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...

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...

May 1st: Portugal

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

All together to build a strong general strike!

The general strike on November 24 called by the CGT and UGT was an important decision for the Portuguese working class. Building a strong general strike, as from the mobilization and organization in our workplaces is a major task for all activists in the days that precede it. However,...

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