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Lech Walesa: Poverty Inhibiting Democratic Reform in North Korea

Lech Walesa, the Polish leader of the anti-communist Solidarity movement in the 1980s, is pessimistic about the prospects of internal opposition groups rising up in North Korea.  “It is questionable at this point whether North Koreans will fight for freedom because they are too poor,” he said during an exclusive interview with VOA in Seoul.  The labor activist co-founded the first independent trade union in the Soviet Union that eventually helped topple Communism in Eastern...

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