You Cannot Burn Us All: the Issue of Communal Housing Privatisation in Poland

Privatisation has many faces. In Poland, one of its aspects is so-called “reprivatisation”: reclaiming of the property confiscated by the communist government by its past owners, or people who bought legal rights to claim it. Since 90’s, this procedure resulted in evictions of thousands of long-term tenants by new private landlords, who wanted to convert previously

Polish Government’s War on Women

October 2016 saw the largest strike by women in Polish history. In opposition to a proposed new law banning all abortions, 100,000 women took part in demonstrations across 147 cities and towns in Poland, with 30,000 attending a demonstration in Warsaw. For many, it was the first experience of protest in their lives, and 90%

Polish Junior Doctors Call Off Hunger Strike

Today Polish junior doctors announced the end of their hunger strike.The strike lasted for 28 days and involved doctors from eight cities. The doctors’ protest however continues and its postulates — increasing spending on health care to 6.8% of GDP, falling treatment waiting lists and rising wages across the whole of public healthcare in Poland