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May Day will look different in Poland next week if Solidarity has its way. Never in Poland has it been an occasion for a parade of military hardware as in Moscow. There have been only marches of trade unionists, factory workers, and youth --with increasing informality in recent years.

This time around, it is doubtful there will be an organized parade at all, except as people choose to gather and celebrate.

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It also seems there definitely will be no rostrum on which party and government chiefs stand above the crowds to make a patronizing ideological salute.m

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