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!
The Greek Committee for International Détente and Peace (EEDYE) denounces and condemns the killer state of Israel for the annexation plans of Palestinian territories and the USA for its support to it. These provocative moves, especially ahead of the Nakba anniversary along with the Trump's "peace of the century" plan, constitute a step of escalation of the aggression against the people of Palestine.
Today, April 19, marks the World Day of Solidarity with Venezuela, which celebrates the beginning of the struggle for independence from the Spanish colonial yoke, in 1810, led by Simón Bolívar.
Today, 210 years ago, the struggle for affirmation of national sovereignty and independence of Venezuela, together with the social progress of its people, not only continues as it is a particularly important moment.
COSI Venezuela has issued a special edition of Manifesto for Peace, dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic. Attached you can find it.
Seventy-five years ago the peoples of the world defeated Nazi-fascism and humanity faced the horror that was the rise to power of the terrorist dictatorships of the most reactionary, chauvinistic and imperialist elements of financial capital.
On May 2, 1945, the Soviet Army took the Reichstag in Berlin. A few days later, on May 8, Nazi Germany signed its unconditional surrender. On the following day, May 9, millions of people celebrated the day that went down in history as Victory Day.
On August 6 and 9, 1945, the US unleashed atomic horror on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, cities in an already defeated Japan. On September 2, Japanese militarism capitulated.
75 years ago today, the European theater of the Second World War, in which millions of people were killed or wounded and which caused a huge devastation worldwide, ended. Unconditional surrender of the German armed forces sealed the defeat of Nazi fascism.