The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) alerts to the gravity of the situation in the Korean Peninsula, following the reinforcement of the US presence and the intensification of its military pressure against the Democratic Popular Republic of Korea (DPRK), and to the unpredictable and dramatic consequences of a military escalation in this region.
The first Regional meeting of the region of Europe will be held in Berlin on 29th and 30th April, hosted by the German Peace Council. The Meeting will be chaired by the Regional Coordinator Ilda Figuereido from Portugal and attended as well by the General Secretary of the WPC, Thanassis Pafilis and the Executive Secretary Iraklis Tsavdaridis.
The Organisations expected to participate are so far the following:
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marked April 17th, International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails, with the release of the statement bellow. In this occasion CPPC reiterates, once again, its solidarity towards the Palestinian people and its just cause, and salutes the sister organization Palestinian Committee for Peace and Solidarity.
(the image reads: "Freedom for the Palestinian Imprisoned by Israel / Criminal is occupation and not those who oppose it!)
Global Day of Action in solidarity with the people of Venezuela
Joining in the celebration of April 19th, the World Action Day in Solidarity with Venezuela, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people, and in particular our sister organization the Committee of International Solidarity from Venezuela (COSI).
In this occasion we divulge the position bellow cosigned by a number of Portuguese organizations in “Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan People”, that will be presented today in a public meeting to the Venezuelan Embassy in Portugal.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) strongly condemns the US bombing of Syria, today at dawn, denouncing its illegal character and totally contrary to international law. The direct US military aggression against this sovereign State, which follows six years of covert war, constitutes an intolerable escalation with consequences still difficult to foresee, given the high military tension that exists in this martyred country of the Middle East.
In the framework of activities against NATO leading up to NATO’s summit in Brussels the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation held a public seminar under the banner “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” on April 1st in Lisbon, when the 68 years of this political-military block were being marked.
The initiative, that denounced NATO’s nature and objectives and stressed the need for NATO’s dissolution, had the participation of several Portuguese and of the Forum against War from Italy and INTAL from Belgium, country where next NATO’s summit will take place.
In an interview to journalist Humberto Alencar, at [the Brazilian news website] Portal Vermelho, this Monday (9/4/2017), the President of the World Peace Council, Socorro Gomes, speaks of the recent US aggression against Syria, on the 7th of April, when the US attacked an air base South-East of Homs, with 59 Tomahawk missiles, under the pretext of “punishing” the Arab country for an alleged use of Sarin gas against civilians on the 4th of April.
The new issue of the Swiss Peace Movement's newspaper "Unsere Welt" is published. Attached you can find a copy.
PRESS RELEASE OF THE COMMITTEE AGANST WAR MILAN
The "Comitato Contro La Guerra Milano" (Committee Against the War Milan), adhered unreservedly to the World Council of Peace Declaration on the missile attack of the United States to Syria, calling the protest outside the US Consulate in Milan.