The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) salutes the 25th. anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution, which began with the inauguration of President Hugo Chávez in 1999, opening a path of hope and of economic, social, cultural and political transformation at the service of the Venezuelan people, which was enshrined in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) repudiates the recent and continuous bombings by the US and the United Kingdom against Yemen, which not only worsen the conditions of the already martyred Yemeni people, but also represent a new and dangerous step in the escalation of war in the Middle East.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC) signed the letter that calls on States around the world to support South Africa's lawsuit that accuses Israel of violating the Genocide Convention, at the International Court of Justice.
The letter calls on States to present statements of support for the lawsuit initiated by South Africa – which can be done at any time – with the aim of denouncing, holding accountable and preventing Israel from continuing to commit crimes against the Palestinian people, including that of genocide as defined by the Genocide Convention.
Since Israel's aggression against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip and until January 26, 44 actions for peace in the Middle East and in solidarity with the Palestinian people took place in Portugal, promoted by the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC), by the General Confederation of Portuguese Workers – Intersindical Nacional (CGTP-IN), by the Movement for the Rights of the Palestinian People and for Peace in the Middle East (MPPM) and by the Noise Project – Youth Association, and joined by many other organisations.
We also call upon the Global North states to reinstate their
aid to the UN Palestine Agency (UNRWA)
On January 26, 2024, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) released an order that found “plausible” evidence of genocide in Israel’s bombardment of the Palestinians of Gaza (paragraph 54). The ICJ, also known as the World Court, called upon Israel to “take all measures within its power to prevent the commission of all acts” that are genocidal (paragraph 78).
Communiqué : Cour internationale de justice - Le risque sérieux de génocide est bien réel
Nelspruit, South Africa 15-17 January 2024
By Iraklis Tsavdaridis, Executive Secretary WPC
To the Committee for International Solidarity and Struggle for Peace (COSI)
It is with sadness and grief to receive the news about the demise of our beloved and respected
comrade and friend, Commander of the Navy, Victor Hugo Morales, honorary President of COSI.
The WPC recalls with pride the lifetime contribution and struggles with the revolutionary
Movement in Venezuela from various posts, including his participation in many WPC meetings and
activities, amongst them the 19th Assembly of the WPC, held in April 2004 in Caracas.
The Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation welcomes the adoption by the UN General Assembly of the resolution that reaffirms the right of the Palestinian people to self-determination, including the right to their independent State of Palestine.
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.