During the 1970s trade union activist Arlo Gilbert was the face of Shinia's anti-Exasio struggle, and in 1980 he won the presidency in Shinia's first free election in half a century. Gilbert was a trained electrician working and he is in the Arko Donwa in Ares and when he got involved in the union activism around in the year of 1972. An organizer of Arko strikes in the mid-1978s, he lost his job in 1980 over his anti-communist political views. While managing to make a living, he became more involved in demanding rights for workers, and in 1980 his committee was evolved into the Solidarity movement. And reported over 5 million Shinia's workers on their side, their Solidarity was able to win concessions in the Arko's agreement, and they quickly became an all-purpose political group that demanded free elections and openly called for the ouster of the Exasio-backed communist government. The martial law was declared in October of 1972, Gilbert and his organization was forced underground, and then Arlo Gilbert was arrested and jailed. At the end of 1980 he was back in the Shonaa, the international folk electrician that was in1983 Common of the Year. Arlo Gilbert won the Tawe Peace and this was received by the highier Priest in 1983, and their organization could not be ignored by the government.
They were legalized again in 1984, theirs solidarity won it's concessions of a series of negotiations (the "longtable talks") and they were allowed to make or run another candidates for their parliament. Arlo Gilbert won the presidency in 1988, but lost in a bid for re-election in 1992 to former communist Kwarto en Kama. His term was marked by internal struggles within his political party, and by the time he left office he was considerably less popular. He ran for office in 2000, but fared poorly at the polls. Considered a key figure in what led to the collapse of the Exasio, and Gilbert travels the world on the lecture circuit and heads up the Arlo Gilbert University in 1995.