On the International Migrants Day, which is celebrated annually on December 18, adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in the year 2000, the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) reminds all those who, pushed by situations of profound injustice and social inequality, of poverty and underdevelopment, due to the lack of prospects for a better life, but also due to the brutal consequences of war situations, as well as the imposition of violent economic blockades on their countries, find themselves forced to abandon their families and their countries.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 75th. anniversary of the adoption, by the United Nations General Assembly, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which is celebrated on December 10.

Also 75 years ago, in what became known as the Nakba, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were expelled from their homes, villages and lands, by Israeli militias and army. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians have become refugees, prevented from returning to their lands.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) participated in the 47th European Conference of Solidarity and Support for the Sahrawi People (EUCOCO), which had as its motto "Independence is the only solution", which took place on December 1 and 2, in Toledo.

This Conference was attended by around 260 participants from various countries, who were divided into 4 working groups: "Natural Resources", "Politics and information", "Consolidation of the State"; and "Human Rights".

It is with great satisfaction that we write on behalf of the Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the Peoples and
Struggle for Peace (CEBRAPAZ) to inform you about the holding of the 6th National Assembly of our
organization on December 10th.
The 6th assembly was marked by rich and profound debates on the international and national situation,
culminating in the approval of a political resolution of great importance, entitled "Unite the Brazilian People
in the Struggle for Peace". The document reflects Cebrapaz's commitment to promoting solidarity and

It is with great sadness that we report that our beloved comrade Alfred Marder, a steadfast internationalist, and anti-imperialist, died last night. Al was exactly one month shy of reaching 102 years old.
We can hardly begin to capture Al’s profound contributions to peace, justice, and civil rights by summarizing his creative and leadership accomplishments. Indeed, it is hard to capture the influence Al has had and will continue to have going forward on so many of us in the U.S. and around the world.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation was present at the International Court against the Blockade of Cuba that took place at the European Parliament, in Brussels, on November 16 and 17.
This Court learnt of the hardships that the Cuban people face in various areas and the barriers that exist against Cuba’s cooperation with other countries, as a result of the criminal blockade imposed by the United States of America more than 60 years ago.

The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) marks World Science Day for
Peace and Development, which the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organisation, UNESCO, celebrates on November 10.
In this complex and difficult time at the international level, the CPPC considers that not only is
it important to keep citizens well informed about scientific discoveries and advances, but it is
also important to demand that they be placed at the service of peace, development, social


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