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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Lisbon Calling: #14N in Portugal — a short film

By Jerome Roos On November 29, 2012


After three years of crisis and taking the bitter pill of EU/IMF-imposed austerity without much resistance, the Portuguese have finally begun to rebel.

By Brandon Jourdan, Marianne Maeckelbergh and Luhuna Carvalho. Image above: a protester (some say police infiltrator) confronts riot police in Lisbon.

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.

Lisbon Calling: November 14th in Portugal from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.

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