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8 May 2013
The situation in Portugal is explosive. The decision of the Constitutional Court (CC) to declare four measures of the state budget illegal, amounting to a value of €1.3 billion, only confirmed what many had already said ...
13 March 2013
On 2 March, under the slogan "Screw the Troika - the people are the best rulers", over 1.5 million people (out of a population of 10.7 million) reclaimed Portugal's streets, in what even the media has speculated may have been the country's biggest ever demonstrations, write CWI reporters.
21 November 2012
On 14 November (N14), millions of workers across Europe went on strike and participated in mass protests against austerity...
16 November 2012
On November 14th, millions of workers across Europe went on strike and participated in mass protests in the first internationally-coordinated strike action in Europe against austerity since the economic crisis began
3 October 2012
Huge response to general strike in Greece: The Greek working class has put up an incredible struggle against the vicious austerity measures raining down on them...
7 December 2011
The magnificent UK public sector workers' strike against cuts in pensions, jobs and services on 30 November was preceded by a general strike in Portugal on 24 November against austerity measures - an event barely reported in the British media...
19 October 2011
Break the power of the banks and big business: On 15 October, all around the globe, the "enraged", the "indignad@s", the "occupiers of Wall Street", took to the streets to challenge the power of big business...
13 April 2011
End the dictatorship of the capitalist markets: The latest eurozone country to face a default on its sovereign debt is Portugal, whose minority government of prime minister Jose Socrates collapsed on 23 March...
30 March 2011
The collapse of the Portuguese 'Socialist Party' government of prime minister Jose Socrates came during a period of intense economic and social turmoil, writes Danny Byrne.
16 March 2011
OVER 300,000 people took to the streets in Lisbon and ten other Portuguese cities on Saturday 12 March to protest against unemployment and job insecurity...
15 December 2010
The tenth world congress of the socialist international to which the Socialist Party is affiliated, the Committee for a Workers' International (CWI), took place in Belgium between 1 and 9 December...
1 December 2010
OVER THREE million workers downed tools in Portugal on 24 November, as a massive general strike brought the country to a halt, writes Cedric Gerome, Committee for a Workers' International (CWI).
16 June 2010
WORKING CLASS people in Portugal are facing an unprecedented assault against wages, welfare provision and public services, writes Cédric Gérôme.
19 May 2010
ON THE initiative of Socialist Party (Ireland) MEP Joe Higgins, an appeal letter (extract below) has been issued by members of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL) in the European Parliament to the trade union and labour movement throughout Europe, to coordinate protests against gove...
5 May 2010
Turmoil reveals limits of European integration: The countries that adopted the euro are facing the most precarious situation for their currency union since they started using the euro in 2002...
1 May 2010
Statement of GUE/NGL (United Left) group in the European parliament in solidarity with Greek and all European workers. The initiative for the statement was taken by Joe Higgins, Socialist Party (CWI in Ireland) MEP.
7 October 2009
"THIS IS a clear and extraordinary victory", was the first official comment from Partido Socialista (PS) Prime Minister, José Socrates, after the results of the Portuguese national elections on 27 September, writes Cedric Gerome, CWI.
21 May 2008
THE TREATY of Lisbon was signed on 13 December 2007 at a summit in Lisbon, Portugal and is due to come into force in 2009, if successfully ratified by all EU member states...
16 April 2008
French workers demonstrate in 2003, photo Paul Mattsson
19 March 2008
MAJOR STRIKES and mass protests are taking place in Portugal against the anti-worker polices of the Partido Socialista. Francisco Raposo, from Alternativa Socialista (the CWI in Portugal) and a trade union activist in Lisbon council, spoke to Niall Mulholland...
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