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Portugal: We Want Our Lives

On Saturday 15 September, the people in Portugal took the streets again to protest against the Troika and the austerity measures imposed by the Government. Between 700 thousands and a million, in over…


Es.Col.A evicted!

(19/4)  Es.Col.A (Espaço Coletivo Autogestionado, http://escoladafontinha.blogspot.pt/) was evicted. Es.Col.A was an open space, collectively managed in Alto de Fontinha, in the city of Porto in Portugal. It was an old elementary school, left abandoned…


#activar2012 – A national meeting in portugal in preparation for May

Activists of different groups and social movements, from all over the country (Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto…) are organizing the meeting ACTIVAR: CIDADANIAS PARA O SECULO XXI, National Meeting of Social Movements, in Lisbon during…


Some news from Portugal by Francisco Norega

MAY12 There will be actions on the May12 in Porto, Coimbra, Santarém and Lisboa, and it seems that there are people in Évora already organizing something too. In Leiria, Braga, Aveiro, Faro and…


(Updated) General Strike – Report from Lisbon

Updates Yesterday was a strange day. the general strike was called by the unions (the CGTP) to protest against the austerity measures. they organized lots of gatherings and marches all over the country….

Lisbon: two days of actions in solidarity with the people of Greece. We are all Greeks!

Last Saturday 18Feb, people from Lisbon and tourists gathered in Rossio square for the traditional Carnival festivities… but this year something different was waiting for them. Suddenly amidst the crowd Greek flags started…


More than 300,000 people today in Lisbon in the largest demonstration in 30 years.

More than 300,000 people today in Lisbon, in what has been the largest demonstration in 30 years. O Terreiro do Paco became the agora of the people in the powerful demonstration of their…

1st National Meeting of Popular Assemblies in Coimbra, Portugal

On January 14th 2012, activists, integrated or not in several Popular Assemblies and other groups, gathered for the First National Meeting of Popular Assemblies to share experiences and debate ideas and ways of…


Lisboa November 24, Who are the violents?

Our Platform 15 October, which is international, non-partisan and peaceful, demands the restoration of justice and truth with regard to the events of November 24th, and declares: We witnessed and denounced the presence…

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The movement against austerity doesn’t stop in Portugal: Soldiers and policemen joined the movement

The movement against austerity doesn’t stop in Portugal and even the soldiers and the policemen have joined the movement. On Thursday, 24th November, thousands of people went to the streets during the general…

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