a luta continua, phrase

Forms:
Also aluta continua.
Origin:
PortugueseShow more Portuguese, a the + luta struggle, fight + continua continues.
‘The struggle continues’, a political rallying-cry. Also elliptical aluta. Cf. die stryd duur voort.
Note:
Part of the international language of resistance, particularly in Portuguese-speaking countries.
1982 M. Mzamane Children of Soweto 116We’ve been shut indoors for far too long. To tell the truth, my own nerves have been on edge, too. But what the hell! Aluta!
1987 Pamphlet (Hindu Students Soc.)Harassment, Detentions and Bannings will not solve the problems of our country. The Struggle Continues! A luta continua.
1987 Pace July 11Some of our white brothers..have come to realise that their destiny is tied up with our destiny and their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom. Together we shall rise and Aluta Continua.
1989 S. Mabaso in City Press 19 Feb. 2‘Aluta continua’ — the struggle continues — were the first words uttered by 52-year-old black consciousness exponent Simon Nkosi when he was freed this week after 13 years in jail.
1991 K. Owen in Sunday Times 22 Sept. 29The [peace] accord has shifted the struggle from the military arena to the political, and to that extent it represents a normalisation of South African society. But a luta continua.
‘The struggle continues’, a political rallying-cry. Also ellipticalaluta.
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