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Solidarity launches fresh challenge to Polish rulers

The underground leadership of the outlawed Solidarity union called for a ''new stage of struggle,'' with strikes and demonstrations leading to a general strike next spring in a fresh challenge to Poland's military regime.

Solidarity leaders rejected a national agreement with the government of Premier Wojciech Jaruzelski, which they said ''is deaf to the voice of the nation.'' Western observers reportedly view the challenge as a last-ditch effort to regain credibility for Solidarity.

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Meanwhile, interned Solidarity leader Lech Walesa refused an offer of release in exchange for supporting new unions being formed in Poland under martial law, his wife said.

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