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  1. Walesa denies police-spy claim

    Posted Jul 04th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Agence France-Presse in Gdansk Former Solidarity trade union leader Lech Walesa has hit back angrily at claims in a new book that he helped Poland's loathed secret police during the country's communist era. Mr Walesa blasted the allegations by two historians as 'worthy of the dustbin'. He said the authors of The SB and Lech Walesa- Slawomir Cenckiewicz and Piotr ...

  2. Freedom fighter

    Posted Aug 31st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... On the 25th anniversary of his landmark strike against communism, former Solidarity leader Lech Walesa shares his views on mainland reforms with Peter Kammerer Lech Walesa, widely credited ... this freedom and build this newborn capitalism. 'For this, some other, different Lech Walesa is needed.' ...

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    Poland's last communist leader Jaruzelski dies aged 90

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AFP

    ... tens of thousands of Solidarity activists were imprisoned, including future presidents Lech Walesa- the Solidarity leader- and Lech Kaczynski. Yet Jaruzelski, who headed the government from ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Poland's first post-communist PM, dies aged 86

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:41am by Reuters

    ... in Moscow's other satellite states had collapsed and the Cold War division of the continent was over. "It is a shame that such a person has passed away," Lech Walesa, who replaced Jaruzelski ... needed on the other side," added Walesa, a devout Catholic. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who grew up in communist East Germany, praised Mazowiecki for his contribution ...

  5. Twins take up political Pole positions

    Posted Jul 16th 2006, 12:00am by Billy Adams

    ... and sell it so they won't have to do any work. Any artistic bents were soon nudged to one side as the ambitious brothers scaled the political heights after helping Lech Walesa ... with Walesa and were said to be close to leaving politics when Lech was offered the justice minister's job in a Solidarity-led government in the late 1990s. He became president last year, while ...

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    History has left Martin Lee behind

    Posted May 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... were ready to go to jail and face torture for democracy. South Africa had Nelson Mandela. Former Czechoslovakia had Vaclav Havel. Poland had Lech Walesa. Hong Kong, I thought, had Martin Lee. ...

  7. France urged to clarify Tibet stance to ease tensions

    Posted Mar 14th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... EU presidency, met the Tibetan spiritual leader at a 25th anniversary celebration of Polish Solidarity leader Lech Walesa's Nobel Peace Prize. The incident prompted Beijing to postpone ...

  8. News - World

    Briefs, March 4, 2013

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... on January 22, and a new poll could be called if a government is not formed by March 16. Reuters   Outrage at Walesa's anti-gay comments WARSAW- Democracy icon and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa sparked controversy and outrage in Poland by saying that in his view gays have no right to a prominent role in politics and that as a minority they need to "adjust to smaller ...

  9. France avoided by design on 'tour of confidence', premier admits

    Posted Feb 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Sarkozy's decision to meet the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader in November when France held the EU's rotating presidency. It was the 25th anniversary of former Polish president Lech Walesa's receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize. ...

  10. Six degrees

    Posted Oct 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... direction of the European Union, alongside luminaries such as former Polish president Lech Walesa... As chief of the Solidarity trade union, Walesa led the fight against Poland's totalitarian ...




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