Solidarność in Polish means solidarity. It is also the name of the Ship Workers’ Union from Gdańsk (Danzig in German and English) which set off absolutely MASSIVE protests in the early 1980s in Poland that brought down the Communist Regime and it’s puppets.
Lech Wałęsa, one of the union’s leaders, would eventually go on to become Poland’s first President (post-communist era), but not before being incarcerated by the Russian-backed Polish Communist government. Needless to say, his stint in the slammer only helped to skyrocket his popularity, making him a folk hero.
The multi-million member strong Solidarność union is a testament to the “Power of the People” and helps remind us that tyranny only functions when we allow it to. Have a cup of Joe in your Solidarność mug to the heroes that helped destroy a very oppressive government, starting a chain reaction that spread throughout Europe. You can also check out the following:
- Another Solidarność mug!
- Pick up an adult t-shirt, women’s t-shirt, kid’s t-shirt, long sleeve shirt, hoodie sweatshirt, or crew neck sweatshirt, all with the Solidarność logo!
- Take your admiration of the union’s victory to the grocery store with these two awesome tote bags… the Promo bag or the Book bag, available in 4 distinctive colors!
- Or prevent your revolutionary papers from blowing away from your desk with this Solidarność-themed paperweight.
- You can even commemorate their deeds on your refrigerator with these two historic magnets, either flexible, or metal.