We are meeting once again at Kathmandu, Nepal on the eve of WPC’s Assembly to be held at Brazil on 17-20 of November under the theme of “STRENGTHEN THE PEOPLES’ SOLIDARITY IN THE STRUGGLE FOR PEACE AGAINST IMPERIALISM”
It is with deep sorrow and sadness that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) announces the death, at the age of 86, of Silas Cerqueira, a historical and relentless fighter of the Portuguese peace movement and leader and CPPC activist since its founding, on August 22.
On this sad occasion and certain that we are expressing the feelings of the activists of the peace movement in Portugal, the CPPC conveys to the family of Silas Cerqueira our heartfelt condolences and sympathies.
Recently the US Peace Council delegation visited Syria. They spent six intense days in Syria at the end of July 2016. During this time they met with President Bashar Al Assad, the Grand Mufti Hassoun, many opposition leaders and dissidents, parliamentary speakers and members, Syrian NGOs, education ministers, university directors, health sector officials, lawyers, Chamber of Commerce and many more.
Below you will find two links about the visit of the USPC delegation to Syria
Commemorating the 90th birthday of the Cuban Revolution's historical Leader, Fidel Castro, is celebrating generosity, solidarity, internationalism, bravery and dignity. Fidel is the greatest world leader of our time.
By Socorro Gomes*
Fidel Castro is a political leader who added to the strategies of the Cuban state principles of solidarity with and between all peoples in the world. Cuba’s foreign policy is based on principles that strengthen peace, cooperation and friendship, putting the people and their most essential needs, humane and fair needs, as priorities.
The Greek Committtee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) organized massive commemorative event on 9th August on the Athens “Acropolis” where the crimes of imperialism were denounced and the need for the struggle today against imperialist wars and aggressions was underlined.
Hundreds of peace loving people gathered and commemorated the US bombing of the martyr cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago.
Seventy-one years ago, the world watched, horrified, to the inauguration of the use of nuclear weapons by the United States, at the end of World War II. Seven decades ago, what was unimaginable hit humankind with a frontal blow and marked our history with a stain of terror that can never be erased, on the 6th and 9th of August, 1945.
By Socorro Gomes
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation promoted in Portugal the “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” that was co-signed by 25 other Portuguese organizations.
World Peace Council Regional Meeting for the Americas and the Caribbean
Toronto, Canada, July 18 and 19, 2016
We would like to draw your attention to the recent provocative deportation of comrade Moara Crivelente, member of the CEBRAPAZ, by the Israeli border authorities on her way to visit the Palestinian Territories. Moara Crivelente was denied entry to Israel and thus to the occupied lands of Palestine and after hours of interrogation and temporary detention she was banned for 10 years to enter Israel.