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

by Global Uprisings on November 29, 2012

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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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Alexandre Fernandes November 29, 2012 at 20:02

Just a heads up for you guys over at roarmag: some of us think that guy with the balaclava may in fact be an undercover cop, an “infiltrado”, as we call them here. So the photo you included in the article is probably just full of cops, and no protestors, which I guess was not what you intended! But nonetheless, we are indeed waking up, especially those who were intentionally ignoring the situation, and things may take a U turn in the next months. Pay attention to us.

Greetings from occupied lisbon

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Jerome Roos November 29, 2012 at 20:07

Thanks for the heads up, it does look like it could be a cop actually. I just liked the aesthetics of the image, that’s all. I included your concern in the byline.

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Louis November 29, 2012 at 21:10

Nice work. This video is the best coverage I have seen.

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