On completing 20 years of existence of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) warmly salutes the Timorese people.

On May 20, 2002, the Timorese people achieved full independence and sovereignty after a hard and prolonged resistance and struggle for self-determination and affirmation of their cultural identity.

On the occasion of the 74th. anniversary of the Nakba – an Arabic word meaning “catastrophe”, with which the Palestinians name the expulsion from their lands at the time of the creation of the State of Israel, on May 15, 1948 –, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Palestinian people's resistance against the Israeli occupation and oppression and reaffirms its solidarity with their just struggle for respect and fulfilment of their national rights.

WPC Executive Secretary Iraklis Tsavdaridis gave an interview to the Turkish news portal, soL. The interview was about the NATO Summit to be held in Madrid, Spain. It was published in Turkish on the 25th of June, 2022. (https://haber.sol.org.tr/haber/soylesi-baris-ve-halklarin-dostlugu-ile-b...)

It is with concern that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation views the intention already expressed by the authorities of Finland and Sweden to join NATO, thus breaking with decades of neutral status and the search for peaceful coexistence with all its neighbouring countries, rejecting the logic of political-military blocs.

The Polisario Front has played a decisive role in the struggle against colonialism and for the recognition of the inalienable right of the Sahrawi people to self-determination and to a free, independent and sovereign homeland according to their will.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) hails Victory Day, May 9, the date on which World War II formally ended in Europe, with the surrender of what remained of the military forces of Nazi Germany. Seventy-seven years ago, after more than fifty million dead and thirty million wounded and maimed, the deadliest and most destructive war in all human history finally ended.

To mark this event today takes on added and particular significance, given the threats that Humanity faces in the current global context.

Every month holds reasons related to the history of the peace movement that deserve to be signalled – among these, April assumes a particular meaning.

On April 25, 1974, the Revolution was, itself, an act of peace, paving the way to the end of the colonial wars, to the creation of new countries whose people conquered their national independence or to the full relationship of Portugal with all the peoples of the world.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 48th. anniversary of the April Revolution, one of the most notable events in the history of Portugal.

On this date, we honour the April soldiers and all the men and women who fought against the dictatorship in factories, fields and schools, paving the way for the revolution, which made it possible to respond to the just aspirations of our people who for decades longed for a society of freedom, justice, progress, fraternity and peace.

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