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Today many millions of people are mourning the passing of the great composer Mikis Theodorakis, who had dedicated his lifetime to the just cause of his people in Greece and to several other struggles of the peoples in the world. His compositions, based on poems of famous Greek poets as well as other international renowned ones, brought hundreds of songs close to the peoples, and his melodies accompanied marches, rallies and protests in dozens of countries.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) evokes that it was 60 years ago, in August 1961, that the US began its cruel and miserable campaign of massive use of chemical weapons against Vietnam.

Of the various defoliants and herbicides with which the US sought to destroy the Vietnamese forest, Agent Orange has become known for its particularly harmful and long-lasting effects on human health – causing various forms of cancer and malformations to date – and on the environment.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reaffirms its solidarity with the Afghan people, who are facing the tragic consequences of decades of interference, destabilisation and war promoted by the United States of America, NATO and its allies.

The withdrawal of US troops and those of its allies, who have militarily occupied Afghanistan for two decades, and the seizure of power by the Taliban, constitute an unequivocal defeat for all those who bet on war and occupation to impose their interests.

An international webinar will be held on IMPERIALISM'S INTENSIFIED MILITARY AND ECONOMIC WAR AGAINST LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN on the 28th of August at 11:00 AM (EST). You can register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_C4cLVLM3Ta2zRwLeLuRLYQ

On the 76 years of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the
Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation recalls the nuclear horror
that killed hundreds of thousands of people, reaffirming the demand for
the end of nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction.

The American atomic bombings on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and
Nagasaki, which took place on August 6 and 9, 1945, were carried out at
a time when Japan was already militarily defeated.

A group of personalities has agreed to sign an Appeal to end the sanctions on Syria, adopted unilaterally and outside the United Nations, that are worsening the situation of the Syrian population, which is currently facing enormous difficulties, given that, for ten years, Syria and its people are being victims of a war that has caused death, suffering and destruction, in addition to the sanctions imposed by the United States of America and the European Union, added to the effects of the pandemic situation.

The Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) denounces the actions organized by the imperialists in recent days in order to cause political destabilization in Cuba. The United States, along with the mafia and other counter-revolutionary forces inside Cuba, are taking advantage of shortages due to the 60-year blockade on imported goods, basic necessities, and constant power cuts by organizing protests and calling for the overthrow of the government.

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