Poland Out of Hiding

Solidarity's new challenge

When the government of General Wojciech Jaruzelski declared an amnesty and released all political prisoners three weeks ago, leaders of the outlawed Solidarity trade-union movement were expected to savor their freedom while keeping out of the limelight. But diffidence has never been Solidarity's style, and last week union activists once again risked imprisonment by publicly challenging the regime.

After a two-day strategy session in the Baltic port of Gdansk, Solidarity called simultaneous press conferences there and in Warsaw to deliver a stunning announcement: the organization was moving back aboveground and would openly campaign for recognition. "We do not want to act...

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