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...

Portugal, 3 years of legal, safe and free abortion

On February 11, 2007 through a referendum, Portuguese people decided that women should be allowed to abort, at their choice, until the 10th week of pregnancy in an authorized Health Service institution and in safe conditions. The 1998 referendum on the same topic, defeated legalized abortion, so up to 2007...

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...

A new Left wing Party – Why is it necessary?

Many young people and workers are asking themselves: why is it necessary one more left-wing party? There have already been enough parties. Haven’t they? The PS, PC, the Left Bloc (BE) and even the MRPP (Maoist) or the PAN (environmentalists) is not sufficient? Maybe a new Left-wing party...

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...

General strike shuts down Portugal

The general strike that began at midnight today, Nov. 24, 2010 has been shutting the country. The initial scenario, accounted for around 8 o'clock in the morning, shows a great adherence, more than 80% and achieves the economy key sectors. Thus, it is proven the great anger of...

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...

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...

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...

MAS is born to unite the left against Troika and to ban austerity

At a festive rally, attended by over 300 people, the foundation of Alternative Socialist Movement (MAS) was announced. It stems out of members of the Left Block to which the trend Ruptura/Fer used to belong. The rally was held on Saturday 10 March in the Worker’s Voice in...

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