December 14, 1981
Committee In Support Of Solidarity
"How to collect and disseminate information."
THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF A "SOLIDARITY" LEAFLET DISTRIBUTED IN POLAND ON DECEMBER 18th, ENTITLED, "HOW TO COLLECT AND DISSEMINATE INFORMATION."
THE POLISH TEXT WAS RECEIVED FROM KRAKOW THROUGH A RELIABLE SOURCE, AND TRANSLATED BY THE NEW YORK OFFICE.
"Solidarity's" information system in the "Malopolska" region has been broken. It will take a long time to rebuild. Meanwhile, resistance continues in the whole country, but we know too little about each other.
Every typewriter should now be working for Solidarity. What should be done:
1. All available information should be carefully collected.
2. All the information should be preserved in several copies distributed to friends and colleagues in various workplaces with the following message:
"Copy this and give it to others to copy, giving all the known facts."
3. If you travel, use this opportunity to its fullest: distribute current information in various regions and factories. Especially important are materials of Strike Committees, resolutions and leaflets.
We realize that information about events is almost as important as the events themselves. Information about resistance is the most effective means of support for those involved in the struggle if it is not possible to help them in other ways.
The authorities are aware of this obvious truth: they have imposed a total communications blockade.
The workers today can count only on a moral, not a military victory in their struggle. The aggressors will have to understand that this nation cannot be crushed. One cannot detain ten million people in concentration camps. The fear inside you is the junta's strongest ally.
You must overcome this fear; you must act.
Help the workers in their struggle. Copy this and pass it on to your friends to copy.
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The New York information center of the Committee in Support of Solidarity is in regular contact with Solidarity sources in Europe, including those in Stockholm, London, and Paris. Reports from those sources come to the New York office by telephone, and are translated immediately.
Solidarity sources in Europe gather information by monitoring communications in Poland; by interviewing Polish emigres and foreign travelers allowed to leave; and from other sources.
The following items are the most recent reported through the date above. For past reports, contact the New York office.
275 Seventh Avenue, Twenty-Fifth Floor / New York, New York 10001
(212) 989-0909 / Press: Contact ( 212) 929-6966
CONTACT: Chris Wilcock, Agnieszka Kolakowska, 929-6966
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