Letters to the director’s opinion

100 years of PCP

The PCP is 100 years old. From this long life, many will ignore the present to the detriment of the past, others will emphasize disagreements more than there is a great unity that has always prevailed, and others will purposely remain silent so that such a name is not spoken because only its name frightens them and fears the loss of the benefits he receives from exploiting people. At this moment the most important thing is to congratulate a party that has been on the side of true democracy, true freedom for a hundred years. This is the democracy of those who over the centuries had neither a voice nor the freedom of choice on their own. deeper interests: the right to work and the right to choose freely about your life. For a hundred years it remained firm in the defense of these principles, bound up with the workers and the people, and that was the only reason it was possible to withstand all the attacks of the bourgeoisie in their various roles: Salazar dictatorship and bourgeois democracy.

Mário Pires Miguel, Reboleira

Centenary

The PCP celebrates 100 years of life. The memory of José Gregório, Bento Gonçalves, Álvaro Cunhal, Georgete Ferreira, Carolina Loff, Sofia Ferreira and so many other selfless Marxist-Leninists does not invalidate the evocation of Zita Seabra and Barros Moura, who were expelled from the party. After all, they also contributed to their struggle for the size of the proletarian party. The PCP cannot be proud of its low electoral strength, 46 years after April 25, but it does fly the flag of an enviable legacy. It should be recalled that the PCP received 18% in the 1983 parliamentary elections, which corresponds to 1,031,609 votes. “See you tomorrow, comrades.”

Ademar Costa, Póvoa de Varzim

Did you ask about a church?

I was amazed to read that legislative changes will allow the creation of around 600 new parishes, an increase of around 20% over the current number. I see it announced that in terms of population, at least 900 people are needed, 300 inland if the country’s global average is above 3000. Indeed, after the rationalization of the Troika times, it seems to have been confirmed that serious reforms are only carried out here under strict guidance and that at the first opportunity the old reflexes return, more tenacious than an “always on foot” doll who, no matter what it does, it always returns to its starting position. With a population that is not growing and the need to be physically present in public institutions for ever more interactions, it seems to me that one should think and move forward at the local level rather than withdrawing to parishes.

Carlos JF Sampaio, Esposende

Editorial “Telework Bourgeoisie”

I am writing about the March 1st editorial “Teleworking Bourgeoisie”. After nearly 10 years of debt crisis, the tax burden remains the highest despite the official discourse on reversing austerity (just check the OECD indicators). Those who worked in the private sector felt the least relieved. These are the ones who are indignant about the dual benefits between government and private workers. These are the ones who are outraged when the state nationalizes the losses of multiple companies too big to fail. These are also the ones who feed the new parties of the extreme right, which promise less taxes and less state. Since we have not resolved the problem of the debt crisis, we now have two problems with the pandemic. If we had reduced debt to 60% of GDP, it would be much easier to help those who are now disabled. Overworking this poor middle class can have unexpected social and political consequences.

António Pacheco, Maia

Energy and justice

Our country has always been dependent on energy and imported fossil fuels of various origins, which forced the construction of industrial infrastructures that could supply the housing and business market with energy at all costs associated with its production and distribution.

The new times we live in to rethink our way of life, when there is an urgent need to introduce new habits to try to reverse the effects of the rampant energy use that is affecting the deterioration of the environment and where the die most green energy development processes are not very transparent.

Shrouded in controversy, building a hydrogen power plant might be a solution that some are pointing out to replace coal-fired power plants and fossil fuel burning, but given the public suspicions responsible for favoritism and corruption, it does possible that this is another case clogging the dishes.

Américo Lourenço, Sinus

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