ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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NEW DELHI- Clamour for Excise Relief

October 25, 1975 The SP is dearly opposed to this process. It has in its post-electoral phase moved sharply to the Right and Soares represents the hopes and aspirations of the ruling social-democratic parties of capitalist Europe. The PCP after flirting in a sectarian way with put- chism has changed course once again and has now a seat in the Sixth Government (a government of law and order) which is dominated by SP ministers while at the same time keeping a foot in the revolutionary camp. It vaccilates between class-struggle and class-collaborationist forties. The immediate next step is for revolutionaries to win over a bulk of the workers at the base of the SP and thus isolate the leadership. In other words what is needed is an audaeous struggle for a workers' united front, it is here that the sectarian course of the PCP during the summer period or rather the period of summer madnesses has been totally counter-productive. It has driven SP workers firmly behind Soares. However there is still time to reverse the process- Portugal today is a laboratory of socialist revolution. There are a whole number of groups to the left of the PCP. The most significant non-Maoist groups have formed a Revolutionary United Front which has mobilised hundreds of thousands of workers and soldiers throughout the country. It is these groups which will ensure that there is not a repetition of Chile in Portugal. The main groups in the RUF are the LCI (Internationalist Communist League

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