The regional meeting of the WPC in Europe took place successfully in London, on 26 and 27 May, 2018. The meeting was hosted by the British Peace Assembly (BPA) more than 30 years after the last such occasion. The Meeting took place a significant venue, the Marx Memorial Library, 200 years from the birth of Karl Marx, whose works continue to inspire millions of peoples in the world.
The Committee Against War Milan (Comitato Contro la Guerra Milano) participated at the demonstration, held Saturday 19 May in Milan, in support of the struggle of the Palestinian people, against the transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem, which occurred just before the day of the Catastrophe (Nakba, in Arabic); 70 years of oppression and suffering for the people expelled from their land.
With the Committee Against War Milan there were also the flags of countries historically Palestine’s friends and themselves attacked by US imperialism and by Zionism too.
Czech Peace Movement together with other peace and anti-fascist organizations organised a meeting to commemorate the 4th anniversary of fascist massacre at the Trade Union House in Odessa in 2014 and dozens of its victims, who were murdered by Ukrainian fascists. Meeting took place on May 2 2018 on the Venceslav's square in the centre of Prague and was attended by Czech, Ukrainian and Russian people opposing war and fascism.
On the National Day of anti-imperialist Action allover Greece. In Athens Peace March of 42,3 km distance carried out with the participation of thousands of demonstrators from ancient Marathon to the Greek Ministry of Defense.
Similar Peace marches were held on the same day in the cities of Thessaloniki, Larissa, Alexandroupolis, Chania (Crete), Patras, Ioannina, Samos island with many throusands participants upon the call of EEDYE.
Main slogans of the action day:
On April 18th 2018 the Czech Peace Movement together with other peace forces protested against imperialist attack of USA, Britain and France on Syrian Arab Republic. The demonstration took place on the Wenceslas Square in Prague.
The Committee Against War Milan organized in the centre of Milan a rally-protest in defence of Syria.
Parties and associations have participated to the rally, together with many Syrian and Lebanese people, all of them have invited Italians to support and defend their own country.
Once again this March, the Belgrade Forum for a World of Equals, the Club of Generals and Admirals of Serbia and other independent non-party associations in Serbia pay tribute to the victims of NATO 1999 aggression on Serbia (FRY). This aggression took lives of more than thousand defenders, military and the police and their officers, and also of thousands of civilians, including 87 children. Regrettably, the final list of the civilian casualties has not been determined as yet, although the number is estimated to stand at over 3,000. About 10.000 people were wounded.
In preparation for an international solidarity mission in June to Syria
The President of the National Leadership of the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), Ilda Figueiredo, represented CPPC in a conference held in Brussels on the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, promoted by the Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL).
The end of nuclear weapons and massive destruction, and general, simultaneous and controlled disarmament were reaffirmed as fundamental conditions towards ensuring peace and safety in the world.
Intervention by Ilda Figueiredo
Programme to relaunch the Guyana Peace Council and Programme to mark the birth centenary of Dr Cheddi Jagan, founder of the GPC, are attached.