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European Marxist-Leninists against the “Theory of Three Worlds”-1977

Joint Statement of The Communist Party of Germany (M-L) The Communist Party of Spain (M-L) The Communist Party of Greece (M-L) The Communist Party of Italy (M-L) And the Portuguese Communist Party (Reconstructed) Reprinted from the newspaper “Zëri i popullit”, … Continue reading

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Portuguese workers stage austerity protests, marred by violence

LISBON, Nov. 14 — Portuguese workers called on Wednesday its third anti-government general strike, which was accompanied pockets of violence and arrests. In Lisbon, Portugal’s largest workers union CGTP led thousands on an all-day march. Upon the protestors’ arrival at … Continue reading

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Portuguese police clash with anti-austerity protesters

Portugal’s riot police have clashed with demonstrators protesting against the government austerity measures, which include salary cuts and tax hikes. On Monday night, thousands of angry demonstrators made a large fire outside the parliament building in the capital Lisbon where … Continue reading

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Portugal to Pass Security Laws as Crime Rises Amid Austerity

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) — Portugal’s government is set to propose laws to make streets safer amid an increase in crime during the country’s year-long recession, Justice Minister Paula Teixeira da Cruz said. The government will soon propose legislation to bolster … Continue reading

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Portugal highway toll booths torched, shots fired in apparent anti-austerity protest

LISBON, Portugal — Portuguese authorities say unidentified attackers torched highway toll booths and shot at an employee in what police suspect is part of ongoing protests against new charges for road users. The government last week introduced tolls on four … Continue reading

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Protesters in Lisbon surround parliament

LISBON (Reuters) – About 40,000 people marched in Portugal on Saturday as part of a global day of protest against the financial elite and hundreds broke through a police cordon around the parliament in Lisbon to occupy its broad marble … Continue reading

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Portugal Braces for Austerity Battle

LISBON—Portugal is starting to feel the pain of the government’s deficit-cutting drive, raising the prospect of social unrest in a country that has endured three years of austerity with only sporadic and small protests. Compared with other euro-zone countries caught … Continue reading

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Professor says UK riots could be repeated in Portugal

A Portuguese university professor has warned that the riots seen last week in large parts of England could spread to a number of European countries, including Portugal. Professor José Vegar bases his argument on the premise that Portugal’s “demographic pyramid” … Continue reading

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Hundreds protest against work on motorway alternative

Around 200 people gathered in Vilamoura on Tuesday morning to protest against work being carried out to improve the EN125 road, the only cross-region alternative to the Via do Infante motorway, causing an hour-long road block. Quarteira Parish Mayor José … Continue reading

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Strike Disrupts Train Services in Portugal

A strike by railway ticketing staff has forced the cancellation of most national and international train services in Portugal. National rail company Comboios de Portugal said only about 10 percent of trains ran as scheduled Monday as ticket sellers and … Continue reading

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