Poland: Alive, if Not Entirely Well

Its protest is mild, but Solidarity has surely survived the winter

For one brief moment last week, the heady days of Lech Walesa's Solidarity labor movement seemed to return to Poland. Heeding an appeal broadcast by the union's clandestine radio station, Warsaw motorists honked their horns at the stroke of noon and snarled traffic for 15 minutes in the city's busiest intersection. Several thousand onlookers, many flashing victory signs, cheered the drivers with chants of "Solidarity" and "Free Walesa" as part of the suspended union's efforts to protest the imposition of martial law five months before.

At Warsaw University some 5,000...

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