20 | 09 | 2019

At the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation recalls the brutal consequences of what was the most violent and bloody military conflict in history, triggered by Nazi Germany, fascist Italy and militaristic Japan, responsible for the loss of more than 50 million lives and tens of millions of injured.

Nazi-fascism was responsible for numerous crimes, such as the mass extermination of populations and prisoners in concentration camps, the imposition of forced labour, the systematic destruction of economic and social infrastructure and cultural heritage.

The European Union cannot be reformed in the interests of the workers and peoples of Europe, insisted an international panel of speakers at the huge 'Avante!' festival near Lisbon, Portugal, at the weekend.

Neoklis Sylikiotis of Progressive Party of the Working People of Cyprus (AKEL) told the open-air meeting on Saturday evening that the EU had produced a Europe in which 16 million workers were unemployed - more than 7 per cent in the euro area - and 110m people lived in poverty, while the EU Commission-European Central Bank-IMF 'Troika' had imposed sweeping austerity and privatisation measures in order to bail out the banks.

PAME denounces of the Portuguese Government’s imposition of civil requisition of drivers in Portuguese road transport, as well as the use of police and armed forces as a strike breaking mechanism.

Portugal’s truck drivers are on strike demanding the signing of a new Collective Agreement and substantial increases to the basic wage that currently stands at €630. Supporting employers directly, the Portuguese Government has imposed a civil requisition to attack the strike and workers’ rightful demands.

Seventy-four years after the US nuclear bombings upon the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — on August 6th and 9th of 1945 —, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms the need and urgency to end this type of weapon.

The dimension of the crime of dropping the atomic bombs upon the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is, firstly, expressed in the number of victims and the brutality of its effects: more than 100 thousand dead in the moment of explosion and many more until the end of 1945, following wounds; among the survivors and their descendants, the incidence of malformations and oncological diseases skyrocketed, due to radiation — a reality still felt today, more than 70 years after the events.

The electoral alliance Unitary Democratic Coalition backed by the Portuguese CP will to try to keep its three seats in the EU Parliament.

On January 17th, hundreds of people attended the public meeting organized at the Capitólio theatre in Lisbon by the electoral alliance Unitary Democratic Coalition (CDU), backed by the Portuguese Communist Party.

The Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party, having met on December 10 2018, debated aspects of the international situation, assessed the evolution of the national situation, the development of the struggle of workers and people, defined lines of political initiative, lines of work for the coming political battles, adopted a resolution on the 45th. anniversary of the April Revolution, assessed the progress of measures to strengthen the organisation and intervention of the Party.

PCP PortugalThe Central Committee of the PCP, having met on October 28th 2018, debated aspects of the international situation and the European Union, assessed the domestic political, economic and social situation, as well as the development of the mass struggle, and defined lines of work and guidelines for activity and to strengthen the Party.

The Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) organized the 46th edition of the Avante Festival in Seixal municipality as every year in the first weekend of September. In the mass meeting organized at the last day of the festival, General-Secretary of the PCP, Jerónimo de Sousa made a speech, highlighting that the world is getting more dangerous, more unstable and more unsafe due to the exploiting, repressive, predator and aggressive nature of capitalism.

PCP continues its struggle against the right-wing policies of the government and the EU.

Convened on June 29 and 30, the Central Committee of the Portuguese Communist Party (PCP) discussed aspects of the international situation and in the European Union, examined the national political, economic and social situation and developments in the mass struggle, and outlined the guidelines for activity and to strengthen the Party.

PAME, which represents the class trade union movement of Greece, member of the World Federation of Trade Unions, expresses its solidarity with the Portuguese Post Office Workers’ Strike on February 23.

Against the antiworkers’ policies the workers have the weapon of class struggle and solidarity

We stand by your side in struggle and wish best of success to your strike

The Union of Workers in Telecom and IT (SETIP) of Athens, Greece, a member of PAME and WFTU, expresses its solidarity to the colleagues of the Portuguese Telecom company PT MEO who are going on a two-day strike on the 25th and 26th of February. Colleagues working in call centers, back offices and shops are protesting against them being hired through outsourcing companies (like Manpower) and against low wages.

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