Heir to the Peace movement, born in Portugal in the late 40s of the last century, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) created under the fascist dictatorship, was legally established 40 years ago, on April 24, 1976.
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, joins the Global Action Day in Solidarity with Venezuela, celebrated today, saluting the International Solidarity Committee of Venezuela and the other popular Venezuelan forces that defend the important progressive advances achieved in the Bolivarian Revolution namely the sovereignty and independence of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela confronted with foreign interference and aggression.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), coherent with its stand and continuous action of solidarity with the cause of the Palestinian people, joins the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian Political Prisoners in Israeli Jails, marked for April 17.
On April 2, 1976 the Constitution of the Portuguese Republic was adopted and promulgated establishing broad democratic rights - political, social, economic and cultural - achieved by the Portuguese people with the April Revolution, begun on April 25, 1974, pointing, namely, a course for the foreign relations of Portugal based on respect of sovereignty and national independence, a policy of peace, friendship and cooperation with all peoples of the world.
For the immediate withdrawal of USA's Executive Order
On February 27th of 1976, in the city of Bir Lehlu, free territory of Western Sahara, the POLISARIO Front, in representation of the Sahrawi people and respecting Resolution 1514 approved by the United Nations, proclaimed the constitution of a free State, independent and sovereign named Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, assumed the responsibility of recovering the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of its homeland,
militarily occupied the previous year by the Kingdom of Morocco.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) is promoting in Portugal a series of “Concerts for Peace”. The first Concert for Peace was held in Lisbon, on November 19th 2014, the second one was held in Oporto, on January 9th 2016 and the third one will take place on March 18th in the city of Vila Nova de Gaia.
Concerts for Peace involve diverse cultural and municipal entities and have the participation of hundreds of artists.
In the framework of the “Yes to Peace! No to NATO's military manoeuvres” campaign, promoted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation and more than 30 other Portuguese organizations, including CGTP-IN, women and youth organizations, initiatives are taking place in Portugal.
Solidarity with the peoples of the Middle East and Africa!
The drama and suffering of millions of children, women and men that run from war, death, hunger, disease and the most degrading living conditions, has causes and those responsible.
NATO has announced it will undertake large scale military manoeuvres in Spain, Italy and Portugal, from the beginning of October until the beginning of November 2015. These exercises will involve more than 36 000 personnel from the 28 member states of this political military bloc and from other “partner” countries and organizations.