Raquel Varela is a labour historian, researcher and Professor at New University of Lisbon, and Honorary Fellow at the International Institute for Social History. She is also president of the International Association of Strikes and Social Conflicts and co-editor of its journal. She is the author of A People's History of the Portuguese Revolution (Pluto, 2018).
A concise people’s history of Europe spanning from the First World War to today
25th April 1974, a coup destroyed Portugal’s fascist government, people flooded the streets, placing carnations in the barrels of guns and demanding a ‘land for those who work in it’.Read full article