It is with revolt that we condemn and denounce Israel’s policy of persecution and intimidation of international activists, including Brazilians, who are part of the international movement of solidarity with the Palestinian people in their just cause for an end of the Israeli occupation.
The Viennese Peace Movement and the Hiroshima Group Vienna with affiliated peace movement calling for the memorial day of the first atom bombs ever used against human lives.
This year marks the 71st anniversary of the only time nuclear warheads were dropped as an act of aggression at the end of the 2^nd world war, the bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki executed by the US Air Force on August 6th and August 9th 1945. The consequence of this inferno were the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and victims suffering from resulting illnesses up today.
World Peace Council held successfully it's ANTI-NATO CONFERENCE IN WARSAW on 8th of July. 85 delegates from 22 countries took part with 32 speakers representing 30 international and national entities from the anti-imperialist peace labour and popular movement.
WPC also participatded with its block in the anti NATO demonstration on the 9th of July.
A video can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpKJHV7ZGwk
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, together with other Portuguese organisations, involved in the “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” campaign have published a newspaper that is being distributed throughout the country in several public initiative denouncing NATO and its Warsaw summit.
See below the articles in English.
Yes to Peace! No to NATO!
- No to the warmongering aims of the Warsaw Summit
Castles of clouds gather on our collective horizon; the earth shakes under our feet.
Europe is experiencing times of crisis. A crisis that is political, financial and economical and cultural. We know how in the past these crises were "solved" through war.
But war has returned to Europe since the Balkans; the most reactionary right-wing forces win elections; the tragedy of refugees highlights Europe’s inability to respond with a joint system of protection. All over the world aggressions and military conflicts are taking place.
Around 150 people protested outside of an Army recruiting center in Times Square in New York City as NATO met on July 9th in Warsaw, Poland.
Speakers included some of the people on the No to NATO list including Al Marder of the US Peace Council, Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and myself, Joe Lombardo of the United National Antiwar Coalition. Other organizations that supported the action included Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, New Jersey and New York Peace Action, Black Agenda Report, BAYAN and several others.
The World Peace Council (WPC) is in the sad position to anounce the passing away of our veteran leader and President of Honor Romesh Chandra today in Mumbai. Late comrade Romesh passed away in the age of 97, having served decades long the peace movement in India and the world.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation and other mass organizations have been promoting several initiatives in Portugal denouncing NATO and the warmongering goals of its Warsaw summit. The initiatives have included the production and public distribution of several materials like posters, leaflets and a newspaper.
Leading up to the date of the summit several public initiatives will take place in different cities throughout the country namely in the on the 8th of July in Lisbon and on the 9th of July in Oporto.
Yes to Peace! No to NATO!
Two weeks before the Warsaw NATO summit a demonstration against NATO took place in Prague, Czech Republic. The peace demonstration was organised by several peace organizations and the Communist Party of Bohemia and Moravia on Wenceslas Square in Prague city centre on Saturday 25 June 2016.