Portugal’s Home Working Laws Are A Model For The Post-Pandemic World

By Andrew Kersley, Tribune Magazine. -

When Covid first spread to the UK, the only thing that might have topped the public consciousness more than the pandemic itself were debates about ‘working from home’. From its effectiveness and [...]

Allow Humanitarian Aid To Reach Venezuela

By Progressive International. -

We are writing to you to urge Novo Banco to execute the transfer of a modest portion of the now technically unfrozen assets belonging to Bandes, the Venezuelan economic and social development [...]

How A Rising Anti-Mining Movement Is Challenging Portugal’s ‘White Gold’ Rush

By Marina Martinez, Wagingnonviolence.org -

The global transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles — technologies that are currently powered by lithium-ion batteries — is creating a high demand for lithium, popularly known as [...]

In And Against The European Union?

By Hilary Wainwright, Transnational Institute. -

The government of the Portuguese Socialist Party supported and pressured by an alliance with the Communist Party and the Left Bloc have shown that it is possible to implement an effective [...]

The Global Left Can Learn A Lot From This Tiny Country

By Natasha Hakimi Zapata, Truthdig.com -

There’s a place in the West where a smattering of anti-austerity, pro-immigration, pro-public-spending left-wing parties are not only in power, but are actually popular. I’m talking about [...]

How Ending Austerity Built Economic Growth In Portugal

By Gabrielle Pickard-Whitehead, Occupy.com. -

Since Britain voted to leave the E.U. in 2016, the country has witnessed an alarming spike in rightwing hate crime. Many are now warning that the “febrile” atmosphere escalating around Brexit as [...]

At Its Convention, Portugal’s Left Bloc Gears Up For Year Of Crucial Fights

By Dick Nichols, Greenleft.org.au -

In 2019, European and legislative elections will take place in Portugal in a national political context different from anywhere else in the European Union (EU), where austerity policies still [...]

How Portugal Launched The World’s First National Participatory Budget

By Staff, Govinsider.asia -

Citizens in Portugal vote on how public funding is spent on national and regional projects, in the world’s first participatory budgeting scheme of its kind. The project is led by the [...]

What It’s Like For American Drug Reformer To Go To A Country With A Compassionate System

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet.org -

The American activists couldn't wrap their heads around it. Sitting in a dingy office in a nondescript building in central Lisbon, they were being provided a fine-grained explanation of what [...]

Portugal’s Wildfires A Result Of Timber Industry

By Campaign to Stop GE Trees, www.stopgetrees.org -

By the Campaign to Stop Genetically-Engineered Trees. Wildfires in Portugal have been called “the worst such disaster in recent history.” Dozens of people burnt to death in their cars while [...]

Portugal Announces World’s First Nationwide Participatory Budgeting Project

By Cat Johnson, www.shareable.net -

By Cat Johnson for Shareable - Participatory budgeting is becoming increasingly popular, with more than 1,500 programs worldwide. The concept is simple: People submit ideas for what government [...]

Portugal 15 Years Of Drug Decriminalization

By Will Godfrey, theinfluence.org -

By Will Godfrey for The Influence. “Will decriminalization solve the drug scourge?” wonders a Washington Post column today. It’s a question being widely asked in the wake of a major report [...]

A Message Of Hope For The New Year

By Jack Balkwill for Dissident Voice. There have been many victories and we need to celebrate them. Among the victories was stopping the northern portion of the KXL pipeline, various new laws [...]

Portugal’s government ousted by anti-austerity alliance

By Staff, www.aljazeera.com -

By Staff of Aljazeera - Portugal's centre-right government has been forced to resign after an alliance of leftist politicians rejected its policy proposals, paving the way for a socialist-led [...]

Portuguese Elections: Shift To The Left – Crisis Of The Establishment

By Rui Barbosa and Arturo Rodríguez, www.marxist.com -

By Rui Barbosa and Arturo Rodríguez for In Defense Of Marxism - Portuguese politics have become very interesting in recent weeks. The parliamentary elections of October 4th saw a shift to the [...]

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