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8 August 2018
National strike against union busting, precarious employment and workplace harassment: Dockers in Portugal took strike action across all ports on 27 July
21 June 2017
Do you have something to say? Letters to the Socialist's editors. Former Kensington estate resident comments on Grenfell; cuts cause more fire deaths in Portugal; Corbyn hope leads to youthquake; The Handmaid's Tale.
7 December 2016
Socialismo Revolucionário (SR - CWI in Portugal) is being targeted by the leadership of the Left Bloc, with threats of expulsions and exclusions. An Inquiry Committee has been opened against our members.
27 July 2016
Europe - Britain in particular - is now at the forefront of political developments. Because of the 'weight' of British capitalism, Brexit represents a giant boulder dropped into a lake.
6 July 2016
I am from Portugal and started university in 2008, the year of the big financial crisis. Me, my friends and our entire generation felt the effects and implications of the capitalist system we live in and the failed promises it made us.
29 June 2016
Letters to the editors: Reactions from some working class communities after Brexit.
22 June 2016
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world including women health workers protesting in Pakistan, solidarity between Portuguese dockers and Welsh museum strikers and a tuition fees victory in Taiwan.
2 June 2016
The Lisbon dockers strike, which started on 20 April, has in a significant victory to the dockers!, writes Militant strike action blocks bosses attempts to undermine collective bargaining.
24 May 2016
The Lisbon Port Operators Association, which represents the interests of the companies operating in the Lisbon port, has decided, in a completely horrendous and desperate attack, to start a collective lay-off of the Lisbon dockworkers, who are currently on strike
21 October 2015
Short stories on workers' struggles around the world. Iberian political school, Hong Kong socialist election campaign, Kshama Sawant's birthday.
29 November 2013
Socialist Party members joined emigrants from Portugal, on Thursday 28th November, to protest the presence of Pedro Passos Coelho, Portugal's PM, in Britain, writes Ian Pattison, Waltham Forest Socialist Party.
27 November 2013
Despite capitalist 'experts' predicting that the world economy would by now be experiencing 'escape velocity', capitalism is still in deep crisis. And Europe is most acutely affected, writes Peter Taaffe, Socialist Party general secretary.
10 July 2013
For mass action to end rotten coalition and install a workers' alternative: In recent weeks Portugal has been plunged into possibly the deepest and most desperate episode of political turmoil since the onset of the economic crisis and intervention of the Troika over two years ago
4 July 2013
The Portuguese coalition government is on the brink of collapse. Following a colossal general strike on 27 June, the resignation of two high profile ministers - Vitor Gaspar, hated finance minister responsible
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...
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