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  Lech Walesa,Legend,Lech Walesa,Without Walesa, the occupation strike in the Lenin Shipyard ,Heros,Legends,by Timothy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Walesa's contribution to the end of communism in Europe, and hence the end of Cold War, stands beside those of his fellow Pole Pope John Paul II, and the Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Lech Walesa's life, like those of Gorbachev and the Pope, was shaped by communism.
Walesa - known to almost everyone as Lech - was foxy, unpredictable, often infuriating, but he has a natural genius for politics, a matchless ability for sensing popular moods, and great powers of swaying a crowd.
www.4to40.com /legends/index.asp?article=legends_lechwalesa   (1082 words)

  
 LECH WALESA
Lech Walesa was born in the village of Popow, near Lipno, Wloclawek Voivodship(Central Poland).
Walesa was one of the leaders of the protest at the shipyard during the December 1970 events.
Walesa began organizing strikes and as a result of his strong leadership was elected head of the interfactory strike committee and became known as an antigovernment union activist.
econc10.bu.edu /economic_systems/NatIdentity/EE/Poland/walesa.html   (1773 words)

  
 Lech Walesa historical biography : Solidarity
Lech Walesa's father, Boleslaw, was conscripted to dig ditches and died in 1946 from the exposure and beatings he suffered.
Walesa was only an average student at his parish school and after graduating from the state vocational school in Lipno, where he learned the electrician's trade, worked as a car mechanic at a machine center from 1961 to 1965.
Lech Walesa was one of the many hundreds who were now arrested by the authorities and subjected to periods of detention.
age-of-the-sage.org /historical/biography/lech_walesa_solidarity.html   (3083 words)

  
 Lech Walesa hero file
Walesa emerges as one of the leaders of the shipyard workers and is briefly detained.
Walesa is put in charge of the Interfactory Strike Committee, which links 500,000 workers from the Baltic coast to the coal-mining centre of Silesia, with the Lenin shipyard acting as the heart.
Walesa is elected as the movement's chairman and chief spokesman, a position he holds until 1990, although he does not escape criticism for his willingness to compromise with the government without consulting the rank and file.
www.moreorless.au.com /heroes/walesa.html   (3525 words)

  
 CNN Cold War - Profile: Lech Walesa
Born September 29, 1943, in Popowo, Poland, Lech Walesa was the son of a carpenter.
Walesa was arrested, and for the next seven years he was either under arrest, watched closely by secret police or harassed.
Walesa traveled the country giving speeches in support of the negotiations, and he and his advisers met with the chief government negotiator and minister of the interior in several special high-level talks in Magdelenka.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/cold.war/kbank/profiles/walesa   (724 words)

  
 Lech Walesa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lech Walesa is known for his valiant effort to free his native Poland from Communist rule.
In 1990, Walesa was re-elected to chairman of Solidarity.
The split between Walesa and Mazowiecki prevented the formation of a Solidarity-backed coalition to govern the country in the wake of the PUWP's collapse, and the union's direct role in Poland's new parliamentary scene dwindled as many new political parties emerged in the early 1990s.
www.historyguide.org /europe/walesa.html   (848 words)

  
 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lech Walesa To Speak At UI
Walesa's lecture, "Solidarity: The New Millennium" is sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee.
In 1980 Walesa led the 10 million-member Solidarity labor movement to an agreement with the Polish government to grant the movement legal recognition and to grant workers the right to form independent unions and to strike.
Walesa was released that same fall and continued his leadership of Solidarity as an underground organization.
www.uiowa.edu /~ournews/1998/march/0316walesa.html   (427 words)

  
 L&C Chronicle - Lech Walesa predicts 'era of the Earth'
Lech Walesa, Nobel Peace Prize winner, told Lewis & Clark College graduates they are entering a challenging new era that "is so different from the old one; it’s the opposite.
Walesa told graduates that he grew up in a tiny village in Poland, without the benefit of a college education, when the Cold War was at its pinnacle.
Walesa, who was celebrated as a symbol of hope and freedom by his people, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 and became Poland’s first democratically elected president in 1990.
www.lclark.edu /dept/public/lechwalesa.html   (785 words)

  
 Lech Walesa at SUNY Fredonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lech Walesa burst into the world spotlight in 1980 during the infamous Lenin Shipyard strike in Gdansk, Poland.
An electrician who had long been active in the underground labor movement, Walesa arrived at the barricaded shipyard just as the dispirited workers were on the verge of abandoning their strike.
Walesa entered into negotiations with the government, convincing it to grant legal recognition to Solidarity, and to the right of workers to form independent unions and to strike.
www.fredonia.edu /prweb/releases/lechwalesa.htm   (461 words)

