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  State of Emergency and Crackdown on Political Activists in Pakistan | Solidarity
Solidarity depends on the generous contributions of its friends and allies to continue its work.
Solidarity held a 3-day conference on "Socialism and Environmental Justice" in summer 2007.
Solidarity has assembled a collection of articles by members and friends to help us all grasp the significance of Katrina.
www.solidarity-us.org   (1032 words)

  Solidarity - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solidarity's example was in various ways repeated by opposition groups throughout the Eastern Bloc, eventually leading to the Eastern Bloc's effectual dismantling, and contributing to the collapse of the Soviet Union, in the early 1990s.
The factors contributing to the initial success of Solidarity in particular, and dissident movements in general in the 1970s and 1980s, were deepening internal crisis of Soviet-style societies due to degradation of morale, worsening economic conditions (shortage economy) and the increasing stress of the Cold War.
Solidarity's leaders gathered at Gdańsk were interned and isolated in facilities guarded by Służba Bezpieczeństwa, and thousands of Solidarity's supporters were arrested in the middle of the night[23].
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solidarity   (4546 words)

 Solidarity (sociology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Solidarity in sociology refers to the feeling or condition of unity based on common goals, interests, and sympathies among a group's members.
Solidarity refers to the ties in a society - social relations - that bind people to one another.
Solidarity is commonly associated with political socialism, being the driving force and defining temperament behind the ideal classless work force.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solidarity_(sociology)   (178 words)

 Catholic Social Teaching -- Solidarity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The solidarity which binds all men together as members of a common family makes it impossible for wealthy nations to look with indifference upon the hunger, misery and poverty of other nations whose citizens are unable to enjoy even elementary human rights.
Solidarity helps us to see the 'other'-whether a person, people or nation-not just as some kind of instrument, with a work capacity and physical strength to be exploited at low cost and then discarded when no longer useful, but as our 'neighbor,' a 'helper'(cf.
Given these conditions, it is obvious that individual countries cannot rightly seek their own interests and develop themselves in isolation from the rest, for the prosperity and development of one country follows partly in the train of the prosperity and progress of all the rest and partly produces that prosperity and progress.
www.osjspm.org /cst/q_solid.htm   (1067 words)

 What is solidarity?
Solidarity is a scale of perceived like-mindedness or similarity of behavioral disposition between a speaker and addressee deriving from their similar
In some languages, solidarity affects the choice of expressions of social deixis.
The choice between using familiar or polite second person pronouns in many Indo-European languages, such as tu and vous, indicates the level of solidarity between a speaker and addressee.
www.sil.org /linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/WhatIsSolidarity.htm   (100 words)

 Solidarity. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
By the end of 1982, the Solidarity movement had died down enough for Wa sa to be released from prison and for martial law to be lifted.
During the mid-1980s, Solidarity persisted as an underground organization supported by the Catholic Church, and by the late 1980s it was again a major force in Poland.
Solidarity has since placed greater emphasis on traditional trade union matters, but the political bloc Solidarity Electoral Action, an outgrowth of the union founded in 1996, governed Poland from 1997 to 2001.
www.bartleby.com /65/so/Solidari.html   (359 words)

 Long Sunday: Solidarity, justice, and the Third
Rather, solidarity is a category of the political understood in Schmitt's terms as rooted in the distinction between friend and enemy.
Thus, the virtue of members of a party is one of solidarity--a solidarity toward not each other as individuals nor to a specific message of platform, but to the party as the form of their political friendship, their alliance or affiliation.
Let us proceed not by asking, is solidarity the only properly political virtue, but rather by asserting it: Let ‘solidarity’ be the name we give to all virtues that take political place, all virtues that depend on the abstraction towards the Third for their meaning and relevance.
www.long-sunday.net /long_sunday/2006/02/solidarity_just.html   (4836 words)

 Solidarity: The Fundamental Social Virtue
Solidarity is, therefore, the acceptance of our social nature and the affirmation of the bonds we share with all our brothers and sisters.
Solidarity is more fully achieved when the reciprocal differences of men and women are seen as an affirmation of the equal dignity of each.
Solidarity is a social virtue that bears many fruits and blessings, which come in a variety of forms and affect all of life.
www.acton.org /publicat/randl/article.php?id=398   (661 words)

 The Solidarity Center - Solidarity Center   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Solidarity Center and our partners around the world are exposing the problem of child labor wherever it exists, pushing for social rehabilitation and reintegration of child laborers, and promoting more effective national action plans to curb this intolerable abuse of worker rights.
In Pakistan, the Solidarity Center is working to extend legal protection to inhabitants of federally designated Tribal Areas, where many worker rights laws, such as those banning child labor, do not apply.
In Romania, the Solidarity Center worked with unions and a network of civil society organizations to promote a strong role for unions in the new economy and to raise a public outcry over the scandal of child labor and trafficking.
solidarity.timberlakepublishing.com /content.asp?contentid=406   (500 words)

