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Missing from the Berlin Wall Celebration -- Two Leaders Who Died Too Soon

Barry D. Wood | Posted 11.10.2014 | World
Barry D. Wood

As the world marks the 25th anniversary of freedom returning to Eastern Europe, it is sad that two of the wisest post-communist leaders are no longer with us.

Lech Walesa Meets Cuban Democracy Activists in Warsaw

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.21.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Yesterday, Monday, Walesa talked for more than two hours with a group of activists from diverse provinces and political leanings. It was if a piece of Cuba had arrived in the autumn cold of Wasaw.

Polish Nobel Laureate: We Need Missiles to Aim at Russia

Marco Bardazzi | Posted 12.13.2014 | World
Marco Bardazzi

Just two words, "Ukraine" and "Putin," bring out the old fighter in him, which seems slightly unusual for a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. These words explain the deep concern of the Poles, and indeed all Eastern European countries, to what is happening nearby: "We need missiles to aim at Russia."

Ukraine: Dissenting Views

Barry D. Wood | Posted 11.09.2014 | World
Barry D. Wood

U.S.-Russia relations -- already soured by the animus between their presidents -- have worsened. A new cold war seems to be underway. But some specialists, fearful of where events may be headed, are breaking from the standard narrative.

My Life of Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

I recently watched a Mind Valley replay of the video of Arianna Huffington's speech to the Wisdom 2.0 Conference and loved it. Things she said resonat...

'Political Paralysis' From The Impossible Will Take a Little While

Paul Loeb | Posted 07.15.2014 | Impact
Paul Loeb

We don't have to be perfect saints or know every answer to every question to begin working for a more just world. We can be wounded or hesitant ourselves, sometimes profoundly so.

Poland: The Revolution Devours Its Children

John Feffer | Posted 03.23.2014 | World
John Feffer

It might seem as though Poland had a choice in 1990 in terms of what economic reform to pursue. But journalist Jacek Zakowski argues that there really was no choice.

The World's Next Mandela Is Rotting in Jail Somewhere

Will Bunch | Posted 02.08.2014 | Politics
Will Bunch

The Nelson Mandela of the 21st century is right here, right now. We just can't see it. We're too busy spitting on him and calling him a terrorist.

Here Comes the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize, Dragging a Broken Moral Compass

Norman Solomon | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The announcement of this year's Nobel Peace Prize winner, set for October 11, is sure to make big news. The prize remains the most prestigious in the world. But the award has fallen into an evasive pattern, ignoring the USA's continuous "war on terror" and even giving it tacit support.

Former Polish President And Nobel Prize Winner Shocks With Anti-Gay Comments

AP | VANESSA GERA | Posted 05.03.2013 | Gay Voices

WARSAW, Poland — Lech Walesa, the Polish democracy icon and Nobel peace prize winner, has sparked outrage in Poland by saying that gays have no ...

It's Time For a Free Cuba

Nicholas Storozynski | Posted 11.07.2012 | Teen
Nicholas Storozynski

I traveled to Cuba this August to see for myself what the legacy of that revolution really is. Any visitor to Cuba can see that the Castro Revolution is a failure.

Blessed John Paul II And Solidarność Stood On The Side Of Truth, The Poor And The Worker

Gerald J. Beyer | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Gerald J. Beyer

Mitt Romney's latest TV ad, featuring Blessed John Paul II and Lech Wałęsa, got one thing right. The former pope and son of Poland did say "Be not afraid" in 1979. Beyond that, however, the ad distorts reality in a number of ways

Polish Union Disses Romney, Stands With American Labor Groups

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney may have earned an apparent endorsement from former Polish president Lech Walesa on Monday, but no su...

NATO Looks Backward, Nobel Peace Laureates Look Forward to Youth

Jonathan Granoff | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics
Jonathan Granoff

One can only imagine how much more successful the NATO gathering would have been had its members attended April's summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

What Ron Paul, Occupy Wall Street, Lech Walesa, Tahrir Square, Tiananmen Square and Many Tea Party People Have in Common

Brent Budowsky | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Part I We live in an age of global protest, global unrest and global demands for change in a world where the vast majority of men and women believe t...

50 Million Will March

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

America has entered a new political era of protest and patriotism in a great and powerful tradition. When winter turns to spring, those who seek to champion the 99 percent are poised to mobilize for the largest protests in the history of America, and the world.

Occupy Wall Street Protests Draw Global Attention

AP/The Huffington Post | By VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 12.13.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The Occupy Wall Street movement, which has spawned grass-roots activities around the U.S. and prompted comments from President Barack Obam...

As President Lech Walesa Said to President Lula Da Silva

Benjamin R. Barber | Posted 12.03.2011 | World
Benjamin R. Barber

Observing our small bore politicians bickering while America risks fiscal and moral collapse from the vantage point of a ceremony in Gdansk, Poland --...

Former Polish President And Nobel Laureate Hospitalized

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 08.09.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — Lech Walesa, the anti-communist dissident who founded Solidarity in Poland, has been hospitalized in his hometown of Gdansk wit...

Africa's Youths United Can Never be Defeated

Alemayehu G. Mariam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alemayehu G. Mariam

Mubarak, Irhal! A specter is haunting Africa and the Middle East - the specter of an awesome army of youths on the move, in revolt, marching for free...

The Wall Street Journal understands history, when will the rest of the American media?

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Storozynski

The Wall Street Journal gets it: Auschwitz was not a Polish concentration camp. The paper has officially changed its style guide to make sure that rep...

Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh Were Wrong About Ex-Polish President Lech Walesa

Liz Glover | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Liz Glover

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Gdansk, the Domino that Toppled the Berlin Wall

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Storozynski

During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in a struggle between capitalism and communism, ready to annihilate each other...

Poland's Solidarity: A Lesson for America

Andrew Nagorski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andrew Nagorski

One lesson from pre-1989 Poland that applies to the United States now: if you ignore or paper over underlying economic problems, you will eventually pay a high political price.

The Death of Polish President Resurfaces Old Tragedy

Max Kolonko | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Max Kolonko

Lech Kaczynski, has died tragically, 70 years, almost to the day, after the Soviets committed the mass murder of over 22,000 Polish officers.