50 years of the fascist military coup in Chile - A crime that cannot be forgotten
On September 11, 1973, exactly 50 years ago, a military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, overthrew President Salvador Allende and his Government of Popular Unity, took power by force and imposed a brutal fascist dictatorship on the Chilean people. A heinous act that communists, and certainly other democrats, have the responsibility and duty to mark. Not letting fall into oblivion the brutal wave of violence that characterised the coup and horrified the Chilean people and the world.
Rally of the 47th. Avante Festival!
From here I salute the thousands who built, promoted and those who ensure the functioning of this great Festival, I salute the youth and JCP who make this remarkable collective construction, and rightly so, their Festival. I salute all the visitors, those who are always there, those who have returned and those who are here for the first time. Here you are at home and know that tomorrow we will be by your side, in different expressions of life, in the difficulties, in the dream, in the joy, in the fair struggles that we will carry out.
Yes to Peace! For a world free of nuclear weapons!
August 6, 1945 is a date that progressive and peace-loving forces around the world signal, so that the memory of the monstrous crime, which was the launching of the first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima ( and three days later on Nagasaki), is not forgotten and learn from that tragedy, which caused thousands of deaths and suffering that lasts until today, lessons for the fight against militarism and war and for nuclear disarmament.
Presentation of the book “TAP Dossier: Resisting privatisations”
The book that we present here today is, and as its name implies, PCP’s contribution not only for resisting the privatisation of TAP, but also a clear denunciation of the tragedy of privatisations in Portugal. A tragedy sustained for years and years by a brutal ideological campaign aimed at public companies, seeking to convince the workers and the Portuguese people that what was theirs, built with their effort and work, should be delivered into the hands of capital.
On the situation of the forest and fires28 July 2022
A long period of drought, with a significant part of the country in a situation of severe or extreme drought, associated with a concentrated period of high temperatures, are the first reason for, in the period of just over a week, the country to go from a quite small burned area to one that is already larger, even double, than the entire burned area in 2020. And we still have a lot of summer ahead of us.
Galp's profits illustrate who is gaining from the speculative increase in fuel prices26 July 2022
Galp's profits in the first half of the year have created a well-deserved outrage. That's 420 million euros in a single semester, an impressive figure, an increase of 153% compared to the already formidable figures of the first half of 2021. The figure would be more impressive if the Media had chosen to highlight the quantification of these profits according to international financial reporting standards (IFRS), because the amounts increase to 713 million euros in profits, 207% more than in the same period in 2021.
For a public network of daycare centres that ensures free access to all children22 July 2022
Alongside the defense of free day care for all children, the PCP has defended the creation of a public day care network. An indispensable solution for ensuring the right to access daycare and that the PS and the Government have rejected, and to which the most recent announcement does not respond.
Interest rate hike announced by ECB harms the people and the country21 July 2022
The ECB's announcement of an increase in reference rates by 50 points represents a political choice centered on the interests of large economic groups and which rejects the fundamental choices to address the rising cost of living, the devaluation of wages and the boosting of economic activity.
«If we want to preserve the National Health Service we have to fight for it»18 July 2022
The National Health Service, one of the main achievements of the April Revolution, is the main instrument for achieving an essential right of any human being – the right to access adequate healthcare, the right to a healthy life.
«It is not possible to talk about children's rights without talking about wages, working time and the stability of parents' employment»16 July 2022
I want, first of all, to welcome all the participants in this gathering promoted by the PCP under the motto "Children and Parents with rights" taking place in a well-chosen space to which Matosinhos gave the name of Álvaro Cunhal, this remarkable personality of our contemporary history and with a fine sensibility to everything referring to and involving the world of children and their well-being, well expressed in his words: "Love for children, the struggle to assure them all they need in the present and to secure their future, is an inalienable part of the progr
Food production, agriculture and food sovereignty – a national goal15 July 2022
First and foremost, I would like to welcome your important presence in this Hearing promoted by the Parliamentary Group of the PCP and thank you for your contributions, coming from the deep knowledge of those who persevere in tilling the land and feeding the cattle, come rain or shine. Contributions that will be particularly useful for our work and intervention.
End the blockade! Solidarity with Cuba14 July 2022
The PCP is here today in Rossio [Lisbon], in solidarity with the Cuban people, to affirm the sovereign right that the Cuban people have to decide on their model of development and social progress. We are here because we want to add the voice of the PCP to the voices of all those who express concern and condemn the manoeuvres that US imperialism and other great imperialist powers are conducting against Cuba, namely the illegal and criminal blockade that denies the right of that people to development.
PCP’s solidarity to the victims of the fires14 July 2022
In view of the fires that in recent days have devastated important areas from north to south of the country, and which have already destroyed thousands of hectares of forests and undergrowth, affected dozens of homes, caused considerable damage to farms, annual crops and permanent crops, affecting incomes for a long time, as well as companies and public infrastructure, and apart from a more elaborate later position, the PCP expresses most heartfelt solidarity with all the victims of these tragic events and deep appreciation for all the agents involved in the combat, from the outset to those
«The special increase of 10 euros does not restore the erosion of the purchasing power of the retired people and pensioners»13 July 2022
Fraternal greetings to all those present at this meeting of retired people and pensioners, to the comrades who participate in their unitary structures who are here and to all those who saw fit to contribute to the various problems everyone faces, such as the increase in the cost of living, the low pensions and their erosion, the fight for better public services and in defence of the NHS, among others.