Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation

CPPC

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http://www.cppc.pt/
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Portugal

On the 76 years of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation recalls the nuclear horror
that killed hundreds of thousands of people, reaffirming the demand for
the end of nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction.

The American atomic bombings on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, which took place on August 6 and 9, 1945, were carried out at
a time when Japan was already militarily defeated.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) has paid special importance to the promotion of the culture of peace, seeking that the artistic creativity and generosity of its creators – artists from the most diverse areas – contribute to the common goal of defence and promotion of peace, mobilising very diverse sectors for the enjoyment and participation in cultural initiatives and in defence of peace.

Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and people was heard loudly on the
15th., near the Cuban embassy in Lisbon. At the concentration, promoted
by the CPPC in partnership with the CGTP-IN and AAPC-the Portugal-Cuba
Friendship Association (joined by other organisations), denounced the
blockade and the instrumentalization of the problems created by it to
destabilise Cuba and pave the way for new and more serious attacks
against its sovereignty and the living conditions of its people.

A group of personalities has agreed to sign an Appeal to end the sanctions on Syria, adopted unilaterally and outside the United Nations, that are worsening the situation of the Syrian population, which is currently facing enormous difficulties, given that, for ten years, Syria and its people are being victims of a war that has caused death, suffering and destruction, in addition to the sanctions imposed by the United States of America and the European Union, added to the effects of the pandemic situation.

June 23 was one more day of affirmation of solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban people on the occasion of the vote on yet another resolution demanding the end of the criminal Blockade imposed on Cuba by the USA. Presented by Cuba since 1992 to the United Nations General Assembly, it has since been approved by a large majority, demonstrating the isolation of the Blockade and that Cuba, free and sovereign, is resisting.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) organized two actions under the moto «Yes to Peace! No to NATO!» on June 14, the same day the NATO Summit 2021 was held in Brussels. The actions took place in the streets of Lisbon and Porto, with more than two dozen organizations subscribing the appeal launched by the CPPC calling for action and denouncing once again the catastrophic action of NATO on the peoples lives and its antagonism to peace.

The appeal was the following:

In response to the appeal made by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) together with the Movement for the Rights of the Palestinian People and for Peace in the Middle East (MPPM) and the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP-IN), thousands of people took into the streets to give voice to the Solidarity with the Palestinian people and to demand an end to Israel's crimes, to the massacres, the oppression, the humiliations – in a word, an end to the occupation.

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