«Mike Pompeo and Benjamin Netanyahu are not welcome to Portugal» was, more than the motto, the outcry that emerged from the public action carried out at the end of the afternoon, December 6, at Largo Camões, noble space of Lisbon, already well known for the initiatives in defence of peace that regularly take place there.
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation
Mike Pompeo and Netanyahu are not welcome to Portugal!
December 6, 18h00, Largo Camões – Lisbon
It was announced that Mike Pompeo, US Secretary of State was coming to Portugal. Afterwards the presence of the Israeli prime-minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, that will hold meetings with Pompeo and Portuguese authorities, was also confirmed.
Today, November 29, marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, established by the United Nations, in view of the adoption by its General Assembly of Resolution 181 of 1947, which called for the division of Palestine into two States, a Jewish and an Arab - respectively, with 55% and 44% of the territory - and the continuity of Jerusalem and Bethlehem under international control.
«Yes to peace! No to NATO! ”Is once again the motto that unites several Portuguese organizations that demand the defence of peace and the rights of peoples and demand compliance with the principles embodied in the United Nations Charter and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic. They therefore contest the holding of the NATO summit in London (3-4 December) and reaffirm the demand for the dissolution of this aggressive military-political bloc, responsible for most of the world's military spending, for the dissemination of military bases and installations.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) promoted on 16 November at the premises of the Professional School Bento de Jesus Caraça, in Lisbon, a conference "New Chalenges for Peace in Latin America.
Presided by Ilda Figueiredo and Luís Carapinha, from CPPC, and the ambassadors of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Republic of Cuba, Lucas Rincón Romero and Mercedes Martínez.
Representatives of the Colombians for Peace (Portugal), the Chileans in Portugal and the PT Brazil Lisbon chapter also spoke.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) strongly rejects the consummation of the coup d'état in Bolivia against President Evo Morales, his government, the democratic constitutionality and the Bolivian people.
As the CPPC has previously pointed out, this is yet another step towards the execution of the destabilization agenda commanded from Washington against the peoples and countries that in Latin America and the Caribbean have been leading processes of affirmation of sovereignty, social progress and cooperation
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) welcomes the vote in the United Nations General Assembly, which once again on November 7 overwhelmingly condemned the economic, commercial and financial blockade by the United States against Cuba and demanded its lifting. This is the 28th. consecutive time that this UN body has spoken on this matter, and always in a resounding way.
The CPPC repudiates and strongly condemns Turkey's new aggression against Syria under the pretext of creating a so-called “security buffer zone” and “fighting ISIS”.
This is a new aggression with US complicity which, it should be stressed, continues to occupy Syrian territories illegally and militarily and NATO complacency, in the words of the Secretary General of this political-military bloc.
Since 2013, 26 September has been, by decision of the UN General Assembly, the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.
Reputable scientists warn that the explosion of only one percent of today's deployed nuclear weapons in the world would amount to about 4000 times the energy released by the US atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.
On 21 September, International Day of Peace, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) calls for commitment and mobilization in defense of the principles embodied in the United Nations Charter and the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic, such as sovereignty and the rights of peoples, the sovereign equality of states, the peaceful and negotiated settlement of international conflicts, the non-use of force or the threat of the use of force in international relations, the general simultaneous and controlled disarmament.