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A meeting of the World Peace Council (WPC) European member organizations was successfully held on November 12th and 13th, in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal, hosted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC).

The meeting, which took place in a friendly way and in a fraternal atmosphere, debated on the international situation and the measures to be taken to strengthen solidarity with the peoples and the struggle for peace.

A meeting of the World Peace Council (WPC) delegation with the President of the Vietnamese Association of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Nguyen Phuong Nga took place on 1st November 2021 in a cordial and friendly atmosphere of friendship. The President of VUFO is visiting Greece as part of the Vietnamese delegation headed by the Vice-President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

The past months of August and September signal moments that remind us of the nuclear horror and call on us all for a more determined action in defence of peace and disarmament –on August 6 and 9 we evoke the US nuclear bombings on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, in 1945, and their dramatic consequences, which persist to this day; on August 29 we celebrate the International Day against Nuclear Tests; on 21 September the International Day of Peace; and on 26 September the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons.

October 18, 2021

Once again, U.S. imperialism revealed its outlaw nature by resorting to kidnapping and extraordinary rendition (reminiscent of its similar illegal actions in Afghanistan and Iraq) of Venezuelan diplomat, Alex Saab, for trying to buy humanitarian supplies for Venezuela — a fully legal act according to international law, but one that defied illegal U.S. sanctions on that country.

Today, September 21, is observed the International Day of Peace.

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2001 and celebrated for the first time the following year, it is hoped that its annual commemoration will contribute to stressing the importance of defending and promoting peace – a right of all peoples – to respect the right to self-determination of peoples and the sovereignty of States – fundamental principles in international relations, enshrined in the United Nations Charter.

The United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia have come together to sign an agreement called AUKUS. According to the creators of this agreement, it is a pact to counter China's influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Through the unveiling last week of the new Australia-UK-U.S. trilateral military alliance, Australia will enter into an undefined arrangement with the USA and the United Kingdom for "regional security" in the Indo-Pacific Region. The pact binds Australia decisively to the United States and Great Britain for generations.

Less than a month after the 11 September 2001 attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, US leaders began an all-out aerial assault against Afghanistan, the country supposedly protecting Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda. 9/11 was the perfect justification for US plans for the region.

Australia has entered into an undefined arrangement with the USA and the United Kingdom
for “regional security” in the Indo-Pacific Region. The arrangement, AUKUS Trilateral
packed, involves Australia purchasing nuclear powered submarines, the “basing” of
American troops and the storing of “ordnance” in Australia. This has provoked fury from the
French, sharp criticism from China, concern from at least two nations in the Indo-Pacific and
confusion in Australia.
Putting aside Australia’s inept management of this agreement, with the immediate

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