Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation



The UN General Assembly overwhelmingly called for an end to the economic, commercial
and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba. Only two
countries – the USA itself and Israel voted against this global call – and only one abstained –
Ukraine. 187 countries voted in favour.
The US blockade against Cuba, imposed in the 1960s, was worsened during the recent
pandemic by the Trump administration, proving – to anyone who still had doubts – the

Around 800 people, including representatives from around 100 organisations, coming from
North to South of mainland Portugal, headed to Vila Nova de Gaia to participate in what was
a great Meeting for Peace.
With the situation in Palestine rightly concentrating much of the attention (the Palestinian
scarves worn by the participants were by the dozens), it reaffirmed the urgency of putting an
immediate end to the massacre that Israel is carrying out in the Gaza Strip, stopping the

Following the eight actions between October 11 and 29, promoted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers (CGTP-IN) and the Movement for the Rights of the Palestinian People and for Peace in the Middle East (MPPM), nine other actions were held in Portugal, mobilizing thousands of people in various cities throughout the country, demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and other Palestinian territories occupied by Israel and in defense of the national rights of the Palestinian people.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation expresses its deep concern about the dramatic worsening of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinian people, expresses solidarity with the populations who are victims of violence and destruction and calls for immediate and effective initiatives in favour of peace, in compliance with the relevant resolutions of the United Nations that advocate the materialisation of the legitimate national rights of the Palestinian people.

Today, September 26th, marks the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

In the text of Resolution No. 68/32 of the United Nations General Assembly, it can be read: “Declares 26 September the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons devoted to furthering this objective, including through enhancing public awareness and education about the threat posed to humanity by nuclear weapons and the necessity for their total elimination in order to mobilize international efforts towards achieving the common goal of a nuclear-weapon free world”.

On the occasion of the 50th. anniversary of the fascist military coup against the legitimate government of Chile led by President Salvador Allende, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Chilean people who fought and resisted fascism,

On September 11, 1973, a violent and bloody coup d'état overthrew the Popular Unity government democratically elected by the Chilean people, putting an end to three years of deepening democracy, the rights of the Chilean people, and Chile's sovereignty.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) participated, between 21 and 23 July, at the Camp "Give Peace a Chance",
organized by the Platform for Peace and Disarmament - to which the CPPC belongs - held in Melides, Grândola.
The camp started on Friday afternoon, with hundreds of young people from all over the country arriving at the campsite, which was also the venue for the first night's entertainment.


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