The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) has paid special importance to the promotion of the culture of peace, seeking that the artistic creativity and generosity of its creators – artists from the most diverse areas – contribute to the common goal of defence and promotion of peace, mobilising very diverse sectors for the enjoyment and participation in cultural initiatives and in defence of peace.
Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution and people was heard loudly on the
15th., near the Cuban embassy in Lisbon. At the concentration, promoted
by the CPPC in partnership with the CGTP-IN and AAPC-the Portugal-Cuba
Friendship Association (joined by other organisations), denounced the
blockade and the instrumentalization of the problems created by it to
destabilise Cuba and pave the way for new and more serious attacks
against its sovereignty and the living conditions of its people.
A group of personalities has agreed to sign an Appeal to end the sanctions on Syria, adopted unilaterally and outside the United Nations, that are worsening the situation of the Syrian population, which is currently facing enormous difficulties, given that, for ten years, Syria and its people are being victims of a war that has caused death, suffering and destruction, in addition to the sanctions imposed by the United States of America and the European Union, added to the effects of the pandemic situation.
The Greek Committee for International Detente and Peace (EEDYE) denounces the actions organized by the imperialists in recent days in order to cause political destabilization in Cuba. The United States, along with the mafia and other counter-revolutionary forces inside Cuba, are taking advantage of shortages due to the 60-year blockade on imported goods, basic necessities, and constant power cuts by organizing protests and calling for the overthrow of the government.
June 23 was one more day of affirmation of solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban people on the occasion of the vote on yet another resolution demanding the end of the criminal Blockade imposed on Cuba by the USA. Presented by Cuba since 1992 to the United Nations General Assembly, it has since been approved by a large majority, demonstrating the isolation of the Blockade and that Cuba, free and sovereign, is resisting.
The recent protests in Cuba over deteriorating conditions have a material basis that cannot be dismissed. No matter how heroic a people may be, socialism must provide for their material needs. The U.S. blockade of Cuba is designed precisely to thwart that and to discredit socialism in Cuba and anywhere else where oppressed people try to better their lot.
Cuban President Díaz-Canel warned in 2019:
El Consejo Mundial de la Paz (CMP) expresa su seria preocupación por el reciente plan imperialista bien orquestado y pagado para crear caos y desorden en Cuba, utilizando como pretexto la severa escasez de bienes importados y otros productos de primera necesidad, así como cortes de electricidad, hechos que tienen en gran medida sus causas profundas en los casi sesenta (60) años de criminal bloqueo impuesto por Estados Unidos a Cuba.
The World Peace Council (WPC) expresses its serious concern about the recent well-orchestrated and paid imperialist plan to create chaos and disorder in Cuba, using as a pretext the severe shortages of imported goods and other basic necessities, as well as electricity cuts - realities that to the great extent are rooted in the almost 60-year criminal blockade imposed by the USA on Cuba.
he Meeting for Peace, held on June 5 at the Luísa Todi Forum, in Setúbal, Portugal, under the motto «for Peace, we are all never too many», was an important moment for affirmin the values of peace, disarmament, solidarity and cooperation.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) organized two actions under the moto «Yes to Peace! No to NATO!» on June 14, the same day the NATO Summit 2021 was held in Brussels. The actions took place in the streets of Lisbon and Porto, with more than two dozen organizations subscribing the appeal launched by the CPPC calling for action and denouncing once again the catastrophic action of NATO on the peoples lives and its antagonism to peace.
The appeal was the following: