Point of No Return?

Burnham, James
February 1975
National Review;2/14/1975, Vol. 27 Issue 5, p156
This article presents information on some recent political developments in Portugal. It is informed that Alvaro Cunhal, leader of the Portuguese Communists, spent most of the past two decades in Prague. Cunhal's relations with the World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU) was particularly close. Last April, a contingent of WFTU operatives arrived in Portugal along with Cunhal to work with the conviction that the proletariat really was going to be the key to the revolution this time. A few weeks ago the communists made an attempt to abort the upcoming socialist thrust and assure communist domination of the entire trade union movement. As means thereto they proposed Unicidade: a single, unified labor confederation to control all Portuguese labor unions.


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