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‘Solidarity’ changed the course of history, says Polish PM on anniversary of signing 1980 August Agreements

On Aug. 31, 1980, a peaceful protest led the communist authorities to back down and allow the formation of independent trades unions. The agreement reached between the workers and the authorities became the first serious breach of the communist system that existed behind the Iron Curtain. The foundations were built to organize the first independent trade […]