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Portugal heads for fresh elections after PM António Costa resigns

The Socialist Party (PS) government in Portugal, headed by António Costa, got mired in a corruption scandal over its handling of lucrative lithium and green hydrogen projects. The left has strongly criticized the government’s pro-corporate policy

47th Avante Fest concludes in Portugal with a call to advance the legacy of the April Revolution

The three-day festival witnessed more than 70 debates and discussions over social-political and economic issues. Numerous cultural, and sports events were also part of the annual fest organized by the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) and its youth

3-04 Rally for Housing - Portugal 1jpg Massive rallies across Portugal demand affordable and dignified housing

Housing rights groups and left-wing parties in Portugal have been calling on the government to institute rent caps and fund social housing. They have also opposed the housing program introduced by the government

28-02 Housing Reforms - Portugal 1 Housing rights groups slam Portuguese government’s inadequate housing reforms 

On February 16, the Portuguese government unveiled a new housing plan that includes suspending new licenses for Airbnbs in the country and ending golden visas for international buyers. However, housing rights groups and leftist parties have called out the government’s silence on important issues like social housing, rent freezes, a ban on evictions, speculation by the real estate lobby, and profiteering by rent sharks

Daily Round-up: CONAIE says govt responsible for leader’s murder in Ecuador & other stories

In today’s episode, we look at France-Africa relations, CONAIE says govt responsible for leader’s murder in Ecuador, Amazon workers strike in UK warehouse and school teachers’ in Portugal.

28-02 Teachers' Protest - Portugal 1 School teachers in Portugal demand increase in wages and time-bound promotions

The Portuguese working class has been organizing protests titled Vida Justa (‘Fair Life’) to demand an increase in wages and pensions and better job security 

Small scale fishing - Europe Communist MEP defends small scale fishing industry in European Parliament

The report by João Pimenta Lopes of the Portuguese Communist Party calls for adequate economic and social compensation for the sector and its workers

Civil Parishes - Portugal Portuguese communists demand revival of civil parishes lost in local body aggregation

Following the reorganization of civil parishes, the third-level administrative subdivision in Portugal, as part of the structural adjustments to bail out the sovereign debt crisis in 2013, the number of parishes across the country was reduced from 4,259 to 3,091

Avante Fest - Portugal 46th Avante Festival in Portugal calls for building new society free from exploitation and oppression

The three-day fest was organized by the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) in the city of Seixal from September 2-4. It involved various cultural and sports events, exhibitions, concerts, and discussions, which were attended by thousands of people

Socialist Party wins parliamentary elections in Portugal

The Socialist Party led by incumbent prime minister Antonio Costa secured a decisive victory while the far-right Chega party made significant gains

Workers March - Portugal Working class sections in Portugal hit the streets demanding better wages and job security

The workers’ mobilization was called by the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP) to reiterate their demand for increasing the national minimum wage to 850 euros (USD 954.97) per month

Jose Saramago Centenary - Portugal Portuguese communists kickstart celebrations for Jose Saramago’s birth centenary

November 16, 2022 will mark the hundredth birth anniversary of renowned Portuguese writer and communist Jose Saramago, recipient of the Nobel Prize for literature in 1998