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27.08.2019

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal as a strategic target of the far right

Portugal, from the point of view of the international far right, is the weak link for its attack on the European Union. Boaventura De Sousa Santos for openDemocracy 21 August 2019 A series of recent events has unveiled increasingly disturbing signs that far-right internationalism is turning Portugal into… »

12.08.2019

Portuguese premiere for “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”

Portuguese premiere for “The Beginning of the End of Nuclear Weapons”

On the 9th of August, precisely 74 years after the nuclear catastrophe in Nagasaki, the documentary “The beginning of the end of nuclear weapons” was shown in Porto, Portugal a city twinned with Nagasaki since 1978. The documentary was produced by the Pressenza news agency and the event in Porto… »

30.09.2017

Basic Income Congress brings together the actors necessary to implement it

Basic Income Congress brings together the actors necessary to implement it

By Álvaro Orus and Mayte Quintanilla. One of the greatest achievements – compared to previous editions – of the 17th Basic Income Earth Network world congress that took place in Lisbon has been the way that basic income has been brought to the political stage.  Sara Bizarro, one of… »

27.09.2017

Great mobilisation for the 17th world congress on Universal Basic Income

Great mobilisation for the 17th world congress on Universal Basic Income

The international BIEN congress (Basic Income Earth Network) dealing with universal and unconditional basic income took place from the 25th to the 27th of September.  The number of participants, level of exchange and harmony of opinions has surpassed the organisers’ expectations and common images are starting to be launched. By… »

19.09.2017

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal’s left-leaning economic recovery

Portugal has been getting noticed for its remarkable recovery in the last two years, defying the doomsayers who predicted the devil was coming the moment that the Troika-prescribed policies were reversed and an expansionary policy was adopted instead. The left-wing government that… »

21.08.2017

A Giant Dolphin to Defend Portugal’s Coast from Offshore Drilling

A Giant Dolphin to Defend Portugal’s Coast from Offshore Drilling

Approximately 1,000 people from 40 countries came together last Saturday to write out a message on the beach of Odeceixe using their own bodies. The message was a clear NO to all attempts at offshore oil drilling on one of Europe’s last natural coastlines, as well as requesting an increased… »

23.05.2017

The threat of nuclear accident has never been so great

The threat of nuclear accident has never been so great

Waiting for Portugal To guarantee “a prohibition on production, acquisition, use, transport and threat of nuclear weapons” through a legally binding legal instrument is more urgent than ever. Jean Marie Collin, expert in questions of nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament called recently in Porto for demonstrations by civil society so that… »

02.05.2017

‘The contraption’ and the future of social democracy: the government experiment in Portugal

‘The contraption’ and the future of social democracy: the government experiment in Portugal

Renato Miguel do Carmo and André Barata 1 May 2017 for openDemocracy Something relatively obvious took too long to be explicitly acknowledged in Portuguese democracy: that there are more points of convergence than of divergence among the leftwing parties. We take a look here at the… »

11.11.2015

Portugal rejoices as anti-austerity left coalition forms to oust right wing

Portugal rejoices as anti-austerity left coalition forms to oust right wing

Socialists, Communists, and Left Bloc unite in ‘unprecedented’ coalition to end years of punishing cuts by Lauren McCauley, staff writer for Common Dreams In a surprising development for Europe’s anti-austerity movement, Portugal’s three reigning leftist parties on Tuesday formed an unexpected coalition to oust the country’s… »

30.08.2015

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Anti-war Spaniards mobilize against NATO exercises

Spanish anti-war groups are organising demonstrations against NATO exercises on their territory from October with the participation of nearly 36,000 troops. The Platform ‘Let’s Recover El Retín’, based in the Andalusian town of Barbate in the south of the country, reported that the presence of the military affects the inhabitants… »

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