Australia has entered into an undefined arrangement with the USA and the United Kingdom
for “regional security” in the Indo-Pacific Region. The arrangement, AUKUS Trilateral
packed, involves Australia purchasing nuclear powered submarines, the “basing” of
American troops and the storing of “ordnance” in Australia. This has provoked fury from the
French, sharp criticism from China, concern from at least two nations in the Indo-Pacific and
confusion in Australia.
Putting aside Australia’s inept management of this agreement, with the immediate

Today many millions of people are mourning the passing of the great composer Mikis Theodorakis, who had dedicated his lifetime to the just cause of his people in Greece and to several other struggles of the peoples in the world. His compositions, based on poems of famous Greek poets as well as other international renowned ones, brought hundreds of songs close to the peoples, and his melodies accompanied marches, rallies and protests in dozens of countries.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) evokes that it was 60 years ago, in August 1961, that the US began its cruel and miserable campaign of massive use of chemical weapons against Vietnam.

Of the various defoliants and herbicides with which the US sought to destroy the Vietnamese forest, Agent Orange has become known for its particularly harmful and long-lasting effects on human health – causing various forms of cancer and malformations to date – and on the environment.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms its solidarity with the Afghan people, who are facing the tragic consequences of decades of interference, destabilisation and war promoted by the United States of America, NATO and its allies.

The withdrawal of US troops and those of its allies, who have militarily occupied Afghanistan for two decades, and the seizure of power by the Taliban, constitute an unequivocal defeat for all those who bet on war and occupation to impose their interests.

An international webinar will be held on IMPERIALISM'S INTENSIFIED MILITARY AND ECONOMIC WAR AGAINST LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN on the 28th of August at 11:00 AM (EST). You can register here:

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.


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