Declaration on the defence of the Polish Public Television

The academic communities of the President Lech Kaczynski and John Paul II Academic Civic Clubs (AKO) want to express their strong opposition to the assault on the public media currently launched by the new government of Poland. The current scandalous events constitute a  violation of the existing law and trample on the Polish Constitution by bypassing the institutions established in it and ignoring their terms of office. On the model of totalitarian regimes, the new government is breaching the rule of law by illegally denying the right to free expression of opinion and information. więcej

Declaration against the anti-Polish smear campaign

conducted in connection with the recent amendment to the Institute of National Remembrance Act więcej

Protest przeciw zniesławianiu Polski

April 20, 2015

The Editor, Washington Post

This is to express our deep concern about the incompetence of the FBI director, Mr James Brien Comey Jr. więcej

Statement in support of the open letter to Europe’s citizens by Hungarian intellectuals

Poznan, 7 May 2013

We, members of the academic community assembled in the Academic Civic Clubs (AKO) want to express our solidarity with the Hungarian intellectuals – signatories of the open letter “To Europe’s citizens”. We fully support the letter – both its dramatic form and the painful accuracy with which it depicts the present situation of Hungary. więcej

Statement on the growth of authoritarianism in Poland

February 16, 2012

 As members of the President Lech Kaczynski Civic Academic Club in Poznań we wish to express our deep concern over the growth of the symptoms of authoritarianism in the functioning of the Polish state. In a democratic nation this is a dangerous phenomenon as it leads to the severing of the bonds that should connect the democratically elected authorities with the people. The absence of such bonds  leads to the destruction of the rules of democratic government. For some considerable time now, we have been witnessing a tendency towards this unfortunate development in many areas of public life in Poland.

In the political sphere the most dangerous is restricting the opposition’s rights to exert control over state institutions and state officials, and especially to inform public opinion when irregularities and infringements of the law do occur. więcej

About AKO

President Lech Kaczynski Civic Academic Club (AKO) in Poznań, Poland

With membership of about 250, the President Lech Kaczynski Civic Academic Club in Poznań (AKO) is an association of academics, intellectuals, artists and professionals sharing the same set of traditional, Christian and patriotic values.

The founding of AKO was a reaction to the general feeling of dissatisfaction and disappointment with how the fatal plane crash at Smolensk on 10 April 2010 was dealt with both by the Polish authorities and mainstream media, więcej