Tag: Solidarnosc

Why Solidarity prevailed: commitment to democratic norms

     

Karol Modzelewski, a historian who became a driving force in Solidarity, the labor movement that helped topple the Communist regime in Poland, and its first spokesman, died on April 28… Read more »

Democracy and labor advocate Genie Kemble, R.I.P.

     

Democracy and labor activists are mourning the loss of Eugenia (Genie) Kemble, who passed away last evening. It is with great sorrow that we report the death of Eugenia Kemble,… Read more »

Domino Effect: The AFL-CIO And The End Of Communism

     

Poland was indeed an element in the political strategy of the Reagan administration as part of the destabilization of the Soviet empire (at least during President Reagan’s first term), notes… Read more »

‘Cultural counter-revolution’ tests Polish democracy

     

Divisions have heightened as the scope of Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party’s ambition has become clear: to roll back the social liberalism that has flourished since communism collapsed and shift… Read more »

Elie Wiesel stood for solidarity, not neutrality

     

  “We must always take sides,” said Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who passed away last week. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence… Read more »