Solidarnosc’s 30th anniversary: recalling workers’ role in ending communism, consolidating democracy

National Endowment for Democracy LogoDemocracy Digest from the National Endowment for Democracy (NED): It was thirty years’ ago, on 31 August 1980, that strikers from Gdansk’s Lenin Shipyard forced the communist regime to recognize Solidarnosc as an independent trade union, release political prisoners, end media censorship and accept the right to strike. The regime later imposed martial law and Solidarity was forced underground before being forced to concede the union’s

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Solidarnosc’s 30th anniversary: recalling workers’ role in ending communism, consolidating democracy

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