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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Excerpt from report by Polish news agency PAP
Gdansk, 31 August: The fact that Poland is now independent and has been in structures linking it with our sphere of civilization - with NATO and the European Union - is a great success of Solidarity and its people, President Lech Kaczynski said in Gdansk today during ceremonies marking the 26th anniversary of the signing of August Agreements [in 1981].
"History knows few examples - or maybe it does not know them beyond Solidarity at all - of cases when the public organized themselves against the totalitarian regime. And in 1980-81 Solidarity was just that …