This blog entry is an experiment. Instead of the usual text there's a sound recording to listen to. Below the fold are a few relevant links on the topic. Enjoy and please leave feedback on the feasibility of this blogging mode.
A couple of posts detailing this crisis a bit further:
The Debt Obsession (October of 2011)
A Postcard from Portugal (April of 2012)
Relevant articles in the media on these extraordinary events:
Portugal's austerity measures: The tipping point | The Economist
Portugal at flashpoint as austerity lights fires in mild-mannered populace | The Guardian
Portugal finally stands up and marches | The Guardian
Photo Gallery: "Basta!, Acordia!" | Público
Credits - the background music is a composition entitle "George Trakl" by Klaus Schulze, worthy every cent.