The Philippine Peace and Solidarity Council (PPSC) held a rally today, April 28, 2014, to protest Barack Obama’s 2-day state visit to the Philippines which starts today. The rally was held at the Ninoy Aquino Park along Quezon Avenue in Quezon City, Metro Manila, near President Noynoy Aquino’s family residence.
Statement of the regional meeting of the Middle East of WPC
Istanbul - October 14-15, 2014
The peace organizations of the World Peace Council from the Middle East held successfully their regional meeting on October 14-15, 2014 in Istanbul. The meeting was hosted by the Peace Association of Turkey, member of the WPC
No Pasaran to imperialist aggression and war!
5th Trilateral Meeting; 11-12 October 2014, Izmir
Cyprus Peace Council - Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace - Peace Association of Turkey - World Peace Council
We are consternated by watching yet another escalation in the imperialist aggression against the Middle East. Besides all the confabulations with autocracies such as the Saudi Arabia and Qatar, the USA have a “sacred” alliance with the Zionism institutionalized in Israel and, especially in the last years, with Turkey. The aim is to destabilize governments contrary to their agenda or to intensify the pillaging of countries such as Iraq, left vulnerable due to the devastating wars and looting promoted by the US’ imperialism with their European allies.
The delegation of peace movements of the WPC from Greece, Cyprus and Turkey arrived on Friday 8 August in Ramallah, Palestine after facing many difficulties and delays, closed checkpoints to the West Bank, military roadblocks and barricades set up by the Israeli army (with corresponding checks) but also with many changeovers of transport means, resulting in the trip from Amman, Jordan to Ramallah lasting 11 hours instead of two! All this is a manifestation of the special circumstances confronted by the Palestinians in a period when the Israeli war machine, as an occupation force, shells and slaughters civilians and children in the Gaza Strip, while at the same time having arrested 2000 Palestinians on the West Bank, making incursions into their homes day and night.