The World Peace Council expresses its categorical and strongest condemnation of the cold-blooded assassination of George Floyd by the police force in Minneapolis, USA.

This recent killing of an unarmed civilian by the police is unfortunately not the first and only case in the United States. Neither is it a phenomenon of the current government only. More than 1,000 lives have been taken by the police every year for many decades, great majority of the them from African-American and other minority communities.

In Brazil people live as in a trance, from one nightmare to the other —sometimes, all at once.

The extreme-right group governing the country has advocated for arming its followers, who are instructed to react against opposition forces, social movements and the other Powers of the Republic, the Legislative and Judiciary. Demonstrators supporting the Bolsonaro Government are concentrated in front of the Government’s building, Palácio do Planalto, on the streets and in the squares of cities which are under quarantine and non-essential services are prohibited from opening.

No Brasil vive-se como em transe, de um pesadelo a outro — às vezes, todos ao mesmo tempo.

O grupo de extrema direita que governa o país tem investido em armar seus seguidores, orientados a reagir contra as forças de oposição, os movimentos sociais e os demais Poderes da República, o Legislativo e o Judiciário. Manifestantes que apoiam o governo Bolsonaro concentram-se em frente à sede do governo, o Palácio do Planalto, nas ruas e praças das cidades em quarentena e onde está proibido o funcionamento de serviços não essenciais.

El Movimiento Cubano por la Paz y la Soberanía de los Pueblos hace patente el más enérgico llamamiento a todas las organizaciones de paz, en el mundo entero, en aras de que se exija al gobierno de los Estados Unidos que se pronuncie, en torno al ataque terrorista sufrido por la Embajada de la República de Cuba, en su sede de Washington, el pasado 30 de abril.

The Cuban Movement for the Peace and Sovereignty of the Peoples makes the most energetic call to all peace organizations worldwide to demand the government of the United States to pronounce itself with regard to the terrorist attack endured by the Embassy of the Republic of Cuba at its venue in Washington last April 39.

The 15th of May marks 72 years since the Nakba, an Arabic term for the massive expulsion of the Palestinian population when the State of Israel was created, on the 15th of May 1948. This term, whose translation into English is Catastrophe, contains suffering of a people expelled from their land, deprived of their country and subject to all kinds of violence - from arbitrary arrests to murders, from massacres to humiliating segregation.

May 23, 2020
Iran’s daring decision to dispatch five oil tankers carrying the much-needed fuel for the struggling people of Venezuela is a definitive challenge to U.S. government’s illegal policy of unilateral economic sanctions and its naval blockade of Venezuela. Iran’s action has created a decisive test of the Trump administration’s willingness to continue its violations of international law and the UN Charter by taking military action against Iranian tankers.

Open letter “Stop War and aggression! Immediate end to sanctions and blockades!” sent by a group of Portuguese organizations to the United Nations.

To the United Nations

Mr. António Guterres
Secretary-General of the United Nations

The COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the economic and social situation requires the convergence of wills and efforts at the international level, so that these can be overcome, with due respect for the rights and sovereignty of peoples from all over the world.

The liberation of Saigon (as current day Ho Chi Mihn City was called) with the entry of forces from the Vietnam National Liberation Front on April 30, 1975 marks the end of the long struggle of the Vietnamese people for their national liberation and for the end of foreign aggression.

From the 1940s, the Vietnamese people faced Japanese occupation, French colonialism and American aggression, that is, the intervention of powerful economic and military powers, including the most powerful in the world. The Vietnamese people triumphed over all of them!


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