The hunger strike of the Palestinian political prisoners approaches its first month and should continue mobilizing international support and action. The struggle of the Palestinians incarcerated by Israel – today, over 6,300 men, women and children – is urgent and essential in the Palestinian cause for the end of the Israeli occupation and for national liberation, and all those advocates of justice and peace must join it.
By Socorro Gomes*

“Un mundo de paz es posible”
Guantánamo, 4, 5 y 6 de mayo de 2017
El Quinto Seminario Internacional de Paz y por la Abolición de las Bases Militares Extranjeras se realizó nuevamente en Guantánamo, la más oriental provincia cubana y primera trinchera antiimperialista de América por tener una parte de su territorio ilegalmente ocupado por una base militar extranjera en contra de la voluntad de su pueblo.

“A World of Peace is Possible”
Guantánamo, May 4, 5, 6, 2017
The Fifth International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases was held again in Guantánamo, the easternmost Cuban province and first anti-imperialist trench of America because part of its territory is illegally occupied by a foreign military base against the will of its people.

É com extrema preocupação que acompanhamos as notícias de que o Brasil, o Peru e a Colômbia incluirão tropas dos Estados Unidos num exercício militar conjunto na tríplice fronteira amazônica, em novembro deste ano. É sintomático que o convite para a participação estadunidense tenha partido do Brasil, segundo a mídia nacional, onde a população vive o pós-golpe de Estado sob a ameaça das políticas reacionárias e servis ao império promovidas por um governo ilegítimo.

Con gran preocupación, seguimos las noticias según las cuales Brasil, Perú y Colombia incluirán tropas estadounidenses en un ejercicio militar conjunto en la región fronteriza amazónica, en noviembre. Es sintomático que esta invitación a la participación de Estados Unidos fuera hecha por Brasil, según los medios de comunicación nacionales, donde la población vive en post-golpe de estado, bajo políticas reaccionarias subordinadas al imperio y promovidas por un gobierno ilegítimo.

With great concern, we follow the news according which Brazil, Peru and Colombia will include US troops in a joint military exercise in the Amazon border region, in November. It is symptomatic that this invitation for US participation was made by Brazil, according to the domestic media, where the population lives in post-coup d'etat, under reactionary policies subservient to the empire and promoted by an illegitimate government.

The WPC is expressing its serious concerns about the accelerating offensive of the Israeli occupation regime in Palestine, with the continuation of the settlements in the West Bank, the arrests and harassments of Palestinians, even of children and the rhetoric and efforts for the judaization of Israel, along with the impasse of the negotiations for a solution in the Palestinian problem because of the Israeli side, which is receiving full backing from the USA and the EU.

Peace and Neutrality Alliance (PANA) of Ireland has published a booklet on the “Battle Groups” of the European Union. Attached you can find it; and the respective link to their website is: http://www.pana.ie/download/Battlegroups-Booklet.pdf

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