Fighting Solidarity was the only organization that openly proclaimed the collapse of the Soviet Union. There was no similar organization neither in Europe, nor in America, nowhere
Kornel Morawiecki is originally from Warsaw, where he graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz Grammar School in 1958. He then attended the University of Wroclaw where he studied theoretical physics and he received a PhD from this institution for his work in quantum field theory in 1970. Two years earlier Kornel had already been an active participant in a series of student protests as well as one of the co-organisers of the demonstrations against the 1968 Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia. He continued his anti-communist activities during the 1970s, when he was the editor of the opposition magazine “Lower Silesian Bulletin” (Biuletyn Dolnośląski). Kornel Morawiecki was arrested for printing, in Russian, a call for the expulsion of the Soviet troops and he was subsequently tried in the first ever political process of this kind in communist Poland. In June 1979, he and a group of his friends greeted Pope John Paul II during his first return trip to his homeland with a red and white banner bearing the slogan “Faith and Independence”. He worked with the Solidarity labour movement in Lower Silesia from the time it was first established and, after martial law was declared, participated in its secret planning meetings. In 1982 Kornel established the organisation “Fighting Solidarity”, which called for the restoration of independence in Poland and the other countries enslaved by communism, the division of the Soviet Union into independent republics, and the unification of Germany. Kornel successfully remained in hiding for six years, but in 1987 he was arrested and the Polish secret police strategically deported him from his homeland. He secretly returned to Poland one year later and, in 1990, ended his conspiratorial activities. He was opposed to the Polish Round Table Talks. After the fall of communism, he was a teacher at the polytechnic secondary school in Wroclaw. In 2007, on the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the creation of the Fighting Solidarity (Solidarność Walcząca) organisation, he refused to accept the Grand Cross of Polonia Restituta, arguing that this organisation deserved the highest Polish honour - the Order of the White Eagle. Currently Kornel is the editor-in-chief of the biweekly publication “Truth is Interesting - A Civic Newspaper”.