The Solidarity movement, which began in Gdansk, Poland, served as a frontier in the fall of Eastern European communism.
Solidarity's leader, Lech Walesa, led Poles to defeat communism and pave the way for democracy in Eastern Europe.
Although the interview did exclude important pieces of the Solidarity movement, it was helpful in portraying life in Poland during the early 70's and 80's.
nhs.needham.k12.ma.us /cur/Baker_00/2001_p6/baker_jl_al_sh_p6/solidarity.htm   (1330 words)

 Solidarity in Poland
Solidarity was not a threat to the Communist party - wasn't an alternative but worked along side it.
USSR tolerated Solidarity because it couldn't do anything else - Solidarity had lots of support in the West so Russia was very cautious.
Solidarity became a symbol of East Europe's struggle against Communist repression.
www.projectgcse.co.uk /history/solidarity.htm   (340 words)

 USCCB - Called to Global Solidarity: International Challenges for U.S. Parishes   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In pursuit of solidarity, Pope John Paul II calls for a worldwide effort to promote development, an effort that “involves sacrificing the positions of income and of power enjoyed by the more developed economies” in the interest of “an overall human enrichment to the family of nations” (CA, no. 52).
Solidarity is action on behalf of the one human family, calling us to help overcome the divisions in our world.
Solidarity demands responses and initiatives that are as rich and varied as our relationships, responsibilities, and lives.
www.nccbuscc.org /sdwp/international/globalsolidarity.htm   (6006 words)

 Poland: Key Figure In Transition To Democracy Remembers Solidarity - RADIO FREE EUROPE / RADIO LIBERTY   (Site not responding. Last check: )
And so, Solidarity became later the name of the trade union, the name of the newspaper published in the shipyard.
And this determination, from one side, was the proof that Solidarity still was the very representation of society.
In 1989, Geremek was the chief negotiator, representing the political opposition, at landmark roundtable talks with the government that laid the groundwork for Poland's transition to democracy.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2005/08/F07633B7-7DCC-49BC-A779-4E66CD07EE94.html   (1843 words)

 WHY JOIN SOLIDARITY?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solidarity is an independent socialist organization dedicated to forming a broad regrouping of the U.S. left.
Solidarity was founded in 1986 by revolutionary socialists who stand for "socialism from below," the self-organization of the working class and oppressed peoples.
Solidarity is organized so that is fairly easy for new members to participate in the political life of the organization.
www.solidarity-us.org /whyjoin.html   (1113 words)

 Solidarity Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solidarity economics is an organizing tool that can be used to re-value and make connections between the practices of cooperation, mutual aid, reciprocity, and generosity that already exist in our midst.
SOLIDARITY ECONOMICS is the practice of identifying, connecting, strengthening and creating grassroots, life-centered economic alternatives to capitalist globalization, or the economics of Empire.
Solidarity economics recognizes, instead, that 1) the dream of total independence and freedom is an illusion and that interrelationships exist.
earthskyexchange.org /solidecon.htm   (6569 words)

 Poland - Solidarity
At Solidarity's first national congress in the fall of 1981, the political nature of the movement became explicit.
Led by Bronislaw Geremek, a prominent intellectual, the newly elected Solidarity deputies in parliament formed the Citizens' Parliamentary Club to coordinate legislative efforts and advance the Solidarity agenda.
Despite the success of the Solidarity candidates in the local elections, serious divisions soon emerged within the Citizens' Parliamentary Club concerning the appropriateness of political parties at so early a stage in Poland's democratic experiment.
countrystudies.us /poland/81.htm   (554 words)

 conferenceinformation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Held every two years since 1991, Solidarity conferences have helped more than 6,300 people with disabilities, family members, and providers to participate, learn, and gain independence, education and employment.
Solidarity 2007 will take place at the Hyatt Regency hotel and Convention Center in Columbus on May 30 - June 1, 2007.
Solidarity 2007 will offer 35 workshops on topics, including; leadership training, education, employment and advocacy.
www.dnos.org /Solidarity2005HomePage.htm   (189 words)

 International Solidarity Movement: Support for Terrorism   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The International Solidarity Movement prefers to remain an unincorporated, informal movement for many reasons, perhaps the most important of which is that this allows movement leaders to disavow incriminating actions and statements by other movement leaders.
For example, when Charlotte Kates, leader of New Jersey Solidarity, gave numerous interviews to the press in the summer of 2003 in which she endorsed suicide bombing, other movement leaders claimed that she was not part of the ISM, and she herself claimed to have left the ISM and joined al Awda instead.
However, at the Second Annual Conference of the Palestinian Solidarity Movement, held at the University of Michigan in October 2002 and at which Adam Shapiro was a featured speaker, the delegates to the Palestinian Solidarity conference voted to formalize their support of the International Solidarity Movement.
home.comcast.net /~jat.action/ISM_essay.htm   (5485 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Poland marks Solidarity's birth
Solidarity (Solidarnosc), officially recognised on 31 August 1980, is credited with playing a key role in the collapse of communism.
Poland is holding three days of celebrations for Solidarity's 25th anniversary, with the open-air mass in Gdansk one of the highlights.
Heads of state joined Solidarity members and former activists for the ceremony led by the Archbishop of Krakow, Stanislaw Dziwisz.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/europe/4199322.stm   (437 words)

