40 Years After the 1974 Portuguese Revolution

Socialism 2014

June 26, 2014

40 years ago in Portugal, a military coup through down a 48 years long fascist dictatorship and opened the doors for a 19 months long popular revolution. What happened during those months? Why and how was the revolutionary process stopped? 40 years later, what is left of this process that profoundly changed the pilars of portuguese society? In times of crisis, does the Carnation Revolutuon's memory live on? And how is it appropriated by the people and the resistance against austerity - the dictatorship of the debt?

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