Portugese Communist Party Central Committee Statement – May 27, 2014

29 May 2014 — PCP

The Central Committee of the PCP met on May 27, 2014, and assessed the results of the elections for the European Parliament as well as their political consequences; assessed the most relevant aspects of the country’s economic and social situation and the consequences of the Troika’s policies, the campaign of mystification surrounding the so-called “clean exit” and the new developments in the government’s political offensive; assessed the workers’ struggle and its prospects; defined the Party’s main lines of work, regarding political initiatives, the struggle to materialize an alternative, patriotic and left-wing policy, and the strengthening of the [Party] organization.

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Portugal and Europe after the European elections

8 June 2014 — Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal

Statement by Left Bloc (Bloco de Esquerda), Portugal; translated by Federico Fuentes.

Following the [September 29, 2013] local elections, the Left Bloc developed its European program via a thorough programmatic debate involving many independent activists. That culminated at our February 2014 national conference.

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Overthrowing Fascism: Portugal and “The Right to Rebellion” By Miguel Urbano Rodrigues

25 April 2014 — Global Research – Tlaxcala

Forty years have passed since April 25, 1974.

miguelurbanoForty years have passed since April 25, 1974. Today throughout the country the Portuguese people will celebrate the anniversary of the overthrow of fascism.

The goal of the military coup that morning was to end the colonial war. But within a few hours the torrential participation of the people changed the direction and purpose of the movement. That the masses took to the streets pushed the captains of April to make a revolution in which the alliance between the people and the Armed Forces Movement played a decisive role.

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