POLAND: Embattled Farmers

Fortnight ago the long-suppressed resentment of Poland's 20,000,000 virtually disenfranchised, illiterate, poverty-stricken peasants against tyrannical army rule rumbled into action. The Peasant Party— forced underground by the reactionary army coterie around the late Marshal Joseph Pilsudski—emerged into the open, called a 10-day peasant strike which last week was in full swing.

Starting as a passive revolt to keep farm products from the market, dogged farmers in the southern agricultural areas shut themselves in their straw-thatched izby, refused to buy or sell, to work any land but their own. Last week, gaunt, rag-clad...

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