukrainians of draft age in hotels and cafés, while...
  • Ex- Japanese PM Taro Aso meets Trumpa

    04/26/2024 5:41:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, April 25, 2024 | PTI
    Washington -- Ex-Japanese prime minister Taro Aso has met former president Donald Trump and both the leaders discussed the enduring importance of the US-Japan alliance to their physical and economic security in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. Aso, vice president of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party, met Trump on Tuesday at the Trump Tower in Manhattan. Both the leaders discussed the enduring importance of the US-Japan alliance to both countries’ physical and economic security and stability in the Indo-Pacific, according to a statement issued by the Trump Campaign on the meeting with the 83-year-old visiting Japanese leader. “They also discussed challenges...
  • Ukrainian Expats in Warsaw Protest Lack of Consular Services – Poland Considers Forcibly Sending The Draft Dodgers Back to the Meat Grinder

    04/26/2024 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 12 replies
    A lot is written every single day about how overpowered the Ukrainians are in their fight against the ever-strengthening Russian Federation forces.But now, the most pressing issue of the absolute lack of manpower by the Kiev regime is coming to the forefront of public opinion. (snip) "'I think many Poles are outraged when they see young Ukrainian men in hotels and cafes, and they hear how much effort we have to make to help Ukraine', he said, without giving any details on how Poland will help.Some 4.3 million Ukrainians are living in European Union countries as of January, 2024, of...
  • Irena’s Vow-A new film dramatizes the life of an almost unbelievable heroine

    04/26/2024 6:30:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 26, 2024 | Danusha V. Goska
    Irena’s Vow is a 2023 film dramatizing the World War II heroism of a young Polish nursing student, Irena Gut. Irena’s Vow is a two-hour, color film. It was shot in Poland. The film is in English. It received a limited US release in April, 2024. Irena’s Vow has an 86% professional reviewer rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 93% fan reviewer rating. Veteran reviewer Rex Reed calls Irena’s Vow “One of the most astounding holocaust stories.” He says, “It’s true, if fantastic.” The film is “anchored by the powerful, heartfelt performance of Sophie Nelisse as an innocent girl whose...
  • Poland ready to help Ukraine to get military-age men back, minister says

    04/24/2024 1:40:51 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 81 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/24/2024 | Reuters
    Poland is ready to help Ukraine in getting military-age male citizens to return and help their home country in fighting in the war against Russia, Defence Minister Wladyslaw Kosiniak-Kamysz said on Wednesday. The Ukrainian government announced rules on Wednesday under which passports for military-age men can be issued only inside the country instead of foreign diplomatic missions. As a result, men aged between 18 and 59 living abroad will be unable to renew expiring passports or obtain new ones. Poland has suggested in the past helping Ukraine so that those who are subject to military service go back to their...
  • Poland ready to host US nuclear weapons, Duda says

    04/22/2024 8:49:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/2024 | BRAD DRESS
    Polish President Andrzej Duda says Poland is ready to host U.S. nuclear weapons, saying the topic was one of frequent discussions between Warsaw and Washington. Duda told Polish tabloid Fakt in an interview published Monday that Russia is increasingly militarizing the Kaliningrad province between Poland and Lithuania and has relocated tactical nuclear weapons to ally Belarus. “I must admit that when asked about it, I declared our readiness,” the Polish president said of talks with U.S. officials. “If our allies decide to deploy nuclear weapons as part of nuclear sharing also on our territory to strengthen the security of NATO’s...
  • Anti-Israel protester screams ‘Go back to Poland’ at demonstrators with Israeli flag outside Columbia, harrowing video shows

    04/21/2024 1:46:36 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/21/2024 | Seven Vago and Isabel Keane
    An anti-Israel protester was caught on camera near Columbia University on Saturday night screaming at opposing demonstrators holding an Israeli flag, “Go back to Poland!” and “Go back to Belarus!” Video shows the offensive marcher, dressed in a bright yellow jacket, black baseball cap and black face mask, waving the Palestinian flag in front of several demonstrators, including those carrying a rolled-up Israeli flag, and hissing, “Get the hell out of here!
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report 4/18/2024 Newsdump Thursday*Israel Strikes In Iran*Agency Lowers Israel's Credit Rating*Rising China-Ukraine Trade*US Navy Short On Recruiting Goal*Iranian General Warns Israel Not To Attack Nuke Facilities

    04/18/2024 8:56:33 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/18/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Israel launching strikes into Iran...Messaging in Mainstream Media is that Israel's attack on Iran was 'limited'. No comment from Israel.... Tonight some damage reported no casualties in southwestern Russia's Belgorod City and Region... Ratings agency S and P Global lowering Israel's long-term credit rating... At the United Nations Security Council the US vetoing a resolution calling for admission of the Palestinian Authority as a UN member nation... At a meeting of G7 foreign ministers US Secretary of State Antony Blinken saying China is supporting Russia's ability to fight the War in Ukraine... Meanwhile Ukraine is doing more trade with China......
  • Donald Trump says Ukraine's survival is important to US

    04/18/2024 3:40:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 139 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 18, 2024 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - Donald Trump said on Thursday the survival of Ukraine is important to the United States, a shift in tone days before the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives is due to vote on a $61 billion aid package.
  • Poland's president becomes the latest leader to visit Donald Trump as allies eye a possible return

    04/18/2024 6:46:18 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 17 replies
    Channel 3000 News/AP ^ | April 19, 2024 | AP Staff
    Former President Donald Trump met Wednesday in New York with Polish President Andrzej Duda, the latest in a series of meetings with foreign leaders as Europe braces for the possibility of a second Trump term. The presumptive Republican nominee hosted Duda for dinner at Trump Tower, where the two were expected to discuss Ukraine, among other topics. Duda, who has long expressed admiration for Trump, is also a staunch supporter of Ukraine and has encouraged Washington to provide more aid to Kyiv amid Russian's ongoing invasion. That funding has been held up by Trump allies in Congress. As he arrived,...
  • 1919: The Pinsk Massacre

    04/05/2024 9:31:31 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 7 replies ^ | April 5, 1919 | Headsman
    A century ago today, a Polish army major had 35 Jews executed in Pinsk. After the devastation of World War I, Poland and now-Soviet Russia fell into war in early 1919 over the oft-trod lands between them. In late March of that year — still the opening weeks of the conflict — the Polish 34th Infantry Regiment commanded by Major Aleksander Narbut-Luczynski captured the town of Pinsk which today lies just on the Belarus side of the Belarus-Ukraine border. This town had seen occupying armies cross it to and fro during the recent bloody years: Germany captured it from Russia...
  • Putin justifies Soviet-Nazi pact

    05/12/2015 6:16:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 11 May 2015 09:29 | Eric Maurice
    Russian president Vladimir Putin over the weekend celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany with a military parade on Red Square and a series of smaller events. But while standing next to German chancellor Angela Merkel, he appeared to justify the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact which the Soviet Union signed with the Nazi regime in 1939. “This pact made sense in terms of guaranteeing the Soviet Union’s security,” he said on Sunday (10 May). Putin noted that Moscow, in the 1930s, had tried to stop Nazi Germany, but felt isolated after Germany, France, and the UK signed the...