The Presidency of the World Peace Council joins the peace loving organizations commemorating a great victory achieved by the Japanese people, who avoided the construction of yet another US military base in Okinawa.

Japanese social movements and local residents have been protesting for decades against the US military presence and, more recently, against the plans of the allied governments in Tokyo and Washington to install another military base in Japanese soil, where dozens of such structures are already rooted.

Common Statement of the Peace Movements of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus about the direct involvement of NATO in the Aegean Sea and broader area

5th March 2016

The EEDYE, the Peace Association of Turkey and the Cyprus Peace Council express their deep concern about the recent developments with the direct presence of NATO in the Aegean Sea. Sharing the feelings with the vast majority amongst our three peoples we declare with one voice:

NATO out of the Aegean Sea!

Build and Expand the WPC Campaign – Yes to Peace! No to NATO!
APPEAL & POSTERS

The 2016 NATO Summit will take place July 8-9 in Warsaw, Poland. It comes as NATO undertakes its “biggest collective reinforcement” of the past 2 decades. The World Peace Council is calling for mobilizations in all countries of the world, to coincide with the Warsaw Summit and to build the ongoing global campaign against NATO – Yes to Peace! No to NATO!

NATO: an enemy of peace and the people

On February 27th of 1976, in the city of Bir Lehlu, free territory of Western Sahara, the POLISARIO Front, in representation of the Sahrawi people and respecting Resolution 1514 approved by the United Nations, proclaimed the constitution of a free State, independent and sovereign named Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic, assumed the responsibility of recovering the territorial integrity and the sovereignty of its homeland,
militarily occupied ​the previous year by the Kingdom of Morocco. ​

The World Peace Council (WPC) expresses its vehement condemnation about the recent and ongoing heavy military exercises of the USA and South Korea under the names “Key Resolve”& “Eagle 16” around the Korean Peninsula,placing new dangers to peace and stability in the area,aiming in the escalation of the situation through pressure on the DPRKorea.

U.S. Peace Council’s Exclusive Interview with Dr. Bashar Ja’afari,
Permanent Representative of the Syrian Arab Republic to the United Nations, and
Head of the Syrian Delegation at the Geneva III Negotiations

Date of Interview: February 19, 2016 — New York

B.A. [USPC]: With sincere thanks for allowing us to have this interview with you despite your extremely busy schedule, please start by giving us an overall view of the state of affairs with regard to the Syrian crisis today.

Orlando Fundora

The World Peace Council anounces with grief the demise of our beloved comrade Orlando Fundora Lopez, President of honor of the WPC, at the age of 90.

Orlando Fundora joined the revolutionary movement in Cuba before 1954 as trade unionist in the banking system participating in numerous of struggles and actions for which he was jailed and tortured several times by the Batista regime. From his exile in Venezuela he continued his struggle along with the local revolutionary movement from 1957-1959,again jailed and heavily tortured by the regime.

The Belgrade Forum has accured 16 years of activities invested in promoting the idea of peace and cooperation, equality of individuals, nations and states. Over these years, the Forum has published almost 200 books, organized numerous international and national conferences, participated in various international gatherings, and took part in peace building activities across the world. We maintain contacts and cooperation with a significant number of similarly oriented organizations, in the country and abroad, both bilaterally and within the World Peace Council.

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