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Egypt uprising carries echoes of Poland’s Solidarity movement 30 years ago


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/egypt_uprising_carries_echoes_of_polands_solidarity_movement_30_years_ago_2

The day after Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a widespread public uprising, I found myself presenting a lecture about Solidarity, the mass trade union movement that convulsed Poland 30 years ago and paved the way for the collapse of the Iron Curtain a decade later. It also helped land me in jail in 1983, eventually resulting in my expulsion from Poland.

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