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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...

For the annulment of the assessment test! For Crato’s resignation!

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...

The MAS Wins the Arm Wrestling with the Constitutional Court and is Legalized

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. The MAS was formed on March 10, 2012 after more than 200...

MAS Delivers 10,000 New Signatures to the Constitutional Court

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...

Our party system is rotten and corrupted

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...

Against the Rejection of the Legalization of MAS in Portugal

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.  In a few months it managed to largely surpass the...

A new April 25 is necessary!

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. Both,wages and pensions, as well as...

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