Global Day of Action in solidarity with the people of Venezuela
Joining in the celebration of April 19th, the World Action Day in Solidarity with Venezuela, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan people, and in particular our sister organization the Committee of International Solidarity from Venezuela (COSI).
In this occasion we divulge the position bellow cosigned by a number of Portuguese organizations in “Solidarity with the Bolivarian Revolution and the Venezuelan People”, that will be presented today in a public meeting to the Venezuelan Embassy in Portugal.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) strongly condemns the US bombing of Syria, today at dawn, denouncing its illegal character and totally contrary to international law. The direct US military aggression against this sovereign State, which follows six years of covert war, constitutes an intolerable escalation with consequences still difficult to foresee, given the high military tension that exists in this martyred country of the Middle East.
In the framework of activities against NATO leading up to NATO’s summit in Brussels the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation held a public seminar under the banner “Yes to Peace! No to NATO!” on April 1st in Lisbon, when the 68 years of this political-military block were being marked.
The initiative, that denounced NATO’s nature and objectives and stressed the need for NATO’s dissolution, had the participation of several Portuguese and of the Forum against War from Italy and INTAL from Belgium, country where next NATO’s summit will take place.
In an interview to journalist Humberto Alencar, at [the Brazilian news website] Portal Vermelho, this Monday (9/4/2017), the President of the World Peace Council, Socorro Gomes, speaks of the recent US aggression against Syria, on the 7th of April, when the US attacked an air base South-East of Homs, with 59 Tomahawk missiles, under the pretext of “punishing” the Arab country for an alleged use of Sarin gas against civilians on the 4th of April.
The new issue of the Swiss Peace Movement's newspaper "Unsere Welt" is published. Attached you can find a copy.
El Consejo Mundial de la Paz denuncia y condena los recientes ataques de misiles contra los blancos sirios el 6 de abril, como un acto de intensificación de la intervención imperialista en Siria y la región, sobre la base del supuesto uso de armas químicas por el ejército Sirio en Khan Sheikhoun cerca de la ciudad de Idlib , crimen realizado con motivos bajo sospecha de ser una provocación.
The World Peace Council denounces and condemns the recent missile attacks of the USA against Syrian targets on 6th April,as an act of further escalation of the imperialist intervention in Syria and the region, based on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Khan Sheikhoun town near Idleb by the Syrian army, a crime with suspicious motives.
It is with revolt and repudiation that the World Peace Council denounces the persecution suffered by the vice-president of the Women's International Democratic Federation (WIDF) and former Colombian senator Gloria Inés Ramírez and the Argentine sociologist Atílio Borón, a committed critic of US imperialism .