an approach which is based on the idea that conflict based on exploitation or domination exists, and that people in a position of exploitation or domination must fight against their exploiters to liberate themselves.
Spontaneous people's movement against communist regime, starting in August 1980 with shipyard strike. Crushed in December 1981, resurrected in 1989 and became main factor in dismantling of Soviet Empire.
Brotherhood, unity and togetherness which Nationalists foster among the American People.
a union of interests or purposes or sympathies among members of a group
Unity based on common goals, interests, and sympathies among a group's members. GSC strives to act in solidarity with campus workers: We aim to support struggles and campaigns led by those directly affected (workers!). We fight with rather than for campus workers.
led by Lech Walesa, this group of workers organized their free and democratic trade union and quickly became the union of a nation with a full-time staff of 40,000 and 9.5 million union members by March 1981. (p. 1031)
Polish labor movement formed in 1970s under Lech Walesa; challenged USSR-dominated government of Poland. (p. 899)
Solidarity (; full name: Independent Self-governing Trade Union "Solidarity" â€” NiezaleÅ¼ny SamorzÄ…dny ZwiÄ…zek Zawodowy "SolidarnoÅ›Ä‡") is a Polish trade union federation founded in September 1980 at the then Lenin Shipyards, and originally led by Lech WaÅ‚Ä™sa. In the 1980s it constituted a broad anti-communist social movement. The government attempted to destroy the union with the martial law of 1981 and several years of repressions, but in the end it had to start negotiating with the union.
Solidarity is a socialist group in the United States that describes itself as "a democratic, revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization".http://www.solidarity-us.org/ Solidarity | A democratic, revolutionary socialist, feminist, anti-racist organization official Web site. It comes out of the Trotskyist tradition but has departed from many aspects of traditional Leninism and Trotskyism. It is looser organizationally than most "democratic centralist" groups, and it does not see itself as the vanguard of the working class or the nucleus of a vanguard.
Solidarity was a small libertarian socialist organisation and magazine of the same name in the United Kingdom. Solidarity was close to council communism in its prescriptions and was known for its emphasis on workers' self-organisation and for its radical anti-Leninism.
Solidarity is a tiny Australian Trotskyist organisation formed by splitters from the International Socialist Organisation in 2004 led by Ian Rintoul, who were primarily unhappy about the ISO's continued membership of the Socialist Alliance.http://www.solidarity.asn.au/papers/p01_01.xml As of October 2006, their website had not been updated since November 2005, however a print edition of their magazine was issued as recently as September 2006. The core group of activists is largely centred around the University of Sydney, although there is also a number of members based in Melbourne.
Solidarity (full name Solidarity - Scotland's Socialist Movement) is a political party in Scotland, launched on September 3, 2006 as a breakaway from the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP)http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/5297040.stm BBC News Online - New socialist party for Sheridan in the aftermath of Tommy Sheridan's libel action. Formed by two of the Scottish Socialist Party's six MSPs, Tommy Sheridan and Rosemary Byrne, it has been backed by the Socialist Workers Platform and the Committee for a Workers' Internationalhttp://www.socialistparty.org.uk/2006/453/index.html?id=pp2.htm Socialist Party website - New socialist party launched in Scotland; both Trotskyist former SSP platforms.