Warsaw's Blinking Lights

Release Date
February 3, 2015

Topic

Government History Rights
Description

In the 1980s, an oppressive communist regime suppressed free speech, dissent, and messages of freedom in Poland. In resistance, Radio Free Poland was born: a hidden radio station which broadcast messages of freedom to the people of Warsaw. Professor Peter Jaworski and his family, who lived in Poland during this time, share their personal stories of what life was like under the communist regime, how Radio Free Poland worked, and the night when all of Warsaw blinked their lights.

► Music composed by Lindy: https://soundcloud.com/lindymusic/lindy-vopnfj-r-warsa
The FEE blinking lights project: http://fee.org/publications/page/blinking-lights-project
http://www.hoover.org/sites/default/files/library/docs/story_of_radio_free_europe.pdf
On Snowden and government accountability:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ly7_C7AX7hc
Totalitarianism in Belarus:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmEMt-4K6xA
Deirdre McCloskey on free speech:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkyk7ncuxC4