On Friday March 15th 2019 the Czech Peace Movement together with other anti-war and anti-fascist organizations commemorated the 80th anniversary of the German Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia. The commemorative meeting took place on Wenceslas Square in Prague. Among other speakers there was also the chairman of the Czech Peace Movement Milan Krajca who underlined the importance not only of the defence of the historical truth, but also of the contemporary struggle against today's danger of fascism and war.
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In repudiation of Trump's decision on the Golan Heights, we demand of the international community unequivocal rejection!
In outrage and indignation, we condemn yet another of the arbitrary and illegitimate decisions of US President Donald Trump, who on Monday officially recognized Israeli sovereignty over Syrian territory, the Golan Heights, which was militarily occupied by Israel in the War of June 1967.
WPC Secretariat Meeting was held in Belgrade, Serbia, on 21st and 24th of March, 2019. The meeting coincided with the international conference, organised on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia. Below are the speech of WPC President Socorro Gomes and report WPC General Secretary Thanassis Pafilis to the meeting.
Speech of the WPC President Socorro Gomes
On the occasion of 20th anniversary of the aggression of NATO Alliance against Serbia (the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the FRY), on 22nd and 23rd March 2019 Belgrade was the venue of the International Conference under slogan NEVER TO FORGET, and title “Peace and Progress instead of Wars and Poverty”. The organisers of the Conference are the Belgrade Forum for the World of Equals, the Federation of Associations of Veterans of the National Liberation War of Serbia, the Serbian Generals and Admirals Club, the Society of the Serbian Hosts, in cooperation with the World Peace Council.
To all those who share our sense of urgency about the worsening international situation, and the grave danger that war poses for the world today, we issue this Appeal for a united and powerful response.
At this critical moment, ending militarism, aggression and war, averting climate catastrophe, and tackling poverty, social disparity and related global problems should be humanity’s top priorities. Instead, political elites, especially in the countries of the NATO alliance including Canada, are pushing the world in the opposite direction.
WPC is holding an Anti-NATO conference in Washington DC, US on March 31st.
El Centro Brasileño de Solidaridad con los Pueblos y Lucha por la Paz (CEBRAPAZ) vuelve a condenar las amenazas del gobierno de Estados Unidos y de sus aliados en la región contra Venezuela y repudia la participación de Brasil en esta farsa. Las acciones desestabilizadoras de los golpistas y del imperialismo estadounidense intensifican la crisis para derrocar al gobierno del presidente Nicolás Maduro mientras el gobierno de Donald Trump toma medidas coercitivas imponiendo sanciones que afectan al pueblo venezolano y amenazando con una criminal agresión militar.
In the dramatic moment when the danger of war is imposed on Latin America, peace and solidarity forces reject the brutal offensive unleashed by US imperialism against the Bolivarian Revolution of Venezuela and the legitimate government led by President Nicolás Maduro.
By Socorro Gomes
En el momento dramático en que el peligro de guerra se abate sobre América Latina, las fuerzas de paz y de solidaridad rechazan la brutal ofensiva desencadenada por el imperialismo estadounidense contra la Revolución Bolivariana de Venezuela y el gobierno legítimo liderado por el presidente Nicolás Maduro.
Por Socorro Gomes