The U.S. Peace Council (USPC) and the World Peace Council (WPC) have started a joint international fundraising campaign in support of the victims of the recent catastrophic earthquake in Syria, who are facing the consequences of a destructive earthquake without the much needed supplies of food, medicine and shelter as a result of debilitating economic sanctions.

This March 24rth, the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, Generals and Admirals Association of Serbia, Veterans Association SUBNOR of Serbia and some other independent associations and think tanks, will mark 24rth anniversary of the NATO aggression on Serbia and Montenegro (FR of Yugoslavia) honoring fallen heroes of the defense of the country as well as all the victims of this illegal and criminal act.

The Appeal "Stop the War! Give Peace a Chance", launched by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), aimed at carrying out actions in defence of Peace, was supported by several organizations and six public initiatives were held.
It began in Viseu, on the 11th of February, and ended in Porto on the 18th of February, after, on the 16th, actions had taken place in Lisbon, Évora and Setúbal and, on the 17th, in Corroios and a human cord in Coimbra.

On February 6 and 7, regions of Syria and Turkey were strongly rocked by an earthquake that resulted in the collapse of thousands of homes, causing thousands of deaths and injuries.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation expressed its condolences to the Syrian National Peace Council and the Peace Committee of Turkey – members of the World Peace Council – expressing solidarity with the peoples of
Syria and Turkey.

Once again, the U.S. imperialism is showing its true face through its selective response to the disastrous earthquake that has taken the lives of tens of thousands of people and destroyed whole cities in Syria and Turkey.

While countries like China, Russia, India, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, Lebanon, and UAE (great majority of them under U.S. sanctions themselves), have rushed to the help of Syrian people, the U.S. still refuses to lift its sanctions against Syria despite the urgent humanitarian crisis.

In March, June and October 2022, thousands of people converged in defence of peace, in important public acts, parades and gatherings that took place throughout the country.

In 2023, we will take to the streets again because it is urgent:

To stop confrontation and war, whether in Palestine, Western Sahara, Syria, Yemen or Ukraine, with the tragic consequences and serious dangers they entail.

In a context in which we see an increasing urgent need for the adoption of positive measures and peaceful solutions to conflicts that will never be resolved through war, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation views with concern the Joint European Union-NATO
Declaration on Cooperation, adopted last January 10 th . This declaration not only does not respond to this urgent need, but is an exercise in hypocrisy, with a new and more serious threat to peace and security in Europe.

The World Peace Council (WPC) expresses its sincere grief about the thousands of victims
who lost their lives in Turkey and Syria after the heavy earthquakes of 6th February in the eastern
part of Turkey with severe consequences also in several cities in Syria.

The WPC expresses its sincere and fraternal solidarity with the Syrian National Peace Council
and the National Union of Syrian Students (NUSS) for the suffering from this huge natural disaster
in the region.


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