The Struggles and Labor Reorganization

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS OF 2008 and the brutal austerity over the workers that followed, opened a deep process of political and union reorganization in Portugal. By Maria Silva (Em Luta) – International Courier 22 (Special Edition on Europe)   The rise to power of the PS government, supported by the PCP and...

The Geringonça Administration

In 2010, during the peak of the economic crisis in Europe, Portugal requested international financial assistance, whose agreement was known as the Troika Memorandum (European Commission, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund). By Maria Silva (Em Luta) – International Courier 22 (Special Edition on Europe)   The Troika policy only brought...

Some Lessons on the Elections After 4 Years of Geringonça Administration

The 6th October Portuguese elections had a special meaning, because they happened after four years of the Geringonça government which was claimed as the government of stability after austerity measures, not only by the international bourgeoisie (IMF, ECB, EU) but also by various sectors of the left around the...

Is the Green New Deal a way out of the climate crisis?

The growth of Student Climate Strikes has driven some political figures to present a Green New Deal as a solution to transform the capitalist economy into a sustainable economy and halt climate change. Is this the solution to the problem that threats the survival of the planet? By Joana Salay...

May 1st: Portugal

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45 years of the Carnation Revolution: “people are the ones who put more order”

On April 25, 1974, 45 years ago, a military uprising unleashed the Portuguese Revolution, the last to date in Western Europe. By Juan P. The military uprising was led by a section of the army that opposed the continuation of the colonial war. At that time, Portugal sustained Angola, Mozambique and...

From Sweden to Greece: Similarities with Portugal and the world, beginning by Paris

If last year Portugal was news in worldwide press due to the fires it suffered, this year, Greece and Sweden lead the headlines for the worst reason: fires. There are reports on the Azores High, climatic changes, government investments, and the need of a common European policy for Civil...

Full solidarity with the victims and their families! Without structural changes, new fires will come!

  By Em Luta, Portugal. In this moment of pain and tragedy, we first want to express full solidarity to the victims and their families. These are people suffering from the loss of their closest ones, and many others who are injured, frightened and affected with personal and material losses by...

Peace, Bread, Housing, Health, Education: the Currency of April 25 Demands

The struggle against the Colonial War and the Salarazist dictatorship were the roots of a profound revolution that questioned not just the political regime but, above all, the structural bases of capitalist and colonialist systems and of the dictatorship. By Em Luta - Portugal.   During the revolutionary process of 74-75, workers...

Rents rising and houses falling down in the working-class neighborhoods

Residents of social housing estates have been fighting against the new law of the lease, since March, which provides for the brutal increase in rents and the facilitation of forced evictions. The struggle, which began with different local actions in several neighborhoods of the country, has been growing. On...

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