Author: mark-bergfeld

Mark Bergfeld is a socialist activist. He is the author of “Portugal: Crisis and Resistance” and appears frequently on national and international television to give insight on protest movements in the UK and Europe. His writings can be found at mdbergfeld.wordpress.com.

  • Portugal’s Left Bloc Confronts Austerity

    Interview with Francisco Louçã Francisco Louçã is an economics professor at Lisbon’s Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão. He is the author of numerous books and essays including “Ensaio para uma Revolução” (Rehearsal of a Revolution); “As Time Goes By – From the Industrial Revolution to the Information Revolution,” with Chris Freeman; Portugal Agrilhoado – A … Keep reading »

  • Alienation: An Introduction to Marx’s Theory

    Dan Swain is an activist and writer. He is currently working on a PhD in Marxism and Ethics at the University of Essex. His book Alienation: An Introduction to Marx’s Theory has been shortlisted for the Bread and Roses Award for Radical Publishing. Swain was interviewed by Mark Bergfeld, who is a socialist activist living … Keep reading »

  • Portugal: “I Prefer the Horses in My Lasagne to the Donkeys in the Government”

    On Saturday, 2 March 2013, “Que Se Lixe a Troika” (Fuck the Troika) demonstrations represented a qualitative as well as quantitative shift for the anti-austerity movement in Portugal. In more than 40 towns and cities across Portugal, 1.5 million people (800,000 in Lisbon) took to the streets against the government’s slavish submission to the dictates … Keep reading »

  • Crisis and Resistance in Portugal

    A day before the right wing coalition government in Portugal was to vote through its 2013 budget, the German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble met his Portuguese counterpart Vitor Gaspar and proclaimed, “Portugal is on the right path and is, for all of us in the Eurozone, a brilliant example that the approach we have been … Keep reading »