It is with deep sorrow and sadness that the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) announces the death, at the age of 86, of Silas Cerqueira, a historical and relentless fighter of the Portuguese peace movement and leader and CPPC activist since its founding, on August 22.

On this sad occasion and certain that we are expressing the feelings of the activists of the peace movement in Portugal, the CPPC conveys to the family of Silas Cerqueira our heartfelt condolences and sympathies.

Recently the US Peace Council delegation visited Syria. They spent six intense days in Syria at the end of July 2016. During this time they met with President Bashar Al Assad, the Grand Mufti Hassoun, many opposition leaders and dissidents, parliamentary speakers and members, Syrian NGOs, education ministers, university directors, health sector officials, lawyers, Chamber of Commerce and many more.

Below you will find two links about the visit of the USPC delegation to Syria

The Greek Committtee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) organized massive commemorative event on 9th August on the Athens “Acropolis” where the crimes of imperialism were denounced and the need for the struggle today against imperialist wars and aggressions was underlined.
Hundreds of peace loving people gathered and commemorated the US bombing of the martyr cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 71 years ago.

The Viennese Peace Movement and the Hiroshima Group Vienna with affiliated peace movement calling for the memorial day of the first atom bombs ever used against human lives.

This year marks the 71st anniversary of the only time nuclear warheads were dropped as an act of aggression at the end of the 2^nd world war, the bombings of the Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki executed by the US Air Force on August 6th and August 9th 1945. The consequence of this inferno were the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people and victims suffering from resulting illnesses up today.

World Peace Council held successfully it's ANTI-NATO CONFERENCE IN WARSAW on 8th of July. 85 delegates from 22 countries took part with 32 speakers representing 30 international and national entities from the anti-imperialist peace labour and popular movement.

WPC also participatded with its block in the anti NATO demonstration on the 9th of July.

A video can be seen here:

Around 150 people protested outside of an Army recruiting center in Times Square in New York City as NATO met on July 9th in Warsaw, Poland.

Speakers included some of the people on the No to NATO list including Al Marder of the US Peace Council, Bruce Gagnon of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and myself, Joe Lombardo of the United National Antiwar Coalition. Other organizations that supported the action included Code Pink, Veterans for Peace, New Jersey and New York Peace Action, Black Agenda Report, BAYAN and several others.



An Urgent Appeal for a Joint Action
By the Peace and Antiwar Movement in the NY Metro Area

The drive by a nuclear-armed NATO to the borders of Russia — a nuclear-armed state — poses at the very least the risk of accidental nuclear war, and at worst the possibility of military confrontation between two nuclear powers.


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