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The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation strongly condemns the violence exercised in recent days by the Israeli army, police and settlers against Palestinians in East Jerusalem and other territories of occupied Palestine, with the eviction of populations from their homes in Sheik Jarrah and, right in the middle of Ramadan, the obstruction of access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, considered the third most important site of the Islamic religion located in the heart of the Holy City of Jerusalem.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation expresses its fraternal solidarity with the courageous struggle of the Colombian people for peace, democracy and social justice, expressed in the great strikes and demonstrations that have been taking place all over the country for several days.

The protests, initiated against the imposition of a new tax law - which led to the call for a national strike on April 28 - quickly evolved to challenge the entire regime in force in Colombia, which is extremely unfair, violent, repressive and fascistic.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the Polisario Front, legitimate representative of the Sahrawi people, on the occasion of the 48th. anniversary of its creation, on May 10, 1973, recognising its key role in the struggle against colonialism and for the recognition of the inalienable right of the people of Western Sahara to self-determination and to a free and sovereign homeland in that territory, according to the proclamation of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR).

May 9 marks the 76th. anniversary of Victory Day.

After the taking of Berlin by the Red Army on May 2, and with Nazi Germany signalling its unconditional surrender on the 8th., millions of people finally celebrated on May 9, 1945 the end of the deadliest and most destructive war that Humanity has ever known.

More than 50 million people lost their lives in World War II. Among the crimes of Nazi-fascism, the horror of Nazi concentration and extermination camps ranks among the most heinous.

A lo largo de décadas la causa palestina ha concitado la solidaridad de innumerables organizaciones, de variada índole, y los más diversos actores sociales del orbe.
En las últimas semanas, una vez más, se alzan voces desde todos los rincones condenando las más recientes masacres de las que ha sido víctima ese noble pueblo. El asesinato de niños, mujeres, ancianos, jóvenes y población en general, vuelve a ser la tónica que distingue el accionar del gobierno de Israel, empeñado en acabar, por todas las vías, con esa nación árabe.

It is with deep sorrow and pain to announce the passing away of our beloved comrade Pashupati Chaulagain who lost his life on 11th May 2021 in the age of 61 due to the Covid-19. Our comrade Pashupati was one of the founders of the Nepal Peace and Solidarity Council (NPSC) and had dedicated his entire life to the struggle for a just world, free from imperialist aggressions and exploitation.

The World Peace Council expresses its vehement condemnation of the brutal oppression of Palestinians in the occupied Jerusalem by Israeli security forces and armed settlers. We denounce in particular the attack on Palestinian civilians around the Al Aqsa Mosque and the violent efforts for evictions of Palestinian families in the neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah of Jerusalem.

Within the framework of the public initiatives promoted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) on the 14th and 15th of April under the motto «For Peace! No to war, to sanctions and embargoes!», a campaign was carried out with the following demands:

- End to the USA’s embargo against Venezuela

- End the aggression to Syria

- For a free and independent Palestine

- End to the USA’s embargo against Cuba

- End to the occupation of Western Sahara

- No to the militarization of the EU

- Yes to Peace, No to NATO

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