Poland: Low Hopes

POLAND Low Hopes Martial law in all but name

For weeks Poland's ruling junta has been dropping hints that it might lift martial law this week on the first anniversary of the military crackdown. But as Dec. 13 approached, the official propaganda machine began to sound a decidedly cautious note. Newspapers ran interviews with "average" Poles who expressed concern that it might be too soon to ease security measures. The government freed 32 imprisoned Solidarity activists from the Warsaw area, but suggested that many union leaders still behind bars (an estimated 300) would stay there. A front-page headline in a Warsaw daily...

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