Esquerda.net/English will start publishing today a translation of each of the three motions that shall be discussed in next weekend's national convention. Motion A had 830 subscribers, the first of which is Catarina Martins, the spokesperson for the Left Bloc.
The 10th Left Bloc's National Convention will take place on June 25th and 26th, in Lisbon, with the motto "More Power to Win". On the night of June 24th, there will be an internationalist session focused on activism and social movements.
In a vote proposed by the Left Bloc, the Portuguese Communist Party surprised us all when they changed their vote and joined the right, resulting in a failed attempt to ban the use of the carcinogenic herbicide in public areas. By Nelson Peralta.
Between 2009 and 2013, the poorest in society lost one in four of the euros they earned. They were the ones who suffered the most brutal cuts, with poverty and social exclusion figures falling low enough to match those at the beginning of the century. By Ricardo Moreira.
Finally, we’ve been allowed access to one of the most secretive negotiations between the European Union and the United States, about a new treaty for trade and finance (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - TTIP). By Francisco Louçã.
Temporary agencies’ profits simply come from the business of leasing people to others. We know what it’s about: acting as intermediaries for workers and keeping part of their salary. But is it legitimate? By José Soeiro.
At a stage where labour relations have changed to such an extent that private and public enterprises use temporary work agencies to hire permanent workers, this is an essential question to pose. By Isabel Pires.