Poverty Fuels Anger During
General Strike in Portugal
By Emilio Rappold
Portside.org via Monsters and Critics
PNov 24, 201 – Lisbon – Fatima, 82, barely has enough to eat herself, yet she has come to distribute bread buns to pickets in front of a Lisbon post office to express her support for Wednesday’s general strike in Portugal.
‘I fully back the strike, because we are hungry,’ she fumes.
‘Two of my three sons have no job,’ the petite woman complains. ‘When did we last see such a situation in Portugal?’