A great mass action demanding access to health care and defense of the National Health Service
This was a large mass action, demanding better conditions. People are here today, and in Oporto, and this morning in Coimbra, in great force, demanding access to health care. There are 1.6 million people without a family doctor: this is a problem of great dimension. The problem of retaining professionals in the National Health Service, valuing the National Health Service, ensuring that everyone has access to medical care – this is what we need a response to, not other matters with which we are merely wasting time, this is what demands solutions.
Dream on, so that, with great joy, you can transform the present we have into a better life, transform the dream into life.
On behalf of the leadership of the Party, I extend a warm, fraternal and heartfelt greeting to all of you, to all students and youth. It is a source of pride to be here and to know that the young communists are, each passing day, stronger, more connected to the youthful masses.
Seventh consecutive increase in interest rates worsens the situation of the People and the Country
The European Central Bank – ECB - announced yesterday a new increase in the reference interest rate by 25 basis points, setting it, for now, at 3.75%. It is the seventh increase since July 2022 and, according to the ECB itself, it will not stop here.
We are and will be the voice of the workers and people in the European Parliament
Participation in the meeting of leaders of the parties that make up the Confederal Group of the European Unified Left/Nordic Green Left - The Left in the European Parliament, which takes place today in Brussels, is yet another opportunity to value the role and contribution that the PCP makes, also in this space, to the struggle for another Europe of cooperation among sovereign States with equal rights, of social progress and peace, respecting labour and social rights, of the environment, which fights all discrimination, inequalities and injustices and fights an increasingly neoliberal, mili
Solidarity with Bolivarian Venezuela7 March 2023
Condemning the renewal of the Executive Order, decreed on March 8, 2015, by the US Administration, headed by Obama, which unacceptably named Venezuela as "an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States", the PCP reaffirms solidarity with Bolivarian Venezuela.
For peace! End the escalation of confrontation and war!23 February 2023
The escalation of the war in Ukraine, a war that has been going on for nine years and which urgently needs to end, is of great concern to all those who aspire to a world of peace. The arms escalation and the resulting continuation and intensification of the war entail growing and serious consequences and dangers for the Ukrainian and Russian peoples, for the peoples of Europe and the whole world.
On the announcement of a decoration to Zelensky16 February 2023
The announced award of the highest degree of the «Order of Freedom» by the President of the Republic to Zelenski can only be received with outrage by all those who know the value of the struggle for freedom that the Portuguese people waged over decades against the fascist regime. On the eve of the celebrations of the 50th.
«Only a great conviction about the justice of these demands is what makes all these people gather in this way»11 February 2023
I am here to express solidarity with the struggle of the teachers, just as I have been in other actions, just as several leaders of my Party have been in all districts of our country, and because the struggle of the teachers is just, their claims, indeed, as can be seen in this formidable mobilisation that is taking place. What matters are the just claims of the teachers, the valorisation of their career, the respect they deserve. This is what is at stake today. In fact, it is at stake very strongly, as witnessed here in the streets.
«A momentous day of struggle by those who work in Portugal»9 February 2023
We are witnessing a great day of workers' struggle, a day of outrage, protest and struggle. A very significant set of actions, strikes, stoppages, with expression on the streets, as you can see here, with all this determination, in a struggle that is amply justified. A struggle for wages, a struggle against the rising cost of living. A struggle for price regulation, against precariousness. In the end, a struggle for the rights of those who produce our country's wealth. The people who are here deserve a better life, a decent life which is something they don't have.
PCP expresses solidarity with the Syrian and Turkish people7 February 2023
Upon learning of the tragic consequences of the earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey, the Portuguese Communist Party conveyed, through the parties with which it has relations, the most heartfelt condolences and deep solidarity of the Portuguese communists to the Syrian and Turkish people. The PCP expressed hope that the response to the immediate needs of the affected populations could be assured, including through the urgent mobilisation of international aid, and that the terrible consequences of this catastrophe would be overcome as quickly as possible.
PCP starts campaign «More strength to the workers»1 February 2023
With more than fifty initiatives, the PCP starts tomorrow, February 2, the action “More strength to the workers”, which will be carried out with the workers in companies and workplaces all over the country, until the end of May. An initiative, involving contact actions, propaganda, distribution of documents, meetings, testimonials, which aims to denounce the problems faced by the workers and which seeks to affirm the importance of work and workers, promoting the valorisation of their wages, working times, employment relationships, rights and working conditions.
«Amílcar Cabral was assassinated but his generous ideals did not die»19 January 2023
Tomorrow will mark 50 years since, on January 20, 1973, Amílcar Cabral, founder and Secretary General of the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), was assassinated in Conakry – capital of the Republic of Guinea and rear-guard for the popular struggle of the peoples of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde for their independence. Murdered by agents in the pay of the Portuguese fascist and colonialist regime.
The European Parliament instigates confrontation and war - the peoples want peace and cooperation19 January 2023
The European Parliament's resolution regarding the creation of a so-called «special tribunal for the crime of aggression against Ukraine», which is conceived to meet the interests of the USA, NATO and the European Union, is one more maneouvre that seeks to carry even further the policy of confrontation and war.
The PCP condemns the acts of a putschist nature against democracy in Brazil9 January 2023
The PCP vehemently condemns the acts of a putschist nature against democracy in Brazil, carried out against the institutions of federal power in Brasilia. The PCP calls for a full establishment of the facts by the Brazilian authorities and for the conviction and punishment of those who were responsible for instigating, promoting and directly taking part in these reactionary and putschist acts.