The World: The Brigades: Voices of Chaos

To some Lisbon radicals, even the Communist Party is a moderate force. Currently, the main cause of trouble in Portugal is the extreme left, which consists of eight small, zealous, fragmented parties and other organizations, each of which has its cohort of workers, soldiers and neighborhood committees. The groups range from the Portuguese Democratic Movement, which is generally regarded as a front for the Communists (the M.D.P. denies it) to the Maoist Movement for the Reorganization of the Proletariat, a noisy, university-based party, hundreds of whose members were jailed during the Communist-influenced...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!