Sunday, February 12, 2012

Portugal protest against IMF austerity program

350,000 people from across Portugal marched in Lisbon February 11th, chanting "IMF doesn't call the shots here!" & with placards reading, "The struggle continues", "No to exploitation, no to inequality, no to impoverishment", "Another policy is possible & necessary”. The CGTP union federation that organized the protest said it was a political message to the meeting next week in Lisbon of the European Union, the European Central Bank, & the IMF. The gang of three, known as the Troika, is best understood as a mobile wrecking operation that moves from one European country to the next on a mission to impose austerity programs on working people that will reverse decades of gains working people have fought historic battles to achieve. Rights, wages, pensions & standard of living will be savaged to maximize profits for banks & creditors, who will get billions in interest & commissions. Our solidarity & deep respect to the working people of Portugal who are standing up against the predations of the IMF.


  1. Where is the link?


  2. VZA, that is one link but it underestimates the number of protestors. Portuguese sources put the figure at between 300,000 and 350,000.

  3. dou you wabt know something realy sad... they all protest, but they didn't even vote to change anything. They don't care, they just don't want to work... I a portuguese girl and I live in Lisbon, and I want a change so I vote!!!