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Tok FM, Poland

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Poland tackles one of the most severe social inequalities in Europe

Since the turn of 1989, the share in the income of the richest group of Poles (1% of society) has doubled. Why is Poland one of Europe’s leaders in terms of inequalities?
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
11 Dec 2017 Poland

Janusz Waluś -- murderer, neo-fascist, racist and idol of the alt-right

The National-Radical Camp (ONR), an extreme nationalist movement, organizes a tournament of  indoor soccer to commemorate Janusz Waluś. The only thing their idol is famous for is killing a leader of the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
5 Dec 2017 Poland

Only in Poland  -- media mogul priest receives government funding to fight crime

The foundation of Father Tadeusz Rydzyk, media tycoon and key ally to Poland's current ruling party, received 600 thousand zlotys (140 thousand euros) to combat crime. Meanwhile, organizations that actually deal with the problem received nothing.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
28 Nov 2017 Poland

Want to protect a national forest? Be prepared to get naked at a police station

The Polish government ordered the logging of one of the oldest forests in Europe. 24 activists, who oppose it, were detained and forced to undress and withstand inappropriate comments of the police officers. 
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
21 Nov 2017 Poland

Poland may soon face sanctions from the EU

A resolution was passed on Wednesday which includes the decision to launch Article 7 of the EU treaty. Often referred to as an "atomic option", the article opens the door to imposing sanctions on a member state.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
17 Nov 2017 Poland

60 thousand nationalists march in Warsaw to honor Independence Day

"May all of Poland sing with us -- f..k off refugees!", "White Europe!", or "Pedophiles, lesbians, gays – Poland is laughing at you" -- these slogans were heard and read during the march. This event is meant to celebrate my country’s independence.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
14 Nov 2017 Poland

When transparency goes only one way

Poles are given one week to weigh in on an important new transparency bill. The message, and the bill, are clear -- the government doesn't want feedback, it wants more power.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
8 Nov 2017 Poland

Poland (sort of) legalizes medical marijuana

From today on, Polish patients will find themselves in a truly Kafkian situation. Yes, they can finally buy medical marijuana. But no one in Poland is allowed to grow it.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
31 Oct 2017 Poland

What are Poles really praying for?

Phrases of "prayer for peace" mingled with those about not letting refugees in and threats posed by Muslims. Xenophobia is key to Rosary to the Border.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
26 Oct 2017 Poland

Poland demands freedom to completely outlaw abortion 

The Polish foreign ministry to the United Nations: the Polish government wants rules on abortions gone from international treaties.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
24 Oct 2017 Poland

Can doctors win the hunger games?

Monday is day 14 of a hunger strike at a Warsaw pediatric hospital that began October 2. Talks with the government so far have ended in fiasco, doctors have asked the Polish president for help.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
15 Oct 2017 Poland

A year after their famous march, women in Poland are reopening their umbrellas

Tuesday marks a year since thousands of women protested in the streets, in their workplaces, and in their homes, against an attack on their reproductive liberties. A year ago to the day, women have to do it again.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
3 Oct 2017 Poland

Don't know anything about Rohingya women's desperate situation? Most people don't.

In a world, where Rohingya ethnic cleansing isn't front page news, it is unlikely that the raped women of this minority ever will either.
Zuzanna Piechowicz recommended by Zuzanna Piechowicz Tok FM, Poland
29 Sep 2017 Poland
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