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...

The Struggles and Labor Reorganization

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS OF 2008 and the brutal austerity over the workers that followed, opened a deep process of political and union reorganization in Portugal. By Maria Silva (Em Luta) – International Courier 22 (Special Edition on Europe)   The rise to power of the PS government, supported by the PCP and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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