[act-ma] 7PM Thurs: Revolutionary Rehearsal: Portugal 1974-75

tom arabia tom_arabia at yahoo.com
Sat Mar 7 18:17:39 PST 2009

Revolutionary Rehearsal: Portugal 1974-75what revolution looks like and how to make it happen

Date: Thursday, March 12, 2009 
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Location: Haymarket People's Fund 
Street: 42 Seaverns Avenue 
City/Town: Jamaica Plain, MA 
: View Map Phone: 617-970-2701 
Email: isoboston at yahoo.com 
In 1974-75 in Portugal, the working class overthrew fascism, broke down the military, took factories and whole towns from the hands of their bosses and political oppressors, and radically transformed society in the interest of ordinary people.  Workers nearly took over the whole country and government in a revolution from below, but were betrayed and beat back in a counter-revolution. 

Nonetheless, from the role of liberation movements against war and soldiers' rebellion, to the role of competing classes, politics and organization in the movement, to the very process of the development of mass revolutionary consciousness and action, this explosion of working class self-empowerment has left us a vast wealth of inspiration and lessons for our work in transforming society today.

Come to discuss what a revolution in our lifetime (or our parents' lifetime) did look like--and could look like again!  Spread the word!

***Suggested reading*** 

"Portugal 1974-75: Popular Power," Peter Robinson

available to read online at google books

available for purchase at Haymarketbooks.org and also at this meeting.

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