The Peace Association of Turkey, member of the Executive Committee of the World Peace Council, was shut down by the government of Turkey. Several WPC member organisations among them CPPC (Portugal), EEDYE (Greece), PANA (Ireland), US Peace Council, INTAL (Belgium), Cyprus Peace Council, CEBRAPAZ (Brazil), PCPS (Palestine), Soldiers Against War (Czech Republic) and Swiss Peace Movement, issued statements of solidarity with the Peace Association.
The US Peace Council issued an open letter and a report about the election of Donald Trump as the president of the United States of America. Below you can find the letter, and attached you can find the report.
To Those Who Struggle for Peace and Justice
Mensaje del Consejo Mundial por la Paz
por el deceso del Comandante en Jefe Fidel Castro
El Consejo Mundial de la Paz, se encuentra con pena y dolor por la pérdida de nuestro amado camarada Fidel Castro, el Comandante en Jefe de la Revolución Cubana, figura emblemática y líder del pueblo cubano.
Es difícil encontrar las palabras adecuadas para describir la vida y el carácter de un líder, quien dedicó su vida a las ideas revolucionarias, para la aplicación de los más nobles ideales de la humanidad en la construcción del socialismo en la isla de Cuba.
With deep sorrow and sadness, we received the news on the passing, this Friday, 25th of November, 2016, of the Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution and hero of the peoples struggling for sovereignty, justice and peace, comrade Fidel Castro Ruz.
Con profundo dolor y pesar, recibimos la noticia del fallecimiento, este Viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2016, del Comandante en Jefe de la Revolución Cubana y héroe de los pueblos en lucha por soberanía, justicia y paz, el compañero Fidel Castro Ruz.
The World Peace Council and the entire anti-imperialist peace movement worldwide, is in grief and pain with the loss of our beloved comrade Fidel Castro, Commander in Chief of the Cuban Revolution, emblematic figure and leader of the Cuban people.
It is hard to find the adequate words to describe the life and character of such a leader, who dedicated his life to the revolutionary ideas, to the implementation of the noblest ideals of humanity in the construction of socialism on the island of Cuba.
“Strengthen the peoples' solidarity in the struggle for peace, against imperialism”
World Peace Assembly 2016 – Final Declaration
The 2016 Assembly of the World Peace Council held from November 18-19 in São Luís and hosted by the Brazilian Center for Solidarity of the Peoples and Struggle for Peace (CEBRAPAZ) concluded with the adoption of the following documents.
The World Peace Council (WPC) expresses its condemnation to the decision of the Turkish authorities to suspend some hundreds of Social Organisations and Movements for three months under the pretext of investigating them for alleged relations with "terrorist actions". Amongst them is the Peace Association (Baris Dernegi), which is the historical member of the WPC and of its Exceutive Committee.
The activities of the Peace Association of Turkey were suspended for 3 months. The decision taken by the Turkish Ministry of Interior for suspending the activities of many organisations is another example of lawlessness of the government. The ministry does not have such a right. This decision is not even based on a State of Emergency decree. This shows that the arbitrary steps taken by the government are not even tried to be disguised by law. The Peace Association of Turkey will escalate its struggle through political and legal ways against this attack.
End to the encroachment and aggression
For the respect of Syria's sovereignty and independence
For more than five years Syria and its people have faced a cruel aggression, resulting from foreign encroachment and the terror action of mercenary groups, financed, trained and armed by the US, France, the UK, Israel, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar among other countries. A war of aggression that caused hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded, millions of displaced and refugees, the destruction of a country, with all that means for the life of workers and the people in general.