It is with great concern that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation faces the ongoing deepening of the militarization process of the European Union (EU). Militarism is, together with the curtailment of State sovereignty by supranational institutions dominated by the big powers and the promotion of neoliberal policies, who attack economic and social rights, one of the pillars of the EU — the creation of a future European army, despite the persisting contradictions, is an objective long pursued by the major European powers.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation held, on December 16th, in Lisbon, its Peace Assembly, which determined the action priorities and the CPPC bodies for the next two years. Ilda Figueiredo was re-elected as president of the National Leadership.
The peace forces have regarded with optimism Syria’s successes in facing the political crisis, the terrorist groups and the foreign aggressions. In January, the Congress of Syrian National Dialogue has offered important results and the national forces have accumulated victories against those paid by US imperialists and their allies. The failure of the imperialist campaign for the overthrow of the Syrian government and the success of efforts for a political and sovereign solution become evident.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), organized in Lisbon, the seminar “For an End of Nuclear Weapons”. The seminar had the participation of Jean-Paul Lainé, president of the World Federation of Scientific Workers, of Frederico Carvalho, physicist and member of CPPC’s Presidency and CPPC’s Chairperson Ilda Figueiredo. This seminar was held within the framework of CPPC’s campaign for Portugal’s signature to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, that also comprises a petition to the Portuguese Authorities.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) divulges Frederico Carvalho’s address to the seminar “For an End to Nuclear Weapons”, promoted within the framework of CPPC’s campaign for Portugal’s subscription to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
WAR AND PEACE: A NEW LOOK
With renewed alarm and repudiation, we again denounce US imperialism in its interference in the affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, reaffirmed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who suggested that the Government of President Nicolás Maduro could be overthrown by the Venezuelan Army.
Con renovada alarma y repudio, otra vez denunciamos al imperialismo estadounidense por su intromisión en los asuntos de la República Bolivariana de Venezuela, reafirmada por el secretario de Estado Rex Tillerson, quien sugirió que el gobierno del Presidente Nicolás Maduro podría ser derrocado por el ejército venezolano.
Com renovado alarme e repúdio, voltamos a denunciar o imperialismo estadunidense em sua ingerência nos assuntos da República Bolivariana da Venezuela, reafirmada pelo secretário de Estado Rex Tillerson, que sugeriu que o governo do presidente Nicolás Maduro poderia ser derrubado pelo exército venezuelano.
The Conference on U.S. Foreign Military Bases was held successfully on January 12-14, at Learning Commons Town Hall, University of Baltimore, USA. Attached are the resolutions of the conference.
The Israeli occupation of Palestine is ever more isolated, politically and diplomatically. It is clear that the US imperialism is nothing else but an ally of the racist, colonialist and criminal occupying power, which is Israel. It is up to the international movement of solidarity with the Palestinian people to strengthen the struggle for its liberation, driving the US away, once and for all, from the role of mediator. This is also the position defended by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO), in a statement released this Monday (15th of January).
By Socorro Gomes*