45 YEARS AFTER THE CARNATION REVOLUTION – PORTUGAL AS A MODEL FOR NEW SOCIALISM?

On April 25, 1974 left-leaning troops move into Lisbon and take over all key strategic places in the country. Forty-eight years of dictatorship are over. The dream of socialism awakens. Today Portugal suffers under a dictatorship again – the dictatorship of capital, as countless graffiti on the walls attest. But Portugal has not fully forgotten the dream of freedom, equality and socialism.

CHAINING DOGS IS ILLEGAL IN PORTUGAL

It is against the Law in Portugal to keep Dogs chained permanently. Chaining dogs or keeping them in very small kennels all their life, as it is unfortunately still often seen in the rural areas of the Alentejo (and all over Portugal), is against Portugues...

ECOLOGICAL CONSCIOUSNESS IS REALLY NEEDED NOW

Ecological Consciousness by Pola Vida "We have not come here to beg world leaders to care. You have ignored us in the past, and you will ignore us again. We have run out of excuses, and we are running out of time. We have come here to let you know t...

PLATO REVISITED – THE ALLEGORY OF THE CAVE

Plato Revisited – The Allegory of the Cave A philosophical discourse by Filip Ji How wonderful to be sitting here, far away from all that narrow-minded and hectic hassle in the city. Fully enjoying the weak but pleasantly fresh sea breeze that e...

APRIL 30 – INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY

The International Jazz Day on April 30th each year was created by the UNESCO, and announced by the pianist and UNESCO goodwill Ambassador, Herbie Hancock and happened for the first time in 2012. The celebration aims to remember the importance of this music...

CONSCIOUSNESS _ WHAT IS THAT?

by Jonathan Eveleigh, Odemira Consciousness – What is that? Are you connected to all beings? Is there more or is that it?  Do we serve a purpose by living our lives the way we each do? Does love need a reason for being?  These are questions ...

HOW TO LIVE WITH RENEWABLE ENERGY

What is electricity and how can I create it, can be revolutionary thoughts. To be aware of how energy and power is all around in the nature is to bring ourselves into a flow of living energy that we can direct with awareness. Living intentionally with your own energy system can be about integrating personal power.
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USEFUL LINKS FOR NEW PARENTS

Giving birth in Portugal Associação Portuguesa pelos Direitos da Mulher na Gravidez e Parto : The association for the rights of women during pregnancy and birth. It promotes respectful and humanized birth options for women and provides useful informati...