Lech Walesa, who had been involved in the 1970 and 1976 disturbances in Poland, Solidarity received broad support from Western labor unions -and over S185,OOO /rowthe AFL-CIO.
The Wilson QuarterlyISpriizg 1983
"Humanity must rejoice and glory when it considers the change in Poland." The sentiments of Britain's Edmund Burke were echoed many Western politicians during the 16-month hey- day in 1980-81 of the independent trade union Solidarity. Burke was referring to Poland's adoption...