At the World Peace Council (WPC) Assembly held in Brazil in November 2016 the various Caribbean Peace Organizations that were in attendance and the WPC’s regional coordinator for the Americas and the Caribbean -the Cuban Movement for Peace and People´s Sovereignty (MovPaz)- called for the holding of the First Caribbean Peace Conference in Barbados in the year of 2017.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) organized an action in solidarity with the people of Venezuela on July 5th, day of the 206th anniversary of the Venezuelan Independence.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation, continuing the long standing campaign against NATO in Portugal, carried out a number of initiatives alongside other Portuguese organizations, giving these year focus on the holding of NATO’s summit in Brussels and its objectives.
Anti-imperialist and anti-NATO rally and march was held by EEDYE in the city of Chania/Crete, followed by a militant mass protest and march towards the US/NATO air base of Souda on Sunday 28th May 2017.
37th Peace Marathon March held successfully in Athens by the Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE) on 14th May
“We strengthen the anti-imperialist struggle”
The WPC European region member organizations held a meeting warmly and affectionately hosted by the German Peace Council that gathered the conditions for the good functioning of the meeting.
The first Regional meeting of the region of Europe will be held in Berlin on 29th and 30th April, hosted by the German Peace Council. The Meeting will be chaired by the Regional Coordinator Ilda Figuereido from Portugal and attended as well by the General Secretary of the WPC, Thanassis Pafilis and the Executive Secretary Iraklis Tsavdaridis.
The Organisations expected to participate are so far the following:
PRESS RELEASE OF THE COMMITTEE AGANST WAR MILAN
The "Comitato Contro La Guerra Milano" (Committee Against the War Milan), adhered unreservedly to the World Council of Peace Declaration on the missile attack of the United States to Syria, calling the protest outside the US Consulate in Milan.
The Czech Peace Movement co-organised a public meeting in Prague, Czech Republic on November 17 to commemorate the International Students' Day which was declared after the german nazi-fascist massacre against Czech students movement in 1939. Demonstration was supported by several peace and anti fascist organizations.
Numerous organizations and prominent leaders of the peace movement have signed on the Coalition’s Points of Unity statement and have agreed to cooperate within the framework of an Ad Hoc coalition named Hands Off Syria Coalition.
The World Peace Council has also endorsed this initiative.
U.S. Hands Off Syria
An Urgent Message for Peace on the Eve of Wider War