Poland: Wrestling for Position

Maneuvering against Solidarity, Jaruzelski calls out the army

The scenes flickered by with the familiarity of an old newsreel. Across Poland last week, the strike sirens were wailing once again as millions of workers dropped their tools for an hour to protest a worsening food shortage and the harassment of Solidarity union members. Workers wearing red-and-white armbands clustered at factory gates, shop fronts and mine entrances under a cold fall drizzle. In the Baltic port city of Gdansk, where Solidarity was born 14 months ago, hundreds of men and women gathered at the...

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