Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Solidarity 25th Anniversary

The BBC reports here on the 25th anniversary of the foundation of Solidarity. Along with the Dunnes Stores workers' strike over the handling of South African oranges in (I think) 1987, the rise of Solidarity came at the point when I was becoming more aware of the big bad political world out there.

Also, Anne Applebaum has an interesting piece on Gdansk and today's memories of the Union's foundation in the Washington Post.

Update: Timothy Garton Ash has a piece on the anniversary in today's Guardian.

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