PiS is planning to introduce a reform of higher education system which, without going into further details, limits the autonomy of universities. Students and teachers of major universities in the country went on strike, in Krakow it was occupational, the first in Poland since 1989. PiS knows how to enrage people.
Now students have suspended striking for summer holidays, but after the break they are going to go on . The minister responsible for the reform is called Gowin.
Oh my God, my young times have come back. In 1981 I was too young but in 1989 I joined students` strikes.
Uniform forces demonstrate, demanding more money, staff and investment. Especially the police feel disappointed and neglected after their mates from secret service got rises from PiS government, while they received nothing and still have to defend the government against the opposition protesters.
This one was really gigantic
One of the nicest forms of police protest is the refusal to fine drivers. They give warnings instead. The state budget already lost millions. You have been speeding. Oops, a fine? No, I am just worried.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Lech Walesa is still fighting.
The founder of Poland’s anti-communist Solidarity movement attended President George H.W. Bush’s state funeral in Washington wearing a T-shirt bearing the word “Konstytucja” (Constitution), a symbol of a political struggle in his homeland against the populist government.
He and other critics accuse the national-conservative ruling party, in power since 2015, of eroding the very democracy Walesa helped achieve, mainly by eroding the independence of the judiciary.
Some of Walesa’s compatriots criticized him, saying he should have worn more formal attire as he paid his respects to the 41st president at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday. They said it was not the time or place to make a political statement about a domestic issue.
But defenders say the eccentric and outspoken 75-year-old, once a political prisoner of the Soviet-backed communist regime and the winner of the Nobel Peace prize in 1983, has earned the right to do whatever he pleases.
Walesa said that the T-shirt, which he wore under a dark suit, was his personal gesture of farewell to a U.S. leader who “fought for freedom, fought for truth and honesty.”
“Therefore, when I say goodbye, I want to say that the fight goes on, that we disregarded democracy in Poland, we let the populists and demagogues win. And today we have trouble,” Walesa told Polish reporters ahead of the funeral.
Bush served as president from 1989 to 1993, a time when communism fell across Eastern Europe and Walesa became the first president elected to serve a democratic Poland, a post he held from 1990 to 1995.
Bush gave his backing to Solidarity in the final days of the communist regime and to Poland as it struggled to return to the Western democratic world.
The PiS appointed National Judiciary Comittee forbade judges to use the symbols connected with the Constitution issue, accusing them of taking sides in a political dispute. Annoyed judges are sending these postcards with protest to the Commitee.