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- March On Auschwitz
- By Tjark Kunstreich, translated by Arm The Spirit from
Junge Welt, 9 April 1996. Anti-Semitic
Demonstration to Support the Construction of a Supermarket
at the Memorial Site. Around 100 right-wing nationalists
demonstrated on Saturday [April 6] at the former
concentration camp Auschwitz to support the construction of
a supermarket inside the 500-meter protection zone which
UNESCO erected around the memorial site.
- 30,000 in Warsaw anti-reform
- Agence France Presse, 25 September 1999. Some 30,000
protesters took to the streets of Warsaw Friday to
demonstrate against economic reforms, shouting “no to
selling Poland to foreigners” and calling for premier
Jerzy Buzek to resign.
- Internationally-recognised core labour
standards in Poland
- Report for the WTO General Council Review of the trade
politics of Poland (Geneva, 3 and 5 July 2000). Executive
Summary and Conclusion. The law on trade union rights does
not protect workers adequately from employer victimisation
and discrimination. Legal procedures and court rulings on
strikes are slow and do not protect strikers from employer
- Solidarity Bloc Reorganizing Poland
- Associated Press, Sunday 24 December 2000. Poland's
fractured Solidarity bloc is reorganizing under a new
leader—Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek—following a
divisive defeat in the October presidential election.
- Grim Outlook at Polls for Poland's
- By Peter Finn, The Washington Post, Sunday 2
September 2001. The economy that was the pride of Eastern
Europe is slumping. The government, battered by corruption
charges and the defection of some of its leading figures, is
paralyzed. So strong is that mood that the governing
Solidarity Electoral Action center-right coalition is facing
not just defeat, but obliteration.