American Anthropological Association Meeting 2017, International press, Marsz Niepodległości, Nationalism, patriotism, Polish Independence Day, xenophobia
The Marsz Niepodlegołości, March of Freedom, has gotten a lot of attention from the international press, no doubt because of parallels with rising nationalism in other parts of the world. The march, organized by radical nationalist parties, was on November 11, Polish Independence Day. Started in 2010, it has attracted more attendees than the official Independence Day celebrations almost since it began.
Here are links to a few articles. Unfortunately, some of them are behind pay walls.
From The Wall Street Journal, “Polish Nationalist Youth March Draws Thousands in Capital”
The next day, “Polish Leaders Condemn Nationalist March” was published.
From BuzzFeed: “March Led By White Nationalist Group In Poland Draws Tens Of Thousands From Across Europe“
From Politico, “White nationalists call for ethnic purity at Polish demonstration“
From The New York Times: “Nationalist March Dominates Poland’s Independence Day”
And a couple days later: “Polish President Sharply Condemns Weekend Nationalist March”
From The Guardian: “‘White Europe’: 60,000 nationalists march on Poland’s independence day”
And a couple days later: “Polish president condemns far-right scenes at Independence Day march”
And in Haaretz: “Tens of Thousands Join Far-right Nationalist March for Polish Independence”
My post about the march: Independence Day: The Emotional Tenor of Populism in Poland
I’ll give a paper about it at the American Anthropological Association Meeting on November 30.