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August 23, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS., Times Staff Writer
The government of Poland on Monday ordered stern action, including curfews, summary trials and police action, to stem a series of labor strikes that has spread through the country in the last week. As a warning to strike organizers was read on national television by Gen. Czeslaw Kiszczak, the minister of interior, police in the Baltic seaport of Szczecin were rounding up strikers in three of the city's bus depots, where workers had been on strike for four days.
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February 25, 2011 | By Richard Simon and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
It's not just government workers who have descended on Wisconsin by the thousands with signs, shouts and pumped fists. Bob Cannon, wearing his Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 jacket, has joined with the masses. Randy Bryce of Iron Workers Local 8 has made three trips ? and plans to bring his family to another rally Saturday. Airline pilot Neil Robinson also traveled to the Wisconsin capital in his uniform adorned with gold wings, raising a sign of support from the Air Line Pilots Assn.
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February 25, 2011 | By Richard Simon and Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
It's not just government workers who have descended on Wisconsin by the thousands with signs, shouts and pumped fists. Bob Cannon, wearing his Sprinkler Fitters Local 669 jacket, has joined with the masses. Randy Bryce of Iron Workers Local 8 has made three trips ? and plans to bring his family to another rally Saturday. Airline pilot Neil Robinson also traveled to the Wisconsin capital in his uniform adorned with gold wings, raising a sign of support from the Air Line Pilots Assn.
NEWS
August 23, 1988 | CHARLES T. POWERS., Times Staff Writer
The government of Poland on Monday ordered stern action, including curfews, summary trials and police action, to stem a series of labor strikes that has spread through the country in the last week. As a warning to strike organizers was read on national television by Gen. Czeslaw Kiszczak, the minister of interior, police in the Baltic seaport of Szczecin were rounding up strikers in three of the city's bus depots, where workers had been on strike for four days.
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October 3, 1986 | Associated Press
Solidarity founder Lech Walesa and four of the seven former underground activists who formed a new Solidarity council this week were ordered today to report to police on Saturday for questioning. The action was the first by communist authorities against the new Solidarity organization. The former underground activists said Tuesday that they would abandon clandestine activities and begin working openly to press for independent trade unions.
NEWS
May 15, 1986
The Soviet Union wants to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan "in the near future," a senior Kremlin official said. Anatoly F. Dobrynin, former ambassador to the United States, told the Afro-Asian Peoples' Solidarity Organization in Moscow that the withdrawal schedule requires only that a political settlement be implemented, the official news agency Tass reported. Dobrynin said Moscow hopes for success in indirect U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva between Pakistan and the Afghan government.
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November 29, 1985 | United Press International
A leader of Poland's outlawed Solidarity trade union has criticized former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt for cooperating with the Polish government, a West German newspaper said Thursday. Die Welt said that Brandt, who will visit Warsaw Dec. 6-9, and his party were criticized in an open letter signed by Zbigniew Bujak, one of the leaders of the underground Solidarity organization.
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February 17, 1985 | Associated Press
Student supporters of political parties demanding an end to martial law burned down a pro-government students' hall on the Dhaka University campus. Fazlur Rahman Hall, the building destroyed, was a headquarters of the New Bangla Students Community Party. The attacking students said they were protesting the death of their leader, Rauful Basunia, who was fatally shot Wednesday in a clash between rival campus groups.
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December 3, 2000 | From Reuters
About 115 European politicians, clergymen and members of nongovernmental organizations arrived here from Paris on Saturday aboard the latest flight to test United Nations sanctions against Iraq. The official Iraqi News Agency said the plane landed at Baghdad airport in the morning. The trip was in apparent defiance of the United States and Britain, whose governments argue that such flights must first have the U.N. sanctions committee's approval.
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July 29, 1985 | ROBERT GILLETTE, Times Staff Writer
Thousands of Roman Catholic worshipers attending a pro-Solidarity Mass on Sunday night applauded a priest who condemned communism as a false prophet of peace and justice and implicitly urged Poles to boycott national parliamentary elections scheduled in October.
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December 1, 1991 | ANIS AHMED, REUTERS
Thousands of Burmese Muslims are fleeing to Bangladesh each month, swelling one of the world's largest refugee concentrations in one of the world's poorest countries. But neither the refugees--from Arakan, the only Muslim majority province in Myanmar, formerly Burma--nor their hard-pressed hosts have yet managed to alert the world to their plight. "We thought the issue would come to light someday," said one official in the small town of Ramu in southeast Bangladesh.
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