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December 16, 1981 - Solidarity And The Thorn In Brezhnev's Side.

News for the day from December 16, 1981 - the continuing strikes in Poland and rumors of a landing of Military planes from Moscow. Curfews imposed in Warsaw and throughout Poland. Congress winds up its session - 2 newscasts.

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The Solidarity Movement - rumors of crackdowns and actual crackdowns.

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This day in 1981 saw the strikes continuing in Poland, now sweeping across the country. The Solidarity movement, reeking havoc with the Soviet-backed government and widespread curfews were placed in an attempt to crackdown on striking workers. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill - Congress was winding up its session before the Christmas break with passage of some bills going down to the wire.

Here are two newscasts from CBS Hourly news - one from 6:00 am EST and the other from 7:00 am EST. News was moving quickly, especially in Poland.

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