Poland: Pressing On

Solidarity scores another first

"No papers on sale today because of strike," the posters on Poland's newsstands announced last week. For two days printers belonging to Solidarity, the independent trade union, occupied the country's main printing houses and virtually shut down the government press—the first stoppage of its kind in the Soviet bloc. This time the aim was not ingher pay or more food. What Solidarity wanted was regular radio and television access to present its side of the issues. The union also demanded an end to what it terms anti-Solidarity propaganda in the official press.

The government promptly denounced the...

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