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Walls of Freedom: Lisbon Forgotten Images and the Outcry Today

April 24th, 2014
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News from Berlin. The Representation of the State of Lower Saxony and the Friedrich-Ebert-foundation invite you to the book launch and to join the subsequent dialogue: "Mauern der Freiheit: Lissabons vergessene Bilder und der Aufschrei heute" (Walls of Freedom: Lisbon’s forgotten images and the current outcry”) by Karl-Eckhard Carius and Viriato Soromenho-Marques, with a foreword by Mario Soares.

On the fortieth anniversary of the peaceful revolution, the state representative of Lower Saxony and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation will present the book “Mauern der Freiheit: Lissabons vergessene Bilder und der Aufschrei heute” (Walls of Freedom: Lisbon forgotten images and the outcry today), which also opens perspectives for the present and future, following the example of the Carnation Revolution and its established principles of solidarity.

"Mauern Der Freiheit" (Walls of Freedom) reflects the cultural and historical significance of political change in Portugal forty years ago, and compares these in the context of social disaffection, regarding policy failures and European identity crisis.

The authors in this volume argue for a political identity of European citizens, a Europe of justice and responsibility. They underline the importance of the efforts of all citizens in order to have freedom in Europe now and for the future.

Following the revolutionary and democratic awakening, the murals disappeared in Lisbon's cityscape, replaced by large billboards and new graffiti but the hope for a better and fairer world is not extinguished. Lisbon murals of the "Carnation Revolution" of 1974 reflect the power of the Portuguese people, which freed itself from dictatorship and found the road to democracy.

The event takes place at the Representation of Lower Saxony to the Federation, in the Ministergärten 10, 10117 Berlin on April 25th 2014 at 11 o'clock.

Registrations will be up to the April 24, 2014 requested at: veranstaltungen@landesvertretung-niedersachsen.de.

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