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 Appeal "Stop the War! Give Peace a Chance", launched by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), aimed at carrying out actions in defence of Peace, was supported by several organizations and six public initiatives were held.
It began in Viseu, on the 11th of February, and ended in Porto on the 18th of February, after, on the 16th, actions had taken place in Lisbon, Évora and Setúbal and, on the 17th, in Corroios and a human cord in Coimbra.
In March, June and October 2022, thousands of people converged in defence of peace, in important public acts, parades and gatherings that took place throughout the country.
In 2023, we will take to the streets again because it is urgent:
To stop confrontation and war, whether in Palestine, Western Sahara, Syria, Yemen or Ukraine, with the tragic consequences and serious dangers they entail.
On the 26th of October, in Lisbon, and the 27th of October, in Porto, the CPPC held public actions in defense of Peace!
Hundreds of participants reaffirmed the urgency of replacing foreign interference, the arms race, the threat of the use of force and the use of force in international relations with diplomacy and respect for the principles of international law.
Speech of the CPPC
The Bangladesh Peace Council Observes International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People today on 29th November 2022 at 11 a.m. at the National Press Club of Bangladesh. The Solidarity meeting was presided over by the BPC President Comrade Mozaffar Hossain Paltu and the meeting was conducted by BPC Secretariat Member Adv. Hasan Tarique Chowdhury. The meeting was addressed by the BPC General Secretary, eminent freedom fighter Comrade Md. Shahjahan Khan, Chairman of the Bangladesh Press Council Mr. Justice Nizamul Haque, President of the Communist Party of Bangladesh Comrade Md.
40th Peace Marathon March held by EEDYE, thousands attended the mass closing rally
The 40th Peace Marathon March was held by the Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE) on 22nd May 2022, which coincided with the date of the assassination of Grigoris Lambrakis, Vice-President of EEDYE and MP, in 1963 in the city of Thessaloniki.
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.
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A resounding anti-imperialist message that "the only hope is the struggle of the peoples" was sent by thousands of people, with a strong youth presence, who, responding to the call of the Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE), along with trade unions, students’ unions and mass organizations, demonstrated in front of the Israeli Embassy and then marched a long way to the US Embassy.