Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation

CPPC

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http://www.cppc.pt/
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Portugal

End to the encroachment and aggression

For the respect of Syria's sovereignty and independence

For more than five years Syria and its people have faced a cruel aggression, resulting from foreign encroachment and the terror action of mercenary groups, financed, trained and armed by the US, France, the UK, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar among other countries. A war of aggression that caused hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded, millions of displaced and refugees, the destruction of a country, with all that means for the life of workers and the people in general.

Considering what a nuclear war would represent, global nuclear disarmament is a central issue in the defense of peace, for the survival of the human species and the maintenance of life on Earth as we know it today.

The presence of nuclear weapons in the arsenals of some countries is a threat upon each one of us, upon peoples, upon all living beings on the planet. Such a threat never existed until the advent of the military use of nuclear energy.

Given the authentic institutional coup against the Brazilian People, with the destitution of Dilma Rousseff, elected president with 54 million votes by Brazilian citizens, and driven from the Presidency by 61 votes by senators with no judicially valid justification, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) manifests its solidarity with Dilma Rousseff, the Brazilian people, with CEBRAPAZ and all the progressive Brazilian forces that continue to defend democracy, justice and social progress.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation carryed out toda September 1st an initiative in solidarity with the Venezuelan people. This initiative had the participation of the Venezuelan Ambassador in Portugal, General Lucas Rincón Romero, various other diplomats, representatives of various Portuguese organizations and other activists that stand in solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and with the inalienable right of the Venezuelan people to follow the path it chooses free from any foreign interference.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) considers the bilateral and definitive cease-fire that enters into force today (29th August) between the Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) to be of great importance. The accord follows the Final Accord for the End of the Conflict and the Construction of a Stable and Lasting Peace in Colombia, recently achieved in Havana, Cuba, aimed towards the end of more than half a century of armed conflict.

It is with deep sorrow and sadness that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) announces the death, at the age of 86, of Silas Cerqueira, a historical and relentless fighter of the Portuguese peace movement and leader and CPPC activist since its founding, on August 22.

On this sad occasion and certain that we are expressing the feelings of the activists of the peace movement in Portugal, the CPPC conveys to the family of Silas Cerqueira our heartfelt condolences and sympathies.

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