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Eurovision Song Contest

Issue No. 2251

Socialist Worker doesn’t usually recommend you watch this festival of cheesy Europop.

But this year may be one to change a lifetime of viewing habits with Portugal’s entry, “The Struggle is Joy” by Homens da Luta.

The two brothers at the heart of the band are children of the Portuguese revolution of 1974–5, and use its imagery and ideas in their work.

The song has become an anthem for those fighting against the austerity measures being imposed on workers.

Their presence could transform the final on Saturday if they get there—they are in Tuesday’s first semi-final.

Give them your vote to celebrate the resistance to the attacks we face across Europe.

Eurovision Song Contest
Saturday 14 May
BBC One


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Tue 10 May 2011, 18:13 BST
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