The WPC is underlining 54 years from the start of the dirty imperialist war of the USA against the Vietnamese people the need for comprehensive and overall compensation of the victims of the toxic ‘Agent Orange’, their relief and overall support. The US administrations all these years never acknowledged their heavy responsibility towards a people and a country which fought with dignity for its freedom and the right to determine alone its fortunes.
70 Years of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
On August 6 and 9 70 years will have passed on the nuclear bombing against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the United States of America. On this occasion the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) recalls the barbaric act committed against defenceless populations at a time when the Japanese empire was already military defeated on land in Asian front and on the Pacific air and sea fronts. Japan had already started the process of surrendering to the Allied Forces.
A dreadful anniversary and the call for strengthening our struggle against nuclear weapons
At this 70th anniversary of the criminal US bombings against the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, we write to you reinforcing our solidarity to the Japanese people, victim of this appalling inauguration of the use of nuclear weapons in our world. We pay our respects to thousands of victims of this war crime and crime against humanity perpetrated by the US imperialism, still to be held accountable.
The World Peace Council condemns and denounces vehemently the barbaric killing of an palestinian infant and the heavy injury of three more family members in the village of Douma,near the Palestinian city of Nablus. This murderous action by Israeli settlers to put on fire a family home shows once more the serious situation caused by the ongoing occupation of the Palestinian territories and takes place in the framework of the escalation of the policy of the Israeli occupation regime which is feeding such horrible actions.
NATO, a bellicist alliance, an extension of US military power and which acts according to its interests, will hold in Portugal, Spain and Italy from the beginning of October to November 6, 2015, vast military exercises involving more than 36 000 troops from all branches of the armed forces from member states of this alliance and 7 other "partner countries".
65 years ago, more precisely in 1949-50, emerged a worldwide structure committed to the defence of Peace, solidarity and cooperation among peoples: the World Peace Council. Emanating from organizations of resistance against Nazi-fascism, political parties, trade unions and social movements, and the concerted action of personalities of various nationalities and professions, political convictions and religious beliefs, the worldwide Peace movement found expression in dozens of countries from all continents.
The World Peace Council condemns the massacre organized by ISIS in Suruç city of Turkey on Monday 20th July that led 32 people to death with hundreds injured. Victims were progressive and peace loving youth of Turkey who would plan to contribute to reconstruction works of the Syrian city of Kobane (Ain Al Arab) which was seriously damaged under the attacks of ISIS.
Communiqué of the Secretariat Meeting of the WPC
Istanbul 20-21 June 2015
The Secretariat of the World Peace Council concluded successfully its meeting in Istanbul, hosted excellently by the Peace Association of Turkey on 20-21 June 2015. The meeting took place at the same venue after the two successive regional Meetings of the Middle East and Europe on 18-19 June respectively.
WPC Secretariat Meeting was held in Istanbul, Turkey, along with Middle East and Europe Regional Meetings, between 18th and 21th of June. Below are the speech of WPC President Socorro Gomes and the report of WPC General Secretary Thanassis Pafilis.
WPC Secretariat Meeting in Istanbul Socorro Gomes (June 20, 2015)
On May 29, video footage of ammunition transport to the Islamist groups in Syria by the Turkish secret service agents was published. The Peace Association of Turkey made a statement regarding this footage.
1000 mortar projectiles, 1000 shells, 50,000 machine gun bullets, 30,000 heavy machine gun bullets!
We were not surprised, because it was not necessary to guess; we knew it.