Lisbon Calling: November 14th in Portugal


By Brandon Jourdan, Luhuna Carvalho, and Marianne Maeckelbergh
On November 14th 2012, thousands of people took to the streets of Portugal as part of a European wide general strike. Until recently, the International Monetary Fund held Portugal as an ideal example of the effectiveness of austerity policies, but today, its economy is heading in the same direction as Greece and Spain. This short documentary details the week of the November 14th strike in Lisbon and the events surrounding it.

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Lisbon, Portugal: November 14, 2012 General Strike


By Brandon Jourdan

This is a rush edit of some selects from the general strike in Portugal. A more detailed report of the strike and of the situation in Portugal will be online soon at http://www.globaluprisings.org.

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