June 25, 1985 |
The government announced today that it is raising the price of meat 10%, and underground Solidarity activists immediately renewed a call for a 15-minute national strike the day the price increases take effect. The strike call statement was signed by three activists who form the underground temporary coordinating committee of the banned Solidarity union. The government is expected to make the price rise effective July 1.
June 22, 2010 |
Once more to the barricades! And over them too. The fare dodgers who jump the turnstiles or sneak in through exit barriers on the Paris Metro are practically as much a fixture of the city as the subway itself. Those who get caught without a proper ticket, though, face fines of up to $60. So what's a poor freeloader to do? The answer, here in the land that gave the world the motto "All for one, one for all," is as typically French as it is ingenious: They've banded together to set up what are, essentially, scofflaw insurance funds, seasoned with a dollop of revolutionary fervor.
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June 15, 1989 |
Poland is on the cutting edge of democratic change in Eastern Europe, and the direction it has set may serve as a model for others among communist nations also in ferment these days. The Polish election earlier this month was not a parliamentary one in the British sense, with power simply moving from a Conservative Party to a Labor Party. It was essentially a referendum on the policies of the government. Solidarity, despite its overwhelming victory, seeks to remain an opposition movement with freedom of action to maneuver and continue its stance critical of the government.
October 1, 1986 |
In a new challenge to Poland's Communist authorities, the outlawed Solidarity movement announced Tuesday that it will disband its Warsaw regional underground leadership, operate publicly and work for the restoration of independent trade unions. At the same time, two union leaders still in hiding from the days of martial law in 1981, Jan Litynski and Wiktor Kulerski, emerged at a Warsaw news conference to declare that they are ending their clandestine activities.
June 24, 1989 |
Solidarity's 161 deputies and 99 senators in Poland's new Parliament refused Friday to propose a candidate for president or take jobs in the Communist government and pledged to remain a political opposition. The senators and deputies led by Solidarity leader Lech Walesa also said they will vote "in line with the will of the voters" when a government candidate for president is proposed, almost certainly Polish leader Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski. Although there is little doubt that Jaruzelski will remain as leader, the party itself is torn by debate over its future after its stunning election defeat by Solidarity, according to the party's chief ideologist Marian Orzechowski.
April 28, 1989 |
Solidarity's first legal radio program in more than seven years went on the air today with a medley of protest songs and speeches--and an appeal for funds for its election campaign. The union's first authorized broadcast since it was suppressed under martial law in December, 1981, opened with a nostalgic ballad called "Prayer Against Despair." Veteran dissident Jacek Kuron explained Solidarity's program for the parliamentary elections in June, and an announcer appealed for campaign funds.