Iconic 1980s Trade Union Solidarnost Still on the March

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Poland: the one EU member that's avoided recession in the global crisis and a poster child for liberal capitalism. A new film is coming out celebrating the achievements of Lech Walesa, who led the Solidarity trade union in the 1980s and later became president. But the timing is controversial. Recently the country saw its biggest social protest since the 1980s - dominated once again by the iconic red banner of Solidarity, even though the movement has been disowned by many of its former leaders.
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