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Portugal: 30,000 in protest against ‘pact of aggression’

Thirty thousand marched in Lisbon Saturday to protest against the bail out plan, or ‘pact of aggression’  one year since it was agreed between the Portuguese government and the IMF-EU-ECB Troika. Attacks on public services, welfare, rising unemployment and inequalities were among the main themes of  the protest, which was led by the Portuguese Communist … Continue reading

Portugal signs ‘a contract to kill the European social model’.

Portugal has become the first European country to approve the EU’s fiscal compact, known to critics as the ‘permanent austerity’ treaty. The country’s parliament made the move Friday, and also approved the European Stability Mechanism – the much derided long-term ‘bailout’ fund. Portugal is one of three eurozone countries to be ‘rescued’ by the EU … Continue reading

EU fiscal compact would limit the options of governments “forever”, says Portugal’s radical left.

The Left Bloc and Portuguese Communist Party said Thursday that the change to the Portuguese constitution implementing the new EU Fiscal Compact imposed ‘a rule of lead’ on the Portuguese economy and would limit the options of governments ‘forever’. In the debate in parliament ahead of a vote, the Left Bloc’s Ana Drago accused the prime … Continue reading

Radical reactions to Greek referendum drama

Communist Party of Greece (KKE) KKE: No if there is a referendum, No if there isn’t. Yes to overthrow the monopolies ‘The dilemma Euro or drachma is misleading for the people. The interest of the people is the disengagement from the EU with people’s power and economy, which will cancel the whole debt unilaterally and … Continue reading

Yet another Socialist Government bites the dust

By Tom Gill  Yet another European socialist party has bitten the dust as Portuguese voters punished the Government of prime minister Pedro Socrates for the country’s economic crisis. The country is now in the hands of the right-wing PSD – which garnered 38.6 percent, resulting in 105 seats in the 230-seat national parliament – and … Continue reading

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