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December 17, 1981 – Solidarity: Warsaw Hardball

December 17, 1981: The world was taking a wait-and-see with the goings-on in Poland. Fears of mass demonstrations on the anniversary of the Gdansk Food Riots in 1970 brought a swift preemptive crackdown and proclamation of Martial law by Communist leader Wojciech Jaruzelski, with the hope of heading off a...

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Lech Not Arrested, Sharon Blasts U.S., The Pope Sends Envoys – December 19, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 19, 1981 Despite crackdowns and declared Martial Law, the situation in Poland was, if anything intensifying on this December 19th in 1981. Despite “Official” radio reports to the contrary, strikes were spreading throughout Poland and Solidarity leader Lech Walesa was...

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Solidarity In The Balance – December 14, 1981

Click on the link here for Audio Player: News for December 14, 1981   News for this day in 1981 had to do with the growing protest movement in Poland known as Solidarity. Begun as a Dock Workers strike in the Port city of Gdansk, the movement gained steam and momentum,...