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Polish underground bulletin „Mazovia Weekly SOLIDARITY” (Tygodnik Mazowsze Solidarnosc) no 197 from 4th February 1987.
In the bulletin: meeting with John Whitehead US secretary in Warsaw, annual meeting of NSZZ Solidarity about the current situation in Poland, censorship in polish schools, future of the polish railways in XXI century, private sector perspectives, communist fights with cresses in polish schools.
Tygodnik Mazowsze Solidarnosc – a bulletin of the Polish Solidarity opposition in the period of the Polish People’s Republic, published in 1982–1989.
Underground publications (tissue paper, second circulation) – publications published in countries where censorship was in force (PRL, USSR, etc.). In Poland publications were published by the opposition as The Workers’ Defense Committee (KOR) and the Solidarity. These were non-debit publications, i.e. without being allowed to be distributed by the appropriate office (in Poland until 1989, it was the Publications and Performances Control Office), often ignoring copyright, confidentially distributed. They were published in circulation from a dozen or so copies to several or even tens of thousands of copies by illegal (“underground”) publishing houses or by private persons. The circulation of press and books, for example in the “NOWA”, rarely exceeded 4-5 thousand copies.
Due to militia persecution, espionage infiltration and the system of controlling the trade in paper, ink and printing presses in force in totalitarian countries, independent publishing houses never managed to achieve a large coverage, except for the Polish People’s Republic in the second half of the 1980s.