On the 20 th . of June, the day that marks World Refugee Day, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) expresses great concern about the continuous worsening of
the situation of refugees, as well as of displaced people and migrants around the world.

The recent resolution of the European Parliament (EP) which is demanding new sanctions
against the heroic people of Cuba and its leadership constitutes a provocation against the
common sense of the vast majority of people worldwide. The European Union and its
institutions apply once more their tactics of the “carrot and the stick”, as a genuine tool of the
capital and as a true imperialist structure. The E.U. is interfering in the domestic affairs of
Cuba without any moral or legal authority. The European Parliament has no right and no

The World Peace Council expresses its deep concern and worries about the ongoing
bloody war in Sudan whereas hundreds of civilians have been killed, thousands injured
and more than one million people have been internally displaced or forced to flee abroad.
As we have stated also earlier (28th April), this war is a “fierce power struggle between
factions of the ruling generals, between heavily armed militias, while it cannot hide the
interests of the foreign forces backing the clashes, including imperialist powers and

In Portugal, between June 15 and 17, many responded to the call and carried out important
and significant actions in defence of peace.

The Appeal “Stop the war! Give peace a chance!" endorsed by more than 40 Portuguese
organisations and launched in May by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation,
resulted in five actions: in Porto, Coimbra, Faro, Funchal and Lisbon.
Altogether, several thousand participants, in very different ways, reaffirmed the importance
and urgency of defending peace.

It is the duty of the people to demand from political leaders their right to live. When the lives of their species, their people and their loved ones are at such risk, no one should afford to be indifferent, nor should they waste a minute demanding respect for that right; tomorrow could be too late.
Fidel Castro Ruz, “Message against nuclear war”
October 15, 2010

Los pueblos están en el deber de exigir a los líderes políticos su derecho a vivir. Cuando la vida de su especie, de su pueblo y de sus seres más queridos corren semejante riesgo, nadie puede darse el lujo de ser indiferente, ni se puede perder un minuto en exigir el respeto a ese derecho; mañana sería demasiado tarde.

Fidel Castro Ruz, «Mensaje contra la guerra nuclear»
15 de octubre de 2010

The attack of the Israeli army against the Jenin refugee camp has been going on for some time. As a result of this attack, many Palestinians were killed and many were wounded. Some Palestinian homes were demolished and many people had to abandon their homes. Israeli forces’ current violence is the sign of a new phase in the misery that the Palestinian people have been living through for decades. Israeli attacks’ intensity is unprecedented in recent years, as its air strikes.


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