Left Bloc’s Political Motion and the Struggle Against Austerity

By Hugo Monteiro | 23 May 16 | Portuguese politics is in limbo. The good news is that this limbo, the thin ice on which this agreement is skating, also presents an opportunity to engage in clear and clean politics with room for actual negotiation. The bad news for the right wing and its allies … More Left Bloc’s Political Motion and the Struggle Against Austerity

Portugal: austerity interrupted…but for how long?

Last month, nationwide anti-austerity protests in Portugal turned into celebration when the country’s centre-right government, victorious in national elections, saw its programme rejected in Parliament. The torch was passed to a leftist coalition promising to reverse years of painful austerity. “Inside defeated, outside, rejected!” supporters shouted, broad smiles on their faces as they witnessed Prime … More Portugal: austerity interrupted…but for how long?

Surge in Portuguese Left Bloc Support Puts Socialist Party on the Spot | The Bullet No. 1179

Will Portugal finally see the end of austerity as administered for four years by the right-wing coalition (known as Portugal Ahead) composed of the Social-Democratic Party (PSD) and Democratic and Social Centre-People’s Party (CDS-PP)? In the country’s legislative October 4 elections this governing alliance, running for the first time as a single ticket called Portugal … More Surge in Portuguese Left Bloc Support Puts Socialist Party on the Spot | The Bullet No. 1179

Passos Coelho asked to form minority government in Portugal – FT.com

Pedro Passos Coelho, the centre-right prime minister who lost his parliamentary majority in Portugal’s inconclusive general election three weeks ago, has been appointed to form what could be a shortlived minority government. President Aníbal Cavaco Source: Passos Coelho asked to form minority government in Portugal – FT.com

Europe faces second revolt as Portugal’s ascendant Socialists spurn austerity – Telegraph

Europe faces second revolt as Portugal’s ascendant Socialists spurn austerity – Telegraph. By Ambrose Evans-Pritchard Europe faces the risk of a second revolt by Left-wing forces in the South after Portugal’s Socialist Party vowed to defy austerity demands from the country’s creditors and block any further sackings of public officials. “We will carry out a … More Europe faces second revolt as Portugal’s ascendant Socialists spurn austerity – Telegraph

Capital, Labour, and the Eurozone Crisis

Most of the coverage regarding the Eurozone crisis has understandably focused on the politics of austerity. Less attention, however, has been paid to the longer term trends in the industrial relations of those countries hardest hit by the crisis: Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain; the so-called PIIGS countries. Recent data from the European Industrial … More Capital, Labour, and the Eurozone Crisis

Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly

Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly. There was no doubt about the firm handshake, but the smile looked a bit forced. The date was 17 November 2011, the place Luanda. Pedro Passos Coelho, the Portuguese premier, had just completed talks with the president of Angola, José … More Portugal indebted to Angola after economic reversal of fortune | World news | Guardian Weekly