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.
ALL PRESENT AT THE DEMONSTRATION ON TUESDAY 9 AUGUST 2016
AT 8 PM AT THE SACRED ROCK OF THE ACROPOLIS
• TO DENOUNCE THE US CRIME AGAINST HIROSHIMA AND NAGASAKI
• TO DENOUNCE IMPERIALIST WARS AND INTERVENTIONS
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.