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Tagged: Wojciech Jaruzelski

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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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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,...