Lech Walesa

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Polish labor leader and statesman (born in 1943)


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Now investigators say Bolek operated for four years longer than first thought and the "formal de-registration of Lech Walesa as an informant was in 1976".
The personal file contains an envelope and in it there is a manually written commitment to collaborate with the secret service signed: Lech Walesa "Bolek"," said a spokesman for the institute.
The three most important points that I retain from my conversation with Lech Walesa ring familiarly in the current struggle for freedom, stability and legitimacy across the Arab world.
Jimmy Carter, Lech Walesa and the United as Gert and Daisy?
WARSAW -- Lech Walesa, the Polish democracy icon and Nobel peace prize winner, has sparked outrage in Poland by saying that gays have no right to a prominent role in politics and that as a minority they need to "adjust to smaller things.
Born today Colin Dexter, author, 82; Anita Ekberg, actress, 81; Jerry Lee Lewis, rock 'n 'roll singer, 77; Ian McShane, actor, 70; Lech Walesa, former Polish president, 69; Sebastian Coe, Locog chairman, former MP and athlete, 56, right; Brett Anderson, singer, 45.
Despite meeting with Solidarity founder Lech Walesa, the former president of Poland who invited Romney to Gdansk, the federation made it clear that they "did not invite" the American because of his history of union-busting.
Andrzej Wajda likes to quote Lech Walesa when describing why he is making a film about his lifelong friend, who led Polish dockworkers in challenging the Soviet Union, eventually bringing on the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989.
1990: A decade after making global headlines with the Solidarity union movement in Poland, Lech Walesa was elected president of the country following the collapse of Soviet-dominated Communist governments across Eastern Europe.
Pagina 81: en los eventos correspondientes a 1989, debe decir: Lech Walesa es nombrado presidente un ano despues.
Simone Veil, Lech Walesa, former president of the Polish Republic and first leader of the Solidarnosc movement, Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk and Jose Manuel Barroso, president of the European Commission, will be present for the inauguration.
During this event, a tribute was paid to "Mohamed Bouazizi" the symbol of the rebellion against the regime of the deposed president as well as to former Polish President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Lech Walesa.
Middle East: As parts of the Arab world grapple with the challenge of how to turn an uprising into a democracy, Lech Walesa, the ultimate revolutionary-turned-president, is on hand to impart his advice.
Polish parliamentarians Jaroslaw Leszek Walesa, son of former Polish President Lech Walesa, and Artur Zasada were among 11-member group who passed from Greek Cypriot side to TRNC as tourists.
The event featured an appearance by Lech Walesa, the shipyard electrician who fought for labor rights in Poland and ultimately helped topple Soviet-style totalitarianism in that country, which led to him being its first democratically elected president from 1990-95.