|Preceded by||Left Revolutionary Front|
|International affiliation||International Workers League – Fourth International|
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The Socialist Alternative Movement (Portuguese: Movimento Alternativa Socialista, MAS), formerly known as the Left Revolutionary Front (Portuguese: Frente da Esquerda Revolucionária, Ruptura/FER) is a Trotskyist organization in Portugal. It was the Portuguese section of the International Workers' League (Fourth International) until they split in 2017. It ran on a joint list with the Madeira-based Labour Party in the 2015 parliamentary elections.
The party says in its constitution that "the fight against capitalist exploitation and all forms of oppression of human beings by a socialist democratic regime, for workers' power, to ensure the transition to Socialism and Communism. We understand by Socialism a society in which power is exercised democratically by the workers and Communism a society without classes and without the state. This implies the rejection of the "experiences" of capitalism management spearheaded by the social democrats (PS governments) or of totalitarian regimes dominated by a single Stalinist party.
The party was renamed to MAS and registered as a party in August 2013 (a first attempt at registration in March 2013 was rejected, since its statute violated the assumptions required by the Constitutional Court).
- Lisi 2013, p. 36.
- Administrador. "Declaração conjunta de MAIS (Brasil) e MAS (Portugal)". MAS (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-12-13.
- Lisi, Marco (March 2013). "Rediscovering civil society? Renewal and continuity in the Portuguese radical left". South European Society and Politics. 18 (1): 21–39. doi:10.1080/13608746.2012.757450.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
- Frente da Esquerda Revolucionária (Ruptura/FER) (Portuguese)
- International Workers' League (Fourth International)
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