Wednesday, 17 January , 2018

Portugal

(Counter)Reforms: Turning Europeans into semi-Slaves

Precarious work: Europe’s new reserve army by Harald Schumann and Elisa Simantke Oct. 25, 2017 Millions of Europeans in temporary, part-time or bogus self-employed contracts can only...

Debate on Europe

By Ernesto Screpanti* Since the end of World War II, tribal rivalries and xenophobic sentiment in Europe have never been as strong as they...

De Córdoba à Paris: Hugo Moreno. le “Dragon” (1943-2017)

C’est dans l’année qui se termine, que notre bon ami Hugo Moreno est parti. Il était un grand homme et autant, un combattant pour...

Hugo Moreno (1943-2017) | by Carlos Abel Suárez

09/07/2017 Aunque la halles pobre, Ítaca no te ha engañado. Así, sabio como te has vuelto, con tanta experiencia, entenderás ya qué significan las Itacas. Konstantino Kabaphes Ya...

Catarina Martins: The Portuguese experiment

New Left Review 106, July-August 2017 Catarina, you coordinate the only party of the left in Europe that exercises an explicit restraining power, in...

Ten Proposals to Beat the European Union

  This collective text initiated by Eric Toussaint, of the CADTM campaign for the abolition of the debt of the global South has been collectively...

IMF explaining its own contribution in destroying South Europe

The Independent Evaluation Office (IEO) of the IMF recently published its report on the response of the organization to the European crisis. The analysis focuses on the performance of the IMF in the context of the programs for Greece, Portugal and Ireland. It provides a valuable insight into the conflicts within the IMF itself, and especially between the executive board of the organization and its management and staff.

Running against the time

The location of the third European No-Euro-Forum itself, Chianciano Terme in Tuscany, can be considered symbolic for the urgent need of an exit strategy to leave the corset of the currency union: during the 80ties it was a prosperous small town with it’s hot springs and hundreds of hotels where workers and pensioners spent their spa stays, financed from a

The Unrepentant IMF!

Despite the persistent effort of the Greek Media to present the report issued by the Independent Evaluation Office on July 8, which examines the contribution of the IMF on the “rescue” plan of three countries (Greece, Ireland and Portugal) as a “public apology”, the facts belie them.

Portugal’s response to forest fires undermined by austerity

Between 2000 and 2013, Portugal, which comprises less than 10 percent of the landmass in Europe’s Mediterranean region, recorded a third of the fires. The number of fires has increased from around 3,000 in 1980 to around 20,000 a year today. They are always followed by an official enquiry and report, which blames the lack of firefighting resources,