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...

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...

Standing on the EU’s dead-end road

If someone had lived in Portugal five years ago, had been absent and were to return, they would find it difficult to recognise the country. The social structures have been destroyed for example the former middle class now struggle on 600 euro (roughly £500) a month in the...

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...

This debt is not ours!

Karl Marx wrote in The Capital: "The accumulation of capital through the public debt means nothing other than (...) the growth of a group of creditors of the State who are authorized to collect for themselves a part of the amount of taxes (...). These facts show that...

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