National Sections of the L5I:

Portugal

Portugal: Cavaco Silva and the true values of EU democracy

The elections of October 4 in Portugal led to another pro-austerity government in southern Europe losing its majority, following Greece at the beginning of this year. Read more...

A direita ganha em Portugal – trabalhadores confrontam medidas de austeridade

Como a vitória da direita nestas últimas eleições, Joana Ramiro analisa como a social-democracia, o reformismo e uma esquerda parlamentarista deixou manchada a herança da Revolução dos Cravos. Read more...

Conservatives win power in Portuguese elections - workers facing massive cuts

As the right-wing of Portuguese politics comes out victorious in these last elections, Joana Ramiro analyses how social democracy, reformism and a parliamentary left tainted the heritage of the Carnation Revolution. In Portuguese Read more...

Why Portugal doesn’t need a bailout

Amid political turmoil and financial uncertainty, Joana Ramiro explains why the election of a new Prime Minister in Portugal will not solve the crisis – it’s high time for a revolution. Read more...

Workers in Portugal fight austerity, general strike sweeps the country

From midnight Portugal ground to a halt in a 24-hour general strike. The stoppage, the first since 1988, involved all of Portugal's main union federations, the UGT CGTP and the Frente Sindical. Read more...

Portugal: making workers pay for the crisis

Despite scrambling to push through a severe austerity programme aimed at cutting its budget deficit, Portugal has been downgraded by credit ratings agency Fitch. Read more...

Europe fightback: Portugal

In Portugal, “socialist” prime minister José Sócrates is instituting savage cuts – the biggest in Europe after Greece. He wants to cut state spending to from 8.3 per cent of GDP to 3 per cent by 2013. Unemployment already stands at 10.1 per cent and would be driven way above this by such measures. Read more...

1974: The Portuguese revolution

In April 1974 rebel army units, under the leadership of the Armed Forces Movement (MFA), over threw the 44 year old Portuguese fascist dictatorship. The fascist regime of Caetano had few friends left, and as the rebel tanks moved through the streets they met little resistance. The workers of Lisbon welcomed the soldiers as liberators, placing carnations in the muzzles of their rifles. Read more...