With municipal elections just around the corner, we believe it’s the appropriate time to take a good look at the role that civil society could play in building and strengthening democracy in Portugal.
Front groups are not the only way in which corporate interests can be portrayed as coinciding with a greater public interest.
When a corporation wants to oppose environmental regulations, or support an environmentally damaging development, it may do so openly and in its own name. But it is far more effective to have a group of citizens or experts -- and preferably a coalition of such groups -- which can publicly promote the outcomes desired by the corporation while claiming to represent the public interest.
O motivo pelo qual muitos movimentos activistas não singram deve-se na maioria das vezes ao facto que alguns dos individuos envolvidos, não estão, nunca estiveram nem vão estar focados na causa a que dizem pertencer.
Muito se tem comentado sobre os surpreendentes, iníquos contractos para exploração de petróleo e gás em Portugal, nomeadamente no Algarve, realizados mais ou menos sigilosamente, menosprezando os impactos que sempre acarretam e os riscos de catástrofes ambientais que podem vitimar o país, nomeadamente o ambiente, a fauna e a flora e a população humana.
If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to pay for it, our future would be much more secure. O associativismo da pesca profissional está «perplexo» com a lei da ocupação do espaço marítimo. No Algarve, extensas áreas de mar serão concessionadas a privados para aquacultura. O sector promete bater o pé na reunião com a tutela, a 21 de setembro.
This past week, on Tuesday 3 January, saw our beaches in the south coast of the Algarve polluted by palm oil. It started with the appearance of a white foam substance at sea, which quickly found its way onto the beaches of Ria Formosa islands of Armona, Deserta and Fuzeta, and was later identified as being palm oil.
For the past few weeks, the Washington State Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council (EFSEC) has been holding hearings on the matter of a proposed oil-by-rail terminal that could be built in Vancouver, Washington.
Expansion of Arctic oil drilling after ratification of the Paris climate agreement is labeled a 'dangerous act of hypocrisy'
In an unprecedented move, Norway one of the countries used by Portugal as a fantastic example to justify opening our ocean to oil and gas exploration, has been taken to court by Greenpeace and Nature & Youth.
Every day of the week there is a market somewhere in the Algarve. Our markets range from traditional veg and fish markets to conventional flea markets where you can find on sale just anything under the sun. The offerings are varied and prices are fair, although at times you should bargain it down.
Os piratas contra a exploração de petróleo e gás aterraram numa praia em Aljezur no passado fim de semana. Aqui ficam as fotografias para recordação desta bela iniciativa da Paula Nunes e da cunhada dela, Filomena Carias, que é quem está na foto a segurar a Caravela.