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The threat of new autoritarian goverments is real. We saw it with the elections in Brazil. Brazil chose to become a liberal (economy) and conservative (ideology) state. It happens because by the time the left was in the goverment there were corruption scandals that blinded all the social achievements made by the left for the people. I was born in Brazil. I see that the major concern of the people is about security and corruption, and the alt-right seizes this opportunity to impose privatizations ,less rights for workers using the conservatorism as a cover of verticality. They use the technique of the nazis , blame the left for all the bad that the world has. So how we can save our people of these mistakes? The only way is trough credibility. We need to remember history everyday. We need to show all the achievements that the left has made and still does for people’s lives and democracy. We need to show that the left of today is not the communism of the past. And we need young influencers to do this job. People are not very open to mainstream opinion makers anymore, they want the menssage from people they can relate with. This is why new movements grow so fast, because they are made with simple people. We need to start a battle using knowledge, history, our achievements and our proposals. And the new proposals must show why solidarity is good for economy, freedoom and happiness for all. And we can never forget about working people! Those people, the working class, are the most important at the moment. If we forget, then they will forget our legacy of fight for a better world .
In April 2016, it was clarified that only Portuguese had 69 billion euros in tax havens, with 36 billion euros in Switzerland. Officials of Gabriel Zucman, an economics professor at the University of California, who have estimated 8% of the world’s wealth in offshore centers. More: according to Zucman, 80% of the value was not declared or accounted for. Basically, according to the professor, this figure was substantially lost per year, in tax revenues, about 180 billion euros. In Europe alone, then, 71 billion were lost. We need to force the banks pay a generous amount of tax when they create of an offshore company and make sure that every transfer pay a little just contribution. What Do you think about it?
We are closer to the next technological revolution, in few years all aspects of our lives can be totally transformed. More than ever is necessary to strengthen our syndicates and workers’ rights as we go through this. Also to be aware of the dangers, identify and implement better practice and preparation of consequences of artificial intelligence will have in people’s jobs. I belive Artificial intelligence can be the better thing for humanity only if we can think and implement a new progressive, humanist and strongly social economy before.
These proposals are fundamental to make the difference in people’s lives and recovery dignity of people that lost a lot with 2007 crisis and the neo-liberal agenda. I am totally aligned with those views! Together for a EU More Fair, More Equal and More Fraternal!
In many developed countries we can check that people have Education as the most important force of progress and innovation. And they are right! But as we know fight to have more competencies and education is not always easy and it can be expensive. Not just because of the fees, but in many times people go to study very far from home. And it can difficult a lot the life of families with less budget. When I talk to people of Government of Portugal about reduce the fees to 0, a dream of a lot of families, we came with a conclusion that to do it happen it takes a very large rise of taxes. So we need to think Together! Rise our ambicions when the matter is education is very important for all Europe but can be for people that want to come live or make business here too. Lets take it as debate to make High and Common Education as one of the top priorities in the EU Budget. For more equality of opportunities.
FOR AN EUROPEAN HOLIDAY! – We should encourage debate throughout all Europe to encourage member states to declare national holidays on the day they joined the European Union. As we know EU was a strongly help to the development and progress of all member states, but something for a lot of people this is not so evident yet. We need to remember the cize and importance of this achivement and why not in a day of celebration?
We can not have some countries where public higher education is free and others where it is not. Let’s Fight for a COMMON and FREE public higher education in all European Union ! There is an idea of making a common European budget in the coming future with even a european finance minister. Well, lets get on this idea without forget education. What do you think of create a tax to big companies totally directed to higher education? It is a great investment ! Contributes here and pick up the many future best prepared employes of the world ! #EuropeTogether!