Standoff at Rzeszow

At the headquarters of the old official trade union in the southern city of Rzeszow, a drab concrete building that has been occupied for three weeks by members of Solidarity and Rural Solidarity, a sign says SOLIDARITY IS MORE THAN JUST A NAME. In fact the united front put up by the Rzeszow chapter of Solidarity appears to have the authorities there stymied. On the one hand, they have been unable to coax the occupiers out. On the other, they are equally unwilling to grant their main demand: negotiations toward legitimizing the farmers' union. The result is a standoff. Last week...

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