Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation



The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marks Palestinian Land Day, March 30, remembering the general strike and the huge demonstrations of 1976 against the illegal confiscation of Palestinian lands by Israel, when Israeli troops murdered six young Palestinians in Galilee.

This date became a milestone in the patriotic unity of the Palestinian people in the struggle against Israel's illegal occupation of Palestinian territories and for the right to a free and independent Palestine.

Ilda Figueiredo and Julie Neves, from the CPPC's National Board, participated in the International Conference "From Aggression to New Just Order", between March 21 and 24, in Belgrade, which evoked the 25th. anniversary of NATO's aggression against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (then integrated by Serbia and Montenegro).

This March 8, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation salutes all women and expresses
solidarity with the struggle for their rights, particularly calling for participation in the national
demonstration that the Women's Democratic Movement will hold on March 23, in Lisbon, with the motto
“For the Equality to Which We Have the Right”.
The already long struggle for women's rights has always been linked to the struggle for peace, and its
contribution has been fundamental to swell the river of hope in the materialisation of rights for equality in

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) strongly condemns the massacre by the Israeli occupation forces that resulted in more than 100 dead and 700 injured Palestinians when trying to access food aid in the city of Gaza.

This cruel crime was committed in a situation in which Israel has been imposing, for five months now, an inhumane blockade on the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, making it impossible to access water, food, medicines, electricity and fuel, among other essential goods.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Sahrawi people, as well as the Polisario Front, their legitimate representative, on the occasion of the 48th. anniversary of the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR), which took place on February 27, 1976, reaffirming support for the Sahrawi people's struggle to fulfil their right to self-determination.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) strongly repudiates the new veto of the United States of America on the proposed resolution presented by Algeria at the Security Council of the United Nations, on February 20, which called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip.

In view of the announcement that a large-scale attack by Israeli forces is forthcoming on the Rafah region, where Israeli bombings have already caused the deaths of dozens of Palestinians who sought refuge here, flocking from other areas of the Gaza Strip, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms the demand repeated for more than four months: the urgency of an immediate and permanent ceasefire and the urgent delivery of humanitarian aid to the Palestinian population.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 25th. anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution, which began with the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez in 1999, opening a path of hope and of economic, social, cultural and political transformation at the service of the Venezuelan people, which was enshrined in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) repudiates the recent and continuous bombings by the US and the United Kingdom against Yemen, which not only worsen the conditions of the already martyred Yemeni people, but also represent a new and dangerous step in the escalation of war in the Middle East.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) signed the letter that calls on States around the world to support South Africa's lawsuit that accuses Israel of violating the Genocide Convention, at the International Court of Justice.

The letter calls on States to present statements of support for the lawsuit initiated by South Africa – which can be done at any time – with the aim of denouncing, holding accountable and preventing Israel from continuing to commit crimes against the Palestinian people, including that of genocide as defined by the Genocide Convention.


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