[act-ma] 7PM Thurs: Revolutionary Rehearsal: Portugal 1974-75
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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!
"Portugal 1974-75: Popular Power," Peter Robinson
from REVOLUTIONARY REHEARSALS, ed., Colin Barker
available to read online at google books
available for purchase at Haymarketbooks.org and also at this meeting.
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