 Solidarity Economics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solidarity is a powerful word that names the dynamic, collective process of taking active responsibility for our inter-relationships on both a local and global level.
A SOLIDARITY ECONOMY is a quilt, a woven patchwork of many diverse economies that are centered on life-values instead of profit-values.
Solidarity economy support organizations that could work to provide popular economic education to organizers and community groups, catalogue grassroots initiatives, connect solidarity-based groups together, facilitate long-term vision and strategy building, and make links with other social movements at regional, national and international levels.
www.earthskyexchange.org /solidecon.htm   (6569 words)

 Your Catholic Voice Foundation
That understanding requires that we have a "heart" (in the biblical sense of a fundamental core commitment) for the "poor" in all of their manifestations in our midst.
We are dedicated to supporting our members in solidarity in their relationships with one another as well as in their full participation in society at every level.
We affirm that a commitment to solidarity entails an obligation to those who have no voice and compassion toward all those in need.
www.ycvf.org /solidarity.php   (217 words)

 Solidarity articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solidarity SOLIDARITY [Solidarity] Polish independent trade union federation formed in Sept., 1980.
Soon after the Solidarity union was formed in 1980 he was named party chairman, but as the crisis
Both were active in the prodemocracy movement of the 1970s and were members of Solidarity.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/12068.html   (461 words)

Mechanical Solidarity - Social cohesion based upon the likeness and similarities among individuals in a society, and largely dependent on common rituals and routines.
This mechanical solidarity as he called it (see definition above), occurred when all members of a society performed the same or nearly the same tasks as all others in a society.
If one person were to die and not be replaced, the society would not change, because all other members did exactly the same thing as the member that died.
durkheim.itgo.com /solidarity.html   (694 words)

 Solidarity Center’s Budget Comes from Payoffs by U.S. Gov't.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Solidarity Center was established by the AFL-CIO in 1997 to help labor federations around the world work together to combat aggressive multinational corporations.
American workers have no idea why Solidarity Center should be in these countries or how their presence serves the cause of international labor.
The truth is that Solidarity Center is there to act as the eyes and ears of the U.S. State Department and to try to manipulate local labor movements in behalf of American government policies and corporate interests, so that it could play the same role it played in Venezuela.
www.laboreducator.org /solcenter.htm   (570 words)

 Solidarity   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Solidarity" salutes the stand that they are taking and hopes that some influence will be made and that in particular the intrepid cyclists of TFS return safely.
According to statements from the Peace Community and the Corporation for Judicial Liberty (both accompanied by PBI) eyewitnesses confirm that on February 21, near the Mulatos river, Luis Eduardo, his son, his partner and another person were detained by armed men in uniform who identified themselves as belonging to the 11th Army Brigade.
Tools for Solidarity is a charity which collects old, unwanted hand tools, repairs and ships them out to skilled tradespeople in Africa and Latin America.
www.toolsforsolidarity.org.uk /solmay2005.html   (6926 words)

 SOLIDARITY N.G.O. OF THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Representatives of SOLIDARITY visited Geneva, the base of the World Council of Churches to disseminate information concerning the work of the organization.
A special exhibition about SOLIDARITY takes place in the main building of WCC since May the 22nd.
The Exhibition is organized as a part of the official visit by His Eminence Archbishop of Athens and whole Greece Mr Christodoulos in the World Council of Churches next week.
solidarity.gr /newsen   (133 words)

 The Solidarity Center
Solidarity Center Executive Director Ellie Larson and Association of Flight Attendants-CWA Local Council Presidents Dianne Tamuk (center in photo) and Shawn Fivecoat returned recently from Kenya, where they examined the impact of our HIV/AIDS programs on transport workers.
The Solidarity Center has set up a Peru Earthquake Relief Fund to assist our sisters and brothers as they begin the long and difficult road to recovery.
Solidarity Center condemns brutal murder of Guatemalan banana workers union leader.
www.solidaritycenter.org   (190 words)

 Two Successful Shell to Sea Meetings in Cork - Indymedia Ireland
Micheal O Sheighin of the Rossport five and Tracy Ryan of the Solidarity camp addressed two successful public meetings one in Clonakilty and one in Cork city.
This was echoed by Cathlin when she addressed the Cork city meeting both as gaelige and in english.
Tracy Ryan outline the plans of the camp for the coming year and its importance in terms of solidarity.
www.indymedia.ie /article/74335   (781 words)

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