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Media Watch - August 15

Poles apart: The EU will never understand Poland

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/poles-apart-the-eu-will-never-understand-poland

EU and Poland battle it out over the rule of law

https://www.dw.com/en/eu-and-poland-battle-it-out-over-the-rule-of-law/a-58865296

Why Poland Is Getting on the Nerves of the U.S. and the EU

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/why-poland-is-getting-on-the-nerves-of-the-us-and-the-eu/2021/08/15/faa0e26c-fda7-11eb-87e0-7e07bd9ce270_story.html

Netanyahu-era Declaration Rejecting Polish Blame for Holocaust 'Not in Effect'

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-lapid-netanyahu-era-declaration-on-polish-blame-for-holocaust-not-in-effect-1.10112699

CEPA Event Summary: Zapad 2021

http://www.pac1944.org/featured-stories/cepa-event-summary-zapad-2021/

Poles protest bill silencing US-owned TV network

http://digitaledition.chicagotribune.com/infinity/article_share.aspx?guid=310a81b9-45df-43da-9d1d-480dcd0ca552

Uproar as Poland Acts to Muzzle Critics

https://cepa.org/uproar-as-poland-acts-to-muzzle-critics/

[The sign in the photo reads: “There is no freedom without free media” – TM]

Poland’s Government Wins Vote on Media Bill, Despite Losing Majority

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/world/europe/polands-media-law-passes.html

Israel condemns Poland restitution law, recalls top diplomat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/polish-president-signs-law-restricting-property-claims/2021/08/14/fc1b9e9e-fd10-11eb-911c-524bc8b68f17_story.html

Poland's Armed Forces to be expanded, says Defence Minister

https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7784/Artykul/2789171

Poland’s ruling populists risk isolation in bid to stay in power

https://www.timesofisrael.com/polands-ruling-populists-risk-isolation-in-bid-to-stay-in-power/

August 15, Armed Forces Day

https://www.polskieradio.pl/395/7989/Artykul/2789562

Video: Victims of Communism Foundation on Battle of Warsaw, August 15 1920

https://twitter.com/VoCommunism/status/1426894617748938753

Polish Heritage in the US Capital: 9 Important Sites in Washington, D.C.

https://culture.pl/en/article/polish-heritage-in-the-us-capital-9-important-sites-in-washington-dc

[They missed several more: Mosaic by Jan deRosen in the Catholic Cathedral, sculptures of the Virgin Mary and Pope JP2 by Gordon Kray in that cathedral, grave of Włodzimierz Krzyżanowski (Civil War general and first cousin of Fryderyk Chopin) in Arlington National Cemetery -TM]

A Century in Stanislaw Lem’s Cosmos

The “Solaris” author’s centenary is being celebrated from Poland to the International Space Station. The range of his work is similarly dizzying.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/11/books/stanislaw-lem.html

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