  
 Lech Wałęsa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lech Wałęsa was born on September 29, 1943 in Popowo, Poland, to a carpenter and his wife.
There was some controversy if the name should be spelled Lech Walesa (without diacritics, but better recognizable in the world) or Lech Wałęsa (with Polish letters, but difficult to write and pronounce for foreigners).
BBC interview with Lech Walesa on the 20th anniversary of the founding of Solidarity
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Lech_Walesa   (1176 words)

  
 Commanding Heights : Lech Walesa | on PBS
Walesa won the presidency in 1990 and held it until 1995.
Polish labor union activist, Nobel laureate, and president of Poland (1990-1995), Lech Walesa rose to international fame in August 1980 as the leader of the independent trade union Solidarity.
Walesa was one of eight children born into a Catholic worker-peasant family in Popowa, a village between Warsaw, the capital of Poland, and Gdansk, on the Baltic coast.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/commandingheights/shared/minitextlo/prof_lechwalesa.html   (589 words)

  
 EWU | Past Presidential Speaker - Lech Walesa
On August 14, Lech Walesa, an electrician who had long been active in the underground labor movement, arrived at the barricaded shipyard just as the dispirited workers were on the verge of abandoning their strike.
Walesa entered into negotiations with the government, convincing it to grant legal recognition to Solidarity and the right to strike and to form independent unions.
He now heads the Lech Walesa Institute whose aim is to advance the ideals of democracy and free market reform throughout Eastern Europe and the rest of the world.
www.ewu.edu /x8687.xml   (463 words)

  
 CNN.com - Lech Walesa cleared of being communist spy - August 11, 2000
WARSAW, Poland -- Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity movement that toppled Polish communism in 1989, was cleared Friday of allegations that he was an informant for the old regime's secret police.
A special vetting court ruled that Walesa, a Nobel peace prize laureate and president from 1990 to 1995, had not lied in his declaration that he was not an agent for the feared communist-era security forces.
Walesa and Kwasniewski have been forced to defend themselves under a two-year-old screening law that requires top officials to declare whether they ever worked with the old regime's secret services.
edition.cnn.com /2000/WORLD/europe/08/11/poland.walesa.03   (630 words)

  
 Lech Walesa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lech Walesa, the son of a peasant farmer, was born in Popowo, Poland, on 29th September, 1943.
Walesa was active in the trade union movement and during an industrial dispute in 1970 he became chairman of the shipyard's strike committee.
In November 1995 Walesa was defeated by the former communist, Aleksander Kwasniewski.
www.historiasiglo20.org /pioneers/walesa.htm   (1810 words)

  
 Lech Walesa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lech Walesa was born on the 29th of September 1943 in Popowo, Poland.
Walesa was helped into a protest meeting and seized the leadership by proposing that the workers occupy the shipyards.
Walesa was thereafter seen as leader of the wave of strikes which soon covered large parts of the country.
www.salsa.net /peace/faces/walesa.html   (268 words)

  
 Boston.com / News / World / Europe / Lech Walesa files charges against station   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Solidarity founder and former Polish President Lech Walesa said Monday he filed charges against a radical Roman Catholic radio station that allegedly accused him of collaborating with communist authorities in the past.
Walesa told PAP news agency he filed the charges with prosecutors in the northern port city of Gdansk last week in connection with comments made during a debate on Radio Maryja several weeks ago.
Walesa, credited with leading the Solidarity union protests that toppled communism in Poland in 1989-90, said the station accused him of signing secret agreements with the communists and working as an informer for the nation's dreaded secret police.
www.boston.com /news/world/europe/articles/2005/04/11/lech_walesa_files_charges_against_station   (291 words)

  
 Lech Walesa to speak at IMU   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lech Walesa, former President of Poland and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, will speak at 7:30 p.m., April 1, in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.
Walesa's lecture, "Solidarity: The New Millenium" is sponsored by the UI Lecture Committee.
In the 1980s Walesa led the 10 million-member Solidarity labor movement and persevered through the crackdown of martial law and repeated imprisonment to see the end of communist rule in Poland and Eastern Europe.
www.uiowa.edu /~fyi/issues97-98/031398web/lech_walesa_031398.html   (152 words)

