In August 1945 – World War II had formally ended in Europe just three months before – the world was confronted with an inhuman and unexpected act. Without prior notice, on the 6 th ., the United States of America (USA) dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, and three days later, another on the city of Nagasaki. At the time, these cities had no military importance, and Japan was in the process of capitulation.
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), one of the member organisations of the Platform for Peace and Disarmament, was present at the Camp for Peace, which took place in the Municipal Swimming Pools of Évora, between July 29 and 31.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation signed the Appeal «End the Blockade! Solidarity with Cuba! Free and sovereign Latin America!», promoted by several Portuguese organisations and demanding an end to the blockade and destabilisation action imposed by the US and calling for solidarity with Cuba and with all the peoples of Latin America who defend their rights and sovereignty.
The CPPC also participated in the solidarity actions carried out under this Appeal on July 14, in Lisbon and July 18, in Porto.
End the blockade!
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation participated in the demonstration «No to NATO | No to wars | For Peace | Out the bases | No to the militarist budget” which took place in Madrid on June 26.
The CPPC took part in the demonstration, parading with the Yes to Peace! No to NATO! banner and its flags, along with other member organisations of the World Peace Council (WPC).
A new NATO Summit is to be held on June 29 and 30, in Madrid, taking place at a particularly serious moment, as witnessed by the situation that is currently being experienced in the Middle East, Europe, Africa or Asia.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) welcomes the important contribution to peace in Colombia represented by the victory in the presidential elections of Gustavo Petro, the candidate of the progressive
coalition Pacto Histórico.
Marking the World Refugee Day, which takes place on June 20, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) cannot fail to stress how serious has become the issue of refugees, displaced persons and migrants in the world.
According to the United Nations, the number of refugees and displaced persons is expected to have reached 100 million, following an unrelenting growth over the last decade.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) joins the Appeal Yes to Peace! No to War and to the Arms Race! promoted by personalities from the most diverse areas, and publicly presented on May 12, in Porto.
Responding affirmatively to this Appeal, the CPPC calls on organisations, associations, community groups and personalities that defend peace and share the principles, concerns and considerations expressed by these personalities, to do so as well.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) was represented at the X Congress of the Youth Union of Saguia el Hamra and Rio de Oro (UJSARIO), which took place from the May 20 to 23, in the refugee camps in Bojour, Tindouf , in Argelia.
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.