With the assistance of a translator they said, they are hoping for Oscar that’s why the secret police informer bio has a hope in the title
Who else was there? The film’s star Robert Wieckiewicz (who pulls off Walesa’s moustache pretty well); Polish ambassador Ryszard Schnepf; and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a member of the U.S. Senate Poland Caucus. (There’s a Poland Caucus? Who knew?)
za pomocą Lech Walesa cracks jokes — in Polish.
As far as the “Roundtable” talks are concerned, we
have agreed on the following:
1) The main “Roundtable” will number 50-70 people.
2) Individual teams will have about 20 people each,
and their compositions may change as the need arises.
3) There will be 5 teams (union, systemic-political,
economic, social pluralism and agriculture), and an
additional sixth “table” will be operating in Katowice (on
mining and matters related to that region81 ). Secretary
Czyrek didn’t agree to set up a separate table for dealing
DOCUMENT No. 10
Letter from Andrzej Stelmachowski
to Lech Wa»sa,
1 October 1988.
Democracy: Traps and Question Marks
3 December 2009, 4:00-6:00pm Reception to Follow
Adam Michnik, political activist, founding member of the Committee for the Defense of Workers, member of Poland’s first non-communist parliament, and Editor-in-Chief of Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland’s largest daily newspaper, will deliver a talk entitled Democracy: Traps and Question Marks.
The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinsky, National Security Advisor to President Jimmy Carter will provide introductory remarks.
via Polish-Global-Village : Message: Wilson Center: Michnik and Brzezinski.
It was there that Solidarity, a highly effective civil resistance movement, sat down at a round table with communist officials and hammered out a transition to free elections and a multiparty democracy. After Solidarity then went on to win the June 1989 elections, it provided the basis for a new government, formed in August, headed by a non-communist prime minister. Such a transition away from Communist Party rule had never happened before.
via Adam Roberts: The peaceful revolution of 1989 – Commentators, Opinion – The Independent.
Timothy Garton Ash: Poland has made a humiliating farce out of dealing with its red ghosts | Comment is free | The Guardian
Red Ghosts Haunt Eastern Europe by Eric Margolis