  
 Solidarity’s Lech Walesa to speak at MSU Oct. 17   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Walesa had been a dissenter from government policy for many years before the infamous Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk, Poland in 1980, a violent strike by workers protesting an increase in the price of food set by Poland’s Communist government.
Walesa’s passion inspired the linking of workers in factories across the country, ultimately leading to the formation of Solidarity, the union that became a social revolution.
Walesa now heads the Lech Walesa Institute, an organization aiming to advance the ideals of democracy and free market reform throughout Eastern Europe and the world.
www.montana.edu /wwwpb/univ/walesa.html   (657 words)

  
 Business Wire: Lech Walesa Joins NuTech's Board of Directors; ... @ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Lech Walesa's contribution to ending communism in Europe, and hence the end of the Cold War, stand beside those of Pope John Paul II and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Lech Walesa led the 10 million-member Solidarity Labor movement that ended communist leadership in Poland and throughout the rest of Eastern Europe.
Lech Walesa is currently the patron of the Lech Walesa Institute, a foundation that aims to advance the ideals of democracy and free market reform throughout Eastern Europe and the rest of the world, and he speaks regularly to audiences around the world.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?docid=1G1:85494326&refid=ink_tptd_g1   (611 words)

  
 News Release: Lech Walesa to Speak at Trinity
Walesa's lecture, titled “Faith and Democracy,” is free and open to the public.
Walesa will launch the University’s 2001-02 Distinguished Lecture Series instead of Mikhail Gorbachev, leader of the Soviet Union from 1985-91 and who had been scheduled to appear here on Oct. 22.
Walesa made Poland a model of economic and political reform for the rest of Eastern Europe.
www.trinity.edu /departments/public_relations/news_releases/walesa.htm   (420 words)

  
 INSIDE Chico State:Nobel Peace Prize Winner Lech Walesa Speaks October 12
Walesa is the fifth Nobel Peace Prize winner in four years to speak as part of the President’s Lecture Series.
Walesa directs the Lech Walesa Institute, whose aim is to advance the ideals of democracy throughout the world.
Walesa’s visit is co-sponsored by the Office of the President, Office of the Provost, ATandT Wireless, Associated Students, City of Chico, Butte College, and Chico Performances.
www.csuchico.edu /pub/inside/archive/01_09_27/nobel.html   (241 words)

  
 www.ilw.org.pl - Fundation - Lech Walesa Institute
Lech Walesa is active in socio-political life in Poland and abroad.
All that had been known was that Lech Walesa was going to participate in it carrying the Olympic flag as a representative of Europe.
'Lech Walesa; To say that it is an honor it is to say the least; it is more a feeling of great pride that as a Pole I will be representing Europe while carrying the Olympic flag.
www.ilw.org.pl /english/otfundr.html   (848 words)

  
 Lech Walesa - Biography
Lech Walesa was born on September 29, 1943 in Popowo, Poland.
The Catholic Church supported the movement, and in January 1981 Walesa was cordially received by Pope John Paul II in the Vatican.
In November 1982 Walesa was released and reinstated at the Gdansk shipyards.
nobelprize.org /peace/laureates/1983/walesa-bio.html   (701 words)

  
 Lech Walesa Is No Commie Spy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
WARSAW, Poland — Former Polish President Lech Walesa was cleared Friday by a court of charges of working for the communist-era state police.
Walesa's acquittal means he is now free to stand for election.
Walesa is trailing in the polls so far behind the incumbent, President Alexander Kwasniewski — who was cleared of spying charges Thursday — and four other presidential candidates that political observers say he simply cannot win.
www.newsmax.com /articles?a=2000/8/11/170925   (165 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Lech Walesa (Polish History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Lech Walesa[lekh´ vAwen´zu] Pronunciation Key, 1943–;, Polish labor and political leader.
In Dec., 1990, Walesa was elected president of Poland, defeating Mazowiecki, and resigned his Solidarity post.
Walesa failed to win reelection in 1995, losing to Aleksander Kwasniewski, a former Communist who was the Democratic Left Alliance candidate.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/W/Walesa-L.html   (330 words)

  
 news.boisestate.edu: August 7, 2002: LECH WALESA TO SPEAK AT BOISE STATE DISTINGUISHED LECTURE SERIES
Lech Walesa, the Solidarity labor movement leader who was instrumental in championing democracy in Poland and went on to serve as the country's president, will speak at Boise State University at 7 p.m.
Trained as an electrician, Walesa assumed leadership of the 10 million-member Solidarity labor movement in 1980 and negotiated with the communist government to legally recognize Solidarity and labor unions.
Walesa became the first democratically elected president in 1990 and set Poland firmly on the path to a free market economy.
news.boisestate.edu /newsrelease/archive/2002/082002/0807walesa.htm   (366 words)

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