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Secret communist agents in the Polish media exposed on TV
Shocking TV program about famous Polish journalists discovered
to be secret agents in the communist apparatus in Poland. This
program asks difficult question: "Do all journalists working for
communist Poland will ever be denounced?" You will see prominent
"independent" journalists of communist era and their secret files
from secret communist services archives. They always repeat "I did
not hurt anyone" - amazing coincidence in many statements to the
press. Historian from IPN described that as one of the secret agent
training points: deny involvement despite any proof and say:
"I did not hurt anyone".
On March 18, 2007, they made a fundamental change. The news programs
are now blocked from the North American viewers. The change makes it
impossible to view current and archive news programs as before. Current
programs are available only via paid subscription at www.TVPolonia.com
but only one program for given date. There is no way of viewing any old
news casts. In my opinion this option was very important for American
viewer. Please join me in requesting from TVP to restore that function
of the Polish public television. You can write a letter from this screen: http://ww6.tvp.pl/mail/mail_do_redakcji.html
Here is what I wrote and feel free to use any portion as a sample:
Jestem wielce zaskoczony tym ze w nowym formacie Wiadomosci nie
mozna ogladac spoza granic kraju. Ogladanie Wiadomosci ze strony
TVP.PL>WIADOMOSCI> [ http://ww6.tvp.pl/119.dzialy ] bylo dla mnie
cennym zrodlem kontaktu z krajem na przestrzeni ostatnich kilku lat.
Teraz otrzymuje nastepujaca wiadomosc: "Dostep do tego materialu
nie jest mozliwy z terytorium kraju z którego sie z nami laczysz."
Apeluje o przywrocenie tych mozliwosci, zwlaszcza, ze mozna bylo
ogladac archiwalne wydania Wiadomosci, nawet na kilka miesiecy wstecz.
Polish American Historical Association Annual Conference
The Polish American Historical Association will hold its Annual
Conference in conjunction with the American Historical Association in
Washington, D.C., January 3-6, 2008. The PAHA Program Committee
welcomes proposals from both PAHA members and non-members for
complete sessions and individual papers. The Committee welcomes
proposals on all historical periods and from a variety of scholarly
perspectives and disciplines.
All proposals must be submitted electronically (Word format) and sent
To Dr. Anna Jaroszynska-Kirchmann, PAHA President and Program
Committee Chair, at Please include the
1. Name of the session organizer, professional affiliation and
2. Names of each session participant, professional affiliation, and
3. Titles and one-page proposals of presentations.
4. Media needs (note: due to the prohibitive costs of media rentals,
those papers for which the media equipment is essential might be
grouped together for a special session).
Deadline for proposals: May 1, 2007.
PAHA will award its annual Graduate Research Paper Award, designed to
stimulate research into Polish-American history and culture and to
recognize outstanding work by a young scholar in the humanities or
social sciences. The award includes the opportunity to present the
paper as part of the program of the Polish American Historical
Association's Conference. The winner will receive a stipend of
$500.00 to offset costs associated with travel to the Conference. In
addition the essay will be considered for publication in the PAHA
journal, Polish American Studies.
The Award Committee solicits either direct submissions or faculty
nominations of substantial original research papers, not longer than
approximately 35 pages (ca. 9,000 words). The candidate for the award
must be a graduate student at the time of the application or
nomination. A current c.v. and a one page summary of the essay must
accompany the submission. Deadline: April 15, 2007 (Papers received
after this date cannot be considered.) Announcement: on or about May
1, 2007. An electronic application in the Word format should be
mailed to: Dr. Brian McCook, Chair of the PAHA Awards Committee
We Polish Americans shall also fight for
the principles of America, the country
we adopted when many of us escaped from the
opressive communist system.
This is my contribution in the discussion as to
"Who should be our the next President."
Please consider the following videos when you think of
who to vote for in the 2008 Presidential
We tested many calling cards which are available at
To get them you need to click on the card
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