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Class Struggles of the Portuguese Revolution: A View Through Graphic Art
Date Sunday April 20
Time 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location Details
6501 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94609
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorGene Ruyle
Emailcuyleruyle [at]
Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
April 20, 2014 - 10:30 am to 12:30 pm

Class Struggles of the Portuguese Revolution: A View Through Graphic Art

On the 40th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution, Sharat G. Lin takes a look at the explosion of political activism and party formation triggered by overthrow of the dictatorship of Marcelo Caetano on April 25, 1974 by disaffected mid-level army officers. The nonviolent mutiny not only opened the way for free elections and ended Portuguese colonialism in Africa and Timor, but at its peak actually effected the nationalization, land reforms, collectivization, and worker takeovers of as much as 80 per cent of the productive capacity of the country. This period of epic upheaval and gradual undoing is viewed through the graphic art of the Processo Revolucionário Em Curso (PREC) or Ongoing Revolutionary Process.
Dr. Sharat G. Lin writes on global political economy, the Middle East, South Asia, labor migration, and public health. He is a contributing author to the book Studies in Inequality and Social Justice. He spent two months in Tahrir Square during 2009-2012, including during the initial uprising that overthrew President Mubarak. He is a research fellow at the San José Peace and Justice Center.

6501 Telegraph Avenue in Oakland
(between Alcatraz and 66th)

Seating is limited, so plan to come early. We start promptly.
FREE - but hat will be passed for donations to NPML

Sunday Morning at the Marxist Library
A weekly discussion series inspired by our respect for the work of Karl Marx and our belief that his work will remain as important for the class struggles of the future as they have been for the past.

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