World: Poland's Angry Workers

Protests over food shortages and demands for rights shake the Gierek regime

If Marx were alive to see it, he would not believe his eyes." So

said a prominent Polish émigré in London last week. Indeed, the father of modern Communism would have been astounded by the spectacle: a socialist country whose ports, factories and mills were crippled by an industrial revolt of its own angry workers; a Communist Party leader abjectly confessing his regime's economic failure and dependence on capitalist banking consortiums for lifesaving...

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