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Rents rising and houses falling down in the working-class neighborhoods PDF Print E-mail
PORTUGAL
Written by Pedro Godinho and Vasco Santos   
Tuesday, 23 June 2015 16:02

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.

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For the annulment of the assessment test! For Crato's resignation! PDF Print E-mail
PORTUGAL
Written by Ana Paula Amaral, MAS   
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 15:19

December 18, 2013 was memorable for thousands of teachers: driven by their rank and file actions and combativeness, they were able to, in dozens of schools, boycott the infamous Examination for Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (PACC) that the Minister Nuno Crato wants, at this stage, to impose to contract teachers as a further step to their dismissal and subsequent creation of a reserve army labor in teaching.

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The MAS Wins the Arm Wrestling with the Constitutional Court and is Legalized PDF Print E-mail
PORTUGAL
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 02:09

The Movement Socialist Alternative (MAS), the first party to deliver close to 20,000 signatures to be recognized by the Constitutional Court (CT) - the law requires 7500 - and was finally recognized, can now participate in elections.

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MAS Delivers 10,000 New Signatures to the Constitutional Court PDF Print E-mail
PORTUGAL
Thursday, 23 May 2013 04:51

On March, 3 the Movement of Socialist Alternative (MAS), Portuguese section of the IWL-FI, saw its registration as a party denied by the Constitutional Court (TC), after delivering 9259 signatures, two thousands more than what was demanded by legislation. Several voices - as Antonio Marinho Pinto and Daniel Oliveira - denounced in the press this attempt at silencing a new left alternative.

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Our party system is rotten and corrupted PDF Print E-mail
PORTUGAL
Written by António Marinho Pinto   
Wednesday, 03 April 2013 03:11

Antonio Marinho e Pinto, Chairman of the Bar Association (the organization that represents the professional group of lawyers), in an Opinion article in the Jornal de Notícias of Portugal (March 11, 2013, "Guardian of the party system"), criticizes the refusal of registration of the MAS as a political party by the Constitutional Court claiming that "with decisions like this, the TC pays a bad service to democracy and the rule of law, although very useful to existing parties."

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Against the Rejection of the Legalization of MAS in Portugal PDF Print E-mail
PORTUGAL
Written by MAS - Portugal   
Monday, 25 March 2013 22:59

The MAS (Movimento Alternativa Socialista – Socialist Alternative Movement) is a new party founded in Portugal in March 2012. Once it appeared it immediately implemented the necessary procedures to achieve its legalization, in accordance with the legislation of its country.

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A new April 25 is necessary! PDF Print E-mail
PORTUGAL
Written by Manuel Afonso - MAS   
Wednesday, 23 May 2012 16:01

In 2012 we celebrate the 38th anniversary of the latest revolution in Western Europe, the Portuguese revolution of 1974-75. But this is not one more anniversary. This is the moment in history when the achievements of Portuguese revolution are being threatened the most.

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