he Meeting for Peace, held on June 5 at the Luísa Todi Forum, in Setúbal, Portugal, under the motto «for Peace, we are all never too many», was an important moment for affirmin the values of peace, disarmament, solidarity and cooperation.
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:
The economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US on Cuba for over 60 years is an unacceptable unilateral act, with an extraterritorial nature, which disrespects and affronts the United Nations Charter and International Law, and which seeks to attack the sovereignty and rights of Cuba and of the Cuban people.
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.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation strongly condemns the violence exercised in recent days by the Israeli army, police and settlers against Palestinians in East Jerusalem and other territories of occupied Palestine, with the eviction of populations from their homes in Sheik Jarrah and, right in the middle of Ramadan, the obstruction of access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the third most important site of the Islamic religion located in the heart of the Holy City of Jerusalem.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation expresses its fraternal solidarity with the courageous struggle of the Colombian people for peace, democracy and social justice, expressed in the great strikes and demonstrations that have been taking place all over the country for several days.
The protests, initiated against the imposition of a new tax law - which led to the call for a national strike on April 28 - quickly evolved to challenge the entire regime in force in Colombia, which is extremely unfair, violent, repressive and fascistic.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Polisario Front, legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people, on the occasion of the 48th. anniversary of its creation, on May 10, 1973, recognising its key role in the struggle against colonialism and for the recognition of the inalienable right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and to a free and sovereign homeland in that territory, according to the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).
May 9 marks the 76th. anniversary of Victory Day.
After the taking of Berlin by the Red Army on May 2, and with Nazi Germany signalling its unconditional surrender on the 8th., millions of people finally celebrated on May 9, 1945 the end of the deadliest and most destructive war that Humanity has ever known.
More than 50 million people lost their lives in World War II. Among the crimes of Nazi-fascism, the horror of Nazi concentration and extermination camps ranks among the most heinous.
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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.