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Portugal’s forgotten revolution

The ‘carnation revolution’ saw soldiers, workers and communities join forces to overthrow fascism and challenge capitalist power. Peter Robinson traces events from April 1974

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An illustration showing a red carnation on the left, with the text '25 De Abril' above it. On the left is a tank with people holding guns on and around it

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Peter Robinson worked in Portugal in 1975-6 as an organiser for the British International Socialists. He is author of Portugal 1974-75: The Forgotten Dream (Socialist History Society, 1999) and editor of A People’s History of the Portugese Revolution (Pluto, 2019)

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