Poland: Never Say Never

POLAND Never Say Never In a surprise move, the regime proposes legalizing Solidarity The turnabout was breathtaking. As the Central Committee of the Polish Communist Party met in Warsaw last week for an often bitter session that lasted until 3 a.m. the second day, General Wojciech Jaruzelski and several of his top aides threatened to resign unless the party approved a resolution paving the way for legalization of the outlawed Solidarity trade union. This was the same Jaruzelski who cracked down hard on Solidarity and spearheaded its outlawing after he proclaimed martial law in 1981. At stake in the remarkable turn...

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