A demonstrator wears a shirt to protest against a proposed parliament bill to completely ban abortion in Poland, in front of European institutions in Brussels, Belgium, October 3, 2016. (Photo by Francois Lenoir for Reuters)

Polish parliament rejects near-total abortion ban after mass protests

Up to 100,000 Polish women at a time demonstrated against the proposed law that would have banned abortion in nearly all cases.
Oct 6, 2016
Perogis — Eastern European style boiled dumplings filled with anything your heart desired. (Photo from Flickr by Joey Lax-Salinas)

Polish Pierogi Fest set to stuff Seattle stomachs this Saturday

The Polish Home Association's beloved Pierogi Fest is back this Saturday for it's 10th year of potato-filled goodness.
May 14, 2015
Spanish students demonstrating in central Madrid against cuts in education due to government austerity measures. (Photo from REUTERS/Sergio Perez)

From Seattle to Spain, youth united by a stagnant economy

The photo made me stop short, my coffee cup hovering a few inches above the newspaper. A young man in jeans and a Barcelona soccer jersey bent over a Dumpster rummaging for food. Spain is suffering 50 percent unemployment among young people, the article explained, and hunger is on the rise. The last time I […]
Nov 2, 2012