Demonstration by the Polish trade union Solidarnosc in the pilgrimage city of Tschenstochau (Poland). The illegal trade union Solidarnosc grew into a mass movement that could no longer be stopped.
источник: AP Photo

The Environmental Movement

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Environmental activists called attention to the destruction of nature by the GDR’s chemical industry through a protest march from Bitterfeld to Wolfen. The march was registered by the church and tolerated by the state. At the front Michael Beleites, Christian Halbrock, Oliver Groppler (l.-r.).
источник: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Johannes Beleites
The physicist Sebastian Pflugbeil (l.) and the environmental activist Michael Beleites (r.) compiled information on the East German nuclear industry. They criticised intolerable conditions in uranium mines and safety problems in nuclear power plants.
источник: Günter Zint
The secret police (Stasi) collected photographic evidence of environmental damage, confirming the dramatic extent of the problem in internal dossiers. East German environmental activists had previously published similar pictures in the West German media. The GDR dictatorship was very touchy on the subject, reacting with persecution of the activists.
источник: Bundesbeauftragte für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen DDR
The secret police (Stasi) collected photographic evidence of environmental damage, confirming the dramatic extent of the problem in internal dossiers. East German environmental activists had previously published similar pictures in the West German media. The GDR dictatorship was very touchy on the subject, reacting with persecution of the activists.
источник: Bundesbeauftragte für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen DDR
Leaflet from the GDR environmental movement, playing on a West German rock song: "A thousand times nothing happened..." In the wake of the nuclear reactor disaster in Chernobyl (Ukraine) on 26 April 1986, environmental activists warned of the dangers of nuclear power and criticised the East German government’s inadequate information policy.
источник: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Plakatsammlung
The Leipzig-based Initiative Group for Life held a remembrance march on 5 June 1988 calling for the River Pleiße to be saved. Two hundred young people took part, hoping to call public attention to the disastrous environmental situation in Leipzig on World Environment Day.
источник: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft
Poster from the dissident environmental movement. Forests on high ground in the GDR began dying due to acid rain, escalating to catastrophic proportions in the early 1980s. The SED leadership suppressed all public discussion of the subject.
источник: Robert-Havemann-Gesellschaft/Plakatsammlung
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